Fleets and Infrastructure

UK government funds regional battery-electric buses

The UK government has announced the first five winners of its Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding program, which is designed to enable transport authorities outside London to fund zero-emission buses. According to Route One, “Kent County Council will get £9.5 million ($12.6 million); Milton Keynes Council £16 million ($21.3 million); and Warrington Borough… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems and EverCharge team up to optimize fleet charging

Motiv Power Systems and EverCharge have agreed to incorporate EverCharge charging stations and smart-charging power optimization solutions into the Motiv Energy suite of solutions for commercial EV fleets. Motiv will offer customers the option to bundle chargers with EVs, and will serve as primary support for fleet operators using the combination of Motiv EVs, Motiv… Read more »

Electrify America uses Tesla Powerpacks to provide 30 MW of energy storage at 140 fast charging stations

Electrify America has installed on-site, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems at over 140 DC fast charging stations around the country, representing a total energy storage capacity of more than 30 megawatts. Electrek reports that these storage systems are Tesla Powerpacks. In 2019, the two companies announced a deal to deploy Powerpacks at over 100 EA… Read more »

Voltempo announces 1,000 kW charging system

EV technology developer Voltempo has launched a new charging system called HyperCharging, which it claims can deliver 1,000 kW of power, and can charge up to 24 vehicles at the same time. HyperCharging technology is designed to serve the needs of service stations and fleets. According to the company, its modular system enables it to… Read more »

New report assesses the current state of managed charging

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) provides an overview of major developments in the managed charging field, and offers recommendations for designing utility managed charging programs, based on interviews with utility execs and case studies. “The State of Managed Charging in 2021,” which was produced in partnership with several charging industry… Read more »

Diode’s Charge Platform aims to simplify the electrification process for businesses

EV tech startup Diode has launched an EV suitability and charge point procurement software product called Charge Platform for Business. The platform is designed to educate drivers, assess EV readiness, make workplace and home charging recommendations, and simplify the EVSE purchasing process. Each employee completes a short questionnaire covering their home, current vehicle and trip… Read more »

Charging stations in South Korea to store energy with redox flow batteries

VFlowTech, a Singapore-based firm that manufactures modular vanadium redox flow batteries, will join Seoul National University of Science & Technology (SeoulTech) and systems integrator CompanyWE to install EV charging infrastructure at gas stations in South Korea. The pilot charging sites will incorporate an energy storage system using VFlowTech’s 150 kW modular PowerCube flow batteries. The… Read more »

Siemens to power electric bus depot in Queensland, Australia

Public transit operator Keolis Downer has selected Siemens to deliver charging solutions to its new North Lakes bus depot in Brisbane, Australia. The depot, which is expected to be in service by February 2023, will power 16 electric buses serving some 60,000 residents in the city’s northern suburbs. Siemens will supply 5 Sicharge UC200 and… Read more »

IONITY announces €700-million investment to expand charging network

European charging network IONITY has secured €700 million in new investment from current shareholders and a new investor: the BlackRock Global Renewable Power platform. This investment will enable IONITY to quadruple the number of its high-power 350 kW charging points to 7,000 by 2025. The new charging points will be situated on motorways, near major… Read more »

Many questions remain about the UK’s proposal to require EV chargers in all new homes

The UK government has introduced legislation that would require new homes and certain other buildings in England to install EV charging points. New supermarkets and workplaces would come under the new law, as would major renovations to sites with over 10 parking spaces. The government said the new policy should result in the addition of… Read more »