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The Infrastructure

EOS Linx to expand EV charging network at Texas gas stations

EOS Linx, a provider of solar-supported EV chargers with digital advertising displays, has partnered with the Lone Star Business Association Cooperative (LSBAC) to expand its EV charging network at petro-convenience stores across Texas. LSBAC is a network of retail sites located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across North Central Texas. EOS Linx is currently… Read more »

Schneider’s new end-to-end EV solution integrates charging with building energy management

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has launched a new EV charging solution designed to make buildings smarter and more sustainable while adding EV charging infrastructure. EcoStruxure for eMobility is an end-to-end connected solution that’s designed to help manage a building’s power usage to ensure efficiency and reliability. It includes three main elements: EVlink… Read more »

Tesla, other EV-makers ask US government to fund heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure

Tesla, along with several other automakers and environmental groups, has formally asked the Biden administration to invest in charging infrastructure for electric buses, trucks and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) signed by President Biden last November includes $7.5 billion in funding for EV charging. In an open letter to Energy… Read more »

Blink subsidiary to deploy hundreds of charging points at parking facilities in the UK and Ireland

Blink Charging’s recent acquisition of UK charging provider EB Charging, added more than 1,150 chargers, installed or committed for delivery, to Blink’s footprint. Blink is now present in over 18 countries. Now EB Charging has announced an agreement with European parking operator Q-Park to deploy nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the UK… Read more »

Rhombus Energy Solutions to use Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide devices

Rhombus Energy Solutions, a provider of EV charging and power conversion technology, has announced that Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) will supply its EV2flex line of charging products with silicon carbide MOSFETs, improving the products’ efficiency, power density and charging times. Wolfspeed’s 1,200 V silicon carbide MOSFETs will power Rhombus’s new EV2flex-120 charging infrastructure. Rhombus’s EV2flex charging… Read more »

Making EV charging accessible to drivers with disabilities

EVs are for everybody, regardless of where they live, how much they earn, how they vote, or whether they like granola. What about disabled drivers, or those with special accessibility needs? The UK automotive mag AutoTrader has published a report on the pros and cons of electric driving for folks with disabilities, and some of… Read more »

Bank of America to offer Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations at 90 locations

Bank of America and Electrify America have announced plans to greatly expand the number of B of A financial centers equipped with charging stations by the end of 2023. Bank of America’s collaboration with Electrify America began in 2019. At last count, B of A has 192 individual chargers at 51 locations in California, Florida,… Read more »

New solar project will power 100% of Electrify America’s charging network—and then some

Electrify America has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Terra-Gen, a provider of utility-scale renewable energy projects, to build a solar photovoltaic generation project in San Bernardino County, California. The new installation, dubbed Electrify America Solar Glow, is targeted to be operational by mid-2023, and is expected to generate 75 MW… Read more »

The Stack Charge plans California charging hub with retail and restaurants

Real estate developer LL Development has acquired a 1.29-acre land parcel in Baker, California, on which it plans to build a public charging hub called The Stack Charge. The Baker site is located off I-15, a primary thoroughfare between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Stack Charge will feature “elevated retail offerings and quick-service restaurants…outdoor… Read more »