The Infrastructure

New eoALM adds automatic load management to non-smart EV chargers

UK EVSE manufacturer EO Charging has launched a self-contained unit that adds automatic load management capabilities to the company’s “non-smart” chargers. The eoALM module is aimed at multiple-EV households, apartment complexes and businesses with small plug-in fleets. When combined with one of EO’s eoMini or eoBasic chargers, the unit constantly monitors the energy profile of… Read more »

County of San Diego to deploy Envision’s grid-independent solar charging station

The latest customer for San Diego-based Envision Solar’s solar-powered, grid-independent charging stations is right in the company’s back yard. The County of San Diego plans to deploy an EV ARC charger at its Department of General Services to serve its electrified fleet vehicles. The EV ARC fits inside a parking space without reducing available parking,… Read more »

Next 10 report examines the effects of EV adoption on California’s power grid

A new report from non-profit think tank Next 10 explores how the power grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of EVs. Two related reports look at the effects of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels, and of Community Choice Aggregators, a growing local alternative to investor-owned utilities. According to Next… Read more »

WattZilla’s drop-in replacement for obsolete PEP 1500 charging stations

LiquidSky Technologies has introduced a drop-in replacement solution for those with existing PEP 1500 charging stations. A simple adapter allows you to re-use the PEP 1500’s concrete bollard and mount a WattZilla Uno or Duo on top. The product is shipping now. “PEP Stations was an early manufacturer of EVSE,” WattZilla’s Frank Gangi explained to… Read more »

Honda and Panasonic experiment with battery swapping for electric motorcycles

Honda and Panasonic plan to conduct an experiment with battery swapping in Indonesia, using the Honda Mobile Power Pack with electric motorcycles. The project is to begin in December. As the third-largest motorcycle market in the world, Indonesia is dealing with massive air pollution as traffic increases. To address this issue, the Indonesian government has… Read more »

Blink charging stations earn Energy Star certification

Miami Beach-based Blink Charging (NASDAQ: BLNK) has earned Energy Star certification for its 80-amp network-connected charging stations. Business owners deploying these chargers will be eligible for Energy Star-related government grants and tax incentives. The Energy Star certification, which so far only a handful of the hundreds of charging stations on the market have earned, is… Read more »

Momentum Dynamics installs 200 kW wireless charging system for buses

Momentum Dynamics has installed a 200-kilowatt wireless charging system to support electric transit buses in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new charging system, which became operational in June, is inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges electric buses as they load and unload passengers. The system is Momentum Dynamics’ second in… Read more »

LeasePlan and Allego offer new home-to-office charging service

Car sharing firm LeasePlan and charging solution provider Allego have announced a new partnership to provide LeasePlan EV customers with access to personal chargers at home and at work. The charge points are designed to enable drivers to be automatically reimbursed for load balancing services provided to utilities. The scheme will initially be rolled out… Read more »

New UK law supports public charging and autonomous vehicles

Many federal and state governments around the world have taken measures to encourage EV adoption, but only a few have crafted comprehensive policies that envision a complete transition to electromobility. One of those is of course California, which subsidizes several flavors of charging infrastructure and has funded pilot projects to electrify everything from buses to… Read more »

EVBox acquires French charger manufacturer EVTronic

European/American charging solution provider EVBox has acquired the French charging station manufacturer EVTronic. EVTronic, founded in 2007, builds a range of DC fast charging stations, provides engineering services, and is active in R&D, with a special focus on vehicle-to-grid technologies. EVBox will add EVTronic’s existing 700 fast charging stations to its European network. EVBox’s worldwide… Read more »