US Department of Energy seeks to install a vast network of charging stations in selected regions over the course of the next year to support the coming onslaught of plug-in vehicles. ECOtality is the supervising manger of the EV Project, and will oversee the construction of $230 million worth of electric vehicle infrastructure.
The Motor City is the first locale in Michigan to get a charging station for public use
ChargePoint America is a $37 million program to install public and residential stations throughout the U.S. to encourage adoption of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles
Better Place and GE will introduce stations built specifically for municipal and corporate fleets. In that situation, Better Place will offer to set up one exclusive station for a specific fleet of EVs.
Eaton Corporation will provide the University of Notre Dame with charging stations to demonstrate the capabilities of utilizing electric vehicles. Chargers for home and commercial.
In the year 1900, 38% of vehicles in the U.S. were electric (40% were powered by steam and 22% used gas)
Today's EV Charging Stations
On average Charging Stations decreases EV charging time from 12-18 hours to as little as 4-8 hours compared to standard charging, assuming a 24 kWh battery and a full-cycle charge. Carmakers decided on a universal plug for hybrids. Most chargers are either Level 1 or Level 2
15 years of development and fieldexperience. ClipperCreek leads the industry with over 3,000 chargers shipped since January of 2009 and is the exclusive provider of EVSE chargers for BMW’s Mini-E and for Tesla Motors’ Level 2 EVSE charging stations.
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Without a standardized system of electric vehicle charging stations, a coalition of Japanese automakers and engineering giants including Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Fuji Heavy Industries have teamed up with the Tokyo Electric Power Company to form CHAdeMO (Charge de Move), a group set on standardizing EV charging stations to work for all vehicles.