Electric Charging Station Etiquette for Plug-In Cars (Edmunds)

What EV, PHEV and ICE Drivers Should Know

With only a handful of electric vehicle and plug-in hybrids roaming the streets these days, confrontations at public chargers over who goes first are rare. But confusion and conflict at the car-charging station are bound to become more prevalent soon. At least 18 new car and SUV models with rechargeable battery packs are coming into the U.S. market over the next three years, increasing demand for access to public chargers. Read More…


Posted from … http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/electric-charging-station-etiquette-for-plug-in-cars.html

Read More

GM Surpasses 400 EV Charging Stations at Facilities

( Reposted from Green Fleet Magazine )

Photo of General Motors facility in Baltimore courtesy of GM.
Photo of General Motors facility in Baltimore courtesy of GM.

General Motors has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities, the automaker has announced.

More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles.

The majority of the stations are located at GM’s large engineering and corporate facilities in Michigan, where employee ownership of battery-electric vehicles is growing steadily. All charge stations are available free of charge to GM employees and visitors.

In addition to workplace charging, GM has another 400 charge spots dedicated exclusively to vehicle development and testing. Chevrolet and Cadillac dealers have installed approximately 5,900 charge stations at their locations for owner use; 17 of these dealerships use solar charging canopies.

 

Read More