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    Report: EVs are the missing link in making solar power competitive with fossil energy

    Anyone having a sour day could do worse than reading the conclusions of a UBS report that lays out the near-term future of electric vehicle adoption and on-site energy storage. That's because the Swiss bank's findings paint a fairly rosy picture when it comes to sustainable transportation and ...

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    Report: Drive an EV and you, too, can pay the equivalent of 75 cents a gallon

    One in six households can party like it's 1979 by purchasing a plug-in vehicle. Add a thumpin' sound system to that vehicle and you can celebrate by pumping out an appropriate hit from that year, too. We think Chic's Good Times would be appropriate. Thanks to special rates for households with ...

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    Report: Two wildly different views of EV charging at condos, apartment buildings

    Whether it's an apartment building in California or a condo complex in Florida, there's no such thing as truly free electricity. This rule applies especially to recharging plug-in vehicles, and it will become more and more of an issue as an increasing number of city-dwellers purchase ...

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    Official: AeroVironment touts new 'TurboCord' portable plug-in charging cable

    We doubt AeroVironment wants to put electric-vehicle charging-station installers out of business, but the company's new product does give plug-in drivers, not to mention a few retailers, the option of skipping the part where you call a contractor. Meet the TurboCord. The company calls TurboCord ...

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    Report: Only one month left for tax credits on home EV chargers in US

    The number 13 may be considered bad fortune for the superstitious, but it's the year '14 when plug-in vehicle drivers who had been looking to get a little extra tax love from the federal government will really feel out of luck. The clock is ticking through the end of the month (and the year) on ...

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    Home Depot now offering 30 different electric vehicle chargers

    Shopping for a 240-volt, Level 2 wall-mounted electric car charging unit? Then check out Home Depot's online shopping site, where consumers get to choose a variety of units with prices that start at $749 and top off at $9,815. Granted, these are very different charging units, with the $749 price ...

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    Report: EV Project finds plug-in hybrid owners more likely to use public chargers

    Plug-in vehicle drivers being tracked by Ecotality in the EV Project are revealing some interesting tidbits about home and public charging habits. Ecotality is collecting data on the driving and charging patterns of about 6,000 US plug-in electric vehicle owners, and has found out that plug-in ...

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    Aerovironment gets UL approval for home electric car charger

    Prospective Nissan Leaf buyers will be glad to hear that Aerovironment has just received approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its EVSE-RS home charging station. Aerovironment is the preferred partner for Nissan's electric vehicle program. The UL listing allows Nissan and Aerovironment ...

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    Plug-in 2010: Schneider Electric wants to be your full-service charger provider

    It shouldn't be a surprise that, at a conference called Plug-In 2010, we can find a bunch of plug-in vehicle charger companies. Schneider Electric is here in San Jose, CA and wants to be known not for wireless charging or having a stylish home unit but for being your one-stop shop for "electric ...

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    First 4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners could get free home charging stations

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    When the Chevrolet Volt finally hits the market late this year, the U.S. Department of Energy will help out by providing free 240-volt home chargers for 4,400 early buyers. The chargers are made either by ECOtality (which will ...

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    Another cost of going electric: Installing home charging gear

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    It doesn't matter if you are switching from Windows to Mac, AT&T to Verizon or cable to satellite, there are usually some unanticipated costs associated with the change. The same goes with switching from gasoline to ...

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    Smart Ed's cell phone connection; RWE offering 22 kW home chargers

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    When the first second-generation Smart Eds were handed over to customers in Berlin last week, Daimler and German utility RWE also announced a few details about how the all-electric ForTwos can interact with with the Internet. Smart Ed drivers are ...

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    How can we "refuel" electric vehicles today and tomorrow?

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    Among the many claimed advantages of electric vehicles are the ability to "refuel" your vehicles at home, never visiting a gas station again. In principle, the only thing you need to "fuel" an EV is a working plug. However, in life, ...

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    GM shows off 120V and 240V chargers for 2011 Chevy Volt

    Chevy Volt Home Chargers - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As part of the massive media blitz being rolled out today by General Motors in preparation for the new 230-mpg Chevy Volt and some B20 biodiesel trucks (more on these later), we finally got to see the two chargers that will come ...


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