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Nissan Renews Hope for Dramatic Increase of EV Rapid Chargers | PluginCars.com

Nissan wants to see 600 electric car rapid chargers throughout the United States by the end of March 2014. The rapid chargers can add about 50 to 60 miles of range in less than 30 minutes. The company also wants to support a two-fold increase in Level 2 240-volt public charging stations—to 22,000 locations nationwide. The program, as reported by Automotive News, is Nissan’s attempt to convince More

Nissan wants to see 600 electric car rapid chargers throughout the United States by the end of March 2014. The rapid chargers can add about 50 to 60 miles of range in less than 30 minutes. The company also wants to support a two-fold increase in Level 2 240-volt public charging stations—to 22,000 locations nationwide. The program, as reported by Automotive News, is Nissan’s attempt to convince More

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Pub opens electric charge point – News – Weston Mercury

A PUB in Somerset is leading an eco-friendly charge by unveiling a new electric car point.

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The George Inn in Church Street, Wedmore has activated its electric vehicle charging station which will allow those staying overnight to recharge their car for free or top-up while eating at its restaurant.

Gordon Stevens from The George Inn said: “We are very pleased More

A PUB in Somerset is leading an eco-friendly charge by unveiling a new electric car point.

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The George Inn in Church Street, Wedmore has activated its electric vehicle charging station which will allow those staying overnight to recharge their car for free or top-up while eating at its restaurant.

Gordon Stevens from The George Inn said: “We are very pleased More

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Free Electric-Car Charging Illegal On Municipal Property In NY State

You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn’t bethat complicated. It’s essentially an electric appliance.

But in the city of Watertown, New York, City Attorney Robert J. Slye recently determined that installing charging stations in a municipal parking lot would be nothing less than unconstitutional.

The New York State Constitution, More

You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn’t bethat complicated. It’s essentially an electric appliance.

But in the city of Watertown, New York, City Attorney Robert J. Slye recently determined that installing charging stations in a municipal parking lot would be nothing less than unconstitutional.

The New York State Constitution, More

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Will You Be Charged For Not Charging? – www.kmir6.com

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As more electric vehicles are hitting the road, more charging stations are popping up across the desert.

But are gas-fueled cars stealing those spots?
Frank from Palm Desert thinks so, he wrote us, “I think you should investigate why gas cars in our desert are parking in spots reserved for electric cars… Are there fines for this, like More

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As more electric vehicles are hitting the road, more charging stations are popping up across the desert.

But are gas-fueled cars stealing those spots?
Frank from Palm Desert thinks so, he wrote us, “I think you should investigate why gas cars in our desert are parking in spots reserved for electric cars… Are there fines for this, like More

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A Better Way to Build a Lithium Ion Battery?

A startup spun out of Northwestern University called SiNode Systems is building a lithium ion battery using a piece of graphene drilled with tiny holes. The unusual structure can boost the amount of energy that a battery’s anode can hold by tenfold and can also enable the battery to be charged much more swiftly than conventional lithium ion batteries.

While the Evanston (Ill.)-based start More

A startup spun out of Northwestern University called SiNode Systems is building a lithium ion battery using a piece of graphene drilled with tiny holes. The unusual structure can boost the amount of energy that a battery’s anode can hold by tenfold and can also enable the battery to be charged much more swiftly than conventional lithium ion batteries.

While the Evanston (Ill.)-based start More

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Greater Manchester launches electric vehicle scheme

A scheme to encourage drivers to use electric cars by giving wider access to public charging points has been launched in Greater Manchester.

The £2.7m Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme will see 200 bays placed in 10 local authority areas.

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A scheme to encourage drivers to use electric cars by giving wider access to public charging points has been launched in Greater Manchester.

The £2.7m Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme will see 200 bays placed in 10 local authority areas.

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Charging Electric Vehicles Cheaper and Faster

Apr. 30, 2013 — Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today’s electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000.

Saeid Haghbin, doctor of electric power engineering, undertook his doc More

Apr. 30, 2013 — Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today’s electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000.

Saeid Haghbin, doctor of electric power engineering, undertook his doc More

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Smart move: Cheapest electric car comes to Boston in May

Mark your digital calendars: The cheapest, tiniest and most roofless electric car on sale is coming to Boston on May 13.

