The Infrastructure

Circontrol’s new Raption 100 kW fast charger

EVSE manufacturer Circontrol has launched a 100 kW fast charger, the Raption 100. The new model retains the design and most of the features of its predecessor, the Raption 50, which Circontrol introduced three years ago. Circontrol’s Raption chargers use a modular architecture, which allows for scalable power levels of 25 kW, 50 kW or… Read more »

FLO expands roaming arrangement to Greenlots chargers in North America

FLO, a Quebec-based charging network operator and EVSE provider, has added Greenlots to its list of roaming partners, giving users of its smartphone app access to an even greater number of public charging stations across the US and Canada. Los Angeles-based Greenlots, a subsidiary of oil giant Shell Group, has a large network of charging… Read more »

Swiss gas station chain launches national fast charging network

Migrol, a chain of gas stations associated with the Swiss grocery giant Migros, has announced plans to roll out a network of DC fast charging stations. Migrol currently operates more than 300 gas stations, many of them adjacent to convenience stores, car washes and/or auto repair shops. The chargers will be located along principal travel… Read more »

Chakratec partners with Premier Inn on kinetic EV charging installation in Germany

Chakratec, a provider of kinetic energy storage technology for EV charging, has completed  a project with British hotel chain Premier Inn, enabling guests at the hotel’s Leipzig, Germany location to charge their EVs throughout their stay. Premier Inn is the first to deploy Chakratec’s charging technology in Germany, and Chakratec says this is the first… Read more »

The Mobility House to provide charging management for Austrian Post’s EV fleet

Austria’s postal service has selected The Mobility House to support its rapidly-growing EV fleet with intelligent charging. The agency, which aims to eliminate its delivery emissions by 2030, will deploy The Mobility House’s ChargePilot Charging and Energy Management solution across some 2,400 AC and DC charging stations in 130 depot locations. Austrian Post’s EV fleet,… Read more »

Rivian’s Adventure Network will include 3,500 exclusive DC fast chargers

Rivian’s upcoming R1T pickup and R1S SUV are aimed squarely at the outdoorsy, adventurous set, and the company is building an exclusive charging network to match. The Rivian Adventure Network will be a nationwide network of DC fast chargers that connects cities on popular routes across the US and Canada, and also extends into remote… Read more »

Electric school bus fleet in California uses The Mobility House’s energy management system

Ocean View School District in Oxnard, California, has selected The Mobility House to provide smart charging for the district’s new electric bus fleet project. The district has deployed four electric buses and four BTCPower chargers. The Mobility House’s energy management system, ChargePilot, will enable the district to harmonize its bus schedules, travel routes, battery life… Read more »

Porsche announces a new fast charging network, battery innovations

Infrastructure remains a potent factor in EV adoption—the first questions asked by the EV-curious almost always have to do with the availability of charging. Tesla understood this from the beginning, and its Supercharger network has proven to be one of the company’s biggest competitive advantages. Now Porsche has taken a page from the Book of… Read more »

Virtual Peaker adds utility integration to FLO’s charging stations

Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based energy management platform, has teamed up with smart charging provider FLO, a subsidiary of AddEnergie, to integrate utility demand response programs with FLO’s Home X5 residential Level 2 charging stations. Virtual Peaker can connect to any in-home smart device to allow utilities to run residential demand response programs. “Electrification is on… Read more »

Lucid Air buyers get 3 years of free charging from Electrify America

It’s de rigueur these days for automakers to offer a free charging package with a new EV as an added sweetener, to allay drivers’ understandable concern about public charging. Now Lucid Motors has announced that “all Lucid Air reservations made by the end of 2021 will get complimentary access to unlimited charging of up to… Read more »