Ford Motor Company reached an agreement with Tesla Motors that will provide Ford electric vehicle customers access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the US and Canada—doubling the number of fast-chargers available to Ford EV customers—starting Spring 2024. A Tesla-developed adapter will provide Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and... Read more →

In Germany, RWE and the Westfalen Group will work together to supply green hydrogen for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Through a joint venture, RWE and Westfalen aim to develop a hydrogen fuel station infrastructure in Germany for heavy commercial vehicles in particular. Up to 70 hydrogen fuel stations will be in place... Read more →

DOE announces $187M to support electrification of transportation sector

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $99.5-million funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0002893) in addition to the selection of 45 projects totaling $87 million from a FY 2022 funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0002611) to advance production of next-generation electric vehicle (EV) technologies, train the future electrified transportation workforce, and support the equitable... Read more →

DOE–DOT Joint Office of Energy and Transportation launches $51M funding opportunity and consortium to improve EV charging

The DOE–DOT Joint Office of Energy and Transportation announced a $51-million Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate the electrification of the nation’s transportation sector and spur private sector investments in clean transportation. The administration also today announced the launch of the National Charging... Read more →

Ample unveiled its second-generation battery swapping station; the new system—with double the robotics and running many operations in parallel—decreases the swap time from 10 to 5 minutes. A whole platform raises the car, allowing passengers to come in and out of the car as a swap is in progress. Approaching... Read more →

Rheinmetall, the City of Cologne and TankE GmbH have embarked on a pilot project to install curbstone charger infrastructure in public streets. (Earlier post.) The objective of the project is to integrate and pilot test Rheinmetall curbstone chargers in two different parts of the city to validate their acceptance and... Read more →

PG&E and BMW of North America start V2X testing in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and BMW of North America (BMW) are collaborating to test how vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology can serve as a solution to offset growing demand on the power grid, improve reliability for electric customers, and maximize the usage of renewable energy. In addition, V2X technology could... Read more →

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the near-term charging and refueling infrastructure needs for zero-emission Class 4-8 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV) at the national and sub-national levels. Charger needs in 2025 and 2030 are projected based on zero-emission vehicle market growth, and priority... Read more →

ABB E-mobility and Scania successfully undertake first test of ABB megawatt charging system (MCS)

Scania has successfully installed and tested a pilot megawatt charging system (MCS) from ABB E-mobility, representing the next milestone in the development of an efficient, high power charging solution for heavy-duty vehicles. The technology will enable half the charging time for heavy-duty vehicles. MCS (max 1,250 volt & 3,000 ampere... Read more →

Nikola and Voltera enter into a definitive strategic partnership on hydrogen station infrastructure; funding for up to 50 stations

Nikola Corporation and Voltera, a provider of critical infrastructure necessary to support the full decarbonization of transportation, announced a definitive agreement to develop the hydrogen fueling infrastructure required to support Nikola’s deployment of its innovative zero-emissions vehicles. Through this strategic partnership agreement, Nikola and Voltera plan to develop up to... Read more →

Plug Power unveils stationary high-power fuel cell system for charging commercial electric fleets

Plug Power unveiled a new high-power stationary fuel cell system for charging commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleets. Plug’s standard 18,000-gallon liquid hydrogen tank combined with its new megawatt-scale PEM fuel cell solution can provide more than 60 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy—enough to charge more than 600 EVs. Operators deploying... Read more →

InCharge Energy has launched its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) DC fast charger portfolio. The ICE-22 V2X, ICE-44 V2X and ICE-66 V2X chargers provide fleet operators with chargers that optimize operations, increase cost efficiencies while supporting grid stability and enable them to qualify for electric vehicle (EV) grant funds that include a vehicle-to-grid... Read more →

One of the challenges of constructing a global hydrogen economy is hydrogen transportation by sea. A new approach developed by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and international colleagues proposes using solid air (nitrogen or oxygen) as a medium for recycling cooling energy across... Read more →

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Alternatives, through a fund managed by its Climate Infrastructure business, (BlackRock), announced Greenlane, the name of their joint venture (earlier post) to design, develop, install and operate a US nationwide, high-performance zero-emission public charging and hydrogen fueling network for medium-... Read more →

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, unveiled its vision for the Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub, which will transform the company’s distribution center into the focal point of its electrified fleet. One of the first electric vehicle hubs of its kind, the Riverside project is a foundational step toward Sysco’s... Read more →

itselectric, a Brooklyn-based electric vehicle curbside charging company, announced a strategic partnership with Hyundai CRADLE and New York City Economic Development Corporation to demonstrate curbside EV charging specifically built for cities. The EV chargers will be the first compact, durable, and user-friendly charge post featuring a fully detachable charging cord... Read more →

The US Postsl Service (USPS) is embarking on a massive electrification of its fleet. In March, the USPS awarded a contract for 9,250 Ford E-Transit battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as well as initial orders for more than 14,000 charging stations to be deployed at Postal Service facilities. (Earlier post.) Overall,... Read more →

