ECOtality installed around 1,100 Blink chargers during the quarter, bringing the total number of charging stations to 6,700, and claiming the Blink network’s title as the world’s largest EV charging network.
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European charging equipment maker DBT CEV and Matra, a manufacturer of Light Electric Vehicles, have introduced the Bat’Lib battery-swapping station for e-bikes and e-scooters. The new system is designed to let a rider exchange an empty battery for a full one in 10 seconds. The Bat’Lib swapping station has ten charging ports. One port is… Read more »
New legislation would make buying a new EV a little better deal, by allowing car dealers to roll the cost of level 2 chargers, including installation, into new car financing.
According to AeroVironment, every large US hub, and many smaller airports, are now operating at least one of the company’s systems.
The operator of the ChargePoint Network announced Monday that it had secured $47.5 million in new financing from a variety of investors.
Hydro-Québec, an electric utility which gets most of its power from large hydroelectric plants and other renewable sources, sees electrified transport as a natural complement to its business. Its research division, IREQ, spends $100 million a year on research in various energy-related fields, and has been working on advanced batteries for 30 years. For its latest… Read more »
Eight US and European automakers – Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen – will participate in a display at next week’s EVS26 show to demonstrate the Combined Charging System. The new charging standard, developed by the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), integrates AC and DC charging on a single plug. Chargers… Read more »
The ChargePoint-enabled Fuji stations will be showcased at the EVS26 show in Los Angeles next week, and will be released in the US later this year.
The company will spend $50 million on 200 DC fast charging stations, $40 million for level 2 charging station infrastructure, and 9$ million on research and development.
The project is currently gathering data at a rate of 100,000 miles per day. It plans to publish over 40 white papers on various topics ranging from the needs of commercial charging to regulatory issues.