The Infrastructure

EVgo charging stations to provide 100% renewable energy

Charging network operator EVgo has contracted with its energy suppliers to provide 100 percent renewable energy. The company is purchasing Green-e certified wind and solar energy across the US. Last year, EVgo powered more than 75 million electric miles, according to the company, boasting 88 percent growth from 2017. Light-duty EV fleets and ride-share drivers… Read more »

SAE updates J2954 wireless charging standards for EVs up to 11 kW

SAE International has published a second version of Recommended Practice (RP) SAE J2954, its standard for wireless power transfer (WPT) for EVs of up to 11 kW power levels. The RP establishes specifications for interoperability, electromagnetic compatibility, EMF, minimum performance, safety, and testing for wireless charging of light-duty electric and plug-in EVs. SAE is seeking… Read more »

Easelink successfully tests conductive charger prototype

EV charging technology company Easelink has announced a successful test of its Matrix Charging technology, an automatic conductive EV charging system. Easelink has been testing the technology since September 2018 at the employee parking lot of Energie Steiermark, an Austrian energy supply company. Matrix Charging consists of a stationary conductive charging pad installed in a… Read more »

EV Connect launches EV charging station certification program

EV Connect, a company that provides cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has launched a certification program for EV charging station manufacturers. The EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program allows manufacturers to remotely self-certify and complete most of the steps required for certification. The EVCS Certification Program ensures hardware compliance with the Open Charge Point… Read more »

Colorado considers parking fines for cars blocking EV charging stations

A bill that would fine drivers for blocking EV charging stations has passed the Colorado House of Representatives and is now in the Senate, reports the Colorado Sun. House Bill 1298 would impose a $150 fine on non-EVs and EVs that have finished charging but haven’t been moved after a 30-minute grace period. Opponents claim… Read more »

DOE awards WAVE $8.4 million to develop charging platform for EV drayage truck

The DOE has awarded $8.4 million to EV technology company WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) to develop and deploy high-power, fact-charging technology for EV drayage trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. WAVE will partner with Cummins, Schneider Electric, Utah State University and Total Transportation Services (TTSI) to develop a 500 kW wireless inductive charger… Read more »

Hawaii EV ownership grew 26% last year, but lack of chargers holding back growth

According to new survey data from Ulupono Initiative, an investment firm focused on sustainability projects, Hawaii’s limited charging infrastructure is holding back the state’s transition from ICEs, despite an upward trend in EV ownership throughout Hawaii. In the white paper “The Extra Mile: Why Electric Vehicles Make Sense for Hawaii’s Economy, Environment and Communities,” Ulupono… Read more »

Phihong introduces 7.7 kW charger for the North American market

Phihong, an OEM electronics manufacturer, has introduced a 7.7 kW charger for the North American market. The AC32 7.7 kW AC charger weighs less than 7 kg (15 lbs) and requires a single-phase 220 to 240 Vac input. It can be wall-mounted or free standing. The chargers are outdoor-rated and can withstand operating temperatures between… Read more »

MAHLE installs chargeBIG centralized charging system at Stuttgart Airport

Automotive supplier MAHLE is installing its chargeBIG charging system, and 110 charging points, at the Stuttgart Airport. chargeBIG is a centralized, scalable charging infrastructure for short-term parking lots and fleet operators. The system is designed to decrease bottlenecks in the power supply by dynamically managing the electric load. The chargeBIG chargers allow for single-phase AC… Read more »