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Adopt a Charger helps to get EV charging installed at public amenities

Public chargers are popping up at more and more locations. The sites are usually chosen for practical and/or financial reasons – areas of high traffic that are convenient to businesses such as restaurants and shopping centers. That’s a good thing, but there’s also a need for charging stations at public places such as parks, museums… Read more »

Michigan offers up to $70,000 in grants to install EV fast chargers

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants of up to $70,000 for the installation of DC fast chargers. Successful applicants must be registered in a local utility-sponsored charging program, and can use their grant money for charger site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees, and signage. Part of the more… Read more »

California to ban time-based billing for EV charging

California’s Office of Administrative Law has approved amendments to its Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Specifications that will eventually ban public charging operators from billing by the minute in the state. The ban will apply to new Level 2 chargers beginning in 2021, and to new DC fast chargers beginning in 2023. Chargers installed before 2021… Read more »

Zeal puts workplace and residential MUD chargers on autopilot

Nikhil Bharadwaj was sitting in his office, pondering his personal mission in life: to solve climate change “without bothering people.” After graduating as an energy engineer from Penn State University, that mission brought him to California, where he led the Transportation Innovation Team for Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services department. For the umpteenth time… Read more »

Lamborghini and MIT patent a new material for supercapacitors

Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have patented a new synthetic material that the carmaker hopes will serve as the technological base for a new generation of supercapacitors. The two organizations began working together in 2017, when they produced the Terzo Millennio concept car. With support from Lamborghini’s Concept Development Department, a research… Read more »

Continuous Solutions upgrades its electric motor lab to military grade

Continuous Solutions, a Portland, Oregon-based engineering firm that specializes in the research and development of ultra high-efficiency electric motors, now functions with military grade environmental testing standard. The company has added a thermal chamber (-160º to 160º C), a dust-exposure chamber and a water-submersion testing tank to its laboratory. The facility has also added a… Read more »

New front in the war against EVs: ferreting out erroneous tax credit claims

Governments often use selective law enforcement to blunt the effects of unwanted policies instituted by previous administrations. Is this what’s going on with an audit of federal EV tax credit claims? The Wall Street Journal reports that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), an arm of the Treasury Department and thus of the… Read more »

BYD selects Milea to distribute electric trucks in New York City

Chinese EV maker BYD has selected Milea Truck as the distributor of its electric trucks in New York City. Milea will offer the full line of BYD’s electric trucks, including: Class 6 and Class 8 Trucks Refuse Collection Trucks Tandem Axle Day Cabs Yard Tractors Refrigerated Box Trucks BYD Director of Business Development John Gerra… Read more »

MIT researchers demonstrate new way to make thin-film lithium-rich ceramic electrolytes

Researchers at MIT have come up with a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, which they say promises faster charging and potentially higher-voltage solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Key to the new technique for processing the solid-state battery electrolyte is alternating layers of the active electrolyte lithium garnet component (LLZO)… Read more »

New Jersey launches partnership to develop EV infrastructure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has launched the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, which aims to develop EV infrastructure throughout the state and register 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The partnership will be led by the state’s Board of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection and Economic Development Authority. Each participating agency will oversee its… Read more »