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Fleets and Infrastructure

Blink subsidiary to deploy hundreds of charging points at parking facilities in the UK and Ireland

Blink Charging’s recent acquisition of UK charging provider EB Charging, added more than 1,150 chargers, installed or committed for delivery, to Blink’s footprint. Blink is now present in over 18 countries. Now EB Charging has announced an agreement with European parking operator Q-Park to deploy nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the UK… Read more »

Rhombus Energy Solutions to use Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide devices

Rhombus Energy Solutions, a provider of EV charging and power conversion technology, has announced that Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) will supply its EV2flex line of charging products with silicon carbide MOSFETs, improving the products’ efficiency, power density and charging times. Wolfspeed’s 1,200 V silicon carbide MOSFETs will power Rhombus’s new EV2flex-120 charging infrastructure. Rhombus’s EV2flex charging… Read more »

Making EV charging accessible to drivers with disabilities

EVs are for everybody, regardless of where they live, how much they earn, how they vote, or whether they like granola. What about disabled drivers, or those with special accessibility needs? The UK automotive mag AutoTrader has published a report on the pros and cons of electric driving for folks with disabilities, and some of… Read more »

Clean trucks to clean cities: Volvo Trucks to deploy 80 electric sewer cleaner trucks in Europe

Several cities in Europe, and a couple in China, have implemented zero-emission zones, and this is expected to generate demand for electric service trucks. Bucher Municipal, a global supplier of municipal vehicles such as street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment and refuse vehicles, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders an additional 90 Irizar electric buses

Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, or EMT) has placed a fifth order for electric buses with Spanish OEM Irizar. The latest order is for 90 buses, and will bring the number of Irizar e-buses in EMT Madrid’s fleet to 175. The latest generation of Irizar’s ie electric bus is equipped with a… Read more »

Bank of America to offer Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations at 90 locations

Bank of America and Electrify America have announced plans to greatly expand the number of B of A financial centers equipped with charging stations by the end of 2023. Bank of America’s collaboration with Electrify America began in 2019. At last count, B of A has 192 individual chargers at 51 locations in California, Florida,… Read more »

Battle Motors chooses T-Mobile to connect new RevolutionOS software for electric trucks

Battle Motors has selected T-Mobile as its preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for its new electric trucks. Battle’s RevolutionOS is designed to deliver information to drivers and fleet managers. T-Mobile for Business will provide 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near-real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, location and trip… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

New solar project will power 100% of Electrify America’s charging network—and then some

Electrify America has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Terra-Gen, a provider of utility-scale renewable energy projects, to build a solar photovoltaic generation project in San Bernardino County, California. The new installation, dubbed Electrify America Solar Glow, is targeted to be operational by mid-2023, and is expected to generate 75 MW… Read more »

The Stack Charge plans California charging hub with retail and restaurants

Real estate developer LL Development has acquired a 1.29-acre land parcel in Baker, California, on which it plans to build a public charging hub called The Stack Charge. The Baker site is located off I-15, a primary thoroughfare between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Stack Charge will feature “elevated retail offerings and quick-service restaurants…outdoor… Read more »