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Ryder deploys its first BrightDrop electric vans

Ryder has introduced its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans to its rental fleets at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas and New York.  Earlier this year, Ryder announced plans to add 4,000 of the vans to its inventory through 2025. The first 200 were ordered this year. “Ryder’s aim is to continue to… Read more »

Hyundai offers EV customers complimentary charger and installation assistance

For a limited time, Hyundai is offering customers who buy or lease selected new models a complimentary ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger and up to $600 off installation through Electrum using Hyundai Home Marketplace. The offer is subject to conditions, and applies to the 2023 or 2024 IONIQ 5, 2023 or 2024 IONIQ 6… Read more »

ComEd, Millennium Garages to install 300 EV chargers at Chicago charging hub

Illinois utility ComEd is working with Millennium Garages to deploy 300 EV chargers at the downtown Chicago parking complex by 2026. ComEd recently cut the ribbon on the first 100 EV chargers, and has awarded $200,000 in energy efficiency incentives to support Millennium Garages in lowering its energy usage. “ComEd is committed to working with… Read more »

ubitricity to deploy 1,050 public EV charge points in Southwest London

UK EV charging network ubitricity, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, has been appointed by the councils of the London boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth to install and maintain a network of 1,050 public EV charge points. There will be 525 in each borough. “The current surge in EV sales is driving increased demand for charging… Read more »

Be.EV to deploy thousands of new EV charge points in the UK

London is a very charged city these days, but EV advocates point  out that other areas of the UK are sadly lacking in charging infrastructure. EV charging network operator Be.EV aims to address this situation, deploying thousands of new charge points across the UK, many of them in the Midlands. The company, which is backed… Read more »

EV charging is changing, Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms

Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for… Read more »

J.D. Power study finds declining satisfaction with public EV charging

Public dissatisfaction with the reliability of public EV charging isn’t news, but now market analysis powerhouse J.D. Power has put some current numbers to the trend. J.D. Power’s U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Public Charging Study, now in its third year, measures EV owners’ satisfaction with both Level 2 and DC public charging stations. Satisfaction… Read more »

How big is the threat of hacking public EV chargers?

As regular Charged readers know, most folks in the EV charging field believe chargers should be online, for many reasons—remote diagnostics, user information, participation in V2G applications, etc. However, anything that’s hooked up to the net can potentially be hacked, and EVSE is no exception. A recent Wired article recounted several recent incidents in which… Read more »

Winners and losers emerge as the Tesla charging bandwagon gathers speed

In a decade of covering the EV industry, I can’t recall ever seeing such immediate and near-universal praise for any development as I have for the news that Ford and GM will partner with Tesla to give their EVs access to the Supercharger network. The news broke in two waves, each of which swamped the… Read more »