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The Infrastructure

Volvo and partners plan California Electrified Charging Corridor for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

Volvo Trucks is joining up with Shell and three truck dealerships to develop a public medium- and heavy-duty EV charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. The Electrified Charging Corridor Project has scored $2 million in funding from the California Energy Commission, and is expected to get underway in 2022. All five… Read more »

bp opens its first electric truck charging facility in Germany

For better or for worse, oil giant bp has become one of the major players in Europe’s public charging industry. Now the company’s Aral pulse brand has opened its first fast charging facilities aimed at the medium- and heavy-duty electric truck market. Aral’s retail site at Schwegenheim, Germany now has two 300 kW chargers for… Read more »

ChargePoint and partners to build hundreds of EV chargers at California condos and apartments

California-based charging ChargePoint has announced a partnership with non-profit Charge Across Town and the state of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state. “As a company that was founded in California and is headquartered here, we’re honored to work with the California Energy Commission and Charge… Read more »

EnergyHub launches EV grid management solution for utilities

EnergyHub, a provider of distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, has announced a new grid management solution called EnergyHub EV, which is built on the core of EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform. EnergyHub works with some 60 utilities to aggregate and manage more than 700,000 thermostats, EVs and chargers, water heaters, energy storage systems and… Read more »

All 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico have submitted plans for national EV charging network

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) requires each state and territory to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (EVIDP) in order to qualify for its share of the first round of the $5 billion of infrastructure formula funding (IFF) that will be made available over 5… Read more »

Next-gen Lightning Mobile DC fast charger offers rapid deployment of charging

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has unveiled its second-generation Lightning Mobile charger for commercial and consumer EVs. The new systems are available to order for delivery in late 2022. The Lightning Mobile DC fast charger is designed to offer rapid deployment of charging in locations where static charging stations are not possible or that only have… Read more »

BorgWarner acquires Rhombus Energy Solutions

Tier 1 automotive supplier BorgWarner has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. San Diego-based Rhombus provides EV charging and power conversion technology, including V2G applications. Rhombus supplies its patented technology to EV OEMs, including Proterra, as well as charging and grid service providers. The transaction has an enterprise value of up to $185 million. “The technology that… Read more »

EV Connect’s charging platform approved for US federal procurement process

The US General Services Administration (GSA) recently issued a government-wide, $220-million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), which establishes a streamlined procurement process for federal agencies to purchase electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and ancillary services to support the electrification of their vehicle fleets. The US government operates some 650,000 vehicles. Network operator EV Connect, a subsidiary… Read more »

GM and EVgo to roll out DC fast chargers at Pilot and Flying J truck stops

GM and Pilot Company (which operates the Pilot and Flying J truck stop chains) are collaborating to create a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo. This network of 2,000 charging stalls, located at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J travel centers, will be co-branded Pilot Flying… Read more »

Papilio3 is a “pop-up” charging station that includes solar panels and battery storage

As the UK sweats through an unprecedented heat wave, the firm 3ti presents its Papilio3, a “pop-up mini solar car park and EV charging hub,” as a timely reminder of how the power of the sun can be harnessed to address the climate crisis. 3ti’s Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container, and the… Read more »