SAE Combo Connector Combines Level 2 And 3 Charging Into One Plug

The Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, has taken its sweet time settling on a new fast charging standard for American and European automakers. This week the SAE finally revealed their new fast EV charger, which combines both Level 2 and Level 3 charging in a single plug. This will eventually allow for charging times as quick as ten minutes.

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Using GE WattStations Could Damage Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the most popular EV on roads today, but what good is an electric car without somewhere to plug it in? Hence why many companies are trying to get in on the newfound field of public charging stations. Leading the “charge” (heheh) is General Electric, whose Wattstations are popping up everywhere. But Nissan recently told Leaf owners not to use the WattStations due to a charging issue that could leave Leaf EV’s seriously damaged.

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Tesla Announces Rapid-Charging Corridor Between L.A. and San Francisco

America’s only all-electric automaker, Tesla Motors, hopes to make its first profits sometime in 2013 on the back of the Model S sedan. But even though the top-end Model S has a 300 mile range, that still means the Model S is relatively limited in where it can travel. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk let it slip last week that his team was working to install “SuperChargers” along I-5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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