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    Official: Holland ready to move forward with Fastned fast-charging network
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    ABB, the world's largest maker of power-transmission gear, got the nod to make chargers for a Dutch charging network designed to ensure that all of the nearly 17 million citizens in the Netherlands are within a 50-kilometer (31-mile) drive of a fast-charging station. Even better, the Fastned ...

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    Read This: New rules for EV charging etiquette
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    The EV equivalent of spam is parking an internal combustion vehicle at a spot where there's a charger (also known as getting ICE'd), or leaving your electric vehicle in a charge space long after you've juiced up. Now that plug-ins are going mainstream, and municipalities from San Diego to New ...

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    Quick Spin: France wants top EV spot but faces hurdles seen 'round the world
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    French Minister of Industrial Renewal Amaud Montebourg wants his nation to be considered the world's electric-vehicle leader. "France can guide the electric revolution. We want electric vehicles to be for everyone," he said during the recent welcome-home ceremony for the Citroen C-Zero driving ...

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    Verify Markets claims electric vehicle charging industry will top $3b by 2017
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    GE WattStation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Dishing out $5,000 to read a report on the future of the electrical vehicle charging industry is not something that we often do around here. In fact, we'd never dish out that kind of dough to pour over some predictions based on ...

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    Study: More than 1M EV chargers coming to U.S. by 2015
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    While it's been debated that the majority of electric vehicle (EV) owners will find little need for public chargers and will instead choose to juice their EVs up at home each night, a study from the clean technology market research firm Pike Research indicates that chargers are coming anyways. Tons ...

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    Elk Horn, Iowa has world's highest concentration of electric vehicle chargers [w/video]
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    Converted Prius charging in Elk Horn - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Positioned in the middle of nowhere, the city of Elk Horn, IA barely registers on our GPS screen. With a recorded population of 649 residents, this small town is known as a center for Danish ethnicity and is home to ...

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    Car Charging Group inks deal to install electric vehicle chargers in Manhattan
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    Car Charging Group (CCG), a Florida-based electric vehicle (EV) charging systems operator, has teamed up with New York City's Icon Parking Systems (IPS), to install EV charging stations in major parking lots scattered throughout the Manhattan area. CCG and IPS inked a test program deal that will ...

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    Underwriters Laboratory to offer charger installation training program
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    Just in time for the debut of two very-hyped plug-in vehicles from Nissan and Chevrolet, the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) will launch a training program aimed at informing installers, electricians, manufacturers and automakers about the complexities involved with the installation of electric ...

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    Auto execs question need for widespread public charging infrastructure
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    Earlier this week, automotive execs came together to discuss the future of the industry at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. As Green Car Advisor reports, one of the sessions at the seminar was titled "Full-scale Deployment: Making the Business ...

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    Interstate-5 in Washington to become "electric highway"?
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    The state of Washington is hoping to turn the interstate 5 corridor that runs from Canadian border to Oregon into the nation's first electric highway. With the help of a $1.32 million federal grant, Washington hopes to install between seven and 10 so-called Level 3 electric vehicle charging ...

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    JFE to conduct field trials of super-rapid charger by year's end
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    Early last month, we broke a story regarding a super-rapid charging system that could take an electric vehicle (EV) from empty to 50 percent charged up in as little as three minutes. The super-rapid charging system, developed by JFE Engineering, could potentially change the EV industry forever. ...

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    Webchat: Discuss the free Chevrolet Volt home charging stations
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    After Thursday's announcement that up to 4,400 buyers of the Chevrolet Volt will be eligible to get a free 240-volt home charging station, General Motors will hold a live webchat later today at 11 am EDT. The chargers will some from ECOtality and Coulomb Technologies, so it only makes sense to ...

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    Ford teams with Coulomb Technologies to provide 5,000 in-home EV chargers
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    Ford has teamed up with California-based Coulomb Technologies to give away free charging stations to early customers of its electric vehicles, starting with the Transit Connect Electric. Coulomb is spending $37 million to install 5,000 of its Chargepoint stations in nine markets including Austin, ...

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    Europe's first commercial fast-charging station officially opens to public
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    Late last week, Epyon unveiled Europe's first commercial electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station at a fueling depot in the Netherlands. The Epyon system is capable of delivering 50 kilowatts of juice, which the company claims can charge a nine-person taxi-van or a Nissan Leaf in as little as 30 ...

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    Austria planning to turn phone booths into electric vehicle charge stations
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    Believe it or not, there was once a time when no one had tiny wireless communications devices in their pockets all the time. In those days – way back in the 1980s and earlier – when someone needed to make a call when they were out and about, they had to locate a pay telephone. These ...

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    British Columbia getting ambitious plug-in vehicle recharging network
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    British Columbia, especially the area around Vancouver, has been heavy into fuel cells thanks to local companies like Ballard (see: those Olympic fuel cell buses). Plug-in electric vehicles are getting noticed there, though, thanks to a push to bring in the Nissan Leaf and to mandate the ...

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    Nissan and San Francisco team up on EV charging in Bay Area
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    2010 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan is steaming ahead at full speed on its electric car plans but it's not ignoring the infrastructure elements required to make those vehicles a viable proposition. This week, the automaker announced a partnership with the city of San ...

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    Better Place and DSB to pilot electric car sharing for train travelers
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    Will trains and cars become the voyaging version of peanut butter and chocolate? Perhaps. Better Place is partnering with DSB, Denmark's largest rail service provider, to offer an electric car sharing service at its train terminals. The project will begin next year with a pilot program at the ...

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    Seattle electric vehicle advocates ready for new charging infrastructure, federal investment
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    When Nissan announced the cities where the first 5,000 Nissan Leafs would be sold – Tennessee, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle and the Phoenix/Tucson region in Arizona – it picked those areas for their likely high rates of electric ...

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    Seattle mayor wants his city to be on bleeding edge of EVs
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    Seattle mayor Greg Nickels is a fan of electric vehicles and wants his constituents to feel the same way. In recent months, the Pacific Northwest city has signed a deal with Nissan to be one of the first locations to get its upcoming electric vehicles and Nickels wants to rapidly build out an ...

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