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Ford generates headlines with proactive EV charging strategy

Ford is currently selling only one plug-in vehicle, the Fusion Plug-in Hybrid (formerly the Fusion Energi). The company’s Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi seem to have been swept away in the recent sedan massacre. However, the company is planning to introduce a “Mustang-inspired electric crossover” in 2020, and is working on an electric pickup truck…. Read more »

EVgo and Electrify America sign interoperability agreement to allow drivers to charge on both networks

Electrify America and EVgo have announced an interoperability agreement that allows drivers to charge their EVs at both EVgo and Electrify America charging stations without additional fees, using their existing accounts. Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or… Read more »

Electrify America begins building a nationwide network of metro, highway, workplace and community chargers

The two-billion-dollar 10-year investment represents the largest of its kind so far. In the chaos that is human affairs, bad intentions sometimes eventually lead to good results. As atonement for Volkswagen’s criminal actions in what we like to call the Dirty Diesel Debacle, government regulators have forced the automaker to invest substantial resources in promoting… Read more »

Electrify America releases map of planned charging network

Electrify America, the EVSE network founded by VW as part of its penance for the Dirty Diesel Debacle, has unveiled a map of its planned national network of charging stations. The new company has already named its charging station suppliers, and announced partnerships with Walmart and Target to deploy some of the stations. The new… Read more »

VW subsidiary Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings

Electrify America has announced it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest US metropolitan areas, part of a $2-billion investment in EV infrastructure and education in the US over the next 10 years. Electrify America is the Volkswagen subsidiary established to fulfill Volkswagen’s commitments… Read more »

Smart charging pilot tests new ISO vehicle-to-grid standard

As EVs proliferate, smart charging, in which vehicles, charging stations and the grid are able to communicate with each other in real time, will be necessary, in order to avoid overloading local grids and to smoothly integrate EV charging with renewable energy sources. A new pilot project at the University of California, San Diego uses… Read more »

SoCal Edison deploys workplace charging with smart grid demand response

EVSE LLC, Greenlots and Southern California Edison control peak charging demand Electric utilities around the world have been studying the potential impact of EVs on the grid. The largest pilot program with smart grid demand response (OpenADR 2.0b) that we’ve seen is an 80-unit deployment of EVSE LLC’s Level 2/Level 1 combo smart charging stations at… Read more »

Gaining traction at last: Efacec instals over 600 DC fast chargers worldwide

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: EVs and charging infrastructure present a chicken-and-egg problem. This thesis has been the topic of countless EV industry conference panels over the past decade. In recent years, many experts have attempted to declare the issue settled. Back in January 2013, European Union Climate Commissioner… Read more »

Kia brings Soul EV to Washington and Oregon, installs charging stations at dealerships

Kia is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV (which was profiled in the January/February 2015 issue of Charged), adding 12 EV-certified dealers in Washington and 8 in Oregon. Each dealership will be equipped with two Level 2 chargers, and 10 of them will also have a 50 kW Signet DC fast charger. Charging… Read more »