Ford patents wireless EV Charging

Ford has filed a patent application for a wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging system that uses cameras to detect objects that may interrupt charging. The system would alert the driver with flashing lights or sounds if any objects, particularly metal ones, are in proximity to the charging hardware. This warning system aims to prevent inadvertent […]
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Ford partners with Tesla to give customers access to EV Superchargers

Ford and Tesla have announced a partnership that will grant Ford electric vehicle (EV) owners access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. Starting next year, Ford EV owners in the United States will be able to use the Ford mobile app to utilize Tesla’s fast-charging stations, which currently number over 12,000. Ford’s next-generation EVs will also feature […]
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GM follows Ford’s lead and adopts Tesla chargers

General Motors (GM) has announced that it will integrate Tesla’s electric vehicle (EV) charging standard, called the North American Charging Standard (NACS), into its future EV models starting in 2025. This move comes after a recent partnership announcement between Ford and Tesla. GM’s decision indicates a potential trend of automakers adopting Tesla’s charging standard. The […]
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Xcel Energy cancels $200M EV charging station project in Minnesota

Xcel Energy has decided to halt its plan to construct over 700 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Minnesota due to limitations imposed by the Commission’s recent decision on the company’s electric rate case. The project, which would have used nearly $200 million in customer funds, aimed to support Minnesota’s goal of achieving 100% carbon-free […]
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Texas plans to boost EV charging stations across the state as federal funding of $400m looms

Texas is currently experiencing a chicken-or-the-egg situation when it comes to electric vehicles: companies need enough customers to justify building EV charging stations, but drivers want enough charging stations before buying an electric car. However, two pieces of proposed state legislation could address this issue, providing a foundation for companies to put in more fast-charging […]
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When Will EV Chargers Become as Common as Gas Stations?

The US federal government plans to spend billions of dollars building more EV chargers in the country, aiming to have 500,000 public charging stations by 2030. This would help build the confidence of capital markets and private investors in the EV infrastructure, according to Cathy Zoi, CEO of charging infrastructure company EVgo. While the plan […]
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The worst and the most EV charging friendly states in US

A new report by automobile search engine iSeeCars.com ranks US states and cities on their charging infrastructure, based on the charger-to-resident ratio. Vermont tops the list as the most EV-friendly state, with one charger for every 703 residents, followed by California, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Rhode Island. Mississippi ranks the lowest, with 9,275 residents per charger. […]
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