Electrify America has been billed as a charging network to compete with Tesla's Superchargers. Now it turns out, they may be partners as well. In an announcement on Monday, Electrify America said it would install Tesla stationary battery packs at 100 of its locations to balance power demand and reduce costs. DON'T MISS: Electrify America maps out charging network to rival Tesla Superchargers The problem comes when an electric car—or several—hooks up to a fast charger, especially during the day when electricity demand is already at a peak. Many, if not most, utilities will...
EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California
Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times...Eric C. Evarts