Bay Area-based Ecotality says a plan for 10,200 charging stations gives NRG an unfair competitive advantage.SACRAMENTO — A Bay Area clean technology firm is suing state energy regulators, accusing them of granting an out-of-state power company a monopoly over EV charging stations in California.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of “charge rage” among drivers.
Installation of electric vehicle charging ports at some companies has not kept pace with soaring demand, creating thorny etiquette issues in the workplace.
Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer for German software company SAP, says the company’s 16 charging stations are now not nearly enough for the 61 employees who drive electric vehicles.
Too few charging ports for electric cars in Silicon Valley creates 'charge rage' incidents PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers.
Following Tesla Motors Inc’s (TSLA) initiative to expand its supercharger network in the country to support its all-electric high-end Model S sedan, which delivers a range of 260 miles per charge, BMW (BAMXY) is also looking to do something similar for its moderately priced all-electric i3 city car, to woo customers who fear their
In his State of the City address today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will call for the installation of 10,000 charging spots for electric vehicles over the next seven years. In his prepared remarks, reported by Transportation Nation, Bloomberg writes:
Tesla Motors Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) future might seem uncertain after BAYERISCHE MOTOREN W’s (OTCMKTS:BAMXY) decision to partner with Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) to install 100 super charging stations in the US. The stations are meant to boost the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) manufactured by both automakers, such as BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf.
One of the biggest barriers standing in the way of widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is the concern of infrequent charging spots and the horribly long recharging time that a typical EV battery pack takes at a typical charging station (assuming supercharger stations from Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) aren’t categorized as typical).
Energy Prices Manipulated The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says that JP Morgan has massively manipulated energy markets in California and the Midwest, obtaining tens of millions of dollars in overpayments from grid operators between September 2010 and June 2011.