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    Official: Nissan's 'No Charge to Charge' is what incentives look like in the EV age [UPDATE]
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    Nissan knows that offering free charging can increase Leaf sales, so it only makes sense for them to expand the "No Charge to Charge" program. And that's exactly what happened yesterday. As previewed during the New York Auto Show, No Charge To Charge gives new Leaf buyers free charging at ...

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    Official: Tesla Motors EV charging technology coming to Blink network
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    The first public bite on Tesla open casting call for its electric vehicle patents has been made by CarCharging, which says it wants to integrate the California automaker's EV charging tech into the Blink Network. Now, this does not mean that Blink chargers will soon be able to Supercharge. ...

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    Official: ChargePoint distributor offers as much as $2,200 for Blink charging station switchers
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    One distributor of ChargePoint electric-vehicle charging stations is making an offer some owners of Ecotality's Blink stations may not be able to refuse. National Car Charging will offer dual-port Blink station owners a $2,200 trade-in credit for ChargePoint's new CT400 station and a $1,200 ...

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    Report: CarCharging Group buys Ecotality assets for $3.4 million at auction
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    Think of it as a plug-in pu pu platter, albeit a rather depressing one. That's the option cash-heavy investors with an eye for electrified light-duty vehicles had as charging-station maker Ecotality joined Fisker Automotive among entities whose assets were up for auction last week. When ...

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    Report: Ecotality could face new lawsuits over charger, loan issues
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    Investors have had enough of Ecotality, Inc., and are taking legal action. The Rosen Law Firm, PA, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ecotality stockholders in New York and the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, based in Bensalem, PA, is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of ...

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    Report: Ecotality trying to fix charging station problems by reducing power
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    In Blink electric-vehicle charging-station maker Ecotality's case, less juice from the banks and government means less juice for its customers. A funding shortfall is forcing Ecotality to address a software glitch within approximately 12,000 stations by reducing the power they supply to ...

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    Official: Ecotality may file bankruptcy given troubles with DOE funds, charging stations
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    There have certainly been reports of problems with some Ecotality stations and projects, but the news out this week is bigger than anything we've seen before. Ecotality, the maker of Blink charging stations that is says have delivered over 98 million electric miles to customers so far, admits ...

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    Official: Blink tries out $5 DC Fast Charge flat fee for EVs, folks not happy
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    Ecotality is basically admitting that it doesn't know how much to charge for an EV fast charge. That's why the maker of Blink EV charging stations just started testing pricing models, posting on its blog that it would change pricing plans for US markets "on a regular basis." Ecotality will ...

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    Official: Kroger will add 225 ECOtality stations in western US
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    Kroger, whose supermarket chains include Ralph's and Food 4 Less, will add more than 225 Ecotality charging stations at stores throughout the western US to bring its total to almost 300. Ecotality makes plug-in vehicle charging stations under the Blink brand name, which some EV drivers have had ...

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    Official: ECOtality, ChargePoint streamline EV charging systems with Collaboratev
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    Two of the largest US makers of plug-in vehicle charging systems are embarking on a cooperative effort that certainly fits the stereotypical "peace and love" vibe sometimes associated with the green-car movement. ECOtality, maker of Blink charging systems, and ChargePoint (formerly Coulomb ...

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    Official: Zipcar plugs Honda Fit EVs into Portland fleet
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    Portland, OR, is a smart place to go if you're in the car sharing or electric vehicle business. It's a town where it's cool to recycle, to embrace your eclectic or idiosyncratic side and to check out carsharing and electric vehicles. Zipcar and Honda are betting on Portland, and will be ...

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    "ICE shaming" publicly embarrasses gas car drivers who illegally park in charge spots
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    It looks like electric vehicle owners living in Dallas need Eric Cartman to yell "Respect my authoritah!" while having their non-plug-in vehicles towed from designated parking spots. Since that's not possible, an EV advocate has taken on shaming these EV-parking violators. Check out this new ...

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    Report: Honda "monitoring" Fit EV recharging problems at Ecotality Blink stations
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    Amid all the advancements to electric-powered vehicles and the stations that recharge them during the past few years, we can find plenty of reminders that we're still pretty new to all of this. In the latest case, the Honda Fit EV might not get along well with Ecotality's Blink charging stations. ...

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    Report: Every tale of EV charging woe has two sides
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    Nissan Leaf owner Remy Tennant knows what it's like to be stranded at a Blink quick charger station. It happened to him last April in Belmont, CA, and he resolved to never let it happen again. Resolutions can be so hard to keep. As Remy recently wrote over on Plug In Cars, one recent January ...

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    Official: Been ICE'd? Blink offers courtesy note to rude gas car drivers
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    Hey, it beats flipping someone the bird. Electric-vehicle charging-station maker Blink has come up with somewhat of a solution for electric vehicle (EV) drivers frustrated by gas-powered vehicles parking in spaces designated for EVs – also known as getting "ICE'D." The company designed a ...

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    Official: LA finally gets public DC fast charger for electric vehicles
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    Well, it's about time! The city of Los Angeles just had its very first electric vehicle DC fast charger installed – an ECOtality Blink charger public station that can fill up a compatible EV to roughly 80 percent full in 30 minutes. It was unveiled last week in downtown L.A.'s Arts ...

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    Official: Ecotality offer free charging stations to EV drivers in three large U.S. cities
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    The City of Brotherly Love will provide some extra affection for owners of Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs. Philadelphia has become the latest metropolitan area to be included in the public-private EV Project designed to give away Blink home-charging stations to plug-in vehicle drivers of cars ...

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    Exclusive: EVS: After 24 million EV miles, Ecotality and Blink are ready for both CHAdeMO and SAE
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    One can think about conspiracy theories that maybe that's the way they wanted it be. The Nissan Leaf is the most mainstream electric vehicle in the U.S., and it has a CHAdeMO DC fast-charge option. Ecotality's Blink network offers CHAdeMO chargers. Ecotality is the managing organization ...

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    Lots of electric vehicle charging stations sitting unused in Tennessee
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    At this early point in the plug-in car era, there are bound to be some logistical imbalances. For example, there are currently only 270 electric vehicles registered in the state of Tennessee. Compare this to about 500 public electric vehicle chargers already installed there. That makes sense, ...

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    Select IKEA stores to get Blink charging stations
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    What goes well with Scandinavian modern style furniture? How about Blink charging stations? Yep, that's right. IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer, has teamed with ECOtality to get Blink charging stations installed at ten of its stores out west by as early as fall 2011. ECOtality will ...

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