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EV Charging Stations: Staying Safe

Safety might not be the first consideration when selecting a charging station, but safety is actually the most important thing to consider. The primary function of a plug-in vehicle charging station is to provide electrical safety for the operator and electrical infrastructure throughout the charging process and specifically to address the risks of fire and electric shock.

January 4th

EPA (Encourages) Duke Energy To Progress Public EV Charging In N.C. By 30%

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com It is not always that one finds positive movement with large utilities in these game-changing days of renewable energy and EVs. A recent positive, announced in early July 2016, was Duke Energy’s $1.5 million program to progress public EV charging in North Carolina by 30%. The news starts with $1 million to fund […]

July 21st

EV Charging App, Data, & Community via ChargeHub

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com  The first few weeks one drives an EV, the world opens up. One adventure follows in the wake of the last. At common recharge points where you stop to give your car some juice, new (to you) parks and streets become new junctures in the routes that make up your daily routines. Naturally, you […]

July 21st

Australian Utility Offering $1/Day EV Charging

The Australian electric utility company AGL will be offering a flat AUS$1 a day for all-you-can-do electric vehicle charging to customers with one of the company’s smart meters, according to recent reports. The new offer was announced by AGL CEO Andy Vesey at the recent Australia Energy Week Conference in Melbourne, with the CEO noting […]

June 24th

Renault & Eneco Sign Agreement To Develop Smart Charging App For Use With ZOE EV

The auto-manufacturing giant Renault has signed a new agreement with the energy supplier Eneco that will see a new smart-charging smartphone app developed for use with the ZOE electric vehicle, according to recent reports. The new agreement was signed at the COP21 climate change talks in Paris on December 7th. ZOE owners/lessees will be given the ability […]

December 15th

The Level 2 Charging Difference Between A Mercedes B-Class Electric & Smart Electric Drive

Ted Kidd shared some useful insight on the bottom of this long article comparing the charging capabilities of 27 electric car models, but it’s a topic that I thought deserved a little more attention in a separate post. The basic point is that different electric car models have quite different abilities when it comes to […]

September 20th

How Getting An Electric Car Can Cut Your Electricity Bill

The common assumption is that getting an electric car will jack up your electricity usage and thus electricity bill, and that is probably the norm to one extent or another, but that’s not always the case. In fact, some people end up having a lower electricity bill after getting an electric car. I wrote about this […]

August 10th

New Jersey Businesses Encouraged To Offer EV Charging

New Jersey’s main power supply company, PSE&G, has announced a program to provide 150 “smart” charging stations for electric vehicles to interested businesses. The EV chargers will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will serve to encourage employees to get on the electric vehicle bandwagon. “Our company believes there is a strong […]

August 7th

Who Drives Electric Cars? + Electric Cars Growing Rapidly (Infographic)

The Wall Street Journal (which I just railed on the other day for a horrible post about solar energy) has actually published a pretty interesting infographic on who drives electric cars. Granted, I saved myself the probable pain of reading the related article — but maybe it was actually a decent piece as well. If […]

September 27th