FreeWire Technologies, a global electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy solutions provider and a manufacturer of ultrafast, battery-integrated EV charging stations and power solutions (earlier post), announced a program to make available battery-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and solutions for Chevron-branded stations. This will include both Chevron’s company-owned stations... Read more →


Transportation is now the largest source of carbon emissions in the US. To address this, the federal and state governments are accelerating incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and their infrastructures to shift away from fossil fuels, funding a massive shift to EV fast charging and hydrogen refueling. ZEV Station... Read more →


Hertz and bp signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of EV charging stations powered by bp pulse, bp’s global electrification and charging solution brand. Last week, Hertz announced it plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop EVs over... Read more →


California receiving initial $56M from NEVI program for charging stations; $384M over five years

California has the green light to start using federal infrastructure funding to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the state’s interstates and highways following the recent federal approval of a joint plan by Caltrans and California Energy Commission. The US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s signoff on the... Read more →


Israel-based GenCell Energy, a provider of hydrogen and ammonia to power fuel cell solutions, launched GenCell EVOX, a new off-grid EV charging solution that leverages alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen and ammonia to power technologies. The solution has been designed to resolve range anxiety and grid limitations by generating green, grid-independent,... Read more →


Stable, an EV charging data analysis platform, has now used its proprietary prediction software to analyze 70 million data points for prospective charging site locations across the US, and has also completed its Series A funding round. Lead investor Congruent Ventures is joined by Homecoming Capital and Ironspring Ventures this... Read more →


The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the approval—ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program (earlier post)—of 35 Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plans from States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With this early approval, these states can now unlock more... Read more →


ABB expands EV charger manufacturing in US

ABB E-mobility, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, today announced new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The multi-million dollar investment will increase production of electric vehicle chargers, including Buy America Act compliant ones, and create more than 100 jobs. The new facility will be capable of producing... Read more →


Electrify America plans to install 30 electric fleet-dedicated chargers paired with battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the Port of Long Beach, California, as part of Electrify America’s $25-million “Green City” investment in the region at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Teaming with trucking company 4 Gen... Read more →


TeraWatt Infrastructure has secured more than $1 billion of institutional capital to support the buildout of its fleet-focused charging centers and operations. Funds managed by Vision Ridge Partners have invested in TeraWatt alongside existing investors Keyframe Capital and Cyrus Capital, both of which have increased their commitments to the company.... Read more →


Magna invests $77M in Yulu; creates battery-swapping service company

Magna is expanding into the fast-growing micromobility market by investing $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified shared mobility provider, and creating a battery-swapping service company. Yulu deploys shareable, low-speed, electric two-wheelers to facilitate accessible, sustainable urban mobility in India. As part of the agreement, Magna will have a stake... Read more →


BMW Group introducing Plug & Charge with support for multiple charging contracts in car

The BMW Group is introducing multi-contract Plug & Charge functionality to its line-up. From mid-2023, a Plug&Charge function will be available in the first BMW models, enabling customers to charge electricity at public charging points without having to use a charging card or app. The authentication required to start the... Read more →


Shell chooses Driivz’s EV charging and smart energy management platform for European buildout

Israel-based Driivz announced that Shell has selected the Driivz EV charging and smart energy management platform to help accelerate the build out of new charging locations in more than 10 European countries, supporting Shell’s ambition to operate more than 500,000 charge points globally by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030. Initially,... Read more →


Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Hartmut Höppner, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), took their first ride in the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train and then demonstrated the train’s refueling procedure using a mobile hydrogen fueling... Read more →


Cornell team receives $8.3M for fuel cell and battery research from VW class action settlement

Professor Héctor D. Abruña, the E. M. Chamot Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) at Cornell University, has been awarded $8.3 million to further his group’s research related to fuel cells and advanced battery technologies. The funding comes from... Read more →


Nissan, working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid services provider, has approved the first bi-directional charger for use with the Nissan LEAF in the US. With Nissan’s approval, along with its UL 9741 certification for bi-directional charging systems, the Fermata Energy FE-15 charger has passed key requirements from Nissan, and has... Read more →


£20M joint government and private funding to deliver 1,000+ EV chargepoints across England

A new pilot project backed by £20 million (US$23 million) of UK government and industry funding will deliver more than 1,000 public chargepoints in selected areas across England. Through the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme, local authorities and industry are working together to create new, commercial EV charging infrastructure... Read more →


