The Infrastructure

Coulomb partners with National Grid to extend ChargePoint network throughout New York State

Empire State EV owners should see their range anxiety steadily receding. Charging station manufacturer Coulomb Technologies announced this week that it has partnered with power provider National Grid to extend Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network throughout New York State. The company received a million bucks in funding (part of a promised $4.4 million) from the New York… Read more »

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

The US government is cleaning up its energy usage, both to save money and to encourage high-tech manufacturing. The feds have plans to cut government petroleum consumption by 30 percent. Part of that involves the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP), a targeted investment to incorporate EVs and charging infrastructure into federal vehicle fleets. The EVPP… Read more »

Enterprise Rent-A-Car installs OpConnect charging stations at two Southern Cal offices

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced plans to install OpConnect EV charging stations at their Santa Monica and Torrance, California locations. The new stations feature a quad port design that allows four vehicles to recharge at the same time. Charging will be restricted to Enterprise’s customers. Enterprise claims to operate the largest network of EV rentals in… Read more »

West Coast Electric Highway extended to Canadian border

The West Coast Electric Highway, a network of charging stations that will someday extend from Canada to Mexico, reached a milestone last week, as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and charging station partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) opened 10 new public charging stations that let EV drivers travel emission-free from Seattle to the Canadian… Read more »

Nissan and Nichicon launch the LEAF to Home power supply system

This week, Nissan announced the launch of its LEAF to Home power supply system, which, together with Nichicon’s EV Power Station charger, enables vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications. Nissan will showcase the new system at Japanese showrooms beginning in June (there’s no word yet on when it might be available in Europe or the US). The… Read more »