RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "charging station"

SOFT Rockers combine solar panels and moving furniture to charge your gadgets

SOFT Rockers combine solar panels and moving furniture to charge your gadgets

Wander through MIT’s Killian Court and you’ll spot something distinctly modern nestled amongst its classical buildings — a set of solar-powered lounge chairs called SOFT Rockers. These curved, solar-panel-covered seats rotate on an axis to keep them facing the sun, generating additional energy from the rocking motion created when people climb inside. All that harvested electricity […]

Toyota and WiTricity team up for OTA car charging

Toyota and WiTricity team up for OTA car charging

Some day you’ll charge everything wirelessly — phones, cars, graphing calculators, all using the same basic technology. That’s the sort of utopian vision Toyota had in mind when it formed the Wireless Battery-charging Alliance with WiTricity. The young Massachusetts-based company is pushing “resonance” technology, which charges electronics without contact and is supposedly more efficient than induction-based charging […]

Los Angeles pilot program offers up to $2,000 off EV charging stations

Los Angeles pilot program offers up to $2,000 off EV charging stations

You can already get a pretty hefty federal rebate on an electric vehicle, and it looks like at least some folks in Los Angeles can now also save a good chunk of change on an EV charging station. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just announced a new pilot program this week that will provide rebates of “up […]

Amsterdam orders 125 public EV charging stations, hastens the death of internal combustion

Amsterdam orders 125 public EV charging stations, hastens the death of internal combustion

Amsterdam is known for its affinity for two-wheeled transportation, but the cycling-crazed city is also making a serious commitment to EVs for those Dutch who prefer driving. As a part of a plan introduced two years ago to eliminate internal combustion from its streets by 2040, the Netherlands’ capital is looking to add to its existing […]

ECOtality announces Blink Mobile EV charging app

ECOtality announces Blink Mobile EV charging app

It’s fast becoming apparent that no electric vehicle is complete without an accompanying smartphone app to help you find places to charge it, and it looks like ECOtality isn’t about to let that trend pass it by. It’s just announced its new Blink Mobile app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, which will let folks locate Blink charging […]