The Infrastructure

GE WattStation EV chargers for sale on Amazon

Here’s the perfect stocking stuffer for all the EV drivers on your Christmas list. GE’s wall-mounted charging stations are now available on Amazon.com. The current price is $1,099, and yes, it qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping. The GE WattStation Wall Mount is a level-2 charger that can fill a 24-kWh battery in four to eight… Read more »

DENSO develops home energy management system

DENSO Corporation, a Japanese supplier of automotive components, announced last week that it has jointly developed a home energy management system (HEMS) with Toyota Housing Corporation. The HEMS, which will be available in Japan in 2012, has optional functions that work with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. The system features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor that shows… Read more »

Japanese organization will link fast charger owners with EV drivers

 Nine Japanese companies, including automakers, charger manufacturers and an electric utility, announced Thursday that they have formed an organization that will create a membership-based quick-charging network for EV drivers. The Charging Network Development Organization aims to solve the EV’s classic chicken-and-egg dilemma: drivers are reluctant to buy EVs until there are more chargers available, and… Read more »

BP stations in Holland to be equipped with ABB fast chargers

European electronics giant ABB announced Friday that it has started installing fast-charging systems at BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. The first two of the company’s Terra DC chargers have been installed in Utrecht, and will go into service this week, with several more to follow in the months… Read more »

Walmart installs charging stations, Costco rips ‘em out

The EV Project is steadily lining up locations for a network of 14,000 charging stations across the country. This is obviously great news for today’s EV drivers, but the main goal is to gather data that will help planners in the future, when the real work of building a nationwide EV infrastructure gets rolling. The… Read more »

Coda sedans will come with GE WattStation level 2 charging stations

This week Coda Automotive and GE Energy Industrial Solutions announced a partnership to sell GE’s WattStation home charging stations with the new Coda sedans, which went into production this week, and are slated to go for around $40k. EV makers are marketing chargers as trendy fashion accessories – the creative eye behind the sleek and… Read more »