The Infrastructure

Tritium to provide DC fast chargers to Tata AutoComp for EVs in India

Indian automotive supplier Tata AutoComp Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tritium, an Australian provider of EV chargers. Tritium’s DC fast chargers will soon be available for Indian EVs. “The MoU ensures Tata AutoComp remains at the forefront of innovation in India, as the nation adopts the FAME India [Faster Adoption and Manufacture… Read more »

Teslas new V3 Supercharging promises a typical charging time of 15 minutes

We seem to be experiencing one of those Tesla news avalanches that happen from time to time – as the 35k Model 3 darts into sight and the retail stores recede in the mirror, the Bad Boys of the Auto Biz have announced the advent of V3 Supercharging, a new generation of fast charging tech… Read more »

ubitricity raises €20 million in Series C funding

EV charging provider ubitricity has raised €20 million in Series C funding to expand its mobile metering technology for EV charging. A new shareholder, automaker Honda, joined existing shareholders EDF and Next47 in the investment. The funding will be used to accelerate the deployment of ubitricity’s charge points, including retrofitted lamp posts and real-estate installations,… Read more »

Study optimizes EV charging stations along Michigan highways

Researchers at the University of Michigan have conducted a study to determine the ideal number and locations of EV charging stations across Michigan highways. The Michigan Energy Office (MEO), which funded the study, will use the results as it allocates $9.9 million over the next three years for public EV charging stations across the state…. Read more »

Volkswagen Group Components to produce fast charging station with storage

In 2020, Volkswagen Group Components, an independent business unit of Volkswagen AG, will start production of a fast charging station capable of charging four vehicles simultaneously and providing energy storage when not in use. The charging stations will be manufactured at a components plant in Hanover, replacing the plant’s current heat exchanger production area. The… Read more »

Alliance Ventures invests in Chinese charging platform startup PowerShare

Alliance Ventures, the venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested an undisclosed amount in PowerShare, an EV charging platform startup based in China. PowerShare, which received investment from BP Ventures just weeks before this latest investment, offers an online platform that connects EV drivers, charge point operators, and power suppliers. The startup’s cloud-based system enables… Read more »

Startup Chargeway launches kiosks to showcase EV charging options

Chargeway, a software startup that has developed a simple visual language for charging and selling EVs, has launched a digital kiosk to be placed in auto dealerships and EV showcases. The kiosks, called Chargeway Beacons, are designed to educate potential EV buyers on the various available public charging options. The kiosks will be showcased at… Read more »

ClipperCreek releases new ruggedized versions of its EV chargers

EVSE manufacturer ClipperCreek has released new ruggedized versions of two of its Level 2 charging stations. The ruggedized versions of the 48 Amp HCS-60 and 64 Amp HCS-80 charging stations are intended for heavy-utilization fleets, public parking lots and extreme weather locations. The ruggedized HCS-60 and HCS-80 augment the original charging stations with rubber overmolded… Read more »

MAHLE licenses wireless EV charging technology from WiTricity

Automotive supplier MAHLE announced that it has licensed magnetic resonance wireless charging technology from WiTricity. “With the acquisition of licenses for WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology, we’re now progressing to the concrete development stage,” said MAHLE’s Otmar Scharrer. “This will involve our expertise in control electronics, software, and thermal management. In the development of our solution,… Read more »

WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity announced the acquisition of Qualcomm’s Halo wireless technology platform. The acquisition will bring over 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging under WiTricity’s control, while Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder. Qualcomm and WiTricity have been working collaboratively with global standards organizations, which currently use reference designs… Read more »