Posts By: Dyllan Furness

IONITY buys 324 chargers from ABB

European charging network IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche, has purchased 324 new 350 kW chargers from Swiss electronics giant ABB. Purchased as part of the second phase of IONITY’s European network expansion, the chargers are scheduled to be installed in 24 countries by the end of 2020. IONITY… Read more »

EVBox launches new generation of fast and ultra-fast chargers

Charging station manufacturer EVBox revealed its new fast charger, the Troniq 100, and the redesign of its ultra-fast charger, the Ultroniq, at the recent CES trade show. The Troniq 100 and Ultroniq offer power outputs of 100 kW and 350 kW respectively. The new fast and ultra-fast chargers also offer: Retractable cables LED lights Wheelchair… Read more »

PowerCharge launches new commercial charging station

PowerCharge, a division of Moser Services Group, has launched a new line of commercial charging stations designed for heavy-duty EVs. Called the Pro-Lightning Series, the chargers come in various configurations, including wall- or pedestal-mounted; open- or closed-access; and networked or non-networked. The stations also offer multiple power levels and back-end software options. Standard features include… Read more »

Michigan offers up to $70,000 in grants to install EV fast chargers

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants of up to $70,000 for the installation of DC fast chargers. Successful applicants must be registered in a local utility-sponsored charging program, and can use their grant money for charger site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees, and signage. Part of the more… Read more »

GKN Automotive launches new electric drive systems

GKN Automotive, a maker of electric driveline technology, has launched three families of electric drive systems, each of which integrates an electric motor and inverter with a single-speed transmission module. GKN Automotive’s Family 2 eDrive offers peak torque of 1,800 to 2,700 Nm, and is suitable for A-, B-, and C-segment applications. The company’s Family… Read more »

Electrify America chargers coming to Bank of America financial centers

Electrify America will install 40 charging stations with a total of 140 chargers, at Bank of America financial centers in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Massachusetts. The chargers will offer power levels ranging from 150 kW to 350 kW. The new stations are expected to be operational by the end of 2020…. Read more »

Rivian raises $1.3 billion in funding

Rivian, an automaker that revealed its prototype electric pickup and SUV in November 2018, has raised $1.3 billion in a recent funding round led by T. Rowe Price Associates. Amazon and Ford also participated in the funding round. Designed as all-terrain EVs, Rivian’s launch products, the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, are notable for their… Read more »

BAE to supply electric propulsion systems for buses in San Francisco’s “green zones”

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has selected BAE Systems, a UK-based maker of hybrid and electric drive systems, to supply electric power and propulsion systems for the transit agency’s buses. BAE’s Series-ER system will operate on 68 SFMTA buses. San Francisco plans to create nine zero-emission “green zones” in densely populated neighborhoods throughout… Read more »

Freebee deploys Lightning Systems’ EVs for on-demand public transport

Freebee, a Florida-based operator of on-demand public transit vehicles, has ordered six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350 HD passenger vans from Lightning Systems. Freebee, which offers passengers free door-to-door rides through municipal transportation contracts, has received two of the six vans and put them into service shortly after delivery. The vans are supported by Lightning… Read more »

SAE works to develop common Public Key Infrastructure for Plug & Charge

The Plug & Charge system, which will enable EV charging with no need for a membership card or smartphone app, is expected to be operational in 2020. In order to support a more secure implementation of Plug & Charge, SAE International plans to form an industry-led research project to create a common Public Key Infrastructure… Read more »