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Apple Maps gets smarter about plugging in EVs

You may have noticed some new icons on your screen recently.

"Hey, Siri, take me to a charging station."

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Nissan: $2B in VW diesel settlement for EV infrastructure could be a boon for all (except hydrogen)

28 companies warned the DOJ last month that the money could upset the apple cart.

Here comes the cash.

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Shell may launch a UK EV charging network in 2017

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

Who needs gas stations?

Nissan expands free charging promotion as electric car competition from Tesla and others heats up

You're now good to go in Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Detroit, among others.

Nissan is expanding its No Charge to Charge promotion to 11 new markets, such as Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Detroit.

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ChargePoint gets $50M, says 'EVs are the future of the auto industry'

New money puts charging station company's total funding at $164M

ChargePoint gets another $50 million in funding from Linse Capital to expand its network of 28,000 charging stations.

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Charging station count rises, but plug-in vehicle sales fall

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.

EV chargers that can talk to the grid being tested in California

RWE is installing smart EV chargers at the University of California, San Diego. These EVSEs can talk to the grid about supply and demand.

ChargePoint Home coming to Amazon for $499

ChargePoint will start selling a new, low-cost Level 2 home EV charger on Amazon for just $499 later this summer.

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Sun Country EVEN headed to Iceland

It's hard to make out, but there is a road that connects Canada and Iceland. And it's got free electric boat car charging stations as far as the eye can see.

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Toyota expanding Aichi's test EV infrastructure in Japan

OK, now we're really confused. In the US, Toyota has been telling anyone who cares to listen that the future of advanced-powertrain technology is hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, not electric ones. In China, a Toyota joint venture is Danny King

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EU cutting back on EV, hydrogen infrastructure targets

New Keyword Is 'Appropriate'

If only all of us were told that we could meet our goals and obligations by merely being "appropriate." That's the operative word being used to describe the European Union's goals for setting up publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging station and hydrogen refueling station infrastructure by the end of the decade. Turns out, the goals were unrealistic.

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Will California require every new home to be EV ready?

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 <

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Blink, CarCharging Group catching flack for EV charging price hike

Online Petition Says Per-kWh Charging Is Not The Right Move

Joe Dugandzic of Phoenix, AZ doesn't like to see the cost for driving his EV increase. So much so that he started a petition against a recent price hike by CarCharging Group, Inc. (which owns Blink) asking the company to reverse the increase.

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Ecotality may file bankruptcy given troubles with DOE funds, charging stations

There have certainly been reports of problems with some Ecotality stations and projects, but the news out this week is bigger th

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US added about 180 charging stations in May

US plug-in vehicle drivers have public access to about 180 more charging stations than they did a month ago, as the rate of additional station deployments appears to be settling at about 200 units a month.

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Honda Fit EV lease drops to $259 with no down payment, unlimited miles

When we heard Fiat announce the $199 lease price for the all-electric 500e, we figured it would have a big effect on the electric vehicle market. After all, $200 a month for an EV makes a lot of sense for a lot of commuters. The next EV to get a price tag was the

Tesla Model S goes road tripping, drivers experience variety of charging methods

The Tesla Model S is on another cross country road trip. It's not being driven by a Tesla team, like last year – this time it's a long, winding tour for old friends Peter, Luba and Tina, making their way from Portland, OR, to New York. It's been a sightseeing drive – as of day six, they'd only made it

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US National Parks installing plug-in vehicle chargers

Drive a Nissan Leaf to see Teddy Roosevelt's "best idea," and save a geyser in the process?

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Pike Research: 11.4 million charging stations installed by 2020

Pike Research is forecasting that the number electric vehicle charging stations will grow rapidly in the coming years, with 11.4 million chargers in operation globally by 2020. The market research and consulting firm released a report on electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that sees 2012 being a strong year for EVSE deployment and the pace continuing from here.

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