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Go Eve secures US patent for its multi-EV charging DockChain technology

Anglo-Irish EV charging firm Go Eve has secured a US patent for its DockChain technology. This marks a milestone for the company, which is preparing to enter the US market in early 2024. Go Eve’s DockChain solution enables an existing EV charger to serve multiple vehicles. The patent encompasses various charging systems, including both Level… Read more »

Fermata Energy’s bidirectional EV charger and V2G software platform achieve UL certification

Fermata Energy, a pioneer in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, has earned UL certification for its new FE-20 bidirectional charging system. The FE-20 is now fully certified to UL 9741, the Standard for Bidirectional EV Charging System Equipment and UL 1741-SA, the Standard for Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources,… Read more »

SolarEdge unveils new bidirectional DC-coupled EV charger

SolarEdge Technologies has unveiled a new bidirectional DC EV charger. The new charger will enable solar-powered Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) functionalities, and is expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2024. Based on SolarEdge’s DC-coupled architecture, the new charger enables an EV to be charged directly from a photovoltaic system, with… Read more »

SAE International updates standard for bidirectional EV/charger communication

The SAE International Hybrid Communication and Interoperability Task Force has completed an extensive revision of SAE Standard J2847/2: Communication Between Plug-in Vehicles and Off-Board DC Chargers. This update is the first step towards the goal of enabling EV and charging station providers to use the same communication code for bidirectional DC charging, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)… Read more »

Wallbox bidirectional EV chargers to be offered with Kia EV9

Bidirectional charging is on the way to your driveway, and it will soon allow you to use your EV as backup power for your home, or to save money by taking advantage of utility incentives. Kia now plans to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2, to Kia EV9 buyers, starting in the first… Read more »

EV charging is changing, Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS

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 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… Read more »

Siemens to acquire heavy-duty EV charging specialist Heliox

Electrical giant Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Heliox, a specialist in fleet-oriented fast charging solutions. Heliox is headquartered in the Netherlands, and employs around 330 people. The company makes a number of innovative charging products, including mobile DC fast chargers and bidirectional V2X-capable chargers. Siemens eMobility is part of Siemens Smart Infrastructure. It… Read more »

EcoG and Infineon work to ensure compatibility of bidirectional chargers and EVs

Munich-based tech company EcoG has presented an ISO-compliant bidirectional charging solution which follows charging standards association CharIN’s guidelines. EcoG plans to unveil a pre-integrated reference design for bidirectional charging in addition to EcoG Charge Controllers. Together with partner Infineon, a power semiconductor manufacturer, EcoG is developing a starter kit with an integrated 22 kW converter… Read more »

GM offers details of V2H charging hardware (but no V2H-capable EV yet)

Vehicle-to-home (V2H) charging technology, which enables an EV to serve as a home backup power source, is expected to be a big selling point for automakers. In fact, GM just released some details about its upcoming bidirectional V2H charging hardware, even though it does not yet have any V2H-capable vehicle on offer. The Ultium Home… Read more »