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EV Payment Charging in the Future: The Evolution of an Industry

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EV Payment Charging in the Future

Ingenico Blog August 2023

In the previous two blogs in our series on electric vehicle (EV) charging, we shared why it’s essential for EV charging stations to accept payments and the partnerships that make public EV charging possible. In this third blog, we posit what the future of EV charging could hold.

It’s clear that the “future” of EV charging is approaching quickly. The number of public EV charging stations around the world grew by 37% in 2021 to bring the total number of charge points to 1.8 million worldwide. The U.S., which lags behind other regions of the world in public EV charging infrastructure, is now on the brink of widespread implementation. The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $7.5 billion in funding for 500,000 more public EV charging stations by 2030. And the timing appears right: EV sales in the U.S. increased by 65% in 2022.

To U.S. consumers, whether they drive EVs or not, charging stations are becoming familiar fixtures. These stations, which stand alone or are built into structures, include necessary cables, connectors, touchscreens, and displays to enable drivers to plug and charge. However, expect the future of EV charging to bring changes as more consumers purchase EVs, rely on them for longer trips, and encounter various challenges.

The Future of EV Charging Will Be All About Timing

When demand increases, speed and throughput will become more of a concern as drivers line up to charge. The rate of EV charging depends on several factors, such as how much charge the battery currently has, battery sizes, and battery age. However, in general, a level 3 DC fast charger can add 200 miles of range in about 30 minutes, and a level 2 charger, such as those found in parking garages or workplace parking lots, takes about an hour to add 25 miles of range. The future of EV charging will bring more public chargers and processes optimized to allow drivers to get back on the road as quickly as possible and keep queues short.

The future of EV charging will certainly also usher in new etiquette rules, i.e., don’t park in a charging space when you aren’t charging, promptly move your vehicle when charging is complete, and put the connector back on the station to prevent damage. The future may even include tech solutions that help to enforce procedures to provide good experiences for everyone.

EV Charging Isn’t Just a Fair-Weather Activity

The future of EV charging will also ensure that drivers can charge in any weather conditions. Weather can impact charging time. A Consumer Reports study found that range can decrease by up to 25% at -10 degrees F. Basically, batteries work because of an electrochemical reaction that is slower in colder temperatures. Additionally, charging is less effective when temperatures dip. The Idaho National Laboratory study determined that an EV battery added 36% less energy at 32 degrees compared to charging for the same amount of time at 77 degrees. Innovators will address this challenge to ensure that charging is efficient and all components, from cables, connectors, payment devices, and displays, are rugged enough to keep performing in weather extremes and drivers aren’t stranded in cold weather.

Drivers Want Safe. Comfortable Use of Their Time

Now, it’s common to see EV charging stations in a corner of a parking lot with easy electrical access, but not necessarily close to buildings, restrooms, amenities, or even lighting. Drivers that must charge their vehicles away from home will need a safe place to do so where they have access to accommodations they need. Planners and EV charging station providers will choose future locations with this in mind.

Businesses Seize the Opportunity for Digital Advertising

Charging takes time, and the display on an EV charging station is an opportunity to engage drivers. Charging stations with digital displays capable of supporting multimedia ads can entertain, inform, or engage while drivers charge their vehicles.

The Detroit Free Press reports that locating advertising-supported chargers in highly visible places near shopping, dining, or entertainment is a “triple win.” Customers can charge at lower fees, advertisers get exposure, and businesses can enhance customer experiences and increase traffic with a charger available to their customers.

Regulators Focus on EV Charging

Now, the focus of government leaders is on ensuring that EV charging infrastructure can meet demand. But the future of EV charging will include regulating this activity and protecting consumers. For example, The Federal Highway Administration recently established a rule for minimum standards for interoperability of EV charging infrastructure, traffic control devices, network connectivity, locations, pricing, real-time availability, and accessibility.

As the future of EV charging unfolds, charging station providers will need to adapt and innovate continually to ensure that their solutions comply as rules and laws are enacted.

Stay Tuned

While there’s no way to know for sure how the future of EV charging will take shape, infrastructure will certainly grow, planners and providers must find ways to overcome challenges to make charging safe, efficient, and accessible, and businesses will explore ways to take advantage of the opportunity to engage consumers while they charge.

Ingenico is working with innovators to make payments simple for drivers, forming partnerships to optimize EV charging station functionality, and networking to stay informed of trends in the industry. Want a partnership that will help you stay on the cutting edge? Contact us.

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NFC Sniffers – ATM and Chase Example and Explanation

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Credit Card Security for EV

The following video illustrates a typical hack for sniffing credentials from an ATM. Pretty easy stuff.

Now for Question and Answer

EV Charging Stations and their arguments that only tap to pay (Contactless) should be the only form of payment terminal. It is so wrong on so many levels. Nor is it (the most secure way of payment). The hacks on tap and cellphone-sucking tech has really advanced.

I just read a 2019 Techcrunch article punching the pay on tap thing and while it seems rational, it is not a solution, it is just another trendy way to pay.

Petro stations have to use card and keypad readers and so should EV charging (thank Nevi) for requiring them. So if anyone can enlighten me as to how tap to pay is the safest way for EV charging stations is the answer, watch the video and tell me why fraudsters would not do the very same thing.

Further, Tactile PIN is still a thing and I assure you blind people who hire their drivers would appreciate it if using debit which too is a requirement.

The Access-board is putting their NPRM on EV Charging rules for ADA adoption this sept 2023. It would be good for EV charging MFG to step up and get the ADA right from the start. To this day, I have not seen any EV charging enter thought into accessibility.

Answer

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The private key/certificate used by the card to sign the transaction is never transmitted during the transaction and cannot be accessed. The private key/certificate is protected and encrypted on the card itself and the merchant does not receive sensitive data. Instead, a hash/encrypted number is passed to the reader. It’s never in the clear like it is on a mag strip so contactless skimming attacks are largely unfruitful. A rouge contactless reader like the one in the video would need to be attached to a legitimate merchant account that is doing fraudulent transactions for a fraudster to get any money. This is one of the reasons that there are many steps and security checks to get through to open a merchant account. If a fraudster was successful at opening a merchant account it wouldn’t be very long before it was flagged for fraud and closed and the cardholder would be insured for any losses. There are also limits on the value of contactless transactions set by the card issuer which can also be further curtailed from their by the processor based on risk.


I do agree though that EV charging should be fully equipped for chip and contactless capability, and PIN entry for when it is required.
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EV Charging Market Opportunities in SLED – June 2023

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EV Charging RFPs

Here are current “Active” RFPs. Includes Awarded, Forecast Pre-RFP, Post RFP and Source Selection

