EVgo plans many more Tesla chargers to supplement Supercharger network

Tesla charging on EVgo networkDrivers of Tesla electric cars will soon have more public-charging options beyond the company-owned Supercharger network. EVgo last week announced that it will add more than 600 Tesla connectors to DC fast-charging stations nationwide throughout the year. That total includes 400 Tesla connectors for existing Evgo charging stations, plus 200 more...

Shell plans to buy streetside charging experts Ubitricity

Ubitricity electric-car charging cordOil giant Royal Dutch Shell will buy charging-infrastructure Ubitricity, a German company that specializes in streetside charging for electric cars. Ubitricity is probably best known for building charging stations into lampposts, including a project in the United Kingdom that added 24 charging stations along section of street in London. The...

2021 Mustang Mach-E: How fast does the Ford EV charge up on road trips?

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, at Electrify America DC fast-chargerLonger road trips are now possible with nearly all U.S.-market electric cars, thanks to rather long range ratings and DC fast charging along major highways. Each EV has a different combination of those two things, though. Getting ready for electric road trips means being realistic about both of those sets of numbers—about highway range, and...

Rivian charging network will be partly proprietary, partly patchwork

Rivian R1TRivian has begun work on its own charging network, with a "two-tier" strategy that will include DC fast charging and slower AC charging, CEO RJ Scaringe said in an interview with TechCrunch. Unlike previous charging-network projects, Rivian will locate stations near hiking trails, kayaking spots, and other recreational destinations, in order to...