The Infrastructure

Electrify America to offer 2 years of free charging to Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners

Charging network operator Electrify America has partnered with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, with the per-minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years. Harley first teased an all-electric motorcycle in 2014 and the company plans to begin deliveries of the LiveWire in August 2019. “At… Read more »

Circontrol provides chargers for four Latin American highways

Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer Circontrol has provided charging stations for three new highways and one planned highway in Latin America. The first was completed in Uruguay at the end of 2017. The 300 km road connects the coastal cities of Colonia and Punta Este. The highway features six Circontrol charging points, one every 60 km…. Read more »

IONITY to install fast chargers at eight Extra service stations in UK

IONITY, a joint venture between Daimler, Ford, BMW and VW to create a fast charging network throughout Europe, has partnered with Extra, a UK service station operator, to install fast charging stations at eight Extra locations. Each charging station will initially include up to six 350 kW chargers. The first of the charging stations is… Read more »

UK lags behind Europe on home EV charging speeds

When you think of roadblocks to EV adoption, vision-challenged automakers, uneducated dealerships and SUV-loving consumers make for convenient culprits. However, in many parts of the world, arcane technical and political issues also present major challenges. In the UK, a technical issue having to do with the electrical grid is emerging as a limitation on home… Read more »

Tesla (finally) releases CHAdeMO adapter for Model 3

Tesla owners are fortunate to have their own network of DC fast chargers – the Superchargers – which are sufficient for many drivers’ long-distance travel needs. However, more charging choices are always better, so several years ago, Tesla introduced an adapter to allow Model S and X drivers to use CHAdeMO fast charging stations. Apparently,… Read more »

Alliance Ventures invests in The Mobility House to integrate vehicle batteries into power grids

Alliance Ventures, the venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested an undisclosed amount in The Mobility House, a technology company that provides a platform for integrating vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging and energy storage. Several Alliance member companies have worked previously with The Mobility House. Renault is partnering with the company on… Read more »

ClipperCreek retroactively extends warranty for all AmazingE chargers

ClipperCreek has retroactively extended the warranty on its AmazingE brand of residential charging stations. The AmazingE will now be covered for three years from the date of purchase regardless of whether it was purchased before or after this announcement. The AmazingE is a Level 2, 3.8 kW home charging station. Clipper Creek President Jason France… Read more »

VW to install 140 fast chargers at Berlin supermarkets

Volkswagen has partnered with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group, to install 140 public charging stations at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland locations around Berlin. VW says these 140 chargers will expand the public charging infrastructure in the city by almost 20%. VW is launching an electric car… Read more »

Fiat partners with EVBox for charging stations

Fiat has partnered with EVBox, a charging station manufacturer and subsidiary of the energy company ENGIE, to provide charging systems for its new EVs. ENGIE will set up Fiat’s online platform, and will install and maintain charging stations for customers and approximately 2,800 dealers in 14 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,… Read more »