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28EVs are the missing link in making solar power competitive with fossil energy

Anyone having a sour day could do worse than reading the conclusions of a UBS report that lays out the near-term future of electric vehicle adoption and on-site energy storage. That's because the Swiss bank's findings paint a fairly rosy picture when it comes to sustainable transportation and stationary energy storage and production, The Guardian reports. In short: the future looks bright.

16Drive an EV and you, too, can pay the equivalent of 75 cents a gallon

One in six households can party like it's 1979 by purchasing a plug-in vehicle. Add a thumpin' sound system to that vehicle and you can celebrate by pumping out an appropriate hit from that year, too. We think Chic's Good Times would be appropriate.

36Two wildly different views of EV charging at condos, apartment buildings

Whether it's an apartment building in California or a condo complex in Florida, there's no such thing as truly free electricity. This rule applies especially to recharging plug-in vehicles, and it will become more and more of an issue as an increasing number of city-dwellers purchase plug-ins.

20AeroVironment touts new 'TurboCord' portable plug-in charging cable

We doubt AeroVironment wants to put electric-vehicle charging-station installers out of business, but the company's new product does give plug-in drivers, not to mention a few retailers, the option of skipping the part where you call a contractor. Meet the TurboCord.

6Only one month left for tax credits on home EV chargers in US

The number 13 may be considered bad fortune for the superstitious, but it's the year '14 when plug-in vehicle drivers who had been looking to get a little extra tax love from the federal government will really feel out of luck. The clock is ticking through the end of the month (and the year) on two policies aimed to spur electric-vehicle adoption. Both received one-year renewals last January as part of a budget compromise but are unlikely to get another reprieve because of ongoing contentiousnes

15Home Depot now offering 30 different electric vehicle chargers

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.

16EV Project finds plug-in hybrid owners more likely to use public chargers

Plug-in vehicle drivers being tracked by Ecotality in the EV Project are revealing some interesting tidbits about home and public charging habits. Ecotality is collecting data on the driving and charging patterns of about 6,000 US plug-in electric vehicle owners, and has found out that plug-in hybrid vehicle owners are more likely to use workplace and other public charging stations than those in battery electric vehicles. Yes, if you have a gas engine backup, you're plugging more. It sounds coun

AddAerovironment gets UL approval for home electric car charger

Prospective Nissan Leaf buyers will be glad to hear that Aerovironment has just received approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its

7Plug-in 2010: Schneider Electric wants to be your full-service charger provider

It shouldn't be a surprise that, at a conference called Plug-In 2010, we can find a bunch of plug-in vehicle charger companies. Schneider Electric is here in San Jose, CA and wants to be known not for wireless charging or having a stylish home unit but for being your one-stop shop for "electric vehicle charging solutions." Rich Korthauer, Schneider's business director of final distribution, said the company has a presence in most American homes (go ahead, check the name on your circuit breaker.

20First 4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners could get free home charging stations

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

28First 4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners could get free home charging stations

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

32Another cost of going electric: Installing home charging gear

Chevrolet Volt home charging – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSmart Ed's cell phone connection; RWE offering 22 kW home chargers

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AddHow can we "refuel" electric vehicles today and tomorrow?

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26GM shows off 120V and 240V chargers for 2011 Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt Home Chargers - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddGM shows off 120V and 240V chargers for 2011 Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt Home Chargers - Click above for high-res image gallery

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