The Infrastructure

An Airbnb for charging stations?

California owners of charging stations enabled with eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid charging technology will soon have the capability to rent out charging time on their stations, using a peer-to-peer (P2P) network powered by MotionWerk’s Share&Charge platform. The Share&Charge mobile app connects EV drivers with available residential and commercial EV charging stations and facilitates blockchain-based payments from… Read more »

Allego to operate fast charging at Shell stations in Netherlands and UK

Netherlands-based charging operator Allego has partnered with Shell to install and operate DC fast chargers at selected Shell stations in the Netherlands and the UK. The new 50 kW chargers are expected to be operational by the end of 2017. The first locations will be in Greater London, Derby and Randstad in the western Netherlands…. Read more »

SolarEdge’s new integrated photovoltaic inverter and EV charger

SolarEdge Technologies, a provider of photovoltaic inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, has unveiled an inverter-integrated EV charger. According to the company, its new HD-Wave inverter, combined with an EV charger, offers cost savings on hardware and labor by eliminating the need for an additional conduit, wiring, and dedicated circuit breaker. The EV charger… Read more »

PowerCharge’s new Pro Series commercial charging stations

PowerCharge, a division of Moser Services Group, has entered the US charger market with its new Pro Series line of commercial charging stations. The Pro Series Level 2 (208-240 volt) stations are offered in 16-amp, 30-amp and 40-amp configurations. The 40-amp units allow for 50% faster charge times than the popular 30-amp chargers. All are… Read more »

ClipperCreek’s new advanced control interface for HCS series charging stations

EVSE manufacturer ClipperCreek has unveiled a new expansion card for its HCS line of Level 2 charging stations. COSMOS, which can be added to any HCS series charging station for $184, was designed for developers, system operators, and system integrators – it features a simple digital load management interface, as well as UART Serial Communication… Read more »

eMotorWerks enables EV drivers to charge with solar energy

San Francisco-based eMotorWerks provides a variety of cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. The newest release of the company’s JuiceNet platform enables owners of solar arrays to coordinate smart EV charging with their solar generation. JuiceNet Solar “uses algorithms and charging controls to match the charging speed of any number of JuiceNet-connected EVs to second-by-second solar production.”… Read more »

ChargePoint takes over management of GE’s charging network

Charging network operator ChargePoint has become the exclusive operator of GE’s EV charging network, adding some 1,800 commercial and 8,000 residential charging spots to its network. The agreement includes support for both residential and commercial DuraStations and WattStations. ChargePoint will maintain GE’s existing software and commercial charging network, and GE will continue to fulfill its… Read more »

Tesla pays for Destination Chargers that charge other automakers’ EVs

In addition to its Superchargers, Tesla has been installing Level 2 Destination Chargers at locations such as hotels and restaurants – over 5,000 so far. Tesla installs the chargers for free, and the host covers the electric bill. In the US, Tesla chargers use a proprietary connector, so theoretically only Tesla vehicles can use them…. Read more »