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How ridesharing can help solve the challenge of urban EV ownership

Q&A with Revel COO Paul Suhey. New York-based Revel is riding two timely trends. Because rideshare vehicles log so many miles, electrifying them can deliver outsize emissions reductions—and drivers for the likes of Lyft and Uber will need strategically located urban charging hubs. Meanwhile, millions of drivers in dense cities like New York live in… Read more »

Speed through regulatory challenges of connecting EVs and EVSE to the grid (Webinar)

The addition of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) to the EV market adds an extra layer of complexity to the already diverse and constantly evolving global compliance requirements/standards for vehicle-grid integration (VGI). For example, OEMs in addition to complying with EV charging standards, now need to ensure compliance for connection and compatibility with local grids. This free webinar… Read more »

How charge management can reduce OpEx and CapEx for EV fleet projects

Q&A with The Mobility House Business Development Manager Sam Hill-Cristol If there’s one topic that everyone in the EV infrastructure field is talking about these days, it’s charge management. As organizations of all sizes electrify their vehicles, they often find that power consumption is a major constraint. Charging stations, especially those that serve large fleets… Read more »

CharIN praises final NEVI rules for supporting EV interoperability and open standards for charging

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the final National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Standards and Requirements rule, and so far it appears that there’s a lot to like in the 144-page tome. The document (which the White House described in slightly less verbose terms) contains not only some welcome standards aimed at improving the… Read more »

Typical peak charging power demands of large EV fleet projects

Fleet operators looking to electrify may experience a new form of “sticker shock” when they realize how much electrical power will be required to keep their vehicles running on schedule. For a fleet of any size, a charge management solution is a must to keep energy consumption under control. Charged asked Sam Hill-Cristol, Business Development… Read more »

Enphase Energy demonstrates bidirectional EV charger technology

Enphase Energy, a supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has successfully demonstrated a bidirectional EV charger that enables vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) functionality. It also allows energy generated from solar panels to be sent directly to the EV battery. The new product uses Enphase’s grid-forming IQ8 Microinverters and Ensemble energy management technology to… Read more »

Will Toyota’s new CEO bring the company up to speed on EVs?

For the past few years, automotive pundits have been puzzling over the question of how one of the industry’s most innovative companies somehow failed to emerge from the 20th century. Toyota’s Prius was a historic vehicle, an important milestone on the road to electrification—and it’s sold a few million units to boot. More recently, alas,… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars and Fermata Energy partner to test V2X bidirectional charging

Phoenix Motorcars (Nasdaq: PEV), a manufacturer of medium-duty EVs, has signed an equipment testing agreement with bidirectional charging innovator Fermata Energy. Fermata’s platform allows EVs to send energy stored in EV batteries to the local grid (V2G) or to a building (V2B). Under the agreement, Phoenix’s customers will be able to use Fermata’s bidirectional chargers… Read more »

New Zealand firm offers improved LFP battery packs for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a historic and much-loved vehicle. First-generation (2011-2016) Leafs lack the range that current EV buyers expect, but thousands of owners (including your correspondent) still find them to be delightful daily drivers. One of the many nifty things about EVs is that it’s possible to replace a degraded or damaged battery pack… Read more »