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    Official: Nissan's 'No Charge to Charge' is what incentives look like in the EV age [UPDATE]
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    Nissan knows that offering free charging can increase Leaf sales, so it only makes sense for them to expand the "No Charge to Charge" program. And that's exactly what happened yesterday. As previewed during the New York Auto Show, No Charge To Charge gives new Leaf buyers free charging at ...

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    Report: BMW exec says public chargers not important for EV success
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    What has BMW learned from years of electric vehicle test programs and working with Mini E drivers and the ActiveE Electronauts? According to BMW board member Herbert Diess, it's that public charging is not an important piece of the puzzle of making EVs a success. The way those early EV drivers ...

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    Report: Green parking makes your car more efficient when it's not moving
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    Concrete and painted lines is so 1999. Parking garages could be taken to a new level with more electric vehicle charging stations and better energy efficiency, space utilization and completely automated systems. Put it all together and it shows that parking should be getting more respect, says ...

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    Report: Sign of the times: Gas stations in Japan get into EV charging game
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    It's an idea with global reach: turn gas stations into electric vehicle charging points. Whether you're talking about the U.S. or the UK, putting plugs near pumps seems to make sense. And that's just what's going to happen in Japan, too. Not a surprise, really, especially since most DC fast ...

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    SAE 2011: Mobi.E ready to charge up 600,000 electric cars in Portugal, and beyond
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    After flirting with Better Place back in 2008, Portugal got serious about promoting electric vehicles in 2009. That's when the first discussions about what would become the Mobi.E charging network took place. These talks encompassed how best to get ready for EVs with new legislation and tax ...

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    Microsoft's MURS will help plug-in vehicle drivers find the cheapest charging stations
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    Can Microsoft become the go-to source for locating the cheapest charging stations in the U.S.? The computer giant will try, starting with the launch of a national database of plug-in vehicle charging rate plans called the Microsoft Utility Rate Service (MURS). MURS will be available ...

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    UK-based HaloIPT introduces in-road charging system for electric vehicles
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    UK-based HaloIPT is ready to launch its in-road wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs). The company's setup, which works on inductive power transfer discovered back in the 1800s, promises to offer simple on-street charging for any battery-powered vehicles. HaloIPT claims that its ...

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    Washington, Oregon a perfect one-two punch when it comes to electric vehicle chargers
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    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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    Eaton, Murphy Oil USA team up to demonstrate convenience of electric vehicle charging at gas stations
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    Imagine how convenient it would be if you could simply fill up your future electric vehicle (EV) at the gas station down the road, across town, or perhaps even the one that's located right off the exit ramp of your local expressway. Now, that's convenient charging that could push EVs to mass ...

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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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    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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    Electric vehicle charging times will depend on both the charging station and the car
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) may be dramatically less mechanically complex than their traditional internal combustion counterparts, but that's where the simplicity ends. The battle that began with Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla over direct vs. alternating current continues to this day, the battlefield ...

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