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The Infrastructure

Daimler Truck forms joint venture to deploy US commercial charging network

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power plan to form a joint venture to deploy a nationwide US charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles. Construction at the first sites is set to begin in 2023. Initial funding is expected to be around $650 million, divided equally… Read more »

InCharge Energy’s new scalable ICE-180 fast charger

InCharge Energy, a provider of turnkey charging solutions for commercial fleets (see the company profile in our March/April 2020 issue), has launched a new DC fast charger. The new ICE-180 is aimed at auto dealers, commercial fleet charging and parking applications where DC charging is needed in a minimal space. The ICE-180 is compatible with… Read more »

ABB provides charging solutions to truck manufacturer PACCAR

ABB is partnering with truck manufacturer PACCAR to provide its dealers and their customers with a range of charging solutions across its fleet operations in North America and Europe. ABB’s charging systems are designed to optimize fleet charging, offering both high-power, quick-charge breaks and lower-power, load-managed overnight charging. All PACCAR manufacturing locations are ISO 14001-certified,… Read more »

DOE and DOT provide more details of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

The federal charging infrastructure investment included in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law moved a step closer to reality, as the US Departments of Transportation and Energy released some details of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The NEVI Formula Program will provide a billion bucks per year for the next five years… Read more »

Emporia Energy and BREK Electronics to develop bidirectional EV charger

Energy management specialist Emporia Energy has partnered with BREK Electronics to develop a bidirectional EV charger that can transfer power from a vehicle to a building and/or the grid. The new product is scheduled to go on sale in North America in 2023 at a price under $1,500. BREK, which specializes in silicon carbide-based power… Read more »

GM’s “fuel cell power cubes” could replace diesel and gas generators

Automakers have invested big bucks in fuel cells over the past few years, and they’d probably be glad to find some viable applications for the technology. GM is developing ways to apply its Hydrotec fuel cell technology to power generation. GM is planning multiple Hydrotec-based power generators, all powered by GM’s Generation 2 Hydrotec fuel… Read more »

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BMW EV buyers to receive two years of free charging from Electrify America

BMW of North America and Electrify America have announced an agreement to provide 2022 BMW EV customers with two years of 30-minute complimentary charging sessions at all Electrify America public charging stations. The program will launch with the sale of the new BMW iX xDrive50, BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50 in March. Customers… Read more »

US DOT: Federal funds for EV infrastructure will start to flow this year

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal—whatever you call it, it provides a plentiful pot of federal funding for EV charging infrastructure. When Charged spoke with former EPA official Margo Oge in January about the policy, we asked her how long it would take before the money starts to flow. “I… Read more »

Blink Charging to supply chargers to North American GM dealerships

Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK) is deploying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers at participating GM dealerships in the US and Canada. Working with facility solutions provider ABM, which delivers turnkey EV charging installations, Blink has already started shipping chargers to selected GM dealerships, and has more orders to be filled over the next several months…. Read more »

Nissan LEAF earns $4,200 in Fermata Energy V2X pilot

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) fans tout bidirectional charging as a way for fleets (or perhaps even individuals) to generate income and defray the cost of going electric. Now Fermata Energy has announced the results of a summer-long pilot project in which a customer-owned EV earned over $4,200 by participating in a utility demand response (DR) program. In… Read more »