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Fleets and Infrastructure

New Genesis GV60 to come with 3 years of free charging from Electrify America

Buyers of the 2023 GV60 electric SUV will receive 3 years of 30-minute complimentary charging sessions on the Electrify America public charging network. GV60 drivers will be able to locate and access charging stations via the Electrify America mobile app. Electrify America’s network includes some 800 charging stations, comprised of about 3,500 individual chargers. It… Read more »

The KATEK Group’s ghostONE white-label wallbox charger

The KATEK Group, a European electronics company, has introduced a new white-label wallbox charging station. The ghostONE is a 22 kW Level 2 charger that companies can customize with their own brand identities. “With ghostONE, KATEK’s subsidiary eSystems is targeting the European market for wallboxes in the residential and semi-public sectors, which, according to recent… Read more »

Amsterdam orders 84 next-generation VDL Citea electric buses

Amsterdam public transport agency GVB will expand its electric fleet with the purchase of 84 new-generation VDL Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach. The agency will begin deploying the new electric buses in 2023. VDL will deliver 30 articulated VDL Citeas of type LF-181 and 54 VDL Citeas LF-122. VDL is also responsible for deploying… Read more »

Volta’s Charging for All initiative aims to deliver affordable access to EV charging

Volta Charging has launched a new initiative called Charging for All, a multimillion-dollar commitment over the next few years to advance the Biden Administration’s EV infrastructure goals, specifically delivering affordable, equitable access to EV charging.  Volta’s Charging for All initiative encompasses three key efforts: PredictEV, Volta’s infrastructure planning software, will include an increased focus on… Read more »

BAE Systems to provide 500 electric drive systems for Ontario hybrid bus fleets

BAE Systems has been selected by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to provide more than 335 electric drive systems for its new fleet of hybrid transit buses. This follows an order of 165 additional Series-ER systems for nearby Mississauga Transit (MiWay). BAE Systems sees its Series-ER (Electric Range) system as a bridge technology that can… Read more »

Colorado provides $65 million for electric school bus grants

Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has signed SB 193 into law, providing $65 million for an electric school bus grant program. The state will award funding to school districts to help finance, purchase and maintain electric school buses, and to install charging infrastructure. New federal funding for electric school buses is available from the EPA’s… Read more »

CharIN officially launches Megawatt Charging System for commercial EVs

Four years ago, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a global consortium with 280 members, including vehicle OEMs and EVSE manufacturers, established the Task Force for Heavy Duty Charging for Commercial Vehicles to develop a new standard for charging commercial EVs. Now CharIN has officially introduced the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), and demonstrated it using an… Read more »

Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect

Charging network operator Blink Charging has agreed to acquire EVSE manufacturer SemaConnect for $200 million. The deal will add an additional 13,000 chargers, 1,800 site host locations, and more than 150,000 registered members to Blink’s existing footprint. Blink says the acquisition will enable it to offer “complete vertical integration, from R&D and manufacturing to charger… Read more »

Qualcomm’s new powerline communication device enables charging station-smart grid communications

Qualcomm’s next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, is designed to enable CCS charging station communications. The new PLC device is based on Qualcomm’s QCA700X family of products, which have been widely adopted in EV on-board charging units and charging stations. The QCA7006AQ is compliant with the HomePlug Green PHY (HPGP) specification for vehicle-to-grid (V2G)… Read more »

UK to invest £200 million to evaluate technologies for zero-emission trucks

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced over £200 million of new funding for a demonstrator program aimed at determining which zero-emission technologies are best suited to the heaviest road vehicles. The 3-year project will begin later this year, and initial competitions for battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology will be launching “shortly.” An… Read more »