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    Official: Ford taps AeroVironment for home-charging systems

    Ford figures that 11,000 electric-vehicle driving homeowners can't be wrong. The US automaker has tapped AeroVironment as its official vendor for Level 2 home-charging systems. AeroVironment is offering one-day installations of 240-volt systems at the homes of Ford C-Max, Fusion plug-in and ...

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    Official: Kansas City says it's more than ready for plug-in cars

    San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles and the Raleigh-Durham region are among the US metropolitan areas most often cited to be the most electric-vehicle ready in terms of charging infrastructure. Now, Kansas City wants to be added to that list. The Kansas City metropolitan area, whose 14 ...

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    Home Depot now offering 30 different electric vehicle chargers

    Shopping for a 240-volt, Level 2 wall-mounted electric car charging unit? Then check out Home Depot's online shopping site, where consumers get to choose a variety of units with prices that start at $749 and top off at $9,815. Granted, these are very different charging units, with the $749 price ...

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    Official: Nissan will expand Leaf dealer network in Europe tenfold this year

    Nissan will increase the number of European car dealers carrying Leaf electric vehicles tenfold – to 1,000 – by the end of the year and will sell the car in two dozen European markets by 2013, all part of the Japanese automaker's plan to boost Leaf sales overseas. Nissan, which ...

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    Report: BYD says electric e6 delayed due to lack of U.S. plug-in infrastructure

    It's coming in 2010. Scratch that. How about 2011? Oh shucks, that's impossible, too. Let's shoot for 2012. BYD Auto constantly alters the U.S. launch date of the electric e6 crossover. But this latest bit of info should relieve us of reporting further delays. When BYD announced its U.S. scheme, ...

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    350Green partners with SemaConnect to install 1,500 chargers nationwide

    Bring 'em on. U.S.-based plug-in vehicle charging network developer 350Green has purchased 1,500 ChargePro stations from SemaConnect for an undisclosed amount. The units, designed for commercial-duty applications and equipped with integrated smart grid software, will be installed across the U.S. ...

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    Ford lists "20 Cool Places to Charge in the U.S."

    Where are the coolest U.S. sites to charge your plug-in vehicle? Well, if you ask Ford, the answer would be a new list of "20 Cool Places to Charge in the U.S." The automaker picked spots in we can all understand, like the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, HI and the ...

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    350Green, Coulomb team to install 400-plus charging stations across U.S.

    Plug-in vehicle charging stations are still a bit of a rarity here in the United States and, while 400 additional chargers won't make for a nation that's blanketed with the technology, we'll certainly take all the charging points we can get. 350Green is teaming up with Coulomb Technologies to ...

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    Car Charging Group teams with Central Parking System to electrify U.S. parking lots

    Car Charging Group, a Florida-based installer of plug-in vehicle charging stations, announced a potentially massive deal that involves partnering with Central Parking System and its subsidiary, USA Parking System, to install Coulomb Technologies' networked ChargePoint stations at up to 2,200 sites ...

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    Ecotricity links up UK service stations with chargers along Electric Highway

    Electric vehicles can now drive between Bristol, Birmingham and London without fear of running out of juice since Ecotricity opened two additional charging stations along the UK's Electric Highway as part of the world's first nationwide charging network. The Electric Highway currently has charging ...

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    Study: Pike predicts we'll have 7.7 milion charging stations worldwide by 2017

    Pike Research keeps on pouring out reports, including its latest one, titled "Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment." This report from Pike forecasts that by the end of 2017, more than 7.7 million charging stations will have been installed around the globe, including 1.5 million right here in the ...

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    Why Florida's 70-plus charging stations are virtually useless

    Residents of Florida now have even more incentive to ditch their gasoline-burning vehicles in favor of an electric automobile. In the past year, Florida has become a plug-in vehicle hot spot. Well, sort of. There's a chicken and egg issue going on. Finding a place to plug-in an electric vehicle in ...

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    UK opens free, solar-powered plug-in vehicle charging network

    For first time-ever, electric vehicles will soon be able to travel the length of the UK using a network of free, solar-powered "top-up" charging stations located near motorways. According to Ecotricity, the company that installed the network, range anxiety has now been removed from the electric ...

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    GE, Lowe's partner to sell WattStation home charger

    Announced today at the Plug-In 2011 Conference, GE Energy Industrial Solutions and home improvement giant Lowe's will team up to offer consumers the wall-mounted, residential-use General Electric WattStation plug-in vehicle charger. Starting in August, Lowe's will stock the GE WattStation at ...

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    "Major landmark" reached as AeroVironment's chargers get UL-certified

    AeroVironment has announced that its entire lineup of plug-in vehicle charging solutions has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. This means that AeroVironment's chargers conform to electrical codes and can now be safely and legally installed almost anywhere in the ...

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    Fisker selects EV Connect for Karma charging systems

    2012 Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, EV Connect announced that Fisker has selected it as the "exclusive EVSE services provider" for the automaker's plug-in Karma. Under terms of this agreement, EV Connect will install and service EVSEs for future Karma ...

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    Nissan Leaf checks in at London's Gatwick Airport

    In 2010, over 31.3 million people passed through London's Gatwick Airport. Not even one of them attempted to drive through the airport's North Terminal in a Nissan Leaf, or, for that matter, any other road-worthy passenger vehicle. That changed when Stewart Wingate, chief executive officer at ...

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    Video: Check out Barcelona's electric motorcycle, scooter charging infrastructure

    Motorcycles and scooters, on average, don't burn a lot of fuel to move alone, but, according to Fair Companies, the two-wheelers are up to ten times dirtier than today's cleanest batch of gas-fueled automobiles. So, to reduce emissions in a city like Barcelona, Spain, switching out the 280,000 ...

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    E+ rolls out plug-in vehicle mobility infrastructure in Poland

    E+, a joint venture between Alva Technologies and Polenergia SA, is rolling out its plug-in vehicle mobility infrastructure in Poland. E+, a self-proclaimed leader in electric mobility in that country, will act as an integrated service provider, tackling all infrastructure requirements for ...

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    London adds 150 charging stations; total now stands at 400

    The city of London has taken a significant step towards becoming the electric vehicle capital of Europe with the launch of Source London – a scheme that has already added 150 public-use chargers in the city. The creation of a city-wide charging network is an attempt to quash fears of range ...


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