EV Charging

Lightning eMotors wants to offer wireless EV fleet charging after 2023 demos

By Ross Denyer / November 25, 2022
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Lightning eMotors have announced a collaboration with wireless charging provider HEVO. Lightning started out as a specialist company helping automakers convert existing platforms into electric vehicles and have since branched out into producing their own EVs. Lightning’s collaboration with HEVO is set to implement wireless charging throughout its range of fleet vehicles which will be […]

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Tesla launches CCS adapter for $250, enabling drivers to access public chargers

By Ryan Sanderson / October 28, 2022
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Tesla has officially launched its CCS adapter in North America which enables Tesla drivers to use non-Tesla fast charging stations. The adapter costs $250 and is compatible with most newer Tesla vehicles (some older ones built before October 2020 may require an additional retrofit).   This is a long-awaited step from Tesla, following rumours earlier in […]

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California becomes first state to roll out submetering technology to spur EV adoption

By Ryan Sanderson / August 22, 2022
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The move by California regulators to approve protocols on submetering technology to enable EV owners to measure energy consumption separately from their other utility consumption is positive for EV owners, utility providers and for enablement of future technologies. Having a clear understanding of the optimum time of day and duration to charge an EV helps […]

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EVgo and Delta Electronics announce strategic collaboration to advance nationwide access to EV charging

By Ryan Sanderson / August 22, 2022
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Evgo’s newly announced supply agreement with Delta Electronics reinforces the growing demand, not just for EV charging station infrastructure in general, but for the correct balance between standard charging and fast charging capabilities.   Whilst 1000 charging stations is less than 10% of the total number SAR forecasts will be deployed in the US in 2023 […]

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Siemens invests in WiTricity to advance wireless charging for electric vehicles

By Ross Denyer / June 30, 2022
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Siemens has invested $25 million in WiTricity, a wireless charging technology company specialising in EV charging. By investing, Siemens has acquired a minority stake in WiTricity, and entered the EV wireless charging market in earnest.  Whilst WiTricity has raised more than this in previous single rounds of funding, it is a significant gesture by Siemens […]

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Electric-car charging stations are becoming more common, but there’s still one huge problem: Tons of them don’t work

By Ryan Sanderson / June 8, 2022
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A recent survey conducted in California, USA revealed that out of 181 DC fast chargers visited, only 72.5% were functional. Whilst this is only a small sample of the total 100,000 plus EV charging points in the USA, the results highlight a challenge which will need addressing as countries continue to roll out EV charging […]

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ABB, Shell to launch first nationwide EV charging network in Germany

By Ryan Sanderson / May 26, 2022
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ABB E-Mobility and Shell announced an agreement this week for 200 360kW Terra EV chargers to be made available across Germany in the next 12 months. The launch of this network will provide additional DC fast charging support for German EV owners and support the overall goals of its charging stations infrastructure rollout across the […]

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Rivian CEO warns of looming electric-vehicle battery shortage

By Ryan Sanderson / April 22, 2022
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EV manufacturer Rivian voiced its concerns over the EV battery supply chain in a recent article, claiming that all the world’s current battery cell production amounts for under 10% of what will be required in 10 years to meet EV demand. SAR Insight predicts that annual global sales of BEVs and PHEVs passenger cars combined […]

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BP chooses Tritium for next move toward global EV charging expansion

By Ryan Sanderson / April 22, 2022
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Just a month since BP Pulse announced a plan to triple its EV charging point deployments in the UK to over 16,000 by 2030 it has entered into a global multi-year agreement with Tritium DCFC Ltd., a manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs. The initial order allegedly includes services in UK, Australia and New […]

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Tesla set to open up UK Supercharger network soon

By Ryan Sanderson / April 6, 2022
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Rumours of Tesla opening its Supercharger network to other EV users in the UK have emerged. The move that could apparently happen within the coming weeks, follows a similar agreement across Europe in parts of Tesla’s network in France and Norway, and its entire Dutch network last month.  Whilst Tesla Superchargers only represent around 2.5% […]

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