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New website 'certifies' local charging-station installers

BMW and California-based software maker QMerit collaborate on www.bmwcharging.com, which lists certified charging-station installers.

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Utilities tout more chargers at California homes and businesses

Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric each submitted funding needs and plans for more charging stations.

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New Colorado Springs-area fast-chargers complete Rocky Mountain chain.

Colorado-based Vision Ridge Partners acquired EVgo from NRG earlier this year.

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It's 'examining the potential' for a small roll-out next year.

Who needs gas stations?

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Surprise, Norway continues to lead the way in EV adoption.

Norway opens the world's largest DC fast-charging site. Emphasis on large.

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When you know enough HTML, you can learn things.

This may be how Model 3 owners will pay for Supercharger access.

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It's all part of a trend.

ChargePoint says it now has 30,000 EV stations on its network. It's only growing, too.

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UK group verifies Tesla's claim that its chargers supply the most power.

The information came out as part of a legal fight in the UK.

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Sheetz's 400-plus gas stations offer ample deployment expansion potential for Tesla.

Tesla may partner with gas-station operator Sheetz on deploying more charging stations.

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EVgo charging network had been borne out of California's power crisis.

The EVgo charging network was sold by utility company NRG to Vision Ridge Partners.

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New charging-station standards will allow for a 150-kW power transfer.

The Japanese-backed charging-protocol group CHAdeMO readies its fast chargers for longer-range electric vehicles.

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The exception is Tesla, where higher sales, more charging stations go hand in hand.

US charging-outlet count is rising about 30 percent a year, but range anxiety continues to hinder plug-in vehicle sales.

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EV Maker Appears to Make Good On 2013 Goal

The latest Tesla Supercharger count rolls past 2,000 worldwide to serve Model S drivers.

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Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee Stations Still Get Plenty of Action

About half of Scotland's plug-in vehicle recharging stations don't get used over the course of a month.

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Charging-Station Builder Says Utility's Infrastructure Plan Creates Monopoly

ChargePoint takes issue with PG&E's plan to build infrastructure for 25,000 plug-in vehicle recharging stations across California.

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Three hundred miles down, 2,100 to go. Green-car advocates can soon travel a bit of American history thanks to a public-private collaboration that is stringing together some plug-in vehicle charging stations along the Illinois stretch of historic Route 66. Heck, maybe there will be some wind-powered electricity from Chicago.

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California may take yet another step forward as the leading edge of US plug-in vehicle adoption. This time, it could be by tweaking the state's new building codes. The Golden State is considering requiring builders of either new homes or new, larger parking lots to install the infrastructure for plug-in vehicle charging systems at the same time, according to The Long Tail Pipe. Similar rules were put into place in Palo Alto last year.

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A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems. PowerHydrant, which is in its testing phase, will be shown off at the EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week.

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Fraunhofer Institute Says Yes

Imagine a day when charging is as simple as pulling into a parking space. No cords to untangle or trip over, nothing to get your hands and pants dirty and nothing to wrap up when you're already late leaving for work. Just park your car, and forget it. That's the beauty of charging wirelessly through electromagnetic induction. It's still a nascent technology, though - as least when it comes to electric vehicles - and not without its problems.

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Brammo, TEAM Industries To Make Electric Drivertrains Together

Efficiency equals performance, especially in the case of Formula 1 racing. The Mercedes AMC Petronas team points to several key efficiency technologies it uses to get the most out of its cars. And if their utter dominance so far this season is testament to this relationship, perhaps we should pay attention. Mercedes highlights hybrid tech, turbocharging, aerodynamics, lightweight construction, tribology (both in making internal components and lubricants more slippery) and simulation as crucial t

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Nissan Leaf electric-vehicle sales continue to grow. And the number of US fast-charging stations that the Leaf can use are growing, well, faster. As it should be.

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