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    Report: Two wildly different views of EV charging at condos, apartment buildings
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    Whether it's an apartment building in California or a condo complex in Florida, there's no such thing as truly free electricity. This rule applies especially to recharging plug-in vehicles, and it will become more and more of an issue as an increasing number of city-dwellers purchase ...

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    Official: Cadillac ELR will be smart-grid ready from day one
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    General Motors just might have figured out a good way to go head-to-head with its luxury electric vehicle competitors, the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 – throw fancy new smart energy and cloud-based connections into the deal. GM says the extended range Cadillac ELR will be "Smart Grid ready" as ...

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    Opinion: Analyst looks at electric vehicles and fuel cells, predicts EVs will win
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    Despite the fact that they are both zero-emission vehicle technologies that can be powered by renewable energy, there's no question that advocates of plug-in electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are sometimes at odds with each other. So, it's nice when we get a somewhat neutral ...

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    Study: SCE report reveals good grid, bad apartment owners
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    "We're not the problem." That's the main message from a Southern California Edison (SCE) report about the charging habits of the utility's plug-in vehicle-driving customers. SCE serves about 180 Southern California cities and says there's little near-term risk for an increase in plug-in vehicle ...

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    Report: Go ahead Texas, charge up with TXU Energy's 'Free Nights'
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    If the Lone Star State gets any more giving with its free power for electric-vehicle drivers, all your exes may live in Texas, too. Dallas-based TXU Energy is starting a new plan to use some of its excess wind energy by promoting a "Free Nights" program. As you might suspect, it lets EV-driving ...

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    Official: Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will make 2014 Panamera S E Hybrid charger friendly
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    Never one to leave things up to chance, Porsche will deploy a charging system for its upcoming Panamera S E plug-in hybrid that the should match the vehicle's high-end cache. The Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will be compatible with both 120-volt and 240-volt charging sources and the buyer can ...

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    Official: Continental's digital key for EV carsharing points to a new way forward
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    Electric vehicle carsharing is getting major buy-in from Zipcar, Car2go, and others. What about EV owners? Automotive supplier Continental thinks there's a technology that could revolutionize spontaneous rental of shared cars – a smartphone app! For short-term EV drivers who want to live ...

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    Video: How EV chargers today are like the gas stations of the past
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    In his 97 years, Charlie Yaeger has driven everything from a Ford Model T to a 1916 Baker Electric to a Nissan Maxima. More recently, he can be found behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf. Since his automotive life mirrors the industry as a whole, Nissan thought it would be worthwhile to offer up a ...

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    Official: Honda, SolarCity will partner on solar-energy installments [w/video]
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    Add Honda to the list of companies that Elon Musk is partnering with. This time, though the CEO of Tesla Motors is not involving his electric car company, but instead the home solar-panel installation company SolarCity, chaired by Mr. Musk, which will work with the Japanese automaker 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: Spanish collaboration tests wireless fast-charging system [w/video]
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    Earlier this month, a Spanish collaboration involving the country's largest utility company tested what it says is the first wireless fast-charging system for electric vehicles of its kind. Utility giant Endesa is working with Fundacion Circe, which is based in Zaragoza (about 200 miles ...

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    Report: Hubject wants to expand EV-charging payment system across Europe
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    Hubject, the collaboration between a half-dozen German companies that earlier this year proposed a standardized electric-vehicle charging payment infrastructure for Germany, is now thinking even bigger. BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, Bosch and the other companies in the collective are looking ...

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    Official: U of British Columbia touts cheaper, more efficient wireless EV charger
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    Oh, Canada. Our neighbors to the north say they've come up with a cheaper, more efficient wireless charging system for electric vehicles. Specifically, engineers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a way to wirelessly charge a vehicle that cuts frequency by 99 percent, an ...

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    Ford's EV Etiquette rules make for kinder, gentler plug-in drivers
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    Don't Bogart your buddy's electricity without offering to buy it. That's just one of the "rules" Ford is dispensing as part of a primer on etiquette for recharging electric-drive vehicles. The automaker has created a list of manners for recharging as well as a placard EV drivers can put on ...

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    Report: Is $1/hour the right price for plug-in car charging? Industry says yes
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    Owners of public electric-vehicle charging stations would do well to bill their customers about a $1 per hour. That's the rate where they can make money but won't make EV drivers feel gouged, according to the Christian Science Monitor reports, citing several members of the EV charging station ...

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    Official: Only 6% of U.S. utilities offer electric vehicle tariffs
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    The feds may be willing to make some financial concessions to encourage electric-vehicle use, but utility companies? Not so much. Just six percent of U.S. utilities offer special electricity rates for plug-in vehicle drivers charging their vehicles at home, according to a report released this ...

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    Official: GM testing OnStar feature to boost renewable-energy charging in Chevy Volt
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    General Motors is developing a feature for its OnStar navigation service that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners to better match recharging patterns for the extended-range plug-in vehicles with the availability of renewable energy. GM is working with utility company PJM Interconnection on the ...

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    Study: Asia-Pacific region to get majority of DC quick-charge stations
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    DC quick-charge stations are robust units that promise to recharge plug-in vehicles from zero to 80-percent capacity in less than 30 minutes. While not required for EVs to work, these units make the concept of cross-country-capable electric vehicles believable and long distance electric-only ...

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