The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the 2023 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development, pursuant to the requirements of Assembly Bill 8 (2013). This report is the tenth annual publication. The Annual Evaluations provide CARB’s latest assessment... Read more →

Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, and Xcel Energy are collaborating to support the deployment of 30,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports in Xcel Energy service territories across the US by 2030 with most upfront costs offset by Xcel for qualifying business fleet customers. Ford Pro and... Read more →

Pilot Travel Centers, General Motors and EVgo announced the opening of the first 17 locations of their previously announced national electric vehicle fast charging network. (Earlier post.) Now available in 13 states, the network features an elevated charging experience, providing EV travelers access to the same amenities offered at existing... Read more →

DOE: fast charging at non-Supercharger paid stations averaged 42 minutes per session from 2020 - 2023

An analysis of data collected from a study of self-selected electric vehicle (EV) owners shows that the average length of time for a paid fast charging session was 42 minutes, consuming an average of 22 kWh of energy. Free fast charging sessions nearly doubled those numbers at 1 hour and... Read more →

Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading global manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has completed its agreement with SSA Terminals, LLC, a joint venture with Matson Navigation Company, to provide EV automated charging connections for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach, California. (Earlier post.) Stäubli’s QCC Automated Connection Device... Read more →

BMW and Mercedes-Benz to establish a joint high-power charging network in China

BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. and Mercedes-Benz Group China Ltd. reached an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture in China to operate a high-power charging network and to provide Chinese customers with premium charging services. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz will apply the expertise gained from global and Chinese charging operations,... Read more →

Forum Mobility, a leading freight electrification provider, announced a new heavy-duty truck charging depot in the Port of Long Beach. This new depot will provide high-speed charging infrastructure for hundreds of drayage trucks per day, supporting the transition of the state’s drayage fleet to zero-emission. Drayage carriers are already reserving... Read more →

EVgo and Meijer expand fast charging partnership through EVgo eXtend

EVgo Inc., one of the US’ largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced it will install new fast charging stations in the Midwest in an expanded partnership with Meijer, a regional grocery retailer. The new EVgo stations will be built in Ohio and feature up to... Read more →

As part of its EVs2Scale2030 initiative, EPRI—with support from truck and car manufacturers, fleet operators, the US Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE National Labs, RMI, and others—released eRoadMAP, an interactive online resource intended to help electric power companies and industry stakeholders effectively plan for the power and infrastructure needed... Read more →

SAE International announced that the SAE Wireless Power Transfer & Alignment Taskforce has completed a lengthy consensus process and decided upon Differential Inductive Positioning System (DIPS) as the technology alignment methodology for the SAE J2954 standard. The taskforce, consisting of automakers (OEMs), Tier 1s and wireless charging suppliers, were surveyed... Read more →

LG Electronics to enter US EV charging market with line of AC and DC chargers

LG Electronics will enter the rapidly growing U.S. electric vehicle charger market in 2024 with the introduction of its first line of AC and DC EV charging stations. According to LG Business Solutions USA’s Senior Vice President Nicolas Min, the line will include Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers.... Read more →

Synop partners with Lion Electric to provide energy management software for electric bus and truck customers

Synop, a provider of end-to-end software solutions that optimize charging and energy management for commercial electric vehicle fleets, is partnering with The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Through this partnership, Synop’s vehicle, charging, and energy management solutions will be integrated with LionBeat, Lion’s telematics... Read more →

Mercedes-Benz HPC North America (Mercedes-Benz HPC NA), a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and MN8 Energy, launching a network of premium EV charging stations across North America, inaugurated its first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub, located at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz USA in Sandy Springs, Georgia. This inaugural charging hub is the first... Read more →

ABB E-mobility simplifies payment for EV charging with Vourity acquisition

ABB E-mobility has enhanced its customer offering with the acquisition of Vourity, a Swedish start-up with award-winning cloud-based technology for payment of EV charging. Vourity’s technology simplifies the driver’s life at the charging station, eliminating the need for numerous phone apps or payment tags. Its technology enables rapid, secure payment... Read more →

Qmerit deploying AI for faster, safer, more accurate estimates for home EV charging installations

Qmerit, North America’s leading installer of home and business EV chargers and other clean energy technologies, is now harnessing a trained proprietary AI model to streamline and speed the process of bringing EV charging, battery storage, and other clean energy systems to single and multifamily residences. Qmerit has amassed a... Read more →

BMW expands smart charging service ChargeForward across lower 48

BMW of North America announced the national expansion of its smart charging service, ChargeForward, in conjunction with the launch of the first all-electric BMW 5 Series, the BMW i5. All BMW battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) model years 2018 and up will be eligible to enroll... Read more →

Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), a Southern California-based public utility that serves 3.7 million people, will collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) using a Toyota bZ4X. The V2G research will explore bidirectional power flow technology that enables BEV... Read more →

EV Realty and Ava Community Energy to build Oakland’s largest public EV charging hub

