GM patent: Electric trucks could charge other EVs during fast-charging, with dual ports

Electric vehicles have the potential to become mobile power banks for our houses and worksites. But as more scenarios become viable, would two ports be better than one? That appears to be something GM has either pondered, or saved for the future, with …

Hyundai Ioniq 5 road-trip charging: Don’t seek out 350-kw connectors, 150 kw might be just as fast

Part of what makes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its close cousin, the Kia EV6, so noteworthy in the market is that they’re capable of taking advantage of 350-kw CCS connectors, and their faster-charging power levels allowed by 800-volt charging system…

Electrify America claims more than five times the charging sessions in 2021 vs. 2020

Electrify America on Monday released a few tidbits of network-usage data from 2021, showing a major uptick in charging sessions over 2020. The company said in a press release that it provided 1.45 million charging sessions in 2021, which is more than f…

Ford F-150 Lightning home power backup system has a price tag, though installation cost will vary

As it gets ready to deliver the first F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks to customers, Ford has confirmed pricing for the trucks’ home backup power system hardware. Customers wanting to use their pickups as a backup power source will first need the…

Tesla stopped including a mobile charger with its vehicles; it’s not the only one

Tesla’s recent move to stop including its mobile charger as standard equipment has raised eyebrows, but Tesla isn’t the automaker to do that recently. Tesla removed the mobile charger, which is a cable with a NEMA 14-50 plug that allows cars to charge …

VW-BP project will add thousands of space-saving “Flexpole” urban fast-chargers in Europe

Volkswagen and oil giant BP on Thursday announced a partnership to install up to 8,000 urban charging stations across Europe by 2024. The project will use VW’s Flexpole 150-kw DC fast-charging stations, which can be installed at low-voltage grid points…

DOE partnership aims to spur US bidirectional charging integration for EVs and infrastructure

The United States Department of Energy and several stakeholders have released a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to spur integration of bidirectional charging for EVs and infrastructure. First spotted by solar-focused PV Magazine, the MOU brings toget…