Three years ago, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive came here as limited-production European prototype and was offered More

Mark your digital calendars: The cheapest, tiniest and most roofless electric car on sale is coming to Boston on May 13.

Three years ago, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive came here as limited-production European prototype and was offered More

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GM’s Akerson: Next Chevy Volt should be profitable

FORTUNE — Dan Akerson is an American dude. For one, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1970. As GM CEO, he wants more Americans to buy American cars, which is why GM (GM) has decided to engineer, & More

FORTUNE — Dan Akerson is an American dude. For one, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1970. As GM CEO, he wants more Americans to buy American cars, which is why GM (GM) has decided to engineer, & More

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Electric car startup Coda getting buried in lawsuits

Like Fisker Automotive, electric car company Coda Automotive is getting hit with lawsuits. It’s got over a half dozen filed within the last couple of months.
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Back in January we noted how following a trying year, electric car startup Coda Automotive was quietly dealing with a number of lawsuits over unpaid bills. These lawsuits followed layoffs and slow sales of the compan More

Like Fisker Automotive, electric car company Coda Automotive is getting hit with lawsuits. It’s got over a half dozen filed within the last couple of months.
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Back in January we noted how following a trying year, electric car startup Coda Automotive was quietly dealing with a number of lawsuits over unpaid bills. These lawsuits followed layoffs and slow sales of the compan More

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BMW Encourages Hackers to Develop Sustainable Electric Car Future

Here’s one clear sign that the auto industry has gone digital: BMW this past weekend dangled free food—in a groovy collaborative space with bean bag chairs and techno music—to lure aspiring Bay Area technologists to concoct electric car apps. (Although I didn’t see any foosball tables.)

The BMW Sustainability Hackathon, held at BMW’s Group Technology Office in Mountain Vie More

Here’s one clear sign that the auto industry has gone digital: BMW this past weekend dangled free food—in a groovy collaborative space with bean bag chairs and techno music—to lure aspiring Bay Area technologists to concoct electric car apps. (Although I didn’t see any foosball tables.)

The BMW Sustainability Hackathon, held at BMW’s Group Technology Office in Mountain Vie More

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The Tesla Model S Taxi Starts Service On Both Coasts

tesla-taxiThe Tesla Model S is popping up in taxi and chauffeur fleets from coast to coast, partly to gauge customer reaction, and partly to see if the electric sedan has the chops to handle being a livery vehicle.

In Los Angeles, Strack Transportation will be the first to see how customers react to being picked up in the Tesla Model S; and if it is a viable business option considering the More

tesla-taxiThe Tesla Model S is popping up in taxi and chauffeur fleets from coast to coast, partly to gauge customer reaction, and partly to see if the electric sedan has the chops to handle being a livery vehicle.

In Los Angeles, Strack Transportation will be the first to see how customers react to being picked up in the Tesla Model S; and if it is a viable business option considering the More

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2013 Nissan Leaf Test Drive

? Base Price: $29,650 (eligible for $7500 Federal Tax Credit and applicable state rebates)

Competitors: Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Powertrain: AC electric motor, 107 hp, 187 lb-ft; 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, direct drive, FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 130/102 mpge (mfr. est.)

What’s New: The mid-cyc More

? Base Price: $29,650 (eligible for $7500 Federal Tax Credit and applicable state rebates)

Competitors: Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Powertrain: AC electric motor, 107 hp, 187 lb-ft; 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, direct drive, FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 130/102 mpge (mfr. est.)

What’s New: The mid-cyc More

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to speak at Teslive users conference

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be the featured keynote speaker at Teslive, a first-ever users conference being planned for Tesla owners and enthusiasts. Other speakers are expected to include Tesla executives and key industry experts.

The July conference is being organized by grass roots volunteers with the independent Tesla Motors Club, which has roughly 6,000 active users. TMC’s po More

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be the featured keynote speaker at Teslive, a first-ever users conference being planned for Tesla owners and enthusiasts. Other speakers are expected to include Tesla executives and key industry experts.

