Charging

CCS Charge Map For Europe – July 31, 2014

Over 250 CCS/Combo Chargers In Europe

The CCS/Combo fast charging infrastructure is growing in Europe (or rather some countries) at a rather rapid rate. Since our last report a few weeks ago, the number of chargers increased by 25% from more than 200 to 262 as of July 31! One drawback is that only 157 of…

8 hours ago by Mark Kane 2

Busted Blink

Blinkless In Seattle

Seattleites know the situation. Trying to DC quick charge at a Blink CHAdeMO unit in the Seattle-Tacoma area is quite nearly a hopeless endeavor. With half of the region’s 14 units perpetually broken or offline, Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-MiEV drivers are forced to take an ICE (internal combustion engine)…

9 hours ago by Steve Coram 21

We Caught Robert Healey, BMW's EV Infrastructure Manager Doing "Pump" Duties With His Company's New i DC Fast Charger At Plug-In 2014!

BMW Launches New Low Cost DC Fast Chargers From $6,458

Today from Plug-In 2014 in San Jose, BMW announced a new DC fast charging unit that can top up an all-electric i3 to 80% in about 30 minutes. Why is that significant? Well, acquiring and setting up a conventional DC fast charger is a very daunting proposition.   They are traditionally…

3 days ago by Jay Cole 75

Home and public DC chargers

1,500 ABB DC Chargers Installed, DC Wallbox Coming Soon

This Spring, ABB stated that it reached the mark of roughly 1,000 installed DC fast chargers of different type. At the same time, ABB announced that the number of sales exceeded 1,300, which means that 300 more were ordered. Now today we see an update of “1,500 DC chargers delivered“, which at ~4,500…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 14

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Tesla Charges Up Two Superchargers In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a rather large island (426 square miles) with a huge population (over 7 million), so it’s unlikely that just two Superchargers will serve the entire island, but you gotta start somewhere: “Two new Superchargers in Hong Kong are now open, in time for the first RHD deliveries…

6 days ago by Eric Loveday 13

Charging a Chevy Volt at the Workplace

“Workplace Charging Sells Vehicles,” Says Director of Electric Power Research Institute

“Workplace charging sells vehicles,” stated Mark Duvall, director of Electric Transportation and Energy Storage at the Electric Power Research Institute, in a recent phone interview with Navigant Research. From that statement, as well as from evaluating the atmosphere surrounding workplace chargers, Navigant concludes the following: “One of the keys to…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 48