The Infrastructure

ChargePoint and Truck Stop Owners partner on EV charging

EV charging network ChargePoint has announced a collaboration with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) to greatly expand EV charging options across the US. The memorandum of understanding will help to establish public-private partnerships at off-highway fuel retailers across the nation. Over the next decade, ChargePoint and NATSO believe the project will deploy… Read more »

Audi to invest $109 million in charging infrastructure at German plants

Audi will invest around €100 million ($109 million) to electrify one in ten parking spaces at its German plants by mid-2022.  The German carmaker will install 4,500 charging points in Germany, including 3,500 at its main plant in Ingolstadt and 1,000 at its plant in Neckarsulm, and almost 100 each at plants in Brussels, Belgium… Read more »

Electrify America opens 400th public charging station

Electrify America has rolled out a nationwide fast charging network with unprecedented speed. The company opened its 400th station this week, and now has over 1,700 individual chargers in service around the country. According to EA, 96 percent of Americans now live within 120 miles of one of its high-speed charging stations. The buildout is… Read more »

ClipperCreek sells 90,000th charging station

EVSE manufacturer ClipperCreek is on a roll – the company recently produced its 90,000th charging station, an HCS-D40P model, at its manufacturing facility in Auburn, California. In addition to building chargers, the company is a Tier 2 OEM supplier for EV manufacturers, and provides circuit boards for the Level 1 chargers that come with new… Read more »

FSG and ChargePoint create turnkey EV charging solutions for commercial market

EV charging network ChargePoint has partnered with FSG Smart Buildings to develop turnkey design-to-delivery charging solutions for the commercial market, including system design, installation, commissioning, project management. Drawing on its history as an electrical service powerhouse, FSG plans to utilize its extensive network of employees and subcontractors to execute this large-scale project. The collaboration hopes… Read more »

Sprint Power selected for UK’s Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis trial

The UK government has awarded funding to Sprint Power, an electric propulsion technology company, to demonstrate wireless charging technology for electrified taxis. Sprint Power will use the funding to develop an interface module, software, and integration kit to support wireless charging for a fleet of 10 modified LEVC TX and Nissan e-NV200 taxis that will… Read more »

Is IONITY’s prodigious price increase designed to steer customers to “mobility services?”

EV advocates cheered the advent of IONITY, a European charging network owned by a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group. The network currently includes 205 DC fast charging stations in 18 European countries, and aims to have 400 in service by the end of 2020. However, the applause has recently been… Read more »

Fastned to bring 13 new fast charging stations to Belgium

Flanders, Belgium, is about to become a whole lot friendlier to EV drivers. Fastned, a growing charging network operator, plans to add 13 new highway fast charging stations to its network. The new stations, featuring charging levels up to 350 kW, will be constructed at current highway parking facilities throughout the Flemish provinces of Limburg,… Read more »

EVmatch pilots MUD charging solution with two Vermont utilities

The mission of California-based startup EVmatch, a charging solution provider that was profiled in the latest issue of Charged, is to make charging stations more readily available to EV drivers. The company offers two solutions: a peer-to-peer sharing platform that makes private chargers available to the public; and a subnetwork platform, which allows a customer… Read more »