Continental is showing new wireless technology that guides a car autonomously into the correct position for maximum efficiency.
It was with a great degree of curiosity that we explored EV charging experiences and needs by type of EV and region for our latest EV report. What’s the story for Tesla drivers, non-Tesla fully electric car drivers, and plug-in hybrid drivers? What’s the story for Americans vs Europeans? We already covered the desire and demand for fast charging and superfast charging in a previous section, but we dive much more into other charging matters here. Jump down below the line for the results.
The new Continental All Charge EV charging system will allow any car to charge at any charging station at up to 350 kW of power. It will also power digital devices and power tools. Cool stuff.
Southern California Edison has begun issuing rebates of $450 to people who purchase a plug-in hybrid or electric car. The program applies to those who buy a used EV as well as new cars.
Why are electric cars hovering around 1% of sales in the US? Dealers with outmoded sales techniques are part of the problem, but many other factors are at work, including stupid car company execs who want to close their eyes to the future.
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.
India has announced a plan to sell only electric cars by 2030, a goal the IEA calls “ambitious.” With only a total of 5,000 electric cars on the road now, it is all or that.
An Irish couple has completed a 9,500 km journey from Ireland to Morocco and back in a Tesla Model S. Range anxiety? What’s that?
Plug In Adventures has modified a Nissan LEAF for the 10,000 long London to Mongolia rally this summer. The drivers will chart where charging locations can be found along the way to help other electric car adventurers.
Fastned is well on its way to becoming one of the largest electric car charging networks in Europe. Last week, it announced it was working with German authorities to construct a fast charging network in that country. Now, Fastned says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Transport For London to do the same […]
The first solar powered gas station in the United Arab Emirates has opened In Dubai. Its rooftop solar system generates all the electricity it needs and feeds the excess back into the utility grid.
Tesla says it will double the size of its Supercharger network this year, including 1,000 new locations in California as the company gears up for the launch of the Model 3 midsize sedan.
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.