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    Report: Bosch, Daimler say Tesla's Supercharger strategy a disservice to EVs
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    Here's a classic pot-kettle-black story. Daimler, which has a partnership with Tesla, is calling the EV automaker out for its Supercharger stations that - at this point - only work with Tesla vehicles. Daimler, along with supplier Bosch, is saying that there should be compatible standards in the ...

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    Official: Nissan installs 1,000th CHAdeMO fast charger in Europe
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    While the European Union hasn't been very supportive of CHAdeMO stations, the fast chargers are seeing significant growth in the European electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, with Nissan installing number 1,000 at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, UK recently. In the past year, the ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S headed to CHAdeMO with $1,000 adapter
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    No question about it, the Tesla Supercharger network is a sweet deal for Model S drivers. A free, fast and sometimes solar-powered way to put more miles into your EV's "tank," Superchargers point to an entirely new paradigm for personal mobility. Still, despite an ambitious roll-out schedule in ...

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    Official: Sacramento getting first DC fast chargers with SAE Combo, CHAdeMO plugs
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    What's next, peace in the Middle East? The ongoing question of which fast-charging standard Americans will prefer as electric-vehicle ownership becomes more commonplace is being made redundant, at least for those residing in Sacramento. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has ...

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    Study: 200,000 DC fast chargers coming by 2020
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    "200,000 by 2020 from less than 2,000 in 2012." OK, say that three times fast. Electric-vehicle advocates might be practicing that tongue twister to memorize the latest projections by research firm IHS. IHS believes that the number of fast chargers in the world will jump up more than 100 times ...

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    Official: Europe ready to sunset support for CHAdeMO DC fast chargers in 2018
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    Since its introduction, it has been clear that the SAE Combo DC fast charging system (pictured) is contentious. While most public charging network providers are hesitant to take sides and different engineers will tell you why one system is better than the other, the big fight was always between ...

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    Official: SAE wants Combo fast charging, Nissan remains committed to CHAdeMO
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    Despite growing competition from the SAE Combo Charger Nissan remains committed to CHAdeMO. But why turn the disagreement into a fight? At the New York Auto Show this week, the Nissan booth displayed a sign that promoted the first major DC Fast Charging standard and says, "Nissan is committed to ...

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    Read This: Tesla charging situation woul benefit from more flexibility, less confrontation
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    Tesla Motors would be better served making its Model S electric vehicles compatible with CHAdeMO and SAE combo connector fast-charging stations than by spending time taking on those pesky New York Times journalists who question the car's advertised single-charge range, writes Plug In Cars' John ...

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    Official: Estonia's ELMO fast-charging network makes cross-country EV drives easy
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    Hey, when your country has the population the size of San Diego's and you've got a bit of a head start, you can pull this stuff off. Estonia, the former Soviet republic that's north of Latvia and across the Baltic Sea from Finland, has completed what it says is the world's largest network of ...

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    Official: European Commission decides on Mennekes type 2 plug standard
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    The European Commission's recently unveiled plan for cleaner fuels and lowered dependency on imported oil is counting on huge gains from natural gas and electric vehicles. While there are about one million natural gas-powered vehicles on European roads today, the number is expected to increase ...

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    Official: CHAdeMO 'disappointed' by European Commission's fast charging decision
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    The association representing the world's most prevalent fast-charging standard may be based in Japan, and the region in question might be Europe, but the CHAdeMO Association made its feelings clear about the European Commission's (EC) charging-infrastructure strategy in very, very plain ...

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    Official: Number of US CHAdeMO stations jumped tenfold in 2012
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    True to their name, the number of CHAdeMO-standard quick-charging stations for electric vehicles is growing real fast. The number of global stations that use Japan's quick-charging CHAdeMO standard has doubled in the past year to more than 2,000 units – and will more than double this year, ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S will have available CHAdeMO adaptor in Japan
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    Tesla Motors has confirmed that the all-electric Model S luxury sedan will have a CHAdeMO quick-charging adaptor when the model goes on sale in Japan. The news was first reported in Japan, where CHAdeMo is the winning fast-charging option. The adaptor will make it possible for Tesla owners to ...

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    Official: Can't we all just get along? Gridbot suggests SAE/CHAdeMO fast charger
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    Perhaps the clash between CHAdeMO and SAE Combo fast charger standards can be resolved by free market enterprise. For example: The Equinox 50kW fast DC charger, which "will be the first unit on the market to combine both CHAdeMO and Combo protocols," according the GRIDbot website. Equinox is being ...

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    Car Charging Group tips its hat to SAE Combo as debate continues
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    The battle between the SAE Combo and CHAdeMO DC fast charger just tipped a little bit toward SAE's "J1772 EV and Plug In Hybrid EV Conductive Charge Coupler." The Car Charging Group is endorsing the new SAE Combo standard that couples a DC fast charger with the J1772 AC 240-volt charger, all in one ...

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    Report: Why SAE Combo vs. CHAdeMO battle could be a big problem
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    Electric-vehicle drivers are bracing for a battle that could make Obama-Romney look like the Tennessee Waltz. The various automakers behind two incompatible plug-in standards for electric vehicle fast-charging stations are championing their own system as the better of the two just as global EV ...

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    Official: SAE sets standards for DC Combo fast charging
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    As fast-charging standards go, it looks like the Atlantic's finally covered. SAE International said this week that it has finalized technical standards for a DC fast-charging system that's is being supported by both American and European plug-in vehicle makers. SAE said its J1772 Combo ...

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    Report: Japan discloses CHAdeMo fast charger info to increase acceptance
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    There's no question that the CHAdeMO quick-charging technology standard is a Japanese thing. But the Japanese government wants to take it global, and has thus disclosed more information about the CHAdeMO quick-charging technology standards as a way to encourage CHAdeMO adoption by more ...

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    Who's ready now? Nissan deploys first of 400 planned DC fast chargers in Europe
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    Nissan has installed the first of 400 quick-charging electric-vehicle chargers in Europe that it's planning to deploy during the next few years, the Detroit News reports. The Japanese automaker, which along with alliance partner Renault is said to be investing more than $5 billion (U.S.) in ...

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    Report: GM strikes out against CHAdeMO DC fast charging; opponents say SAE has 'the plug without the cars'
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    The battle lines are hardening. At issue here are the competing DC fast charge standards, CHAdeMO (which is established and works with the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i) and the new SAE Combo Charger (which is not yet available on any cars for sale, and won't be for a while). CHAdeMo is, ...

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