A German environmental minister selected a Tesla Model S as his official car, but returned it after a few months claiming it was too cramped to work in the back seat and too much trouble to keep charged when on official business.
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Porsche has a new regional office in Berlin that will is powered by an 80 foot tall solar pylon. Its first high power charger is installed at the site.
BMW has introduced the first of 100 Light & Charge EV charging locations it plans to build in Seattle to support the use of electric cars in its ReachNow car sharing fleet.
A recent survey in North America and Europe finds 85% of EV owners are happy with their decision to switch to electric power, but a majority believe improvements to EV charging infrastructure are urgently needed.
A robust charging infrastructure is the missing piece of the puzzle needed to provide EV drivers the confidence that they can receive a charge at anytime, and virtually anywhere.
EV battery prices are poised to fall below $100 per kWh for the individual cells in the next few years. If so, that will slash the cost of battery packs and lower EV prices, making them more appealing to mainstream customers.
ChargePoint presented its new Express Plus scalable fast charging system at CES 2017. Designed to meet charging needs of cars, buses and trucks for the next ten years, it will help push the electric vehicle revolution forward.
A survey of 2,500 Americans finds 60% are unaware that electric cars with plugs actually exist. That’s largely because manufacturers refuse to spend any money advertising their electric car models.
Volkswagen has created a new website entitled Electrify America where people and institutions can make suggestions about how the first $400,000 it is required to invest in electric car infrastructure as part of the diesel cheating settlement reached with state and federal officials. The comment section closes January 16.
IKEA is installing fast charger facilities for electric cars at all its locations in Norway starting with Slependen and Ringsaker. Other IKEA locations will get fast chargers next year.
Volvo is putting its weight behind the CSS charging system. It is calling for a global standard for charging infrastructure to promote greater acceptance of electric vehicles.
The Audi Electric SUV will be sporty, sexy and packed with utility, says Audi’s CEO. It will also have 300 miles of range, more than the Tesla Model X.
BMW will focus on expanding the electric car recharging infrastructure in 2015 in an effort to challenge the Tesla Supercharger network.
A month ago, I took delivery of a 2013 Zero FX. My first impressions are here. It’s been a wonderful month, even as I’ve had to work hard to keep The Smug from blinding everyone around me. Well, putting in an 80-mile day on Sunday was a great way to temper The Smug. If you aren’t familiar with The Smug, please take a moment and familiarize yourself here in South Park. Granted, that episode aired way back in 2006 when lowly hybrid drivers could think they were cool. Not so anymore, now that pure EV’s are becoming almost as ubiquitous, and Tesla is profitable.
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.
NRG Energy has grown its network of charging stations to include Freedom Stations, a fast-charging option for EV motorists in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas in Texas. Freedom Stations give those EV owners who have subscribed to the eVgo network the freedom to charge wherever they find an NRG Energy’s eVgo EV Charging station.
-Above: the Nissan “Leaf” Electric Vehicle (learn more on the Nissan/eTEC partnership). With $99.8 million from the Federal Government, ECOtality is on a mission to make America plug-in ready. There’s been a tremendous flurry of activity in recent weeks with President Obama’s announcement of $2.4 billion in grants to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution by Richard Lowenthal, CEO of electric vehicle ChargePoint manufacturer Coulomb Technologies. See his last post here: Being Smart About Your Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. This is part of our ongoing series on EV Charging Infrastructure, which was initiated by Mayors Gavin Newsom and Sam Adams. Today at Santana Row, in the heart of Silicon Valley, The City of […]
If you missed the discussion last week, we had the Mayors of two major cities—San Francisco and Portland—weighing in on electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In the coming weeks, we’re looking forward to hearing from other cities about their plans for EV infrastructure, but we also wanted to make sure the private sector had a chance to chime […]