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EV charge management isn’t just for fleet depots: Q&A with Qmerit founder and CEO

Q&A with Qmerit founder and CEO Tracy K. Price EV chargers aren’t the kind of hardware that’s typically installed by the customer—whether that customer is a homeowner who’s charging one EV, or a company with dozens of charging sites. An EV charger deployment generally requires the services of an installer (and larger projects sometimes involve… Read more »

Developing standards for EV charging reliability

Q&A with Frank Menchaca, President of SAE International’s Sustainable Mobility Solutions The reliability—or rather, the unreliability—of public EV charging stations is nothing less than a scandal, and it’s holding back EV adoption. This tragedy involves a cast of many players—automakers, charger manufacturers, network operators, electric utilities, and often a lot more—and all need to start… Read more »

Grabbing the prime real estate for electric truck charging hubs

Q&A with Zeem Solutions CEO Paul Gioupis. Charging-as-a-service is a hot business proposition these days, and for good reason. Electrifying a vehicle fleet is a complex undertaking that requires specialized skills and resources that most companies don’t have. It makes sense for organizations to focus on their core activities, so just as they outsource things… Read more »

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions introduces new EV fleet referral program

US fleet management company Mike Albert has announced its new Fleet Electrification Referral Program, which is designed to pair customers considering electrifying their fleets with charging providers. The program encompasses new partnerships with ChargePoint, Blink Charging and Enel X Way, and is designed to help fleet managers navigate end-to-end logistics, including charging infrastructure, government incentives,… Read more »

Mercedes to launch branded EV fast charging network, starting in North America

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a DC fast charging network across North America, Europe, China and “other key markets.” It will begin this year in the US and Canada, and hopes to have the full network in place before the end of the decade, when the automaker means to go all-electric “wherever market conditions allow.” Recently,… Read more »

New York announces $23 million for transportation electrification initiatives

The state of New York has allocated $23 million in new funding for transportation electrification initiatives. The total includes: $8 million under the Direct Current Fast Charging program to install EV infrastructure in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, including in underserved communities; another $7 million in DCFC awards to ChargePoint and EvGateway to improve access in… Read more »

Two thirds of Ford dealers opt to get certified to sell EVs, install public DC fast chargers

Auto dealers are widely considered to be a bottleneck for EV adoption, but it doesn’t have to be that way. EV-savvy automakers such as VW, GM, and Ford have no plans (that we know of) to abandon the dealership model, but they are taking steps to make sure their dealers have the assets they need… Read more »

Urban Electric tests its retractable kerbside charge points in on-street trials

The UK has become a laboratory for developing various forms of on-street charging to serve the many residents who lack driveways or garages, and thus aren’t able to install EV chargers at home. One of the companies working in this space is Urban Electric, which makes a charging post that  retracts under the pavement when… Read more »

New York City orders 71 more EV ARC solar charging systems from Beam Global

New York City has placed an order for an additional 71 of Beam Global’s EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems. This is the city’s seventh order, and it brings its fleet of EV ARC EV charging systems to 160. The new units are flood-proof to 9.5 feet, wind-rated to 125 mph, and feature an emergency… Read more »

Automakers and infrastructure providers ask UK government for ZEV mandate

It’s anybody’s guess where the UK government stands on e-mobility and clean energy these days. Whatever one may think of Boris Johnson, he at least talked a green game, and his administration implemented some constructive pro-EV policies. His ill-fated successor put climate change deniers in charge of environmental policy, pushed a vast expansion of oil… Read more »