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California Public Utilities Commission will vote next week on a controversial proposal where a utility may get the green light to install 7,500 charging stations. That proposal has been scaled back quite a bit since its initial offering. In early 2015, northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. proposed spending $654 million to install […]

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Drive Oregon has won a $1 million federal grant to support adoption of plug-in electrified vehicles and charging stations in Portland and beyond. The organization will invest the U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish an electric car storefront to inform local residents and offer them test drives in a variety of PEVs. The non-profit […]

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California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal. Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicle charging companies have asked the federal government to exercise fair market standards as Volkswagen Group invests $2 billion in clean car infrastructure as part of its “dieselgate” settlement. Charging companies are concerned VW could have too much power in the process to shape the developing charging infrastructure and it could hurt market […]

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The federal government is continuing its encouragement for consumers to buy battery-electric vehicles with a plan for a network of EV charging corridors along the national highway system. As part of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) signed into law last December, the Department of Energy has unlocked $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to […]

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Beginning in 2011, England’s electric vehicle drivers were able to top up their car’s battery with renewable energy for free at a few locations along the country’s most used roadways. Called the “Electric Highway,” the number of charging stations has increased to 296 (276 are rapid chargers), and the network has provided 30 million miles […]

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While Japanese automakers have been advocating leadership in hydrogen-powered cars, the country has taken a lead in electric vehicle charging stations. Japan now has more charging stations than gasoline stations, according to a recent study by Nissan. The Japanese automaker reports that there are more than 40,000 charging ports nationwide compared to fewer than 35,000 […]

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ChargePoint, which provides networks of electric vehicle charging stations, has raised $50 million in new funding to expand its charging network for home, workplace, around town, and in other countries. When the company launched in 2007, it focused on building a network of public charging stations in the U.S., which today goes beyond 28,000 in […]

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A green energy company has filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors in London, saying the electric carmaker blocked its plans for charging stations in the U.K. Ecotricity Group was talking with companies, including Welcome Break Group, to install electric vehicle chargers at service providers along U.K. highways. In the lawsuit, Ecotricity stated that Tesla used […]

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With 40,000 charge points installed in Japan, the country now has more places to recharge an electric vehicle than it has gas stations. This report comes from Nissan Motor Co., which also tallied a total of 34,000 Japanese gas stations. “It’s definitely the sort of number that really crystallizes that progress that’s been made early […]

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