The Infrastructure

ChargePoint installs its first DC quick charger at California hotel

ChargePoint, a network of independently owned charging stations that operates in 14 countries, has opened its first publicly available DC fast charging station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California, just off Interstate 5. The Fuji Electric 25 kW, CHAdeMO-compliant charger is owned and operated by EVoasis. “The collaboration with Fuji… Read more »

VIDEO: ABB builds nationwide EV charging network in Estonia

Electronics giant ABB is busily building what it claims is the world’s first nationwide EV charging network in the Baltic nation of Estonia. This snappy video highlights the typical European blend of ancient architecture and modern technology in the country’s capital, Tallinn, as a modern-looking dude drives his LEAF to work and hooks it up… Read more »

IPC’s new bi-directional Battery Converter offers vehicle-to-grid capability

Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. V2G allows vehicles to exchange power with the electricity grid, providing benefits such as local peak demand reduction. IPC’s wall-mounted Battery Converter is based on a hardware platform… Read more »

California judge throws out ECOtality lawsuit against Public Utility Commission

A California appeals judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by EV charging station provider ECOtality against the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC). ECOtality was trying to stop the CPUC from funding a charging network set up by competitor EVgo. It’s bad news for ECOtality, but is it good news for California EV drivers? Let’s… Read more »