The Infrastructure

ChargePoint launches next-gen home charger

ChargePoint has launched a charging station called the Home Flex, which includes the following features: Adjustable amperage from 16 to 50 amps J1772 connector Charge scheduling and reminders WiFi-enabled upgrades Alexa integration Connection to the ChargePoint app The Home Flex can be installed either indoors or outdoors and is available as a plug-in station with… Read more »

Lightning Systems launches range of AC and DC fast charging stations

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has launched a range of charging stations called Lightning on Tap. The stations range from 7.2 kW AC chargers to 100 kW DC fast chargers. Lightning Systems CEO Tim Reeser said, “With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing… Read more »

Florida utility to install 1,000 charging stations at highway, workplace, transit and tourism sites

Florida Power & Light (FPL), which serves some five million customers on the east coast of Florida, has announced a new initiative to install over 1,000 charging stations at 100 sites. The company has also begun a pilot of V2G technology. “Along with our plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030,… Read more »

New partnership gives Ford PHEV drivers access to NewMotion’s European charging network

Smart charging company NewMotion, which is a member of the Shell Group, will partner with Ford to provide charging technology and infrastructure for the car maker’s PHEVs in Europe. Starting this fall, Ford customers will have access to NewMotion’s phone app, charge card, and charging network, including over 118,000 charge points in 30 countries. “Teaming… Read more »

Australia grants $15 million for first phase of highway EV charging network

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has granted $15 million to Evie Networks to develop the largest ultra-fast EV charging network on Australian highways, helping to support the first phase of a planned $50.2-million intercity highway charging network. Forty-two charging sites powered by renewable energy will be installed at service centers connecting Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra,… Read more »

Electrify America station charges Porsche Taycan battery in 23 minutes at 270 kW

Two pioneers of ultra-fast charging infrastructure recently got together for a symbolic event to inaugurate a new era of faster charging. As part of the festivities for the Porsche Taycan’s global launch event, Electrify America and Porsche celebrated “the first time the Electrify America DC fast charging network was used nearly to its full potential.”… Read more »

Canada to award $2 million to Mogile for EV infrastructure projects in Quebec

Natural Resource Canada will award nearly $2 million to Mogile Technologies to develop two EV infrastructure projects in Quebec. Funded through the Green Infrastructure Program, the projects will collect data to be used in future Canadian clean energy programs. The first project includes an investment of $1.136 million to test a technology designed to reduce… Read more »

Vattenfall and NewMotion partner on roaming agreement

Swedish energy group Vattenfall and smart charging company NewMotion have signed a roaming agreement that will offer access to more than 400 public charging points around the United Kingdom via a single app or charge card. A minority of the UK’s 25,000 public charging points are currently open to roaming agreements, according to Vattenfall. Anthony… Read more »

German transport ministry opens applications for charging point funding

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has announced the fourth funding call for its charging infrastructure program. The ministry has allocated around €100 million ($110.6 million) for the construction of 5,000 normal and 5,000 fast charging points in the fourth round. BMVI has earmarked around €300 million ($331.75 million) through 2020… Read more »

Peninsula Clean Energy and California Energy Commission invest $24 million in EV charger incentive program

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Center for Sustainable Energy will partner to launch an EV charger incentive project in San Mateo County. PCE and CEC will each invest $12 million to install thousands of chargers in San Mateo County over the next four years. PCE will provide public EV… Read more »