WattEV to host CharIN event to test ISO 15118 EV charging standard

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is an organization that works to promote standards in the EV charging industry, and one of its roles is bring stakeholders together to test new charging equipment and standards. Now CharIN plans to bring together some 50 manufacturers for a major EV testing event. The Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)… Read more »

EVBox reaches milestone: 500,000 EV charging ports shipped worldwide

EV equipment supplier EVBox reports delivery to date of 500,000 charging ports to customers around the world, reaching what it terms a milestone in its goal of supplying one million ports by 2025. The company offers a variety of products for different use cases, including EVBox Liviqo for commercial and workplace charging, EVBox Livo for… Read more »

Tesla says “No, thanks” to California subsidies for Supercharger projects

Tesla has backed out of a deal under which the company would have received up to $6.4 million in subsidies for four huge Supercharger stations in California, due to a requirement that the chargers incorporate credit/debit card readers. Tesla was awarded the funding last September through the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program Rural Electric… Read more »

Improve EV charging ROI and customer experience by choosing the right fast chargers

Q&A with Tritium Chief Sales Officer David Nicholl. In any industry, savvy manufacturers know that success depends on more than just delivering hardware. The best companies work closely with their customers to help them choose the most cost-effective hardware for their specific needs. The EVSE industry is still young, and charger manufacturers and charge point… Read more »

First round of $2.5 billion in EV charging infrastructure grants now available through CFI program

The Biden administration has provided more details on how the $2.5-billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program will be disbursed over five years. The first round of funding offers up to $700 million in fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The CFI grant program is a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which… Read more »

PG&E provides charging infrastructure for electric ferry

California ferry operator Angel Island plans to convert a vessel that ferries visitors to Angel Island State park to electric drive. The repowered ferry is to begin operation in 2024. PG&E‘s EV Fleet Program will support the installation of charging infrastructure via construction support and financial incentives. The utility plans to bolster electricity transmission to… Read more »

HEVO to collaborate with Stellantis on wireless EV charging

Wireless charging provider HEVO is partnering with Stellantis to integrate wireless charging into Stellantis EVs. HEVO’s wireless charging technology is up to 95% efficient (grid-to-battery), and is compliant with SAE and UL wireless charging standards, according to the company.  HEVO and Stellantis are initially demonstrating Level 2 wireless charging on a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV at… Read more »

How charge management can reduce OpEx and CapEx for EV fleet projects

Q&A with The Mobility House Business Development Manager Sam Hill-Cristol If there’s one topic that everyone in the EV infrastructure field is talking about these days, it’s charge management. As organizations of all sizes electrify their vehicles, they often find that power consumption is a major constraint. Charging stations, especially those that serve large fleets… Read more »

itselectric raises $2.2 million in funding for its behind-the-meter curbside EV chargers

Brooklyn-based startup itselectric has raised $2.2 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The company will use the new funding to focus on the deployment of pilot programs in major cities across the US in 2023. itselectric aims to address the Plight of the Drivewayless—millions of drivers park their cars on… Read more »

Palmer Digital, Samsung and IoTecha unveil new EV charging kiosk with advertising display

Palmer Digital Group, Samsung and IoTecha have partnered to launch a new EV charging kiosk that “offers new opportunities for businesses to visually engage with their customers and generate revenue.”   The new charging kiosk combines Samsung’s video displays, IoTecha’s EV charging technology and Palmer Digital’s integrated solutions. The integrated Samsung OH55A displays can be used… Read more »