Electric Cars http://wesa.fm en Shop n' Charge, Local Mall Unveils Electric Car Charging Stations http://wesa.fm/post/shop-n-charge-local-mall-unveils-electric-car-charging-stations <p>Pennsylvania ranks 19<sup>th</sup> in number of public electric car charging stations with 270 outlets—make that 274.</p><p>The Mall at Robinson Thursday unveiled four new car charging stations powered by solar panels mounted above the mall’s food court entrance.</p><p>Mall General Manager Beth Edwards said the stations take about 2 hours to fully charge an empty battery. That’s six times faster than the average at-home charge.</p><p>The solar panels are “actually offsetting the eight kilowatts that are needed for four full charges of the station,” Edwards said.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:43:17 +0000 Michael Lynch 33165 at http://wesa.fm New Method of Charging Electric Cars Could Bring Savings http://wesa.fm/post/new-method-charging-electric-cars-could-bring-savings <p>A new study by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University suggests that electric car owners can cut costs if they forfeit control over when to charge their vehicles.</p><p>The study found that allowing the power grid to control charging is more beneficial than charging the vehicles during peak electricity times.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Julian Routh 23629 at http://wesa.fm AAA Tries to Spark Interest in Electric Cars http://wesa.fm/post/aaa-tries-spark-interest-electric-cars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When choosing a way to get around for the next few years, eight out of 10 adults would rather drive out of the dealership with a gas vehicle than an electric one.</span></p><p>According to a survey by AAA, 30 percent of adults said they would not buy an electric car because of limits with mileage. Twenty-six percent said it was because of cost.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 9745 at http://wesa.fm