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European EV Charging Leader EV-Box Now On Engie’s Bench

As you probably read in recent weeks, I was one of the keynote speakers at EV-Box’s inaugural rEVolution summit, which took place yesterday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I noticed ahead of time that the inspiring Engie exec Thierry Lepercq — Executive Vice President in charge of Research, Technology, and Innovation — was going to be one of the […]

March 16th

The New Chargepoint Express Plus Family, Unpacked

The Chargepoint Express Plus solution is really the foundation of the DC fast charging system, operating between the utility and the charging adapter, and the adapter itself is really nothing more than a bolt-on to that foundation. Taking the next logical step, I asked about adding on wireless charging which would, in and of itself, make it possible to charge autonomous vehicles without the need for a complex ‘snake’ charger.

January 31st

Largest Public EV Charging Station In US Opens Up

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The City of Santa Clara in California recently enjoyed the grand opening of the largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in the state. City and electric vehicle (EV) industry officials enjoyed the effort to enable more refreshing air and celebrated the milestone at the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center, which is […]

April 25th

Oregon HB 4036-B — Amended Bill Supported By ChargePoint

The amended version of Oregon House Bill 4036 (Oregon HB 4036-B) — reinstating the right for the Public Utilities Commission to review utility company proposals to install electric vehicle charging stations with ratepayer funds — is being supported by ChargePoint, according to a recent email sent to EV Obsession. The amended bill would stimulate competition […]

February 29th

Electric Car Charging Habits & Values — Tesla Superchargers Big Trump Card

Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging. The other side of the range coin is charging. With inductive, wireless charging […]

January 31st

ChargePoint Brings Holiday Discounts To EV Drivers

On a list of my favorite things are the clean, simple ChargePoint chargers that I frequent here and there to plug in our Nissan LEAF while going to the store, the library, and elsewhere. The nearing end of the year and the various related holidays bring more good news from ChargePoint. ChargePoint has partnered with various retailers to give customers (EV […]

December 16th

UN To Award ChargePoint With UN Momentum For Change Award At Paris Climate Conference

The electric vehicle charging technologies company ChargePoint will be awarded by the United Nations with a “Momentum For Change” Award at the upcoming Paris climate change talks, according to recent reports. The award — which will be presented in December at the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 event in France — is reportedly […]

November 8th

ChargePoint Commends Governor Brown, Legislature on SB 350

Take a break from the “interesting” presidential political campaigns for some wonderful news. In the not always “United” States, some states are challenging national imperatives to cut the spewing of carbon from the electricity sector. However, one continually trendsetting state, California, is making another progressive leadership move (nationally and globally) towards renewables and carbon-cutting technology. Pasquale Romano, CEO of […]

October 8th

ChargePoint Home Now On Amazon

The electric vehicle (EV) charging network firm ChargePoint has released its first home charging station product — the ChargePoint Home — on Amazon. The new home EV charging station is available for order on Amazon with a retail price between $499 and $749, depending on the specific specs chosen. “Customers choose our stations for their reliability, connectivity and […]

September 27th

Electric Car Charging 101 — Types of Charging, Charging Networks, Apps, & More!

There’s no doubt about it — electric car charging is different from fueling a car with gasoline. On the whole, it’s much more convenient to charge an electric car — you get home, you spend 2–3 seconds plugging in, you go on with your day or night, and you spend 2–3 seconds unplugging when you are […]

September 10th

Flexible EV Charging With Storage From ChargePoint & Green Charge Networks

Originally published on Gas2. By Tina Casey As more electric vehicles take to the highway, they pose a huge challenge for grid costs and reliability, but they also have something unique to contribute. As rolling energy storage units, EVs can mobilize on the go to support demand response strategies that reduce electricity use during peak […]

July 23rd