The Infrastructure

Rhombus earns UL certification for 125 kW bidirectional charger

Rhombus Energy Solutions’ bidirectional 125 kW DC fast charger has earned certification to the Underwriter Laboratories 1741-SA standard. UL’s 1741-SA Standard for Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources defines the design and testing requirements to certify that bidirectional, grid-tied, smart inverters and chargers can be safely used to… Read more »

The EV Network and bp pulse team up to roll out DC fast charging hubs across the UK

The EV Network, which describes itself as “an independent EV charging infrastructure development company,” and bp pulse, the EV charging arm of global oil giant bp, have signed an agreement to deploy DC fast charging hubs across the UK. Under the new agreement, EVN will construct “a significant number of rapid and ‘ultra-fast’ EV charging… Read more »

Tritium adds Plug and Charge capabilities to its RT50 chargers via software update

Charger manufacturer Tritium has launched a new software update for its RT50 DC fast chargers, enabling Plug and Charge technology globally. The update allows any EV that supports Plug and Charge to initiate charging and authorize payments without needing an RFID card or smartphone app. “Tritium is committed to bringing the latest DC fast charging… Read more »

Polish EVSE maker to test new heavy-duty EV chargers at charging hubs

Charging station manufacturer Ekoenergetyka is working on a series of charging stations with capacities ranging from 750 to 1,500 kW. The company plans to launch the new “ultrachargers” at test charging hubs for passenger and heavy-duty EVs in Germany and Poland. According to the company, one of its new 750 kW chargers could add 400… Read more »

VW to enable bidirectional charging on all EVs on its MEB platform starting next year

Bidirectional charging is the technology of the hour. It enables vehicle-to-grid—or should we say, vehicle-to-anything (V2X)—applications, which promise to greatly facilitate the integration of EVs and renewable energy into the grid, to offer opportunities for fleets to offset their electrification costs, and to allow other handy capabilities, such as backup power. Now Volkswagen has given… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers electric school bus equipped with Nuvve V2G tech

Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve, one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system. Nuvve’s V2G platform allows the bus batteries to store energy,… Read more »

ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains to deploy public charging across the US

Charging network ChargePoint and NATSO, a national trade association representing the truck stop and travel plaza industry, have announced significant progress in the first year of the National Highway Charging Collaborative, an initiative that plans to leverage $1 billion in public and private capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel… Read more »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to expand ultra-fast charging across Europe

Volkswagen and bp have announced a partnership to deploy DC fast charging facilities at bp and Aral retail sites in the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Oil giant bp aims to grow its public charging network to over 70,000 charging points worldwide by 2030. In the UK, bp pulse, the company’s charging arm, plans… Read more »

Electrify America partners with Jeep to provide charging stations at off-road trailheads

Rivian isn’t the only company that has visions of electric off-roading (or off-road EVing?). Following the launch of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, Jeep has announced a partnership with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network. The new network will consist of Jeep-branded EV charging stations at or near the trailheads… Read more »

Circontrol’s new Raption 100 kW fast charger

EVSE manufacturer Circontrol has launched a 100 kW fast charger, the Raption 100. The new model retains the design and most of the features of its predecessor, the Raption 50, which Circontrol introduced three years ago. Circontrol’s Raption chargers use a modular architecture, which allows for scalable power levels of 25 kW, 50 kW or… Read more »