The Infrastructure

Blink Charging expands its European coverage with the acquisition of Blue Corner

Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK), which provides a wide variety of charging products and services, has acquired Belgium-based Blue Corner, a charging network that includes over 7,000 charging ports located across Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France. The deal, valued at around $24 million, is a key part of Blink’s international expansion plans. The European EV… Read more »

WattEV’s E-Truck Stop to offer 40 charging bays with 25 MW of power, microgrid and battery storage

Startup WattEV plans to build a 25-megawatt, solar-powered, electric-only public truck stop between California’s Central Valley and Southern California’s bustling ports and shipping hubs. The 110-acre truck stop will be located at a heavily truck-trafficked highway intersection in Bakersfield, at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, near logistics centers run by Amazon and… Read more »

Daimler, BMW, bp join to invest in EV charging venture

The BMW Group, Daimler Mobility and bp will each acquire a 33.3% stake in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), a European developer of digital charging solutions for auto manufacturers and fleet operators. DCS works with OEMs to integrate its charging solutions into vehicle operating systems. The company currently operates charging services for BMW and Daimler, including… Read more »

Which US states have the highest penetration of EV charging stations?

Expanded access to charging infrastructure is seen as one of the keys to accelerating EV adoption, and the US is rapidly rolling out public charging stations. A new report from the DOE tells us that 25 states now have at least 1,000 non-residential charging units (public and private). California has by far the most: nearly… Read more »

Former Google exec Neha Palmer joins TeraWatt Infrastructure as CEO

Fleet charging solution provider TeraWatt Infrastructure has appointed Google’s former Head of Energy Strategy, Neha Palmer, as CEO. Palmer brings expertise in building out fleets of large-scale, energy-intensive infrastructure from the data center world to the EV charging infrastructure field. As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that… Read more »

Electrify America details plan to invest $200 million more in EVSE, ports and EV education

Electrify America has committed to invest $800 million in EVSE and education programs in California, in four cycles over 10 years. Now the company has unveiled Cycle 3 of its California ZEV Investment Plan, which will invest another $200 million over the next 30 months. Building on its experience deploying EV infrastructure in California over… Read more »

Ola Hypercharger Network to offer 100,000 charging points for two-wheel EVs across India

Ola Electric runs a major ride-hailing platform that operates on 3 continents, and it will soon be manufacturing 2-wheeled EVs at its Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu, India. Now the company has revealed plans to provide charging for its upcoming Ola Scooter and other vehicles through the new Ola Hypercharger Network. Ola says its Hypercharger Network… Read more »

Polish startup Ekoen to open 100 full-service charging hubs

Polish startup Ekoen plans to build 100 EV charging hubs in Poland. Each of the hubs will be “a space to fully rechange both the vehicle as well as the driver,” featuring open-access fast charging, an EV driver lounge open 24/7, and a café serving local food. “The e-mobility market is entering a new stage,”… Read more »

Swiss car-sharing firm to install hundreds of charging stations

Swiss car-sharing provider Mobility operates a fleet of some 3,000 vehicles, many stationed at Switzerland’s ubiquitous train stations to provide last-mile transportation. The company’s first foray into electrification was a bit too early—it began offering EVs in 2011, but later took most of them out of service. Now the value proposition for EVs has improved,… Read more »

L-Charge demonstrates LNG-powered off-grid EV chargers

Charging technology developer L-Charge has demonstrated a fully working prototype of its gas-powered off-grid charging station. L-Charge’s system offers a charging power range of 250-600 kW, and comes in two versions—stationary and mobile. Designed for highways, gas stations, and parking lots, L-Charge’s stationary charger requires no connection to an external power grid—it runs on an… Read more »