Tesla battery packs coming to Electrify America chargers

Electrify America chargers at San Francisco Premium OutletsElectrify America has been billed as a charging network to compete with Tesla’s Superchargers. Now it turns out, they may be partners as well. In an announcement on Monday, Electrify America said it would install Tesla stationary battery packs at 100 of its locations to balance power demand and reduce costs. DON’T MISS: Electrify America maps out…
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Chargepoint partners with Greenlots to expand access for drivers

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at ChargePoint station, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017Forget five-minute fill-ups. What seems to drive many electric car drivers crazy is making sure the charger they find has the right connector, how fast the charger is (in kilowatts), and whether they have the right credentials to activate it. Without a single one of these parameters, you may not be able to charge. (With most charging done at home…
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California approves next Electrify America fast-charge rollout

Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, CaliforniaElectrify America’s second round of electric-car charging installations has won approval from the California Air Resources Board. The company announced plans for its second round of public charging stations in October, including adding more California cities, helping rural residents install home chargers, filling in gaps in highway networks, and…
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Gas stations OK, electric-car chargers too ugly?

Ubitricity electric-car charging cordDelays in rolling out new electric-car charging infrastructure may not just be about economics. Aesthetics may be holding back installations in some places too, according to the manager of electric-car sharing company Zipcar in Britain Jonathan Hampson, general manager for Zipcar in the United Kingdom told the Sunday Times that local political…
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2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, EPA chief, faster Tesla Superchargers, giving thanks: Today's Car News

Lime launches car-share service in SeattleWe get our first drive in the extra-efficient 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. President Trump plans to make acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler official. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans more and faster Tesla Superchargers. And our Twitter poll asks readers to give thanks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We get a first drive in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek…
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Musk announces more and faster Tesla Superchargers on the way

Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tweeting again, this time about expanding and potentially upgrading the company’s Supercharger network. On Monday, Musk tweeted that the company will start deploying “much faster” Version 3 Superchargers early next year. The news comes on the heels of Tesla’s announcement that it will ship Model 3s to Europe and Australia…
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GM electric plans, Faraday's future, expanding charger access: Today's Car News

Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety SenseGM plans to announce a major shift in manufacturing that could benefit electric cars. Chevrolet introduced a concept electric drag racer. Charging networks join forces. And Faraday Future loses a key executive in financing turmoil. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Multiple sources indicate that GM plans a big shift in its manufacturing…
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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include…
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ChargePoint users can now access networks in Canada, Europe

2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]Plugging in an electric car should be as easy as making a call on a cell phone—only it isn’t always. Now a series of new agreements—similar to cell-phone roaming agreements that let users make calls on other networks—are beginning to make that easier. The latest, announced Tuesday morning, is an agreement between ChargePoint…
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Where would you like to see more public chargers installed? Twitter poll results

Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, MississippiOur readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations. Several networks have recently announced expansion plans, focusing on putting more DC fast chargers in cities to help bring new drivers to the electric-car fold who may not have their own driveway or garage to charge…
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