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Oil giant Total acquires London charging network

Total, along with fellow European oil giants BP and Shell, has been buying up assets all along the EV charging value chain. Now we learn that Total has acquired a major UK charging network, Source London, which operates over 1,600 on-street charging points in London. Total acquired Source London from the French Bolloré Group, which… Read more »

Ford says electric F-150 will be “a workhorse,” will begin production in mid-2022

Many believe the tipping point for EVs in the US will occur when a selection of electric pickup trucks hits the market. Now Ford, the prime purveyor of pickups, has announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to produce an electric version of the F-150, the nation’s bestselling vehicle. The Detroit Free Press… Read more »

Michigan awards $1.7 million in grants for DC fast chargers

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded $1.7 million in grants for DC fast chargers along well-traveled routes around the state. The EGLE Charge Up Michigan Program grants will partially fund 36 EV DC fast charging stations with a total of 76 charging points. Charging stations have recently come online… Read more »

FreeWire’s battery-integrated Boost Charger maximizes charging power while minimizing load on the grid

FreeWire Technologies, a pioneer of flexible charging solutions, has deployed a new type of battery-integrated fast charger at an ampm fuel retailer and convenience store in Lodi, California. FreeWire’s Boost Charger uses an integrated battery as a buffer, allowing it to deliver high power output without stressing the local power supply. Boost Charger, which supports… Read more »

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FreeWire Technologies raises $25 million in new financing

FreeWire Technologies, a provider of “power solutions for the grid edge,” has closed a $25-million Series B and venture debt financing round, which was led by existing investor BP Ventures, together with new investors ABB Technology Ventures and Energy Innovation Capital. The financing will support the commercialization of FreeWire’s fast charging technologies. The company’s solutions… 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 »

New report: Electric trucks and buses are a win-win-win

A new study quantifies what commercial EV-makers have been saying for years: electric trucks and buses are a triple win. They save money for fleet operators, and reduce both local air pollution and carbon emissions. Furthermore, in California (among other places), they generate jobs and economic benefits. American bus-builder Proterra is headquartered in Silicon Valley… Read more »

California to ban time-based billing for EV charging

California’s Office of Administrative Law has approved amendments to its Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Specifications that will eventually ban public charging operators from billing by the minute in the state. The ban will apply to new Level 2 chargers beginning in 2021, and to new DC fast chargers beginning in 2023. Chargers installed before 2021… Read more »

Lightning Systems raises $41 million for electric powertrain production

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of electric drivetrains, has raised $41 million in a recent funding round led by BP Ventures. Private equity fund Cupola Infrastructure Income Fund contributed as a new investor. Lightning will use the funding to ramp up production of electric powertrains for Ford Transits, Ford E-450s, Ford F-59 step vans, Chevrolet… Read more »