The July conference is being organized by grass roots volunteers with the independent Tesla Motors Club, which has roughly 6,000 active users. TMC’s po More

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ChargePoint and SYLVANIA Lighting Services Announce Reseller Agreement for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in United States

OSRAM SYLVANIA Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge

CAMPBELL, Calif. & DANVERS, Mass. —

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the services division of North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced a reseller agreement. Under terms of the agreement SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SL More

OSRAM SYLVANIA Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge

CAMPBELL, Calif. & DANVERS, Mass. —

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the services division of North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced a reseller agreement. Under terms of the agreement SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SL More

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Nissan hopes to charge up Leaf sales

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PhotoThe Nissan Leaf is a nice-looking little car, if you like that kind of thing. And as a plug-in ele More

A former reporter and bureau chief for broadcast outlets and magazines, Truman Lewis has covered presidential campaigns, state politics and stories ranging from organized crime to environmental protection. Read Full Bio→
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Texas Among States Considering Taxing All-Electric Vehicle Owners

Hybrid vehicle owners may save money on gas, but they could face new taxes elsewhere.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed a new law that lowers gas taxes, but slaps a $64 per year fee on hybrid and electric car owners, to help make up for what those drivers aren’t paying at the pump.

Legislation that would levy a fee or tax on greener vehicles is now pending in Texas, M More

Hybrid vehicle owners may save money on gas, but they could face new taxes elsewhere.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed a new law that lowers gas taxes, but slaps a $64 per year fee on hybrid and electric car owners, to help make up for what those drivers aren’t paying at the pump.

Legislation that would levy a fee or tax on greener vehicles is now pending in Texas, M More

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Research and Markets: Electric Vehicle Market in India 2013

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Electric Vehicle Market in India 2013” report to their offering.

The Electric vehicle market is expected to witness phenomenal growth in the coming years. Increasing fuel costs, rise in pollution level and increasing government support will boost the adoption of electric vehicles in India. More

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Electric Vehicle Market in India 2013” report to their offering.

The Electric vehicle market is expected to witness phenomenal growth in the coming years. Increasing fuel costs, rise in pollution level and increasing government support will boost the adoption of electric vehicles in India. More

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In-Wheel Motor Electric Ford Fiesta Previews Future Urban Vehicles

When automakers test prototypes and new technologies, it’s often done under the skin of an existing vehicle–partly to save costs, partly to avoid the gaze of prying spy photographers.

That’s why the Ford Fiesta you see here looks nothing special, save for some basic wheels and its not-for-U.S. three-door body.

Under the skin though, it features the latest in-wheel e More

When automakers test prototypes and new technologies, it’s often done under the skin of an existing vehicle–partly to save costs, partly to avoid the gaze of prying spy photographers.

That’s why the Ford Fiesta you see here looks nothing special, save for some basic wheels and its not-for-U.S. three-door body.

Under the skin though, it features the latest in-wheel e More

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Electric vehicles sell power to the US grid

A technology developed with the University of Delaware has sold power from electric vehicles to the power grid for the first time, the power company NRG Energy Inc said on Friday (26 April).

In a joint statement, the university and NRG said that they began work on the so-called eV2g program in September 2011 to provide a two-way interface between electric vehicles and the power grid, enabli More

A technology developed with the University of Delaware has sold power from electric vehicles to the power grid for the first time, the power company NRG Energy Inc said on Friday (26 April).

In a joint statement, the university and NRG said that they began work on the so-called eV2g program in September 2011 to provide a two-way interface between electric vehicles and the power grid, enabli More

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Largest Solar Power Plant In World Now Under Construction

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. have just marked the start of the 579-Megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects with a community celebration.

The huge three-year construction project is expected More

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. have just marked the start of the 579-Megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects with a community celebration.

The huge three-year construction project is expected More

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CicLAvia Marks Shift In Sustainable L.A. Transportation

Bikers at CicLAvia (Downtowngal, Wikimedia Commons)
Bikers at CicLAvia (Downtowngal, Wikimedia Commons)

The most recent event was held last week, with the selected route spanning from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach, accor More

Bikers at CicLAvia (Downtowngal, Wikimedia Commons)
Bikers at CicLAvia (Downtowngal, Wikimedia Commons)

The most recent event was held last week, with the selected route spanning from downtown L.A. to Venice Beach, accor More

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Santa Cruz Enterprise Rent-a-Car offers electrics

SANTA CRUZ — The Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Ocean Street is turning over a new Leaf.

A couple, in fact. Last week the branch became one of a handful from the company in Northern California to offer all-electric Nissan Leafs for rent, giving customers who are thinking about ditching gas-guzzlers a chance to take an extended test drive in an emissions-free ride.