Proterra launches cloud-based EV fleet charging software platform with Delaware Transit Corporation

Proterra announced the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operator of DART transit services, as its first customer to operate Proterra’s new fully-integrated fleet and energy management software platform, Valence. Valence is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform designed to optimize commercial electric vehicle fleet deployments. Valence provides a comprehensive suite of solutions to... Read more →

Independent research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy estimates that there are about 91 planned hydrogen pipeline projects in the world, totaling 30,300 kilometers and due to come online by around 2035. Today, more than 4,300 kilometers already exists for hydrogen transportation with more than 90% located in Europe and... Read more →

Chart Industries, a leading global engineering design and manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas markets, and Nikola Corporation executed a strategic collaboration agreement including liquid hydrogen storage tanks, transport trailers, and the development of new mobile and modular hydrogen refueling stations... Read more →

bp pulse and Uber team up on driver charging

bp and Uber announced a new global mobility agreement which will see the companies work together to help accelerate Uber’s commitment to become a zero-tailpipe emissions mobility platform in the US, Canada and Europe by 2030 and globally by 2040. The agreement, thought to be an industry first between a... Read more →

A new hydrogen compressor developed at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) can improve the efficiency and reliability of hydrogen compression used in the refueling of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The SwRI-developed linear motor-driven reciprocating compressor (LMRC) is designed to compress hydrogen as a fuel source for FCEVs and other hydrogen-powered... Read more →

European Council and Parliament provisionally agree to Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation; more recharging and refueling stations

The European Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR). The objective of the proposed regulation is threefold: To ensure that there is a sufficient infrastructure network for recharging or refueling road vehicles or ships with alternative fuels; to provide... Read more →

CALSTART launches California light-duty EV charging infrastructure incentives project; $30M first wave

CALSTART launched Communities in Charge, an incentives project funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program, and supported in partnership with GRID Alternatives and Tetra Tech. This incentives project is designed to transform electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility and accelerate the market with the rapid installation of light-duty electric... Read more →

CATL and HGP establish partnership to facilitate up to 5 GWh of battery energy storage systems; 450 MWh in Texas to start

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a global leader of new energy innovative technologies, and HGP Storage, LLC (HGP), a company specializing in the development of advanced battery energy storage systems (BESS), announced an agreement on the supply of more than 450 MWh of BESS. Both parties have also agreed... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an automatic charging robot (ACR) for electric vehicles (EV). The ACR for EVs is a one-arm robot capable of plugging a cable into an EV’s charging port and removing it again once charging is complete. The ACR will help to make EV-charging easier and more... Read more →

MIT study finds workplace charging and delayed home charging can mitigate electricity demand and cost

Large-scale deployment of battery electric vehicle (BEV) and photovoltaic (PV) electricity technologies could raise electricity costs by increasing peak evening electricity demand and causing overgeneration of electricity during midday. A new study by MIT researchers examines these risks and how they amplify or mitigate each other. The researchers used data... Read more →

Blink Charging, a manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, was awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sell up to 41,500 EV charging units to support EV charging infrastructure for the USPS as part... Read more →

A pre-print study by European environmental scientists assesses the direct impact of the recent sabotage of the undersea Nord Stream pipelines on marine ecosystem. The explosions that ripped open the gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last September released more than 100,000 tonnes of methane—which was widely covered in the... Read more →

Chart Industries and ZEV Stations executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling the two companies to collaborate on novel deployment for US-based, multimodal hydrogen stations with Chart equipment. Working together, the companies’ goal is development of fast-fuel multiple modes for heavy-duty transportation at the same station, uniting different standards of... Read more →

First round of $700M in funding from $2.5B Charging and Fueling Infrastructure program opens

The first round of funding of up to $700M from the US Department of Transportation’s new $2.5-billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program has opened. The $700 million is allocated for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 and 2023 to deploy EV charging and other alternative vehicle-fueling infrastructure projects strategically... Read more →

Universal Hydrogen in collaboration to study green hydrogen supply and logistics solutions for Japanese airlines

Universal Hydrogen (earlier post) has formed a collaboration with three Japan-based companies to study—and ultimately to develop—a green hydrogen supply and logistics solution that will enable Japanese airlines to scale their utilization of hydrogen-powered aircraft in the very near-term. Collectively, Universal Hydrogen alongside Sojitz Corporation, Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc., and... Read more →

bp pulse, one of the leading rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging networks in the UK and APCOA Parking Group, the UK’s leading provider of tailored parking solutions with an established presence in Europe, have signed a strategic pan-European frame agreement to open more than 100 EV fast charging hubs... Read more →

