When the electric car revolution arrives, will there be enough places to plug in? There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. Currently electric vehicles make up only about 1.3% of total new vehicle sales in the U.S., according to the Edmunds.com auto site.
The chargers offer about 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.
Colorado-based Vision Ridge Partners acquired EVgo from NRG earlier this year.
The EVgo charging network was sold by utility company NRG to Vision Ridge Partners.
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.
That loop of highways circumnavigating the city of Atlanta is about to get some fast chargers. And, for those driving newer Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, some free chargers as well, for the next couple of years. It's the new taste of southern hospitality.
Chicago's long-delayed fast-charging network for plug-in vehicles is up and running after being taken over by the NRG Evgo program that's underway in Texas as well as the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix, Nashville and Washington, DC.
UPDATE: It appears that Chargepoint has pulled out of the program.
Nissan is pretty certain that free charging offers in the two largest metropolitan areas in Texas are substantially boosting sales of the Leaf electric vehicle. Heck, one Houston car dealer says Leaf sales have tripled because of the plan, which is run by N
In the Lone Star State, the person who buys his or her Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle next April 1 really is indeed the Fool. That's because the Japanese automaker and utility company NRG are offering a year's worth of free electric charging for folks who buy Leaf EVs in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas between October 1 of this year and March 31, 2014. April 1 buyers? You're out of lu
Those quick-charging electric-vehicle charging stations NRG Energy Inc. was supposed to deploy in California for the state's "Electric Expressway"? So far, there's been nothing quick about them. NRG agreed last year to start building the DC fast chargers along the state's highways as part of a $100 million settlement with the Californi
As it has done in Europe, Nissan is forging ahead with putting in DC fast charging stations so people can get many miles into their Leaf electric vehicles in short order. At the Washington Auto Show today, Nissan announced it
Turns out, the Enron scandal will end up benefiting electric cars.
Today, California announced a $120 million investment to install over 10,000 charging points throughout the state. The new "Electric Expressway" will be built up by NRG Energy Inc. and will include 200 public fast-charging stations and 10,000 "plug-in units" at 1,000 locations.
The "cashback car" is one step closer to reality.