Colonial Pipeline is the largest refined products pipeline in the US, transporting more than 100 million gallons of fuel daily to meet the energy needs of consumers from Houston, Texas to the New York Harbor. On 7 May, the Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cyberattack... Read more →


FLO | AddEnergie deploying 120 EV chargers in New York City

FLO | AddEnergie has begun shipping 120 EV chargers out of its factory in Shawinigan, Québec, destined for FLO network’s first deployment in New York City. Of the total, 100 chargers will be installed at 34 public curbside locations over the coming months across all of New York’s five boroughs.... Read more →


UCSD team suggests building more fast-charging stations based on study of pandemic impact on EV charging

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) recommends expanding fast-charging stations for electric vehicles as campuses and businesses start planning for a post-pandemic world. Their recommendation is based on their study of charging patterns for electric vehicles on the UCSD campus from early January to... Read more →


Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, Calif., has partnered with The Mobility House to deploy smart charging strategy and management solutions for the district’s zero-emission fleet project, which is now operational and scheduled to transport students to schools throughout the district. Completed in less than one year, the electric school... Read more →


Electrify America plans to invest $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs over the next 30 months. This represents the third of four investment phases as part of its 10-year commitment of $800 million in the state. Additionally, the company will direct $25 million of... Read more →


Germany providing another €100M to subsidize private charging stations; €500M total

Germany is adding another €100 million to its successful promotion of private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings, bringing the total to €500 million. Purchase and installation of the wallboxes are supported with a grant of €900. So far, around 385,000 applications for around 470,000 charging points have... Read more →


According to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE), as of March 2021, there are 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging units (public and private). California has by far the greatest number of non-residential EV chargers with nearly 37,000 units. New York, Florida,... Read more →


GM introduces Ultium Charge 360

General Motors introduced Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners. Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM’s existing charging efforts to provide GM EV owners more confidence... Read more →


Electric truck company Tevva and Vattenfall signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the opportunity to provide a complete zero-emission transport solution for businesses looking to reduce the overall carbon impact of their operations Tevva is a pioneer in developing long-range zero emission truck capabilities Vattenfall Network Solutions’ Power-as-a-Service model... Read more →


Ola announces Hypercharger Network for electric two-wheelers; >100k charging points in India

India-based Ola Electric unveiled the Ola Hypercharger Network, the charging network for its upcoming electric two-wheeler products starting with the Ola Scooter to be launched in the coming months. Ola plans to offer the most comprehensive set of charging options to its electric vehicle customers through a combination of widely... Read more →


Snam4Mobility, a Snam Group company active in sustainable mobility, and Wolftank Hydrogen, a company of the Austrian Group Wolftank-Adisa dedicated to hydrogen and renewable energy production and distribution plants, have started a collaboration aimed at boosting hydrogen mobility through the construction of refueling stations for cars, buses and trucks. Following... Read more →


UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also... Read more →


Nikola, IVECO, OGE to collaborate on hydrogen pipeline network in Europe; support for FCEV fueling locations

Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE have entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The collaboration is expected to enable cost-effective distribution of hydrogen... Read more →


In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) made this call to the European Commission in a joint... Read more →


California Energy Commission announces first incentive project for zero-emission truck and bus infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a first-of-its-kind project to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure needed to fuel zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment. Administered by CALSTART, the EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use a concierge-like model working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and... Read more →


SAE International releases updates for two major EV charging documents

SAE International announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source. The updated electrical vehicle charging documents will play a major role in advancing automotive requirements for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) projects.... Read more →


Adding another school district fleet electrification program to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California. The zero-emission commitment from the school significantly lowers operating and fuel costs for the... Read more →


Loop Energy and BayoTech in joint market development agreement to accelerate deployment of hydrogen vehicles and fueling infrastructure

With the shared goal of accelerating the transition to cost-effective, zero-emissions commercial vehicle and power generator technologies, Loop Energy and BayoTech announced a joint market development agreement for the deployment of hydrogen vehicles and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The collaboration aims at reducing the complexity of adopting hydrogen electric solutions by... Read more →


Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Hydrogen is produced on site by a 200kW electrolyzer that uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen components and has the capacity to produce up... Read more →


Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas. This technology makes it possible for the two substances to be routed through the national natural gas grid together and then isolated from one another at their final destination. This... Read more →


EDF-commissioned GNA study finds current and emerging electric heavy-duty trucks and charging systems capable of meeting most fleet needs

A study commissioned by EDF and conducted by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA) has evaluated a year’s worth of heavy-duty truck trips conducted by two national trucking companies: NFI and Schneider. Both companies have made significant efforts to start their transition to electric trucks. GNA modeled the impact of electrification... Read more →


Germany putting another €300M into EV charging infrastructure

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has launched a new €300-million program for the construction of EV charging stations. We build the charging infrastructure where it is needed in everyday life and that is with the people “on site”—at supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, swimming pools or sports fields. We... Read more →


President Biden proposes $174B spend on EVs and chargers

As part of his more than $2-trillion spending package (“The American Jobs Plan”), President Biden is proposing a $174-billion investment in the EV market in the US. Among the broad elements of the proposal are: Enabling automakers to spur domestic supply chains from raw materials to parts, retool factories to... Read more →


bp takes 33.3% stake in BMW, Daimler EV charging venture

bp will join BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in their drive to extend and improve electrification, making electric vehicle charging more convenient, simpler and seamless for drivers. Under their agreement, bp will become a 33.3% partner alongside BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS),... Read more →


Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network. Jeep-branded EV charging stations will be installed at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year, allowing owners to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV. Trailhead chargers coincide with... Read more →


On 24 March 2021, China-based electric vehicle maker NIO completed its 2,000,000th NIO Power Swap in Suzhou Delivery Center, China. On 26 May 2020—slightly less than 10 months ago—NIO had completed 500,000 swaps. (Earlier post.) NIO Power Swap stations have so far powered more than 396 million kilometers of driving... Read more →


BMW Group and PG&E launching ChargeForward Phase 3 pilot; V2G testing

The BMW Group and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced an expanded partnership that further leverages renewable energy to sustainably power electric vehicles (EVs). ChargeForward is the first smart charging program to offer customers incentives for maximizing the integration of renewable energy while optimizing their EV charging. This advanced... Read more →


The Volkswagen Group and bp intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Extensive ultra-fast charging networks are seen by both companies as essential to accelerate the adoption... Read more →


Hyundai and Shell sign new agreement to expand collaborations on clean energy solutions

Hyundai Motor Company signed a new five-year Global Business Cooperation Agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, but this time with a clean mobility twist. The agreement, which runs through 2026, marks the fourth extension of the partnership, but this time with a new focus on clean energy and carbon reduction... Read more →


Hyundai Motor America will provide 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging on Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network for owners of 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric models. Customers can access their complimentary charging by the Electrify America mobile app that will also help drivers find and navigate to Electrify America stations... Read more →


Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Driivz Ltd., a global EV charging software company which has developed a platform for managing large charging networks for electric vehicles from end-to-end. The Driivz platform functions as an operating system for electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and is used by the... Read more →


Seven companies from the GET H2 initiative in Europe want to build a cross-border pipeline for green hydrogen. From Lingen (Emsland) to Gelsenkirchen and from the Dutch border to Salzgitter, production, transport, storage and industrial acceptance of green hydrogen are to be connected in several steps between 2024 and 2030... Read more →


Rhombus Energy Solutions announced the certification of its bi-directional 125 kilowatt (kW) DC fast charger to the Underwriter Laboratories 1741-SA standard. This latest certification now provides medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD) EV fleet operators with two Rhombus products to meet their needs: the Rhombus 125kW charger and the previously-certified Rhombus 60kW... Read more →


Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years. Arcadia connects renters and homeowners across the US to wind and solar energy through utility data and billing technology.... Read more →


DOE announces $4M Lab Call for EMP/GMD assessments, testing, and mitigation

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced a $4-million Lab Call to address the risks of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) to the energy system. CESER, which leads DOE’s efforts to address both... Read more →


