Nissan and Volkswagen are adding to the EV charging infrastructure along America’s busiest highways. Access to convenient chargers will help speed the electric car revolution.
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Tesla is talking with major gas station and convenience store operators about possibly adding chargers for electric cars at their locations. The smart ones will see the changes coming and act today to be ready for tomorrow.
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?
San Diego Gas & Electric will install 3500 new EV chargers at business locations and condo complexes in San Diego and Orange counties.
A new study by NRG’s EVgo division finds that EV drivers who use a public charger while away from home prefer a DC fast charger 12 to 1 over a Level 2 charger. According to Electric Car Reports, EVgo came to that conclusion after monitoring usage at its charging stations in the San Francisco area. […]
Growing up the son of a contractor, there were two constants in my life; a never-ending series of home improvement projects, and watching reruns of “This Old House”. While Bob Vila hasn’t produced a new episode of “This Old House” in over 25 years, the show is still going strong online, where it has adapted […]
Plugging in at home is one of the best qualities about owning an electric car, and the BMW Wallbox Pro will let i3 owners get an 80% charge in three hours.
So you’ve just dropped $135,000 on the brand new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Congratulations! But you’re not going to plug that into just any old charging port. Oh no, you need something classy, expensive, and of course, sustainable. What you need is this eco-friendly carport and recharging station, from BMW of course. Designed specifically to […]
Making the switch from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles is neither cheap nor easy, and one limiting factor has been the cost of home charging units. Even the cheapest units cost around $1,000 without installation costs factored in, but the new Powermax EV Charger from Bosch carries a price tag of just $450, and claims to recharged EVs twice as fast as older units.
While General Electric has a vested interest in see electric and plug-in hybrid cars storm the car market, GE has apparently had a change of heart. The electronics and aviation giant announced that it was no longer seeking to replace much of its fleet with 25,000 hybrid and electric vehicles. Instead, GE will pursue other alt-fuel options, including CNG and propane.
Wireless inductive charging has already made an impact in the world of smartphone users, allowing effortless recharging by just placing your phone on a specially-made pad. Wireless charging could be a huge boon for electric vehicles, and a Spanish utility company has made a lot of headway in wireless fast charging that could refill an EV to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes.
An Italian design firm already well-known (apparently) for its ¨futuristic octopus floor lamp¨ has outdone itself to create a solar-powered EV charging station that looks like a giant leaf. Available in various sizes, the upper surface of the ´leaf´ features an up to 2.8 kW solar array, LED streetlamp, and the options of a park […]
Less than 24 hours from now yours truly (joined by pinkyracer herself, Susanna Schick) will be trolling the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center to check out this year’s L.A. Auto Show. But that is tomorrow! Today, you want some news, right? Some of this morning’s highlights include KTM’s new electric motorcycle, a solar […]
For all their similarities to regular automobiles, electric vehicles have plenty of their own quirks that require creative solutions. For example, you can’t just buy a can of electroncs to refill your EV if you run out of energy. But a Swiss firm has developed a portable fast charging station that could save stranded EV drivers. Or not.