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    SF Bay Area receives $5M grant to fund installation of 5,000-plus chargers

    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

    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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    How electric vehicle chargers will be like fire hydrants

    Companies working to build streetside electric vehicle chargers face a lot of obstacles. From deciding where to install them to worries about vandals unplugging the cord, there are a lot of issues that have nothing to do with the vehicle or the charging technology. Earlier today, when thinking ...

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    Study: 4.7 million EV chargers coming worldwide by 2015

    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

    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

    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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    German chancellor Merkel visits VW Group's electric cars, hybrids in Berlin

    The National Platfrom for Electric Mobility was officially launched in Berlin, Germany on Monday and the Volkswagen Group showed off its upcoming array of hybrid and plug-in vehicles for chancellor Angela Merkel. The platform is a public-private alliance to promote the use of electrified vehicles. ...

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    Nissan signs MOU with GE for expanded smart charging infrastructure

    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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    Greenlings: What realistic electric vehicle recharging options are there for apartment dwellers?

    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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    SemaConnect's new charging system allows owners to sell electricity to electric car owners

    SemaConnect charger - Click above for high-res gallery
    Right now, most producers of electric vehicle chargers have concentrated their efforts on charging systems that can be utilized by commercial fleets, gas station franchises and city agencies. Market demands for charging systems in high-use ...

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    Think ranks EV-ready cities in the U.S., puts LA, San Francisco at top

    Which U.S. city is most ready for an armada of electric vehicles? Los Angeles. Where's the next-best place? San Francisco. Following these two California cities in EV friendliness are a pair of northern cities you might not associate with EVs: Chicago and New York. What makes a city EV ready, as ...

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    Will curb-side charging fall prey to vandals and miscreants?

    As we were discussing an upcoming story related to a certain extended range EV with some colleagues the other day, a potentially serious problem for EVs came up. The primary market for plug-in vehicles for the foreseeable future will be urban areas where the range limitations of battery-powered ...

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    Hola! Renault-Nissan signs electric vehicle MOU with Barcelona; considers making batteries in France

    Renault Fluence Zero Emissions Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Barcelona's green transportation options have recently expanded to include rental bikes and hybrid buses. A new memorandum of understanding between Barcelona and the Renault–Nissan Alliance – in which they ...

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    SunPods make solar electric vehicle charging quick and easy (to install)

    While solar panels are not yet efficient enough to plop down on an electric vehicle's roof and charge as you go, the idea of powering an EV with the sun is tremendously appealing. A new system called SP-300 EV Plug-N-Go by SunPods is currently being used in San Jose to collect the sun's rays for ...

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    Seattle electric vehicle advocates ready for new charging infrastructure, federal investment

    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]

    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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    Rayna Handelman is Nissan's point person on EV infrastructure

    For the foreseeable future, the only truly affordable electric cars are likely to be those that contain relatively small batteries and have correspondingly short ranges. Making those kinds of cars appealing to a mass audience will require that people be able to easily charge those cars anywhere and ...


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