Two Charging Companies Respond To Ford’s Adoption Of The Tesla/NACS Plug

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 27 May 2023 04:14:11 +0000

Yesterday’s announcement that Ford’s future vehicles would be equipped with Tesla’s NACS charging connector (Supercharging port) signaled a big shift in the industry. Before the announcement, Tesla was using its plug and everyone else was using the CCS1 plug in the United States. It seemed like this would continue indefinitely, as manufacturers of both vehicles […]

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FreeWire Helps Road Ranger Get EV Charging Stations Up Faster

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 18:45:08 +0000

Installing EV fast chargers is an expensive proposition. This is due to the need for high-voltage electrical infrastructure, which in many cases requires additional construction work and upgrades of existing infrastructure. Additionally, these chargers require more resources and energy than regular wall sockets, leading to increased costs. The complexity of installing fast chargers and ensuring […]

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FEMA & EV Charging Providers Need To Talk About Post-Evacuation Bottlenecks

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 17:20:08 +0000

One of the big “gotchas” the anti-EV crowd tries to throw at EVs is that they’d fail you in a hurricane evacuation. I’ve covered this before, repeatedly, but no matter how many times we bust the myths and garbage surrounding it, the lie just doesn’t go away. Like other right-wing memes in Florida, it’s even […]

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Trying Out Phillips 66 & Freewire’s First EV Charging Station

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 04:33:06 +0000

On a recent trip across Texas, I found myself needing to get a charge in Houston. I remembered a previous article about Phillips 66 installing their first DC fast charging station at their flagship store … which just happens to be in Houston. Plus, I haven’t charged at a Freewire station before, so it seemed […]

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Phillips 66 & Freewire Bring Charging To Flagship Station

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 14:42:14 +0000

Phillips 66 has always been a decent place to fuel up, but now its flagship station is a great place to charge up, too. And this is just the beginning. FreeWire Technologies announced that it has installed ultrafast electric-vehicle chargers at a convenience fuel station near Phillips 66’s Houston Headquarters, marking the debut of such […]

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Freewire & Chevron Work Together To Bridge DCFC Installation Obstacles

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 03:50:22 +0000

One of the biggest obstacles to installing DC fast charging stations is getting it the big three-phase power it needs from the power company. This is not only expensive to put in, but makes for a huge bill every month (called demand charges). Demand charges are based on the maximum amount of power you use […]

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Colorado Co-op Cuts The Country In On The EV Revolution

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:00:17 +0000

In some past posts, I’ve shared the story of Freewire’s Boost DC fast chargers. Normally, these chargers require a pretty hefty 3-phase power source to charge cars, but they’re essential to BEV adoption because they help people go beyond half the range of their EVs (because you need to get home, too) on reasonable timescales. […]

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100 New Charging Locations in Finland, Phillips 66 & EV Charging, AI, Satellites — EV News Today

Credit to Author: EV News Today| Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2022 15:48:44 +0000

Phillips 66 is getting into EV charging with FreeWire, 100 new charging locations are being added in Finland, more zero-emission heavy vehicles are coming to off-road industries, Audi is reducing annual carbon emissions by around 2,600 tons in the company’s switch to rail transport of batteries, and more battery news. Scroll down for more EV […]

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FreeWire Shows Us How To Solve US Rural Charging Challenges

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 18:15:01 +0000

I recently came across a company called FreeWire on social media, and it looks like they have a pretty good solution to something that keeps rural charging stations from happening in the United States. Before I get to how the company is doing this, let’s take a look at the problem first, so we can […]

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