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    Official: Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will make 2014 Panamera S E Hybrid charger friendly

    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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    Read This: Tesla charging situation woul benefit from more flexibility, less confrontation

    Tesla Motors would be better served making its Model S electric vehicles compatible with CHAdeMO and SAE combo connector fast-charging stations than by spending time taking on those pesky New York Times journalists who question the car's advertised single-charge range, writes Plug In Cars' John ...

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    Official: MyFord Mobile app now directs C-Max and Fusion Energi drivers to nearest chargers

    Drivers of Ford's plug-in hybrids, the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi, can now navigate to charging stations through their smartphones. The changes come through an update to the MyFord Mobile app and web portal powered by PlugShare and allows Ford to now claim it is, "the only manufacturer to ...

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    Report: Honda "monitoring" Fit EV recharging problems at Ecotality Blink stations

    Amid all the advancements to electric-powered vehicles and the stations that recharge them during the past few years, we can find plenty of reminders that we're still pretty new to all of this. In the latest case, the Honda Fit EV might not get along well with Ecotality's Blink charging stations. ...

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    Report: Tesla powers up East Coast with first stops in new Supercharger network

    The argument can now be made that Tesla Motors has come up with a sleeker alternative to the Amtrak lines that run along the Eastern Seaboard. The California-based electric vehicle company has installed the first East Coast fast-charging stations, allowing Model S owners to make the 450-mile trek ...

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    Report: Nissan aims to sell as many as 2,000 DC fast chargers by 2014

    Nissan is looking to sell as many as 2,000 DC quick-charging stations within the next two years, as the Japanese automaker looks to boost sales of its all-electric Leaf by providing owners an opportunity to almost completely recharge the car in a half hour, Green Car Reports reported, citing an ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi EVs 'compete' in Indy's inaugural EV500

    Two Mitsubishi i electric vehicles were "raced" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week by professional race car drivers Roger Yasukawa and Johnny Miller. The contest? To test how quickly the EVs could be recharged with Level 3 quick-charge stations make by Contour Hardening. Yakusawa and ...

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    Report: Tesla continues to go its own way on charger design

    Potential buyers of the upcoming Tesla Model S shouldn't expect to find a J1772 connector under the charging flap. The SAE International standard may be on board most electric vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, but Tesla has never liked the design. Calling the standard ...

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    Report: Fill 'er up! Nissan working on 10-minute rapid charger for electric vehicles

    One of the major drawbacks of electric vehicles – aside from limited range – is lengthy recharge times. Stopping for a quick fill is the norm with fossil-fueled vehicles, but not so with plug-ins. Nissan is working on a solution to the problem, though: a ten-minute charger. Nissan's ...

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    Automakers working on universal electric vehicle port for all charging levels

    How many plug ports does the electric vehicle industry need? One more, apparently. German automakers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen – in conjunction with General Motors and Ford – will unveil the Combined Charging System at the 15th International VDI-Congress and ...

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    Study: Where to charge up your electric vehicle? At IKEA and at home

    An overwhelming majority of drivers, if they actually owned a plug-in, are pretty sure they will charge their electric vehicles at home, according to a Chartwell study. Chartwell's survey of 1,500 North American consumers – not necessarily owners of electric vehicles – reveals that ...

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    AeroVironment installs its first charging station in Hawaii

    Environmentally conscious vacationers will likely be thrilled to know that if they rent a plug-in vehicle in Hawaii and stay at the Marriott Waikiki, then they will have no problem juicing up their vehicle since AeroVironment has installed a charging station on the hotel's grounds. Apparently, ...

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    Report: Daimler turns to SPX for Smart, Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle charging solutions

    SPX Corporation has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred installer of plug-in vehicle charging stations for the German conglomerate's Smart and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The agreement calls for SPX Service Solutions to provide charging solutions to European consumers and Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Report: Why 110-volt charging makes sense for some plug-in vehicle drivers

    This question should be on the FAQ for new plug-in vehicle owners: should I shell out $2,000 for a wall-mounted 240-volt charging station that can fully recharge my electrified vehicle in approximately eight hours, or will a much less costly 110-volt setup suffice? While there's no set-in-stone ...

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    2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger get 31 mpg thanks to 8-speed trans

    The first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestically manufactured automobile will debut in both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger for 2012. The eight-speed slushbox, developed by German transmission specialist ZF and often found packed in luxury vehicles from automakers including Audi, ...

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    Toyota selects Leviton to charge up Prius Plug-in, RAV4 EV

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    On Wednesday, Toyota Motor U.S. announced it struck up a deal with Leviton, selecting the in-home electrical giant as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider for Toyota's customers and dealers. Rick ...

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    Chevy Volt's 120v charging cable getting too hot?

    According to an article at All Cars Electric, a number of Chevy Volt owners who regularly charge up their cars using standard 120v outlets and the included charging cable have noticed that the cable is getting hot and becoming discolored. One owner even reported a cable growing hot enough to ...

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    Nissan, The New Motion have a charging solution for Dutch Leaf owners

    Nissan and The New Motion, the automaker's zero-emissions mobility partner in the Netherlands, have inked a deal to provide "charging solutions" for owners of the electric Leaf. Terms of the deal work out like this: The New Motion will, for €995 ($1,408 U.S. at the current exchange rate) ...

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    AeroVironment to charge up Washington's Electric Highways

    Within six months, drivers traveling along Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 2 in the state of Washington will find AeroVironment (AV) charging stations installed every 40 to 60 miles to make the journey a breeze for plug-in vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation turned to ...

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    Toyota to sell G-Station chargers starting in July

    Toyota has unveiled its duo of G-Station plug-in vehicle charging systems. Set to launch in Japan this July, the G-Station chargers feature a contact-less smart-card recognition setup and can connect, via the Internet, with the Toyota Smart Center, which utilizes the Windows Azure platform ...


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