The Infrastructure

Juice Technology to produce custom chargers for BMW Group production lines and dealerships

Swiss charging station manufacturer Juice Technology has won a contract to supply its JUICE BOOSTER 2 charging solution to BMW Group production lines and the majority of BMW dealerships in Germany. As automakers electrify, they need to upgrade and retrofit their production and servicing facilities to accommodate EVs, and creating a suitable charging infrastructure is… Read more »

Sensata Technologies’ power disconnect solution enables faster, safer DC fast charging

Sensor specialist Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) has announced that its new power disconnect solution, which is designed to enable faster and safer DC fast charging, has been chosen by several charging infrastructure OEMs. Sensata’s solution combines contactors and GigaFuses from its Gigavac product in a contactor module that’s designed to simplify installation and to provide… Read more »

Daimler, Traton and Volvo to build a European charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »

French startup Electra raises €15 million, aims to deploy 1,000 ultra-fast stations by 2030

French charging startup Electra has raised €15 million from venture capital and business angel investors. The company aims to roll out 1,000 ultra-fast DC charging stations by 2030, beginning with a batch of 50 to be deployed within a year. This first round of financing will enable the company to meet its deployment objectives in… Read more »

ABB to supply 2,000 AC charging stations to Austria’s postal service

Electronics giant ABB has secured an order to supply 2,000 AC charging stations to Austria’s national postal service, Österreichische Post. ABB will provide 2,000 of its Terra AC wallbox charging stations at more than 100 locations, in cooperation with regional service provider eww Anlagentechnik. Österreichische Post operates a fleet of 2,100 EVs, and wants to… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars launches new range of EV chargers for US market

Phoenix Motorcars, a subsidiary of SPI Energy (NASDAQ: SPI), builds medium-duty commercial EVs, including buses, trucks and vans. Now the company has launched a full range of EV charging products for the US market. Phoenix Motorcars’ chargers come in a variety of configurations for residential and commercial applications. All come with 24/7 network support, two-year… Read more »

ABB to provide charging infrastructure for 1,000 electric buses in Qatar

ABB has won a contract to design, supply, test and commission a new charging network for a fleet of electric buses in the country of Qatar on the Persian Gulf. ABB will provide high-power charging infrastructure for Qatar’s fleet, which is expected to have 1,000 electric buses with a capacity to transport 50,000 passengers per… Read more »

Noodoe announces three new technologies for managing EV fleet charging

Charging management provider Noodoe has announced three new technologies for managing EV fleet charging: Autonomous Service Delivery, Intelligent Load Management and Smart Scheduling. Noodoe EV OS is a cloud-based operating platform designed to serve as a charging network’s “central brain.” The system automates charging service delivery, peak-hour price adjustment, transaction billing, payment processing, infrastructure diagnostics… Read more »

Report highlights need for fast charging EVSE for ride-hailing services

Researchers at RMI, a non-profit energy consultancy, analyzed 101 million miles traveled by ride-hailing drivers, and found that many in Los Angeles lack charging stations in the low-income neighborhoods they serve. This pattern could skew the benefits of EVs to wealthier enclaves. In a new report, EV Charging for All, the authors suggest that electrifying… Read more »

First Bus to build charging hub with 160 e-bus charge points in Glasgow

Transit operator First Bus plans to install 160 charging points at its Caledonia bus depot in Glasgow. There will be space to charge up to 320 electric buses on site. First Bus, which currently operates 337 buses out of the depot, eventually plans to replace half its fleet with electric buses. The first phase of… Read more »