The Infrastructure

ABB completes Chargedot acquisition

Global electrical equipment giant ABB has completed its acquisition of Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot. Chargedot supplies AC and DC charging stations and software platforms to EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators, and real estate developers. Chargedot has around 205 employees. The acquisition was initially announced in October 2019. Source: ABB

Fermata receives UL certification for vehicle-to-grid EV charging system

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced that Fermata Energy’s bidirectional EV charging system is the first in the world to be certified to a new North American safety standard, UL 9741. The standard covers bidirectional equipment that charges EVs from an electric power system (EPS) and also allows the vehicle to export power to an EPS,… Read more »

Blink deploys charging stations using local load management

Blink Charging has announced the installation of four EV charging stations utilizing local load management, which the company says is the first deployment of its kind. The configuration allows up to 20 charging stations to be deployed on a single circuit.  The design provides equal output to each charger based on the number of stations… Read more »

Share&Charge launches Open Charging Network for European market

The Share&Charge Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to “enable open innovation for a better electric vehicle charging experience,” has launched its Open Charging Network (OCN), a decentralized e-roaming product for EV charging across different networks. OCN, which uses the e-roaming standard Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI v2.2) protocol, will begin by serving the European… Read more »

FedEx to install 42 DC charging stations for Chanje electric vans

FedEx will partner with Chanje Energy to electrify 42 FedEx locations in California. The DC charging stations are intended to support daily charging of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, which the courier announced it would add to its fleet last November. FedEx will purchase 100 of the vehicles from Chanje and lease 900 from… Read more »

Daimler launches charging infrastructure program for electric trucks

The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching an initiative to develop a charging infrastructure for electric trucks. The eTruck Charging Initiative will begin by focusing on charging stations at the depots of truck customers in the US and Europe. The Japanese market will follow. The initiative will bring together e-truck customers, power… Read more »

Electrify America invests $2 million in Envision Solar infrastructure

Electrify America will invest $2 million in solar-powered EV charging stations from San Diego-based Envision Solar. Envision’s EV ARC 2020 charger is equipped with a 4.28 kW sun-tracking solar array, 32 kWh of on-board battery storage, and two Electrify America Level 2 chargers capable of charging speeds up to 6 kW. The EV ARC 2020 is designed to… Read more »

Canada approves Koben Systems’ GENIUS energy management system

Measurement Canada has approved revenue-grade metering for Koben Systems’ GENIUS, an energy management system for residential, retail and commercial sites. GENIUS serves as a micro-grid controller that can integrate solar, battery storage, wind, generators and EV technology.  Replacing the conventional electrical panel, GENIUS enables control and monitoring of energy consumption for individual circuits. The panel… Read more »

Porsche opens 7 MW rapid charging park in Germany

Porsche Leipzig is expanding the charging infrastructure for EVs in central Germany with its new Porsche Turbo Charging park. Porsche claims that the 7 MW facility, which is supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, is Europe’s most powerful rapid charging park.  The facility includes four 22 kW AC charging points, twelve publicly-available CCS2 350 kW… Read more »

Tesla partners with New Jersey Turnpike to install 56 new fast chargers

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has approved an agreement with Tesla that will bring new fast chargers to eight Turnpike service areas, increasing the total number of individual chargers on the Turnpike from 20 to 76. Once the project is complete, there will be EV charging facilities at nine of the twelve New Jersey Turnpike… Read more »