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    Video: Portland a EV-charging haven with no excuse for range anxiety

    Portland, Oregon is making good on its green image by providing enough publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations for a plug-in driver to peruse the region without getting even a hind of range anxiety, AOL's Translogic reports. Translogic drove a Nissan Leaf about 300 miles during a ...

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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: U.S. Capitol gets first public charging station, frustratingly late for Sen. Levin

    Ironically enough, even as Washington approved funding electric vehicle charging stations around the country, it dragged its feet on having them installed in the nation's capital. That's going to change, and it has taken surprisingly hard work in Congress to get the stations approved. Last ...

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    GM's Larry Nitz says public charging stations aren't really necessary

    When plug-in vehicles are not cruising down the road, "they're home and they're at work" says Larry Nitz, General Motors' executive director-hybrid and electric powertrain. That's precisely why Nitz told Ward's Auto (sub. req.) at the 2011 SAE World Congress that recharging a plug-in automobile ...

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    Austin, Texas proposes unlimited plug-in vehicle charging for just $50/year

    How's this for a bargain? City council members in Austin, TX have brought forth a motion calling for an annual $50, unlimited use rate plan for plug-in vehicle charging. The proposed rates would apply to Austin Energy's "Plug-in Everywhere" service and would enable drivers of electric vehicles to ...

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    Coulomb Technologies gets Australian distribution deal; Better Place looking Down under, too

    Building out networks of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles is one of the biggest business opportunities that could be produced by a large scale transition to electric vehicles. With shorter range urban vehicles being the most likely BEVs to be useful to people, they will ...

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    Elektromotive and GM team up to lobby UK MPs to support EVs

    In order for companies getting into the electric vehicle business to have a chance to be financially viable, they are going to need help from governments. That means incentives to help offset the vastly higher initial cost of such vehicles as well as a means to charge them. General Motors and ...

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    Elektrobay charging stations will power EVs at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is taking place this weekend in the UK and electric vehicles will again be represented. Last year, a Tesla Roadster made its debut in the hillclimb race and this year there will be 13 electrics on hand. Elektromotive will be trying to ensure that they stay in running ...

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    Madison Gas & Electric to install EV charging network

    Madison, Wisconsin is a fairly typical college town, a place with a fairly substantial population of people with progressive attitudes on many issues. That means it has more people who ride bikes, take the bus, walk and drive hybrids than some other surrounding areas. It's also easier to find ...

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    Zurich joins the Renault-Nissan EV bandwagon

    Zurich, Switzerland is the latest city to hook up with the Renault Nissan alliance for the promotion of electric vehicle infrastructure. Zurich and its municipal electric utility, ewz, will investigate what it will take to make widespread use of EVs viable in the city and region. A public meeting ...

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    Ten new public electron dispensers pop up in London

    The city of London is moving ahead with both a carrot and stick approach when it comes to encouraging drivers to use more environmentally friendly vehicles. The infamous Congestion Charge clearly falls into the stick category. On the carrot side, the city has been experimenting for some time with ...


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