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California Energy Commission awards $6 million for EV charging and V2G projects

The California Energy Commission has approved three alternative fuel infrastructure projects totaling more than $6 million. The investments, which were funded through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), include: EV charging: Ten grants totaling more than $3.5 million for 181 EV charging stations to be installed along California highway corridors, and… Read more »

Ideal Power’s battery converters to be used in DoD V2G project

Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) has received a purchase order for ten of its 30 kW battery converters from Coritech Services, a provider of custom engineering solutions for EV charging. Coritech intends to install the converters in its bi-directional charging system for use in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications for the Department of Defense (DoD). The US… Read more »

Tom Gage on ZEV mandates, Tesla’s early days, BMW’s EV commitment and V2G tech

Q&A with the EV trailblazer Tom Gage Tom Gage is one of America’s true EV pioneers. He’s perhaps best known as one of the designers of the tzero electric sports car that provided the inspiration for the Tesla Roadster. However, that is far from his only contribution to the electric mobility field. Charged recently caught up… Read more »

SwRI V2G system lets fleet operators sell services to the grid

Supply and demand across an electrical grid vary continuously, but AC frequency levels must be maintained within a narrow range. Electric utilities perform frequency regulation services by adding or removing generators and load resources as needed. In the future, fleets of EVs equipped with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability could perform this necessary service much more quickly… Read more »

Honda joins V2G demo project

Honda has joined a demonstration project for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology aimed at providing energy storage to the electrical grid while providing a financial incentive to EV drivers. Partners in the ev2g project include: the University of Delaware; NRG Energy; BMW, which is providing 15 MINI Es; Milbank Manufacturing, which is providing charging stations based on… Read more »

IoTecha and Software République collaborate to produce Mobilize Powerbox

US-based EV charging services and technology company IoTecha has partnered with French EV open ecosystem developer Software République to inaugurate a production line for the Mobilize Powerbox, a smart bidirectional Level 2 EV charger manufactured by French producer Lacroix. Software République was founded in 2021 by Dassault Systèmes, Eviden, Orange, Renault Group, STMicroelectronics and Thales…. Read more »

Renault launches its Master E-Tech electric van

Renault has introduced the Master E-Tech electric van, which is scheduled to be available in Europe in spring of this year.  The vehicle is offered with a choice of two motor/battery pack combinations. One variant sports a 96 kW motor, a 40 kWh battery pack and a WLTP range of approximately 180 km. The other… Read more »

The Mobility House to lead project to provide electric school bus bidirectional charging infrastructure

The Clean Transportation Program of the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $2.9-million grant to a project team led by California V2G technology company The Mobility House for the installation of 12 bidirectional chargers at four California schools in the Pittsburg, Fremont and Napa unified school districts. The Replicable V2X Deployment for Schools (RVXDS)… Read more »

Zūm raises $140 million for electric school bus platform 

California-based student transportation services company Zūm has completed a $140-million Series E funding round led by Singapore-based global investment firm GIC. UK-headquartered decarbonization investor Climate Investment and existing investors including Sequoia and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 also participated.  This latest round brings Zūm’s total funding to $350 million. The new funding will be used to… Read more »

Battery-integrated chargers offer a cure for America’s weak electric infrastructure

Q&A with Alex Urist, Vice President of XCharge North America Battery storage, once considered a nifty additional feature for large-scale charging infrastructure projects, is steadily becoming de rigueur for public and commercial charging deployments of all sizes. Adding batteries to the system offers several benefits: coupled with on-site generation, it allows charging to be offered… Read more »