Foothill Transit, a public transportation agency in the San Gabriel/Pomona area, is about to get an impressive upgrade: all-electric buses that can charge up in under 10 minutes. Foothill bought three EcoRide BE35 all-electric buses, along with two charging stations. Read more: Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Tesla unveils a CHAdeMO adapter (50kW) for the Model S | Fast-charging is one of the killer apps, so to speak, for the electric car. Not because you need it all the time; most people will charge at home, overnight, on the vast majority of days. But once in a blue moon, when you need it for a special trip or when an unforeseen circumstance forces you to, it's great to have.