The Infrastructure

ClipperCreek drops price of CS Series EV charging stations

ClipperCreek has announced a $400 price reduction on its Liberty Plugin-enabled CS Series of charging stations. The Liberty-enabled CS Charging stations are ClipperCreek’s flagship access control models, and pricing has been reduced on all configurations from 16 to 80 amps. The new price is effective immediately. “The price reduction was made possible by a variety of… Read more »

Electrify America to use Tesla Powerpacks at some charging stations

Charging network operator Electrify America has announced plans to install battery storage units made by Tesla at over 100 of its charging stations. EA will deploy Tesla Powerpack systems consisting of “a 210 kW battery system with roughly 350 kWh of capacity” at over 100 charging stations. A modular system will allow EA to increase… Read more »

Québec invests in AddEnergie to pursue EV charging growth in US market

AddEnergie, a Canadian provider of EV charging equipment, recently received an investment from the Government of Québec and institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). The two parties also jointly invested in AddEnergie in 2016. The new investment will help AddEnergie double production at its plant in Shawinigan, Québec and pursue growth… Read more »

GreenFlux and Unica to provide 1000 EV charging stations to the Dutch government

EV charging infrastructure provider GreenFlux and energy solutions provider Unica have been granted a large contract by the Dutch government to build, manage, and maintain EV charging infrastructure at more than 100 government offices across the Netherlands. The two companies will construct a total of 1,000 charging stations, intended to serve government vehicles and private… Read more »

Bus batteries get second life as solar energy warehouse

What happens to electric bus batteries when they retire? A new research project in Sweden is resurrecting old bus batteries for a new purpose: storing solar energy in apartment buildings. An “energy warehouse” at an apartment complex in Gothenburg consists of 14 batteries that previously served the city’s electric buses. When linked together, they create… Read more »

Electrify America’s high-powered charging stations are back online (Updated)

January 28, 2019. Original article posted: Electrify America’s high-powered DC charging stations are at the cutting edge of EVSE tech – only a couple of current EVs are able to use them at full power. Now a technical problem seems to have come up with the liquid-cooled cables that these ultra-fast chargers rely on. At the recommendation… Read more »

Allego and GIREVE partner to give EV drivers access to charging points throughout Europe

Charging network operator Allego has joined forces with GIREVE, which offers a platform designed to enable e-mobility roaming by acting as an interface between dissimilar systems. The two companies have formed a partnership to give GIREVE customers access to the Allego network. By using GIREVE’s Connect Place, Allego can now offer e-mobility service providers access… Read more »

New Plug&Charge system initiates charging by simply plugging in, sans cards or apps

Charging network operator Electrify America and interoperability specialist Hubject have announced a strategic agreement to develop a system that will allow drivers to pay for charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. Hubject will provide its expertise in the implementation of the global standard ISO 15118 in the North American market. A feature called Plug&Charge,… Read more »

ChargeX, maker of Aqueduct modular charging solution, closes first financing round

Germany-based startup ChargeX has closed its first round of financing, generating funding in the mid-six-figure range. The company will use the new capital to complete the development of its Aqueduct charging system, which is designed to enable the smart charging of multiple EVs at commercial properties and multi-family homes. The Aqueduct charging solution is aimed… Read more »

VW to join Tesla in the charging and energy storage businesses

Volkswagen has announced plans to set up a new brand called Elli – for “electric life” -to sell EV charging stations, stationary storage batteries and electric services such as clean power. Elli, which will initially be focused in Europe, will sell various home charger models, including two 11 kW wall boxes with or without WiFi… Read more »