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Hubject and Blink partner to offer EV roaming in US

Berlin-based Hubject provides a charging interoperability platform called Intercharge that boasts over 300 B2B partners in 26 countries. Intercharge connects charging station operators and e-mobility service providers in a way that’s transparent to users, allowing EV drivers to patronize any charging operator or network using one account, one app and one bill. Now Hubject has… Read more »

Duke Energy pilot supports charging infrastructure in South Carolina

Duke Energy has proposed a three-year, $10.4-million pilot initiative to support the installation of charging stations in South Carolina. The pilot is comprised of four programs with the overarching goal of understanding the impact increased EV adoption will have on the electrical grid: Residential EV Charging Program – Provides rebates for up to 400 residential… Read more »

Volkswagen builds electric drive production factory in Shanghai

Volkswagen Group China has begun construction on a SAIC Volkswagen factory specifically designed to mass-produce EVs in Shanghai. The factory will begin production in 2020 to deliver new SAIC Volkswagen EV models. The facility is designed to produce Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)-based vehicles and battery systems, and is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per… Read more »

EasyJet plans to fly electric passenger jets by 2027

British airline easyJet is making progress on its plan to fly electric passenger jets on some of its routes by 2027. Its partner, US startup Wright Electric, has successfully flown a two-seater electric aircraft, and is now moving to the next stage of engine development. Wright is now working on an electric engine for a… Read more »

Virginia Tech investigates EV charging cybersecurity with $3-million DOE grant

EVs are proliferating, and their growing popularity has revealed security vulnerabilities that could slow the industry’s further growth. To combat these roadblocks, the DOE has granted Virginia Tech $3 million to improve charging network quality and security. Virginia Tech will work with researchers and manufacturers to both improve charging network security and streamline the charging… Read more »

Cummins partners with Battery Innovation Center for testing, validation and training

Cummins, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicle engines, has been steadily expanding its offerings to include hybrid and electric powertrains. Now the Indiana company has partnered with the nearby Battery Innovation Center (BIC) for support in testing of its battery systems and training for its workforce. The BIC has been helping Cummins… Read more »

Volvo invests in mobile charging company FreeWire

Volvo has acquired a stake in San Francisco-based mobile charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. While Volvo does not plan to own charging or service stations directly, it says the investment reflects its support for user-friendly charging options as electric mobility continues to grow. “To support wider consumer adoption of electric… Read more »