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) officially launched China’s first methanol-to-hydrogen and hydrogen refueling service station in Dalian, China. An upgrade from the previous fueling station offering oil, gas, hydrogen, electric charging services, the integrated complex can produce 1,000 kilograms of hydrogen a day, with a purity of 99.999%. Sinopec’s... Read more →

HEVO to collaborate with Stellantis on wireless EV charging

HEVO Inc., a provider of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, and Stellantis are partnering to integrate wireless charging into Stellantis EVs. Wireless charging is designed to increase simplicity and safety, while removing operational friction associated with cord management. HEVO’s technology is up to 95% efficient (grid-to-battery) and is compliant... Read more →

FHWA publishes final standards for federally funded EV charging infrastructure projects; waiver of Buy America requirements for EV chargers

The US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published the final minimum standards for federally funded EV charging infrastructure projects. FHWA also released the final Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers. These standards will help to ensure that chargers operated by different networks will operate similarly and provide... Read more →

DOE awarding $7.4M to 7 projects for medium-and heavy-duty EV and hydrogen corridor infrastructure plans

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $7.4 million to seven projects to develop medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen corridor infrastructure plans across 23 states. Additionally, in coordination with the US Department of Transportation through the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, DOE announced its... Read more →

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has launched a $30-million incentive project to bring fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to 30 counties in Eastern California, the Central Valley and the Central Coast. Applications are due by March 10. The Golden State Priority Project, a part of the California Electric Vehicle... Read more →

WiTricity wirelessly charges YuTong autonomous e-buses

WiTricity is collaborating with YuTong Bus, the number one bus brand in China, to provide wireless charging for YuTong’s autonomous e-buses. This marks the first commercial application of wireless charging for an autonomous electric e-bus, with WiTricity providing a key feature in one of the most advanced public transportation systems... Read more →

Following the start of series production of fuel cells in December 2022, the Danish fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies is now launching the CellPack Stationary, a methanol fuel cell-based power generator. The CellPack Stationary is specially developed for the telecommunication industry, an industry that every year installs... Read more →

HYVIA, a joint venture equally owned by Renault and Plug (earlier post), and HYSETCO, a developer of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure network in France, are developing a new cooperation which aims to: Improve the customer experience of HYVIA light commercial vehicles users in the public hydrogen refueling stations of the... Read more →

Government of Canada investing nearly $15M in new EV chargers across the GTA

The Government of Canada announced federal investments totalling nearly $15 million (US$11.2 million) for the installation of more than 2,350 EV chargers, 2,100 of which will be installed across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This funding was provided to 32 organizations, including municipalities, multi-resident buildings (MURBs), private firms and utilities.... Read more →

Air Liquide, TotalEnergies JV to develop network of 100+ hydrogen stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies will create an equally owned joint venture to develop a network of hydrogen stations, geared towards heavy-duty vehicles on major European road corridors. This initiative will help facilitate access to hydrogen, enabling the development of its use for goods transportation and further strengthening the hydrogen sector.... Read more →

Masdar, Port of Amsterdam and partners to explore exporting green hydrogen from Abu Dhabi to Europe

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a developer of renewable energy projects and urban development, Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam and Zenith Energy Terminals have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the development of a green hydrogen supply chain between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam to support Dutch and European markets.... Read more →

bp pulse, bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging business, has announced the first charging corridor for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks (E-Trucks) in Europe. Six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300kW charge points aimed at E-Trucks have been launched along a 600km stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany. The corridor... Read more →

Nikola launches 700 bar mobile hydrogen fueler for fuel cell electric vehicles

Nikola Corporation has developed a heavy-duty, 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydrogen mobile fueler capable of direct fueling hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Nikola’s mobile fueler program includes its own mobile fuelers as well as a number of third-party mobile fuelers, which will provide Nikola’s customers with a variety of... Read more →

Forum Mobility and CBRE Investment Management announce $400M JV and $15M Series for electrification of port drayage fleets

Forum Mobility, a zero-emission trucking solutions provider, announced the closure of a $15-million Series A funding round, and a new $400-million joint venture, both led by a fund sponsored by CBRE Investment Management, to provide comprehensive, zero-emission charging and vehicle solutions to drayage truck fleets and drivers. Homecoming Capital also... Read more →

UK publishes EV smart charging plan

The UK Government has published an Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan. The plan sets out steps being taken to seize on the significant potential of smart charging and make it the preferred method of long duration charging by 2025. Smart charging harnesses the potential of energy use data and... Read more →

The number of hydrogen stations deployed globally has surpassed the 1,000-mark, according to a study by Information Trends. China represents roughly one-third of global deployments, but the US lags far behind with less than 100 hydrogen stations. The second highest hydrogen station deployments after China are in Japan, followed by... Read more →

Toyota Motor North America recently entered into an agreement with environmental tech nonprofit WattTime to provide certain health and environmental impact data to Toyota and Lexus customers with eligible vehicles to enable them to find ideal charging times to reduce emissions when charging at home. By using this data to... Read more →