The Infrastructure

CaCharge’s EVSE solution is optimized for large-scale charging

CaCharge, a Swedish provider of smart charging solutions that was founded in 2015, is expanding its reach in Europe. The company expanded into Norway in 2019, and is now selling its charging solution in the Benelux countries through its partner Odyssey Impact Investments. CaCharge’s EV charging solution is designed to make large-scale charging possible and… Read more »

New report from Ricardo analyzes global fast charging market

A new report from engineering consultancy Ricardo describes the rapidly changing market for DC fast chargers, and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers. High Voltage and Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles is aimed at suppliers of charging equipment and on-board electric powertrain products, energy companies and infrastructure providers,… Read more »

South Korea has fast chargers at 76 gas stations, is planning thousands more

No one can yet say exactly what the charging infrastructure of the future will look like, but there’s certainly logic in the idea of installing DC fast chargers at existing gas stations. A small but growing number of station operators in the US have installed fast chargers. Total, BP and Shell are experimenting with EV… Read more »

EVBox and has·to·be link networks to offer seamless EV charging throughout Europe

Charging station manufacturer EVBox and eMobility platform provider has·to·be have teamed up to grant each other’s customers reciprocal access to the two companies’ charging networks. Both companies have integrated Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) standards into their software, so they can communicate with various charging station management systems. The new partnership ensures that has·to·be customers… Read more »

Envision Solar’s next-gen EV ARC 2020 features more parking area, flood resistance

Envision Solar (Nasdaq: EVSI) has launched a new generation of its EV ARC solar-powered EV charging stations. This evolution of the signature EV ARC series, already used in more than 100 US municipalities, sports a re-engineered S-curved column with electronic components and energy storage elevated to the underside of the sun-tracking solar canopy. As a… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida transit authority deploys WAVE inductive charging station for e-buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which serves Florida’s St Petersburg/Clearwater metro area with 40 bus routes and a fleet of 210 vehicles, recently began construction on a new electric bus charging station at a transfer hub. The new wireless charging station, which PSTA claims will be the first on the US East Coast, uses… Read more »

ABB completes Chargedot acquisition

Global electrical equipment giant ABB has completed its acquisition of Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot. Chargedot supplies AC and DC charging stations and software platforms to EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators, and real estate developers. Chargedot has around 205 employees. The acquisition was initially announced in October 2019. Source: ABB

Fermata receives UL certification for vehicle-to-grid EV charging system

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced that Fermata Energy’s bidirectional EV charging system is the first in the world to be certified to a new North American safety standard, UL 9741. The standard covers bidirectional equipment that charges EVs from an electric power system (EPS) and also allows the vehicle to export power to an EPS,… Read more »

Blink deploys charging stations using local load management

Blink Charging has announced the installation of four EV charging stations utilizing local load management, which the company says is the first deployment of its kind. The configuration allows up to 20 charging stations to be deployed on a single circuit.  The design provides equal output to each charger based on the number of stations… Read more »

Share&Charge launches Open Charging Network for European market

The Share&Charge Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to “enable open innovation for a better electric vehicle charging experience,” has launched its Open Charging Network (OCN), a decentralized e-roaming product for EV charging across different networks. OCN, which uses the e-roaming standard Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI v2.2) protocol, will begin by serving the European… Read more »