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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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Volvo wants global, standardized charging infrastructure

Volvo makes its plea as it prepares to introduce more plug-in vehicles.

Swedish automaker Volvo says there should be a single charging system worldwide, and that it should be CCS.

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More 2017 Chevy Bolt powertrain details revealed

60-kWh Battery, 0-60 in Under Seven Seconds

The Chevy Bolt EV showed up in Detroit today, complete with some more details about its 60-kWh lithium-ion battery and shift-by-wire system.

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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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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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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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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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Can't we all just get along? Gridbot suggests SAE/CHAdeMO fast charger

Perhaps the clash between CHAdeMO and SAE Combo fast charger standards can be resolved by free market enterprise. For example: The Equinox 50kW fast DC charger, which "will be the first unit on the market to combine both CHAdeMO and Combo protocols," according the GRIDbot website.

Car Charging Group tips its hat to SAE Combo as debate continues

The battle between the SAE Combo and CHAdeMO DC fast charger just tipped a little bit toward SAE's "J1772 EV and Plug In Hybrid EV Conductive Charge Coupler." The Car Charging Group is endorsing the new SAE Combo standard that couples a DC fast charger with the J1772 AC 240-volt charger, all in one charging point.

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SAE sets standards for DC Combo fast charging

As fast-charging standards go, it looks like the Atlantic's finally covered.

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