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EVgo Explores Potential Of Second-Life EV Batteries At Fast Charging Stations

July 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Second-life batteries are all the rage in the clean tech space right now as companies rush to define new business models that maximize the effort put into the initial construction of the battery, as well as the value extracted throughout their primary, secondary, and maybe tertiary use cases. EVgo has announced that it is getting into the game as well, with the addition of second-life batteries to its grid-tied public fast charging systems.


Electric Car Fast Charging Is Evolving … Fast! Buckle Up & Listen To #Electrifying Webinar With EVgo

May 28th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The electric car market is on a continuous growth curve in the United States as elsewhere. Sales of over a dozen major plug-in car models equaled year-over-year growth of 37% in the first trimester of the year, with the fully electric models seeing 45.5% growth. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of thousands of Tesla Model 3 reservations waiting to be filled. With so many electric cars rolling onto our streets day after day, that also means increasing need for places to charge. And, to some degree, it means much more need for fast charging


How To Find EV Charging Stations, How Charging Works

April 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Plug-in vehicle drivers have more options than ever when it comes time to find a plug-in vehicle charging outlet. In the US, charging network operators such as ChargePoint and EVgo have developed robust smartphone apps that make finding a station within the network easy. In other countries, there are often similar networks with their own apps for local drivers


Superfast Charging For Big Auto Arrives! New 150–350 kW Charging Station From ABB [Hot!]

October 3rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

In an email just sent my way, ABB has announced that it is about to launch its first 150–350 kW high-power charger, the new Terra HP High Power Charge system. You can't touch the Terra HP in an IKEA parking lot yet, but you can check out the breakthrough charging product at EVS30 in Stuttgart, Germany. The dates for that event are October 9–


Dramatic Changes In EV Market In Past 5 Years, & What Will Drive Mainstream Adoption

October 1st, 2017 | by Court Nederveld

What would it take to get a person to buy an electric car? The debate rages about range, environmental issues, performance, size, looks, and repair issues. All important topics, but what's occurred in just 5 years? In 2011 practically zero EVs were available. Five years later, Nissan has sold a quarter million, Tesla has roughly 200,000 sold and 500,000 ordered, and the Chevy Bolt appears to be selling about 1,000 a month. The Fiat 500E sells in the tens of thousands despite CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Chief Executive, Sergio Marchionne, begging people not to purchase his car. Don't even mention the EV capital of the world, China


Electric Car Life 101

September 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric cars — great, fun, quick, clean, smooth, quiet, convenient to charge at home and work. But wait, what's life like with an electric car? How do you charge? Where do you charge? What do you need to charge? How do you protect the most valuable component of the car — the battery


Nissan Has Superfast Charging Plan For New LEAF … It Seems

July 3rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

For years now, we and many others have been saying that no company can compete with Tesla in the electric car market until they offer a good network of superfast charging stations for their drivers. One year ago, there was no solid information anything like this was in the plans, but one had to think it was. Today, we have news of a coalition of automakers working on it in Europe and ChargePoint and EVgo developing such stations in the US, but it seems that every other automaker is years behind Tesla in this regard. That said, it seems Nissan may be the first to try to compete


Nissan & EVgo Plan I-95 Fast Charging … & Superfast Charging?

April 21st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The world's leading electric car seller and the USA's leading fast-charging network have partnered to build an "I-95 Fast-Charge ARC" that goes from Boston to Washington, DC. In other words, the I-95 corridor in that region will get a lot more fast chargers soon


Energy Giant Engie Buys EV Charging Leader EV-Box (Exclusive Interview)

March 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

As you probably saw, I was one of the keynote speakers at EV-Box's inaugural rEVolution summit. I noticed ahead of time that the inspiring Engie exec Thierry Lepercq was going to be one of the other speakers, but I did not anticipate the huge news that was to come. At the very end of the summit, EV-Box CEO Kristof Vereenooghe slow-walked us through the announcement, somewhat teasing the audience as he unveiled that EV-Box had just become a part of Engie


EVgo Opens Its 900th EV Fast Charger In USA At Simon’s Opry Mills

March 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Cheer up and charge on is one of the most positive new philosophies I've been exposed to. It's based on hopeful futures, especially thanks to cleaner air, a stable climate, and safer transport. Many people and companies are bringing about this more positive future. One of those companies is EVgo, which has built the nation’s largest network of public EV fast-charging stations. Here's another spot of bright news from EVgo: EVgo has opened its 900th US fast charger for electric cars


Nissan, BMW, & EVgo Expand DC Fast Charging Across US

January 26th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

BMW and Nissan have partnered to expand the DC fast charger network across the US. The collaboration benefits all of us, but particularly those of us who are BMW i3 drivers and Nissan Leaf drivers and want better regional and long-distance travel options


1st Non-Tesla High-Power EV Charging Station In USA!! Thanks, EVgo

December 15th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Our 2016 EV driver and potential driver surveys came to a number of interesting findings, but perhaps the most interesting was how much respondents required or strongly desired super-fast EV charging (read the full 70-page report for free). The problem, of course, is that only Tesla had a single super-fast (aka high-power) EV charging station



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