Tesla to offer CHAdeMO fast charging adaptor in the US

Tesla is famous for doing things differently. That’s not just because the company likes to be contrary, but because it often believes it’s found a better way, and that’s certainly the case with the company’s proprietary fast charging standard. Tesla is steadily building its own network of Supercharger DC fast charging stations across the US… Read more »

Around the EV world in 1,000 blog posts

This is my 1,000th blog post for Charged and, since I don’t care for Champagne, I’ll celebrate the occasion by writing myself a little pat on the back and a fond recap. Since I began in October 2011, I’ve written a couple of these every day, and I’ve covered a huge variety of topics, including:… Read more »

VIA’s plug-in pickups to prove themselves in pilot program

VIA Motors has signed a contract to deliver $20 million worth of plug-in pickup trucks and vans to over 50 participating fleets, as part of a DOE program that will evaluate vehicle performance and energy consumption. VIA will install proprietary technology into each vehicle that transmits real-time data to quantify improvements in fuel economy and… Read more »

Navigant: EVSE market will see huge growth, more shakeups

Many industry observers are predicting huge growth in the EVSE market. A new report from Navigant Research agrees, projecting global demand for charging equipment to grow from around 442,000 units and $567 million in 2013 to 4.3 million units and $5.8 billion in revenue in 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 28.8%. The market… Read more »

Recargo and SemaConnect partner to offer new public charger payment solution

EV software provider Recargo has partnered with charging station operator SemaConnect to launch a new public charger payment solution. Pay With PlugShare is designed to integrate payment features with PlugShare, a crowdsourced map of public, private and residential charging locations. Pay With Plugshare will be available at more than 300 SemaConnect charging stations in the… Read more »

Kia plans electric Soul for 2014

Yet another automaker is going electric. Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced plans to offer an all-electric version of the highly popular Soul “urban passenger vehicle” in select markets in 2014. All the company has to say at this point is that the EV will feature new styling cues aimed at improving aerodynamics and distinguishing… Read more »