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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: US added about 180 charging stations in May
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    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. There were 6,048 publicly accessible stations as of May 28, up from 5,866 stations on ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV lease drops to $259 with no down payment, unlimited miles
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    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 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which ended ...

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

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    Report: US National Parks installing plug-in vehicle chargers
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    Drive a Nissan Leaf to see Teddy Roosevelt's "best idea," and save a geyser in the process? That's probably an exaggeration, but there is some version of that thought process behind the move by some US National Parks to install plug-in vehicle charging stations, says the Huffington ...

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    Official: AeroVironment starts selling 'moveable' home charging station
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    Well, that's one way to cure range anxiety. Electric-vehicle charging-station maker AeroVironment unveiled a version of its EVSE-RS home charger that lessens the need for hardware and can plug directly into a 240-volt outlet. More importantly, the 10-pound (without cables) charger can be lugged ...

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    Deep Dive: Pike Research: 11.4 million charging stations installed by 2020
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    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 ...

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    Report: Ecotality sues over NRG's $120m electric vehicle charging station settlement
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    The lawsuit settlement we reported on a few weeks ago – the one that was supposed to result in a $100 million commitment to build up plug-in vehicle infrastructure in California – is coming under fire. The short back story (you can find all the details here. It involves the whole ...

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    Nissan's $9,900 quick charger a game changer?
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    Electric vehicles typically come with a home charging cord, and additional stations for 120v or 240v connections are relatively inexpensive. However, when you start trying to cram electrons into a battery in a hurry, the cost can rise steeply. In particular, "Level 3" quick charging stations can ...

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    Report: Daimler turns to SPX for Smart, Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle charging solutions
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    SPX Corporation has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred installer of plug-in vehicle charging stations for the German conglomerate's Smart and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The agreement calls for SPX Service Solutions to provide charging solutions to European consumers and Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Study: Pike predicts we'll have 7.7 milion charging stations worldwide by 2017
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    Pike Research keeps on pouring out reports, including its latest one, titled "Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment." This report from Pike forecasts that by the end of 2017, more than 7.7 million charging stations will have been installed around the globe, including 1.5 million right here in the ...

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    DOE helps standardize EV charger permit process with online tools
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    Electric vehicles are a relatively new thing here in the United States (as long as you ignore vehicles like the short-lived EV1 and the first-gen RAV4 EV and the whole EV thing back in the early 1900s). The current generation EV are so new, in fact, that many cities do not have a standardized ...

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    Toyota selects Leviton to charge up Prius Plug-in, RAV4 EV
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    Toyota Prius Plug-in – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Wednesday, Toyota Motor U.S. announced it struck up a deal with Leviton, selecting the in-home electrical giant as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider for Toyota's customers and dealers. Rick ...

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    Schneider Electric introduces outdoor EVSE, can charge two cars at once
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    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
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    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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    "Major landmark" reached as AeroVironment's chargers get UL-certified
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    AeroVironment has announced that its entire lineup of plug-in vehicle charging solutions has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. This means that AeroVironment's chargers conform to electrical codes and can now be safely and legally installed almost anywhere in the ...

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    Fisker selects EV Connect for Karma charging systems
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    2012 Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, EV Connect announced that Fisker has selected it as the "exclusive EVSE services provider" for the automaker's plug-in Karma. Under terms of this agreement, EV Connect will install and service EVSEs for future Karma ...

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    DOE issues $12M funding opportunity for development of cheaper Level 2 chargers
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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity for up to $12 million to develop and produce next-gen Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) units. The tricky part is that these have to be commercially available in less than three years, smart-grid capable and cost ...

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    Pike says Coulomb Technologies is best EVSE vendor, ECOtality in 2nd place
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    According to the latest Pike Pulse report, two electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) companies stand out among the competition in strategy and execution: Coulomb Technologies and Ecotality, with one above the other. The "Pike Pulse Report: Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment" evaluated 10 ...

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    BMW selects AeroVironment for ActiveE home charging systems
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    On Wednesday, AeroVironment announced that BMW has selected it as the "preferred provider" of electric vehicle charging equipment, accessories and installation services for the German automaker's ActiveE. This agreement is nearly identical to deal between Nissan and AeroVironment. The ActiveE ...

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