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    Read This: How to get incredibly accurate information on your EV's charging power
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    One would think that paying about $300 to receive a bit of bad news about electric-vehicle charging would be counterproductive. But the fine folks at Teslarati believe that truth is beauty, and they're willing to pay a little extra for the straight dope. There are always losses when taking power ...

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    Study: Charging millions of EVs at once? It's a math problem
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    Preparing for the brave new world where the number of plug-in vehicles looking for a charge grows high enough to match to the current electricity supply, one study from China's Sichuan University is suggesting a novel concept. It's called the honor system, and it might one day be needed to ...

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    Report: Norwegian winter proving too much for some Tesla charging cables
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    Polar vortex 1, Tesla Model S 0? Possibly. Norway is certainly a long way from the sunny California climes where the luxury electric vehicle is made and, while the cars are popular in that country, the country's cold weather is creating problems for car owners, the Norwegian website News in ...

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    Official: How microscopes are improving EV batteries at PNNA
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    The construction of one small battery is helping scientists make a big breakthrough when it comes to studying the effects of repeated recharging of a rechargeable battery. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNA), working with US Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences ...

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    Report: Tesla Supercharger deployment lagging
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    Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors may be receiving kudos from everyone ranging from equity investors to Time magazine to crash-test regulators to the wealthy car-buying public, but one auto writer in the Northeast is taking the electric-vehicle maker to task for not deploying its Supercharger ...

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    Official: University of Illinois recharges li-ion battery a thousand times faster
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    Imagine recharging a Nissan Leaf from a standard 110-volt outlet in, say, oh, about a minute. Far-fetched, sure, but at least one research facility thinks it has a lead on making lithium-ion batteries that can recharge 1,000 times faster than current ones. Researchers at the University of ...

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    Study: Plug-in vehicles go further every day. No, seriously
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    Here's a twist we didn't see coming. Plug-in vehicle owners are, on average, driving more than gas-powered vehicle owners are driving their cars, and are getting more comfortable charging those vehicles outside of their homes, Plug In Vehicles reports, citing a US Energy Department study ...

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    Report: Tesla declares October 19 "Supercharging day"
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    Highway etiquette states that slower moving vehicles stay to the right. Those slowpokes may want to stay off California highways altogether this Friday. That's because Tesla Motors has declared October 19 as "Supercharging Day," when the electric-vehicle maker's first six fast chargers will be ...

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    Official: Coda offers a 'year' of free charging for all-electric Sedan buyers
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    Electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is offering buyers a free year (roughly) of recharging, which sounds good no matter how you slice it. Specifically, Coda is giving a $552 rebate for folks who buy Coda Sedans this month. The Los Angeles-based company came up with $552 as an estimate for how ...

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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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    Envision Solar "trees" to charge the Chevy Volt
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    According to Envision Solar president Desmond Wheatley, "every electric vehicle is the equivalent of one or two single-family residences in terms of impact on the electric grid." Looking to reduce that impact, General Motors has partnered with Envision Solar to provide solar charging stations for ...

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    Save what? Southern California Edison launches rate calculator for plug-in vehicles
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    Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched an intuitive plug-in rate calculator that allows current and potential electric vehicle (EV) owners to assess the costs of "fueling" battery-powered vehicles. SCE customers input information like location, daily power usage, vehicle type (i.e., ...

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    Elektrobay/EDF recharging station uses PLC to 'talk' to electric cars
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    One of the important technological hurdles to getting plug-in vehicles to work smoothly with the burgeoning smart grid is getting the vehicle and the grid to talk to each other. EDF, the company working with Toyota on the plug-in Prius tests and with Daimler on the Smart ED tests ...

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