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Phillips 66 installs FreeWire’s battery-integrated charger at a Houston gas station

For better or for worse, oil companies are moving into the EV charging industry in a comprehensive way. The latest gas retailer to add public charging to its offerings is Phillips 66, which recently installed DC fast chargers from FreeWire at a gas station near its headquarters in Houston. FreeWire’s Boost Charger incorporates battery storage,… Read more »

EOS Linx to expand EV charging network at Texas gas stations

EOS Linx, a provider of solar-supported EV chargers with digital advertising displays, has partnered with the Lone Star Business Association Cooperative (LSBAC) to expand its EV charging network at petro-convenience stores across Texas. LSBAC is a network of retail sites located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across North Central Texas. EOS Linx is currently… Read more »

Swiss gas station chain launches national fast charging network

Migrol, a chain of gas stations associated with the Swiss grocery giant Migros, has announced plans to roll out a network of DC fast charging stations. Migrol currently operates more than 300 gas stations, many of them adjacent to convenience stores, car washes and/or auto repair shops. The chargers will be located along principal travel… Read more »

Driivz to provide charging software platform to Eastern European gas station chain

More and more petroleum retailers are offering EV charging, and this trend is spreading to Eastern Europe. Israeli charging software specialist Driivz will supply the Budapest-based oil company MOL Group with a charging management platform and a self-service app for drivers. MOL currently operates charging stations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, and… Read more »

South Korea has fast chargers at 76 gas stations, is planning thousands more

No one can yet say exactly what the charging infrastructure of the future will look like, but there’s certainly logic in the idea of installing DC fast chargers at existing gas stations. A small but growing number of station operators in the US have installed fast chargers. Total, BP and Shell are experimenting with EV… Read more »

Japan may relax regulations to allow smaller gas stations to add EV charging

The Japanese government is considering a change to regulations that prevent many smaller gas stations from adding EV charging stations. Japan’s fire safety law regulates where gas stations can install electrical receptacles. Currently, charging stations must be at least 10 meters away from a fuel pump. For small gas stations, this may preclude the possibility… Read more »

ChargePoint Services to roll out chargers at UK gas stations

ChargePoint Services has signed a partnership deal with Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which operates 413 gas stations (“forecourts” to our British friends) across the UK under the BP, Shell and Texaco brands. ChargePoint Services will operate 50 kW-plus rapid chargers at MFG locations nationwide. The chargers will be part of ChargePoint Services’ GeniePoint Network, which enables continuous… Read more »

BP may install more EV chargers at gas stations

Major oil companies are beginning to explore the possibility of offering EV charging at their retail outlets. Shell has begun installing DC fast chargers at selected stations in the Netherlands and the UK. Now British Petroleum has begun talking to EV-makers about partnering on a network of charging stations. “We have discussions going on with… Read more »

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Next frontier for Tesla: redefining the gas station?

At this very early stage of vehicle electrification, no one can be certain of what an optimal public charging network will look like. Conventional wisdom at this point calls for DC fast chargers along highways, and Level 2 chargers at destination locations such as tourist attractions, shopping malls, etc. There is also a school of… Read more »