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.
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.
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.
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) is planning to take another step forward in realizing its dream of making its Model S a hit in China. Elon Musk, the company’s co-founder and CEO, plans to meet this month with officials from Sinopec, the largest chemical refining company in China, according to a Chinese media report yesterday.
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. will sell its battery-powered Model S sedan in China from 734,000 yuan (US$121,280), as billionaire founder Elon Musk prepares to test demand for electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market.