The Infrastructure

Spanish utility plans Mediterranean charging corridor for heavy-duty EVs

Spanish electric utility Iberdrola will lead a project to develop a “Mediterranean Corridor” for electric heavy-duty trucks, in collaboration with transport and logistics company Disfrimur and electronics specialist Ingeteam. The project will include the procurement of heavy-duty EVs (up to 40 tons), the development of fast charging infrastructure at Disfrimur logistics centers (which will also… Read more »

NREL researchers, industry partners test Megawatt Charging System with up to 3.75 MW of power

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, to say nothing of aviation and shipping, will require much more powerful charging facilities than those that now serve passenger cars. To get these heavy vehicles charged up in 15 to 20 minutes will require power levels of a megawatt or more, and transferring this much energy requires unique design in… Read more »

Wallbox unveils new Hypernova public charger with up to 350 kW of power

Charging solution provider Wallbox unveiled what it calls its fastest and most sophisticated public charging station yet, at the recent IAA MOBILITY 2021 trade show in Munich. Hypernova can deliver up to 350 kW of power, matching the top speed of any passenger-vehicle charger on the market today. Currently, there are only a few cars… Read more »

Bridgestone to roll out up to 3,500 EVBox public chargers in Europe

Tire manufacturer and retailer Bridgestone has formed a long-term partnership with the EVBox Group to deploy up to 3,500 EVBox AC and DC charging ports, powered by EVBox charging management software. The installations will take place across Bridgestone’s European retail and service network, which includes brands such as Speedy and First Stop. Bridgestone’s retail network… Read more »

Lightning eMotors to sell ABB fast chargers under its Lightning Energy fleet charging brand

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a manufacturer of specialty EVs for fleets, has formed a partnership with electronics giant ABB (NYSE: ABB) to offer DC fast charging hardware for electric fleet vehicles. Lightning’s division Lightning Energy, which supplies charging solutions to fleet customers, will sell ABB DC fast charging systems, with power outputs from 20 kW… Read more »

Easelink demonstrates autonomous conductive charging system

Austria-based Easelink demonstrated its Matrix Charging system at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 trade show in Munich. Automotive parts supplier Schaeffler integrated Matrix Charging into a demo model of its Rolling Chassis, a platform for driverless mobility solutions. Easelink’s Matrix Charging system is a fully automated conductive charging system, and the company sees it as… Read more »

GridPoint launches new building-centric charging solution

Intelligent energy network provider GridPoint has launched a new building-centric EV charging solution. GridPoint takes a whole-building approach to managing customers’ peak demand charges by analyzing and managing load across several controllable, grid-interactive assets from a single platform, including HVAC, lighting, and now EV chargers. Customers can also enroll EV chargers and other eligible building… Read more »

Bosch’s new flexible charging cable does away with the “charging brick”

Bosch’s new smart charging cable, introduced at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 trade show, is designed to be flexible and compact. It includes the usual control and safety technology, but dispenses with the usual bulky in-cable control box, or “charging brick.” The new cable weighs less than three kg, and comes with adapters for Type… Read more »

Electrify America to provide charging infrastructure, including on-site generation and storage, for NFI drayage trucks at California ports

Electrify America and logistics provider NFI Industries have announced plans for a major charging infrastructure project to support a fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks. NFI plans to deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, which will be used to transport containers between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and NFI’s Ontario, California facility. Electrify America… Read more »

HEVO to commercialize ORNL’s dynamic wireless charging technology

The DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system is designed to provide high power levels in a small package, and also supports dynamic charging, which could one day allow EVs to be charged while in motion. HEVO will work with ORNL to further develop the technology… Read more »