Program Name Organization Level 2 Status
Electric Vehicle (EV) Conversion and Infrastructure Design and Development NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Awarded
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES Awarded
Electric vehicle charging station systems. CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENTS Awarded
CHEVROLET VEHICLES: (1) SILVERADO 1500 TRUCK & (7) BOLT EV ELECTRIC VEHICLES ANAHEIM, CITY OF (ORANGE) Awarded
RFP OD-379-22 EV Charging Stations & Related Items PURCHASING COOPERATIVE OF AMERICA Awarded
One Time Purchase for SAWS Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM Awarded
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations NEWPORT NEWS, CITY OF (NEWPORT NEWS CITY) Awarded
Electric Vehicle Charger Installation Project FREMONT, CITY OF (ALAMEDA) Awarded
Install, Own, Operate, and Maintain Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public Use CULVER CITY, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Awarded
OAAA, 1000, 082125 Install EVCS at JFHQ COLORADO STATE DEPARTMENTS Awarded
Electronic Vehicle (EV) Pilot Program TEXAS STATE DEPARTMENTS Awarded
CITYWIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ALEXANDRIA, CITY OF (ALEXANDRIA CITY) Forecast Pre-RFP
ERIE CO – CHARGE ERIE – CMAQ (1-6) NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Forecast Pre-RFP
BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES FORMULA, COMPETITIVE, AND LOW OR NO EMISSIONS PROGRAMS MINNESOTA STATE DEPARTMENTS Forecast Pre-RFP
REPURPOSING GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE TO PROMOTE MITOCHONDRIAL LETHALITY AND POTENTIATE AN ANTI-TUMOR IMMUNE RESPONSE IN TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Parking Hybrid Vehicle NEWBURYPORT, CITY OF (ESSEX) Forecast Pre-RFP
AIRPORT PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE SANTA MONICA, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
Energy and Sustainability Efforts – Green Fleet Infrastructure SANTA CLARA, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Access WILLIAMSBURG, CITY OF (WILLIAMSBURG CITY) Forecast Pre-RFP
EXPAND THE NYC CLEAN TRUCK PROGRAM NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL Forecast Pre-RFP
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS – CITYWIDE, FFY 2026. NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure PASADENA, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
SR-80/US-27 ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING PROGRAM – PHASE II PALM BEACH, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL Forecast Pre-RFP
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS NEW YORK METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Stations Design – Gilroy and Randallstown and 10 Joppa – Construction – Equipment–New Buildings, Repair, Renovations, Minor Additions BALTIMORE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Station Equipment–Energy and Sustainability Programs BALTIMORE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Comprehensive County plan for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment–Energy and Sustainability Programs BALTIMORE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Transportation Planning BOSTON, CITY OF (SUFFOLK) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Charging Stations BOSTON, CITY OF (SUFFOLK) Forecast Pre-RFP
Citywide Electric Vehicle Charger Infrastructure LOS ANGELES, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charger Installation and Power Upgrades – Police LOS ANGELES, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
Ev Infrastructure Countywide SUFFOLK, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Municipal EV Charging Infrastructure SANTA BARBARA, CITY OF (SANTA BARBARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Fleet Generator to EV Chargers Interconnection Project SANTA BARBARA, CITY OF (SANTA BARBARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Fleet Fuel Management Software Upgrade LARGO, CITY OF (PINELLAS) Forecast Pre-RFP
Purchase New Maintenance EV–PUBLIC BUILDINGS WATERTOWN TOWN, CITY OF (MIDDLESEX) Forecast Pre-RFP
Statewide: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENTS Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Station TRUCKEE, CITY OF (NEVADA) Forecast Pre-RFP
ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING SANTA CLARA, CITY OF (SANTA CLARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Municipal EV Chargers NEWTON, CITY OF (MIDDLESEX) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Infrastructure PALM BEACH, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicles BANNING, CITY OF (RIVERSIDE) Forecast Pre-RFP
Park Lot-EV Charging Stations Des — Airports Department FRESNO, CITY OF (FRESNO) Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charger Installation at City Facilities FORT LAUDERDALE, CITY OF (BROWARD) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Program BURBANK, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
Green Fleet TOMPKINS, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electrical Panel with EV Chargers Installation PLANTATION, CITY OF (BROWARD) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations VANCOUVER, CITY OF (CLARK) Forecast Pre-RFP
Construct EV Charging Stations–Facilities KEY BISCAYNE, VILLAGE OF (MIAMI-DADE) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations AMHERST, TOWN OF (ERIE) Forecast Pre-RFP
NATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE – STATEWIDE NORTH CAROLINA STATE DEPARTMENTS Forecast Pre-RFP
G-121: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure BELLEVUE, CITY OF (KING) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations NASSAU, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Green Technologies and Innovation SAN JOSE, CITY OF (SANTA CLARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Chargers SAN JOSE, CITY OF (SANTA CLARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations–EDEN MEDICAL BUILDING EDEN TOWNSHIP HEALTH CARE DISTRICT Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations–DUBLIN GATEWAY EDEN TOWNSHIP HEALTH CARE DISTRICT Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure BLACKSBURG, TOWN OF (MONTGOMERY) Forecast Pre-RFP
Support Vehicle Replacement and Expansion Program BLACKSBURG, TOWN OF (MONTGOMERY) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure–Other BROWARD, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Stations FAIRFAX, CITY OF (FAIRFAX CITY) Forecast Pre-RFP
Non-Revenue Vehicle Replcement 202324 Standalone KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Solid Waste Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Standalone KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Program Budget Programmatic KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Wtd Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Standalone KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Des Fmd Ev Plan Charge Station Standalone KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Access Transportation Electric Vehicle Pilot Standalone KING, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Community Revitalization–5–ERIE CO – CHARGE ERIE – ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGE CHARGE STATIONS NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations OAKLAND, CITY OF (ALAMEDA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Drive Clean Seattle Fleet Electric Vehicle Infrastructure SEATTLE, CITY OF (KING) Forecast Pre-RFP
Transportation Electrification SEATTLE, CITY OF (KING) Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Station Replacement & Upgrade at City Hall MELBOURNE, CITY OF (BREVARD) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (GA23) ROCKVILLE, CITY OF (MONTGOMERY) Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Station OLIVENHAIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Forecast Pre-RFP
EV Charging Station OLIVENHAIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Forecast Pre-RFP
FY23 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure–Sustainability BUNCOMBE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacement–Parking HENDERSONVILLE, CITY OF (HENDERSON) Forecast Pre-RFP
Publicly Accessible Fast Chargers (NEW)–FLEET MANAGEMENT – ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE HAYWARD, CITY OF (ALAMEDA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Citywide EV Charging Strategy Upgrade (NEW)–FLEET MANAGEMENT – ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE HAYWARD, CITY OF (ALAMEDA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Ev Charging Station Replacement DEL MAR, CITY OF (SAN DIEGO) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Chargers PETALUMA, CITY OF (SONOMA) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations SANTA MARIA, CITY OF (SANTA BARBARA) Forecast Pre-RFP
40-02 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure WEST HOLLYWOOD, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure–other BROWARD, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure–fleet & Equipment ASHEVILLE, CITY OF (BUNCOMBE) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Chargers -Public Accessibility ARLINGTON, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Chargers -Internal Accessibility ARLINGTON, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Ev Charger Installation at City Facilities FORT LAUDERDALE, CITY OF (BROWARD) Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure – Main Street & T-lot ORANGE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Ev Charging Infrastructure ORANGE, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Infrastructure WESTCHESTER, COUNTY OF Forecast Pre-RFP
Electric Vehicle (Ev) Charging Station Development SPOKANE, CITY OF (SPOKANE) Forecast Pre-RFP
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION MAINTENANCE & REPAIR SERVICES OAKLAND, CITY OF (ALAMEDA) Post-RFP
installation of electric (EV) charging stations, conduit,pull boxes, wiring, electrical panels, transformers, signing and striping, andall other items MONTCLAIR, CITY OF (SAN BERNARDINO) Post-RFP
UTILITY CART MAINTENANCE, INSPECTION, AND REPAIR SERVICES CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
Install and Operate EV Charging Stations DALTON, TOWN OF (BERKSHIRE) Post-RFP
Design & Installation of EV Charging Stations SANTA CLARA COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY Post-RFP
Electric Vehicle Battery Study and Report WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
The Tesla Model 3 (EV-601-TS_053322 ALL EV iDEV SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Post-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project MONTCLAIR, CITY OF (SAN BERNARDINO) Post-RFP
Pelican Parking Lot Improvements FORT LAUDERDALE, CITY OF (BROWARD) Post-RFP
CR 22-147890.EO.Project 7157.Electric Vehicle CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
Letters of Interest-SFMTA CEC CHiLL-2 SAN FRANCISCO, CITY AND COUNTY OF (SAN FRANCISCO) Post-RFP
Hybrid SUV 4 Door AWD BALTIMORE, CITY OF (BALTIMORE CITY) Post-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Palm Springs International Airport PALM SPRINGS, CITY OF (RIVERSIDE) Post-RFP
LIFT EV’RY VOICE AND SING PARK – RIGHT OF WAY IMPROVEMENT-NO CHARGE JACKSONVILLE, CITY OF (DUVAL) Post-RFP
provide 2023 Ford ETransit Cargo Van ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Post-RFP
Walk in Step Vans WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
Orange County Convention Center EV Charging Hub Construction ORLANDO UTILITIES COMMISSION Post-RFP
Municipal Circulator Services MIAMI BEACH, CITY OF (MIAMI-DADE) Post-RFP
PLUG-IN VEHICLES EV SEDANS LOS ANGELES COUNTY METRO TRANSIT AUTHORITY Post-RFP
Professional Engineering Services for Energization Station Project LOS ALTOS, CITY OF (SANTA CLARA) Post-RFP
Administration Building Electric Vehicle Charging Stations PORT OF TACOMA Post-RFP
Upgrade Wiring – Electric Vehicle BYD Bus Chargers SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY Post-RFP
MANAGEMENT of PARKING GARAGES GROUP I, II, III BALTIMORE, CITY OF (BALTIMORE CITY) Post-RFP
Generator & EV Charging Station Installation ROCHESTER GENESEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Post-RFP
Washington Electric Vehicle Incentive Program WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
Pursuit & Administrative Vehicles FLORIDA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION Post-RFP
DOER RFQ-ENE-2023-021 DOER RFQ-ENE-2023-021 Green Communities Program Development and Support MASSACHUSETTS STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
EV Charging Station Blueprint Update RFP KERN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS Post-RFP
Florida Sheriffs Association Cooperative Purchasing Program FLORIDA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION Post-RFP
ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
additional three EV Chargers ISLAND, COUNTY OF Post-RFP
As-Needed Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) SAN DIEGO, CITY OF (SAN DIEGO) Post-RFP
Charge Ready NY 2.0 Equipment and Network Qualification Process NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations TEXAS STATE DEPARTMENTS Post-RFP
EXV2 AC-Drive Electric Vehicle w/ Battery, CRTC MINNESOTA STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection
PUMP ASM – POWER STEERING LOS ANGELES COUNTY METRO TRANSIT AUTHORITY Source Selection
Request for Proposals – Hollenbeck Park Urban Greening Revitalization Project COVINA, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Source Selection
2023 Compact Sedan BREMERTON, CITY OF (KITSAP) Source Selection
DC-Fast/Level 3 and Level 2 EV Charging Stations for Public Charging for the City of Buffalo BUFFALO, CITY OF (ERIE) Source Selection
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES PIERCE COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT 14 Source Selection
Tulalip Tribes Administration Building Parking Lot Expansion TULALIP TRIBES Source Selection
EV Vehicles BALTIMORE, CITY OF (BALTIMORE CITY) Source Selection
EV Vehicles BALTIMORE, CITY OF (BALTIMORE CITY) Source Selection
ONE (1) CALIFORNIA STREET-LEGAL ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK AND CHARGER CHICO, CITY OF (BUTTE) Source Selection
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REPAIR AT SUNDIAL BRIDGE REDDING, CITY OF (SHASTA) Source Selection
Electric Trolley LEXINGTON, TOWN OF (MIDDLESEX) Source Selection
BIT RECLAIM, CULVERTS, AGG BASE & SHOULD, CONCRETE & BIT PAVING & TURF ESTABLISHMENT WINONA, COUNTY OF Source Selection
Design of Electric Vehicle Charging Station SACRAMENTO, COUNTY OF Source Selection
23-05 Paving – Various Locations RYE BROOK, VILLAGE OF (WESTCHESTER) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure &Roadmapping SPURR SCHOOL PROJECT FOR UTILITY RATE REDUCTION (SPURR) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure &Roadmappingspurr BAY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS JPA Source Selection
EVSE TEST EQUIPMENT Source Selection
Furnish and Delivery of Six (6) Turtle Fire Systems Electric Vehicle (EV) Nozzle YONKERS, CITY OF (WESTCHESTER) Source Selection
Sealed and/or Electronic DUVALL, CITY OF (KING) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations REDMOND, CITY OF (KING) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Management Services NORTHERN CALIF POWER AGENCY Source Selection
Mobile Battery Electric Charging Station CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT AREA AUTHORITY Source Selection
(3) LARGE SUV Electric Vehicle – For Drivers ED NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection
(1) Small-Sized SUV AWD/4×4 Electric Vehicle – Jefferson County NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection
Oshkosh MPO Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION Source Selection
EV Chargers ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT AREA Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure & Roadmapping SCHOOL PROJECT FOR UTILITY RATE REDUCTION (SPURR) Source Selection
EV School Bus Pilot – SB528 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection
SWITCHBOARD – EV LOS ANGELES, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Source Selection
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS SITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WEATHERFORD COLLEGE Source Selection
Electric Vehicles ROSEVILLE, CITY OF (PLACER) Source Selection
PLUG-IN VEHICLES EV SEDANS LOS ANGELES COUNTY METRO TRANSIT AUTHORITY Source Selection
City Hall Electric Vehicle Charging Stations CIP 50010 PICO RIVERA, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Source Selection
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT LAGUNA WOODS, CITY OF (ORANGE) Source Selection
ELECTRIC VEHICLE FAST CHARGERS SUFFOLK, COUNTY OF Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Station SACRAMENTO, COUNTY OF Source Selection
EV CHARGING STATIONS FONTANA, CITY OF (SAN BERNARDINO) Source Selection
CLALLAM COUNTY EV Charging Stations CLALLAM, COUNTY OF Source Selection
(1) Full-Size 1/2 Ton Pick-Up EV – NYS OGS NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection
EV Charging Stations CLALLAM, COUNTY OF Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Services LARGO, CITY OF (PINELLAS) Source Selection
Nissan Electric Vehicles Parts & Repair Services ARLINGTON, COUNTY OF Source Selection
Installation and Maintenance of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations WINCHESTER, CITY OF (WINCHESTER CITY) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations BEXAR, COUNTY OF Source Selection
DC Fast Charging Hubs – 2023 LOS ANGELES, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) Source Selection
ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND BIKE CHARGING STATION DESIGN CLIFTON PARK, TOWN OF (SARATOGA) Source Selection
Electric Vehicle and Electric Bike Charging Infrastructure Design and Installation Services CLIFTON PARK, TOWN OF (SARATOGA) Source Selection
Bus Depot Electrification Program: Kirk and Northwest Depots MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENTS Source Selection

