Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.
Where are the coolest U.S. sites to charge your plug-in vehicle? Well, if you ask Ford, the answer would be a new list of "20 Cool Places to Charge in the U.S." The automaker picked spots in we can all understand, like the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, HI and the Malibu Country Mart in Malibu, CA as well as a few surprises – Peaches Bed & Breakfast in Grand Rapids, MI, anyone?
Car Charging Group, a Florida-based installer of plug-in vehicle charging stations, announced a potentially massive deal that involves partnering with Central Parking System and its subsidiary, USA Parking System, to install Coulomb Technologies' networked ChargePoint stations at up to 2,200 sites across the U.S.
Pike Research keeps on pouring out reports, including its latest one, titled "Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment." This report from Pike forecasts that by the end of 2017, more than 7.7 million charging stations will have been installed around the globe, including 1.5 million right here in the United States. And no, this figure does not include those practically useless 120-volt outlets placed near parking spots.
For first time-ever, electric vehicles will soon be able to travel the length of the UK using a network of free, solar-powered "top-up" charging stations located near motorways. According to Ecotricity, the company that installed the network, range anxiety has now been removed from the electric vehicle equation in the UK.
AeroVironment has announced that its entire lineup of plug-in vehicle charging solutions has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. This means that AeroVironment's chargers conform to electrical codes and can now be safely and legally installed almost anywhere in the U.S.
In 2010, over 31.3 million people passed through London's Gatwick Airport. Not even one of them attempted to drive through the airport's North Terminal in a Nissan Leaf, or, for that matter, any other road-worthy passenger vehicle. That changed when Stewart Wingate, chief executive officer at Gatwick Airport, kicked off the travel hub's partnership with Nissan by driving the electric Leaf through the check-in point at the North Terminal.
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