Electrify America aims to simplify electric car charging

Electrify America recently announced plans for upgrading the electric car charging user experience. In the immediate term the company will launch a mobile app to help customers find charging stations, reiterated its commitment to keep charging stations open to all through allowing payment using a credit card, while announcing membership…

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New EV charging adapter lets J1772 car owners use Tesla HPWC charging stations – cool? or theft?

Tesla Motors electric cars use a proprietary charging plug.  Adapters are available from Tesla Motors allowing owners of their cars to use public charging stations built with standard charging plugs (J1772, Mennekes, CHAdeMO).  Tesla Motors is also deploying charging stations, both fast charging and destination charging, to locations around the…

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Ford, Honda, expanding charging station network for employees

Today two different car makers announced expansion of their electric vehicle charging station programs.  We applaud any increase in charging station deployments, because there is a crying need to switch to electric drive, and more charging stations is an essential necessary step.  However, the charging stations aren’t being deployed for public use, but for…

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ANSI EVSP Stadardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles

May 2013 Roadmap for the standardization of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and the electric vehicle service provider business. This is an ongoing living document used by ANSI to coordinate standardization work between all the companies in the electric vehicle service provider space. These companies include component makers (Eaton, Schneider Electric,…

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