April 28, 2021

California Energy Commission Awards EV Fast-Charging Company $3.4M BRIDGE Grant

FreeWire Technologies this week announced that it was awarded a $3,468,490 grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to advance its EV charging product, Boost Charger.

The grant is from CEC’s “BRIDGE 2020: Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy” grant program, which exists to fund continued technology development, demonstration and deployment of the most promising energy technologies, according to FreeWire. The company said it will use the money to further advance grid services functionality of its product and demonstrate enhanced ultrafast charging with energy storage at two project sites, including one in an under-resourced community.

FreeWire’s Boost Charger combines battery storage with communication and control technologies and power electronics to provide a fast EV charging technology product that will streamline installation of DC Fast Chargers, respond to grid conditions, and provide power for EV drivers during grid outages, it said.

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