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    Nation's first public quick-charge station opens up in Portland, OR [w/video]

    Quick charge station in Portland, OR - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Okay, despite the argument that there may not be a need for public chargers, we can't help but be giddy to announce that the U.S. finally has its first quick-charge station. The installation is now complete at the ...

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    Nissan announces 49 kW quick charger for EVs

    In preparation for the December launch of its Leaf EV, Nissan has developed its own electric vehicle charge station that will be installed at all of its dealers in Japan. There will actually be two different chargers available – a standard single-phase 200 volt version will be available at ...

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    New battery charger is supposedly really fast - from 0 to 50 percent in just 3 minutes

    What if you could charge an electric vehicle (EV) in about the same amount of time that its take to fuel up a gasoline car? Would EVs reach mainstream status if charging them was a simple, three minute procedure? Well, we may find out soon. The Nikkei newspaper is reporting that Japen-based JFE ...

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    Eaton developing faster electric vehicle charging system for home, commercial use

    With the early initial success of the Nissan Leaf already showing us that electric vehicles are in high demand, we now must address the infrastructure issue. In short, we need more chargers and we need them now. To fill the void, Eaton Corp. has teamed up with Japan-based Takaoka Electric to ...

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    Video: Robert Llewellyn's Gearless looks into quick charging for his i-MiEV

    Gearless – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Robert Llewellyn bounced from his excellent web video series Carpool to an electric vehicle-centric show called Gearless. The new short videos revolve around Llewellyn's year-long affair with a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. While he once joked that ...

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    What are the benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging?

    As electric vehicles (EVs) slowly emerge back into the transportation picture after 100 years of semi-hibernation, consumers may be faced with a paradigm quite different from the regular visits to the gas station most are used to. The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy ...


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