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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 »

US Postal Service unveils its first electric delivery vehicles and charging stations

What a long, strange trip it’s been. After deliberating about a long-overdue modernization of its vehicle fleet for nearly a decade, the US Postal Service (USPS) spent a couple more years trying to avoid complying with President Biden’s 2021 directive to electrify the federal vehicle fleet (of which USPS’s delivery fleet is the largest part)…. Read more »

Voltera offers a taxonomy of fleet EV charging infrastructure providers

As vehicle fleets electrify, they need help with their charging infrastructure, and an ecosystem of companies is developing to meet the demand. The range of offerings is complex and ever-changing—some companies offer one piece of the charging equation (hardware, installation, operations), while others offer turnkey packages that might include not only EVSE, software and services,… Read more »

Gillig delivers first of 62 battery-electric buses to Florida transit agency

Transit bus OEM Gillig has delivered six Battery Electric buses to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida—the first deliveries under a 5-year contract with Gillig for 62 Battery Electric buses. Each of the 40-foot buses sports 686 kWh of onboard energy storage. PSTA’s investment also includes… Read more »

ChargeSafe aims to make UK public charging sites safer and more accessible

Among the many drawbacks of public charging sites is a perceived lack of security—a feeling familiar to anyone who’s had to use a charger located in a dimly-lit corner of a vast parking lot. SMS, a new UK-based charge point operator, recently published a white paper, “Powering up public EV charging,” that included the results… Read more »

Clenergy EV adds more CPOs to its European e-roaming network, enables touch-free payments

EV charging software provider Clenergy EV has announced multiple new strategic partnerships that will give its customers access to a wider range of public chargers, as well as the option of paying with contactless cards. The new e-roaming partners include Shell Recharge, Total, Ionity, Osprey, ChargePoint, EVBox and Powerdot, among others. Clenergy customers can now… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz opens the first charging hub in its premium US EV charging network

Mercedes-Benz has big plans for its own US charging network, and it aims to deliver a premium charging experience commensurate with the Mercedes brand. Mercedes-Benz HPC North America, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and MN8 Energy (an energy provider that operates 900 renewable energy projects in 28 states), will “set a new standard for fast,… Read more »