The Infrastructure

IONITY to install fast chargers at eight Extra service stations in UK

IONITY, a joint venture between Daimler, Ford, BMW and VW to create a fast charging network throughout Europe, has partnered with Extra, a UK service station operator, to install fast charging stations at eight Extra locations. Each charging station will initially include up to six 350 kW chargers. The first of the charging stations is… Read more »

UK lags behind Europe on home EV charging speeds

When you think of roadblocks to EV adoption, vision-challenged automakers, uneducated dealerships and SUV-loving consumers make for convenient culprits. However, in many parts of the world, arcane technical and political issues also present major challenges. In the UK, a technical issue having to do with the electrical grid is emerging as a limitation on home… Read more »

Tesla (finally) releases CHAdeMO adapter for Model 3

Tesla owners are fortunate to have their own network of DC fast chargers – the Superchargers – which are sufficient for many drivers’ long-distance travel needs. However, more charging choices are always better, so several years ago, Tesla introduced an adapter to allow Model S and X drivers to use CHAdeMO fast charging stations. Apparently,… Read more »

Alliance Ventures invests in The Mobility House to integrate vehicle batteries into power grids

Alliance Ventures, the venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested an undisclosed amount in The Mobility House, a technology company that provides a platform for integrating vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging and energy storage. Several Alliance member companies have worked previously with The Mobility House. Renault is partnering with the company on… Read more »

ClipperCreek retroactively extends warranty for all AmazingE chargers

ClipperCreek has retroactively extended the warranty on its AmazingE brand of residential charging stations. The AmazingE will now be covered for three years from the date of purchase regardless of whether it was purchased before or after this announcement. The AmazingE is a Level 2, 3.8 kW home charging station. Clipper Creek President Jason France… Read more »

VW to install 140 fast chargers at Berlin supermarkets

Volkswagen has partnered with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group, to install 140 public charging stations at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland locations around Berlin. VW says these 140 chargers will expand the public charging infrastructure in the city by almost 20%. VW is launching an electric car… Read more »

Fiat partners with EVBox for charging stations

Fiat has partnered with EVBox, a charging station manufacturer and subsidiary of the energy company ENGIE, to provide charging systems for its new EVs. ENGIE will set up Fiat’s online platform, and will install and maintain charging stations for customers and approximately 2,800 dealers in 14 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,… Read more »

New Jersey launches partnership to develop EV infrastructure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has launched the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, which aims to develop EV infrastructure throughout the state and register 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The partnership will be led by the state’s Board of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection and Economic Development Authority. Each participating agency will oversee its… Read more »