EU Drafts Bill to Eliminate CHAdeMO Electric Car Chargers by 2018

Despite having more 2500 charging stations on-line for active duty, it looks like CHAdeMO electric car chargers are on their way out. That is, if the rumors currently circulating about the EU’s parliamentary proceedings in re. electric cars are to be believed.

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Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Standard Electric Car Charger

Many of the perceived obstacles in the way of widespread EV adoption mirror the infrastructure obstacles of the 1900s-1930s, when cars ran on ethanol, electric power, kerosene, etc. There was no standard fuel, there were no standard gas pumps, and everything was new and different from the horse-drawn carriages people knew. Barely two generations later, we’re at it again.

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Juneau, Alaska Wants to be the EV Charging Capital of the United States

Juneau, Alaska wants to have more electric car chargers per person than any other US city – to get there, the 32,000-strong population of the Alaskan capital city may need to add 3 … or possibly 5 more chargers by the end of 2013. So, yeah – not too exciting. Or, is it?

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Bosch Unveils $450 Home EV Charging Unit

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.

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GM And Ford To Collaboratively Develop 9 And 10 Speed Transmissions

General Motors and Ford decided to collaboratively develop new 9 and 10-speed automatic transmissions. This might be able to reduce their research and development costs by hundreds of millions of dollars due to economies of scale.

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Self-Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Developed By Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has made a self-charging lithium ion battery. This could be a major breakthrough for the electric vehicle (EV) industry, if it can be economized and applied to the auto industry.

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