The Model S comes with a proprietary plug which has been heavily discussed here: What charge port connector?
Not sure if this was posted before:
Energy Storage is Key to Reducing the Cost of Fast Charging Pike Research
Here's a pic of the Tesla charging station in Bellevue Square Mall, Bellevue, WA... pretty nice looking
Received this email from Ecotality/Blink:
Blink Memberships Are Coming Soon
In the upcoming month, we’ll be implementing our Blink Membership programs. You may see some slight changes when you use commercial Blink chargers – but rest assured that for a limited time, charging is still free! To continue charging with us down the road, you'll need to sign up for a membership and activate your Blink InCard.
We'd also like to thank you for being a part of The EV Project – by using commercial Blink chargers in your area, you have truly helped pave the way for the future of EV infrastructure. We want you to continue to join us, so we're waiving the annual fee for a 2012 Blink Plus membership (that's a $30 value). That means no annual fee for access to the Blink commercial charging network, plus discounted charging of up to 50% off non-member costs!
Charging can't always be free, but you can sign up now for a membership at no fee.
- The Blink Team
July 24 | Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:44am EDT
(Reuters) - German automaker BMW is investing in Coulomb Technologies, a California-based provider of electric-vehicle charging stations and software.
BMW declined to disclose the amount of the investment in Coulomb, which has EV development agreements with General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co and luxury hybrid vehicle manufacturer Fisker Automotive.
Coulomb's ChargePoint operates a global network of EV charging stations in more than 14 countries, including the United States.
ChargePoint also provides EV customers, dealers and manufacturers with a variety of cloud-based services, including the ability to locate charging stations, process payments and monitor energy use and costs.
The investment is being made by BMW i Ventures, the automaker's New York City-based venture-capital arm.
BMW is launching a family of electrified vehicles as part of its new i Series, beginning in 2013 with the battery-powered i3 compact.
Coulomb, based in Campbell, California, in May raised $47.5 million in a new round of venture capital led by Braemar Energy Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Braemar has helped to fund battery maker A123 Systems, while KPCB is an investor in Fisker.
Among the latest investors in Coulomb is Toyota TsushO , a member of Japan's Toyota Group.
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