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Fleets and Infrastructure

Lunaz’s upcycled electric garbage truck features swappable battery pack

Lunaz Applied Technologies, a British EV startup known for electrifying classic cars, has revealed a garbage truck with a number of driver-friendly features and a swappable battery pack that’s designed to be replaced in 10 minutes. Lunaz says its upcycled truck, which is based on the Mercedes-Benz Econic platform, will soon be operating in several… Read more »

New reports analyze US electric truck market and global off-highway EV market

Research and Markets has released a pair of reports that examine the two segments of the commercial EV market. The company’s “U.S. Electric Truck Market Research Report” analyzes the current e-truck market, offers profiles of key players, and makes some forecasts for the future. R and M expects revenue from the US electric truck market… Read more »

EvoCharge to sell its EV chargers through Uni-Select Canada

EvoCharge, a provider of EVSE and cable management solutions, has entered into a resale agreement with Uni-Select Canada to sell its Level 2 charging equipment. Uni-Select distributes products to over 16,000 automotive repair shops, 1,000 independent customer locations and 80 company-operated stores. “We have a long-standing relationship with Uni-Select, and extending it to include EvoCharge… Read more »

Iskra smart energy meters comply with Germany’s Eichrecht calibration law

Germany’s Eichrecht standard is designed to ensure transparent measurement and billing of energy dispensed from EV charging stations. To meet the standard’s requirements, charging stations must have a certified energy meter that correctly measures the amount of energy delivered in kWh, and physically displays this value to consumers. Slovenian electronics manufacturer has earned the Module… Tags:

Low-tech Charge Cable Channel could be a solution for drivewayless EV drivers

Regular Charged readers are familiar with the tragic Plight of the Drivewayless—millions of car owners living in urban neighborhoods depend on street parking, and thus have no way to charge EVs at home. All kinds of solutions, from the clever to the crazy, have been proposed. Now UK-based firm Stormguard has launched a new product… Read more »

SparkCharge raises $23 million to scale its on-demand EV charging service

Mobile charging specialist SparkCharge has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Tale Venture Partners and Pendulum. SparkCharge will use the new funding to scale Currently, the company’s on-demand mobile charging app, which allows users to schedule a charge to be delivered to their EVs. SparkCharge says the Currently service has… Read more »

Electreon to provide wireless charging infrastructure to Israeli bus operator Electra Afikim

Wireless charging provider Electreon has signed an agreement with Electra Afikim, which operates some 1,400 buses on 450 lines in Israel. Electreon will provide Electra Afikim with wireless charging infrastructure that will enable simultaneous charging of 30 buses. As part of the agreement Electreon will provide maintenance, support and operation services for the next 12… Read more »

Hillcrest Energy’s new bidirectional onboard EV charger

Hillcrest Energy Technologies has filed a patent application for “a simplified EV charging solution” that offers universal, backward-compatible, bidirectional (V2X) charging capabilities. The company’s goal is to name a launch partner and begin proof-of-concept validation in 2023. Hillcrest says an EV using its solution would no longer require an onboard charger, which would reduce the… Read more »

Holman invests in EV management software provider AmpUp

The venture capital division of global automotive services firm Holman has made an investment in AmpUp, a provider of EV management software. New Jersey-based Holman delivers a range of automotive services, including fleet management and leasing, vehicle fabrication and upfitting, component manufacturing, and insurance. AmpUp’s technology is designed to allow fleet operators to monitor and… Read more »

White House proposes standards for national charging network

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized $7.5 billion of investment in EV charging infrastructure, which the Biden Administration says will be used to build a national network of 500,000 public chargers. Over the last year, the government has been developing a plan (complete with the usual alphabet soup of working groups and programs) to distribute that… Read more »