The Infrastructure

EV software provider Diode valued at £2.1 million following new funding round

Diode, a UK provider of electric vehicle tech, has closed a new investment round led by Haatch Ventures, with support from angel investors and NorthInvest, giving the company a valuation of £2.1 million. Diode’s web-based software platform is designed to be an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution that helps businesses assess their suitability for electrification, generate an… Read more »

California makes $17.5 million available for public charging in 13 rural counties

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced the availability of $17.5 million in incentives to install public EV chargers in 13 rural counties. Incentives available through the new Inland Communities Incentive Project will cover up to 75 percent of EVSE costs. More than a third of the funding is dedicated to installations in under-resourced communities…. Read more »

The war is (still) over: France will no longer require fast chargers to support CHAdeMO

A generational struggle for hearts and minds is underway, and all of humanity is divided. However, the eventual outcome of the war has been clear for some time. When Nissan announced in 2020 that it would implement the CCS fast charging standard in US and European markets, it became plain that the days of the… Read more »

Porsche and Shell to deploy charging network in Southeast Asia

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will partner to deploy public fast chargers at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia’s North-South highway, offering EV drivers the possibility of convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang. Each of the six Shell stations will be equipped with a 180 kW fast charger with two CCS Type… Read more »

XL Fleet acquires World Energy Efficiency Services to integrate EV charging and renewables

XL Fleet (NYSE: XL), a provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has acquired World Energy Efficiency Services for cash and stock totaling approximately $16 million. World Energy provides energy efficiency, renewable technology and EV charging stations to customers in the New England region. The company offers full-service EVSE installations, including site assessment,… Read more »

7-Eleven to install 500 fast charging stations by the end of 2022

Contrary to popular belief, EV drivers don’t have to subsist on kale and granola—now you can have a Slurpee and a microwaved burrito while topping up your battery pack. The iconic American convenience store chain 7‑Eleven plans to deploy at least 500 DC fast charging stations at 250 selected stores in the US and Canada… Read more »

SAE WPT Task Force urges FCC to support wireless charging standard

SAE International’s Wireless Power Transfer and Alignment Task Force is urging the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act to support the commercialization of wireless charging operating in the frequency band of 79 kHz to 90 kHz. The SAE task force consists of more than 150 international experts representing automakers, suppliers, users, national laboratories and… Read more »

Montgomery County, Maryland deploys microgrid to support electric bus charging

AlphaStruxure, a provider of Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, has won a contract to deploy an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project for Montgomery County, Maryland. The project will enable transit operator Ride On Montgomery County to convert at least 44 buses from diesel to electric power. AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of… Read more »

AMPLY Power to manage charging of electric school buses in Palermo, California

AMPLY Power offers managed charging services to operators of EV fleets. Its newest customer is the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California. AMPLY helped to secure funding from the Butte County Air Quality Management District, and local utility PG&E provided charger rebates and “make ready” EVSE incentives, eliminating the need for any upfront… Read more »