Just as a reminder, if you didn’t see and/or didn’t complete this campground electric vehicle survey, please do so by Monday! We have the opportunity to pass the results on to a very important person in the campground world, and there’s a strong chance they will result in actual change and a better charging network […]
For the approximately 88 million Americans living in apartment complexes, condominiums, and other multi-tenant buildings, the challenge of charging an electronic vehicle may be enough to dissuade them from choosing electric. The thought of having an unreliable power supply and, therefore, an unreliable mode of transportation is a risk most are unwilling or unable to […]
The installation of charging stations for electric vehicles is rapidly expanding amongst America’s key infrastructure and and transit hubs, with one of the West Coast’s leading airports now boasting a record breaking number of the devices. The Portland International Airport has put in place a total of 42 L1 PowerPost EV charging stations — the largest installation […]
Hello, Gas2 fans. We have an opportunity to genuinely improve the EV charging situation at campgrounds across the United States, and I hope you will help us do so. Below is a 10-question survey on campground EV charging matters, and I’d appreciate it if you could take just a few moments of your time to […]
Tesla has sent out an email to customers asking them to limit usage of the Tesla Supercharger network. It says some drivers are abusing their privileges.
To maintain the serenity of rural tourist attractions, Japan has employed the locally built Nissan LEAF as suitable companion to its more natural destinations. In an area Northwest of Tokyo, roughly an hour by bullet train, sprouts one of Japan’s three most popular “onsens” or hot springs. The Matsunoyama hot springs reach temperatures of 208 degrees Fahrenheit (98 […]
Tesla takes Manhattan. In an effort to increase compatibility between its brand and the Big Apple, Tesla has partnered with about two dozen parking garages to provide high-speed 240 volt charging stations for its Model S sedan. Urban drivers generally face a more difficult task when compared to suburbanites when it comes to reliably charging their electric vehicles. […]
England will conduct extensive testing of wireless recharging for roadways After the tests are complete in 18 months, tests on real roads will take place.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Let’s just get this out there right up front: Reuters is one of the most biased anti–electric vehicle media outlets out there. I noted this publicly back in 2013, and not much has changed since then, as far as I’ve seen. What’s up with the Reuters agenda? Sponsors? Editorial bias because […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Motors released its latest quarterly shareholder letter and hosted its quarterly financials call late last night (European time, since that’s where I live). As always, there were many interesting tidbits that could by themselves be individual articles. However, in the interest of not irritating the Tesla haters too much — […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. I was just writing about Tesla’s elusive automatic “solid metal snake charger” last week, when discussing Volkswagen’s recently unveiled automatic electric vehicle charger. Perhaps Tesla heard, as it just unveiled a video of its work-in-progress snake charger on its Facebook page and YouTube (a couple of hours ago). Here it is: […]
A new report has found that Australia is set to lose about $350 million over the next 20 years from not having many incentives stimulating a faster shift to electric cars. Currently, just about 1,000 electric cars are driving the road in Australia (or 0.01% of the market), and policymakers aren’t doing much to speed […]
As if Dutch leadership with EV incentives, EV charging, and EV sales wasn’t enough, the Netherlands just got another boost. The European Commission is set on giving the Netherlands nearly €33 million for EV charging infrastructure across the country. The funding comes from the EU’s “Green Deal” program. The program is to supplement local government and private support […]
Apparently, there’s a throw-down in the UK between Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, and West Yorkshire, the remaining 8 cities vying for £20 million for electric taxis. There will be more than one winner — though it’s not clear how many — and they will be announced in April 2016. The final 8 contestants now get […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. In my recent trip to the Netherlands, I got to speak with a handful of electric vehicle experts. Of course, I was quite curious about EV incentives, so I probed them about those. The Netherlands is one of the top countries in the world in terms of electric vehicle sales. Per […]
Nissan and the energy company Endesa, the largest Spanish utility company, struck an agreement at the Geneva International Auto Show that lays the groundwork for a vehicle to grid (V2G) energy supply that will basically enable EV owners to sell excess energy back to the electric company. Nissan, the global leader in EV sales with the Nissan Leaf leading the charge, is committed […]
Those wanting to lead the world to a cleaner future and drive on electricity in London are getting another boost. “Ultra low-emission vehicles” (basically, electric cars) are getting a further reduction in London’s congestion charge, and taxi drivers with cars >10 years of age can get a decommissioning grant to drop their polluters and go electric. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. A while back, Elon Musk hinted at the creation of a robotic EV charging station (actually, a “solid metal snake“). It seemed like a genuine plan, but you know, he’s got a bit on his plate…. Volkswagen, meanwhile, has a big crew with a bit of time on their hands, and […]
Green Charge Networks and ChargePoint have teamed up in a $0 down deal to install EV charging stations with energy storage to beat peak demand charges.
Ah, it’s the middle of the week, and shit’s getting weird. First of all, for the less EV-obsessed non-European readers here, yes, Volvo has a plug-in hybrid on the market called the Volvo V60 Plug-In. It’s actually a pretty sweet car by many standards, was very popular at launch, and has sold pretty well since it came […]