The list below covers all news items relating to EVSE from this website's launch in October 2018 to present:

  • Tuesday 9th July: The United Kingdom Government is investing £40m ($50m) in electric car charging infrastructure, according to the BBC. This includes wireless EV charging and EVSE chargers which can “pop-up” out of the pavement, leading to a clutter-free walking experience for pedestrians until the (small than average) car chargers need to be “popped up” out of the ground. The downside of wireless car charging, however, is that electric cars do not currently support this: meaning that a £1,000 ($1,250) would be needed before this could be used. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 9th July: Electrek report that the state of EVSE car charging stations in America is looking good: the US now has over 20,000 separate charging stations and 68,800 individual connectors. This represents a 58% increase in charging capacity in the last two years. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 11th July: In interesting EVSE car charging news, Tesla will allow for the Model 3 to be charged via the alternative Japanese-designed CHAdeMO chargers, as Green Car Reports explore. This will be made available via a special $450 adapter, which is pricy but it could be a big lifeline to Model 3 owners whose area mainly includes CHAdeMO charging stations. (Original article from 2019)
  • Sunday 7th July: Oil firm Shell have urged the UK government to have a real push for EVSE electric car charging infrastructure, to make the charging networks more accessible (currently multiple apps and memberships are needed to access each company’s systems), report The Times (paywall). (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 11th June: Autoblog report that Electrify America and Chargepoint are working together more closely to share member access, meaning that a member of one scheme can use the other scheme. This is great news for EV drivers (and the actual companies), because EVSE car charging access can be spotty outside of main cities. (Original article from 2019)
  • Sunday 16th June: A short article from The Times (paywall) reports that France utility company Engie has bought London-based ChargePoint Services (CPS) who currently control 900 EVSE car chargers. Engie previously had just 100 EVSE car chargers in the UK, so this deal boosts their UK charging capability. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 28th May: General Motors are rolling out their own EVSE car charging program alongside Bechtel, as Green Car Reports mention.This joint venture will involve thousands or chargers being built, and can be used by all EVs due to them supporting multiple car charging types. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 6th June: Autoblog are saying that Electrify American are working with Walmart to build EVSE car chargers at Walmart stores and car parks, with a emphasis on some of the busiest American states and Walmart stores. It is thought that over 180 charging stations will be built over the next 6 months. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 20th May: EVgo are rolling out new EVSE chargers at Chevron filing stations, as AutoBlog report. They will be rapid DC, but no mention of the kW-rate yet - they have said it will add 90 miles (144 km) of range in about 30 minutes, though. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 23rd May: Inside EVs report on a large order that Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium has secured from Ionity. Hundreds of ultra fast (up to 350 kW) chargers will be installed in 120 new sites across Europe, for IONITY in Europe (which is a joint venture from various car manufacturers). (Original article from 2019)
  • Friday 24th May: Nevada have made it illegal to block EVSE car charging stations, which will be useful in the fight against ‘ICEing’ - the practise of an internal combustion engine car parking in a spot reserved for EVs. This is SB 428. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 6th May: Green Car Reports reports on EVgo’s plans to put EVSE car chargers alongside curbs, similar to how parking metres are often along a curb. Their new 50-150kW chargers can provide 150 miles (241 km) of range in under 30 minutes. (Original article from 2019)
  • Sunday 12th May: The Times (paywall) report that the UK is facing a big lack of EVSE charging point (and EVSE investment), which will hold back adoption of EVs, which are also considered too expensive by many Brits. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 23rd April: The Boston Consulting Group have said in new research that the rise of EVs (and hence demand for EVSE charging) will create lots of opportunity for electric utility companies who focus more on EV charging and power supply. (Original article from 2019)
  • Wednesday 20th March: Jaguar Land Rover, mainly based in the UK, has installed 166 EVSE car chargers at their large Gaydon engineering site (used by its employees and also visitors), making it once of the UK’s largest charging sites. The smart chargers will be installed by NewMotion and they will be L2 7 kW units, powered entirely by 100% renewable energy. This is part of Jaguar and Land Rover’s plan to have all of their vehicles “electrified” by 2020, albeit this will mean heavy reliance on hybrid technology instead of lots of having pure electric (or PHEV) cars to choose from. Still, it’s all a (big) step in the right direction! (Original article from 2019)
