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Cable problems crop up as non-Tesla EVs begin charging at US Supercharger sites

Tesla has started to open some Supercharger stations to non-Tesla EV drivers in the US. EV boosters and influencers have been converging on the half-dozen or so “open” stations in the state of New York to test out the system and share some of the good and bad points. In a recent video, Marques Brownlee… Read more »

White House sets reliability standards for federally-funded EV chargers

Please excuse us for beginning this article with a statement that is not news: The public EV charging experience stinks (at least for non-Tesla owners). Drivers complain of poorly-designed charging sites, pointlessly complicated charging procedures, and above all, abysmal reliability. If competition can’t make charge point operators clean up their acts, the lure of government… Read more »

Tesla to open up its US Supercharger network, double the number of chargers

The day when all EVs can use the same DC fast chargers just moved a little closer, as the White House announced that Tesla will move forward with plans to open its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs in the US. (Is that how it works when a company has no PR department?) Tesla, which rolled… Read more »

Wolfspeed and ZF partner to develop silicon carbide semiconductors

Some European feathers have recently been ruffled by the “Buy American” provisions of the US Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Some say the EU needs to respond by increasing its own support of the EV industry in order to meet the threat from Chinese automakers. So it’s encouraging to see two high-tech companies… Read more »

Verifying the origin of EV battery materials at the source: Traceability challenges, Part Two

Q&A with Bureau Veritas’s Stéphane Ponthieux Traceability—the process of documenting the source of a product and the links in its supply chain, has long been important in various industries (aerospace, food, pharmaceuticals). It’s now becoming a hot topic in the EV industry, because the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as well… Read more »

Documenting the EV battery material supply chain: Traceability challenges, Part One

Q&A with OPTEL’s Ken Fallu Traceability is a topic we’re beginning to hear a lot about in the EV industry. The term refers to a process for documenting the source of a product, along with all the links in the supply chain, and it has long been important in various industries. Perhaps the best-known examples… Read more »

Electrification Coalition releases Local Government Playbook for federal EV investments

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act have put a lot of money on the table for deploying charging stations and incentivizing EV purchases. Local governments will play a large role in ensuring that the funds are invested effectively.  To help government agencies get their share of the bounty (and use it wisely), the… Read more »

Volta’s PredictEV planning platform helps local governments site chargers in disadvantaged communities

Volta, which calls itself “a charging and media company,” makes an infrastructure planning platform called PredictEV, which is designed to help state and local governments to identify optimal charger locations in disadvantaged communities. “This analytical capability aligns with the federal government’s Justice40 goal, which seeks to ensure 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain… Read more »

EPA announces first round of grants from Clean School Bus Program—389 school districts in all 50 states

The Clean School Bus Program, part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, makes $5 billion in rebates available over five years for school districts to purchase electric or low-emission school buses. In May, the EPA announced the availability of $500 million for the first installment, but because of the overwhelming demand from school districts across… Read more »

Piedmont Lithium wins $142-million DOE grant for Tennessee lithium project

Piedmont Lithium has been selected to receive a $141.7-million grant from the DOE, one of the first wave of projects aimed at expanding domestic supply of battery raw material funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will support the construction of Piedmont’s Tennessee Lithium project, which has a budget of approximately $600 million and… Read more »