How to overcome EV public charging’s challenges

Having an accessible and reliable way to plug in away from home is paramount for electric vehicle drivers, but the current charging infrastructure hardly meets the public’s needs. How can we improve it? Open access, interoperability, transparency and consumer pricing protection are just the start.

Ford Hooks Up With AT&T for Electric Cars

AT&T is starting to look like the network of choice for connecting electric car’s wireless IT systems. This week at the wireless event CTIA, Ford said it has chosen AT&T’s wireless network for connectivity for its upcoming Ford Focus Electric.

Electric Cars Meet the Cellular Network

The new wave of electric cars will be connected cars, both via a power cord, but also through the increased use of communication networks. The latest example of this comes from Sprint, which is providing the connection for Ecotality’s Blink electric car charging stations.

UK Ponies Up $67M for Green Car Grants

In the balancing act between reducing the budget deficit and giving automakers enough long-term certainty to gamble on building and launching green vehicles in the UK, the government has stayed firm in trying to cultivate the next generation of cleaner cars.

Nissan in "Crisis Mode," Banking on Electric Cars

Electric cars and emerging markets: That’s the name of the game for Nissan in the next fiscal year. Reporting a 42.4 billion yen profit for the year ending March 31, Nissan executives emphasized signs of recovery and commitment to greener vehicles Wednesday.

UK Charges Electric Car Industry With £100M

The UK Department for Transport announced today that, as part of the country’s plan to reduce emissions, the government will be putting £100 million ($155 million) into electric car research, development and deployment.

HP Quicklook lives!

If you have been a long-time visitor to jkOnTheRun you might remember my coverage of the HP Quicklook utility on the tc1100. …