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    Report: Renault pushes for single fast- and slower-charging port for EVs

    The US may be considered one big melting pot, but it's a French automaker that wants us all to get along when it comes to standard, home-charging system and the fast-charging devices that are likely to become more commonplace. Renault has developed a system in which its electric vehicles require ...

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    Report: Ireland faces its own frustrations over slow electric vehicle sales

    Ireland is facing a roadblock just like the one in a few of the country's European Union allies: sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are much lower than initially projected. While the goal had been to sell 2,000 units in Ireland by the end of 2011, only 192 have been sold so far. When the campaign ...

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    Report: Why SAE Combo vs. CHAdeMO battle could be a big problem

    Electric-vehicle drivers are bracing for a battle that could make Obama-Romney look like the Tennessee Waltz. The various automakers behind two incompatible plug-in standards for electric vehicle fast-charging stations are championing their own system as the better of the two just as global EV ...

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    Report: Japan discloses CHAdeMo fast charger info to increase acceptance

    There's no question that the CHAdeMO quick-charging technology standard is a Japanese thing. But the Japanese government wants to take it global, and has thus disclosed more information about the CHAdeMO quick-charging technology standards as a way to encourage CHAdeMO adoption by more ...

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    Report: Renault Zoe EV goes almost 1,000 miles in 24 hours

    The 24 Hours of...Le Zoe? Renault has put a new spin on the classic car race by seeing how far its Zoe electric vehicle could go in 24 hours. With a little bit of effort, the company managed to get oh-so-close to the 1,000-mile threshold, according to the French publication France Mobilite ...

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    Tesla Supercharger network to feature solar panels, battery swapping

    Supplying energy for cars on the move is an important piece of the electric vehicle puzzle and in this regard Tesla Motors is taking a unique approach. At some time in the future – the company is not saying when, exactly – it plans to reveal what it calls its Supercharger ...

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    Report: Disturbing Trend: Condo owners told they can't charge their EVs

    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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    Nissan's $9,900 quick charger a game changer?

    Electric vehicles typically come with a home charging cord, and additional stations for 120v or 240v connections are relatively inexpensive. However, when you start trying to cram electrons into a battery in a hurry, the cost can rise steeply. In particular, "Level 3" quick charging stations can ...

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    Video: Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets charged by Real Power's mobile 440-volt DC unit

    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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    Epyon raises $9.7M; will scale up fast-charger operations in Europe

    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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    Magna E-Car Systems purchases first ChargePoint CT3000 DC fast-charge station

    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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    Nation's first public quick-charge station opens up in Portland, OR [w/video]

    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"?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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