Electric Car Charging Systems News

Electric Car Charging Systems News

SCE Offer Incentives To Install 1,500 EV Chargers

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

The California Public Utilities Commission has green lighted a program by Southern California Edison to incentivize the deployment of approximately 1,500 public electric vehicle charging stations. The plan also includes education and outreach in support of electric transportation. The approval by the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) marks a change in policy. Previously, the state of California had banned utilities from becoming investors in public EV charging, saying they represented an unfair competitive threat to independent parties in the growing EV charging station market.

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SDG&E To Install 3,500 EV Charging Stations

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a program that allows San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations in 350 locations throughout the San Diego and south Orange County areas. SDG&E will install at least 10 percent of the chargers in disadvantaged communities.

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Nissan and BMW Partner On Nationwide Fast-Charging Network

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

Nissan and BMW announced on December 21, 2015 that they have partnered to help further the develop of the U.S. charging electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The two companies have installed 120 new dual-port 50 kilowatt (kW) DC fast-charging stations. Nissan and BMW use different charging standards, so the combo stations support CHAdeMO and Combined Charging Standard (CSS). The CHAdeMO standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Kia Soul EV. The CCS standard is used by most U.S. and German manufacturers.

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BMW and VW partner with ChargePoint to create EV corridors on east and west coasts

Posted 01.23.2015 in News by Editor

BMW and VW will partner with ChargePoint to create EV fast charge corridors on east and west coasts. The companies announced the plans at the Washington Auto Show. The collaboration will install nearly 100 DC Fast chargers across both coasts, creating coastal charge corridors from San Diego to Portland and Washington to Boston.

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Tesla to increase charge rate of fast-charger stations to 120kW

Posted 01.21.2015 in News by Editor

A planned upgrade to its charging technology will allow Tesla Model S drivers to recharge in half the relatively speedy time it takes now. The 120 kW charging technology, which is in beta test now and is expected to be available to customers by September 2013, will enable 106 miles of freeway driving with a 20 minute charge. An 80% charge from empty will be able to be accomplished in under an hour.


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Tesla doubles rate of deployment of fast-charger stations

Posted 10.01.2013 in News by Editor

Tesla has recently doubled the rate of deployment of its fast-charger stations. Within a year, Tesla aims to deploy a network that will enable a Tesla Model S driver to travel between every major metro area in North America. By 2015, the company plans to have every significant population center in the US and Canada outfitted with a SuperCharger station so that the entire country is within the Model S' travel range.

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