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German automakers BMW and Volkswagen are taking on Tesla by rolling out fast chargers on popular east and west coast highways. BMW and Volkswagen have partnered with ChargePoint to install 95 new public fast-charging stations along two of the busiest highways in the U.S. Called the Express Charging Corridors Initiative, the fast charging network partners […]

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BMW is expanding its ChargeNow program into 25 markets, in partnership with the EVgo network, but it won’t be for free. Of the 25 cities and regions covered in ChargeNow, nine are in California and the Pacific Northwest, four are in the Northeast, and three are located in Texas. BMW had launched a limited ChargeNow […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO fast charging infrastructure has reached “critical mass” and drivers don’t have issues with keeping their plug-in electric vehicles charged, according to a Nissan newsletter. Nissan’s home country is also home to the CHAdeMO charging protocol. The standard has become Japan’s fast charging standard, with around 7,000 charging points in operation by the spring […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO association has released a new protocol supporting current electric vehicle fast charging and upcoming 200-mile plus electric cars. During CHAdeMO’s annual General Assembly in Tokyo, the association announced an amendment to the current protocol that will enable 150 kW power transfer. The first installations are expected in 2017, with full compatibility with CHAdeMO-compatible […]

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In an attempt to overcome one of the objections to electric cars – long charge times – Swiss researchers have demonstrated a setup that can replenish an EV in 15 minutes. “Our aim was to get under the psychological threshold of a half hour,” said Massimiliano Capezzali, deputy director of the EPFL Energy Center and […]

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Following several days of joint testing, General Motors and BMW AG engineers declared being confident that DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations from several suppliers will consistently allow an electric vehicle to take on an 80-percent charge in about 20 minutes. The first electric vehicles expected to benefit from the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) new […]

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