The Infrastructure

Gilbarco Veeder-Root invests in charging manufacturer Tritium

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a provider of technology for retail and commercial fueling operations (and a division of Fortive Corporation), has made a minority investment in charging manufacturer Tritium. DC fast charger manufacturer Tritium was established in 2001, and now has installations in 26 countries. Gilbarco Veeder-Root will sell all Tritium solutions, including Veefil-PK high power charging… Read more »

Heliox delivers multi-standard bus charging system to Luxembourg

Fleet EVSE manufacturer Heliox has delivered a multi-standard charging solution to Luxembourg bus operator Sales-Lentz. The new system allows electric buses from different manufacturers to charge with different interfaces. Vehicles using the Bus-Up and Oppcharge interfaces can charge with one Heliox OC charger, and automatically switch from one standard to the other. Heliox delivered a… Read more »

Momentum Dynamics to deliver 200 kW wireless charging systems for Martha’s Vineyard buses

The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) has approved the purchase of high-power wireless charging systems from Momentum Dynamics to support electric transit buses.  VTA serves the community of Martha’s Vineyard, and is the first transit agency in Massachusetts to announce a plan to convert all its diesel buses to electric. Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging systems will… Read more »

Lucid Motors to offer customers access to Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network

Lucid Motors has made an agreement with Electrify America to provide a nationwide charging plan to Lucid customers. In its first phase of construction, Electrify America will install over 2,000 DC ultra-fast chargers at around 500 sites in metro and highway locations across 40 states and 17 major cities. Lucid selected Electrify America because of… Read more »

German utility innogy acquires PlugShare maker Recargo

innogy eMobility US, a subsidiary of German utility Innogy, has acquired software firm Recargo, maker of the PlugShare charging app. PlugShare is a network-agnostic EV charging application designed to give EV drivers accurate, up-to-date data for all charging stations, regardless of operator. It aims to provide a complete database of every charging location in the… Read more »

Duke Energy plans 530 charging stations in Florida, launches charging study

Duke Energy plans to install up to 530 public charging stations within its Florida service area. Under the Park and Plug pilot program, the chargers will be deployed at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and locations with high traffic. Ten percent of the new charging stations will be installed in “income-qualified communities.” Charging solution provider NovaCharge will… Read more »

New book tells the fascinating story of Shai Agassi and Better Place

Does anybody remember Better Place? It seems quite a few people do, especially in Israel. Shai Agassi is one of many brilliant businessmen to come from the country that many know as Silicon Wadi or the Start-Up Nation, but according to Brian Blum, the author of the new book Totaled, “Agassi was, and remains one… Read more »

Porsche unveils new modular concept for fast charging stations

Porsche has been ahead of the curve on fast charging, developing its own 800-volt charging system, while also participating in cross-brand infrastructure projects including Electrify America and Ionity. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to deploy a network of 500 charging stations in North America in time for the launch of its Taycan EV… Read more »

eMotorWerks deploys 30 MW “virtual battery” in California energy markets

San Francisco-based eMotorWerks is demonstrating the grid balancing potential of its smart-grid EV chargers with a 30-megawatt, distributed “virtual energy storage battery,” which has been active in California since the start of 2017. With an energy capacity of 70 MWh and eMotorWerks’s JuiceNet cloud software platform as the Battery Management System (BMS), the eMotorWerks virtual… Read more »

Siemens Mobility launches new high-power DC charger and contactless payment system

Siemens Mobility launched two new additions to its portfolio of charging solutions at the recent Cenex-LCV exhibition in the UK. The company says its new “ultra-fast” HV charger is capable of fully re-charging the latest long-range EVs in less than 15 minutes. The system uses the CCS fast charging standard, and features a liquid-cooled cable… Read more »