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New York state launches charging station rebate initiative

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $5 million in rebates is now available for the installation of charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail stores. Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the new Charge Ready NY… Read more »

Tritium receives DOE funding to develop high-power charging

Charging solution manufacturer Tritium will receive a portion of $3.2 million in federal funding awarded to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop an extreme fast charging system. EPRI has allocated about $400,000 for Tritium to develop a custom version of its Veefil-PK high-powered charging head, along with providing input for system design and… Read more »

ABB’s Terra HPC can add 124 miles of range in 8 minutes

Swiss electronics giant ABB will launch what it claims is the world’s fastest EV charger at the upcoming Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK. The Terra HPC (High Power Charger) can add 124 miles to a vehicle’s range in only 8 minutes. The company initially developed it for Electrify America, which is… Read more »

CharIN Testing Symposium explores EVSE/smart grid integration

The 9th International CharIN Testing Symposium, dedicated to grid integration challenges, will take place between the 11th and 13th of September at NextEnergy’s headquarters in Detroit. CharIN’s primary objective is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for AC and DC charging. Symposium participants will discuss how CCS can be a… Read more »

Asian rideshare giant Grab invests in EV fleet, partners with SP Group for fast charging

Singapore-based Grab, which operates rideshare services in seven Southeast Asian nations (and acquired Uber’s Southeast Asian operations in March), has announced a strategic partnership with Singapore electric utility SP Group. Grab plans to add 200 new EVs to its Singapore fleet, beginning in early 2019. The new EVs will use SP’s fast-charging network, and Grab’s… Read more »

Rebates for up to 80% of the cost of installing DC fast chargers available in Southern California

California aims to have 5 million EVs on its roads by 2030 and to install 250,000 charging stations to support those vehicles. The latest installment in this ongoing story is the Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), which will make $29 million in rebates available DC fast charging stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San… Read more »

Xcel Energy chooses eMotorWerks to implement smart grid EV charging pilot

eMotorWerks will provide charging stations for multistate electric utility Xcel Energy, which is conducting a two-year pilot program that aims to prepare the utility’s regional grids for the expected increased electric demand created by EV charging. Unlike most utilities, Xcel Energy will own the charging units, which will be installed at residential customers’ homes. This… Read more »

char.gy secures contract to install London lamp post charging stations

Suburban dwellers can easily install EV chargers in their garages or driveways, but for millions of apartment-dwellers who rely on street parking, the problem of charging is a major obstacle to buying an EV. In London, 78% of households have no private parking spaces. A startup called char.gy has a possible solution: installing chargers in… Read more »

McKinsey report finds EVs unlikely to create a power-demand crisis

Echoing the findings of a report from Next 10 on the effect of EVs on California’s power grid, an analysis from McKinsey suggests that the projected growth in e-mobility will not drive substantial increases in power demand in the near to midterm. Using information from Germany as an example, McKinsey found that EV adoption is… Read more »