The Infrastructure

Tritium’s new DC fast charger boasts 15-minute charging time

Australia-based EVSE manufacturer Tritium has always emphasized the compactness and elegant design of its DC fast chargers. Now it aspires to bring EV charging speed closer to that of visiting a gas station. Tritium says its new RT175-S smart charging system can charge some EVs to an 80 percent charge level in 15 minutes. The… Read more »

London V2G pilot includes 28 electric double-decker buses

V2G is one of the hottest topics in the EV world. Using EVs as a giant virtual battery is a promising prospect for electric utilities—it would offer them an efficient, cost-effective way to manage demand and facilitate the integration of more renewable energy sources into the grid (and create a powerful incentive for them to… Read more »

California PUC approves $437-million program to deploy up to 38,000 new charging stations

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously approved Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready 2 program, a $437-million EV infrastructure program that will support the deployment of up to 38,000 new charging stations across Southern California over the next four years. SCE says Charge Ready 2, which builds on the $22-million Charge Ready program… Read more »

Lonestar Specialty Vehicles partners with In-Charge Energy to offer turnkey fleet charging solutions

Lonestar Specialty Vehicles has partnered with Los Angeles-based In-Charge Energy to offer customers turnkey energy and charging solutions for fleet conversion to EVs. Texas-based Lonestar is a supplier of fully electric remanufactured commercial vehicles. The company has deployed more than 3,000 Class 8 trucks and tractors. Its mission is to provide an alternative to internal… Read more »

Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, and utilities need to start planning now

Electric buses and trucks are coming. In June, the California Air Resources Board instituted a zero-emission mandate for truck sales—manufacturers must make zero-emission trucks at least 30% of sales by 2030. Following that announcement, 15 states plus DC have said they want all new trucks to be electric by 2050. Granted, such measures are best… Read more »

ClipperCreek’s new HCS-D50 40-amp dual charging station

EVSE manufacturer ClipperCreek has added a new 40-amp Level 2 dual charging station to its extensive line of charging equipment. The HCS-D50 provides 9.6 kW of power. It’s designed to be installed on a single dedicated 50-amp circuit, and can charge two vehicles simultaneously. The HCS-D50 automatically splits power between two vehicles, offering up to… Read more »

Michigan awards $1.7 million in grants for DC fast chargers

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded $1.7 million in grants for DC fast chargers along well-traveled routes around the state. The EGLE Charge Up Michigan Program grants will partially fund 36 EV DC fast charging stations with a total of 76 charging points. Charging stations have recently come online… Read more »

FreeWire’s battery-integrated Boost Charger maximizes charging power while minimizing load on the grid

FreeWire Technologies, a pioneer of flexible charging solutions, has deployed a new type of battery-integrated fast charger at an ampm fuel retailer and convenience store in Lodi, California. FreeWire’s Boost Charger uses an integrated battery as a buffer, allowing it to deliver high power output without stressing the local power supply. Boost Charger, which supports… Read more »