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    Official: Tesla Motors EV charging technology coming to Blink network
    CarCharging Group Wants To Add Model S Adapters To Level 2 Stations 1403288040

    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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    Report: Tesla continues to go its own way on charger design

    Potential buyers of the upcoming Tesla Model S shouldn't expect to find a J1772 connector under the charging flap. The SAE International standard may be on board most electric vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, but Tesla has never liked the design. Calling the standard ...

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    SAE working on new J1772 combo coupler standard for plug-in vehicles

    Sometime during the first quarter of 2012, SAE International says it will officially establish a worldwide standard, calling for an integrated coupler for plug-in vehicles. The SAE says this J1772 combo coupler will allow plug-in vehicles to be charged from either a conventional, 15-amp AC wall ...

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    Nissan Leaf owner finds closed quick-charge station is absolutely useless

    Vacaville, CA, like a handful of other cities within the U.S., has a Level 3 quick-charge station for plug-in vehicles. The unit in Vacaville was activated in late May 2010 and uses the CHAdeMO charging protocol. Though standardized in Japan, the U.S. has not approved the CHAdeMO interface. ...

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    Tesla whips out $750 J1772-to-Roadster charging adapter

    Purchasing a $750 cable that measures all of four feet might seem ridiculous, but Tesla Roadster owners will probably have to fork over the dough. At least, they will if they want an automaker-supported device that enables charging of their $109,000-plus electric Roadster at all J1772-compliant ...

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    ClipperCreek now taking orders for EV charger with new J-1772 coupler

    If you are looking for an electric vehicle charger with the new North American standard plug-end (SAE J-1772) for either your own garage or for the convenience of your customers, ClipperCreek has just announced that they are now taking orders for that very beastie. With delivery set for May, the ...

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    How do I plug my electric vehicle in at home?

    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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    Underwriters Laboratories approves SAE J1772 charging plug

    The SAE standard J1772 charging connector for plug-in vehicles passed another threshold on its way to finalization this week. Underwriters Laboratories has completed its certification testing on the connector developed by Yazaki. The UL testing has verified the safety and durability characteristics ...

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    SAE 2009: Yazaki's booth proudly displays J1772 connector

    J1772 connector - click above for more
    At the SAE World Congress last week, one of the more important technical discussions revolved around a new connector standard for plug-in vehicles called J1772. As we mentioned in our write-up of the progress made at the event, the Yazaki company was behind ...

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    GM calls for plug-in vehicle standards

    One of the factors that has helped to make cars so ubiquitous over the past century is standards. By standardizing things like fuel fillers, inflation nozzles on tires, 12V power sockets and countless other elements, automakers have been able make owning and operating a car much more practical. ...

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    Nissan gets a charge out of Ecotality in Arizona

    Ecotality, an electric transportation and storage company, has been big-timing it lately with the likes of Nissan. Together with the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), they have formed an EV Micro-Climate Working Group with a goal of making Pima County, which encompasses Tucson, Arizona, the ...


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