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Weekly Radar (July 24 - July 30)

Posted on
August 2, 2023

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.

  • Porsche Charging Lounge Is Designed for Better Overall Experience ( --> Porsche opens its first branded luxury charging hub in Germany, featuring six 300-kW DC fast-charging stalls and four 22-kW AC charging points. Entry to the lounge is designed to be activated by an automatic license plate recognition system or by using the MyPorsche app, with food and drinks inside. The automaker plans additional hubs in Austria and Switzerland in the near future as more electric vehicles are added to its lineup.
  • EV charger operator EVCS seeks to raise $125 million to expand network | Reuters --> Electric-vehicle charger operator EVCS is looking to raise $125 million, according to a document seen by Reuters, as it races to expand its network of fast chargers eightfold by 2025 and capitalize on the U.S. government's push to boost EV adoption.A $5 billion federal program to electrify U.S. highways and a recent slew of deals by market leader Tesla (TSLA.O) to open up its charging technology to rival automakers has unleashed a capital-intensive race among charger makers and operators to offer new products and expand their networks.
  • Low-Income Areas Are EV Charging Deserts, Study Finds ( --> Seven out of every ten public EV chargers are in the richest areas of the US, as charging suppliers follow strong demand. Electric vehicle charging remains a center point of tensions around widespread adoption, with differing views on charging standards growing as of late.A new study finds charging infrastructure is not being built evenly across the US, with rural counties and low-income communities often lacking charging access—while also showing little regional demand for EVs.Nearly 72% of public EV charge ports are in the top fifth of counties based on income, with CARB-compliant states dominating the list as well, according to a study by
  • US senators seek to reverse 'Buy America' waiver for EV charging stations | Reuters -->Four Republican U.S. senators on July 26, 2023, sought to reverse a Biden administration decision to waive "Buy America" requirements for government-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Senators Marco Rubio, Roger Marshall, Rick Scott, and Kevin Cramer said the Federal Highway Administration waiver of U.S. content requirements for steel, iron, and construction materials would result in U.S. taxpayers subsidizing Chinese-made products. "It hurts American companies and empowers foreign adversaries, like China, to control our energy infrastructure," Rubio said.
  • Eaton Enhaces Fleet EV Charging with Industry-First Approach - The EV Report --> Eaton, a leading power management company, has unveiled an industry-first solution set to streamline and expedite electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging. The groundbreaking approach, the EV Charging Busway, cuts installation time by 40%, eliminating expensive cable runs and substantial alterations to existing parking and conveyor structures.

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