The Infrastructure

Natron Energy to add sodium-ion batteries to fast charging station at UC San Diego

Natron Energy, a developer of sodium-ion batteries, has received a $3-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to manufacture and install an energy storage system at a fast charging station on the University of California San Diego’s campus. Natron says the project will result in a cost-competitive, at-scale alternative to Li-ion batteries and offer… Read more »

Hubject partners with four Chinese network operators, adding 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network

Hubject, the Berlin-based company that has developed an interoperability platform for EV chargers, has signed agreements with Chinese charging network operators CarEnergyNet, YKCharge, EVCDX, and Kakuka, adding more than 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network. Based in southern China’s Shenzhen, CarEnergyNet operates nearly 10,000 charging points. YKCharge, headquartered in central China, has deployed more than… Read more »

Spanish charger manufacturer Wallbox to enter US market

Wallbox, a Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer, has announced it will enter the US market. The company has already installed over 20,000 charging units across Europe, New Zealand, and China. Along with its car-agnostic charging solutions, Wallbox also offers its myWallbox cloud-based management platform, which gives customers access to real-time updates and remote programming. Its chargers… Read more »

EV Connect to build charging infrastructure for Michigan utility DTE Energy

EV Connect is now a qualified EV charging infrastructure provider under the Charging Forward program from Michigan-based utility DTE Energy. As part of the program, EV Connect will offer chargers to DTE customers and help integrate EV charging loads with DTE’s distribution system. DTE’s Charging Forward program sets aside $10 million to build out approximately… Read more »

Electrify America installs 120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart stores, with plans for more

Charging network operator Electrify America has installed more than 120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart stores across 34 states. The company plans to continue installing charging stations at Walmart locations in urban areas in 46 states across the US. The charging stations feature 150 kW and 350 kW DC fast chargers. Most of the stations… Read more »

Electrify America and ChargePoint partner to expand public charging access

Electrify America and ChargePoint have partnered to enable drivers to use public chargers operated by either network without incurring additional fees. Beginning later this year, the partnership will connect over 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers from the two companies. Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America, said, “We can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating… Read more »

Indianapolis buses to use wireless inductive charging

EV charging company Momentum Dynamics has partnered with BYD and Indianapolis Public Transportation (IndyGo) to install three 300 kW inductive charging points in Indianapolis. The charging points will be placed along the Red Line transit route, enabling IndyGo’s fleet of 31 electric buses to charge en route. Momentum Dynamic currently operates wireless inductive chargers in four… Read more »

Electrify America launches new mobile app, pricing structure and membership plans

Charging network operator Electrify America has launched a new mobile application, pricing structure and membership plans. The app, which allows users to manage their charging session from their smartphone, has the following features: Locate a charging station, including the number of chargers available and connector types Pay for a charging session Start a charge Track… Read more »