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ABB implements “Plug N Charge” in its new DC chargers

So, is it “Plug and Charge,” “Plug & Charge,” or “Plug&Charge?” We’ve seen ‘em all. Come on, folks! This technology is supposed to be all about interoperability. Can we all agree on how to spell the name? Apparently, that will have to wait for a future update of the standard. Charging giant ABB, one of… Read more »

Charge Now for Business offers a turnkey charging solution for European fleets

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) has teamed up with the EVBox Group and The Mobility House to launch a new fleet charging solution in the DACH region (Germany [D], Austria [A] and Switzerland [CH]—get it?). Charge Now for Business features EVBox’s hardware and intelligent Everon software, as well as The Mobility House’s energy management system. The… Read more »

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid

The plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler offers useful all-electric range and great electric torque—if drivers plug it in. Do they? The accelerating pace of electric vehicle launches has brought us to this: The first Jeep in the US to get a plug-in hybrid version is the legendary Wrangler. In Europe, it was smaller… 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 »

ABB delivers chargers for Gridserve Electric Highway charging network

UK charging provider Gridserve is expanding and upgrading its network of public charging stations. The company says its Electric Highway will include coverage for 85 percent of the UK’s motorway network, plus towns and cities across the country. Gridserve will install ABB’s Ultrafast DC and Fast DC chargers at many of its sites. ABB’s Ultrafast… Read more »

Ola Hypercharger Network to offer 100,000 charging points for two-wheel EVs across India

Ola Electric runs a major ride-hailing platform that operates on 3 continents, and it will soon be manufacturing 2-wheeled EVs at its Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu, India. Now the company has revealed plans to provide charging for its upcoming Ola Scooter and other vehicles through the new Ola Hypercharger Network. Ola says its Hypercharger Network… Read more »

Siemens offers a new charge controller and calibration kit for EV charging tech

Siemens offers charging system suppliers a new plug & play solution, which now enables calibration of the Powerline signal level in line with CCS CharIN Association Implementation Guidelines. The solution comprises the company’s Simatic ET 200SP TM ECC PL ST charge controller and its TM ECC CCS calibration kit. When calibrating the signal quality of… Read more »

Efacec expands and upgrades its line of smart chargers

Portuguese charger manufacturer Efacec Power Solutions recently presented several new products and upgrades to existing lines. Efacec’s Level 2 Public Charger offers power levels from 11 kVA to 22 kVA, the ability to charge two EVs at once, smart charging features, over-the-air software updates, and optional payment terminal integration. With the latest generation, the company… Read more »

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

You might not know it to look at them, but these two cars—one Swedish, one Chinese—share underpinnings and a parent company. Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely are very serious about selling cars that plug in. Starting in 2016, the Swedish brand has included plug-in hybrid versions of pretty much every new vehicle it sells… Read more »

Charged and umlaut partner on EV charging infrastructure testing

Q&A with Hakan Ekmen, Managing Director umlaut US How do the various public fast charging networks compare in terms of reliability, convenience, coverage and price? Charged recently partnered with the German firm umlaut to begin to determine the state of the charging network user experience. After performing a comparative study of network providers in Germany,… Read more »