Ava Community Energy, the local energy provider for Alameda County and the City of Tracy, and EV Realty, an EV infrastructure development platform purpose-built to maximize electric power availability for critical commercial fleets, have executed a long-term services contract that will enable the construction of Oakland’s largest public EV fast-charging... Read more →

EG Group, one of the world’s leading independent convenience retailers with an extensive network of sites across international markets, has agreed to a deal to acquire Tesla’s latest ultra-fast charging units for EG’s rapidly growing evpoint business across the UK and Europe. The chargers will be branded “evpoint” and will... Read more →

Electrify America and 4 GEN Logistics start construction of fast-charging station at Port of Long Beach

4 Gen Logistics, a trailblazer in sustainable logistics solutions, is making remarkable progress towards its commitment to operating a 100% zero-tailpipe emissions drayage fleet by 2025. The company is excited to announce the launched of construction for the first phase of the installation of 60 350 kW chargers at its... Read more →

Air Products has partnered with Chengzhi Shareholding Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned high-tech industry group, to accelerate transport decarbonization in China’s Yangtze River Delta. The two companies, through their joint venture, have launched their first commercial-scale hydrogen fueling station in Changshu city, Jiangsu province, capable of fueling city buses and... Read more →

Archer Aviation, a developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company developing electric aircraft and charging systems, have announced an industry-first agreement to accelerate the roll out of an interoperable fast-charging system across the electric aircraft industry. Archer is utilizing two of... Read more →

Wallbox and Bidirectional Energy selected by California Energy Commission for proposed awards to deploy V2X chargers across California

Wallbox announced a partnership with Bidirectional Energy, a bidirectional EV energy management software platform, that has culminated in both companies being selected to receive significant funding from the highly competitive California Energy Commission (CEC) REDWDS grant. The companies plan to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2, with the... Read more →

TeraWatt breaks ground on Rancho Dominguez, CA heavy-duty EV charging site

TeraWatt Infrastructure announced the groundbreaking of its heavy duty electric vehicle (EV) charging site based in Rancho Dominguez, California. (Earlier post.)Located less than 15 miles north of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the site is strategically positioned to support sustainable trucking fleet operations in and out of... Read more →

Mercedes-Benz partners with Simon to expand high-power charging network

Mercedes-Benz HPC North America LLC and Simon, a global provider of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, announced a strategic relationship that will result in expanding the Mercedes-Benz Charging Network to Simon locations. Key initiatives will include: Deployment of Mercedes-Benz branded EV fast chargers at no less than 55... Read more →

Subaru to adopt Tesla North American Charging Standard on N American BEVs

Subaru of America announced that its parent company, Subaru Corporation, reached an agreement with Tesla, Inc. to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for the charging ports of its battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to be launched in North America beginning in 2025. To provide customers with access to the... Read more →

Ford expands BlueOval Charge Network with Francis Energy, Blink and Red E

Ford announced an expansion of more than 22,000 chargers to the BlueOval Charge Network, bringing the new network total to more than 106,000 chargers and growing. The company is now adding access to three new charging providers: Francis Energy, Blink and soon-to-be Red E, further expanding convenient charging options for... Read more →

Since 2021, manufacturers have announced more than $500 million in American-made electric vehicle (EV) charger investments, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). The locations denoted on the map are facilities where EV chargers are or will be manufactured, including Level 2 AC chargers, DC fast chargers, and wireless... Read more →

bp pulse, bp’s EV charging business, will acquire ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla for $100 million. The investment will facilitate the expansion of the bp pulse public network across the US, while also enabling support for EV fleet customers by deploying chargers at their private depots. The introduction of... Read more →

Enphase Energy introduces IQ EV Level 2 chargers in the US and Canada

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and the leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced the availability of the Enphase IQ EV Charger in the United States and Canada. The IQ EV Charger is Wi-Fi-enabled and includes smart control and monitoring capabilities. The charger can also seamlessly... Read more →

OmniOn Power introduces new 30 kW rectifiers for DC fast charging

OmniOn Power, formerly ABB Power Conversion, acquired by AcBel in July, has introduced new 30 kW rectifiers for the EV charging market: the EV100H3NK and the EV101H3N1K. The rectifiers convert commercial AC power to the highly efficient DC power used in the latest fast DC chargers being developed today. While... Read more →

ChargePoint ramps up production of Tesla-compatible NACS EV chargers

ChargePoint, a leading provider of networked solutions for charging electric vehicles (EVs), is now rolling out NACS connector support for its AC and DC charging solutions, with much of the lineup to be delivered over the coming month. Cable conversion kits for existing DC fast chargers will be delivered to... Read more →

Toyota and Lexus to adopt Tesla NACS in EVs in 2025

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) reached an agreement with Tesla, Inc. to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) on TMNA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) beginning in 2025. In line with Toyota’s vehicle electrification strategy that offers a plethora of options for electrified powertrains, Toyota and Lexus customers will... Read more →