EV Charging Connector Standard – Now What?

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Ford and GM Announcement on Tesla NACS

Now we get to see how everything shakes out.  With Ford and GM announcing support for Tesla charging connector standard, will that be enough for Tesla to “corner the market”?  By contrast it is somewhat similar to Dell and Lenovo suddenly announcing they will focus on Apple IoS systems. In any case federal subsidies are in play and the Biden administration favors the CCS open standard. They did modify their Tesla support conditions that as long as CCS connectors provided, then Tesla charging stations will be eligible for federal funding.  Shades of Betamax and VHS all over.

CharIN Response:  From June 12 (Reuters) – CharIN, the industry body promoting the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard to power electric vehicles, said on Monday Tesla’s (TSLA.O) charging model is not a standard yet and does not provide an open charging ecosystem for the industry.

CharIN said it will convene a task force with the goal of submitting NACS, which was formerly Tesla’s propriety, to the standardization process.

It added that an open standardization process will go through a peer review process and interested parties will be able to contribute to development of the standard.

Charging equipment makers Blink Charging (BLNK.O), ChargePoint (CHPT.N) and Tritium (DCFC.O) said they will offer NACS as a connector option along with CCS in their charger offerings.

EV Charger Companies: 

June 12 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle charging companies are cautiously embracing Tesla’s (TSLA.O) charging technology as the main U.S. standard, mere days after Ford (F.N) and GM (GM.N) said they were adopting it, but questions remained about how any interoperability would work.

The rare agreements between Tesla Inc and each of the two U.S. automakers, who among them control more than 60% of the country’s EV market, is likely to give top billing to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Tesla shares rose 2.2% on Monday.

That puts companies, including ChargePoint (CHPT.N), EVgo Inc (EVGO.O) and Blink Charging Co (BLNK.O), in danger of losing out on customers if they offer only Combined Charging System (CCS), the rival standard that the Biden administration has favored.

Mixed Message From CharIN?

From TechCrunch – CharIN said Monday during the 36th Electric Vehicle and Symposium in Sacramento that while it “stands behind” CCS it also supports the “standardization” of NACS. CharIN isn’t giving an unabashed endorsement. It is, however, acknowledging that some of its members in North America are interested in adopting Tesla’s charging tech and said it will create a task force with the goal of submitting NACS to the standardization process.

For any technology to become a standard it must go through a due process in a standards development organization such as ISO, IEC, IEEE, SAE and ANSI, the organization noted in a press release.

The comments are a reversal from last week when CharIN said diverging from the CCS standard would hamper the global EV industry’s ability to thrive. It also cautioned, at the time, that the use of adapters, which GM and Ford will sell to give current EV owners access to the Tesla Supercharging network, could lead to poor handling and increased damage of charging equipment and potential safety issues.

Road And Track Makes Some Good Points

Tesla designs its charging stations as a single integrated system with its cars, whereas EV charging networks like Electrify America or EVgo buy their stations from third-party makers. In the early days, no one company could supply high volumes of stations, so Electrify America had to use stations from four separate vendors: ABB, BTC Power, Efacec, or Signet. (EA is now in the process of designing its own stations and slimming down its roster of suppliers; Efacec is already gone, due to unreliability and difficult of servicing.)

Tesla knows its cars, their owners, and the credit card the owner provided, so billing happens on the back end. But a charging network open to all EVs may have no idea who or what just plugged in. The network has to ensure the user has a valid method of payment, whether it’s free hours provided by the carmaker to EV buyers or the more customary driver’s credit card.

Which Cars Support EV and How Much Are They (at least in California)?

