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    Official: AeroVironment touts new 'TurboCord' portable plug-in charging cable
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    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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    Official: Expensive Cadillac ELR at least comes with free Level 2 home charger
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    "But wait, there's more!" Anyone who's watched late-night television is familiar with the telltale phrase of a spokesman looking to reel in a potential customer who may otherwise be disinterested in what's being advertised. Now, General Motors, faced with selling the first Cadillac extended-range ...

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    Official: ClipperCreek introduces low-cost Level 2 home charger for $590
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    ClipperCreek may not be offering the least expensive Level 2 home-charging station on the US market, as it says it is, but it's not too far off the mark and gives the Golden State something to be proud of. The California-based company just starting selling its HCS-40 product, a 30-amp, 240-volt ...

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    Report: The illogic of not supporting Level 1 EV charging in California
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    A slow charge is better than no charge, but the state of California and some of its largest cities don't seem to understand that concept. That's the crux of an argument from Plugs and Cars' Marc Geller (a former contributor to AutoblogGreen), who cites the case of a Nissan Leaf-owning San ...

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    Report: Ecotality trying to fix charging station problems by reducing power
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    In Blink electric-vehicle charging-station maker Ecotality's case, less juice from the banks and government means less juice for its customers. A funding shortfall is forcing Ecotality to address a software glitch within approximately 12,000 stations by reducing the power they supply to ...

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    Official: Rhode Island adding 50 EV charging stations this summer
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    When you run the smallest state in the nation (by geography), there's really no excuse for range anxiety to be an issue. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee may have thought as much when he announced that his state will add 50 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations this ...

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    Official: US added about 180 charging stations in May
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    US plug-in vehicle drivers have public access to about 180 more charging stations than they did a month ago, as the rate of additional station deployments appears to be settling at about 200 units a month. There were 6,048 publicly accessible stations as of May 28, up from 5,866 stations on ...

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    Report: L1 Power Post offers low-cost Level 1 charging for EVs
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    One Illinois-based company is taking the "slow and steady wins the race" approach to public plug-in vehicle chargers. Telefonix, which has specialized in making retractable cord reels largely used in the aviation industry, is looking to drum up interest in its L1 Power Post, which is what the ...

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    Official: Ford taps AeroVironment for home-charging systems
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    Ford figures that 11,000 electric-vehicle driving homeowners can't be wrong. The US automaker has tapped AeroVironment as its official vendor for Level 2 home-charging systems. AeroVironment is offering one-day installations of 240-volt systems at the homes of Ford C-Max, Fusion plug-in and ...

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    Official: AeroViroment now offering all-in-one deal for electric vehicle, charger
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    For the average car shopping consumer (such as me), one of the real deal breakers with plug-in electric vehicles has been the cost of the home charger. Sure, they're getting cheaper at Home Depot, but when you're talking about buying the charger and having it installed in your garage, it's around ...

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    Official: US on track to increase number of public charge stations by 40% in 2013
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    About 170 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations were installed in the US last month. If this trend continues, the number of EV stations could grow at about 40 percent a year, according to US Department of Energy figures. As of January 17, US drivers of Nissan Leafs, Chevrolet ...

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    Home Depot now offering 30 different electric vehicle chargers
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    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: Toyota warns that RAV4 EV might display warning at some Level 2 public chargers
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    As advanced as the powertrain in the all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV is, it is having problems with some public Level 2 charging stations. Cindy Knight, the public affairs manager for environmental, safety and quality communications at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, confirmed to AutoblogGreen that a ...

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    SAE working on new J1772 combo coupler standard for plug-in vehicles
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    Sometime during the first quarter of 2012, SAE International says it will officially establish a worldwide standard, calling for an integrated coupler for plug-in vehicles. The SAE says this J1772 combo coupler will allow plug-in vehicles to be charged from either a conventional, 15-amp AC wall ...

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    Coulomb Technologies reveals pair of dual-port Level 2 charging stations
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    Showcased during the Plug-in 2011 Conference, Coulomb Technologies has revealed two of its latest additions to its ChargePoint networked charging station lineup. Both chargers – dual-port Level 2 models based on Coulomb's CT2020 – provide two 7.2-kilowatt ports and have been ...

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    DOE issues $12M funding opportunity for development of cheaper Level 2 chargers
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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity for up to $12 million to develop and produce next-gen Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) units. The tricky part is that these have to be commercially available in less than three years, smart-grid capable and cost ...

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    Tesla whips out $750 J1772-to-Roadster charging adapter
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    Purchasing a $750 cable that measures all of four feet might seem ridiculous, but Tesla Roadster owners will probably have to fork over the dough. At least, they will if they want an automaker-supported device that enables charging of their $109,000-plus electric Roadster at all J1772-compliant ...

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    Leviton Evr-Green 160 home charging station receives UL approval
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    Leviton's Evr-Green 160 Level 2 home charging station, which is slated to hit the U.S. market in mid-April, has received Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) approval from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The Evr-Green 160 cranks out up to 16 amps at 240 volts, corresponding to 3.8kW of ...

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    Washington, Oregon a perfect one-two punch when it comes to electric vehicle chargers
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    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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    Plug-in 2010: Schneider Electric wants to be your full-service charger provider
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    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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