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    PlugShare is a free social-networking EV-charging app [w/VIDEO]

    PlugShare, a phone app for EV charging – Click above to watch video
    Range anxiety sufferers rejoice! If you've ever worried about running out of juice in your electric vehicle (EV) or are perhaps putting off even buying an all-electric because of the nascent state of the charging ...

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    Washington, Oregon a perfect one-two punch when it comes to electric vehicle chargers

    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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    SF Bay Area receives $5M grant to fund installation of 5,000-plus chargers

    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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    Leviton enters EV charger market, offers industry-first plug-in prewire system

    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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    Interstate-5 in Washington to become "electric highway"?

    The state of Washington is hoping to turn the interstate 5 corridor that runs from Canadian border to Oregon into the nation's first electric highway. With the help of a $1.32 million federal grant, Washington hopes to install between seven and 10 so-called Level 3 electric vehicle charging ...

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    Study: 4.7 million EV chargers coming worldwide by 2015

    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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    Epyon Unveils Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles During Nissan LEAF Tour in Amsterdam

    More and more fast charging system will hit the streets over the next decade as electric vehicles become more common. As the market grows, more and more players will enter the space. One of them, Netherlands-based Epyon, showed off its new fast charger this week in Amsterdam along with a public ...

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    Report: plug-in chargers could be a $11.75 billion market by 2015

    Forecasting the future is not always easy and, sometimes, far from accurate, but we like predictions because they usually give us some idea of what to expect as we move forward. In this instance, the predictions point to a world in which plug-in vehicle chargers are almost as common as gas ...

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    Michigan-based PEP Stations jumps into the charge station market

    With so many automakers planning to introduce plug-in vehicles in the next several years, lots of other companies are hoping to cash in with related businesses. Among those are companies producing charging stations. We've covered Coulomb Technologies on a number of occasions and we've just become ...

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    Will curb-side charging fall prey to vandals and miscreants?

    As we were discussing an upcoming story related to a certain extended range EV with some colleagues the other day, a potentially serious problem for EVs came up. The primary market for plug-in vehicles for the foreseeable future will be urban areas where the range limitations of battery-powered ...

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    Nissan and San Francisco team up on EV charging in Bay Area

    2010 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan is steaming ahead at full speed on its electric car plans but it's not ignoring the infrastructure elements required to make those vehicles a viable proposition. This week, the automaker announced a partnership with the city of San ...

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    Mitsubishi, Japan Delivery System develop electric vehicle charging system for apartment buildings

    It's well known by now that, aside from the cost, the biggest hurdle to the adoption of EVs may be a lack of charging infrastructure available to people most likely to use these vehicles. Those would be urban dwellers, many of whom live in apartment buildings. If apartment residents are lucky ...

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    Spanish Basque Country gets EV recharging network alongside some gas pumps

    The Basque Government in Spain has announced an agreement with Repsol to install recharging points for EVs at gasoline refueling stations. These EV stations would be safely separated from gasoline pumps but will be installed near already existing infrastructure. The plan was announced by Repsol's ...


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