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The EV industry sees problems with California’s proposal to mandate credit card readers for public chargers

In California, there is a controversial plan to require credit card readers on all public charging stations, including retrofitting already installed units. California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act (Senate Bill 454, which passed in 2013) mandates open access to public charging stations – that is, a driver doesn’t have to be a member… Read more »

AmazingE introduces a UL-listed portable charging station at a budget price

Consumers may be surprised to learn that some commonly-sold EV charging stations, particularly low-priced models, are not UL-listed, meaning that they have not undergone independent safety testing. Fear not, EV drivers! There’s a new superhero in town: AmazingE Girl, protector of safe power transfer, and she has introduced a new 16-Amp (3.8 kW) Level 2… Read more »

eMotorWerks enables EV drivers to charge with solar energy

San Francisco-based eMotorWerks provides a variety of cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. The newest release of the company’s JuiceNet platform enables owners of solar arrays to coordinate smart EV charging with their solar generation. JuiceNet Solar “uses algorithms and charging controls to match the charging speed of any number of JuiceNet-connected EVs to second-by-second solar production.”… Read more »

Many of the best-selling EV charging stations on Amazon are not safety-tested and certified

  Most major retailers require that electrical products sold in their stores undergo third-party independent safety testing and certification, Amazon does not. After Charged encouraged the company to change its policy for EV charging stations, an Amazon spokesperson provided this official comment, “We monitor the products sold on our website for product safety concerns, and when appropriate, we… Read more »

A dealership perspective: How we can sell millions of EVs

Sales of EVs and PHEVs are growing at what seems like an impressive pace, but are still tiny in relation to the larger auto market. Total new vehicle sales reached an all-time high of over 17 million in 2015, but plug-in sales just cracked the one-percent mark in Europe, and are still well under one… Read more »

Portland’s Electric Avenue is back, better than ever

Portland, Oregon is proud of its reputation as a charged city – it’s home to about 4,000 EV drivers. Four years ago, the city designated a downtown block as an EV zone called Electric Avenue, complete with a number of public charging stations. It soon became a popular place for EVSE makers to test new… Read more »

ChargePoint has a staggeringly high attach rate with new plug-in vehicle buyers, and it’s accelerating

ChargePoint is the latest entrant into the crowded residential charging station market. The ChargePoint Home was announced in January, and later this year when it goes on sales, it will begin vying for a spot on garage walls up against multinational conglomerates and long-established EVSE companies like ABB, AeroVironment, Bosch, ClipperCreek, Eaton, GE, Leviton, Lite-On,… Read more »

CHARGED Electric Vehicles Magazine Issue 11 – December 2013

CHARGED Iss 11 Digital brought to you by: Subscribe Now Trouble viewing? Read the features inside here.   Featuring: The Tech NETZSCH scales up battery testing CalBattery’s new SiGr anode material hopes to break the battery bottleneck Porous Power’s new microporous membrane will boost Li-ion battery performance Creatively displaying BMS data   The Vehicles 2014 Cadillac ELR:… Read more »

ChargePoint hints at new lease deal on charging stations

It’s a familiar dilemma in green tech: the long-term benefits are substantial, but high upfront costs keep buyers from taking the plunge. This spells opportunity for companies that can find ways to remove this objection. Tesla’s cousin SolarCity is one example – it has achieved huge success by offering leases that let property owners enjoy savings… Read more »