The Infrastructure

In-Charge Energy to support GM’s new Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey infrastructure services for commercial fleets, has been named a preferred provider for GM’s newly-announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging solution. “Electrifying fleets play a key role in GM’s vision to get ‘Everybody In’ on an all-electric future. GM is working with In-Charge to support fleet customers as they move… Read more »

Denver company teams with Fermata Energy for V2B bidirectional charging pilot

The Alliance Center, a coworking and event space in Denver, is testing a bidirectional charging system with Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) capabilities, in partnership with Fermata Energy. The system allows the battery pack in an EV to provide power to a building—and that came in mighty handy during the recent record heat wave. As many Denver residents… Read more »

Southern California Edison aims to help site hosts install 38,000 EV chargers

Southern California Edison has opened its Charge Ready program to businesses, government agencies and other nonresidential customers. The initiative has a budget of $436 million and a goal of adding some 38,000 new EV chargers throughout SCE’s service area over the next five years. Under the Charge Ready program, SCE installs and maintains the supporting… Read more »

Tesla to upgrade Supercharger network to 300 kW of power

Tesla was way ahead of the charging curve with its Supercharger network, and by most accounts, the proprietary network remains the best option for long-distance EV travel. In terms of power levels however, the state of the art has passed Tesla by—new DC fast chargers from Electrify America and others can deliver up to 350… Read more »

Tesla to open Supercharger network to other automakers in Europe next year

Back in 2012, when Tesla introduced Model S, public chargers were almost nonexistent. Electric road trips were impractical, and the paucity of infrastructure was a major consumer objection to buying an EV (it still is). Frustrated with the slow pace of development of an EV fast charging standard, Tesla rolled out its own, and the… Read more »

Electrify America’s Boost Plan to more than double the size of its charging network by 2025

Electrify America was established in 2016 with a budget of $2 billion to invest in EV infrastructure over 10 years. As of May, it had 600 public charging stations with 2,600 individual fast chargers in operation across the US, and it plans to have about 800 stations and 3,500 chargers up and running by the… Read more »

New York City DOT to install 120 curbside Level 2 chargers

New York City plans to install its first curbside charging stations by this October. According to The Wall Street Journal, the city’s Department of Transportation will install 100 Level 2 charging ports for public use and 20 for the city’s vehicle fleet. Public charging will reportedly cost $2.50 per hour during the day and $1… Read more »

Charging provider Mer and fleet charging specialist Paua form roaming partnership

Two UK charging providers, Mer and Paua, have formed a new roaming partnership. Paua’s fleet customers will now be able to use Mer’s network of over 160 chargers. Mer, which is owned by Norwegian renewable energy provider Statkraft, uses renewable energy sources to power its network. In the UK, it offers charging to businesses and… Read more »

Enel X collaborates with Biogen to electrify employee vehicle fleet

Charging management specialist Enel X is working with Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) to electrify the biotechnology company’s employee vehicle fleet. Biogen has committed to convert its global fleet of over 1,000 vehicles to EVs by 2025. Biogen will provide employees with Enel X JuiceBox smart home charging stations, enabling employees to charge company EVs at home,… Read more »

Sacramento public-private partnership builds DC fast charging hub at light rail station park-and-ride

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), in cooperation with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and GiddyUp EV, is building a new high-speed charging hub at the Power Inn light rail station. The facility, which is to go live in October, is expected to be one of the largest charging hubs in the state when… Read more »