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Kentucky imposes monthly tax on free public EV charging

The IRA and BIL are spurring a massive wave of investment in EV plants and EV charging infrastructure, and so far, the lion’s share of this investment is flowing to red states. Many industry observers expect the influx of cash and jobs to blunt opposition to EVs in red-state legislatures. This equation doesn’t seem to… Read more »

A primer on wireless EV charging technology

Two main types of wireless power transfer systems are being pursued these days: the inductive type, which is magnetically coupled, and resonantly-coupled systems using electromagnetic fields. The instant availability of maximum torque makes driving even the most economy-oriented EV way more fun than its ICE counterpart, but few would hold the same opinion about the… Read more »

Winners and losers emerge as the Tesla charging bandwagon gathers speed

In a decade of covering the EV industry, I can’t recall ever seeing such immediate and near-universal praise for any development as I have for the news that Ford and GM will partner with Tesla to give their EVs access to the Supercharger network. The news broke in two waves, each of which swamped the… Read more »

Why California needs to mandate bidirectional charging capabilities for EVs

Explaining the benefits of bidirectional EV charging: Q&A with Nuvve CEO Gregory Poilasne The term “game-changing” gets thrown around a lot in the EV field, but if there’s any new technology that really does deserve to be described this way (as California Governor Gavin Newsom recently did), it’s bidirectional charging. Going bi adds several nifty… Read more »

Here’s why oil and gas companies are racing to invest billions in EV charging

As regular Charged readers know, oil companies have been on an EV charging spending spree. They’re getting into public charging in a big way, and it goes far beyond just installing chargers at their gas stations. Oil majors including bp, Shell and Total have been buying up companies at all points along the charging value… Read more »

Solar-powered off-grid EV charging stations offer surprisingly attractive cost advantages

Q&A with Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley During periods of rapid technological change, it often turns out that certain new products have highly useful applications that few—perhaps not even their inventors—originally foresaw. This may well be the case with the EV ARC, a solar-powered off-grid charging station made by Beam Global.  When we first covered… Read more »

Ideanomics tests WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charger at Port of Los Angeles

Commercial EV specialist Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has successfully tested WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charging system at the Port of Los Angeles. In a test, WAVE’s system fully charged a Class 8 electric truck in less than 15 minutes. (Ideanomics acquired WAVE in 2021.) Construction and charger installation at the Port of Los Angeles is underway,… Read more »

Papilio3 is a “pop-up” charging station that includes solar panels and battery storage

As the UK sweats through an unprecedented heat wave, the firm 3ti presents its Papilio3, a “pop-up mini solar car park and EV charging hub,” as a timely reminder of how the power of the sun can be harnessed to address the climate crisis. 3ti’s Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container, and the… Read more »

A closer look at minimizing charging losses: The charger (Part 2)

In the previous article, we looked at the various losses incurred on the AC side of the circuit while charging an EV’s battery (from the breaker in the load center to the EVSE inlet on the EV), as well as things that could be done to minimize them, either by the OEM, the electrical contractor… Read more »