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    Official: UC Davis is most EV-ready campus
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    When it comes to deploying electric-vehicle charging stations, University of California Davis is giving it the old college try. The school, located just outside of Sacramento, has 38 plug-in vehicle charging stations on campus, making it the most charging-friendly institution of higher learning ...

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    Report: California renters may soon install EV chargers at home
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    Electric-vehicle charging stations. They may not just for the landed gentry anymore. At least in the Golden State. California lawmakers have passed a bill that would enable residential and commercial tenants to install electric-vehicle charging stations, provided that they foot the bill, ...

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    Official: China Tesla driver goes crowd-funding route to get chargers installed
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    Tesla Motors has at least one Chinese businessman in its corner. Andrew Zong, CEO of heat-pump maker PHNIX, recently engaged in a bit of crowd-funding to establish a charging network for new owners of the Model S battery-electric sedan throughout at least part of the world's most populous nation. ...

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    Official: Zap-Map puts all of UK's charging points in one place
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    The UK has a total of 6,181 individual charging points at 2,539 electric-vehicle charging locations around the country. And the number is growing. Next Green Car, which publishes a green-car guide in the UK, has a feature tied to EV-station mapping system Zap-Map that will do the counting for ...

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    Official: Japanese automakers kick in $800k for new charging-station company
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    Cynics may say that gathering $800,000 (total) from four of Japan's largest automakers is merely a rounding error. Still, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi, along with the Development Bank of Japan, are putting those funds to good use. So, that's something. Last week, those five entities ...

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    Official: Massachusetts introduces $2,500 state incentive for EVs
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    Now that the deuces are wild for Massachusetts, its governor is placing a bigger bet on electric-vehicle adoption in the Bay State. With exactly 222 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations currently available, the famously liberal Massachusetts is finally joining the ranks of those ...

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    Study: Charging millions of EVs at once? It's a math problem
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    Preparing for the brave new world where the number of plug-in vehicles looking for a charge grows high enough to match to the current electricity supply, one study from China's Sichuan University is suggesting a novel concept. It's called the honor system, and it might one day be needed to ...

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    Official: Ecotricity offering 1,000 free EV miles to new customers
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    Ecotricity is offering electric vehicle drivers in the United Kingdom an lengthy incentive for using green energy: 1,000 miles of free fast charging per year. Called "Green Electricity + Car," the program will power customers' homes with renewable power allow them to charge their cars through ...

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    Official: Via Motors plugs into Recargo's Plugshare charging app
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    Recargo, Inc., and Via Motors have made an agreement to simplify the charging process for drivers of plug-in hybrid electric trucks and vans. At the Detroit Auto Show this week, the two companies announced an agreement to add Recargo's Plugshare charging station finder in Via's in-dash EV ...

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    Report: Sri Lanka wants to import more EVs
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    Sri Lanka is taking steps toward importing more electric vehicles into the country. The island's network of charging stations will be expanded to encourage imports, and even better, the current heavy import fee will be lightened. At a media briefing last week in Colombo, Sampath Marenchige, ...

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    Official: Number of US public charging stations climbed 30% this year
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    The number of publicly accessible US plug-in vehicle charging stations rose about 30 percent this year, as more retailers looked to attract potential customers by giving drivers the chance to charge up their Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt plug-in vehicles while shopping. There were about 6,770 ...

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    Report: NYC mayor Bloomberg signs bill requiring 20% of all parking spaces to be EV 'charger ready'
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    At least it's not in any way difficult to find a parking spot in Manhattan. If it was, New York City's new plan to make at least 20 percent of the off-street parking throughout the five boroughs accessible to a plug-in vehicle charging station would be really onerous. Oh, wait. The largest city ...

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    Official: ChargePoint plugs in 50,000th user, in San Francisco of course [UPDATE]
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    ChargePoint's electric vehicle charging network recently added its 50,000th user and, unsurprisingly, the ChargePoint member lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Not long ago, that community took the top spot on ChargePoint's list of the "Top 10 EV-friendly Metropolitan Markets." The 50,000th ...

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    Report: Hydrogen-friendly Vancouver getting into DC fast chargers for EVs
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, is joining the west coast network of DC fast chargers for plug-in electric vehicles. The Canadian province's electric utility company, BC Hydro, will be installing 13 DC fast chargers in the greater Vancouver area in the Fraser Valley, on Vancouver Island and in ...

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    Report: Ecotality could face new lawsuits over charger, loan issues
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    Investors have had enough of Ecotality, Inc., and are taking legal action. The Rosen Law Firm, PA, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ecotality stockholders in New York and the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, based in Bensalem, PA, is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of ...

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    Report: UK getting ready to end EV subsidies
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    When it comes to electric-vehicle subsidies in the UK, the government is selling but the public isn't buying. British ministers are saying that a two-year-old program that funds 5,000 British pounds ($7,850) worth of subsidies to buyers of electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf will be ...

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    Report: Hawaii not enforcing EV charging station laws at big parking lots
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    When it comes to enforcing a Hawaii state law mandating operators of large parking lots to provide electric-vehicle charging stations, the Aloha spirit is a little too laid back for some plug-in advocates. Long considered a pioneer for widespread plug-in vehicle adoption, Hawaii's having trouble ...

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    Official: New White House petition wants high-speed chargers every 50 miles in US
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    A Last month, a San Antonio resident started a petition to the White House asking that that fast-charging stations for plug-in cars be installed every 50 miles along the US Interstate system. The trick is, if the request is to have any a chance of being granted, fast-charging advocates will have ...

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    Report: Juneau wants to become EV capital
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    One indeed is the loneliest number, and that's the number of publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations in Juneau, Alaska, but city officials want to change that. The city's Economic Development Commission is trying to find ways for the Alaskan capital to have the most charging ...

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    Official: Hawaii HECO utilities will cut charging rates to encourage EVs
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    One of the smallest US states continues to be one of the biggest proponents of electric-vehicle adoption, and is now offering special electric-use charging rates for folks who install EV charging stations. The Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has received approval from the state's Public Utilities ...

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