Nice being able to afford a Tesla but do your neighbors drive a Tesla or do they drive a Honda or Toyota?  We liked this breakdown the other day.

New battery rules went into effect in April that lowered the credit of the Model 3 Standard Range Rear Wheel Drive and Long Range All-Wheel Drive to $3,750. Tesla last week on its website said that all versions of the Model 3 again qualify for the full credit. The government confirmed the change on its fueleconomy.gov website.

A Model 3 starts at $40,240 and the price may fall to $25,240 when the $7,500 federal tax credit and another $7,500 from the California tax rebate kick in, depending on income and other requirements. Toyota’s Camry is listed at $26,320 and higher.

The subsidy change, along with aggressive discounts, should help Tesla prop up sales of its mainstay Model 3, whose demand has been weighed down by a major revamp this year, economic uncertainty and increasing competition.

Companies Positioned to Profit

  • Without a doubt that company looks to be Panasonic. They must be a bit giddy over the prospect of Ford and GM entering their foodchain. Next up Toyota, Honda and Hyundai…

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LG EV Charging Stations Released

LG EV Charging Station

HiEV Charger, an LG Affiliated Company, Has Unveiled Its New Portfolio of Convenient and Reliable Electric Vehicle Chargers

SEOUL, May 25, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charger solutions business, a move expected to solidify further the company’s position in the fast-growing EV charger segment. LG held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the commencement of EV charger products manufactured by HiEV Charger (formerly known as AppleMango). HiEV Charger, an EV charging solution company, was acquired by LG, GS Energy and GS Neotek in 2022.

LG EV Charging Stations

LG EV Charging Stations

LG EV Charging Stations

LG EV Charging Stations

HiEV Charger unveiled its product portfolio during the ceremony, which features four different chargers: two 7kW models (wall-mounted and stand-type) and two fast-charging models (100kW and 200kW). All of the new products offer convenient installation and are suitable for use in multiple environments, such as homes, office buildings and a diverse range of other commercial facilities.

The newly introduced EV chargers boast an array of safety-enhancing features. In addition to being water- and dust-resistant, the chargers are equipped with functions designed to provide electrical and thermal protection throughout the charging process. The new chargers also have a slim depth that supports the efficient use of space, while the inclusion of two connectors means two EVs can be charged simultaneously. Simple management is provided through features like connector lock detection and remote updates.

By combining its know-how and technical prowess from the B2C and B2B sectors, LG is able to deliver differentiated solutions and enhanced customer experiences. The company’s well-established capabilities in manufacturing, quality control, after-sales service and supply chain management create the foundation necessary to achieve sustained success in the EV charging solution business. Looking beyond the domestic market, LG is currently planning EV charging product launches and related collaborations in countries around the world.

The global EV charging market is expected to grow to USD 186 billion by 2030, according to Roland Berger, a global management consulting firm. The market expansion is being driven by several factors, including the ongoing implementation of regulations aimed at protecting the environment, and the continuous progress of vehicle electrification.

“The start of EV charger production marks a significant milestone for LG, propelling us on a journey to becoming a total EV charging solutions provider,” said Suh Heung-kyu, vice president and head of the Electric Vehicle Charging business division of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “We will focus on delivering convenient and fast EV charging solutions for EV owners and differentiated EV charging solutions offering diverse form factors and new services for our valued partners.”

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EV Opportunities RFPs

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Amazon Distribution Center EV chargers near Westminster, CO

Sheetz Hits One Millionth Charge Session

SHeetz EV Charging

Convenience Store Charging and Sheetz

The convenience retailer has 650 electric vehicle chargers at 95 of its stores. From Convenience Stores

In brief Summary

  • Two million sessions and counting
  • Early adopter – started in 2012
  • 700 stores

Excerpt

“With nearly 700 stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio, Sheetz has an established infrastructure with plans to expand our electric vehicle charging network in the future,” said Trevor Walter, vice president of petroleum supply management at Sheetz.

“Our goal at Sheetz has always been to be the ultimate one-stop-shop, to help customers to refuel – or recharge – your car and refresh your body. With the market for electric vehicles gaining popularity, Sheetz is committed to building a network now for the future needs of our customers,” he said.

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Deadline for Comments on ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Roadmap

homeowners guide to ev charging

ANSI EV Standards

Just a reminder that comments on the draft ANSI EVSP Roadmap of Standards and Codes for Electric Vehicles at Scale are due May 1. Instructions follow below for submitting comments. Thanks.

ANSI Draft Roadmap of Standards and Codes for Electric Vehicles at Scale Released for Comment

Comments Invited by May 1, 2023

New York, March 31, 2023: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released today for public review and comment a draft of the Roadmap of Standards and Codes for Electric Vehicles at Scale developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). The roadmap identifies key safety, performance, and interoperability issues; notes relevant published and in-development standards; and makes recommendations to address gaps in codes and standards. This includes recommending pre-standardization research and development (R&D) where needed. It also proposes prioritized timeframes for when standardization work should occur and standards developing organizations (SDOs) or others that may be able to lead such work. Working groups have been developing the draft roadmap since a kickoff event held in June 2022.

The request for comment specifically invites comments that represent critical revisions and needed clarifications on the roadmap content. Comments on the draft roadmap may be submitted to [email protected] by close of business on Monday, May 1, 2023. Use of the comment form (see below) is required to better manage and review comments. The EVSP working groups are currently on hiatus and will reconvene in May to address the comments submitted and finalize the document for publication by the end of June 2023. While all comments are welcome, the EVSP reserves the right to hold disposition of comments in reserve for a future iteration of the document if they cannot be addressed within the time available. This might include, for example, comments on the document’s organization, or issues not addressed.

The draft roadmap and related materials may be downloaded as follows:

Building on ANSI EVSP roadmaps developed in the 2011-14 timeframe, the draft document seeks to describe the current and desired future standardization landscape that will support and facilitate EVs at scale. The roadmap’s primary focus is on light duty, on-road plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are recharged via a connection to the electrical grid, as well as the supporting charging infrastructure needed to power them. Medium and heavy-duty EVs are also covered. Topics covered include standards to address high power DC charging, storage (i.e., microgrid, distributed energy resource management systems) integrated with DC charging, vehicle grid integration, high power scalable/interoperable wireless charging, and vehicle-oriented systems. The broad target audience includes vehicle manufacturers, entities that will be installing and operating charging infrastructure; SDOs; U.S. federal, state, and municipal government agencies; electric utilities; and others.

To advance the Biden Administration’s goal for a clean energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) issued a June 2021 lab call funding opportunity announcement. The lab call included a pillar on codes and standards with the goal to “identify and address challenges and barriers to the integration of EVs@Scale charging with the grid created by uncoordinated development of codes and standards and the rapid advances in vehicle and charging technologies.” An EVs@Scale lab consortium was formed in response with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as the lead lab for the codes and standards pillar supported by other national labs. The consortium committed to develop a 2022 roadmap like earlier roadmaps developed by the ANSI EVSP.

The EVs@Scale effort supports funding initiatives associated with deploying a nationwide EV charging infrastructure, including the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which provides $5 billion in Federal money to that end. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Federal Highway Administration was directed to release a set of minimum standards and requirements for the implementation of the NEVI program. The NEVI Final Rule was issued on February 28, 2023, and appropriate references are included in the EVSP roadmap.

ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private-sector voluntary standardization system. As a neutral facilitator, the Institute has a successful track record of convening stakeholders from the public and private sectors to define standardization needs for emerging technologies and to address national and global priorities. The ANSI EVSP is a cross-sector coordinating body whose objective is to foster coordination and collaboration on standardization matters among public- and private-sector stakeholders to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States with international coordination, adaptability, and engagement.

The ANSI EVSP does not develop standards. Rather, it serves as a forum for facilitating coordination among SDOs and others. ANSI’s facilitation of the EVSP is supported in part by VTO/ANL and UL Standards & Engagement.

“Standards and related conformity assessment programs have an important role to play in advancing electric vehicle technologies. ANSI invites all affected stakeholders, regardless of geographic location, to review the draft roadmap and make their views known,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO.

For more information, visit the EVSP webpage www.ansi.org/evsp or reach out to ANSI staff: Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation ([email protected]; 212-642-8921), or Christine Bernat, associate director, standards facilitation ([email protected]; 212-642-8919).

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.

The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit www.ansi.org.

EV Battery Recycling – Solid-State, New Plants, Has it Boomed Too Soon?

April 15, 2023 — Big surge in interest on recycling EV batteries. The economics, the how and why.

Here are our picks we enjoyed reading.

