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Utrecht plans to be a bidirectional city, turning its EVs into a giant battery

The Dutch city of Utrecht is already pretty green. The rate of car ownership is far lower than in the US. The city boasts the world’s largest bike parking garage and an extensive network of bike lanes, and a new car-free neighborhood for 20,000 people is on the drawing board. Even here, however, cars aren’t… Read more »

Q&A with CharIN North America President: It’s all about interoperability

Interoperability—the ability of products from different manufacturers to work together—is one of the most fundamental enablers of our technological society. From low-tech tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches to digital constructs like computer operating systems, interoperability is critical, and the lack of it is often a roadblock to the adoption of new technologies. As EVs… Read more »

New report assesses the current state of managed charging

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) provides an overview of major developments in the managed charging field, and offers recommendations for designing utility managed charging programs, based on interviews with utility execs and case studies. “The State of Managed Charging in 2021,” which was produced in partnership with several charging industry… Read more »

Lightning eMotors and Ricardo partner to provide commercial EVs to UK customers

Commercial EV manufacturer Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has partnered with Tier 1 supplier Ricardo to assemble commercial EVs for the UK market. Lightning will build fully electric powertrains at its plant in Loveland, Colorado, and ship them to the UK, where Ricardo will assemble and integrate those powertrains into medium-duty commercial fleet vehicles. Ricardo will… Read more »

ABB charges into the future with Formula E

The global electric racing championship Formula E has been a huge success by any measure. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, and Jaguar have embraced the series, which is surely the world’s most prominent showcase for electric vehicle performance. Charged attended the New York City E-Prix in July, and spoke with several execs from EV infrastructure… Read more »

New platform enables EV owners to earn revenue by providing demand response services for the UK grid

Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform, and Flexitricity, an electrical aggregator and demand response specialist, have partnered to provide a new combined grid flexibility service. The companies aim to unlock the energy storage potential of EVs and other in-home devices, providing a valuable balancing resource for the grid which could someday scale to millions of devices…. Read more »

Lightning eMotors partners with Collins Bus to manufacture electric Type A school buses

Commercial vehicle and powertrain specialist Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has partnered with school bus manufacturer Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, to manufacture electric Type A school buses. Type A buses are the smallest type of school buses manufactured in North America, and are based on a cutaway van chassis. Each of the all-electric… Read more »

Rhombus launches serial switching DC fast charger dispenser

Rhombus Energy Solutions’s new RES-D3-CS20 DC fast charger dispenser is now available for immediate ordering. The D3 design allows multiple remote EV charging dispensers to be connected to a single Rhombus power control system (PCS), potentially reducing total EVSE costs for electrified fleets. Most of today’s DC fast charging systems that support remote dispensers have… Read more »

Lightning eMotors and Forest River partner to deploy up to 7,500 electric shuttle buses

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a provider of specialty commercial EVs for fleets, and Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway company, have formed a strategic partnership to deploy up to 7,500 zero-emission shuttle buses.      The $850-million deal calls for Lightning to build fully electric powertrains and provide charging products and services for Forest River over the next… Read more »

AMPLY Power offers EV fleets guaranteed uptime and zero charging challenges

AMPLY Power says its charging as a service model provides 99.9% uptime, critical to scaling EV deployments Fleet charging management may not be the most glamorous segment of the EV industry, but it is emerging as an extremely important component of the future EV ecosystem. As commercial fleets electrify, they are finding that they need… Read more »