Posts Tagged: BTC Power

The EV industry sees problems with California’s proposal to mandate credit card readers for public chargers

In California, there is a controversial plan to require credit card readers on all public charging stations, including retrofitting already installed units. California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act (Senate Bill 454, which passed in 2013) mandates open access to public charging stations – that is, a driver doesn’t have to be a member… Read more »

Electrify America makes second-cycle investment in BTC Power

Thanks to Volkswagen’s former bad habits, Electrify America has $2-billion to invest in EV infrastructure, $800 of that earmarked for California. In order to future-proof its network, EA has wisely divided its investment into four phases. The company is now beginning to announce plans for its second $200-million round of investment in the Golden State,… Read more »

Germany’s innogy acquires EVSE maker BTCPower, with an eye on the US market

EV technology provider innogy e-mobility, a subsidiary of German electric utility Innogy SE, has announced the acquisition of California-based EVSE manufacturer BTCPower. The transaction is expected to provide innogy with a full DC product portfolio for the North American market, as well as access to increased production capabilities. innogy has already successfully collaborated with BTCPower,… Read more »

EVgo opens 800th DC fast charging station in the US

EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public DC fast charging stations, announced that it has officially opened its 800th fast charging station, at SaveMart in Madera, Calif. The location features two DC fast chargers manufactured by BTC Power of Santa Ana, Calif. Each dual-standard charger includes two connectors, CHAdeMo and Combo Charging Standard. EVgo’s network… Read more »

Sensata Technologies introduces micro-fused strain gage for hybrid and EV brake systems

Sensata Technologies, a manufacturer of sensing, electrical protection and power management solutions, is now offering a line of smaller, lighter Micro-fused Strain Gage (MSG) pressure sensors for use in hybrid and EV brake systems. “To ensure traditional braking feel in hybrid and electric vehicles, brake systems require additional pressure sensors,” said Jeff Silveria, Sensata’s Performance… Read more »