Battery swap stations are Nio’s signature replenishment facility, and it is currently the only company offering such models to the general consumer. There are also other companies in China that offer models with battery swap support, but for the taxi market. Nio has 1071 swap stations in China as of... Read more →


Rocsys joins ROCIN-ECO robotic charging consortium with IONITY, AUDI, TÜV SÜD, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, AVL & Huber+Suhner

Rocsys, the first provider of autonomous charging solutions powered by robotics and artificial intelligence (earlier post), has joined ROCIN-ECO, a consortium with IONITY, Audi, TÜV SÜD, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, AVL, and Huber+Suhner. The new consortium aims to find the optimal concept for enabling carefree e-mobility across Europe. The vision... Read more →


Department of Interior awards initial $560M to 24 states to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells

The Department of the Interiorawarded an initial $560 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. Eligible states have indicated that there are more than 10,000 high-priority well sites across the country ready for immediate remediation... Read more →


Tritium DCFC Limited opened its first US-based EV fast charger manufacturing facility, located in Lebanon, Tennessee. The facility will employ more than 500 Tennesseans over the next five years. Tritium’s Tennessee facility will initially produce the company’s award-winning RTM fast charger, and is expected to start production on the PKM150... Read more →


Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (CE&IG), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, announced multiple contracts to provide more than a dozen Hydrogen Fueling Stations (HFS) to customers in California and South Korea. These stations, intended to be operational between Q4 2023 and Q2... Read more →


Filton Systems Engineering and Fabrum support GKN Aerospace on liquid hydrogen fuel systems for aviation

New Zealand-based Fabrum, a leader in zero-emissions transition and fluid systems engineering company Filton Systems Engineering (FSE) have joined forces with GKN Aerospace to help shift aviation towards hydrogen flight with end-to-end hydrogen fuel system technology. GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier; with 38 manufacturing... Read more →


In 2021, the Electrify America charging network registered more than 1.45 million customer charging sessions in Canada and the US—five times the customer charging sessions over 2020. In January 2021, Electrify America launched a Roaming EV Test Fleet program to conduct intensive field tests of the network. The company deploys... Read more →


Duke Energy partnering with Ford in V2G pilot

Duke Energy and Ford Motor Company are partnering on a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot. Duke Energy has filed for North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approval of a new demand response pilot program expected to launch in 2023 for customers in the Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) service area. Pilot incentives will reduce... Read more →


Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy announced that the first Vehicle to Grid (V2G) program connected to NYC’s grid is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse. Revel, a Brooklyn-based electric mobility and infrastructure company, partnered with V2G and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) provider Fermata Energy and clean energy developer NineDot... Read more →


Ford F-150 Lightning owners receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations to kick-start their electric vehicle experience with Ford. This included charging benefit is available solely to F-150 Lightning retail customers. Standard pricing for Electrify America DC fast charging varies by location;... Read more →


SMUD running EV charging pilot program with BMW, Ford and GM

SMUD, the US’ sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, announced the Managed Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Pilot, a new electric vehicle program with BMW of North America, Ford and General Motors. Managed EV Charging will make it easier for customers to switch to an EV. The pilot will help EV... Read more →


IKEA US and Electrify America to install ultra-fast public and fleet charging at more than 25 IKEA retail locations

IKEA US announced a collaboration with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial to bring ultra-fast public charging stations and delivery fleet electric vehicle (EV) charging to more than 25 IKEA retail locations throughout the US. This joint effort will enable IKEA US to quadruple its total number of EV chargers, which... Read more →


Siemens and MAHLE intend to collaborate on inductive charging for EVs

Siemens and MAHLE intend to collaborate in the field of inductive charging of electric vehicles, and have signed a letter of intent to this effect. One aspect of the planned cooperation includes coordinated standardization efforts in the relevant pre-standardization and standardization bodies. The goal is to close gaps to ensure... Read more →


Volvo Cars, in cooperation with Starbucks Corporation, announced the first Starbucks stores where new electric vehicle (EV) chargers, powered by ChargePoint, will be available to customers and members of the public. Four chargers at the first Starbucks location in Provo, Utah (East Bay – University & 9th, 979 S University... Read more →


Moscow is now actively developing its charging infrastructure for electric buses. Currently there are 202 charging structure in the city; Moscow will install another 115 ultra-fast charging stations for electric buses. Ultra-fast charging stations for Moscow electric buses. The electric buses can be fully charged in 6-10 minutes—enough to ride... Read more →


