The Infrastructure

PREMO launches high-efficiency secondary coils for wireless charging

PREMO, a Spanish manufacturer of inductive components for the automotive market, has announced a new series of compact secondary coils for wireless charging, the WC-RX-Series, that boast high efficiency and durability. In Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems for EVs, the secondary coils (also known as the receiver antenna) are installed on the vehicle, while the… Read more »

Plug&Charge to enable charging sans cards or apps in 2020

Network operator Electrify America and Berlin-based Hubject, the creator of a roaming platform for charging networks, have announced a significant step towards the upcoming launch of the Plug&Charge system, which will enable EV charging with no need for a membership card or smartphone app. Using Plug&Charge, EV drivers will simply plug their vehicle into a… Read more »

EV Connect secures $12 million to scale cloud-based charging network software

EV Connect, which builds cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has closed a $12-million Series B funding round, led by Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. This funding round brings the total capital raised by EV Connect to over $25 million. EV Connect is based on international open standards, so customers can… Read more »

Magment partners with EDAG to develop wireless concrete chargers

Munich-based startup Magment has partnered with EDAG, a development partner for automotive products and production, to develop wireless charging solutions for Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS). Magment is focused on developing and manufacturing wireless chargers using magnetized concrete. In the partnership, EDAG will focus on developing wireless charging products that use Magment’s magnetic materials for… Read more »

Electrify Canada to install chargers at Canadian Tire stores

Electrify Canada will install EV chargers at more than 20 Canadian Tire stores across the country. The charging stations will offer 150 to 350 kW DC fast chargers with liquid-cooled cables, and will be compatible with both CCS and CHAdeMO. Rob Barrosa, COO of Electrify Canada, said, “Canadian Tire is one of Canada’s most recognizable… Read more »

Ford generates headlines with proactive EV charging strategy

Ford is currently selling only one plug-in vehicle, the Fusion Plug-in Hybrid (formerly the Fusion Energi). The company’s Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi seem to have been swept away in the recent sedan massacre. However, the company is planning to introduce a “Mustang-inspired electric crossover” in 2020, and is working on an electric pickup truck…. Read more »

Proterra’s new multi-dispenser charging system for heavy-duty EV fleets

Proterra has added a useful new offering to its charging solutions – a multi-dispenser system that enables Proterra stations to have up to four low-profile charging dispensers paired to a single Power Control System (PCS). The solution enables automated, sequential vehicle charging, which allows multiple vehicles to charge one after the other automatically and at… Read more »

ITT Cannon launches customizable DC fast charging connector

Electronics giant ITT Cannon launched a new customizable DC fast charging connector at a recent auto show in Munich. The connector offers up to 150 amps of continuous charging and up to 150 kilowatts of power. Anh Phan, ITT Cannon’s Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, said, “We will continue creating solutions that move EVs… Read more »

Smart Electric Power Alliance report offers EV advice for utilities

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a nonprofit organization that assists electric utilities with the transition to renewable energy, offers recommendations and predictions designed to help utilities navigate the rollout of EVs. In “Planning for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed,” SEPA offers the following insights: EVs present a… Read more »

Volta launches network of free DC fast charging stations

The EVSE market is booming, but the economics of charging for charging still represent a major question mark. Conventional wisdom is that drivers will pay for DC fast charging, but network operator Volta just rebooted the conversation by launching a free, public-access DC fast charging network. Volta, which has provided free Level 2 charging stations… Read more »