Charging Infrastructure

No Charge Electrons in Texas for LEAF owners

September 26, 2013
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Nissan partners with NRG eVgo Nissan has partnered with NRG eVgo to provide new LEAF owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston Texas areas free access to public charge stations for one year. This network of stations includes 23 locations in Dallas and 17 in the greater Houston area. Also included will be charge stations [...]

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Palo Alto looking to become an EV leader

September 22, 2013
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City to consider requiring EV infrastructure in new residential construction According to Palo Alto Online three members of the Palo Alto city council, including the mayor and vice mayor, stated in a memo that they are in favor of moving toward requiring new residential construction to install electric vehicle (EV) friendly infrastructure. Basically, this just [...]

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Southern California Edison shares gained knowledge – part II

September 3, 2013
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A final look at SCE’s study The majority of first-time visitors to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) electric car site want to know how much it will cost to charge their cars if they buy an electric vehicle (EV). Because most people have no idea how an electric car will impact their utility rates, and as [...]

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LEAF outsells Altima where there is infrastructure

August 25, 2013
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Georgia state incentives help in Atlanta Nissan LEAF is the best selling Nissan model in Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out why. All three of these markets are densely populated with the oh so important DC quick chargers that allow for either greater trip distances, or a quick [...]

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East Coast LEAF owners have cause to rejoice

July 10, 2013
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Quick Charger installation to begin on East Coast Back in May we wrote about Nissan’s plan to install 500 DC quick charge stations around the country in the next 18 months (found here). At the time, Nissan was reluctant to provide any additional details. Now they have regarding at least a portion of these installations. [...]

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LEAF sales shine where infrastructure lives

May 19, 2013
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West Coast strength proves infrastructure helps sales This week Nissan announced that LEAF sales passed the 25,000 mark in the US and over 60,000 worldwide. Recognizing that electric vehicle (EV) sales drive infrastructure build-out, Nissan also acknowledges that infrastructure build-out drives EV sales. “We’ve also learned how infrastructure plays a role in a consumer’s decision to [...]

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Nissan’s 500 quick charger installations

May 8, 2013
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Dealership installations underway in Southern California Back in January we wrote about Nissan’s plan to install 500 quick charge stations around the country in 18 months (found here). Details then were sketchy, and when we reached out to Nissan recently we got little more to go on. Asking our contact at Nissan about Nissan’s plans [...]

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Kroger to install DC Fast Chargers along with Level 2

April 8, 2013
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  New markets include Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego Kroger is expanding from 74 installed charge stations to almost 300, including 25 DC Fast Chargers and 200 Level 2 stations. Previous installations included Oregon, Washington, and Texas. New installations will include 125 locations in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Diego. “As plug-in electric and [...]

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CARWINGS adds ChargePoint for 2013

March 27, 2013

Over 11,000 Charging Stations added One feature added to CARWINGS for the 2013 LEAF was the addition of the ChargePoint charging network to the onboard navigation display. LEAF drivers can see station location, availability, pricing and get directions should they choose to use a ChargePoint station. This could be a useful addition as the ChargePoint [...]

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ChargePoint and Blink to offer interoperability

March 8, 2013
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Belong to one network, get access to the other In yet another innovation in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, two of the largest EV charge networks have developed a company that will allow the members of one network to use the other networks facilities. This opens the way to a much more convenient ownership experience [...]

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