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    SF Bay Area receives $5M grant to fund installation of 5,000-plus chargers
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    As the U.S. readies for an expected onslaught of electric vehicles (EVs), the San Francisco Bay Area is quickly becoming one of the regions that's particularly well-prepared for EVs. In late 2008, mayors from the Bay Area joined together to approve a multi-billion dollar plan that would eventually ...

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    Auto execs question need for widespread public charging infrastructure
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    Earlier this week, automotive execs came together to discuss the future of the industry at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. As Green Car Advisor reports, one of the sessions at the seminar was titled "Full-scale Deployment: Making the Business ...

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    Plug-in 2010: Schneider Electric wants to be your full-service charger provider
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    It shouldn't be a surprise that, at a conference called Plug-In 2010, we can find a bunch of plug-in vehicle charger companies. Schneider Electric is here in San Jose, CA and wants to be known not for wireless charging or having a stylish home unit but for being your one-stop shop for "electric ...

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    GE unveils pricing, updates rollout schedule for Wattstation electric vehicle chargers
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    GE WattStation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, GE unveiled the WattStation, the company's new smart-grid-connected Level 2 charger that gets its unique look from industrial designer Yves Behar. Though the WattStation is impressive to gaze upon, we're much more interested ...

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    Study: 4.7 million EV chargers coming worldwide by 2015
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    According to a new study conducted by Pike Research, the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the globe will reach 4.7 million by 2015. That's so many that the study suggests that the charging market will become overly crowded by next year. As the EV charging market emerges, lesser ...

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    Congress to introduce bills to provide $11 billion for plug-in vehicle deployment
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    A pair of identical bills, the "Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Acts," are expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress today that would provide up to $11 billion in additional funding to spur deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). The hope is to get up to 4 million EVs on the road by 2017, a ...

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    Epyon Unveils Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles During Nissan LEAF Tour in Amsterdam
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    More and more fast charging system will hit the streets over the next decade as electric vehicles become more common. As the market grows, more and more players will enter the space. One of them, Netherlands-based Epyon, showed off its new fast charger this week in Amsterdam along with a public ...

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    Nissan signs MOU with GE for expanded smart charging infrastructure
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    With the launch of the Nissan Leaf closing in fast and the supporting infrastructure still a bit lacking, it really comes as no surprise that the company continues to seek more Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). The latest MOU, a three-year deal signed with General Electric, will focus solely on ...

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    Scientist wants automakers held accountable for how electricty is generated for plug-ins
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    A lot of interesting conversation takes place annually at the SAE World Congress. The conference brings together heads of companies, scientists, engineers and people from many other walks of life. With so much diversity present at a single event, it's only a matter of time before some off-the-wall ...

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    Greenlings: What realistic electric vehicle recharging options are there for apartment dwellers?
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    One of the challenges to making electric vehicles (EVs) "work" in the real world is figuring out how, where and when to recharge them. If you have a garage, then those questions kind of answer themsleves. You come home, take 15 seconds to plug the car into the wall and undo the plug in the ...

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    How do I plug my electric vehicle in at home?
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    As electric vehicles begin to find their way to peoples driveways and garages, knowing what's involved with charging up the batteries becomes more necessary. Over the years, electric vehicles (EVs) have used different kinds of batteries and employed different types of chargers and connectors, so ...

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    Seattle electric vehicle advocates ready for new charging infrastructure, federal investment
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    When Nissan announced the cities where the first 5,000 Nissan Leafs would be sold – Tennessee, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle and the Phoenix/Tucson region in Arizona – it picked those areas for their likely high rates of electric ...

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    UK electronics retailer Comet offers free EV charging [w/VIDEO]
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    One of the big arguments that EV proponents make against the concept of range anxiety is that businesses and public parking areas can install charging stations allowing drivers to top up when parked. Businesses could even offer free charging as an enticement to draw in customers. Few however, have ...

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    SAE to launch program to create standard plug for EVs
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    There are a number of hurdles to overcome before we're all parking electric cars in our driveways and garages. We often tend to focus in on the vehicle itself, as there is plenty of work to be done on that front, not the least of which is creating suitable batteries. Remember, though, that an ...

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