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Nissan Leaf gets approval for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

It hopes to attract fleet customers who can sell energy back to grid

It hopes to attract fleet customers who can sell energy back to grid.

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VW's Electrify America plans nationwide network of 4,800 EV chargers

They'll be built at 500 stations in largest cities and along highways

Electrify America plans to build more than 4,800 charging stations nationwide, with half of them in operation in 2019.

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Plug wars: the battle for EV charging supremacy

Tesla, Japanese and Germans use different protocols and are fighting for advantage

They're all fighting for a competitive advantage.

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Nissan says CHAdeMO at 'critical mass' in Japan

Number of Japan's CHAdeMO stations have surged in the past five years.

Japan's 7,000 CHAdeMO charging stations outnumber those in the rest of the world, combined.

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CHAdeMO working on fast-charging standard for 200-mile EVs

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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CHAdeMO, SAE Combo chargers acting all friendly like in Europe

CHAdeMO Association Europe installing 500+ multi-standard DC chargers in 2016

Five projects will add more than 500 new CHAdeMO/CCS Combo fast chargers, making transcontinental EV travel easier.

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ROEV lets you use multiple charging networks with one account

Blink, ChargePoint, and EVgo are partnering up with ROEV, a new association that will let you use charging stations on any network with just one card.

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Tesla, European automaker may share Supercharger network [w/video]

Could It Be Aston Martin?

The Tesla Supercharger network could be seen as a strategic advantage for the company. Now comes word that Tesla owners may have to share the spaces with vehicles from anther company.

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Nissan plans to have 1,700 CHAdeMO chargers by April, 2016

Up From Around 1,000 Now

Nissan helps push sales of its all-electric Leaf by accelerating deployment of quick charging stations across the US.

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Nissan quietly, quickly installing more CHAdeMO stations

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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Tesla, BMW and Nissan meeting in secret to discuss charging tech

It's interesting what's happening in the electric vehicle field. It used to be that BMW and Tesla were competitors. Then – and of course they're still competing, especially in the public mind – they were worki

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Nissan starts building e-NV200 in Spain [w/video]

It doesn't look all that much like a Nissan Leaf, but the new e-NV200 that started production in Barcelona, Spain today shares its powertrain and lithium-ion battery with the world's most popular electric vehicle. The production version of the electric cargo van was unveiled late last year and today's manufacturing start is right on time wit

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Bosch, Daimler say Tesla's Supercharger strategy a disservice to EVs

Here's a classic pot-kettle-black story. Daimler, which has a partnership with Tesla, is calling the EV automaker out for its Supercharger stations that - at this point - only work with Tesla vehicles. Daimler, along with supplier Bosch, is saying that there should be compatible s

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Nissan installs 1,000th CHAdeMO fast charger in Europe

While the European Union hasn't been very supportive of CHAdeMO stations, the fast chargers are seeing significant growth in the European electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, with Nissan installing number 1,000 at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, UK recently. In the past year, the number of CHAdeMO fast chargers nearly

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Tesla Model S headed to CHAdeMO with $1,000 adapter

No question about it, the Tesla Supercharger network is a sweet deal for Model S drivers. A free, fast and sometimes solar-powered way to put more miles into your EV's "tank," Superchargers point to an entirely new paradigm for personal mobility. Still, despite an ambitious roll-out schedule in the US

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Sacramento getting first DC fast chargers with SAE Combo, CHAdeMO plugs

What's next, peace in the Middle East? The ongoing question of which fast-charging standard Americans will prefer as electric-vehicle ownership becomes more commonplace is being made redundant, at least for those residing in Sacramento. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has acquired a few Efacec DC fast-charging stations, which can be modified to serve both the CHAdeMO standard backed by Japanese automakers like Danny King

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200,000 DC fast chargers coming by 2020

"200,000 by 2020 from less than 2,000 in 2012." OK, say that three times fast. Electric-vehicle advocates might be practicing that tongue twister to memorize the latest projections by research firm IHS. IHS believes that the number of fast chargers in the world will jump up more than 100 times 2012's level (1,800) by the end of the decade. Already, the number of such stations, which can recharge some EVs to around 80 percent full in as little as a half hour, are estimated to triple this year alo

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Europe ready to sunset support for CHAdeMO DC fast chargers in 2018

Since its introduction, it has been clear that the SAE Combo DC fast charging system (pictured) is contentious. While most public charging network providers are hesitant to Sebastian Blanco

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