China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) recently put its first hydrogen station in Beijing into operation. Jointly built by CNPC and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. (Foton), the hydrogen station covers an area of about 1,700 square meters in Changping District. With a daily refueling capacity of 600 kg, it can... Read more →


NREL researchers, industry partners testing Megawatt Charging Systems; up to 3.75MW

Electric vehicle industry experts and scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are testing and evaluating the compatibility of inlet and connectors for a new high-power charging standard for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles called the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). MCS will facilitate charging capacity up to 3.75MW—seven times higher... Read more →


Electrify America and NFI Industries collaborate on US’ largest heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure project

Electrify America and NFI Industries announced plans for the US’ single largest charging infrastructure project to support heavy-duty electric trucks, with 34 ultra-fast DC chargers slated for completion by December 2023. As the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, Electrify America was selected to deploy charging solutions... Read more →


The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its high-power wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to HEVO. The system provides the world’s highest power levels in the smallest package and could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are driven at highway... Read more →


Rhombus Energy Solutions announced the launch and general availability of the RES-D3-CS20 DC fast charger dispenser for electric vehicles (EVs). The D3 design allows multiple remote EV charging dispensers to be connected to a single Rhombus power control system (PCS), significantly reducing total electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) costs for... Read more →


Octopus Hydrogen to supply green hydrogen to ZeroAvia for HyFlyer II

Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Energy Group’s newly established hydrogen arm, will provide 100% green hydrogen to ZeroAvia’s R&D center at Cotswold Airport in the UK during the testing, certification and first commercial operations of its hydrogen-electric aircraft powertrain technology. (Earlier post.) ZeroAvia will supplement on-site electrolysis hydrogen production with supply from... Read more →


Siemens to expand EV charging manufacturing in US to support rapid market growth

Siemens will invest and expand the company’s US manufacturing operations to support electric vehicle infrastructure in America. The company will bolster its existing manufacturing footprint of EV infrastructure with the VersiCharge Level 2 AC series product line of commercial and residential EV chargers. With this addition, Siemens is preparing to... Read more →


Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs, and Miller Technology, a supplier of mobile mining equipment for safety and productivity, are partnering to provide fast chargers and light-duty battery EVs for the mining industry. The companies’ inaugural project at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) mine... Read more →


MIT team studies grid impacts of concentrated highway EV fast charging

Researchers at the MIT Energy Initiative have investigated the grid impacts of scaled up highway fast-charging (HFC) infrastructure by using an operations model of the 2033 Texas power grid with uniquely high spatial and temporal resolution. Although highway fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) are needed to address range concerns,... Read more →


Hydro-Québec launches a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin to support the electrification of school buses

Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer, has launched a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin, a Québec-based, family-owned company that operates in the field of school and chartered transportation, to support the electrification of school buses. Autobus Groupe Séguin ordered 60 electric school buses in early 2021. The pilot project includes... Read more →


USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states. USDA is making the awards under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funding will help increase the use of biofuels... Read more →


Ample closes $160M Series C to scale battery-swapping

Ample has raised a Series C funding round of $160 million led by Moore Strategic Ventures with participation from existing Ample investors ENEOS and Shell Ventures, along with new strategic investments from Momentum Venture Capital (the corporate venture arm of Singapore’s public transportation operator) and PTT (Thailand’s state-owned gas and... Read more →


While most electric vehicle (EV) owners primarily charge their vehicles at home, public charging is a significant part of the EV ownership experience. Owners’ ability to recharge their vehicle’s battery is a key factor in the broader adoption of EVs, particularly among those who can’t install a private home charger... Read more →


Germany to provide €500M for more public charging infrastructure

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is making a total of €500 million available by the end of 2025 for the further development of the public charging infrastructure in Germany. The aim is to set up a total of at least 50,000 charging points (of which at... Read more →


In order to provide a basic fast-charging infrastructure for medium- and long-haul traffic, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is putting out tenders for the construction and operation of 1,000 fast charging locations, each with several charging points. (Earlier post.) This will create several thousand new... Read more →


Cal Energy Commission awards Shell $4M to develop and demonstrate multi-modal hydrogen refueling station; road and rail

The California Energy Commission has approved a 4-million grant to Equilon Enterprises LLC (dba Shell Oil Products US) to develop and demonstrate the first multi-modal hydrogen refueling station in California. The multi-modal hydrogen refueling station will serve hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered on-road heavy-duty vehicles and locomotives at the Port of West Sacramento and... Read more →


ChargePoint acquires eBus and commercial vehicle management provider ViriCiti to accelerate fleet electrification

ChargePoint Holdings, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network operating in North America and Europe, has acquired ViriCiti, a leading provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets. ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of approximately €75 million (US$88 million) in cash, subject to adjustments. The ViriCiti... Read more →


