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The Infrastructure

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 »

Tritium partners with TNS to provide integrated payment solutions

Fast charger manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has partnered with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to expand the point-of-charge payment options that Tritium provides to customers. Tritium will receive access to payment hardware manufactured by Ingenico as part of the TNS UnattendedPayments solution. TNS UnattendedPayments, which is part of the TNS acceptance product portfolio, is an end-to-end… Read more »

Switzerland’s public and private sectors cooperate on major new EV initiative

In 2018, the Swiss government initiated a package of pro-EV measures called Electromobility Roadmap 2022. The majority of the project’s goals have been reached, and a second phase has now been agreed upon, which sets new goals to be achieved by 2025. The objectives of Electromobility Roadmap 2025 include: Making 50% of new auto sales… Read more »

Kempower’s new scalable, modular fast charging solutions

Finnish EVSE manufacturer Kempower introduced its newest fast charging solutions at the recent Autopromotec show in Bologna, Italy. On display and available for customer testing were the Kempower S- and C-Series fast-charging system and the Kempower T-Series movable DC fast charger. Kempower’s fast chargers are modular and scalable to address many different customer needs. Charging… Read more »

FreeWire opens new global headquarters and factory in California

FreeWire Technologies has opened a new global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility in Newark, California. The 66,000-square-foot facility will focus on manufacturing and scaling FreeWire’s Buy America-compliant battery-integrated EV charging equipment. It will be fully operational by fall 2022, and is expected to create some 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs. Earlier this month, FreeWire unveiled… Read more »

Power Electronics to add Nuvve’s V2G capabilities to its bidirectional chargers

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE) and Power Electronics, a manufacturer of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants, have agreed to integrate Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform with Power Electronics’ charging station technology. Nuvve says its cloud-based software will allow Power Electronics to go beyond bidirectional charging by enabling EVs to provide capacity and services that help… Read more »

Seattle to install curbside Level 2 public chargers on request

Seattle is home to large numbers of Drivewayless Drivers—those unfortunate car owners who lack driveways, and must use street parking near their homes. To address this problem, local utility Seattle City Light has launched a service that will install public Level 2 chargers at curbside locations throughout the city. Seattle City Light will install, own,… Read more »

ABB E-mobility increases investment in software provider ChargeLab

ABB EL Ventures, the venture arm of electronics giant ABB, has made an investment in charging software provider ChargeLab, as part of the latter’s $15-million Series A financing round. ABB E-mobility first partnered with ChargeLab in 2020. ChargeLab will develop next-generation software solutions for ABB charging stations. The company’s network services already run on top… Read more »