The Infrastructure

Electrify America completes cross-country route from LA to DC

Electrify America has completed its first coast-to-coast route, from Los Angeles to Washington DC. The electrified highway spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles, running along Interstates 15 and 70. Electrify America charging stations, which feature DC fast chargers with speeds up to 350 kW, are on average about 70 miles apart, in metro areas… Read more »

Trojan Energy scores £4.1 million in funding for on-street charging solution

Scottish start-up Trojan Energy has secured a £4.1 million round of seed funding to support the roll-out of its on-street flat and flush EV charging points. Equity Gap led a £1 million funding round; other investors include SIS Ventures, Alba Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank. The equity funding unlocked an additional £3.1 million from… Read more »

New highway charging station in Georgia has solar panels and 175 kW of power

The Ray, a nonprofit transportation lab, has overseen the opening of a solar-powered public fast charging station at the visitor information center on I-85 in West Point, Georgia. The station is strategically located to facilitate travel between the state capitals of Georgia and Alabama, and charging is free. This charging location was originally opened in… Read more »

West Coast utilities map out a possible electric truck charging network along I-5

A large group of electric utilities in the three West Coast states have announced the results of a study that examined the possibility of building charging infrastructure to facilitate freight transportation along the Pacific Coast’s main highway corridor. The West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative study recommends adding charging infrastructure for freight haulers and delivery… Read more »

ClipperCreek’s new AmazingE FAST offers 7.7 kW Level 2 charging in a compact package

ClipperCreek offers a wide range of charging stations in many configurations and power levels, for residential and commercial applications. The latest addition to the ClipperCreek line is the humbly-named AmazingE FAST, a compact Level 2 residential charger. The AmazingE FAST operates at 32 amps and delivers up to 7.7 kW of power. It features a… Read more »

WAVE deploys wireless charging system at Oregon bus depot

Wireless charging pioneer Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has deployed its wireless charging system at a bus maintenance depot operated by Josephine Community Transit, which serves Josephine County, Oregon. The system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach Works. An additional two vehicles are scheduled to go into… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers to receive free fill-ups from Electrify America

Ford has announced that buyers of its upcoming Mustang Mach-E will receive a little welcome-to-electric-driving present: 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast charging stations. This amounts to from three to five full charges, depending on battery size. Mustang Mach-E customers also get two years of free charging at stations participating in the… Read more »

Scandinavian telecom provider to offer EV charging solutions

Does it make sense for phone companies to get into the EV charging game? The Norwegian firm Telenor offers a full range of telecom services in the Nordic Countries, including mobile and fixed telephony, internet access and cable TV. Now Telenor has partnered with Swedish e-mobility company CaCharge to offer charging services to Telenor’s customers… Read more »

Battery swapping is back: NIO Power has completed more than 500,000 swaps

Remember battery swapping? Following Tesla’s abandonment of the concept, and the spectacular rise and fall of Better Place, most in the EV industry probably wrote it off as a failed transitional technology. However, over in China, NIO has been diligently improving its battery swapping technology. The company introduced its Power Swap system in December 2017,… Read more »