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Eaton’s EV chargers meet California’s CTEP requirements for transparent billing

Intelligent power management company Eaton has announced that its Green Motion EV chargers are certified to meet the California Type Evaluation Program (CTEP) requirements for transparent billing practices. CTEP is a certification program from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) created to ensure that weighing and measuring devices operate correctly…. Read more »

The 24/7 diner is part of the American Road Trip—and maybe an ideal site for a NEVI public EV charging station

As states begin to award National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program funding, what kinds of sites are getting most of the grants for public EV charging stations? So far, winners include gas stations and convenience store chains—and a Tennessee Waffle House. Tennessee has $88 million in NEVI money to dole out over 5 years. In… Read more »

Solar-powered public EV fast charging station unveiled in Westchester County, New York

Sustainable Westchester, a renewable energy provider and advocacy group, recently unveiled a new EV fast charging station powered entirely by solar energy. The Sunshine to EV project, located at Sustainable Westchester’s Mount Kisco, New York headquarters, includes an 85 kW solar photovoltaic array, a 180 kWh on-site storage battery, and twin Jule 75 kW DC… Read more »

White House clarifies (sort of) EV tax credit eligibility rules for foreign companies

The Buy American provisions of the  Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have been the topic of much speculation and more than a little controversy. Now the Biden Administration has issued a set of rules for determining which foreign entities of concern (FEOC) are not eligible for EV-related tax credits and other subsidies. The… Read more »

Researchers develop cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

A team including University of Tokyo researchers has presented a viable alternative to cobalt metal that it says can outperform current lithium-ion battery (LIB) chemistry. The researchers claim that the new electrodes and electrolyte are cobalt-free, improve battery chemistry, and last for many recharge cycles. The new LIBs can deliver 4.4 V, compared to the… Read more »

California solicits applications for $40 million in NEVI EV charging grants

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced a competitive solicitation for up to $40,500,000 in grant funds for DC fast EV charging infrastructure projects. Interested parties can submit applications for grants before the deadline of January 26, 2024. (The CEC’s application page contains a lengthy list of documents explaining how to apply.) The California Department… Read more »

The lowly refuse truck offers the perfect use case for electrification

Q&A with Mack Trucks’ Scott Barraclough Most followers of tech trends probably think of electric vehicles as luxury performance cars, but here at Charged, we get just as excited about commercial vehicles. As regular readers know, the electrification of trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles is quickly picking up, driven by both regulation and technological developments…. Read more »

Seven automakers unite to create massive new public EV charging network in North America

A lot of folks were doubtless still digesting the details of Tesla’s near-takeover of the North American public EV charging scene—and along comes another blockbuster development on the infrastructure front. Seven of the world’s major automakers—GM, Stellantis, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia and (oddly enough) Honda—have announced plans to form a joint venture to build a… Read more »