The Infrastructure

ABB establishes new global R&D center for e-mobility

Charging infrastructure giant ABB has established a new E-mobility Innovation Lab. The $10-million, 3,600-square-meter facility is based on the Delft University of Technology campus, in the Netherlands. It will house 120 specialists, who will work on next-generation solutions to drive ABB’s future e-mobility development. ABB strives to ensure seamless connections among vehicles, charging stations, charging… Read more »

Rivian takes an adventurous approach to its charging network

As it prepares for the first deliveries of its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, Rivian is taking a page from Tesla’s book, making plans to set up its own public charging network (Tesla wasn’t thrilled about sharing that particular page—in July, it sued Rivian, claiming that the younger company had stolen trade secrets). As… Read more »

Nuvve activates V2G school bus project in New York

San Diego-based V2G specialist Nuvve has begun operation of a V2G pilot in White Plains, New York. The batteries on five electric school buses, built by Lion Electric, are now providing power to Con Edison’s grid. The charging and discharging takes place at a depot in North White Plains. When plugged in, Nuvve’s V2G platform… Read more »

Electrify Canada expands ultra-fast charging network to Alberta

Electrify Canada, the sister company of Electrify America, has officially expanded into the province of Alberta with the opening of a new station in the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore. The new station is located just off of Highway 1 at The Shops of Canmore. Electrify Canada will also soon open a station in Calgary,… Read more »

Tritium’s new scalable EV charging platform allows operators to add more charging power as needed

Charger manufacturer Tritium has unveiled a new, scalable hardware platform. The Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) platform is designed to offer customers the flexibility to increase the power level of their chargers as EV charging capabilities advance, and “pay as you grow.” Charger power can be increased in 25 kW increments, starting at 25 kW and… Read more »

The Mobility House’s ChargePilot smart charging system to power e-buses in St Louis

Charging solution provider The Mobility House is delivering its smart charging system to St Louis’s Metro Transit agency, which operates a fleet of New Flyer electric buses. The charging project will include 20 150 kW and three 450 kW chargers, with a combined power capacity of 4.35 MW. The first chargers are now in operation…. Read more »

China’s NEVC to deploy Easelink’s automated conductive charging system

China’s New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center (NEVC) and Austrian charging hardware provider Easelink have signed a memorandum of understanding to deploy Easelink’s Matrix Charging system. The Matrix Charging system consists of two components: a connector installed in the vehicle underbody, and a pad installed in the parking space. As soon as the vehicle parks… Read more »

Charged and umlaut partner on EV charging infrastructure testing

Q&A with Hakan Ekmen, Managing Director umlaut US How do the various public fast charging networks compare in terms of reliability, convenience, coverage and price? Charged recently partnered with the German firm umlaut to begin to determine the state of the charging network user experience. After performing a comparative study of network providers in Germany,… Read more »

New ROCSYS robotic system automates charging at e-bus depots

Ebusco is a supplier of electric buses and depot chargers, while ROCSYS supplies plug-in robots. The two Dutch companies are working together on a system to automate charging at bus depots, using a robotically-controlled CCS charging system. “The advantages of automating bus depots are many and varied,” says Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco. “Automating this… Read more »

Daimler to develop public heavy-duty electric truck charging site with Portland utility

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric have announced the co-development of a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs. The facility, to be called Electric Island, is now under construction near Daimler Trucks headquarters in Portland. It’s designed to support up to 9 charging stations with charging levels of up… Read more »