The State of Michigan is teaming up with Ford, Bedrock and Bosch to launch the nation’s first-of-its-kind, real-world test site for emerging parking technology, called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab. The lab opens in September, allowing mobility and smart infrastructure pioneers and real-estate innovators and startups to test parking-related mobility,... Read more →


Hyundai Motor become a partner in H2 MOBILITY, a company that sets up and coordinates the nationwide hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. (Earlier post.) The Hyundai Motor Company will be represented by Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH at the shareholders’ meeting. Hyundai is the seventh shareholder alongside the founding members Total, Shell,... Read more →


Energy ECS company McDermott joins H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond

McDermott International, a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions (ECS) to the energy industry, has joined a consortium of public, private and academic partners collaborating on a US Department of Energy (DOE) project—Demonstration and Framework for H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond. The project is supported by DOE’s Hydrogen... Read more →


California Energy Commission announces $12M for public EV charging in South Central Coast counties

The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that $12 million in rebates will be available to install publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The funds are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) that addresses regional charging needs and... Read more →


INDOT, Purdue to develop wireless electric vehicle dynamic charging solution for highway infrastructure; magnetizable concrete

The Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University early in July announced plans to develop the first contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment. The project will use innovative magnetizable concrete developed by German startup Magment GmbH enabling wireless dynamic charging of electric vehicles as they drive. Magment is an innovative... Read more →


Wallbox has introduced the 48 Amp Pulsar Plus, designed to give drivers of next generation 48 Amp-compatible EVs, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the VW ID.4, the option of a more powerful home charger. Pulsar Plus is the smallest smart home EV charger in the US, and among... Read more →


Exro Technologies is introducing a new application for its patented Coil Driver technology—enabling EVs to fast charge seamlessly and provide electricity back to the grid regardless of power source or charger type. Coil Driver is a next-generation dynamic motor controller that expands the capabilities of electric motors by enabling multiple... Read more →


GM bringing Charge 360 to fleets

General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM focused on electric commercial delivery and logistics, announced the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and... Read more →


Volkswagen and Enel X to form JV for high power charging network in Italy; 3,000 charge points of up to 350 kW each

Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy solutions business line, and the Volkswagen Group signed an agreement aimed at setting up a full function joint venture of equal partners to enhance the electric vehicle (EV) uptake in Italy. The JV will operate in Italy as Charging Point Operator (CPO) by... Read more →


Electrify America announced its “Boost Plan” to more than double its current electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the United States and Canada, with plans to have more than 1,800 fast charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers installed by the end of 2025. The expansion will increase the deployment of... Read more →


SCE launches $436M Charge Ready program to install 38,000 EV chargers in Southern California

Southern California Edison has launched its Charge Ready program, the largest electric passenger vehicle charging infrastructure program in the nation run by an investor-owned electric utility company. Businesses, government agencies and other organizations in Southern California can now sign up to participate in the program. The $436-million program, approved by... Read more →


Hyzon Motors deepens strategic hydrogen mobility partnership with TotalEnergies

Hyzon Motors (earlier post) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies that reinforces the two companies’ shared commitment to evaluate and develop hydrogen refueling and vehicle supply solutions for long-haul transport to customers across Europe. Hyzon and TotalEnergies aim to make it easier for fleet owners to transition to... Read more →


Deutsche Bahn has selected Wystrach—a specialist in the transport and storage of gases—to provide a plug-and-play hydrogen refueling station for the joint H2goesRail project—a green hydrail mobility solution. With a view to replacing diesel, hydrogen generated from green electricity is forging a path toward climate neutrality. Refueling that’s as fast,... Read more →


Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a nationwide modeling tool to help infrastructure planners decide where and when to locate electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways. The goal is to encourage the adoption of EVs for cross-country travel. The free open-source software, called REVISE-II, takes into... Read more →


In June, Renault Group and Plug Power launched their hydrogen fuel cell and infrastructure joint venture HYVIA. (Earlier post.) The joint venture is equally owned by the two partners and is chaired by David Holderbach, with more than 20 years of experience in strategic, product and international sales at the... Read more →


Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and TRATON GROUP to form €500M JV for European high-performance charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the TRATON GROUP have signed a non-binding agreement to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The joint aim is to initiate and accelerate the build-up of charging infrastructure to enhance... Read more →


TC Energy seeking $15B in damages from US after revocation of Keystone XL Presidential Permit

Canada-based TC Energy Corporation has filed a Notice of Intent to initiate a legacy North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) claim under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to recover economic damages resulting from the revocation of the Keystone XL Project’s Presidential Permit. TC Energy says it will be seeking to recover... Read more →


McPhy opening new industrial site in Grenoble increasing hydrogen station production capacity sevenfold

