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.
Despite blatant criticism on hydrogen fuel cell technology by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE:TM) is still backing itself to roll out an alternate fuel vehicle it thinks can create an impact as profound as that of its Prius hybrid.
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.