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Incharge Energy’s new dual Level 2 charger offers simultaneous 19.2 kW EV charging

Fleet electrification specialist InCharge Energy has launched a new Level 2 charging solution for fleets. The new Dual ICE-80A charger can simultaneously charge two vehicles at a maximum output of 19.2 kW on each cable. The two-cable option offers a smaller footprint, thus minimizing installation costs and saving space at fleet depots. The Dual ICE-80A… Read more »

Companies test the latest and greatest EV charging technologies at CharIN’s annual Testival

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a non-profit standards association with over 300 global members, conducts an annual “Testival” at which vehicle OEMs and EVSE providers test the compatibility between specific EVs and charging stations. CharIN describes the event as “speed dating” for vehicles and chargers. The 2023 Testival North America, a three-day event hosted by… Read more »

Updated OpenADR communications standard helps utilities manage renewables and EV charging

The OpenADR Alliance has launched a new version of its OpenADR communications standard. OpenADR 3.0 is designed to help utilities, operators, aggregators and customers manage the growing range of distributed energy resources (DERs), which includes renewable generation, stationary energy storage, EV batteries and bidirectional EV charging stations. As an open standard, OpenADR is designed to… Read more »

KEBA and Easelink work to develop automated hands-free conductive charging for EVs at home

Easelink makes a hands-free, automated conductive charging system that is in operation at taxi stands in the company’s native Austria. Earlier this year, Easelink demonstrated its Matrix Charging technology to US industry players. Now Easelink is collaborating with a fellow Austrian firm called KEBA, an EV charger manufacturer that has sold over 500,000 wallboxes around… Read more »

Blink Charging launches V2G-capable EV charger in UK and Ireland

Blink Charging’s EQ 200 Level 2 EV charger, which the company just launched in the UK and Ireland, is one of a new generation of V2G-capable bidirectional chargers. It’s designed to “enable the switch from static EV charging to more dynamic and sustainable energy management as grid technology develops.” The EQ 200’s smart features include… Read more »

Go Eve secures US patent for its multi-EV charging DockChain technology

Anglo-Irish EV charging firm Go Eve has secured a US patent for its DockChain technology. This marks a milestone for the company, which is preparing to enter the US market in early 2024. Go Eve’s DockChain solution enables an existing EV charger to serve multiple vehicles. The patent encompasses various charging systems, including both Level… Read more »

Fermata Energy’s bidirectional EV charger and V2G software platform achieve UL certification

Fermata Energy, a pioneer in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, has earned UL certification for its new FE-20 bidirectional charging system. The FE-20 is now fully certified to UL 9741, the Standard for Bidirectional EV Charging System Equipment and UL 1741-SA, the Standard for Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources,… Read more »

SolarEdge unveils new bidirectional DC-coupled EV charger

SolarEdge Technologies has unveiled a new bidirectional DC EV charger. The new charger will enable solar-powered Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) functionalities, and is expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2024. Based on SolarEdge’s DC-coupled architecture, the new charger enables an EV to be charged directly from a photovoltaic system, with… Read more »

SAE International updates standard for bidirectional EV/charger communication

The SAE International Hybrid Communication and Interoperability Task Force has completed an extensive revision of SAE Standard J2847/2: Communication Between Plug-in Vehicles and Off-Board DC Chargers. This update is the first step towards the goal of enabling EV and charging station providers to use the same communication code for bidirectional DC charging, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)… Read more »

Wallbox bidirectional EV chargers to be offered with Kia EV9

Bidirectional charging is on the way to your driveway, and it will soon allow you to use your EV as backup power for your home, or to save money by taking advantage of utility incentives. Kia now plans to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2, to Kia EV9 buyers, starting in the first… Read more »