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The Infrastructure

FreeWire Technologies secures $125 million in Series D financing

Charging and energy management specialist FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital from BlackRock Financial Management and other investors, including bp ventures, Riverstone Holdings, Octave Ventures and Daishin Private Equity. FreeWire will use the new capital to support ambitious growth plans as it accelerates commercial deployments of its battery-integrated EV charging technology and… Read more »

NovaCHARGE deploys 627 charging ports for Florida’s Park & Plug program

NovaCHARGE, an Orlando-based provider of charging hardware, software and cloud-based charger administration, has completed the successful deployment of 627 EV charging ports for Duke Energy Florida’s Park & Plug program. Duke selected NovaCHARGE as the prime contractor for its Park & Plug program, which was launched in 2018. NovaCHARGE was responsible for delivery of a… Read more »

Phihong’s new residential, commercial and fleet chargers

Power supply manufacturer Phihong Technology has unveiled a new portfolio of EV charging solutions for a variety of charging applications, including residential, commercial and fleet chargers. Phihong’s technology also includes large-scale charging infrastructure such as EV charging hubs. Phihong’s portfolio of charging solutions includes DC fast chargers ranging from 30 to 360 kW, and Level… Read more »

ABB to supply AC and DC charging stations to Shell

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, Volkswagen and bp announced plans to build a new network of fast chargers across Europe, and ABB agreed to supply charging stations to Shell. ABB E-mobility has signed a new global agreement with Shell to supply ABB’s portfolio of AC and DC charging… Read more »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to roll out EV fast charging in Europe

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, ABB announced plans to supply charging stations to Shell, and Volkswagen and bp unveiled a charger in Dusseldorf, Germany that will be the first unit in a planned network of fast chargers across Europe. Volkswagen’s Flexpole 150 kW charging unit features two charge… Read more »

Tritium to supply chargers and services to bp’s EV charging network

The long-term consequences of oil companies’ interest in the charging industry remain to be seen, but they’re moving in, and they’re buying hardware. Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has entered into a multi-year contract with bp to supply chargers and related services to the bp pulse charging network. bp has placed an initial order… Read more »

Electrify America delivers 1.45 million charging sessions in 2021—up from 268,000 in 2020

Charging network Electrify America provided 1.45 million customer charging sessions in 2021—a colossal increase from the 268,000 it recorded in 2020. The company dispensed 41 GWh of energy in 2021, and estimates that this represents more than 145 million EV miles driven, and 5.7 million gallons of gas saved. Electrify America currently has 800 EV… Read more »

SWTCH Energy raises $13 million for multi-family EV charging solutions

Toronto-based SWTCH Energy has secured $13 million in new financing to expand its EV charging solutions to multi-family buildings across North America, with an emphasis on serving low-to-moderate-income (LMI) communities. SWTCH provides EV charging and energy management solutions that address the challenges of EV ownership in multi-family buildings. SWTCH’s charging-as-a-service model is designed to reduce… Read more »

Eviny installs new 360 kW ABB chargers in Norway

Eviny, a Norwegian provider of charging and other e-mobility services, has deployed ABB’s new Terra 360 charging station at the Oasen Shopping Center in Bergen and in the ski resort of Geilo. The pilot installations, which will be followed by a more widespread rollout across Norway and Sweden, are meant to demonstrate the performance of… Read more »

Blink Charging acquires UK-based charging provider

Network operator Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK), through its wholly-owned European subsidiary, Blink Holdings BV, has acquired UK-based charging provider Electric Blue (aka EB Charging) for some $23.4 million. Blink is currently present in more than 18 countries. This acquisition represents the company’s first entry into the UK market, and will add some 1,150 chargers to… Read more »