  • Sunday 10th March: A new policy by Major Walsh or Boston will aim to massively increase electric charging infrastructure in the city, with parking lots and newly built garages requiring EVSE chargers - or at least wiring for them. The Mayor’s plans “charging stations for electric cars will require all new spaces in city parking garages to support electric vehicles, and all new private garages must have chargers in 25 percent of their spaces, with the rest wired for future use”, according to the Boston Globe. (Original article from 2019)
  • Friday 8th February: Electrify America are aiming to expand their network over the next 2-3 years, with more rapid DC chargers being installed in new cities, as well as continuing its highway-based installation program. This program will include coastal highway routes with EVSE chargers a maximum of 80 miles (129 km) apart to ensure nearly every electric car can drive the coastal routes without fear of range anxiety. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 29th January: Electrify America has recovered from last week’s EVSE rapid RC charger shutdown after the suspect charging cable undergone further tests and was eventually cleared as safe. The initial panic was seemingly sparked by the manufacturer who were testing a prototype charging cable and seen issues, before thinking that their other CCS chargers also had faults. Electrify America’s network is fully operational once more after the safety alert was dismissed. (Original article from 2019)
  • Sunday 3rd February: Electric Circuit, one of Canada’s public charging networks, will be accelerating plans to roll out their 1,600 new rapid DC EVSE stations across Quebec. These will now be rolled out over the next decade, with at least 100 being deployed in 2019 (in addition to the 22 deployed in January 2019). A key part of this work will be to add charging stations to areas with few or no rapid DC chargers, such as in Cote-Nord and Mauricie. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 21st January: The previous state-owned oil company of Canada (Petro Canada) has shown their desire to get into the green car industry, by announcing that they will be installing electric car charging stations within their gas stations. In a move similar to Shell’s Ionity program in Europe, this Canadian program will look to roll out thousands of EVSE stations across Canada. The first install has a 200 kW CCS charger and a 100 kW CHAdeMO point, along with relatively cheap charging prices. Assuming this program continues to be installed, bringing rapid DC charging for cheap rates to most Canadians, EV adoption should ramp up even further. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 21st January: The American state of Maryland has become the next state to push for quicker EV adoption, and an announcement that 5,000 new EVSE charging stations will be installed in the next few years is a big boost to that. The 5,000 new installs for the 6 million population of Maryland is part of a push for 300,000 EVs to be sold by 2025, in order to reduce harmful carbon emissions by 30-40% in the next decade. This plan will aim to install the fastest rapid DC chargers along the highway, along with subsidizing the cost of workplace EVSE installs. Maryland Commission Chairman (Jason Stanek) announced this plan saying “Today’s decision not only ensures that charging infrastructure will support Maryland’s transition to electrified transportation, but also maximizes the benefits of smart charging while minimizing cost impacts to ratepayers.”. (Original article from 2019)
  • Saturday 26th January: Electrify America, one of the largest EVSE charging station providers across America, has announced that they are temporarily shutting down all of their CCS (rapid DC) 150-350 kW charging stations - although their slower L2 and faster CHADeMO charger will stay open. This is after advise from the charging cable supplier HUBER+SUHNER who thinks that the CCS chargers have an issue with the very high voltage running through at the highest charging speeds. The CCS 50 kW stations are remaining open, too, so this is just affecting the very fastest chargers. In a statement, Electrify America said “Electrify America is shutting down the majority of its high-powered chargers (150 kW – 350kW) in its network to investigate a potential safety issue with its liquid-cooled cables. The recommendation was issued to all of HUBER+SUHNERS’ customers using the technology worldwide.”. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 15th January: In addition to VW’s move into actively producing more electric cars, they have also concluded that they need to get into the EVSE charging station business as well (just like Telsa have very successfully done with their Supercharger network). VW will be setting up electric car charging stations throughout Europe, whilst also selling clean energy options and battery storage solutions to houses. The home charging options include two 11 kW chargers along with a 22 kW DC option - all of which will be smart chargers, connecting to the home’s wifi and communicating with the energy grid. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 10th January: The Governor of Massachusetts has signed EV-friendly legislation in the form of a “right to charge” law, which prevents condo associations from blocking planned EVSE charging station installations. A lack of charging stations in condos and apartments was a blocker to electric car adoption, so this new law will help to increase adoption by stopping condo operators and Homeowner Associations from needlessly blocking EVSE installs. This legislation has come in Bill H.4069 entitled “An Act Electric Vehicle Charging Stations”. (Original article from 2019)