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The Infrastructure

Volvo Trucks and AMPLY Power collaborate on charge management programs for electric truck fleets

Charging and energy management provider AMPLY Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets. The companies are now working on projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. One of these is Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beverage… Read more »

ABB’s newest charger cranks out a record 360 kW of power

ABB is one of the largest EVSE suppliers, and it aims to be the fastest too. The beefiest passenger-car chargers currently in service that we’re aware of deliver 350 kW of power. ABB’s newest product ups the ante to 360. ABB’s new Terra 360 has a maximum output of 360 kW, which the company says… Read more »

Driivz and Hubject partner to implement Plug & Charge system based on ISO 15118

Driivz, provider of a charging and energy management software platform, is cooperating with eRoaming provider Hubject to deliver a seamless Plug & Charge EV experience based on ISO 15118. The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows… Read more »

ABB chargers meet German Eichrecht standard for transparent DC charging costs

For some time, it has been plain that there should be standards for energy metering on DC fast charging stations, similar to those that already exist for gasoline sales—gas pumps are regularly certified to ensure that when you pay for a gallon of gasoline, that’s what the pump dispenses, within a small margin of error…. Tags:

Easelink provides automated conductive charging for eTaxis in Austria

The Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz are gradually shifting to eTaxis. Starting in 2025, only emission-free taxis will be permitted in the country. A new project in the two cities will test a system that allows automated charging at taxi stands. The eTaxi Austria project will retrofit a total of 10 taxi stands and… Read more »

Wallbox to establish EVSE manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas

EVSE manufacturer Wallbox has selected Arlington, Texas as the location of its first US manufacturing facility. The 130,000-square-foot plant will have enough capacity to support Wallbox’s expansion plans in North America for the next decade. Wallbox expects to manufacture a total of 290,000 units annually at this facility by 2027, and reach its full capacity… Read more »

New platform enables EV owners to earn revenue by providing demand response services for the UK grid

Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform, and Flexitricity, an electrical aggregator and demand response specialist, have partnered to provide a new combined grid flexibility service. The companies aim to unlock the energy storage potential of EVs and other in-home devices, providing a valuable balancing resource for the grid which could someday scale to millions of devices…. Read more »

In-Charge Energy’s new bidirectional DC Wallbox charger

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey charging solutions for commercial fleets, has announced its first charger offering. The ICE-30 Wallbox is a compact DC fast charger that’s specifically designed for commercial fleets.  It supports bidirectional charging, which enables applications such as vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-building or vehicle-to-anything you like! The ICE-30 is a 30 kW DC fast… Read more »

Noodoe’s EV Exceed DC fast charger cranks out 950 volts

Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky. Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to… Read more »

Spanish utility plans Mediterranean charging corridor for heavy-duty EVs

Spanish electric utility Iberdrola will lead a project to develop a “Mediterranean Corridor” for electric heavy-duty trucks, in collaboration with transport and logistics company Disfrimur and electronics specialist Ingeteam. The project will include the procurement of heavy-duty EVs (up to 40 tons), the development of fast charging infrastructure at Disfrimur logistics centers (which will also… Read more »