NEWSNOTES | March 29, 2023
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | March 29, 2023

NEWSNOTES | March 29, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 / Kimberly Taylor

Israeli based Electreon is collaborating with Toyota and Denso to develop an advanced wireless vehicle charging kit based on Electreon’s technology. They will co-develop an aftermarket wireless kit for current electric vehicles (EVs) and integrate the wireless technology into new cars. The result is expected to make charging EVs even more convenient and accessible. Beginning next month Vietnamese EV maker VinFast is preparing to ship its longer-range VF 8 models to the U.S. and Canada. That will be followed later by the larger VF 9 SUV. They delivered the first 100 models in September.

CALSTART has launched Communities in Charge, an incentive program funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The program is designed to accelerate the market with the rapid installation of light-duty vehicle EV Level 2 charging infrastructure across California. $30 million in incentives is available and will be open until May 8, 2023. Michigan is also funding the new EV economy with anticipated funding exceeding $1 Billion-plus toward a manufacturing project. The state just committed $120.3 million for a 1,900 acre mega site development where Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $3.5 billion EV battery factory on half of the property.

Two Novi, Michigan-based companies have formed a partnership. Our Next Energy, the energy storage technology company, has announced that it will supply Aries batteries for The Shyft Group’s Blue Arc EV Solutions platform. The Shyft Group is a commercial vehicle manufacturer whose EV platform provides emissions-free trucks for e-commerce deliveries.

San Diego Gas & Electric is celebrating the opening of a high-power DC charging station near the Mexico border at a busy commercial border crossing. They chose a truck stop to install high-power chargers for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, viewing it as the first of its kind. The CEC, represented by Commissioner Patty Moynihan, helped fund the project citing the importance of a more equitable charging infrastructure system for both cars and trucks.

 The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for subject matter experts to review applications for federal funding opportunities and ongoing projects that focus on hydrogen and fuel cells. They have a particular interest in submissions from historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, math, business, and entrepreneurship. All you need to know to sign up is available here.




Electreon and Toyota Cooperate on Wireless Charging, |


VinFast to Ship Longer Range EVs to US, Inside EVs | 

CALSTART Launches Communities in Charge, Green Car Congress | 

Michigan Adds $120 Million for Ford EV Mega site, Bridge Michigan | 

Shyft Group Selects Our Next Energy, DBusiness | 

San Diego Gets State’s First High-Speed Chargers for Trucks, KPBS | 

Calling all Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Experts, Department of Energy | 

CALSTART National Conference in San Diego, May 17 |