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    Chreos EV wildly overpromises with 600-mile range, 640 hp and 10-minute charging [w/video]
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    Check it out: according to Silex Power, it's a force of nature," a "fluid form... the pinnacle of technological innovation. It's the epitome of elegance and luxury, a synopsis of the superior class... the most technologically vehicle ever conceived. It's the dawn of a new era in electric mobility ...

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    Rapid-charge li-ion battery project seeking crowdfunding, promises 100% charge in 16 minutes
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    Inventor Elliott Small and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered how to rapid charge lithium ion batteries without overheating them. Using the new technology, off-the-shelf li-ion batteries used in cell phones, laptop computers and electric vehicles could have their charging time ...

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    Report: Tesla says Model S can recharge in an hour, given the right equipment (a Supercharger)
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    Get this: the recharge time in the humongous Tesla Model S battery pack – yes, the 300-mile version – could be as short as an hour. That is, if you happen to have one of Tesla's Supercharger stations handy. At the big Model S launch event Friday, Tesla chief technology officer J.B. ...

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    Report: Hydro-Quebec developing five-minute electric vehicle recharge technology
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    Oh, Canada! Hydro-Quebec, a utility company that serves about 8 million residents of America's neighbor to the north, is working on an electric-vehicle charging system that can fully recharge a typical EV in about five minutes, the Canadian blog Wheels reports. The company, whose research ...

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    Official: New Kia Ray is Korea's first production EV
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    Kia has unveiled the automaker's very first production electric vehicle. The Kia Ray EV will offer buyers a range of around 86 miles depending on driving conditions and will include a fast-charge option that should top off the cells in around 25 minutes. Otherwise, expect the 16.4-kWh lithium-ion ...

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    Video: Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets charged by Real Power's mobile 440-volt DC unit
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    Fast charging a Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Charging an electric vehicle (EV) is about as simple as, well, filling your tank up with gas or diesel. What flows into the vehicle is completely different, but plugging in is a straightforward process that will ...

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    Magna E-Car Systems purchases first ChargePoint CT3000 DC fast-charge station
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    Coulomb Technologies, along with partner Aker Wade Power Technologies, is now taking orders for the ChargePoint CT3000 networked DC fast-charge stations. Deliveries of the CT3000 will commence early next year. The CT3000 offers the convenience of 30-minute charging and is designed to accommodate ...

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    ECOtality unveils new Blink DC fast-charge station, will install 45 at BP, ARCO locations
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    Last month, Eaton and Murphy Oil USA teamed up to demonstrate the convenience of electric vehicle (EV) charging at gas stations. Now, ECOtality, BP and ARCO are joining in on the action as well. Under terms of this agreement, ECOtality will install 45 fast-charging stations – you know, the ...

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    Nation's first public quick-charge station opens up in Portland, OR [w/video]
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    Quick charge station in Portland, OR - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Okay, despite the argument that there may not be a need for public chargers, we can't help but be giddy to announce that the U.S. finally has its first quick-charge station. The installation is now complete at the ...

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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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    JFE to conduct field trials of super-rapid charger by year's end
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    Early last month, we broke a story regarding a super-rapid charging system that could take an electric vehicle (EV) from empty to 50 percent charged up in as little as three minutes. The super-rapid charging system, developed by JFE Engineering, could potentially change the EV industry forever. ...

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    Report: Nissan discusses Leaf charging options, sub-$17K fast charger U.S. bound
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    Nissan Leaf charging ports - Click above for high-res. image gallery
    As you've probably heard before, there's been quite a stir regarding the availability of fast charging (often called "level three" charging) in the Nissan Leaf. Some reports have suggested that level three capability will only ...

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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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    Report: Range Rover Sport PHEV prototypes take to the road, to debut by 2013
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    While Land Rover may be a bit behind the competition in regards to hybrid products, it hopes to make waves with its plug-in hybrid slated for production in 2013. Last year, Land Rover officially announced that it would begin work on a plug-in diesel electric version of the Range Rover Sport. Now, ...

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    New battery charger is supposedly really fast - from 0 to 50 percent in just 3 minutes
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    What if you could charge an electric vehicle (EV) in about the same amount of time that its take to fuel up a gasoline car? Would EVs reach mainstream status if charging them was a simple, three minute procedure? Well, we may find out soon. The Nikkei newspaper is reporting that Japen-based JFE ...

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    Eaton developing faster electric vehicle charging system for home, commercial use
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    With the early initial success of the Nissan Leaf already showing us that electric vehicles are in high demand, we now must address the infrastructure issue. In short, we need more chargers and we need them now. To fill the void, Eaton Corp. has teamed up with Japan-based Takaoka Electric to ...

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    Coulomb's "gas" pump ChargePoint ups the ante with 30-minute electric car refills
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    All of the Coulomb Technologies charging units that we've seen thus far are rectangular units that sit on poles or hang from the wall. A new ChargePoint unit that Coulomb is developing with Aker Wade Power Technologies looks much more like a standard gas pump and, more importantly, will provide ...

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    Geneva Preview: Protoscar teases LAMPO2
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    It seems all kinds of automakers are sending out strong hints about the vehicles they will have on display at the 80th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show taking place in early March. Protoscar is proving no exception with the release of the teaser image you see above. No exception, ...

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    Evoasis to give former gas stations UpStart fast-charge makeovers
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    Station design by Richard Barret of EPR Architects
    Abandoned gas stations in London may be getting new, greener leases on life later this year. Evoasis has announced plans to begin converting the former fuel depots into Upstart-branded fast charge stations for electric-powered vehicles. This first ...

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    American electric car companies prefer Project Fastr Blastr to Project Better Place
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    Project Better Place has been making lots of headlines with their plan to create a battery swapping and charging infrastructure in different countries. At the recently held Alternative Fuels and Vehicles conference, a panel of representatives from some American electric car makers suggested they ...

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