The Infrastructure

Electrify America’s redesigned mobile app incorporates public and home charging

Electrify America has rolled out a full redesign of its EV charging mobile app. The new version is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Building on the foundation of the original Electrify America mobile app, the redesign offers improved functionality, faster account creation and new features including biometric authentication, optimized contactless… Read more »

XL Fleet to provide 1,000 charging stations at UBS Arena, new home of the New York Islanders

XL Fleet offers a range of electrification solutions, including electrified powertrains, EVSE, power management and fleet services. Now the company has partnered with UBS Arena and the New York Islanders hockey team to deploy and operate 1,000 public charging stations at the new UBS Arena, future home of the New York Islanders. UBS Arena will… Read more »

TVA and five other major utilities team up to build comprehensive DC fast charging network

Six of the eastern US’s largest major utilities have announced a plan to develop a seamless network of DC fast charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions. The newly-formed Electric Highway Coalition is made up of American Electric Power,… Read more »

Rivian Adventure Network may offer 300 kW of charging power

Rivian is targeting the sporty set with its upcoming R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. The company understands the importance of public charging infrastructure, and it plans to roll out its own network—one that will cater to its target demographic. In addition to fast chargers located in the usual locations along interstate highways, the Rivian… Read more »

EnergyHub partners with Potomac Edison to incentivize off-peak EV charging

EnergyHub, a provider of distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, is providing incentive management and secure data collection capabilities for Potomac Edison’s EV Driven charging station program. Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, serves about 270,000 customers in seven Maryland counties. EV Driven is a five-year pilot program that offers Potomac Edison customers rebates… Read more »

As ChargePoint debuts on the NYSE, investors ponder the prospects of charging infrastructure providers

ChargePoint Holdings, one of the largest players in the EV infrastructure field, has gone public through a business combination with Switchback Energy Acquisition. The company now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CHPT. In honor of the historic moment, CEO Pasquale Romano got to (virtually) ring the NYSE opening bell. The… Read more »

Efacec expands and upgrades its line of smart chargers

Portuguese charger manufacturer Efacec Power Solutions recently presented several new products and upgrades to existing lines. Efacec’s Level 2 Public Charger offers power levels from 11 kVA to 22 kVA, the ability to charge two EVs at once, smart charging features, over-the-air software updates, and optional payment terminal integration. With the latest generation, the company… Read more »

Tennessee plans statewide DC fast charging network

The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation have partnered to develop a statewide fast charging network. The plan is to add approximately 50 new charging locations, one every 50 miles, along Tennessee’s interstates and major highways. There are currently about 24 public fast charging locations in the state that support… Read more »

Spanish charging station uses second-life batteries from EV-maker Irizar

An EV charging station that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running at a Repsol service station in the Spanish city of Tolosa. This 50 kW DC fast charger, developed by Repsol and charging provider Ibil, is said to be the first one in Spain to employ second… Read more »

IPT Group acquires Primove wireless charging technology

The IPT Group, a holding company that owns wireless charging solution manufacturer IPT Technology, has acquired the inductive charging technology portfolio Primove from Bombardier. “By acquiring Primove we’re complementing our existing IP and product portfolio and speeding up our product-to-market plans,” says IPT CEO Richard van den Dool. Both IPT Technology and Primove are conducting… Read more »