‘Tap-To-Charge’ EV Charging Now On ChargePoint Network

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Making things easier to do always helps with public acceptance and EV charging giant ChargePoint has added a “tap-to-charge” payment function to its network of more than 40,000 public plug-in vehicle chargers in the U.S. and Canada. The company hopes the new function will encourage more consumers to consider PEV purchases. [Estimated Reading Time: 35 … Read more »

Porsche EV, the ‘Mission E,’ Set for 2019

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Finally, a Porsche EV.  The German automaker plans to launch its first all-electric model, a street version of the Mission E concept, in 2019. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] In an interview with Car Magazine, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the Mission E will start at around $85,000. Porsche previously has said that … Read more »

600-Miles in Chevy’s 238-Mile 2017 Bolt EV

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Chevy’s 2017 Bolt EV is a nice car for a long trip. Period.  No EV ifs, ands or buts about it. [Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes, 40 seconds; 11 minutes with trip details in the “blow-by-blow” section.] As with any EV, the Bolt’s range limitation does require  some trip planning before you depart, and quick-charge … Read more »

SF Ponders Making New Buildings EV Charging Ready

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Politicians in San Francisco are considering a law that would require all new buildings in the city and county to provide for EV charging with pre-installed wiring or, in some cases, underground conduit to facilitate future charger installation. If approved, the measure would require that 10 percent of parking spaces in new residential and commercial … Read more »

Tesla Supercharging Free No More

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If there’s a Tesla on your shopping list this year, drop free use of the Tesla supercharging network from your list of perks. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 55 seconds.] Starting with Model S and X cars ordered on Jan. 15, Tesla will provide a base annual allotment of 400 kiloWatts of power from its … Read more »

Aerovironment to Supply Chevrolet Bolt Home Charging Station

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Aerovironment, which helped launch the EV era as the factory-preferred charging station for the 2011 Nissan Leaf, will help usher in a new era in battery electric vehicles as official home charging station supplier for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The Bolt, which launches in California and Oregon and ultimately will … Read more »

Plug-In Vehicle Charging – What You Need to Know

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[Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes, 30 seconds] If you are shopping for a plug-in electric vehicle, your thinking is likely focused on the car and the deal. But there’s another important element, plug-in vehicle charging. How are you going to charge the batteries, and where can you go to find a plug-in car charger? Don’t … Read more »