The Forever Battery That Promises to Change the EV Industry

The Forever Battery That Promises to Change the EV Industry

Editor’s note: “The Forever Battery That Promises to Change the EV Industry” was previously published in March 2023. It has since been updated to …

The biggest EV battery recycling plant in the US is open for business

The biggest EV battery recycling plant in the US is open for business

Getting rid of old batteries can be a hassle. But for recycling startup Ascend Elements, other people’s garbage is basically a gold mine, if not …

EV Battery Recycling Has Boomed Too Soon

EV Battery Recycling Has Boomed Too Soon

The boom in battery recycling is starting to look like a bubble. That’s a challenge for US EV makers in need of raw materials to power a sustainable transportation future. An electric-vehicle battery built from metals mined in Congo, Indonesia and

Can electric car batteries be recycled?

Can electric car batteries be recycled?

Electric vehicles are quickly becoming the go-to for many car buyers. Gas prices and environmental concerns are strong motivators for people to give up gas and go electric, but the segment is so new that there are still big unanswered questions. One has to

ANSI EV Draft Roadmap of Standards and Codes Comments Requested

NEVI Funding Summary

ANSI EV Draft Roadmap

New York, March 31, 2023: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released today for public review and comment a draft of the Roadmap of Standards and Codes for Electric Vehicles at Scale developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). The roadmap identifies key safety, performance, and interoperability issues; notes relevant published and in-development standards; and makes recommendations to address gaps in codes and standards. This includes recommending pre-standardization research and development (R&D) where needed. It also proposes prioritized timeframes for when standardization work should occur and standards developing organizations (SDOs) or others that may be able to lead such work. Working groups have been developing the draft roadmap since a kickoff event held in June 2022.

Comments Invited by May 1, 2023

The request for comment specifically invites comments that represent critical revisions and needed clarifications on the roadmap content. Comments on the draft roadmap may be submitted to [email protected] by close of business on Monday, May 1, 2023. Use of the comment form (see below) is required to better manage and review comments. The EVSP working groups are currently on hiatus and will reconvene in May to address the comments submitted and finalize the document for publication by the end of June 2023. While all comments are welcome, the EVSP reserves the right to hold disposition of comments in reserve for a future iteration of the document if they cannot be addressed within the time available. This might include, for example, comments on the document’s organization, or issues not addressed.

The draft roadmap and related materials may be downloaded as follows:

Building on ANSI EVSP roadmaps developed in the 2011-14 timeframe, the draft document seeks to describe the current and desired future standardization landscape that will support and facilitate EVs at scale. The roadmap’s primary focus is on light duty, on-road plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are recharged via a connection to the electrical grid, as well as the supporting charging infrastructure needed to power them. Medium and heavy-duty EVs are also covered. Topics covered include standards to address high power DC charging, storage (i.e., microgrid, distributed energy resource management systems) integrated with DC charging, vehicle grid integration, high power scalable/interoperable wireless charging, and vehicle-oriented systems. The broad target audience includes vehicle manufacturers, entities that will be installing and operating charging infrastructure; SDOs; U.S. federal, state, and municipal government agencies; electric utilities; and others.

To advance the Biden Administration’s goal for a clean energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) issued a June 2021 lab call funding opportunity announcement. The lab call included a pillar on codes and standards with the goal to “identify and address challenges and barriers to the integration of EVs@Scale charging with the grid created by uncoordinated development of codes and standards and the rapid advances in vehicle and charging technologies.” An EVs@Scale lab consortium was formed in response with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as the lead lab for the codes and standards pillar supported by other national labs. The consortium committed to develop a 2022 roadmap like earlier roadmaps developed by the ANSI EVSP.

The EVs@Scale effort supports funding initiatives associated with deploying a nationwide EV charging infrastructure, including the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which provides $5 billion in Federal money to that end. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Federal Highway Administration was directed to release a set of minimum standards and requirements for the implementation of the NEVI program. The NEVI Final Rule was issued on February 28, 2023, and appropriate references are included in the EVSP roadmap.

ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private-sector voluntary standardization system. As a neutral facilitator, the Institute has a successful track record of convening stakeholders from the public and private sectors to define standardization needs for emerging technologies and to address national and global priorities. The ANSI EVSP is a cross-sector coordinating body whose objective is to foster coordination and collaboration on standardization matters among public- and private-sector stakeholders to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States with international coordination, adaptability, and engagement.

The ANSI EVSP does not develop standards. Rather, it serves as a forum for facilitating coordination among SDOs and others. ANSI’s facilitation of the EVSP is partly supported by VTO/ANL and UL Standards & Engagement.

“Standards and related conformity assessment programs have an important role to play in advancing electric vehicle technologies. ANSI invites all affected stakeholders, regardless of geographic location, to review the draft roadmap and make their views known,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO.

For more information, visit the EVSP webpage www.ansi.org/evsp or reach out to ANSI staff: Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation ([email protected]; 212-642-8921), or Christine Bernat, associate director, standards facilitation ([email protected]; 212-642-8919).

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.

The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit www.ansi.org.

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Kiosk Industry participates in three of the EV working groups and has assisted in development.

The KMA Kiosk Manufacturer Association is an Associate Sponsor of the ANSI EV Committee

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PAX Technology EV Charging Solution – IM30 with Charge-to-Charge App

EV POS Terminal

Android-Based Charge-to-Charge Outdoor Terminal

Press release by PAX

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 22, 2023– PAX Technology, Inc. (PAX), a leading global payment solution provider, is partnering with unattended payment industry leader ISVPay to offer customers the first-of-its-kind Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solution utilizing the Android™ based PAX IM30.

Charge to Charge is an Android-based point-of-sale application running natively on PAX’s outdoor rated IM30 unattended payment terminal. It is the first self-contained solution of its kind. This point-of-sale application is directly integrated with a smart charger control board to start, stop, and monitor the flow of electricity. A web-based backend portal provides a variety of robust features including transaction reporting, remote management, and digital signage scheduling.

PAX’s IM30 is the payment acceptance solution behind Charge to Charge. The IM30 provides a 5” anti-glare touchscreen, ruggedized build with an IP rating of 55, acceptance of all major payment methods, and seamless integration.

“The IM30 is a perfect solution for the unattended space, particularly EV charging. The Charge to Charge platform is sure to take the EV industry by storm and PAX is excited to be an integral part of the solution” said PAX Technology, Inc. SVP, Retail Solutions, John Arato.

Charge to Charge is designed to address the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment requirements regarding credit card payment acceptance, labeling, and reporting. These regulations specifically require disclosure of all fees at the point of sale, credit card reader, and mobile payment via NFC reader. EV charging systems that are solely subscription and membership based will not qualify for state or federal funding.

“Our platform, combined with PAX’s rugged, compact IM30, offers a truly All-In-One solution for businesses looking to invest in EV infrastructure” said Sarah Adams, SVP of Business Development, from Charge to Charge. “It ensures that businesses can support their unique requirements and abide by federal and state guidelines while offering an optimized user experience.

PAX along with ISVPay will be demonstrating the Charge to Charge solution at the EV Charging Summit (EVCS) & Expo at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV, from March 29-31. Schedule a visit with the team or stop in Booth #207 for a first look.

Payment terminals available exclusively through Las Vegas based distributor Unattended Card Payments Inc., learn more at www.ucp-inc.com.

About PAX Technology, Inc.

PAX Technology, Inc. is one of the largest electronic payment solution providers in the world, with 60 million terminals located in over 120 countries. As a leading global manufacturer of payment solutions, we are committed to delivering innovative, high-quality, and secure payment solutions to businesses, large and small, worldwide. To learn more visit www.pax.us.

About Charge to Charge

Charge to Charge is located in Alpharetta, Georgia and is specialized in unattended payment acceptance and regulations within the EV charging industry. Our first-of-its-kind software is designed to address open payment acceptance and charging display regulations in real time. Our founders are seasoned professionals in the unattended and payment industries dedicated to empowering the EV Charging industry with a compliant, reliable and streamlined solution while creating a seamless experience for consumers. Learn more at www.chargetocharge.com.

About Unattended Card Payments Inc.

Unattended Card Payments Inc. (UCP) is a payment device distributor and value-added reseller specializing in solutions for the self-service marketplace. UCP operates a PCI-PIN and PCI-P2PE Validated key injection facility located in the Southwest area of Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more at www.ucp-inc.comspec sheet


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7-Eleven Launches EV Charging Network

7-Eleven EV Charging News

7-Eleven EV Charging Program Launched

Noted on ConvenienceStores News March 2023

In Brief Summary

  • Florida, Texas, Colorado and California
  • US first and then Canada
  • Uses the word “Proprietary”
  • Unclear if network will only go into company-owned stores and not franchises (majority of stores)

Excerpt

According to the retailer, the 7Charge network will offer EV drivers 7‑Eleven’s trademark convenience and accessibility. 7Charge sites allow customers to charge any EV make and model compatible with common CHAdeMO or Combined Charging System plug types, and the 7Charge app offers a new level of convenience and coordination to customers looking for a seamless charging and payment experience.

