Four major Japanese oil companies have partnered to test a network of EV charging stations that will charge customers a flat monthly fee for unlimited juice.
Orders will be filled starting in the third quarter of 2012. The first 500 customers will receive a $150 rebate card.
Charging your EV could become a free perk of shopping, if more merchants follow the lead of Kohl’s Department Stores. The nationwide chain announced Thursday that it will install charging stations at 33 of its stores in 11 states. Each will have one to four parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at no… Read more »
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 »
Sears Home Services announced today that it will offer installation of Evatran’s Plugless Power systems to both residential and commercial customers.
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 »
Virginia-based Evatran announced today that it has agreed with six commercial EV users to equip their fleets of Volts and Leafs with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems.
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 »
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 »
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 »