Iberdrola and bp to collaborate to accelerate EV fast charging infrastructure and green hydrogen production; up to €1B investment in charging

Iberdrola and bp intend to form a strategic collaboration to expand fast EV public charging infrastructure significantly as well as to develop large-scale green hydrogen production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK. Accelerating EV fast charging. Iberdrola and bp plan to form a joint venture that intends to invest... Read more →


ConnectDER, the developer of a meter collar that integrates between the home’s electric meter socket and the meter itself, will supply Siemens with a proprietary plug-in adapter for electric vehicle chargers. The new device will enable electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge EVs by connecting chargers directly through the meter... Read more →


California-based ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is partnering with Charge Across Town and the State of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at multifamily properties such as apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state. Providing EV charging infrastructure at multifamily buildings will make it easier... Read more →


NTT Anode Energy Corporation announced a joint research and development project to study safety measures for the mass transportation of hydrogen through existing pipeline infrastructure. The study, being performed in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Toyota Tsusho is expected to contribute to the... Read more →


Mercedes-Benz Trucks, together with its project partner, the services division of Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers near the Application Information Center (BIC) in Wörth am Rhein. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can now test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers as... Read more →


Cornell team develops framework for incorporating wireless charging road system into real-time electricity market

Researchers at Cornell have developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporating a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market. In addition, they propose an optimization-based control strategy to manage the energy storage system in a cost-efficient manner. Their paper is published in the journal Applied Energy. Wireless... Read more →


Bosch released two new electric vehicle (EV) chargers: the EV300 Level 2 EV Charging Station and EV3000 DC Fast Charger. Both chargers were created to provide a more affordable charging option without compromising safety and charging capabilities. The EV300 and EV3000 are fully UL and cUL compliant to ensure the... Read more →


Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe form JV to build European network of hydrogen refueling stations: JET H2 Energy

Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe have closed on a 50-50 joint venture to set up and operate a network of hydrogen refueling retail sites in Germany, Austria and Denmark. JET H2 Energy Austria GmbH (JET H2 Energy), the joint venture between subsidiaries Phillips 66 Limited and H2 Energy Europe... Read more →


To accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs, increase access to charging and help enable long-distance electric travel of people and vehicles across the US, GM and Pilot Company (Pilot and Flying J) are collaborating on a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo... Read more →


Volkswagen commissions fast-charging park with 570 kWh of second-life MEB cell modules

At the Zwickau vehicle plant, Volkswagen commissioned the first fast-charging park in Saxony supplied with energy largely from a power storage container (PSC). The PSC is an electricity storage unit and consists of 96 cell modules with a net capacity of 570 kWh. The advantage is that fast-charging infrastructure can... Read more →


Volvo Trucks North America, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center are partnering to develop a publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (MHD EV) charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. With an award... Read more →


The board of directors of Beglian transportation operator De Lijn has approved the implementation of an €11.2-million integrated charging and depot management system from German supplier PSI eBus. This software package will play a crucial role in steering the e-buses’ charging processes and all movements of all buses in their... Read more →


TRATON GROUP, Daimler Truck and Volvo Group kick off European charging infrastructure JV

The TRATON GROUP, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group completed the final step in forming the previously announced joint venture for charging infrastructure in Europe. (Earlier post.) The new joint venture, with Anja van Niersen as appointed CEO, is expected to have a significant role in supporting the European Union’s... Read more →


PG&E and Tesla launch virtual power plant pilot

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla Inc. have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. PG&E is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square... Read more →


Battery-swapping technology aims to address the shortcomings of conductive fast-charging. These include long dwell times, high power demand from the grid, availability and reliability issues, and the need for end-users to deal with heavy cables, dirty connectors, and buggy user interfaces. In a new report, “Battery Swapping for Electric Vehicles... Read more →


The Volkswagen Group and Siemens are investing $450 million in Electrify America, with a post-money valuation of $2.45 billion. Through its financing arm Siemens Financial Services (SFS), Siemens becomes a minority shareholder in Electrify America with a low triple-digit million USD investment and will hold a seat on the board.... Read more →


Since last year, a Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck fuel-cell prototype has been undergoing intensive testing both on the in-house test track and on public roads. Daimler Truck is now putting another prototype into operation to test the use of liquid hydrogen. Political support for the development program comes from Daniela Schmitt,... Read more →


Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Airbus and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide. The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from... Read more →