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TeraWatt Infrastructure breaks ground on heavy-duty EV charging site near Port of Long Beach

TeraWatt Infrastructure is taking a comprehensive approach to providing charging for commercial EVs. The company owns strategically-located sites where it offers both public charging and turnkey infrastructure solutions. Now the company has broken ground for a new heavy-duty EV charging site in Rancho Dominguez, California. Located 15 miles north of the ports of Long Beach… Read more »

Toyota to invest $8 billion to expand North Carolina EV battery plant

Is Toyota a sleeping giant, poised to exploit the wimpy waffling of GM and Ford, and become the EV powerhouse it should be? Or will the company continue paying lip service to e-mobility while clinging to 20th-century technology? Who knows? We won’t presume to read the green tea leaves, but we are happy to report… Read more »

The lowly refuse truck offers the perfect use case for electrification

Q&A with Mack Trucks’ Scott Barraclough Most followers of tech trends probably think of electric vehicles as luxury performance cars, but here at Charged, we get just as excited about commercial vehicles. As regular readers know, the electrification of trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles is quickly picking up, driven by both regulation and technological developments…. Read more »

An inside look at how utilities view EVs: expanding electricity sales without adding new customers

Q&A with the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Peter Westlake. Anyone who would deploy any kind of large-scale EV charging project needs to work closely (and early) with their local electrical utility. This can be a complex undertaking, especially for companies that work in different regions, as there are around 1,600 utilities in the US, subject to… Read more »

East Tennessee Clean Fuels launches workplace charging assistance program for employers

East Tennessee Clean Fuels (ETCF) and industry partners have established a new program to encourage workplace charging, complete with a nifty new acronym. Equitable Mobility Powering Opportunities for Workplace Electrification Readiness (EMPOWER) will provide up to 24 Tennessee workplaces with free technical assistance and consulting to help them install EV chargers. ETCF, which is housed… Read more »

Electric motor impregnation specialist Tecnofirma expands to US with opening of North Carolina facility

Tecnofirma, a maker of impregnation machines for electric motors, has opened a new American branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company now has four different global branches, located in the most strategic areas for its market. The Charlotte facility includes a well-equipped laboratory to validate technical cycles based on customer needs, as well as a… Read more »

Bboxx and Spiro team up to finance electric motorcycle sales in Rwanda, Togo and Kenya

Electric motorcycles are in high demand in Africa, thanks to their low running costs, but their high purchase prices relative to legacy ICE bikes make them unaffordable for many potential buyers (of course, this problem is by no means confined to developing countries). Financial services provider Bboxx and electric motorcycle manufacturer Spiro aim to accelerate… Read more »

Clearing the roadblocks to electrification of heavy-duty trucks

Q&A with electric truck expert Rustam Kocher Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles make up a small fraction of the vehicles on the road, but they generate a disproportionate amount of pollution. Therefore, electrifying them is critical to reducing emissions. Furthermore, the case for electric trucks and buses would seem to be an easy one to make…. Read more »

Volvo and University of Minnesota to conduct extreme weather field testing on Volvo VNR electric trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is working with the University of Minnesota (UMN) to conduct extreme weather testing for its Class 8 VNR Electric model to analyze the impact of ambient temperature on a truck’s battery life. UMN has teamed up with Murphy Logistics Solutions to test the trucks in Minnesota in winter temperatures and H-E-B… Read more »