The Infrastructure

Electrify America opens 600 public fast charging stations in less than 3 years

Electrify America is on a roll—less than 3 years after opening its first charging station in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company now operates 600 public charging stations, with 2,600 individual fast chargers, across the continental US. EA will build on this momentum by adding its first stations in Hawaii, South Dakota, Wyoming and Vermont, bringing its… Read more »

Siemens offers a new charge controller and calibration kit for EV charging tech

Siemens offers charging system suppliers a new plug & play solution, which now enables calibration of the Powerline signal level in line with CCS CharIN Association Implementation Guidelines. The solution comprises the company’s Simatic ET 200SP TM ECC PL ST charge controller and its TM ECC CCS calibration kit. When calibrating the signal quality of… Read more »

EvoCharge and Chargie announce preferred network partnership

EvoCharge, a provider of EVSE and cable management solutions, has entered into a preferred network partnership with charging platform provider Chargie and its affiliate PCS Energy to provide a complete EV charging service to property owners. The service will provide EvoCharge’s charging equipment, Chargie’s networked software and PCS Energy’s installation and maintenance services to property… Read more »

ROCSYS, Grivix and VDL ETS cooperate on robotic fast charging for heavy-duty EVs

Three Dutch companies have partnered to develop a robotic charging solution for heavy-duty EVs. ROCSYS, a supplier of plug-in robots, Grivix, which makes automated high-power vehicle inlets, and VDL ETS, a charging test and validation specialist, are working together to develop the system. Using the new charging solution, an e-truck or e-bus will automatically request… Read more »

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is basically a consolidation and expansion… Read more »

Circontrol’s new 25 kW compact fast chargers

EVSE provider Circontrol has launched a new range of 25 kW fast chargers. The company’s eVolve Rapid wallboxes and posts are designed to offer a DC fast charging solution within the compact, space-saving enclosure of a typical Level 2 charger. “The eVolve Rapid range will bring fast charging to smaller private sites lacking the space… Read more »

ABB unveils third-gen Terra HP charger

ABB is an EVSE powerhouse—it claims to have some 400,000 EV chargers installed in 85 global markets. The newest version of its Terra HP fast charger adds several new features and customization options. ABB’s new 350 kW Terra HP Generation III is “ideal for highway corridor charging and EV fleets.” It’s designed to deliver high… Read more »

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

Volvo Group Venture Capital makes investments that support collaborations between startups and the Volvo Group, especially in areas such as logistics services, site solutions and electrical infrastructure. The group’s latest investment is Driivz, a software company that calls itself “the operating system for global EV charging.” The Driivz platform is designed for managing large charging… Read more »

California Energy Commission announces new incentive program for electric truck and bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a project that aims to accelerate the deployment of fueling infrastructure for electric and/or hydrogen trucks, buses and equipment. The $50 million-dollar, multi-year EnergIIZE (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use “a concierge-like model,” working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the… Read more »

UK charging provider offers free TOU charging powered by renewable energy

The UK is generating an increasing amount of its electricity from renewable sources, but, depending on the day-to-day relationship between supply and demand, some of that energy goes to waste. Why not allow EV owners to take advantage of some of that “excess energy?” That’s the premise of a new service from clean power company… Read more »