The Infrastructure

Rhombus launches new bidirectional charging solution for medium- and heavy-duty EV fleets

Rhombus Energy Solutions has launched a new bidirectional “EV charging dispenser.” The RES-D2-CS20 has been certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the CSA Group for use in medium- and heavy-duty fleet applications. The company calls it a perfect match for the Rhombus 60 kW and 125 kW Power Conditioning Systems. Rhombus’s bidirectional charger enables Vehicle-to-Grid… Read more »

Nuvve and IoTecha to deploy bidirectional EV charging system for V2G applications

San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pioneer Nuvve and smart charging specialist IoTecha are joining forces to deploy and commercialize a bidirectional EV charging solution that uses the CCS standard and supports the ISO/IEC15118 protocol. The plan is to enable automotive OEMs to enable bidirectional energy flow on their vehicles using IoTecha and Nuvve technology. Future versions… Read more »

Volta Charging raises $125 million in Series D financing

San Francisco-based charging network operator Volta Charging has raised $125 million in a Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company’s total equity financing to over $200 million. Volta will use the new capital to increase its investment in product, engineering and network infrastructure, and to begin its international expansion. Volta’s charging stations… Read more »

KAUST team assesses deployment of dynamic wireless charging in cities

By applying statistical geometry to analyze urban road networks, KAUST researchers have advanced their understanding of how dynamic wireless charging systems might influence driver behavior and city planning in a future dominated by EVs. The study, published in the IEEE Open Journal on Vehicular Technology, used tools from stochastic geometry to establish a framework that… Read more »

Volkswagen plans to install 300 kW DC charging stations at German sites

Charging power levels are on an upward trend, as OEMs and charging providers strive to enable longer ranges and faster charging times. Volkswagen is planning a major expansion of the charging infrastructure at its company facilities in Germany—some 750 new charging points are planned for 2021, and some of these will be High Power Charging… Read more »

Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE

Ideanomics, which describes itself as “a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption,” has agreed to acquire 100% of privately-held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE). Founded in 2011, and headquartered in Salt Lake City, WAVE is a pioneer in the field of inductive (wireless) charging solutions for medium-… Read more »

Spanish city of Valencia pilots public chargers in lampposts

Cities in Europe and elsewhere are being forced to come up with some innovative public charging solutions. Faced with the task of providing charging to residents who do not have assigned parking spaces, they need chargers that can be installed in large numbers throughout city centers, without consuming valuable space on already-crowded streets and sidewalks…. Read more »

EnergyHub and Enel X partner to make EV charging available as a grid resource

Energy management specialist EnergyHub has partnered with charger manufacturer Enel X to expand the availability of smart charging stations as a flexible distributed energy resource (DER) for utilities. Utilities will now be able to manage customer-owned Enel X smart charging stations through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform. Enel X has over 60,000 consumer charging stations deployed… Read more »

Irish charging provider to convert 180 telephone boxes to charge points

Irish charging operator EasyGo, which boasts a network of 1,200 charge points and 7,000 customers, has formed a partnership with telecom company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around Ireland with Tritium DC fast chargers. EasyGo Director Gerry Cash said the idea of transforming phone boxes came about because of their locations around the country…. Read more »