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How An Increase In Telecommuting Might Impact The EV Charging Mix

June 14th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

Workplace charging has long been touted as one of the keys to electric vehicle adoption, particularly in major urban and suburban office markets. But as potentially millions of office workers continue to permanently work from home a majority of the time after stay-at-home orders are rescinded, how might this impact the role of workplace charging in the coming years


Bloomberg: To Compete With Tesla, EV Charging Infrastructure Needs To Evolve

June 2nd, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla has been working to expand its ever-growing Supercharger network. And even better — the charging speeds (witness V3) continue to improve. Over the years, Tesla's tech has allowed its chargers to "fill up" its battery packs faster and faster. And new Superchargers are being built every week. Has this become an edge for the Silicon Valley automaker


240 EV Companies Raised ~$17 Billion In 2019

March 5th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

It seems like e-Mobility has become the new tech market for all types of investors. Companies like Tesla, Rivian, Byton, Bird, Tier Mobility, Sono Motors, and ChargePoint are the new Facebooks of this era. Besides venture capitalists (VCs), many corporate venture entities of Fortune 500 companies stepped in last year


GM Enhances myChevrolet Mobile App’s Energy Assist Features

February 20th, 2020 | by Loren McDonald

As electric vehicle sales in the US grow beyond early adopters and Tesla owners, one of the growing challenges for EV owners is finding compatible and available charging stations — especially on road trips or areas where the owner infrequently travels


ChargePoint Launches $1 Billion Effort To Add EV Chargers Across Rural America

February 11th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint has partnered with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) to launch a massive new $1 billion initiative to add EV charging to deploy DC fast charging and level 2 EV chargers at more than 4,000 NATSO member locations, travel stops, and fueling locations across the country


Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

October 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah's Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options


Next Gold Rush: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 21st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla was ahead of its time when it bet on a proprietary Supercharger network. Now, public EV charging infrastructure is popping up all over the globe. Even McDonald's is getting in on the action. Gas stations are starting to see the writing on the wall. A few are even converting gas pumps to EV chargers


What’s The Best Way To Grow Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

October 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

At first, people tend to see new technologies as updated versions of older ones. Just as early TV shows consisted of filmed radio shows or stage plays, and early websites resembled the pages of low-budget magazines, many in the mainstream media still believe that vehicle electrification will mean swapping gas pumps for charging stations


Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric utilities are keen on electric vehicles these days — they see them as a future revenue source. Utilities from California to Florida to Michigan are sponsoring the installation of public charging stations, and some are offering rebates to customers for installing home chargers. To date, at least 50 utilities in 25 states have launched or proposed programs to encourage the buildout of charging infrastructure


2015 BMW i3 REx Goes Long Distance To Find The Heart Of America — Florida To The Appalachians, Day 1

September 21st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

To begin, I want to thank my personal patron saint of long-distance small-EV travel, Zachary Shahan. He plotted my trip for me from charger to charger since my MacBook Air took a hiatus and blacked out on me the morning I left the Sunshine State for the Appalachians in a small 2015 BMW i3 REx. My travel log lost, Zach kept me abreast of each charging location on my phone, and updated them as the trip went along and plans changed. I also found some extra stations with the navigation on the dash of the i


ChargePoint’s New Home Flex Charger Makes Home EV Charging Easy

September 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ChargePoint casually dropped its new residential electric vehicle charger into the market today and it packs a special feature that allows it to play well with any input amperage from 16 amps up to 50 amps without much fuss. The new ChargePoint Home Flex brings the same ChargePoint experience into the garage without having to worry about whether or not the output amperage of the home circuit is an exact fit for the electric vehicle (EV) charger before purchasing it


Help Normal People Learn About Electric Cars In Sarasota, Los Angeles, Huntsville, Oxnard, San Diego, Ventura, DC, Iowa City, Mexico City, Melbourne, Taipei, Etc.

September 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

National Drive Electric Week is starting. This annual event has been going on for nearly a decade to raise awareness around electric vehicles (EVs). It's organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, but the core of the work is in the grassroots around the United States and even now the world


Apartment EV Charging & Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think

September 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of widespread electric vehicle adoption is the often daunting setup required to outfit customers who live in apartments with adequate charging infrastructure. While most EV enthusiasts and media sites advocate for owners of electric vehicles to charge at home, this can be a rather troublesome hurdle to overcome for potential buyers who live in apartments



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