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2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience

If EVs are to replace fossil-fuel vehicles, they need to be able to make long highway trips, which means that DC fast charging needs to be reliable, convenient, affordable and ubiquitous. However, as Charged and other media have often reported, we’re still in the early days of public EV charging, and the user experience often… Read more »

Charged and umlaut partner on EV charging infrastructure testing

Q&A with Hakan Ekmen, Managing Director umlaut US How do the various public fast charging networks compare in terms of reliability, convenience, coverage and price? Charged recently partnered with the German firm umlaut to begin to determine the state of the charging network user experience. After performing a comparative study of network providers in Germany,… Read more »

New Volta Zero electric truck designed for safety and sustainability

Startup Volta Trucks has revealed its first vehicle, a purpose-built fully-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner-city parcel and freight distribution. The new Volta Zero will begin trials with European parcel delivery and logistics companies in the first half of 2021. The company has secured several orders for customer-specific vehicles, which are to be… Read more »

Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, and utilities need to start planning now

Electric buses and trucks are coming. In June, the California Air Resources Board instituted a zero-emission mandate for truck sales—manufacturers must make zero-emission trucks at least 30% of sales by 2030. Following that announcement, 15 states plus DC have said they want all new trucks to be electric by 2050. Granted, such measures are best… Read more »

Swiss highway charging stations to feature ABB energy storage and management

Swiss electric utilities Primeo Energie and Alpiq E-Mobility have opened a pair of highway charging stations in Switzerland that feature battery energy storage and an energy management solution from ABB. Switzerland’s Federal Roads Office hopes to install chargers at approximately 100 motorway rest areas over the next few years. Many of these locations have little… Read more »

Polestar announces partnership with European charging network Plugsurfing

EV startup Polestar has begun production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, and hopes to begin deliveries this summer, starting in Europe and followed by China and North America. Now Polestar has announced a partnership with European public charging network Plugsurfing, which will give Polestar 2 drivers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,… Read more »

Share&Charge launches Open Charging Network for European market

The Share&Charge Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to “enable open innovation for a better electric vehicle charging experience,” has launched its Open Charging Network (OCN), a decentralized e-roaming product for EV charging across different networks. OCN, which uses the e-roaming standard Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI v2.2) protocol, will begin by serving the European… Read more »

Is IONITY’s prodigious price increase designed to steer customers to “mobility services?”

EV advocates cheered the advent of IONITY, a European charging network owned by a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group. The network currently includes 205 DC fast charging stations in 18 European countries, and aims to have 400 in service by the end of 2020. However, the applause has recently been… Read more »

Letter from Italy: Tiny EVs rule, cops get charged

Tourists love Europe for its endless variety: just cross a border and you’ll encounter a different language, different architecture, different food – and a different mix of electric vehicles. On this summer’s trip, I visited Amsterdam, which has a huge variety of electrified transportation options; Switzerland, a car-loving country where Teslas are slowly but surely… Read more »