From 7-Eleven Website

“For over 95 years, 7‑Eleven has innovated to meet our customers’ needs – delivering convenience where, when and how they want it,” said Joe DePinto, President and Chief Executive Officer at 7‑Eleven. “Now, we are innovating once again to meet our customers’ where they are by expanding our business to provide EV drivers convenience of the future…today.”

The 7Charge network will deliver on the growing consumer need for EV charging infrastructure. By expanding the 7Charge network, while continuing to utilize third-party fast-charging network options, 7‑Eleven will have the ability to grow its network to match consumer demand and make EV charging available to neighborhoods that have, until now, lacked access.

Once the network’s expansion is complete, 7‑Eleven will have one of the largest and most compatible fast-charging networks of any retailer in North America serving communities and customers at charging stations across its entire family of brands including Speedway® and Stripes® stores.

*Provided a driver has a CCS or CHAdeMO adapter.

Resources  (from DuckDuckGo)

  • ArsTechnica shows locations of the units
    • 7-Eleven says its proprietary network will “offer new levels of convenience and coordination to customers looking for a seamless charging and payment experience.” That may mean it will include “plug and charge,” the ISO 15118 protocol that handles billing after the car handshakes with the charger, but plug and charge is far from universally implemented in new EVs. After playing with the app for a few minutes, it appears you can also pay by scanning a QR code on the charger.
  • From BGR — 7-Eleven is just one of many brands starting to build out charging networks in the United States. Mercedes-Benz and ChargePoint recently announced a partnership to build thousands of EV fast chargers across North America and Tesla just started to roll out its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs in the country.

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EV Accessibility – What About the U.K.?

EV Accessibility UK Europe

EV Accessibility — BSI Standards Group

Here is a pdf of accessibility standards PAS 1899:2022

84 pages.

Enabling more accessible EV charge points

What’s happened and why?

Intending to provide an inclusive experience for people with accessibility needs, PAS 1899:2022 is a new standard giving designers, procurers and installers essential specifications on providing accessible public charge points for electric vehicles.

What does PAS 1899:2022 cover?

It covers the physical aspects of the environment surrounding fixed charge points (e.g. kerb height, ground type); the location, placement and spacing of charge points within the streetscape/public realm; the information, signals and indicators to be provided to users; and the factors to be taken into account in the design and specification of accessible charge points (e.g. height of charge point, cables and cable management systems, bollard spacing, colours used on screens, weight and force and ease of use of the equipment).

Why use PAS 1899:2022?

It aims to support building an inclusive EV charging infrastructure in the UK. As such it can help designers, procurers and installers to:

  • Anticipate and overcome restrictions and barriers that could prevent any user from making full and independent use of the charge point
  • Accelerate innovative practices
  • Improve the efficiency with which EV charge points are deployed
  • Build confidence in the accessibility and inclusivity of EV infrastructure
  • Strengthen the risk management of EV projects

Owners and operators can also use the PAS to assess the accessibility of their existing charge points.

Download PAS 1899:2022


 

Gee, what about Europe?

Many of the accessibility (and usability) issues such as the positioning of the charging points, the access around them, the heights of the various elements that the user interacts with will all fall under the scope of EN 17210:2021 on “Accessibility and usability of the built environment – Functional requirements” and the accompanying report that gives some of the actual dimensions that the EN lacks. EN 17210 defines the “built environment” quite broadly:
“external and internal environments and any element, component or fitting that is commissioned, designed, constructed and managed for use by people”. This standard has been published by CEN/CENELEC JTC 11.

EN 301 549 on “Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services” has clause 8.3 that applies to the physical design of “Stationary ICT” which is defined as “ICT that stands on the floor, or is mounted on a wall or other immovable structure, and is not intended to be moved by its user”. So, if an EV charging station was designed as a pedestal that is mounted on the ground or a box that is mounted on the wall, then the position of controls and screens on the pedestal or the box would be covered by clause 8.3, but where that box was mounted on the wall or whether the pedestal is stood on something would be covered by EN 17210. EN 301 549 has been developed by ETSI and published jointly by CEN CENELEC and ETSI.

Accessibility requirements relating to how the control software for the EV charging station interacts with the user (e.g. via (touch-)screens, buttons and audio) is covered by various clauses in EN 301 549.

Looking to the future, the European Commission has recently issued a mandate to the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN CENELEC and ETSI) to revise the two harmonized European Standards above and new versions of them are in preparation for publication at the end of the summer 2025.

EV Infrastructure Funding – First Round of $2.5 Billion Accepts Applications

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EV Infrastructure Funding

From dot.gov March 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Opens Applications for First Round of $2.5 Billion Program to Build EV Charging in Communities & Neighborhoods Nationwide

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

First round of funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure program will help ensure America’s zero-emission vehicle future is accessible and equitable, no matter where you live

FHWA 09-23
Contact: [email protected]
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today opened applications for a new multi-billion-dollar program to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This is a key step towards the President’s goals of building a national network of 500,000 public EV charging stations and reducing national greenhouse gas emissions by 50–52% by 2030.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide $2.5 billion over five years to a wide range of applicants, including cities, counties, local governments, and Tribes. This round of funding makes up to $700 million from fiscal years 2022 and 2023 funding available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative vehicle-fueling infrastructure projects in publicly accessible locations in urban and rural communities, as well as along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).

“By helping bring EV charging to communities across the country, this Administration is modernizing our infrastructure and creating good jobs in the process,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With today’s announcement, we are taking another big step forward in creating an EV future that is convenient, affordable, reliable, and accessible to all Americans.”

The CFI Discretionary Grant Program builds on the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, for which FHWA published finalized minimum standards earlier this month. EV chargers constructed with CFI funds must adhere to those same standards, a requirement that supports a consistent charging experience for users and ensures that our national charging network is convenient, reliable and Made in America.

“Extending EV charging infrastructure into traditionally underserved areas will ensure that equitable and widespread EV adoption takes hold,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Ensuring that charging stations are more visible and accessible in our communities addresses the concerns many American drivers have when considering making the switch to electric.”

While the NEVI Formula Program sends money to States, Puerto Rico, and DC to build EV charging infrastructure along designated Interstates, U.S. routes, and State highways, the CFI Discretionary Grant Program awards competitive grants to projects serving a range of applicants to fill gaps in the national charging and alternative-fueling network and build out charging in communities. A priority of the CFI Program is bringing EV charging into urban and rural communities, downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities, as well as to designated alternative fuel corridors. Both the NEVI and CFI programs will create good-paying jobs across the country as more workers are needed to install and maintain EV charging stations, and both programs will help put the country on a path to a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law divides the CFI Program into two distinct grant funding categories, and requires that 50% of the funding over five years is made available for each:

The Community Program will provide $1.25 billion to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure, and hydrogen, propane, or natural gas fueling infrastructure in communities. Infrastructure may be located on any public road or in other publicly accessible locations such as parking facilities at public buildings, public schools, and public parks, or in publicly accessible parking facilities owned or managed by a private entity.

The Corridor Program will provide $1.25 billion to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFCs).

“FHWA is committed to helping towns and cities, large and small, build modern, sustainable infrastructure that promotes equity and opportunity for their local economies and net-zero emissions for the nation by 2050,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt. “By encouraging the adoption and expansion of EV charging and alternative fuels, CFI Program investments have the potential to significantly address the transportation sector’s outsized contributions to climate change.”

Eligible applicants and projects for both categories are outlined in a Notice of Funding Opportunity published today. Applications are due by May 30, 2023.

FHWA seeks to fund projects that address environmental justice, particularly for communities such as rural and low- and moderate-income neighborhoods that may disproportionately experience the consequences of climate change and other pollutants.

Today’s announcement builds on a comprehensive series of EV-related actions taken by the Biden-Harris Administration.

