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Fluke FEV100 adapter tests EV charging stations without an EV

The new Fluke FEV100 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Test Adapter tests the safety and performance of Level 1 or Level 2 charging stations with type 1 connectors. The Fluke FEV100 simulates the presence of an EV, allowing technicians to test the charging station in combination with appropriate test instruments, such as digital multimeters and ScopeMeters…. Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »

Denver company teams with Fermata Energy for V2B bidirectional charging pilot

The Alliance Center, a coworking and event space in Denver, is testing a bidirectional charging system with Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) capabilities, in partnership with Fermata Energy. The system allows the battery pack in an EV to provide power to a building—and that came in mighty handy during the recent record heat wave. As many Denver residents… Read more »

7-Eleven to install 500 fast charging stations by the end of 2022

Contrary to popular belief, EV drivers don’t have to subsist on kale and granola—now you can have a Slurpee and a microwaved burrito while topping up your battery pack. The iconic American convenience store chain 7‑Eleven plans to deploy at least 500 DC fast charging stations at 250 selected stores in the US and Canada… Read more »

BoostEV is an on-demand mobile EV charging network, like UberEats for hungry EVs

The EV ecosystem is a work in progress, and when it comes to charging infrastructure, there are some key pieces missing from the puzzle. There will surely be a need for some form of portable charging on demand, and this is the niche that SparkCharge is looking to fill with its new app platform, BoostEV…. Read more »

FEV supports automakers with charging compatibility analysis

FEV’s Mobile Charging Analyzer provides in-depth charging communication and power evaluation as part of vehicle-level benchmark capabilities. The analyzer allows for flexible testing at various locations, and real-time measurement of all signal parameters via Control Pilot and PLC (power line communication), which records the communication between the charging station and the vehicle. Examples of measurement… Read more »

Wireless charging provider WiTricity raises $34 million in venture capital

Wireless power transfer specialist WiTricity has closed a $34-million investment round. Stage 1 Ventures led the round, and investors included Air Waves Wireless Electricity and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). The infusion of capital will enable WiTricity to continue its wireless power platform development and expand its intellectual property portfolio. WiTricity is actively engaged with key standards… Read more »

char.gy’s lamp post charging units: a solution to the on-street charging problem?

The problem of EV charging for drivers who rely on street parking (as do many apartment-dwellers in Europe and elsewhere) would seem to be a sticky one. But what if the solution were as close as the nearest streetlight? In 2017, German firm Ubitricity partnered with the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea to test… Read more »

CPUC approves $738 million in EV charging projects for California utilities

The US is soon going to be seriously wired for electric driving, at least on the coasts. The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has approved a portfolio of EV charging projects worth a cool $738 million for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE), perhaps the… Read more »

DOE awards $19 million for extreme fast charging research

The DOE is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on “extreme fast charging,” which is defined as a system with power levels up to 400 kW and typical charging times of 15 minutes or less. Nine of the selected projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs: UC… Read more »