San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles and the Raleigh-Durham region are among the US metropolitan areas most often cited to be the most electric-vehicle ready in terms of charging infrastructure. Now, Kansas City wants to be added to that list.
Shopping for a 240-volt, Level 2 wall-mounted electric car charging unit? Then check out Home Depot's online shopping site, where consumers get to choose a variety of units with prices that start at $749 and top off at $9,815.
Nissan will increase the number of European car dealers carrying Leaf electric vehicles tenfold – to 1,000 – by the end of the year and will sell the car in two dozen European markets by 2013, all part of the Japanese automaker's plan to boost Leaf sales overseas.
It's coming in 2010. Scratch that. How about 2011? Oh shucks, that's impossible, too. Let's shoot for 2012. BYD Auto constantly alters the U.S. launch date of the electric e6 crossover. But this latest bit of info should relieve us of reporting further delays.
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?
Plug-in vehicle charging stations are still a bit of a rarity here in the United States and, while 400 additional chargers won't make for a nation that's blanketed with the technology, we'll certainly take all the charging points we can get.
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.
Electric vehicles can now drive between Bristol, Birmingham and London without fear of running out of juice since Ecotricity opened two additional charging stations along the UK's Electric Highway as part of the world's first nationwide charging network.
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.
Residents of Florida now have even more incentive to ditch their gasoline-burning vehicles in favor of an electric automobile. In the past year, Florida has become a plug-in vehicle hot spot. Well, sort of. There's a chicken and egg issue going on.
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.
Announced today at the Plug-In 2011 Conference, GE Energy Industrial Solutions and home improvement giant Lowe's will team up to offer consumers the wall-mounted, residential-use General Electric WattStation plug-in vehicle charger.
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.
The city of London has taken a significant step towards becoming the electric vehicle capital of Europe with the launch of Source London – a scheme that has already added 150 public-use chargers in the city.