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2015 EV Buyers Guide on Newsstands at Barnes & Noble

Posted 03-06-2015 in News by Christopher

The latest edition of Electric Car Insider's 2015 EV Buyers Guide is available on newsstands at Barnes & Noble, Hastings and several hundred independent newsstands throughout the United States. The guide contains a full page profile of every plug-in electric vehicle available for sale in North America. The cover features the Porsche 918 Spyder, the fastest production automobile ever produced. The feature story, based on an interview with Porsche VP and 918 project manager Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, reviews the impetus for the project, the car's technical features and a drive review by new Electric Car Insider contributor Christine Reed.

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NRG eVgo to expand public EV charging network, create coastal corridors

Posted 03-06-2015 in News by Christopher

NRG eVgo announced that they will expand their EV charging network in 2015 and 2016 aiming to double the number of markets served. The public charge network plans to ultimately create coastal charge corridors from San Diego to Seattle and Miami to Boston. The company announced that it had installed 120 Fast Chargers in California.

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ClipperCreek offers high-quality 3.6kW charge station for $379

Posted 03-24-2015 in News by Christopher

ClipperCreek announced new lower pricing on their LCS-20 240 volt 15 amp charge station. The unit is matched for plug-in cars with 3kW on-board chargers which includes plug-in hybrids, older Leafs, the Chevy Spark and Smart ED. The unit is also ideal for people who want to install the slower 240v charger using an existing 20amp electrical circuit to avoid the expense of installing new wiring to the garage or parking space.

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There's an App for that - Finding EV charge stations

Posted 03-24-2015 in Articles by Christopher

Finding a charge station for an EV is usually really easy. Go out to your garage, pick up the coupler and plug it in. But for those infrequent occasions when you need to charge up during the day as you're out and about running errands, locating a charger takes more than just looking toward the nearest main intersection. Fortunately, there's an app for that.

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More new electric power will come from renewables than gas by 2016 says IEA

Posted 03-06-2015 in News by Christopher

Solar and wind power continue to get cheaper. In its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the International Energy Agency predicts that more new electricity will be produced from renewables than from natural gas by 2016. "Renewables are now the fastest-growing power generation sector and will make up almost a quarter of the global power mix by 2018, up from an estimated 20% in 2011. The share of non-hydro sources such as wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal in total power generation will double, reaching 8% by 2018, up from 4% in 2011 and just 2% in 2006."

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