Posts Tagged: EV Connect

EV Connect secures $12 million to scale cloud-based charging network software

EV Connect, which builds cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has closed a $12-million Series B funding round, led by Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. This funding round brings the total capital raised by EV Connect to over $25 million. EV Connect is based on international open standards, so customers can… Read more »

EV Connect and GM aim to enhance Bolt drivers’ charging experience

EV Connect and GM will partner to improve the charging experience of Chevrolet Bolt drivers by providing real-time charging station data, including updates on the status of chargers. The data will be used in future versions of the myChevrolet app. Jordan Ramer, founder and CEO of EV Connect, said, “For society to fully realize all the benefits… Read more »

EV Connect to build charging infrastructure for Michigan utility DTE Energy

EV Connect is now a qualified EV charging infrastructure provider under the Charging Forward program from Michigan-based utility DTE Energy. As part of the program, EV Connect will offer chargers to DTE customers and help integrate EV charging loads with DTE’s distribution system. DTE’s Charging Forward program sets aside $10 million to build out approximately… Read more »

EV Connect launches EV charging station certification program

EV Connect, a company that provides cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has launched a certification program for EV charging station manufacturers. The EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program allows manufacturers to remotely self-certify and complete most of the steps required for certification. The EVCS Certification Program ensures hardware compliance with the Open Charge Point… Read more »

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 »

EV Connect closes $8-million financing round

EV Connect, a provider of charging solutions including a cloud-based network management platform, has closed an $8-million financing round, led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company will use the new funds to accelerate the deployment of its EV Cloud management platform in the US, advance its integration with utility grid systems and expand into new… Read more »

CNG fueling provider Trillium expands into EV charging

Trillium CNG, a provider of CNG fueling solutions, is expanding into EV charging, and dropping the “CNG” from its name (but not yet from its service offerings). Trillium has formed a partnership with EV Connect to install EV charging infrastructure at three Love’s Travel Stops stores in California. The charging sites will feature DC fast… Read more »

EV Connect to install 200 new charging ports in New York State

EV Connect offers a cloud-based software platform for managing EV charging. The company recently won a $1.4-million contract funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to install and manage 200new charging ports at 50 locations. EV Connect will manage the charging stations, host locations, electric utility interaction and the driver… Read more »

EV Connect wins contract to install and manage 300 charging stations in New York State

EV Connect, provider of a cloud-based charging station management platform, has won a $4-million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 Level 2 charging stations throughout New York State, in addition to 100 charging stations the company is already managing under a 2013 agreement. For this expanded program,… Read more »

California Energy Commission approves $9 million in grants for highway fast chargers

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $9 million in grants to four companies – Chargepoint, EV Connect, NRG EV Services and Recargo – for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state highways. The companies will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and… Read more »