The Infrastructure

Many questions remain about the UK’s proposal to require EV chargers in all new homes

The UK government has introduced legislation that would require new homes and certain other buildings in England to install EV charging points. New supermarkets and workplaces would come under the new law, as would major renovations to sites with over 10 parking spaces. The government said the new policy should result in the addition of… Read more »

ABB implements “Plug N Charge” in its new DC chargers

So, is it “Plug and Charge,” “Plug & Charge,” or “Plug&Charge?” We’ve seen ‘em all. Come on, folks! This technology is supposed to be all about interoperability. Can we all agree on how to spell the name? Apparently, that will have to wait for a future update of the standard. Charging giant ABB, one of… Read more »

EVBox partners with Q8 and Tango Electric to offer fleet charging solutions

The EVBox Group has teamed up with Belgian charging provider Q8 to offer a new fleet charging solution. EVBox will supply the charging stations, and Q8 will handle installation and after-sales services. Employees with an electric company car will be able to charge at their offices using an EVBox BusinessLine charging station, or at home… Read more »

Order chow while you charge—Electrify America opens huge new charging station at California shopping mall

Electrify America has opened one of its largest charging stations to date at the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center in Santa Clara, California.  The location features 14 ultra-fast chargers offering power levels of 150-350 kW. Solar canopies above the chargers will provide customers with protection from the elements and reduce electricity draw from the local… Read more »

EV Connect to provide charging management and network services for GM dealerships

GM has approved EV Connect as a solution provider to support the deployment of charging stations at GM dealerships across the US and Canada. EV Connect will provide its charging management solutions, which include data analytics and 24/7 customer support. The first charging stations under the new program have been installed at select GM dealers,… Read more »

ABB orders AFC Energy fuel cell systems for high-power EV charging

ABB has placed an order with AFC Energy for its S Series hydrogen fuel cell system. The order is worth £4 million, and the system is scheduled for delivery in early 2023. ABB will use the first 200 kW S Series system, which can be fueled with either hydrogen or ammonia, for high-power EV charging,… Read more »

Purdue researchers develop liquid phase change-cooled cable to enable higher charging current

The road to faster charging runs through greater cooling capacity (so to speak). Higher charging power levels mean higher current, which means that greater amounts of heat must be removed from charging cables. Purdue University engineers have invented a new, patent-pending charging cable that uses a novel cooling method. The researchers say their wonder cable… Read more »

Enphase Energy to acquire EVSE manufacturer ClipperCreek

Enphase Energy (NASDAQ: ENPH), a supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has agreed to acquire California-based charger manufacturer ClipperCreek. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2021. ClipperCreek has served the EV charging market since 2006, and has sold more than 110,000 Level 2 AC charging stations since its inception. Enphase… Read more »

Wallbox introduces home energy management solutions for the US market

Barcelona-based Wallbox (NYSE:WBX) has added its Eco-Smart and Power Boost home energy management features to its US charging products. Eco-Smart and Power Boost now come standard with Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus, a 48-amp, 11.5 kW compact home charger that features flexible amperage, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, charge scheduling, power sharing and voice control. Eco-Smart uses a… Read more »

SEEIT announces UK charging hub deal with ESB Energy

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT), an investment company that invests exclusively in the energy efficiency sector, has made an agreement via its partner The EV Network with charging provider ESB Energy to significantly expand its network of fast charging infrastructure across the UK. The ESB Energy roll-out will be funded as part of a… Read more »