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March 4, 2024

Ev.energy to scale EV charging solutions across California

Ev.energy has been selected for a California Energy Commission (CEC)'s grant to deploy up to US$41m of public funding to make affordable EV charging available for all Californians.
March 1, 2024

ZEV mandate delay has not stopped charging infrastructure deployment

The UK government's delay in introducing the deadline for the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate has impacted EV sales but has not slowed charging infrastructure deployment, says Mark Winn, head of site acquisitions at charge point operator SMS.
February 29, 2024

Consumers Energy continues powering growth in public EV charging

Twenty-five new EV charging locations coming to Michigan will be in Consumers Energy's communities.
February 29, 2024

California schools get a lift with Renewable Properties' turnkey EV solution

School districts in California face a challenge: under the new Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Regulation they are under pressure to electrify their bus fleets
February 27, 2024

Increasing public confidence in EV charging infrastructure adequacy

Next month's EV Charging Summit & Expo (EVCS) in Las Vegas on March 20-22 is set to play an important role in addressing a significant problem facing the North American EV industry: that the majority of eager EV buyers don’t have confidence they will have access to an adequate charging infrastructure. Event producer Breanna Jacobs tells EV Charging & Infrastructure that EVCS will bring together policymakers, industry players, the media, and commercial buyers worldwide to address this issue.
February 23, 2024

Free technical assistance to develop bus fleet electrification plans

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced the US$5m Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) program.
February 22, 2024

Groundbreaking of first NEVI EV charging site in Southeastern US

The Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear and the Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt celebrated the groundbreaking of the first NEVI EV charging site in the Southeastern United States.
February 21, 2024

Equitable EV Charging Act introduced in California to increase access to EV charging

California assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced Assembly Bill 2427, the Equitable EV Charging Act to make it easier to deploy curb side charging in the US state.
February 16, 2024

EV chargepoint installations experiencing "significant delays" in UK

A House of Lords committee report published this month says urgent change is needed if the UK is to meet its legally binding net zero emissions targets. Baroness Parminter, chair of the inquiry committee, tells EV Charging & Infrastructure that a number EV chargepoints installations in the UK are experiencing significant delays, and the government needs to review potential planning regulations to support grid connection processes.
February 15, 2024

Glasgow finalises its mobility-shift strategy

With the Scottish city’s Spatial Delivery Framework now complete, it can take decisions to influence travel behaviour and encourage a shift toward more sustainable transport that includes electric vehicle use.
February 13, 2024

Fastned wins 34 sites in Deutschlandnetz highway tender

Fastned has won one lot in the so-called “Deutschlandnetz” tender giving the company the opportunity to build fast charging stations at 34 highway service areas in Germany.