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    ETC: Blink, CarCharging Group catching flack for EV charging price hike
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    Joe Dugandzic of Phoenix, AZ doesn't like to see the cost for driving his EV increase. So much so that he started a petition against a recent price hike by CarCharging Group, Inc. (which owns Blink) asking the company to reverse the increase. The change represents "a price increase of more ...

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    Official: Bosch Power Max becomes cheapest Level 2 home EV charger at just $450
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    Consumers now have some real choices for deals on electric vehicle chargers, whether exploring options through Home Depot, setting up an all-in-one package when buying their EV or going with Bosch for the cheapest Level 2 home charging station on the market. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is ...

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    Report: Disturbing Trend: Condo owners told they can't charge their EVs
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    Owning an electric car with a reasonable range could be a very practical solution for many drivers. After all, pulling into the garage at the end of the day and plugging in your car can be a huge time saver if it means you can forgo the gas pump, not to mention the potential environmental ...

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    Is Costco really removing plug-in vehicle charging stations?
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    Recently, dissent has been bubbling up on plug-in vehicle discussion forums recently about Costco's anti-electric vehicle nerve. Specifically, the shopping center giant has reportedly been removing a bunch of already-installed plug-in vehicle chargers at some California store locations. Plug In ...

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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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    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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    Washington, Oregon a perfect one-two punch when it comes to electric vehicle chargers
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    Level 3 Quick charge station in Portland, OR
    Two states within the U.S. claim to be leaders in the electrification of transportation, but we all know there can only be one champ. Right? Maybe, but until that's decided, the battle is fun to watch. The state of Washington has four charging station ...

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    Ad revenue could flow from electric car chargers
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    GE WattStation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Stare with intent at the picture above. In fact, just give the image a click and glance over the high-res gallery. Notice that welcome screen on GE's Wattstation charger? It's hard to miss. Isn't it? Well, what if companies spent some ...

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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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    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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    ChargePoint America installations underway, two more chargers ready for use in San Jose
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    By October 2011, the ChargePoint America program, assisted by Coulomb Technologies, is expected to complete installation of 4,600 free public and home charging stations funded by a $15-million grant from the U.S. government. The chargers will appear in nine regions across the U.S.: Austin, TX, ...

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    Leviton enters EV charger market, offers industry-first plug-in prewire system
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    If you've ever replaced an electrical switch or outlet in your home, then the name Leviton likely rings a bell. If not, it suffices to say that Leviton is a giant in the home electrical market. The company is now ready to enter the electrical vehicle (EV) market by offering a host of new home ...

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    Nissan says "no exceptions" to charger installation fees
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    As potential Leaf owners move through the process of purchasing Nissan's groundbreaking electric vehicle, it has become quite clear that the company has each and every step planned out to the smallest detail. Last week, we reported that home charger quotes were rolling in and that Nissan was spot ...

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    GE unveils pricing, updates rollout schedule for Wattstation electric vehicle chargers
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    GE WattStation – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, GE unveiled the WattStation, the company's new smart-grid-connected Level 2 charger that gets its unique look from industrial designer Yves Behar. Though the WattStation is impressive to gaze upon, we're much more interested ...

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    Coulomb to install 1,600 EV chargers in California
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    If you happen to reside in Los Angeles, Sacramento or along the stretch of road that extends between San Francisco and San Jose, California, then you're in luck and boy are we envious of you. Coulomb Technologies has announced that it received a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to ...

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    Does Nissan really expect Leaf buyers to plunk down $2K for a charger then order the car?
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    If you take a look at the Nissan Leaf reservation steps, outlined in the image above, you will immediately notice that installing a charger precedes ordering your Leaf. In fact, getting a charger is a pre-requisite for ownership. Nissan isn't the only automaker that plans to do this, but it does ...

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    Royal Academy of Engineering: Coal-powered electric vehicles not enough to cut CO2
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    As much as plug-in advocates would like to believe otherwise, mass adoption of battery electric vehicles (EVs) will not be the silver bullet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. EVs are only one piece of the puzzle. In fact, cars of all kinds only represent 20-25 percent of all the greenhouse gas ...

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    Study: 4.7 million EV chargers coming worldwide by 2015
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    According to a new study conducted by Pike Research, the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the globe will reach 4.7 million by 2015. That's so many that the study suggests that the charging market will become overly crowded by next year. As the EV charging market emerges, lesser ...

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    Nissan announces 49 kW quick charger for EVs
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    In preparation for the December launch of its Leaf EV, Nissan has developed its own electric vehicle charge station that will be installed at all of its dealers in Japan. There will actually be two different chargers available – a standard single-phase 200 volt version will be available at ...

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