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Greenlots to install 4 DC fast chargers for San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport will install four 480-volt high-speed charging stations, funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission. According to installer Greenlots, SFO already has the largest number of plug-in vehicle spaces of any domestic airport, but these will be its first open standards-based DC fast chargers. “Not surprisingly, California led close to one… Read more »

BC Hydro selects Greenlots’ SKY to manage British Columbia DC fast charger network

Electric utility BC Hydro has selected Greenlots’ SKY network management solution to manage a provincial network of DC fast chargers. The DC fast charger project was funded by the British Columbia provincial government under the Clean Energy Vehicle Program. The initial rollout will include 13 charging stations supplied by ABB and Eaton. Based on the… Read more »

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is basically a consolidation and expansion… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E turns heads with its looks, closes the deal with practicality and price

Man, this car is an attention-getter! The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been drawing far more comments and questions from passers-by than any of the dozens of other plug-in vehicles I’ve evaluated, including the Porsche Taycan and several Teslas. As I’ve been driving it around town, at least a dozen people per day have asked me… Read more »

Oil companies buying up EV charging networks: Shell acquires ubitricity

The European oil giants Total, BP and Shell have been buying up assets all along the EV charging value chain. The latest news is that Shell has agreed to buy 100% of the European charging network ubitricity. Founded in Berlin, ubitricity operates in a number of European countries, and claims to be the largest public… Read more »

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive report

Ford’s first real EV turns out to be a serious contender from Day One, due to striking looks and universal name recognition. Sitting in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E as it fast-charged in a Walmart parking lot, a grinning middle-aged man approached. The Mach-E attracts attention—thumbs-up in traffic, stares on the highway—so we figured he… Read more »

2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience

If EVs are to replace fossil-fuel vehicles, they need to be able to make long highway trips, which means that DC fast charging needs to be reliable, convenient, affordable and ubiquitous. However, as Charged and other media have often reported, we’re still in the early days of public EV charging, and the user experience often… Read more »

Updated rules will enable deployment of public heavy-duty EV charging stations in California

For the past two years, Volvo Trucks has been collaborating with the South Coast Air Quality Management District  and 13 other organizations on the Volvo LIGHTS project, which aims to develop a blueprint to introduce battery-electric Class 8 trucks and equipment into the market at scale. Now Volvo Trucks, along with project partners CALSTART, Trillium… Read more »

Pasadena’s Marengo Charging Plaza has 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 Tritium 50 kW fast chargers

The city of Pasadena, California has unveiled what it claims is the largest public DC fast charging location in the US. The Marengo Charging Plaza, located on the rooftop level of a public parking garage, has 24 Tesla Superchargers and 20 Tritium 50 kW DC fast chargers. Parking customers can pay for charging using the… Read more »

ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo heavy vehicle charging project

Electronics giant ABB will be supplying chargers capable of charging batteries at up to 920 VDC for Volvo’s Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, charging solution provider Greenlots (a Shell subsidiary), and several other players in the charging infrastructure space. The project… Read more »