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Weekly Radar (June 5 - June 11)

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June 12, 2023

Introducing "Weekly Radar by Bluedot," your go-to source for the latest updates in the world of electric cars, EV charging, and more. We understand the growing importance of sustainable transportation and are committed to keeping you informed about the latest developments in this exciting field.

Each week, our team curates a selection of news articles, expert insights, and innovations related to electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and the broader clean energy landscape. Whether you're an EV enthusiast, an industry professional, or simply curious about the future of transportation, our Weekly Radar will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most relevant and engaging topics. Stay connected, stay informed, and join us on this electrifying journey towards a greener future.

  • Tesla's NACS connector gains support from a bunch of other companies | Electrek -- Tesla’s NACS connector is gaining support from several other companies, primarily charging station manufacturers and operators. Following the announcement that Ford and GM will adopt Tesla’s NACS connector in future electric vehicles in North America, EV charging companies have announced that they will also support the connector.
  • Blink to launch fast charger for EVs with Tesla's charging port ( -->Electric vehicle charging equipment maker Blink Charging said on Monday it will launch a new fast charger with Tesla's connector, as the industry moves away from the standard Combined Charging System connector used by many automakers.Last week, General Motors (GM) said it would join Ford in adopting Tesla's previously proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS) port, which is set to dominate 60% of the U.S. EV market with the partnerships.
  • Apple's iOS 17 Will Add Real-Time EV Charger Availability in Apple Maps ( --> With iOS 17's upcoming release, Apple continues its forward-thinking approach to improving the user experience for electric vehicle owners. The upcoming update to Apple Maps offers real-time charging availability information, an inclusion that promises to streamline the charging process and heighten convenience for Tesla and other EV drivers.
  • ABM Debuts Its First-Ever Branded Integrated EV Charging Solution ( --> ABM (NYSE: ABM), one of the nation’s largest providers of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, has announced the debut of its first-ever branded electric vehicle (“EV”) products, including ABM EV Charging Stations (Level 2 and Level 3) and ABM EV OS, a cloud-based operating platform for EV chargers.
  • Pritzker signs electric vehicle charging expansion plan into law | Top Stories | --> Illinois will soon require new or renovated homes and multi-unit residential buildings to have conduits to charge electric vehicles.Gov. JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 40 into law Friday, and this change will apply to new and existing houses, apartments, and condo properties.
  • Tesla NACS gains support from other EV charging companies ( --> Tesla North America Charging Standard (NACS) is steadily gaining more support from other companies providing electric vehicle (EV) charging services. At the 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS36CA) in Sacramento, California, Tesla NACS appeared in at least two companies’ charging stall designs. 
  • ABB E-mobility expands solutions for public and fleet EV charging in North America ( --> ABB E-mobility, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, announces the latest additions to its already robust North American charging portfolio, further supporting the growing needs of EV charging operations nationwide.
  • Tesla's Superchargers can get federal subsidies—with one caveat ( --> The Biden administration is opening up federal subsidies to Tesla charging stations—but only if they carry US’s own fast-charging standard for electric vehicles.On Friday (June 9), the White House said that EV charging stations using Tesla’s standard plugs—the North American Charging Standard (NACS), as Tesla christened it last year—would be eligible for billions of dollars in federal subsidies. But they must include the “combined charging system” (CCS) to qualify.
  • Electric vehicle infrastructure on the horizon as registrations rise - Duluth News Tribune | News, weather, and sports from Duluth, Minnesota --> The number of electric vehicles in northern Minnesota has increased dramatically over the past four years. Still, with Minnesota Power’s EV charger project delayed and similar federally funded projects in their initial planning stages, the needed infrastructure to support the EV ownership boom remains on the horizon.
  • Ohio pushes for more electric vehicle charging stations | --> The state is preparing to hang up the gas pumps and plug in some charging cables to catch up to car manufacturers' plans for EVs. Car experts want to increase electric vehicle sales by 2035 drastically. DriveOhio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation, is asking Ohioans to weigh in on how to support that change.
Melis Colak
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