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The Infrastructure

Shell to deploy 200 ABB 360 kW chargers in Germany

ABB E-mobility and Shell have announced plans to deploy over 200 of ABB’s Terra 360 DC fast chargers across Germany in the next 12 months. Shell says its Recharge network of Terra 360 chargers will be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. The Terra 360 is available in different configurations that can charge multiple vehicles… Read more »

ZipCharge’s Go is a portable charging station in a suitcase

ZipCharge, a provider of portable EV charging solutions, has revealed the GoHub, “a community-based solution that can be installed anywhere, at a much lower cost and at a much faster rate, while enabling any parking space to be a charging spot.” The GoHub hosts multiple ZipCharge Go EV power banks. EV owners will be able… Read more »

CPUC approves three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test ways in which bidirectional EVs and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and various benefits to customers. PG&E will test bidirectional charging technology in a variety… Read more »

FreeWire Technologies secures $125 million in Series D financing

Charging and energy management specialist FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital from BlackRock Financial Management and other investors, including bp ventures, Riverstone Holdings, Octave Ventures and Daishin Private Equity. FreeWire will use the new capital to support ambitious growth plans as it accelerates commercial deployments of its battery-integrated EV charging technology and… Read more »

NovaCHARGE deploys 627 charging ports for Florida’s Park & Plug program

NovaCHARGE, an Orlando-based provider of charging hardware, software and cloud-based charger administration, has completed the successful deployment of 627 EV charging ports for Duke Energy Florida’s Park & Plug program. Duke selected NovaCHARGE as the prime contractor for its Park & Plug program, which was launched in 2018. NovaCHARGE was responsible for delivery of a… Read more »

Phihong’s new residential, commercial and fleet chargers

Power supply manufacturer Phihong Technology has unveiled a new portfolio of EV charging solutions for a variety of charging applications, including residential, commercial and fleet chargers. Phihong’s technology also includes large-scale charging infrastructure such as EV charging hubs. Phihong’s portfolio of charging solutions includes DC fast chargers ranging from 30 to 360 kW, and Level… Read more »

ABB to supply AC and DC charging stations to Shell

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, Volkswagen and bp announced plans to build a new network of fast chargers across Europe, and ABB agreed to supply charging stations to Shell. ABB E-mobility has signed a new global agreement with Shell to supply ABB’s portfolio of AC and DC charging… Read more »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to roll out EV fast charging in Europe

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, ABB announced plans to supply charging stations to Shell, and Volkswagen and bp unveiled a charger in Dusseldorf, Germany that will be the first unit in a planned network of fast chargers across Europe. Volkswagen’s Flexpole 150 kW charging unit features two charge… Read more »

Tritium to supply chargers and services to bp’s EV charging network

The long-term consequences of oil companies’ interest in the charging industry remain to be seen, but they’re moving in, and they’re buying hardware. Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has entered into a multi-year contract with bp to supply chargers and related services to the bp pulse charging network. bp has placed an initial order… Read more »

Electrify America delivers 1.45 million charging sessions in 2021—up from 268,000 in 2020

Charging network Electrify America provided 1.45 million customer charging sessions in 2021—a colossal increase from the 268,000 it recorded in 2020. The company dispensed 41 GWh of energy in 2021, and estimates that this represents more than 145 million EV miles driven, and 5.7 million gallons of gas saved. Electrify America currently has 800 EV… Read more »