ChargePoint has made news in North America and Europe this week as it makes aggressive moves to expand its electric vehicle charging network.
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A Chevy Bolt makes a fine car for driving around town but can make a road trip an aggravating experience. That’s not the fault of the Bolt. It is the fault of a weak charging infrastructure in America.
ChargePoint announced today that it has secured $82 million in funding in support of a full-frontal attack on European markets (a move we’ve known about for months but agonizingly had to hold our tongue on). This first round of funding was led by Daimler and BMW iVentures and will be supported by future rounds to support the European expansion.
ChargePoint is adding a new feature. Called Waitlist, it helps manage the usage of charging equipment by letting drivers schedule their charging sessions and notifying them when charging is complete.
An Energica Eva electric motorcycle drove from LA to San Francisco in 12 hours recently, thanks to DC fast chargers along the way.
Apple has been nosing around, asking lots of questions about EV chargers. Is it planning to build them or is it preparing to build a system to compete with Tesla’s Supercharger network?
Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging. The other side of the range coin is charging. With inductive, wireless charging […]
Via EV Obsession: The electric vehicle (EV) charging network firm ChargePoint has released its first home charging station product — the ChargePoint Home — on Amazon. The new home EV charging station is available for order on Amazon with a retail price between $499 and $749, depending on the specific specs chosen. “Customers choose our stations for their […]
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.
Originally posted on EVObsession In 2014 sales of the Nissan LEAF electric car exceeded 30,000 units in the U.S. for the first time, crossing an important milestone for mass adoption of EVs. But Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn wants to sell a lot more LEAFs than that, and he revealed to Automotive News that he thinks […]
Originally posted on EV Obsession When it comes to BBQ and steak, Kansas City, Missouri is a destination for many Americans. But when it comes to electric cars, Kansas City hardly seems like a blip on the radar, though that’ll soon change thanks to Kansas City Power and Light, which in a partnership with Nissan […]
In a move designed to support their plug-in vehicles, BMW and Volkswagen have joined with ChargePoint to build a network of fast-chargers along both coasts.
Chargepoint Home is a new home EV charger with a small and sleek design that brings America’s largest EV charging network into your garage. Neat!
What American university has the most EV charging stations? The answer might surprise you…but it probably won’t.
Coloumb Technologies, which bills itself as a leading EV infrastructure solutions and networking company, announced the expansion of its ChargePoint America network into the Boston Metro area earlier this week, a move which will bring 150 of the company’s new, 240 volt charging EV charging stations into the area for the first time. Coloumb’s expansion […]
In many past discussions about EVs, one of the biggest concerns I hear is “What if I live in an apartment or some other rental unit and I want an EV? How do I charge it?” The only response I’ve been able to come up with so far is that, clearly, this first (actually, second, […]
[social_buttons] Last summer Chicago upped the ante on next generation EV charging stations with the nation’s first solar powered one, and now they’ve done it again, but this time with wind. For a town known as the windy city, it only seems to make sense, but how they decided to go after solar before wind […]
[social_buttons] Right now, refilling your electric vehicle is quite a timely process. Even the best EV charging systems can take several hours to fully charge a depleted battery, and while this might be fine and dandy for commuter cars, it makes living with an electric car as a daily driver a bit more difficult. But […]
[social_buttons] MIT students are developing an electric car that could easily compete with petro-based vehicles. Using a 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid and 7,905 lithium iron-phosphate batteries, the car fully charges in about 10 minutes. Whereas most EVs require overnight charging to reach full capacity, this is clearly a game changer.
Coulomb Technologies was founded in 2007 with the mission to ensure that anyone who is considering the choice to buy an electric vehicle will have adequate access to fuel for the cars. In the US there are 247 million cars but only 53 million home garages, meaning that a lot of electric vehicles will need […]