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Chroma releases new software platform for multi-coupler EVSE testing

Chroma, a test and measurement instrumentation company, has released a new software platform that has multi-threaded testing functionality for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) test solutions. PowerPro 5 can simulate up to four vehicles having identical or different communication protocols such as GB/T, CCS or CHAdeMO. The software controls the EVSE to serve multiple connectors… Read more »

Seven automakers unite to create massive new public EV charging network in North America

A lot of folks were doubtless still digesting the details of Tesla’s near-takeover of the North American public EV charging scene—and along comes another blockbuster development on the infrastructure front. Seven of the world’s major automakers—GM, Stellantis, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia and (oddly enough) Honda—have announced plans to form a joint venture to build a… Read more »

Nissan to adopt Tesla’s NACS for Ariya and future EV models

Nissan has reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) beginning in 2025, becoming the first Japanese automaker to do so. This will be the third fast charging standard for Nissan, which used the CHAdeMO standard before switching to CCS in 2020. From 2024, Nissan will make available a NACS… Read more »

Nevada school district orders 15 GreenPower BEAST electric school buses

The Clark County School District in Nevada has ordered 15 GreenPower Type D BEAST electric school buses through vehicle dealership the RWC Group. CCSD is the fifth-largest school district in the country, and it owns and operates some 1,924 buses that transport 125,000 students daily. The district put its first GreenPower Type D BEAST school… Read more »

Yet another benefit for Tesla from opening up its Superchargers

Tesla is opening the gates of its walled garden of Supercharger charging stations, to the cheers of (almost) everyone in the EV industry. The move is good news for EV drivers, who will soon have lots more places to charge. The legacy automakers are insisting it’s good news for them too (we’re not so sure,… Read more »

Nxu exits CharIN, tests a proprietary megawatt EV charging system

As if one standards war (CSS vs Tesla’s NACS) weren’t enough, one company is now developing its own charging standard for heavy-duty EVs. Nxu, a manufacturer of battery cells and packs, says it will soon begin alpha field trials of NxuOne, a proprietary charging solution that can deliver up to 1.5 megawatts of continuous power…. Read more »

Electrify America to add Tesla’s NACS connector to its EV charging stations by 2025

The writing is on the wall, and public charging networks are making plans to add Tesla’s NACS connector to its EV charging stations (or to add more). Electrify America/Electrify Canada, which operates some 850 stations with about 4,000 individual chargers, appears to be taking a more cautious approach than some. The company says it will… Read more »

GM’s Mary Barra says decision to partner with Tesla on charging was customer-driven

As most of the EV media hailed the decision by Ford, GM and other automakers to hitch their charging wagons to the Tesla train, a few contrarians wondered, “What were they thinking?” Well, in a new interview, GM CEO Mary Barra explains just what she and her engineering team were thinking. Speaking with NBC News… Read more »

Volvo joins the Tesla NACS charging club

Volvo Cars has become the latest EV maker to embrace Tesla’s NACS charging system. Volvo “anticipates” that its EV drivers will have access to Tesla’s network of 12,000 North American Superchargers, using an adapter, beginning in the first half of 2024. Future Volvo EVs sold in North America, starting from 2025, will be equipped with… Read more »

ABB e-mobility launches new public and fleet EV charging solutions

ABB e-mobility has announced three new additions to its already extensive North American EV charging portfolio. ABB e-mobility’s Terra 360 all-in-one charger was designed to pack high power into a small footprint, delivering up to 360 kW of power. The UL-certified Terra 360 is equipped with CCS-1 in a dual-outlet configuration that can charge two… Read more »