The Infrastructure

Japanese organization will link fast charger owners with EV drivers

 Nine Japanese companies, including automakers, charger manufacturers and an electric utility, announced Thursday that they have formed an organization that will create a membership-based quick-charging network for EV drivers. The Charging Network Development Organization aims to solve the EV’s classic chicken-and-egg dilemma: drivers are reluctant to buy EVs until there are more chargers available, and… Read more »

BP stations in Holland to be equipped with ABB fast chargers

European electronics giant ABB announced Friday that it has started installing fast-charging systems at BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. The first two of the company’s Terra DC chargers have been installed in Utrecht, and will go into service this week, with several more to follow in the months… Read more »

Walmart installs charging stations, Costco rips ‘em out

The EV Project is steadily lining up locations for a network of 14,000 charging stations across the country. This is obviously great news for today’s EV drivers, but the main goal is to gather data that will help planners in the future, when the real work of building a nationwide EV infrastructure gets rolling. The… Read more »

Coda sedans will come with GE WattStation level 2 charging stations

This week Coda Automotive and GE Energy Industrial Solutions announced a partnership to sell GE’s WattStation home charging stations with the new Coda sedans, which went into production this week, and are slated to go for around $40k. EV makers are marketing chargers as trendy fashion accessories – the creative eye behind the sleek and… Read more »