The Infrastructure

ABB earns CharIN CCS certification for its DC charger portfolio

CharIN is a 200-member global association that promotes interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS). Electronics giant ABB has been an active member of CharIN since its establishment in 2015, and leads a CharIN working group dedicated to CCS interoperability testing and certification. Now ABB is en route to becoming the first company to… Read more »

New charging plaza in Pasadena to add 26 DC fast chargers, including Tesla Superchargers

Following the May 2020 launch of the Marengo Charging Plaza, the City of Pasadena, California is planning another large public fast charging station. The new Arroyo Parkway Charging Depot, located near the beginning of the 110 Freeway, will include some 26 DC fast charging stations, some of which will be Tesla Superchargers. Design and engineering… Read more »

Atom Power expands into EV charging with digital circuit breaker technology

Circuit breakers are everywhere, providing critically important electrical safety in buildings, vehicles and electrical devices of all kinds. However, this mechanical technology has remained mostly unchanged for a century. Atom Power believes that this lack of innovation is hindering the clean-energy transition, and that digitizing power systems to enable smart communication between electrical sources and… Read more »

Elon Musk offers more details about the opening of Tesla’s Superchargers

The news that Tesla will open up its proprietary Supercharging network to drivers of other electric vehicles is a hugely important development for the EV industry, but there are many questions about how the transition will be achieved. During the company’s Q2 earnings conference call, Elon Musk released some more details about Tesla’s plans (and… Read more »

Gridserve plans 50 charging hubs in UK, with 350 kW chargers

Sustainable energy provider Gridserve has unveiled plans to develop a £100-million EV infrastructure project in the UK. The Gridserve Electric Highway will offer a network of over 50 electric hubs, each with between six and twelve 350 kW chargers. Ten of these hubs are scheduled to go into service this year. The company also plans… Read more »

The 3 biggest EV charging challenges fleet managers face (and why they need expert help)

As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need expert help to design, install and operate their charging infrastructure. During previous tech revolutions, third-party contractors emerged to provide turnkey services to companies for things like data centers and solar installations. Now innovative companies are meeting a similar demand in the fleet charging realm. Charged… Read more »

Service provider network Urgently to use SparkCharge’s on-demand fast charging solution

Urgently has partnered with SparkCharge to add on-demand EV charging to the services offered by its roadside and mobility assistance programs. The partnership combines SparkCharge’s Roadie, a portable, modular fast charging system, with Urgently’s Smart Mobility Assistance platform. “Mobile EV charging is among the innovative and vital services Urgently has identified to support our partners’… Read more »

Enel X joins Extreme E as official Smart Charging Partner

Extreme E, the rough-and-tumble racing series that brings all-electric rally racing to some of the most remote spots on the planet, has announced Enel X as its official Smart Charging Partner. Enel X will provide its JuicePump 40 Race Edition charging station to charge the championship’s ODYSSEY 21 electric SUVs. Enel X, a subsidiary of… Read more »

Rivian to install charging stations at all 56 Tennessee state parks

EV startup Rivian, which plans to bring an electric pickup to market this year, followed by an SUV in 2022, is targeting the outdoorsy set, and part of that plan is to deploy public chargers at national and state parks around the country. Now the EV-maker has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Environment and… Read more »

How Formula E helps ABB develop new e-mobility products

Global electronics giant ABB is involved in many aspects of the electromobility industry, from charging infrastructure to batteries to utility integration to robotics. It’s quite fitting that ABB is the lead corporate sponsor of Formula E, the all-electric racing series that’s now in its seventh season. Charged met with several ABB executives at the recent… Read more »