The Infrastructure

Tritium adds Plug & Charge capability to its charging stations

Tritium, an Australia-based manufacturer of DC fast charging stations, has incorporated Plug & Charge technology into its products. Tritium says Plug & Charge capability is available immediately for charge point operators to deploy on its PK350kW DC High Power Chargers. Plug & Charge, based on the ISO 15118 standard, enables direct communication between an EV… Read more »

UL certifies Lumen Group’s wireless charging system

Product safety watchdog UL has certified Lumen Group’s wireless EV power transfer system to the UL 2750 standard (Outline of Investigation for Wireless Power Transfer Equipment for Electric Vehicles). The Lumen Freedom wireless power transfer system uses resonant inductive magnetic coupling between a ground-mounted transmitting pad and a vehicle-mounted receiving pad to charge with no… Read more »

Pasadena’s Marengo Charging Plaza has 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 Tritium 50 kW fast chargers

The city of Pasadena, California has unveiled what it claims is the largest public DC fast charging location in the US. The Marengo Charging Plaza, located on the rooftop level of a public parking garage, has 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 Tritium 50 kW DC fast chargers. Parking customers can pay for charging using the… Read more »

UK water utility Severn Trent to install 176 EVBox dual charging stations

Severn Trent, a provider of water for around 8 million people in the Midlands of England and part of Wales, is working toward electrifying its entire vehicle fleet by 2030. It has selected Amsterdam-based EVBox to provide 352 charging points at operational sites, offices and transport workshops throughout its service area. EVBox has installed over… Read more »

New Chinese wireless charging standard incorporates WiTricity’s technology

After years of development, China recently announced a new national standard for wireless EV charging. Wireless charging is expected to be an important enabler for autonomous vehicles, and standardization is critical to ensure that wireless charging is interoperable across different vehicles and charging equipment. The new GuoBiao (GB) standard relies on technology developed by WiTricity,… Read more »

Sygic navigation solution integrates payment for charging

Slovakian mobile navigation vendor Sygic has added an EV Mode to its flagship Sygic GPS Navigation product. The new mode, which is available for free, allows users to plan routes with compatible charging points, get real-time data from charging stations, and process payments without the need for additional applications. Sygic’s EV Mode allows EV drivers… Read more »

Tesla’s Model 3 includes V2G capability…or does it?

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of news about bidirectional charging, which supports vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications and other nifty stuff. In January, Wallbox announced what appears to be the first bidirectional charger for the home market. Fermata Energy has several V2X projects in the works, including a partnership with Nissan. And ORNL recently demonstrated bidirectional… Read more »

Stanford researchers demonstrate major advance in dynamic charging

Stanford engineers say they have taken a big step toward a practical system for dynamic charging, which would allow EVs to recharge while hurtling down the highway. Stanford Professor Shanhui Fan has been working on dynamic charging for some time. In 2012, he and his team published a description of a dynamic system, which they… Read more »

ABB to supply EVSE for Norwegian grocery wholesaler’s electric fleet

ABB has agreed to supply charging infrastructure for Norwegian grocery wholesaler ASKO’s growing fleet of electric trucks. ASKO operates a fleet of 600 trucks, and hopes to achieve zero-emission distribution of groceries by 2026. ABB will provide charging infrastructure for ASKO’s distribution centers throughout Norway. The first ABB HVC 150C (150 kW) chargers are already… Read more »

HUBER+SUHNER’s new cooled charging cable system enables continuous charging at 500 A

HUBER+SUHNER, a global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, has launched a new addition to its RADOX high-power charging line. The RADOX HPC500 is a cooled charging cable system that allows continuous charging at 500 Amperes, even in high-temperature environments. Other improvements and new features include an IP67 connector protection rating, an optional ready-to-use… Read more »