“The prevaili More

SANTA CRUZ — The Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Ocean Street is turning over a new Leaf.

A couple, in fact. Last week the branch became one of a handful from the company in Northern California to offer all-electric Nissan Leafs for rent, giving customers who are thinking about ditching gas-guzzlers a chance to take an extended test drive in an emissions-free ride.

“The prevaili More

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Watch A 2013 Nissan Leaf Being Built In Tennessee (Video)

We always love seeing how electric cars are made. There’s something fascinating about watching a car go right from the metal presses to rolling out of the factory.

In recent years we’ve brought you videos of such a process for several electric cars, and now it’s the turn of the 2013 Nissan Leaf at the company’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant.

That’s where the l More

We always love seeing how electric cars are made. There’s something fascinating about watching a car go right from the metal presses to rolling out of the factory.

In recent years we’ve brought you videos of such a process for several electric cars, and now it’s the turn of the 2013 Nissan Leaf at the company’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant.

That’s where the l More

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AUSTRIA: VW hails natural gas, plug-in hybrids and is to add 10-speed DSG

Volkswagen has set out some views on future powertrain and drivelines at a symposium in Vienna, including an upbeat assessment on prospects for natural gas and plug-in hybrids, but with an emphasis on future alternative powertrains co-existing with the internal combustion engine.

The company announced that it is working on a high-performance diesel engine delivering 100kW per litre of disp More

Volkswagen has set out some views on future powertrain and drivelines at a symposium in Vienna, including an upbeat assessment on prospects for natural gas and plug-in hybrids, but with an emphasis on future alternative powertrains co-existing with the internal combustion engine.

The company announced that it is working on a high-performance diesel engine delivering 100kW per litre of disp More

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Volvo Confirms Interest in All-Electric Supermini – V60 Plug-In Hybrid Production Doubled

Volvo Confirms Interest in All-Electric Supermini – V60 Plug-In Hybrid Production DoubledVolvo has confirmed that a brand new hybrid or all-electric supermini vehicle could indeed become a reality for the brand, should a suitable partner be found to collaborate on the project. Speaking on the future outlook for the automaker, Volvo executive Lex Kerssemakers talked candidly of the company’ More

Volvo Confirms Interest in All-Electric Supermini – V60 Plug-In Hybrid Production DoubledVolvo has confirmed that a brand new hybrid or all-electric supermini vehicle could indeed become a reality for the brand, should a suitable partner be found to collaborate on the project. Speaking on the future outlook for the automaker, Volvo executive Lex Kerssemakers talked candidly of the company’ More

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Europe: Terrebonne to offer public charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles

The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the City of Terrebonne to install four public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming months.

“The city of Terrebonne is proud to partner with the E More

The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the City of Terrebonne to install four public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming months.

“The city of Terrebonne is proud to partner with the E More

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Greentech Auto’s Electric Sedan: Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Suppose you took a Chinese-made compact sedan, converted it to a battery-electric vehicle, and sold it in the U.S. market.

Does that story line sound familiar?
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Suppose you took a Chinese-made compact sedan, converted it to a battery-electric vehicle, and sold it in the U.S. market.

Does that story line sound familiar?
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Vodafone connects electric car in India

Connected cars are becoming increasingly common around the world. In India, owners of Mahindra Reva’s e2o electric car can now check their battery charge, control air-conditioning, lock or unlock doors and locate the nearest charging station from their smartphone.

The car also alerts its owner if the parking brake is off or a door is left unlocked, according to Vodafone, which is supplyi More

Connected cars are becoming increasingly common around the world. In India, owners of Mahindra Reva’s e2o electric car can now check their battery charge, control air-conditioning, lock or unlock doors and locate the nearest charging station from their smartphone.

The car also alerts its owner if the parking brake is off or a door is left unlocked, according to Vodafone, which is supplyi More

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Electric Cars Rally on Connecticut’s Back Roads

Gordon Joseloff, left, the first selectman of Westport, and Leo Cirino, the president of the Westport Electric Car Club, with the BMW ActiveE that won the club’s EV Road Rally on Saturday.

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Gordon Joseloff, left, the first selectman of Westport, and Leo Cirino, the president of the Westport Electric Car Club, with the BMW ActiveE that won the club’s EV Road Rally on Saturday.

WESTPORT, Conn. — “What a day, sparks al More

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