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Electric Vehicles: A list of Electric Vehicles currently for sale.
UPDATED EVSE (Charging Stations): A list of EVSEs (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment), which is the cable/module responsible for connecting your EV charger.
Apps: Apps for various smartphone platforms designed to help manage & control your EV.
UPDATED Incentives: In order to promote EV growth, several utilities & government departments have been offering incentives.
NEW Electric Rates: Check what other New Yorkers are paying to charge their car. Please add your rate if you haven't already.
NEW Electric Vehicle Industry Companies: A list of companies in the EV industry, located in NYS.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION Glossary: A resource dedicated to explaining terms commonly used in the EV industry.


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Pinned  Tesla Tesla Supercharger Construction Now Underway in Albany, NY

Apr 07 2014 12:21 PM | Daniel in Articles

Finally! Construction on the Tesla Supercharger in Albany has finally begun, with heavy machinery and Tesla shipping crates now visible on location. The Supercharger will be located at 131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205, which is on the property...

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Tesla Tesla Launches New Business Leasing Program

Apr 08 2014 05:58 AM | Daniel in Articles

For the folks wanting to be able to deduct a Tesla vehicle from their business taxes, Tesla has heard you, and just launched a business leasing program, financed through 'Tesla Finance'. Tesla is also focusing on making the leasing process user-friendly by reducing the large stacks of paperwork, and offering the ability to sign the agreement electronically.

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CarCharging Launches Multi-Network EV Charging App

Apr 07 2014 12:51 PM | Daniel in Articles

Car Charging Group, Inc. just launched the first beta version of their new mobile wallet app which allows customers to manage their charging sessions AND pay for the service (payment is currently limited to GE WattStations and SemaCharge stations). Th...

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Event Upcoming events in Syracuse, NY

Mar 31 2014 12:06 PM | Daniel in Articles

Snow is finally melting, birds are singing, so it's time to start showing off our cars again! I'm working on several events, and finalizing the details/locations. While I will eventually send out a newsletter discussing more details, I would like to...

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Tesla Tesla Reaches Deal with New York State

Mar 31 2014 10:01 AM | Daniel in Articles

It looks like Tesla will get to keep its stores in New York State, and possible add more (but the language is somewhat contradicting in several articles). While this is good news for EV fans, this shouldn't have happened to begin with. Here are some...

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Recall NHTSA Announces Air Bag Related Recall for 2013-2014 Nissan LEAF

Mar 26 2014 11:46 AM | Daniel in Articles

NHTSA has announced another air bag related recall for the 2013-2014 Nissan LEAF, and several other Nissan vehicles. This comes almost 1 year after a previous air bag related recall for the 2013 Nissan LEAF. Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is reca...

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Weather AAA Says Electric Vehicle Range Can Drop by 60% During Extreme Cold and 33% in Extreme Heat

Mar 20 2014 01:13 PM | Daniel in Articles

While not a big surprise to EV drivers, AAA's research division did some range testing during extreme hot and cold weather, and came to the conclusion that range can drop significantly (by 60% in cold weather, 33% in hot weather).

While extreme heat is not as big of an issue here in New York State, this winter has been pretty brutal temperature wise, and it's definitely something people should be aware of.

AAA also stated that in ideal conditions, the average EV battery range is 105 miles, which I find very hard to believe, but since testing was done in a simulated environment, I'm guessing they didn't account for hills and other variables. I'm also wondering if the numbers they posted include HVAC usage, or if this was just battery degradation, since 60% is pretty high.
  • 75F -> 105 miles
  • 95F -> 69 miles
  • 20F -> 43 miles
Keep on reading for the full press release.

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Car Charging Group NYSERDA Award Provides EV Drivers with Access to Charging Services Throughout New York City

Mar 11 2014 03:34 PM | Daniel in Articles

Electric vehicle drivers in New York City are finally getting some NYSERDA-backed charging stations via a partnership between the Car Charging Group and iPark (formerly known as Imperial Parking). The first stations can be found here:
  • 332-342 East 34th Street is an underground parking facility located in the Kips Bay area. The property is near NYU Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, Tisch Hospital, AMC Loews Kips Bay, New York Sports Club, and TD Bank as well as a variety of shops and restaurants.
  • 300 West 55th Street is an underground parking garage located off 8th Avenue, just three blocks away from Columbus Circle and Central Park. The property is one block from Broadway and is in close proximity to CVS and Starbucks.
Check below for the full press release.

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Mitsubishi 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Coming Early Spring, Starting at $15,495

Feb 28 2014 09:40 PM | Daniel in Articles

Mitsubishi just announced that the 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is coming early spring (and not late as announced previously) starting at $22,995, which means if you qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit, you can now have an electric car for $15,495 (and...

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CHAdeMO Madrid Subway Captures Kinetic Energy to Power CHAdeMO Charging Station

Feb 28 2014 03:29 PM | Daniel in Articles

This has absolutely nothing to do with New York State, but this is so cool, I had to post about this. Metro de Madrid, the company which runs the Madrid subway, launched a proof of concept showing off how capturing kinetic energy generated by trains s...

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