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EV sales may be in a holding pattern in the US, but they’re booming worldwide

Those of us who follow the month-by-month plug-in sales figures can’t help but be a little disappointed by the tale so far this year. In three of the last six months, US sales failed to equal the monthly figures of a year ago. We’re now halfway through the year, and total sales of 54,388 are… Read more »

EVgo is future-proofing its fast charging sites with the ability to double charging capacity

NRG EVgo has over 350 DC fast chargers in 19 markets – more than four times more than any other public network – as of May 2015. The company also lays claim to the most powerful network of CHAdeMO and CCS chargers in the US. While others are rolling out DC chargers in the 20… Read more »

ChargePoint’s new Express 100 24 kW DC fast charger

ChargePoint has introduced a new addition to its line of EV charging stations. The Express 100 is a compact 24 kW DC fast charger aimed at businesses such as retail locations, restaurants and convenience stores. Earlier this year, the company announced the Express 200, a 50 kW DC fast charger with a maximum charging rate… Read more »

Corri-Door project to install 200 DC fast charging points in France by December

French EV drivers will soon have plenty of options for intercity travel. The Corri-Door project plans to install 200 DC fast charging points at 80 km intervals along major highways, and in nearby shopping centers, throughout the country. The first two stations are now operational, at the Bosgouet Nord (A13) and Tardenois Nord (A4) motorway… Read more »

May plug-in sales: Tesla, LEAF and Volt back in the top 3, overall sales mediocre

The traditional running order reasserted itself in May, as the Model S, LEAF and Volt slid back into the top three spots. While plug-in sales were up substantially over April, they failed to best the May 2014 numbers. The Tesla Model S grabbed the lead with 2,400 estimated US sales. Deliveries of the D are… Read more »

LG Chem Power CEO: We’re the Li-ion leader for PEVs because of material science

Q&A with LG Chem Power’s CEO: Dr. Prabhakar Patil on how the company became a Li-ion battery front-runner, the economics of building batteries, and why it spends little energy on what comes after lithium. Among Tier 1 automotive suppliers of lithium-ion cells, LG Chem is off to a clear lead, based on the number of announced… Read more »

April plug-in sales: Tesla and Nissan battle for lead, Chevy Spark (what?) snatches third place

The monthly sales race has presented a predictable pattern for many months: LEAF, Model S and Volt in the lead, Ford and Toyota plug-ins in the second rank, low-volume and compliance cars way in the back of the pack. So it was quite an upset when a couple of models that everyone had long ago… Read more »

Top 10 states for public EV charging infrastructure growth in 2015 Q1 (UPDATED)

The proliferation of public EV charging infrastructure in the US continues, with no sign of slowing down. The total number of public stations of all connector types and charging levels has skyrocketed from less than 1,000 in 2010 to more than 25,000, according to PlugShare Data.  Ambitious new infrastructure projects continue to be announced, including:… Read more »