The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) was awarded a $5-million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator. The grant, awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC), will be used to acquire charging stations, batteries, and the other solar infrastructure required to support ATN’s MicroGrid and zero-emission... Read more →


Germany kicks in another €100M for wallbox subsidies; €400M total now

Germany is putting another €100 million into a subsidy program for private wallbox chargers, bringing the program total to €400M. Under the program, the purchase and installation of wallboxes are supported with a grant of €900. Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer said that 300,000 wall boxes have already been... Read more →


WiTricity extends recent funding for a total of $52M

Wireless power transfer leader WiTricity announced an additional $18 million to its previously announced October fund raise of $34 million for a total of $52 million. The extension included investments from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and other private investors. Fadell also joins WiTricity’s newly formed Board of Advisors. Stage 1... Read more →


Shell outlines steps to net-zero business by 2050; to cut production of traditional fuels 55% by 2030

Global oil and gas major Shell has outlined how it will achieve its target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress towards achieving net zero. This target covers the emissions from its operations and the emissions from the use of all the energy... Read more →


Israel-based Chakratec, a provider of kinetic energy storage technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, has completed a project with Premier Inn, a British hotel chain and the UK’s largest hotel brand, enabling guests at the hotel’s Leipzig, Germany, location to charge their EVs throughout their stay. Premier Inn is the... Read more →


EU should target 1M EV public chargers by 2024, 3M by 2029 say carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups

In a common letter, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Transport & Environment (T&E) and the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) asked the EU climate, transport, industry and energy commissioners to use this year’s revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) to require 1 million public charging points across the... Read more →


The first charging station for EVs that uses energy storage based on second-life batteries from Irizar e-mobility is up and running. This charging point, developed by Repsol and Ibil, has been installed in a Repsol service station on the N-I road where it goes through the city of Tolosa in... Read more →


Ballard signs joint development agreement with Chart Industries for heavy-duty mobility onboard hydrogen solutions

Ballard Power Systems signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chart Industries, Inc.—a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and clean energy industries—for the joint development of integrated system solutions that include a fuel cell engine with onboard liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage and... Read more →


SAE International hires world-class contractor team for EV charging PKI cooperative research project

SAE International announced a contract with a best-in-class contractor team, comprising Eonti, DigiCert and VerSprite to perform the technical development of the SAE Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project, an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen EV charging system security. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a system... Read more →


Electrify America, the nation’s largest public ultra-fast charging network, has added 30 solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with two Level 2 chargers each to its network in the state of California. The off-grid, standalone chargers are strategically located throughout the Central Valley and inland areas of Southern California, intended... Read more →


The government of the state of Victoria in Australia is providing more than $1 million in funding to CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will enable it to partner with Swinburne University of Technology to establish the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2). The $10-million VH2 project is designed to bring researchers,... Read more →


Study: EVs cannot succeed without developing parallel supercharging networks

Electric vehicles cannot succeed without developing a nationwide network of fast-charging networks in parallel with the cars. Current EV business models are doomed unless manufacturers that have bet their futures on them, such as General Motors and VW, invest in or coordinate on a robust supercharger network. These are the... Read more →


Hydrogen fueling is more complex than that of gasoline and diesel; hydrogen heats up as it expands, causing pressure and temperature changes during fueling that need to be precisely monitored. (Hydrogen, helium and neon are the three gases that do not cool upon expansion by the Joule–Thomson process when being... Read more →


AutoGrid announces compatibility with FLO | AddEnergie; flexible utility management of EV charging endpoints

AutoGrid, a leading provider of AI-powered flexibility management software for the energy industry, announced technological compatibility with the FLO and AddEnergie group, a leading operator of the FLO electric vehicle (EV) charging network and provider of smart charging software and equipment, to provide AutoGrid Flex for utility management of smart... Read more →


Volvo Group creates Volvo Energy business are to focus on batteries and infrastructure

The Volvo Group has created the new business area Volvo Energy to strengthen the Volvo Group’s business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure. Volvo Energy will be a business area with full profit and loss responsibility. It will have both... Read more →