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i-charging Earns ETL certification for SAE J3400 (NACS) EV charging plug

Portuguese EV charging solutions provider i-charging has announced that its blueberry fast charging family has received an ETL certification update from Intertek for the NACS plug standard (now more properly known as SAE J3400). (The company’s products were already ETL-certified for CCS-1 and CHAdeMO plugs.) The ETL certification process involves extensive assessments of the design,… Read more »

CharIN unveils OPNC protocol to enable supplier-agnostic Plug & Charge

EV charging standards facilitator CharIN has introduced the Open Plug & Charge Network Communication (OPNC) Protocol, which is designed to elevate the Plug & Charge functionality of EV charging infrastructure. This API protocol enables supplier-agnostic Plug & Charge with Multi-V2G-PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and Multi-MO-PKI (mobility operator) interoperability based on the ISO 15118 standard. Plug… Read more »

Einride opens 65-plug heavy-duty EV charging site near California ports

Freight mobility company Einride has opened a charging hub for heavy-duty EVs in Lynwood, California. Einride’s Smartcharger Station has 65 chargers, and can charge up to 200 vehicles a day. The site was built in collaboration with charging infrastructure developer Voltera. The charging station, which is strategically located near the Ports of Los Angeles and… Read more »

Leviton launches a plug-in version of its EV Series Smart Home charging station

Electrical equipment giant Leviton has launched a plug-in version of its EV Series Smart Home charging station. Originally launched in January 2023 in a hard-wired version, the EV Series Smart Home station is designed to be part of a smart home system that also incorporates lighting and load centers such as heating/AC, refrigerators and other… Read more »

Microchip’s new plug-and-play mSiC gate driver works out of the box to reduce high-voltage design time

Microchip Technology has added a new offering to its line of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor solutions. The new 3.3 kV XIFM plug-and-play mSiC gate driver uses the company’s patented Augmented Switching technology, and is designed to work out of the box with preconfigured module settings to reduce design and evaluation time. “The complex development work… Read more »

EnviroSpark has installed over 7,800 charging plugs. Here’s what the company has learned.

EnviroSpark runs its own EV charging network and helps others with installations, including Tesla, Volkswagen and Ford. The parlous state of public charging reliability has emerged as a major roadblock to wider EV adoption, and the entire industry is going through a soul-searching phase, trying to identify the roots of the problems and correct them…. Read more »

Plug In America receives DOE funding to expand its EV education programs

EV education and advocacy organization Plug In America has received a grant from the DOE for a three-year, $5-million consumer education project, the largest grant in the organization’s 15-year history. This grant is part of a slate of 16 projects to advance transportation electrification that will be funded throught the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office to… Read more »

Plugsurfing debuts route planner tool for locating EV chargers

German EV charging management platform Plugsurfing has introduced a route planner tool for finding chargers along any desired route across 27 European countries. The company’s network currently encompasses 600,000 charge points. The route planner is powered by Amsterdam-headquartered Chargetrip’s range prediction and EV routing platform. It uses an algorithm that includes up to 15 parameters… Read more »

New Chipsets for EV Charging Communication with Plug & Charge and Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

Vertexcom Technologies introduces HomePlug GreenPHY chipsets for EV charging communications in the context of the rapidly progressing EV adoption and market trends such as Plug & Charge and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G). Vertexcom HomePlug GreenPHY SECC chipset MSE1021+MSEX24-i and EVCC chipset MSE1022+MSEX25-i enable a reliable charging experience for EV owners and a streamlined product development for charging… Read more »

Rheinmetall wins order for plug-and-play heat pump solution for e-tractors

German automotive company Rheinmetall has received an order for a new heat pump from a European electric tractor manufacturer. The order is valued in the “lower-two-digit millions of euros range.” The heat pump, preassembled and loaded with coolant, improves vehicle range, battery life and driver comfort through thermal and cooling control. The seven-year contract begins… Read more »