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Two San Francisco city officials are working to get new buildings’ parking lots as “EV Ready” as possible for charging electric vehicles. Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor Katy Tang have introduced municipal legislation requiring new residential, commercial, and municipal property owners to plan for charging infrastructure that could be used from any space in the […]

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Germany will be growing its electric vehicle charging infrastructure through government support. The European Commission announced Monday it has approved a plan to invest 300 million euros ($319.4 million) over four years. However, energy used to power the chargers must come through renewable energy sources. “Electric vehicles can provide real benefits to society by reducing […]

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Volkswagen Group of America has moved forward on its diesel emissions settlement by establishing a U.S. subsidiary to manage $2 billion spent on zero emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness programs. Electrify America LLC, based in Reston, Va., will operate the charging station infrastructure development and public awareness campaign. It’s now a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

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WattTime, a Berkeley, Calif. nonprofit, has developed a smartphone app that will only charge an electric vehicle with energy provided by renewable energy power plants, thus reducing CO2 emissions. WattTime’s cofounder, Gavin McCormick, said using the app can curb CO2 emissions by at least 5 percent, with some regions where nuclear or solar power are […]

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The city of Fremont, Calif., home to Tesla Motors’ factory plant, is adding more charging stations to accommodate its growing number of electric vehicle drivers. Two new dual-port DC fast charger stations and six Level 2 dual-port charging stations have been installed in Fremont. The fast chargers came through a collaboration between the City of […]

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It may be that 200 miles per charge isn’t the barrier to break for electric vehicle mass adoption – it could be 300. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab just released a study on what U.S. consumer think about plug-in electrified vehicles. A pure electric vehicle, the study found, would need to […]

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The UK Chargemaster EV charging network has reached the one millionth charging session milestone. These one million charging sessions using Chargemaster’s UK network of charging points, is said by the company to have provided drivers with a total of around 9.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since September 2012. Chargemaster stated the figure is enough for […]

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Tesla announced it has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This addition to the Supercharger network is said to be by Tesla part of an expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. In the UK, supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles. […]

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California-based global mobile and wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. is investing in the UK to help spread its wireless EV charging technology. Qualcomm is investing in Chargemaster Plc, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging points. The move, which is seen as an acceleration of the planned UK development, production and deployment […]

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The use of EV charging stations is growing in Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia. Over 350 of the British Columbia’s (BC) 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. […]

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