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    Official: Volvo developing ELVIIS EV charging system to ease payments from any outlet
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    Volvo is working with Ericsson and Gothenburg Energy on developing a system in which electric-vehicle drivers can control EV charging levels and make payments for electricity from inside of the car. The companies, who've named the project ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure), ...

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    Qualcomm aquires HaloIPT, announces London wireless charging trial
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    Over the past year and a half, HaloIPT has been working hard at moving inductive power transfer – a wireless charging technology – from the labs at the University of Auckland where it was developed into actual vehicles, such as the Rolls Royce 102 EX. Apparently they've been doing ...

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    Study: Electric vehicles 90% less costly to "refuel" than gasoline vehicles
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    According to Northeast Group (NG), an energy sector research and consulting firm based in Washington D.C., it's "always cheaper to recharge an electric vehicle than to fuel a conventional gas-powered vehicle." In fact, NG claims that in some scenarios, charging a plug-in costs one-tenth as much ...

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    D'oh! Electric car gets parking ticket while using public charger
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    Meter maids in the UK have come under fire after ticketing an electric car while it was juicing up at a public charger in Conventry. A parking warden spotted an electric Tata that overstayed the three-hour time limit and ticketed the vehicle on the spot. A passerby – actually, a city ...

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    Video: DIY-er modifies Nissan Leaf for faster charging
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    Nissan Leaf - Click above to maybe watch the video after the jump
    Modifying a battery-powered car risks voiding the vehicle's warranty, damaging vital components, catastrophic vehicle failure and possibly even electrocution. With that disclaimer out of the way, one DIY-er set out to hack the ...

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    Source London to launch in Spring 2011, install 1,300 charging stations citywide by end of 2013
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    Just days after reporting that London's mayor, Boris Johnson, may seek to slash funding for the city's electric vehicle (EV) program, we stumbled upon this announcement stemming from the mayor's desk: London's city-wide EV charging network, Source London, will launch in Spring 2011 and install ...

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    Meijer to install plug-in vehicle chargers at select Michigan supercenters
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    Supercenter retailer Meijer Inc. plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at many of its Michigan area stores. The first charging station, installed at the Warren, MI Meijer store, is now operational, and perhaps coincidentally, is located across the street from GM's technical center, a ...

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    Epyon raises $9.7M; will scale up fast-charger operations in Europe
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    In mid-May, Epyon unveiled its fast-charging system for electric vehicles during the Nissan Leaf's brief stop in the city of Amsterdam. Later that month, the company installed Europe's first fast-charging station at a fueling depot in the Netherlands. Now, Epyon announced that it has lined up five ...

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    World's greenest parking garage gets juiced up with free electric vehicle charging
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    Denver International Airport is knee-deep in its attempt to offer frequent flyers access to one of the world's greenest parking facilities and, with work by BMW Group and DesignworksUSA whizzing along ahead of schedule, completion of the 4,200-vehicle facility has been moved up to the middle of ...

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    Delphi partners with WiTricity on automated wireless charging system
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    One could easily argue that parking between the white lines at any local hangout presents a challenge for some inexperienced drivers. So, why in the world would a company develop a system that forces drivers to align their vehicle over top of a 3,300 watt pad that's no bigger than a stop sign? The ...

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    Vegan Juice: PETA to advertise on EV charging stations?
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    It would seem that PETA is thinking that electric car drivers might be the same who'd rather go naked than wear fur... or something like that. In any case, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging the City of Boston to place ads with green eggs and ham chickens that tout a meat-free ...

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    Car Arc's solar charging station just another dreamy idea
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    Charging an electric vehicle (EV) via solar power is not a novel idea, but the Car Arc concept from modular bike park system designer Bike Arc attacks the task of capturing the sun rays with some modern flair. The Car Arc's curvaceous structure is made from extruded metal tubes that are shaped to ...

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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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    Nation-E develops Angel Car mobile charging system for plug-in vehicles
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    If you're careless enough to drive your electric vehicle (EV) to the maximum limit of its range, then chances are quite high that you'll end up stranded and in need of a charge. Obviously, a phone call to AAA requesting a jug of gas won't suffice. You'll need some power of the AC or DC variety, ...

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    Michigan's Consumers Energy announces discounted rate programs for plug-in vehicles
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    Providing natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.5 million of Michigan's ten million residents is what Consumers Energy does. Offering a discounted charge for plug-in vehicle owners is what the company strives to do with its new nighttime rate program. Consumers Energy is introducing three rate ...

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    Cambridge researcher envisions portable charging stations for electric cars
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    Until now, one of the big downsides of battery electric vehicles (EVs) was the risk of running out of energy before getting back to a charging station. When an internal combustion vehicle runs dry, a driver can always call roadside assistance to bring some fuel or just hike to a station and bring ...

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    Toronto hydro chief: Electric car upswing would crash grid
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    One of the biggest concerns about widespread deployment of plug-in vehicles is the effect it will have on electricity generation and distribution capacity. Here in the United States, most officials from utilities have been pretty upbeat and emphasize that there is plenty of capacity for charging ...

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    SF Bay Area receives $5M grant to fund installation of 5,000-plus chargers
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    As the U.S. readies for an expected onslaught of electric vehicles (EVs), the San Francisco Bay Area is quickly becoming one of the regions that's particularly well-prepared for EVs. In late 2008, mayors from the Bay Area joined together to approve a multi-billion dollar plan that would eventually ...

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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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    How electric vehicle chargers will be like fire hydrants
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    Companies working to build streetside electric vehicle chargers face a lot of obstacles. From deciding where to install them to worries about vandals unplugging the cord, there are a lot of issues that have nothing to do with the vehicle or the charging technology. Earlier today, when thinking ...

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