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    Report: Japan discloses CHAdeMo fast charger info to increase acceptance

    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

    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'

    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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    Exclusive: EVS: After 24 million EV miles, Ecotality and Blink are ready for both CHAdeMO and SAE

    One can think about conspiracy theories that maybe that's the way they wanted it be. The Nissan Leaf is the most mainstream electric vehicle in the U.S., and it has a CHAdeMO DC fast-charge option. Ecotality's Blink network offers CHAdeMO chargers. Ecotality is the managing organization ...

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    EVS: Aerovironment's been around long enough to not pick sides in SAE/CHAdeMO debate

    There's a good reason that Aerovironment proudly displayed the 20-year-old EV1 in its booth at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26): it's not a newcomer. Aerovironment's Wahid Nawabi, the senior vice president and general manager of efficient energy systems, told AutoblogGreen the car ...

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    Video: SAE Congress: GE charges up Nissan's EV plans

    Nissan and GE shared a booth at the SAE World Congress in Detroit recently to emphasize the way the two companies want to connects your car and various appliances to the emerging smart grid. The common piece of equipment is the new WattStation, which is an electric vehicle charging station that ...

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    Official: U.S., German automakers will demo fast-charging system at EVS26

    BMW, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen are among the eight U.S. and German automakers that will demonstrate a single-port fast-charging system for electric vehicles at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 (EV26) in Los Angeles starting next week. Audi, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and ...

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    Nissan wants to 'Turn On' European cities to plug-in cars

    How bad do Europeans want plug-in cars? Nissan is using a campaign called the "Big Turn On" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) to get people in various cities to compete for a prize of 30 Nissan quick chargers installed in that city. Of course, if Nissan installs a bunch of CHAdeMO quick chargers ...

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    Nissan's $9,900 quick charger a game changer?

    Electric vehicles typically come with a home charging cord, and additional stations for 120v or 240v connections are relatively inexpensive. However, when you start trying to cram electrons into a battery in a hurry, the cost can rise steeply. In particular, "Level 3" quick charging stations can ...

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    Report: Murphy Express in Tennessee becomes first gas station to install Level 3 quick-charger

    Stemming from an agreement signed back in September of 2010, Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA have revealed what's believed to be the nation's first Level 3 quick-charge unit installed at, wait for it, a gas station. The Eaton DC Quick Charger, installed at Murphy Express Gas on Lee Highway in ...

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    Nichicon develops world's smallest quick-chargers

    A relatively unknown Japanese firm, one that goes by the name of Nichicon, has developed and will soon launch what it says are the world's smallest quick-charge stations for plug-in vehicles. Nichicon's NGQ-A202 and NGQ-A302 use what the firms calls "advanced module technology" to shrink down ...

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    Nissan Leaf and the Japan Earthquake, a symbiotic relationship

    The earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan in early March deeply affected the Nissan Leaf in some surprising ways. We've heard multiple times about the way the quake impacted – or will impact – production and sales in a negative way (details here), but the truth is that ...

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    Report: CARB says U.S. is leaning towards non-CHAdeMO quick-charge standard

    Craig Childers, a zero-emissions specialist at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), said it appears that the U.S. is leaning towards the adoption of a non-CHAdeMO quick-charge standard for plug-in vehicles, according to All Cars Electric. Though Childers admits that this is not a "done ...

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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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    Mitsubishi to supply Estonia with 507 i-MiEVs, 250 quick-charge stations

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Republic of Estonia aims to lead the world in terms of plug-in vehicles per capita and has kicked off its drive to the top by inking a deal that will have Mitsubishi shipping 507 i-MiEVs over to the northern European state ...

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    Epyon's multi-port quick chargers receive CHAdeMO certification

    Epyon BV has announced that two of its multi-port quick chargers have received official CHAdeMO certification. While this may sound insignificant, the Epyon quick chargers are the first CHAdeMO-compliant systems with the ability to simultaneously charge multiple battery-powered ...

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    Report: U.S. to conduct tests of CHAdeMO chargers

    The CHAdeMO fast charging protocol was developed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) along with Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru), CHAdeMO, a DC fast-charging protocol for electric vehicles, is used for all Level 3 chargers in Japan, but the U.S. has been ...

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    Driving Sustainability 2010: CHAdeMO quick chargers can "relieve drivers' range anxiety."

    The CHAdeMO fast charging protocol is an interesting beast. Developed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) along with Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru), CHAdeMO is a DC fast-charging protocol for electric vehicles. What's unusual is that any company can use ...

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    CHAdeMO suggests drinking green tea while recharging your electric car

    The smiling logo to the right is the symbol of the newly established CHAdeMO Association, a partnership between Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuji Heavy Industries and the Tokyo Electric Power Company. All of these organizations have at least one foot in the electric vehicle door (Nissan is diving in ...


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