The Infrastructure

FSG and ChargePoint create turnkey EV charging solutions for commercial market

EV charging network ChargePoint has partnered with FSG Smart Buildings to develop turnkey design-to-delivery charging solutions for the commercial market, including system design, installation, commissioning, project management. Drawing on its history as an electrical service powerhouse, FSG plans to utilize its extensive network of employees and subcontractors to execute this large-scale project. The collaboration hopes… Read more »

Sprint Power selected for UK’s Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis trial

The UK government has awarded funding to Sprint Power, an electric propulsion technology company, to demonstrate wireless charging technology for electrified taxis. Sprint Power will use the funding to develop an interface module, software, and integration kit to support wireless charging for a fleet of 10 modified LEVC TX and Nissan e-NV200 taxis that will… Read more »

Is IONITY’s prodigious price increase designed to steer customers to “mobility services?”

EV advocates cheered the advent of IONITY, a European charging network owned by a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group. The network currently includes 205 DC fast charging stations in 18 European countries, and aims to have 400 in service by the end of 2020. However, the applause has recently been… Read more »

Fastned to bring 13 new fast charging stations to Belgium

Flanders, Belgium, is about to become a whole lot friendlier to EV drivers. Fastned, a growing charging network operator, plans to add 13 new highway fast charging stations to its network. The new stations, featuring charging levels up to 350 kW, will be constructed at current highway parking facilities throughout the Flemish provinces of Limburg,… Read more »

EVmatch pilots MUD charging solution with two Vermont utilities

The mission of California-based startup EVmatch, a charging solution provider that was profiled in the latest issue of Charged, is to make charging stations more readily available to EV drivers. The company offers two solutions: a peer-to-peer sharing platform that makes private chargers available to the public; and a subnetwork platform, which allows a customer… Read more »

Electrify America invests $1.3 million in energy storage program

Electrify America will invest $1.3 million in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Energy StorageShares program, which incentivizes energy storage in grid-stressed locations throughout the city. Through the program, Electrify America will receive recurring credits for the demand reduction needs at its 12 charging stations powered by SMUD in the Sacramento area. “This program will… Read more »

Adopt a Charger helps to get EV charging installed at public amenities

Public chargers are popping up at more and more locations. The sites are usually chosen for practical and/or financial reasons – areas of high traffic that are convenient to businesses such as restaurants and shopping centers. That’s a good thing, but there’s also a need for charging stations at public places such as parks, museums… Read more »

IONITY buys 324 chargers from ABB

European charging network IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche, has purchased 324 new 350 kW chargers from Swiss electronics giant ABB. Purchased as part of the second phase of IONITY’s European network expansion, the chargers are scheduled to be installed in 24 countries by the end of 2020. IONITY… Read more »

EVBox launches new generation of fast and ultra-fast chargers

Charging station manufacturer EVBox revealed its new fast charger, the Troniq 100, and the redesign of its ultra-fast charger, the Ultroniq, at the recent CES trade show. The Troniq 100 and Ultroniq offer power outputs of 100 kW and 350 kW respectively. The new fast and ultra-fast chargers also offer: Retractable cables LED lights Wheelchair… Read more »