The Infrastructure

EVmatch pilots MUD charging solution with two Vermont utilities

The mission of California-based startup EVmatch, a charging solution provider that was profiled in the latest issue of Charged, is to make charging stations more readily available to EV drivers. The company offers two solutions: a peer-to-peer sharing platform that makes private chargers available to the public; and a subnetwork platform, which allows a customer… Read more »

Electrify America invests $1.3 million in energy storage program

Electrify America will invest $1.3 million in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Energy StorageShares program, which incentivizes energy storage in grid-stressed locations throughout the city. Through the program, Electrify America will receive recurring credits for the demand reduction needs at its 12 charging stations powered by SMUD in the Sacramento area. “This program will… Read more »

Adopt a Charger helps to get EV charging installed at public amenities

Public chargers are popping up at more and more locations. The sites are usually chosen for practical and/or financial reasons – areas of high traffic that are convenient to businesses such as restaurants and shopping centers. That’s a good thing, but there’s also a need for charging stations at public places such as parks, museums… Read more »

IONITY buys 324 chargers from ABB

European charging network IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche, has purchased 324 new 350 kW chargers from Swiss electronics giant ABB. Purchased as part of the second phase of IONITY’s European network expansion, the chargers are scheduled to be installed in 24 countries by the end of 2020. IONITY… Read more »

EVBox launches new generation of fast and ultra-fast chargers

Charging station manufacturer EVBox revealed its new fast charger, the Troniq 100, and the redesign of its ultra-fast charger, the Ultroniq, at the recent CES trade show. The Troniq 100 and Ultroniq offer power outputs of 100 kW and 350 kW respectively. The new fast and ultra-fast chargers also offer: Retractable cables LED lights Wheelchair… Read more »

Wallbox’s bidirectional DC home charger turns heads at CES

Bidirectional charging encompasses several applications that can be collectively referred to as V2x (vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home, maybe someday vehicle-to-brain). It’s expected to play an important role in tomorrow’s electrified, connected transportation ecosystem, but to date it exists only in pilots, most of them involving commercial fleets. So the new Quasar bidirectional EV charger from Barcelona-based Wallbox,… Read more »

Siemens Mobility leads build-out of local charging network in West of England

Following the launch of local public charging network Revive, Siemens Mobility is working with Alfen and ENGIE EV Solutions (formerly ChargePoint Services) to deliver new charging hubs and more than 120 new EV connections across the West of England. Revive is a public charging network that will feature four dedicated charging hubs around Bristol, Bath,… Read more »

New Jersey set to enact a raft of pro-EV measures

Pending legislation in New Jersey will make it one of the country’s most EV-friendly states, establishing new purchase incentives and investing substantial amounts in charging infrastructure. Assembly Bill 4819 and companion Senate Bill 2252 have been passed by their respective committees, and are expected to be signed into law this week. The legislation creates a… Read more »

PowerCharge launches new commercial charging station

PowerCharge, a division of Moser Services Group, has launched a new line of commercial charging stations designed for heavy-duty EVs. Called the Pro-Lightning Series, the chargers come in various configurations, including wall- or pedestal-mounted; open- or closed-access; and networked or non-networked. The stations also offer multiple power levels and back-end software options. Standard features include… Read more »

Connected Kerb to pilot wireless charging pads in England and Scotland

Charging station manufacturer Connected Kerb, in partnership with Munich-based Magment, will begin trials of a new wireless charging system in Greater London, the English Midlands and Scotland this year. The company will install its induction pads on residential streets, at car parks and at taxi ranks. On-street charging is a hot topic in London, where… Read more »