  • In September 2022, FHWA approved all 52 EV charging plans from States, Puerto Rico, and DC – unlocking approximately $1.5 billion in FY22 and FY23 funding that can be used to implement those plans.
  • Earlier this year, DOT’s FHWA announced finalized standards to make charging electric vehicles convenient, affordable, reliable, equitable, and safe for all Americans – no matter what car you drive or what state you charge in.
  • Earlier this year, the White House announced an implementation plan for President Biden’s Build America, Buy America requirements that will incentivize companies to invest in domestic production of EV charging components, positioning U.S. workers and businesses to compete and lead globally in a critical industry while providing a common-sense transition period for companies to onshore complex supply chains.
  • The new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) released a notice of intent to issue a funding opportunity for its Ride and Drive Electric research and development program. The community-driven models for EV charging deployment area of interest (AOI) may explore how to maximize benefits for underserved and disadvantaged communities and the workforce development AOI may explore how disadvantaged communities will benefit from high-quality job growth expected from transportation electrification.

“It’s critical that we build a national charging network that provides EV drivers with the right type of charging in the right location—whether that’s high-powered charging on highway corridors and in urban hubs or Level 2 charging where EV drivers or riders live, work, and play,” said Joint Office Executive Director Gabe Klein. “By working with cities and communities through the CFI Program to get this mix right, we can ensure that everyone has convenient and affordable access to riding and driving electric.”

FHWA and the Joint Office plan to conduct outreach to potential grant applicants regarding the CFI Program via webinars throughout March and April and will provide direct technical assistance to support states and communities as they build EV charging infrastructure through the NEVI Program and projects awarded under the CFI Program. Information on upcoming webinars can be viewed here.

The Joint Office, through the new JUST Lab Consortium, will convene three U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, to help identify practical approaches to integrate equity into federally-funded EV infrastructure deployment efforts, like projects awarded under the CFI Program—spanning deployment planning, implementation pathways, and policy design. Visit DriveElectric.gov to access technical assistance from the Joint Office.

For more information on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and investments in electric vehicles, please visit FHWA’s BIL web site.

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Bitcoin Kiosks aka Cryptocurrency Kiosks Ohio

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Bitcoin Kiosk CEO Arrested

The bitcoin vending kiosks often get called “Bitcoin ATMs”.  They get called “BTMs” for that matter. Noted on Fox8

In Brief Summary

  • Bitcoin of America did not have a license for Ohio for “money transmission” terminals
  • Three arrested including the CEO
  • 50 Bitcoin “ATMs” seized (Mostly neighborhood gas stations)
  • BOA has around 2,500 “ATMs” in 31 states
  • 8 victims but “tip of the iceberg”
  • They are all charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, one count of conspiracy, eight counts of money laundering, eight counts of receiving stolen property, 33 counts of license requirement violation, five counts of tampering with records, one count of possessing criminal tools and one count of taxation.
  • The news5cleveland people have a nice video summarizing everything.

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Excerpt

Prosecutors say the machines were frequently, and in some cases exclusively, used as a middleman between scammers and their victims. All the while, prosecutors say Bitcoin of America took 20% off the top of every illegal transaction.

The Secret Service also says that the company’s lack of licensing and compliance with the law allowed for funds taken from Northeast Ohio to go to criminal groups in Russia and to neo-Nazi groups.

Insight

The 20% markup was in addition to the standard transaction fee markup which was ??. Was there anything limiting the size of the transaction? Unknown.

California has proposed limiting the transaction fee markup the bitcoin kiosk operators can charge. 2% or $5.

Many of the bitcoin kiosks are operated in underserved communities and are a positive factor for the stores there.

ref: CA bill bitcoin

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Common EV Charging Questions for Homeowners Iotecha

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EV Charging For Home Owners — Common Questions for Homeowners

We put this article together with assistance of Iotecha for publication in the Costco Connection magazine and the March 2023 edition.

About Iotecha — IoTecha was born at the nexus of two powerful trends: transportation electrification and smart grid evolution. After launching our silicon as a part of the STMicroelectronics family, we saw the opportunity, or more precisely the need, to provide highly integrated software and hardware solutions for the Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure that accelerate time to market. EV charging is a great IoT example where Operations Technologies meet Information Technologies. The market needs solution providers capable of bringing these two worlds together. Our goal is to simplify the development and implementation of Smart EV Charging Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle (EV) integration.

Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle (EV) Integrations

OLEG LOGVINOV, PRESIDENT AND CEO

In March of 2016 Mr. Logvinov joined IoTecha corporation as a co-founder, President, and CEO. Prior to joining IoTecha Mr. Logvinov was a Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division where he was deeply engaged in market and technology development activities in the area of Industrial IoT including the applications of IEEE 1901 powerline communication technology in harsh environments of industrial IoT. During the last 25 years Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Logvinov began his carrier as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.

In January of 2015 Mr. Logvinov was appointed as the chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative. The IEEE Internet Initiative connects engineers, scientists, industry leaders, and others engaged in an array of technology and industry domains globally, with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on Internet governance issues. In addition, the Initiative focuses on raising awareness of public policy issues and processes in the global technical community. He is also a past member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Mr. Logvinov also chairs the Industry Engagement track of the IEEE IoT Initiative and created a series of worldwide IoT Startup Competition events.

Mr. Logvinov actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups with the focus on the IoT and Communications Technologies. Mr. Logvinov is the chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things’ Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past President and CTO of the Alliance. Mr. Logvinov has more than 45 patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.

Onto the article on common questions…

Q: Why, when, and where on your property did you decide to install an EV home charging station? What kind of vehicle is used with this charger? How often do you have to charge? How long does it take to charge? How much does it typically cost in electric costs for each full charge? How much did it cost to pay for your EV home charging station (the product and installation)? Are you satisfied with this home charging system? Any tips to readers? What is your full name, and city/state location?

A: At home, the cost is lower because, with the IoTecha smart charger, I can schedule and start charging my car when the electricity costs are lower, especially when my solar array produces the power. So, I am quite satisfied with my home charger. Charging at my workplace is free. I very seldom charge at destination center chargers.

Q: Please explain what an EV home charging system/unit is, what it does, and how it works.

A: A Level 2 EV home charger is an Electric Vehicle charging system that is capable of fully recharging a battery EV in just a few hours, typically overnight, roughly ten times faster than through a regular home outlet.

Q: Are EV home charging systems designed to be compatible with any electric vehicle that requires home charging? Please explain.

A: It was not always the case. But now there are connector standards, like the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard (that is based on SAE J1772), that are widely used across all makes and models and enable compatibility between most EV chargers, including home charging systems, and electric vehicles. Tesla vehicles currently do not support these standards but have adaptors that enable them to use regular CCS chargers.

Q: Please explain the power capabilities of EV home charging system.

A: There are two levels of charging typically used at the home. Level 1 is using a regular power outlet (at 110V) and most electric vehicles come with a charging cord. Level 2 charging at home uses a 240 voltage. The power capability then depends on the size of the circuit and breaker. For example, the maximum capacity on a Level 2 charger is 19.2 KW on a 100 amp circuit. The maximum behind a 50 amp breaker would be 9.6 KW.

Q: What typically comes with an EV home charging system/product, and what may need to be purchased separately that the vehicle owner may need?

A: An EV home charging system commonly comes with a charger, charging cable, cable holder, gun holster, and connectivity. EV chargers may also include a mobile application or display. o Accessories such as cable retractors may also be purchased separately. Homeowners need to pay particular attention to their panel capacity. Most level 2 chargers are hardwired and require a dedicated circuit sized 40A or more. The cost of installation then depends on the location of the charger in relation with the panel and on the cost of upgrading a panel if necessary. While these can be a bit daunting, the return on investment on driving and refueling an EV is quick and the user experience much more pleasant!

Q: How can/should an EV home charging system be installed, and where is the best location for installation? What kind of electrical hookup is required?

A: EV charging home systems are a long-term investment and should be installed by a professional electrician and up to the standards of The National Electrical Code. The ideal location for a home charger is where it is convenient and close to where the car is parked. Most chargers are capable of being installed indoors or outdoors. There are two ways to install a charger: it can be hardwired, or it can be connected to a dryer plug (Nema 14-50).

Q: Do homeowners who install and EV home charging system need to get a special permit/license/approval from their municipality or their utility company before installing an EV home charging system?

A: Whether a homeowner needs a permit depends on their region. More and more jurisdictions require a permit so those looking to install a home charger should check with their county for the applicable requirements.

Q:  Is installation of an EV home charging system best left to an electrician/professional, or can a handy DIYer do this?

A: EV home charging system installation should be done by a professional and meet the requirements of The National Electrical Code. I do not recommend anyone besides a professional electrician install EV chargers in their home.

Q: How long does it take to charge a typical electric vehicle using most EV home charging systems? How much electricity is required, and what is the typical electric cost to charge an EV every day/every charge?

A: The electric cost is dependent on utility tariffs and in some cases time of day when you charge your vehicle. The amount of electricity used depends on battery capacity. For example, a 60 kWh battery vehicle can typically fully recharge overnight. There are also many utility and state incentive programs that may lower costs significantly.

