Last week, the Australian government has revealed plans to build a new, 1800 kilometer-long electric highway on coastal roads running along the Great Barrier Reef. featuring free EV charging stations. The project is an effort to promote EVs in Australia as countries like Britain and France move to completely ban the sales of diesel and […]
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Tesla has increased the number of destination chargers in the US by 200% in the past year. These lower powered units service hotels, restaurants, etc.
A new amendment will allow government employees access to GSA charging stations, allowing them, finally, to commute to work in EVs at no cost to taxpayers!
Espresso + Charge is the latest EV charging system to compete with Tesla’s Supercharger, but this one offers scalability and universality. Is it enough?
Originally posted on CleanTechnica You would think everybody would be on board with making the world a better place. Yet there are those who have been convinced, whether by propaganda or profit margin, that the world should rely on fossil fuels for as long as possible. As if that’s not bad enough, there are always […]
The establishment of an infrastructure to support electric and plug in cars is proceeding rapidly in Japan. According to Bloomberg News, Nissan says there are now 40,000 public and private charging stations in Japan versus only 34,000 gas stations. The availability of charging stations is an important factor for buyers considering an electric or plug […]
Ace Parking, a nationwide provider of parking spots, has made an effort to offer a lot of places to plug-in for EV drivers by installing charging stations at many of its locations.
Unfortunately, all these new electric car charging stations make a tempting target for copper thieves.
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to expand access to alternative fuels and give American consumers more fuel options that save money and reduce harmful carbon emissions, the US Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app to help drivers find ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, LPG, and quick-charging EV stations to keep their alt-fuel […]
“There was a lot of profanity, and then I slammed the phone down,” says Brian Howe, whose company, JNS Power & Control Systems, had installed about 40% of Chicago’s charging stations and was owed more than $161,000 by 350Green. This was in 2011, and 350Green had just called to tell him they were selling out. […]
Need to find a charging station for your electric car? Check out this infographic and see where all of America’s 20,000+ charging stations are located!
After a suspension of payments from the Federal Government, electric vehicle charging system manufacturer Ecotality was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this Monday. The move is the company’s first step towards dissolution and the sale of its assets at auction. This news follows August’s revelation that the CHAdeMO-type charger, the type used […]
To encourage EV ownership, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) and the state energy office have announced today that regulatory approval has been achieved for differential rates on EV charging stations. In other words, EV owners can charge at EV charging stations without worrying about what rate they’re paying for the electric, or about peak demand charge hours. The rates are an attempt to encourage EV ownership in Hawaii, a place where range anxiety is limited by geographic barriers (that’s the techy term for “an ocean on all sides”).
Volta Industries provides free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations thanks to support from local business. It’s a new business model that could reshape the way the EV charging industry works.
Whether or not government should get involved in the installation of electric vehicle charging points is a matter for politicians to discuss. For now, it seems many municipalities are happy to help out electric vehicle owners. London is in discussions to bring wireless EV charging stations to the old English city, giving EV drivers something […]
MINDDRIVE, a non-profit after school program for at-risk Kansas City high school kids, has produced quite the educational feat through its Automotive Design Studio. Seven participating teenagers (and their 11 expert engineer/machinist/journo mentors from the auto industry) have put theory into practice, modding a Lola IndyCar chassis into a light-weight, electric-powered vehicle that is scheduled to embark on a coast to coast road trip early next year.
EV charging stations are popping up on the sides of highways in parts of Europe. Finally America is getting on board; and once again the West Coast is setting the standard for the future. I-5 in Washington State will become part of the West Coast Green Highway system on the west coast. In time California […]
Energy Secretary Chu announced this week that funds from Obama’s Recovery Act helped to install over 1,800 charging stations across the country. Who says America lacks a charging infrastructure? As part of the $860 billion stimulus package passed by Congress in early 2009, the Transportation Electrification Initiative allocated $400 million towards the study and implementation […]
President Obama has thrown a lot of support behind electric cars as cities and automakers alike line up to provide the vehicles and infrastructure. Chicago is going to add 280 charging stations…for what electric cars?
A common argument against electric cars is the lack infrastructure to support them. All those gas stations didn’t pop up overnight though. Houston, Texas is taking the first steps to installing its own network of public and private charging stations.