by Jessica Loder from C-Store Dive
Companies like ADS-Tec Energy and Electric Era are touting units that offer speedy charging but without the time-intensive infrastructure build-out and high demand charges of traditional DCFCs.
Electric Era and Global Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Technology Leader SK Signet Partner to Solve Demand Charges and Uptime Issues
by Yahoo! Entertainment
Seattle startup Electric Era has partnered with global leader in smart, convenient charging solutions for all types of electric vehicles SK Signet to solve demand charges and uptime issues with a fully integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging solution.
by Lisa Stiffler from GeekWire
Seattle startup Electric Era is trying to address reliability and cost concerns with its EV fast charging products. Its system incorporates batteries that can provide a cheaper charge when grid demand is high. It also offers software to integrate a charging stations’ disparate systems. The products are targeting traditional gas stations and convenience stores.
by Haje Jan Kamps from TechCrunch
The company just raised $4 million (bringing its total raised to $8 million) to tackle this challenge, with fast-charging EV stations, especially aiming to install them at and near convenience stores. That makes them eligible for President Biden’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, enabling it to tap into the $5 billion program.
Electric Era and SK Signet Successfully Demonstrate AI-Driven, High-Power Storage Electric Vehicle Battery
by AP News
Electric Era today announced that a series of high-profile customer charging demonstrations and a ribbon cutting event for their first functional PowerNode unit in the field were held last week at the Knoxville, Tennessee campus of EPRI.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announces 15 early-stage startup companies to conduct 20 accelerated technology demonstrations and deployment projects advancing decarbonization, electrification, and grid modernization
by Steve Levine from The Electric
“Before people will switch to an electric vehicle, they want to know they’ll be able to recharge when they want, as fast as they want, just as they are accustomed to with gasoline cars.”
by Jason Plautz from SmartCitiesDive
“‘There’s a world where you throw the golden hammer at this and build out the best fast chargers in only the most perfect places. There’s also a world where you’re throwing a rusty steel hammer, and chargers are placed off the beaten path [thus they] never get any use,’ said Quincy Lee, CEO of the charging company Electric Era”.
by Lisa Stiffler from GeekWire
“Electric Era, a Seattle company building battery systems for EV charging stations. Its founders have roots with SpaceX and the company has raised $3 million.”
by Andrew Price & Garrett Fitzgerald from SEPA
“As Quincy Lee, the CEO and founder at Electric Era stated: ‘The costs and timelines of interconnection for fleet charging are complicated by the variability in local capacity by location and utility territory. A study by National Grid recently found that a plurality of feeders in Metropolitan cities would be overloaded by the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty fleets'”.
by Jason Plautz from UtilityDive
“Quincy Lee, CEO of the EV fast charging company Electric Era, applauded the infrastructure bill's ‘bias towards open access and public charging infrastructure,’ especially in rural and low-income neighborhoods.”
by Jeff St. John from Canary Media
“Revel still plans to install batteries at its Brooklyn site, however, to help mitigate demand charges. In August it announced its partner for that project, Seattle-based Electric Era, which has spent the past two years developing a battery fine-tuned for the EV charging backup role.”
by Energy Source & Distribution (ESD News)
“The coupling of the companies’ fast charge equipment and leading battery storage technology will encourage site owners to embrace the roll out of EV charging infrastructure, said Electric Era CEO Quincy Lee.”