The Infrastructure

New highway charging station in Georgia has solar panels and 175 kW of power

The Ray, a nonprofit transportation lab, has overseen the opening of a solar-powered public fast charging station at the visitor information center on I-85 in West Point, Georgia. The station is strategically located to facilitate travel between the state capitals of Georgia and Alabama, and charging is free. This charging location was originally opened in… Read more »

West Coast utilities map out a possible electric truck charging network along I-5

A large group of electric utilities in the three West Coast states have announced the results of a study that examined the possibility of building charging infrastructure to facilitate freight transportation along the Pacific Coast’s main highway corridor. The West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative study recommends adding charging infrastructure for freight haulers and delivery… Read more »

ClipperCreek’s new AmazingE FAST offers 7.7 kW Level 2 charging in a compact package

ClipperCreek offers a wide range of charging stations in many configurations and power levels, for residential and commercial applications. The latest addition to the ClipperCreek line is the humbly-named AmazingE FAST, a compact Level 2 residential charger. The AmazingE FAST operates at 32 amps and delivers up to 7.7 kW of power. It features a… Read more »

WAVE deploys wireless charging system at Oregon bus depot

Wireless charging pioneer Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has deployed its wireless charging system at a bus maintenance depot operated by Josephine Community Transit, which serves Josephine County, Oregon. The system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach Works. An additional two vehicles are scheduled to go into… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers to receive free fill-ups from Electrify America

Ford has announced that buyers of its upcoming Mustang Mach-E will receive a little welcome-to-electric-driving present: 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast charging stations. This amounts to from three to five full charges, depending on battery size. Mustang Mach-E customers also get two years of free charging at stations participating in the… Read more »

Scandinavian telecom provider to offer EV charging solutions

Does it make sense for phone companies to get into the EV charging game? The Norwegian firm Telenor offers a full range of telecom services in the Nordic Countries, including mobile and fixed telephony, internet access and cable TV. Now Telenor has partnered with Swedish e-mobility company CaCharge to offer charging services to Telenor’s customers… Read more »

Battery swapping is back: NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 swaps

Remember battery swapping? Following Tesla’s abandonment of the concept, and the spectacular rise and fall of Better Place, most in the EV industry probably wrote it off as a failed transitional technology. However, over in China, NIO has been diligently improving its battery swapping technology. The company introduced its Power Swap system in December 2017,… Read more »

Polestar announces partnership with European charging network Plugsurfing

EV startup Polestar has begun production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, and hopes to begin deliveries this summer, starting in Europe and followed by China and North America. Now Polestar has announced a partnership with European public charging network Plugsurfing, which will give Polestar 2 drivers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,… Read more »

New report forecasts blockchain-based EV charging and grid integration market

A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides forecasts for blockchain-enabled charging hardware deployment, electricity demand from blockchain-based platforms, and revenue from EV charging and integration applications through 2029. According to the report, the combined market for blockchain-based EV charging and grid integration is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2029 at a 77.9% compound annual… Read more »