The Infrastructure

German transport ministry opens applications for charging point funding

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has announced the fourth funding call for its charging infrastructure program. The ministry has allocated around €100 million ($110.6 million) for the construction of 5,000 normal and 5,000 fast charging points in the fourth round. BMVI has earmarked around €300 million ($331.75 million) through 2020… Read more »

Peninsula Clean Energy and California Energy Commission invest $24 million in EV charger incentive program

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Center for Sustainable Energy will partner to launch an EV charger incentive project in San Mateo County. PCE and CEC will each invest $12 million to install thousands of chargers in San Mateo County over the next four years. PCE will provide public EV… Read more »

VW to deploy 4,000 charging points at German workplace sites

Volkswagen plans to install around 4,000 charging points at its German company facilities by 2025, beginning with 60 points recently installed for employees at a component plant in Braunschweig. The company will invest some €250 million ($276.5 million) to expand the charging infrastructure at its European sites, aiming to add around 36,000 new charging points… Read more »

Québec bank installs urban charging superstation

Banking and investment firm Desjardins and utility Hydro-Québec have installed what they describe as Québec’s first urban EV charging superstation at the Complexe Desjardins, the company’s headquarters. The superstation includes four 50-kilowatt charging stations. The project is part of Desjardins’ plan to install 200 charging stations at Desjardins caisses (credit unions) throughout Quebec and eastern… Read more »

EVgo and Electrify America sign interoperability agreement to allow drivers to charge on both networks

Electrify America and EVgo have announced an interoperability agreement that allows drivers to charge their EVs at both EVgo and Electrify America charging stations without additional fees, using their existing accounts. Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or… Read more »

Utilities add EVoCharge to list of approved smart chargers

California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and Long Island’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) have added EVoCharge to their list of approved Level 2 smart charger manufacturers, making the company’s line of chargers eligible for customer rebates. EVoCharge Level 2 chargers are available as wall or pedestal mounts and in single- or dual-port configurations…. Read more »

BMW to bring wireless charging pilot program to US

BMW plans to bring its Induction Charging Pilot Program to the United States. The company launched the program in Germany in 2018. BMW’s Wireless Charging allows for automated charging via an induction GroundPad when a CarPad is fixed to the underside of the vehicle. The system has a charging power of 3.2 kW, which is… Read more »

InstaVolt begins deploying next-generation 125 kW chargers across UK

UK charging network operator InstaVolt is now installing the new ChargePoint Express 250 high-powered chargers, which boast a 125 kW charging capacity. The first charger is now in the ground in Hampshire and new stations will follow across the UK throughout the summer. InstaVolt says its existing network of 50 kW rapid charging stations will… Read more »