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Fleets and Infrastructure

Tritium partners with TNS to provide integrated payment solutions

Fast charger manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has partnered with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to expand the point-of-charge payment options that Tritium provides to customers. Tritium will receive access to payment hardware manufactured by Ingenico as part of the TNS UnattendedPayments solution. TNS UnattendedPayments, which is part of the TNS acceptance product portfolio, is an end-to-end… Read more »

Switzerland’s public and private sectors cooperate on major new EV initiative

In 2018, the Swiss government initiated a package of pro-EV measures called Electromobility Roadmap 2022. The majority of the project’s goals have been reached, and a second phase has now been agreed upon, which sets new goals to be achieved by 2025. The objectives of Electromobility Roadmap 2025 include: Making 50% of new auto sales… Read more »

Kempower’s new scalable, modular fast charging solutions

Finnish EVSE manufacturer Kempower introduced its newest fast charging solutions at the recent Autopromotec show in Bologna, Italy. On display and available for customer testing were the Kempower S- and C-Series fast-charging system and the Kempower T-Series movable DC fast charger. Kempower’s fast chargers are modular and scalable to address many different customer needs. Charging… Read more »

FreeWire opens new global headquarters and factory in California

FreeWire Technologies has opened a new global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility in Newark, California. The 66,000-square-foot facility will focus on manufacturing and scaling FreeWire’s Buy America-compliant battery-integrated EV charging equipment. It will be fully operational by fall 2022, and is expected to create some 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs. Earlier this month, FreeWire unveiled… Read more »

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis. The new electric fire truck, which was developed with technology partner Emergency One Group, sports a 316 kWh battery pack, and enables firefighters to both drive… Read more »

Power Electronics to add Nuvve’s V2G capabilities to its bidirectional chargers

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE) and Power Electronics, a manufacturer of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants, have agreed to integrate Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform with Power Electronics’ charging station technology. Nuvve says its cloud-based software will allow Power Electronics to go beyond bidirectional charging by enabling EVs to provide capacity and services that help… Read more »

Switch Mobility to supply 12 Metrocity electric buses to London’s Tower Transit

Switch Mobility, a manufacturer of electric buses and light commercial vehicles, will supply a fleet of 12 Metrocity E-Buses to London’s Tower Transit. The fleet of Metrocitys will be deployed on Route 339, operating out of Lea Interchange and running between Shadwell and Leytonstone. Switch Mobility was formed from the EV elements of commercial vehicle… Read more »

Seattle to install curbside Level 2 public chargers on request

Seattle is home to large numbers of Drivewayless Drivers—those unfortunate car owners who lack driveways, and must use street parking near their homes. To address this problem, local utility Seattle City Light has launched a service that will install public Level 2 chargers at curbside locations throughout the city. Seattle City Light will install, own,… Read more »

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Portions of the rebates can… Read more »

ABB E-mobility increases investment in software provider ChargeLab

ABB EL Ventures, the venture arm of electronics giant ABB, has made an investment in charging software provider ChargeLab, as part of the latter’s $15-million Series A financing round. ABB E-mobility first partnered with ChargeLab in 2020. ChargeLab will develop next-generation software solutions for ABB charging stations. The company’s network services already run on top… Read more »