BMW, Rolls-Royce, MINI to adopt Tesla NACS starting in 2025

BMW of North America and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA announced that drivers of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Combined Charging System (CCS) battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the US and Canada will gain access to designated Tesla Supercharger stations in early 2025. The companies will work together in the coming months... Read more →

EVgo and eXtend partners receive more than $12.7M in funding to expand fast charging infrastructure; more than 150 fast-charging stalls

EVgo, one of the US’ largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles, has been selected for more than $12.7 million in preliminary awards from a variety of funding sources across California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, including utilities, air districts, state energy offices, and state departments of transportation via the National... Read more →

Market research firm IDTechEx suggests that the adoption of the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) for electric trucks (earlier post) can potentially reduce the need for hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The MCS, a fast-charging system for large battery electric vehicles, is capable of charging at a maximum rate of 3.75 megawatts... Read more →

DOE awards $1.5M contract to SwRI to evaluate compressor system for hydrogen-natural gas blends

Southwest Research Institute has been selected to receive a $1.5-million contract from the US Department of Energy to evaluate the safety and efficiency of a full-scale compressor system for hydrogen-natural gas blends containing up to 20% hydrogen by volume. SwRI will collaborate with the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) on... Read more →

ARPA-E awarding $10M to 3 projects to develop and manufacture domestically high performance superconductors

The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) announced $10 million in funding to three projects developing novel manufacturing technologies for superconducting tapes. Enabling widely available low-cost, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes could have major implications for the United States’ transition to a net-zero energy future. The... Read more →

Israel-based Electreon, a provider of wireless charging technologies that charge EVs as they drive and while stationary, is entering the Chinese market via a partnership with the Shandong Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community for International Science and Technology Cooperation (SITEC); a provincial science and technology innovation arm led by Shandong Hi-Speed... Read more →

Hyundai, Kia and Genesis to add Tesla NACS to EVs

Hyundai, Kia and Genesis are the latest brands to announce the adoption of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports for electric vehicles (EVs). In the United States, all-new or refreshed Hyundai EVs will come exclusively with a NACS port, beginning in Q4 2024. Canada will follow in the first... Read more →

DOT to award $2.5M to establish DOT Climate and Transportation Research Initiative

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a funding opportunity to establish the US DOT Climate and Transportation Research Initiative, funded at $2.5 million for the first year. This funding supports a partnership between US DOT and a university or other eligible organizations to conduct research advancing solutions to... Read more →

Hitachi Energy successfully deployed a centralized, multi-vehicle electric bus charging solution for Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), the public transit agency in the greater Québec City area. The technology was selected to be tested as part of a pilot project in 2022 following a call for tender won... Read more →

EVgo charging credit of up to $750 will be available for drivers of upcoming Honda and Acura EV models

EVgo, one of the US’ largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), announced a new collaboration with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. that is designed to provide a range of new benefits for Honda and Acura EV drivers, including charging credit, technology integration into the HondaLink and Acura... Read more →

Germany awards contracts for 8,000 fast-charging points for Deutschlandnetz

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) has successfully completed the first tender for the German fast-charging network Deutschlandnetz. A total of ten different companies will build and operate around 900 locations with almost 8,000 new ultra-fast charging points for electric cars. BMDV selected: Allego GmbH BayWa Mobility Solutions... Read more →

HERE Technologies and Eco-Movement partner to improve EV charging experience globally

HERE Technologies, a data and technology platform, has entered into a partnership with Eco-Movement, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station data, to create faster, fresher, and more accurate charging experiences for EV drivers globally. Finding reliable charge points when you need them most can be a challenge for... Read more →

Qmerit white paper examines keys to broad EV & electrification adoption by 2030; new data on public charger failure

A new white paper produced by the Electrification Institute, recently established by Qmerit, North America’s leading installer of home and business EV chargers and other clean energy technologies, assesses issues it sees as pivotal to broad electric vehicle (EV) adoption and greater progress toward home and building electrification by 2030.... Read more →

EVgo advances fast charger network enhancements through EVgo ReNew program

EVgo, one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), announced significant progress in network enhancements made through EVgo ReNew, its comprehensive maintenance program focused on bolstering reliability and elevating the customer experience. The ReNew program consists of six pillars that outline the company’s approach to... Read more →

California state leaders mark installation of 10,000 fast chargers in state; Tesla Superchargers account for 60%

California state leaders celebrated achieving the goal of installing 10,000 fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) on Monday, more than a year ahead of schedule. A celebration was held in the parking lot of the El Mercado Plaza Shopping Center in Union City, where newly installed EVgo direct current fast... Read more →

Hyundai offers complimentary charger, installation assistance for EV customers

To help encourage EV-curious customers to go electric, Hyundai is now offering customers who purchase or lease select Hyundai EVs a complimentary ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger and up to $600 off installation using the Hyundai Home Marketplace. This offer will not only save customers money, it will also... Read more →

Jaguar has signed an agreement with Tesla to provide drivers of its next-generation electric vehicles with access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All new Jaguars sold in the region from 2025 will have full integration of North American Charging Standard (NACS) without the... Read more →