The Infrastructure

Tritium’s new scalable EV charging platform allows operators to add more charging power as needed

Charger manufacturer Tritium has unveiled a new, scalable hardware platform. The Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) platform is designed to offer customers the flexibility to increase the power level of their chargers as EV charging capabilities advance, and “pay as you grow.” Charger power can be increased in 25 kW increments, starting at 25 kW and… Read more »

The Mobility House’s ChargePilot smart charging system to power e-buses in St Louis

Charging solution provider The Mobility House is delivering its smart charging system to St Louis’s Metro Transit agency, which operates a fleet of New Flyer electric buses. The charging project will include 20 150 kW and three 450 kW chargers, with a combined power capacity of 4.35 MW. The first chargers are now in operation…. Read more »

China’s NEVC to deploy Easelink’s automated conductive charging system

China’s New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center (NEVC) and Austrian charging hardware provider Easelink have signed a memorandum of understanding to deploy Easelink’s Matrix Charging system. The Matrix Charging system consists of two components: a connector installed in the vehicle underbody, and a pad installed in the parking space. As soon as the vehicle parks… Read more »

Charged and umlaut partner on EV charging infrastructure testing

Q&A with Hakan Ekmen, Managing Director umlaut US How do the various public fast charging networks compare in terms of reliability, convenience, coverage and price? Charged recently partnered with the German firm umlaut to begin to determine the state of the charging network user experience. After performing a comparative study of network providers in Germany,… Read more »

New ROCSYS robotic system automates charging at e-bus depots

Ebusco is a supplier of electric buses and depot chargers, while ROCSYS supplies plug-in robots. The two Dutch companies are working together on a system to automate charging at bus depots, using a robotically-controlled CCS charging system. “The advantages of automating bus depots are many and varied,” says Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco. “Automating this… Read more »

Daimler to develop public heavy-duty electric truck charging site with Portland utility

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric have announced the co-development of a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs. The facility, to be called Electric Island, is now under construction near Daimler Trucks headquarters in Portland. It’s designed to support up to 9 charging stations with charging levels of up… Read more »

Fiat Chrysler and ENGIE EPS form JV to offer EV charging solutions in Europe

Fiat Chrysler Italy and ENGIE EPS, an Italian energy storage and e-mobility specialist, plan to create a joint venture that will offer a suite of products and solutions for EV owners. The companies’ announcement to the press, while voluminous, includes few details about the proposed products and services. The new JV plans to “focus on… Read more »

ABB installs its 1,000th DC fast charger in Norway

ABB is one of the world’s major players in the EVSE hardware realm. Since 2010, the Swiss-based multinational has sold more than 17,000 DC fast chargers across 80 countries. The company has the prestigious position of official charging supplier to the FIA Formula E World Championship, which is about to enter its fourth season. The… Read more »

EVBox’s next-gen commercial EV charger arrives in North America

Charger manufacturer EVBox’s latest Level 2 commercial charging station has received UL certification, and is now available across North America. The new EVBox Iqon is designed for workplaces, parking facilities and public locations such as shopping centers and hotels. All EVBox chargers feature Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) interoperability, which enables users to choose the… Read more »

New report: growth of EU charging infrastructure not keeping pace with rising demand for EVs

A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that, despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for EVs in the EU still falls far below what is needed, and remains unevenly distributed across member states. The second edition of “Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility,” an annual study of EV adoption in… Read more »