Q: How much do EV home charging systems commonly cost for the hardware/device itself? How much does the installation alone also cost? (Please provide low to high price estimates for each).

A: The cost of an EV charger depends on the power capacity of the charger. Typically, it may cost between $650 and $1500 depending on features and power capacity, from 7.2kW to 19.2 kW. The cost of installation depends on how it is installed, the upgrades needed, and incentives.

Q: Is it a smart idea to install an EV home charging system on your property even if you don’t yet own an electric vehicle? Is this a smart way to future-proof your home and also increase its resale value?

A: It is smart to plan for an EV in certain circumstances. For example, if you rework your electrical infrastructure or install solar. Otherwise, it is smart to wait, as new charger models with new functionalities keep coming to the market. If anything, ensure you are buying future-proof chargers that can be remotely updated. For example, IoTecha chargers are sized for 19.2kW (the max for L2) and include native remote update as well as many physical interfaces to support various integration options with smart home
systems.

Q: How long can owners of an EV home charging system expect the product/system to last before it will need to be replaced, and why?

A: Homeowners should expect their EV chargers to last up to 10 years or more, depending on model and price. EV owners should make sure that the product they are buying is networked and is capable of firmware updates that support technology and feature evolutions and comes with a robust warranty.

Q: Any safety tips that readers should follow when it comes to owning/using an EV home charging system?

A: Check for a UL certification on the EV charging unit. The UL certification sticker means that the equipment meets safety requirements. My other recommendation is to avoid leaving the cable on the floor. Keep the connector in the holster and the cable wrapped around the charger. With that being said, EV chargers are relatively safe devices.

Q: Any other thoughts, ideas, or recommendations you’d like to make?

A: Before buying research state and utility programs for rebates as they can save home and EV owners money.

Q: Are you currently a Costco member

A: No

Q: What is your full name, title, company, city/state location, and email address?

A: My name is Oleg Logvinov. I am the CEO and President of IoTecha, located in Cranbury, New Jersey.

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  • Recharging time depends on your battery’s size, the EV’s charging speed and the charging system’s power output. EV home charging systems are rated in kilowatts [kW], with the most common power outputs being 3.3 kW, 6.6 kW and 11 kW. The More the faster.
  • Consider too that depending on your location, the utility company may charge a higher rate during peak periods, and a lower one during off-peak.

About IoTecha

IoTecha aims to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution by providing an integrated platform called IoT.ON™ – consisting of software, hardware and Cloud components – for the smart charging infrastructure and ultimately enabling the integration of tens of millions of electric vehicles with the power grid.


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EV First Credit Card Terminal POS Application

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EV Payment System

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ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Launching in Q2, Charge to Charge is the first-of-its-kind payment system designed to address new rules regarding credit card payment acceptance and regulations concerning displaying charging session data in real-time. EV charging manufacturers and consumers can now enjoy the benefits of a turnkey EV charging POS software solution that comes with an online station management portal and digital signage capabilities.

With huge investments being made in EV charging infrastructure in the US and Canada, it was clear that station manufacturers and operators needed a powerful self-contained POS and EMV contact and contactless payment system to ensure local compliance, increase their speed to market, and provide them with the reporting and management tools they need to run a successful EV charging business.

Charge to Charge is easy to install and runs directly on the outdoor-rated payment device, which reduces costs and potential points of failure. The EMV-certified solution accepts both contact and contactless payment cards, as well as popular digital wallets such as ApplePay and Google Pay. The Charge to Charge application is easily integrated into smart charging modules, and APIs are available for third-party app integration. Station operators can take advantage of the idle screen digital advertising capability in the management portal to schedule and update ads whenever they want.

Charge to Charge is brought to you by self-service payment industry experts with over 30 years of combined experience. We are here to support you and help you run a successful EV charging business.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Sarah Adams
ISVPay
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[email protected]

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Subway EV Charging Initiative

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Subway EV Charging Concept

Editors Note: Seems like everyone has some sort of EV project (not unlike a ChatGPT project).  We’ll check back in a year and see if this is a real thing or just a trial balloon/stock tickler.

MILFORD, Conn.Feb. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Subway®, one of the world’s largest restaurant brands, and GenZ EV Solutions, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, are partnering on an EV Charging Oasis of the future.

Through the partnership, the brands envision a more seamless experience for EV drivers with the installation of Subway Oasis charging parks at select locations—charging canopies with multiple ports, picnic tables, Wi-Fi, restrooms, green space and even playgrounds. As part of a multi-year plan to rollout the Subway Oasis, smaller-format, fast EV charging stations will be piloted at select, new or newly remodeled restaurants across the U.S., starting in 2023.

GenZ EV Solutions works with RED E Charging, a fast-growing EV charging network, to provide proprietary software, with immense uptime and reliability, as well as operating expertise for the EV charging stations and Subway Oasis.

Both initiatives are designed to offer added convenience for on-the-go guests, while doing good for the planet and generating incremental revenue for franchisees. Guests may also benefit from dedicated Subway promotions, available only while utilizing an EV charging station.

“We’re constantly exploring new ways to innovate and exceed our guests’ expectations for a high-quality, convenient experience,” said Mike Kappitt, Chief Operating and Insights Officer of Subway. “Our partnership with GenZ EV Solutions is a win for our guests, our franchisees and our planet, creating a dedicated space for drivers to charge their vehicle while enjoying their favorite Subway sandwich.”

As drivers increasingly shift to electric vehicles, Subway, with its unmatched footprint, is well positioned to offer a quick, reliable charge to EV motorists and contribute to a national network of charging stations. In addition to equipping communities with critical infrastructure, Subway will help bring a sustainable solution to market, ultimately improving local neighborhoods across the country.

“Equitable access to charging is essential to the adoption of EVs in the future and Subway’s scale will play an important role in democratizing charging infrastructure for millions of Americans,” said Jose Valls, CEO of GenZ EV Solutions. “By coupling our technology and know-how with Red E Charging’s strategic site selection and Subway’s network of restaurants across the U.S., we are continuing to make key strides in building the EV infrastructure of tomorrow.”

Subway is partnering with franchisees of both traditional and non-traditional locations, to identify sites for both smaller-format EV charging stations as well as Subway EV Charging Oasis parks of the future. Franchisees interested in EV Charging development opportunities with Subway, can email [email protected].

About Subway® Restaurants

As one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant brands, Subway serves freshly made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, salads and bowls to millions of guests, across more than 100 countries in nearly 37,000 restaurants every day. Subway restaurants are owned and operated by Subway franchisees – a network that includes thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs and small business owners – who are committed to delivering the best guest experience possible in their local communities.

For more Subway News visit: Newsroom (subway.com)

Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. © 2023 Subway IP LLC

About GenZ EV Solutions, LLC

GenZ EV Solutions, LLC, a private firm based in Miami, was founded by a team of entrepreneurs at the crossroads of sustainability, technology and finance, focusing on developing charging infrastructure solutions to tackle today’s EV challenges. Along with its operational partners, GenZ offers a complete platform of services spanning the design, engineering, installation and maintenance of EV charging solutions. GenZ offers the technologies and know-how to navigate the electrification landscape, from individual parking lot charging locations to larger commercial charging destinations.

GenZ partners with Red E Charging, a public electric vehicle charging network built exclusively by EV drivers for EV drivers.  Red E delivers fast, convenient charging — right off the highway and in the heart of your favorite cities.  Red E’s charging network is designed to make EV charging easy and accessible wherever it’s needed.  With user-focused proprietary site selection and charger MGMT software, best-in-class equipment, and industry-leading expertise, Red E provides a turnkey solution for all residential, commercial and fleet charging needs.

To learn more about GenZ EV Solutions, visit www.genz.com or email [email protected]. To learn more about Red E Charging, visit www.redecharge.com.

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In-Road Wireless EV Charging Indiana

Wireless EV Charging News

From CleanTechnica Feb 2023 – By 

In Brief Summary

  • From INDOT — “Roads that charge your electric vehicle while you drive?! Today’s INDOT Innovates feature is one of the first of its kind: a contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment,” INDOT tweeted on February 13.  “This project just began in 2021, and is moving along quickly,” the agency added.
  • Other deployments include Germany, Sweden and the PA Turnpike.
  • The system is based on a new form of magnetized concrete developed by the German startup Magment GmbH.
  • One key advantage is the elimination of in-ground copper wiring. Instead, Magment has come up with a concrete mixture that incorporates ferrite, a ceramic material with magnetic properties.

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