The Infrastructure

Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE

Ideanomics, which describes itself as “a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption,” has agreed to acquire 100% of privately-held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE). Founded in 2011, and headquartered in Salt Lake City, WAVE is a pioneer in the field of inductive (wireless) charging solutions for medium-… Read more »

Spanish city of Valencia pilots public chargers in lampposts

Cities in Europe and elsewhere are being forced to come up with some innovative public charging solutions. Faced with the task of providing charging to residents who do not have assigned parking spaces, they need chargers that can be installed in large numbers throughout city centers, without consuming valuable space on already-crowded streets and sidewalks…. Read more »

EnergyHub and Enel X partner to make EV charging available as a grid resource

Energy management specialist EnergyHub has partnered with charger manufacturer Enel X to expand the availability of smart charging stations as a flexible distributed energy resource (DER) for utilities. Utilities will now be able to manage customer-owned Enel X smart charging stations through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform. Enel X has over 60,000 consumer charging stations deployed… Read more »

Irish charging provider to convert 180 telephone boxes to charge points

Irish charging operator EasyGo, which boasts a network of 1,200 charge points and 7,000 customers, has formed a partnership with telecom company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around Ireland with Tritium DC fast chargers. EasyGo Director Gerry Cash said the idea of transforming phone boxes came about because of their locations around the country…. Read more »

Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

Volkswagen Group Components has revealed a prototype of its mobile charging robot, which is designed for fully autonomous charging of vehicles in places such as parking garages. The charging robot is started via an app or Car-to-X communication, and operates autonomously. It independently steers to the vehicle to be charged and communicates with it. The… Read more »

ChargeScan by BV offers an end-to-end solution for charging operators

Bureau Veritas, a specialist in testing, inspection and certification, has introduced a portfolio of services covering the full EVSE lifecycle, from the design, construction and commissioning of charging stations to charging network operation. The new ChargeScan by BV service offers clients real-time information verified by Bureau Veritas inspectors, allowing them to ensure that their charging… Read more »

Circontrol’s new Raption 100 kW fast charger

Charging station manufacturer Circontrol has launched a 100 kW fast charger. The new Raption 100 preserves the best features of its predecessor, the Raption 50, which was introduced 3 years ago and is one of the company’s best-selling charging stations. In 2019, the company sold over a thousand Raption 50 units worldwide. The new Raption… Read more »

Envision AESC provides battery modules for FreeWire Technologies’ charging stations

FreeWire Technologies makes several flexible charging solutions, including Mobi, a battery pack on wheels that can be used to charge EVs away from fixed charging stations; and the Boost Charger, a charging station that uses an integrated battery as a buffer to deliver high power output without stressing the local power supply. Now FreeWire has… Read more »

ABB and AFC Energy to develop fuel cell-powered EV charging solution

Charging giant ABB has formed a strategic partnership with fuel cell developer AFC Energy to create a charging solution for grid-constrained locations. The system will combine ABB’s energy storage solution and DC fast chargers with AFC Energy’s hydrogen fuel cells to provide a solution for charging sites with limited grid connections. AFC Energy says its… Read more »