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    Official: Via Motors wins $20-million SCAQMD contract for PHEV trucks

    That demonstration Via Motors made with its extended-range plug-in trucks in San Francisco a few months back must've made some impression. At the Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA last week, the company announced it has won a $20-million contract to supply the South Coast Air Quality Management ...

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    Official: Pay With PlugShare could make charging an EV even easier

    As easy as recharging an electric car is, we admit it's not hassle free - and we're not even talking about those somewhat annoying wires that will be alleviated when wireless charging gets more common. No, the issue at hand is the variety of charging station company networks and the need, in some ...

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    Official: First SAE Combo fast charging station now open in San Diego

    The 2013 Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA was not only the site of a big meeting of the minds for EV companies this week, it was also where a SAE Combo Fast Charging station has been installed – and used – for the first time. NRG built the station, which charged both a BMW i3 and a ...

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    Official: BMW i ventures invests in Coulomb; ChargePoint 4.0 coming soon

    Like patrons at the end of a long night, automakers and charging companies can sometimes be seen leaving the bar arm in arm. Coda with Mr. Electric. Holden with Better Place. Nissan with GE. Smart USA with Coulomb. Toyota with Leviton. BMW with AeroVironment. But this is a vibrant scene, and ...

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    Schneider Electric introduces outdoor EVSE, can charge two cars at once

    At last year's Plug-In Conference, Schneider Electric was talking about being a "one-stop shop" for plug-in vehicle chargers. This year, the company was back with a new charging unit and a renewed emphasis on providing plug-in vehicle drivers with the right EVSE. That new Schneider charging unit ...

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    EV Connect, Fisker's official EVSE installer, worked to get the luxury feel

    We first caught wind that EV Connect would be the "exclusive EVSE services provider" for the Fisker Karma back in June, but the two companies were in discussions about working together for half a year before that. Brett Hauser, the chief operating officer of EV Connect, told AutoblogGreen during ...

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    Coulomb Technologies reveals pair of dual-port Level 2 charging stations

    Showcased during the Plug-in 2011 Conference, Coulomb Technologies has revealed two of its latest additions to its ChargePoint networked charging station lineup. Both chargers – dual-port Level 2 models based on Coulomb's CT2020 – provide two 7.2-kilowatt ports and have been ...

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    Plug-In 2011: Coulomb working with TomTom to let EV drivers find charging stations

    At the Plug-In 2011 Conference in Raleigh, NC, last week, Coulomb Technologies announced it will partner with TomTom to provide tools to help EV drivers locate charging stations. Some manufacturers have built brand-specific charging point location into the navigation systems included on their ...

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    Plug-In 2011: GM demonstrates Chevy Volt battery re-use applications

    General Motors is confident enough in the longevity of the 16-kWh battery pack in the Chevy Volt that the company warranties it for eight years/100,000 miles. Actually, the automaker is so confident in the pack's capabilities that it is already looking into what can be done with the expensive hunk ...

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    Nissan picks site in Tennessee for Leaf electric motor production

    During the Plug-in 2011 Conference, Nissan announced it will invest $67.9 million into its powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, TN. The money will be used to add the Nissan Leaf's electric motor into the facility's production mix. The Decherd expansion was announced by Brian Carolin, Nissan's ...

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    Plug-In 2011: EV Challenge puts high school students into the driver's seat

    16 years. Over 100 schools total. $2,000 in seed money. These are some of the numbers that go with the EV Challenge, a electric vehicle educational group that works to promote plug-ins to the high school set. From the group's booth at Plug-In 2011, the mission is being accomplished, one student ...

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    Plug-In 2011: Integro's Tutor is okay with your charging station cable breaking away

    Today's electric cars are designed to be immobile when they are charging. But let's not forget that cars have wheels, and there are times when you can't stop a few thousand pounds from rolling away. If your EV is plugged in when it decides to go coasting away, something will have to give – ...

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    Plug-In 2011: Details on Nissan's 2012 Leaf price increase

    The 2011 Nissan Leaf is sold out. Long live the 2012 Nissan Leaf. Starting next week, when Nissan re-opens the Leaf ordering system, all orders placed will be for the 2012 model, which costs more but also comes with more standard equipment than the 2011 did. The problem, for some eager Leaf ...

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    Plug-In 2011: Rogers Electric going to be quite busy installing EV charging stations real soon

    Rogers Electric may be a fairly new name on AutoblogGreen, but the company has been working in the electrical contractor/installation field since 1983 and has a lot of experience doing somewhat boring but also important electric infrastructure work. After all these decades, 2011 was the year when ...

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    Plug-In 2011: AAA's got a "range anxiety solution" in electric vehicle assistance trucks

    For AAA, the powertrain you have in your car shouldn't affect your roadside assistance. If you're a member and you call for help, AAA wants to help you out. Of course, bringing a can of gasoline to your Nissan Leaf isn't going to do a whole lot, so AAA is taking the first steps to diversify its ...

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    27 Chevrolet Volts headed to utility fleets in North Carolina

    Whether or not consumers purchase a Chevrolet Volt depends on the ability of electric utilities to provide uninterrupted power to support charging the vehicles, says General Motors. That's why the first 27 Volts headed to North Carolina will go to major utility companies under a partnership ...

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    GM, OnStar kick off real-world smart grid tests with Carolina utilities

    At the Plug-In 2011 Conference in Raleigh, NC today, General Motors announced it is going to get into the real-world smart grid game with a new pilot program. The test will involve a number of Chevy Volts and GM's OnStar service. 27 Volts are headed to local utilities and GM says that "hundreds ...

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    Plug-In 2010: Stakeholder, industry reactions to GM's Volt pricing strategy - it's a lease thing

    Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It was amazing to be among so many plug-in vehicle fans, engineers and stakeholders last week at the Plug-In 2010 conference when General Motors announced that the Chevy Volt would come with a $41,000 MSRP ($33,500 after federal tax ...

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    Ford's Nancy Gioia talks up company's electrified vehicle plans

    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford's director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, spoke on several occasions at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA this past week and though she often reiterated the company's well-known plans for ...

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    Plug-In 2010: Drive Oregon chills with Arcimoto Pulse, Barefoot Motors ATV

    Arcimoto Pulse – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the few passenger vehicles on the floor of the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA – actually, the only one – that we hadn't yet seen in the metal was the Arcimoto Pulse, which we first met digitally last fall. ...


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