McPhy, specialized in zero-carbon hydrogen production and distribution equipment (electrolyzers and hydrogen stations), is opening a new industrial site dedicated to the development and mass production of hydrogen stations. Operational from March 2022, this new factory will bring together the research and innovation, engineering and production activities currently based in... Read more →


GM and Shell to offer renewable energy solutions to US homeowners, EV owners and suppliers; Texas first

General Motors and Shell, through its wholly owned subsidiary MP2 Energy, LLC, are collaborating to provide comprehensive energy solutions programs to GM’s customers and supply chain partners, including fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100% renewable energy resources. This program is currently available for eligible owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC... Read more →


Proterra and Miami-Dade County announce major EV technology project for fleet electrification; 42 more electric buses, 75 chargers

Proterra Inc and Miami-Dade County announced a major fleet electrification project with the County acquiring 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, featuring a total of 19 MWh of battery storage capacity, along with plans to install 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots. The first electric buses are slated to... Read more →


Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with two electric utilities, recently examined the causes, costs and lead times of distribution system upgrades anticipated for depot charging of short-haul heavy-duty trucks in the United States. The team also developed synthetic depot charging load profiles for heavy-duty trucks... Read more →


Study finds Dutch EV drivers would prefer not to participate in V2G with current charging times; opposite true with fast charging

According to a new study by researchers from Delft University of Technology, in the context of current recharging time, Dutch EV drivers in general prefer not to participate in “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) contracts, while the opposite is true in the context of fast recharging. With regard to specific V2G contract attributes,... Read more →


Audi funding expansion of renewable energy to increase the number of charging stations in Europe that use green power

Electric cars do not emit carbon on the road, but the generation of electricity also produces carbon emissions—far more when the power is generated from fossil fuels than from renewable energy sources. Audi is thus partnering with energy providers to support the expansion of renewable energy sources in Europe. The... Read more →


Electrify America, Mercedes-Benz USA announce two years of complimentary nationwide fast charging for all-electric EQS

Electrify America announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz USA to provide drivers of the all-electric EQS complimentary charging for two years at Electrify America EV charging stations. As the EQS luxury sedan hits showrooms this fall, its drivers will have access to ultra-fast charging at Electrify America’s more than 600 public... Read more →


New analysis from the California Energy Commission (CEC) shows the state will need nearly 1.2 million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the fueling demands of the 7.5 million passenger plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) anticipated to be on California roads. The inaugural Assembly Bill (AB) 2127 Electric Vehicle... Read more →


Electrify Home announced that its fastest to-date Level 2 home charger, HomeStation, is now on sale at the ElectrifyHome.com webstore for $649 with free shipping and returns within the 48 contiguous states. Customers may also choose to purchase the HomeStation through Amazon.com for $649, subject to their shipping and return... Read more →


Ricardo will support a project led by Coventry City Council, working alongside electricity distribution network operator WPD, to investigate the implementation of dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) solutions for electric vehicles in Coventry, UK. The project is funded through the Ofgem Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) mechanism. The study will consist... Read more →


CMB.TECH has opened the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first refueling station to produce green hydrogen which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses. In addition to the hydrogen refueling station, CMB.TECH launched a hydrogen truck with the symbolic... Read more →


Renault Group and Plug Power launch HYVIA joint venture; ecosystem of fuel cell LCVs, green hydrogen & refueling stations

Renault Group and Plug Power launched their joint venture HYVIA, as outlined in the memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement signed in January. (Earlier post.) The joint venture is equally owned by the two partners and is chaired by David Holderbach, with more than 20 years of experience in strategic, product... Read more →


Twenty-four percent of opportunity charging sessions start when the battery is already more than 80% charged, according to a report released by ViriCiti, a provider of electric fleet and infrastructure management solutions. ViriCiti connects to more than 1,200 charger sockets (plugin & pantograph) across the world and has registered almost... Read more →


Neste is piloting its first electric vehicle charging service targeted to logistics companies in Finland. The service will be piloted with Niemi Services Ltd. at their site in the Konala area in Helsinki, Finland. The pilot project supports Neste’s and Niemi’s climate strategies and helps Niemi, the leading moving and... Read more →


The Electric Circuit, in partnership with Québec’s municipalities, will be rolling out 4,500 standard charging stations (240 V, 7 kW) by 2028, to meet the needs of electric vehicle drivers who do not have access to home charging. To support this initiative, a grant program is being offered exclusively to... Read more →


Germany passes fast-charging law; basis for tender for additional 1,000 fast-charging points

Germany’s Federal Council has passed the “Law for the Provision of Comprehensive Fast Charging Infrastructure for Pure Battery Electric Vehicles”, or SchnellLG for short. With this law, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has the legal basis for the targeted expansion of a Germany-wide network of fast-charging... Read more →