Powered Up: EV Charging News Roundup



In recent years, EVSE manufacturers have worked to create easily accessible charging options to ease the charging process for fleets.


As the age-old saying goes, you can’t have the cart without the horse. Likewise, you can’t have electric vehicles without the charging infrastructure. Automotive Fleet has a roundup of recent EV infrastructure news, including:

  • ChargeTronix Charging System Can Charge Up to Six Vehicles Simultaneously
  • Mullen Zero-Emissions PowerUP System Delivers Mobile DC Fast Charging
  • Yoshi Mobility Mobile Charging Technology Can Deliver Multiple Charges to a Fleet in One Trip

ChargeTronix Charging System Can Charge Up to Six Vehicles Simultaneously


The 380 kW Nexus Distributed Charger can charge a 300 kWh Class 6 to 8 EV in 30 to 45 minutes or enable longer dwell times for multiple trucks during peak downtime periods. - Photo:...

The 380 kW Nexus Distributed Charger can charge a 300 kWh Class 6 to 8 EV in 30 to 45 minutes or enable longer dwell times for multiple trucks during peak downtime periods.

Photo: ChargeTronix/Automotive Fleet


ChargeTronix recently introduced its new 480 kW Nexus Distributed Charger, which is designed to support charging needs for commercial fleets.

According to ChargeTronix, the Nexus Distributed Charger is the first system to allow charging for up to six commercial vehicles at a time from a single power cabinet. It can also charge a 300 kWh Class 6 to 8 EV in 30 to 45 minutes or enable longer dwell times for multiple trucks during peak downtime periods.

“As the demand for electric trucks grows, acquiring an all-electric fleet is only half of the equation for fleet operators,” ChargeTronix Vice President of Operations Stephen Israel said. “Having charging infrastructure that provides dynamic power sharing in 40 kW power increments enables the operator to optimize charging to align with their duty cycle. With flexible solutions such as our new Nexus Distributed System, operators can share long dwell and opportunity charging assets.”

Mullen Zero-Emissions PowerUP System Delivers Mobile DC Fast Charging


The zero-emissions PowerUP charger can be recharged using either solar and wind-off-grid power generation, or through a bi-directional 480V grid connection. - Photo: Mullen/Automotive Fleet

The zero-emissions PowerUP charger can be recharged using either solar and wind-off-grid power generation, or through a bi-directional 480V grid connection.

Photo: Mullen/Automotive Fleet


Mullen Automotive has announced the development of a zero-emissions version of PowerUP, Mullen’s mobile EV charging solution, that will now be offered on the company’s own Class 3 all-electric cab chassis truck.

Mullen’s PowerUP was first introduced in July 2023 as a mobile EV charging truck delivering level 2 and level 3 DC fast charging capabilities in scenarios where such power is not available, including roadside assistance and emergency response where immediate power is required for recharging electric vehicles or emergency power backup.

The new zero-emissions PowerUP mobile charging truck represents a pivot from the previously announced model which utilized a gasoline Class 5 cab chassis platform and a dual-fuel (propane/natural gas) power generation unit.

The shift to a 100% zero-emission model is part of Mullen’s commitment to sustainable transportation solutions and aligns with the overwhelming market demand for zero-emission options in the mobile EV charging space.

Now available with multiple platform integration and scaling options including the Mullen THREE Class 3 cab chassis truck, the zero-emissions PowerUP system also offers significant improvements in charging capabilities and versatility.

The zero-emissions mobile charging solution is intended to be a scalable battery platform that can be configured to meet various market needs, ranging from 10kW to 1MW and can utilize new or re-purposed battery cells.

It features Level 3 DC fast charging, off-grid AC power, and micro-grid connectivity, making it suitable for multiple applications. The battery-powered PowerUP is a quiet operation with minimal noise pollution. 

The Zero-Emissions PowerUp truck has:

  • Two Level 3 Fast Chargers (60 kW each output)
  • 20kW (up to 160kW) 120V/240V/480V AC Output
  • 12V jumper terminals

PowerUP can be recharged using either solar and wind-off-grid power generation, or through a bi-directional 480V grid connection.

“We’re constantly innovating and adapting to meet the evolving needs of the industry,” Mullen CEO and Chairman David Michery said. “The feedback on the initial PowerUP concept was overwhelmingly positive, but the market is clearly looking for a zero-emission solution. By leveraging our all-electric Mullen THREE, the new PowerUP delivers recharging at a higher level of scalability and performance while offering zero emissions for both the vehicle and power unit.”

Mullen is developing PowerUP at its High Energy Facility located in Fullerton, California.

Yoshi Mobility Mobile Charging Technology Can Deliver Multiple Charges to a Fleet in One Trip


Yoshi Mobility's mobile charging technology premiered on the General Motors BrightDrop Zevo 600 vehicle. - Photo: Yoshi Mobility/Automotive Fleet

Yoshi Mobility’s mobile charging technology premiered on the General Motors BrightDrop Zevo 600 vehicle.

Photo: Yoshi Mobility/Automotive Fleet


Yoshi Mobility EV’s new high-power mobile charging unit is designed to create a supercharger on wheels. The charger is vehicle platform agnostic, allowing any EV to be turned into a mobile charger.

In a news release, Yoshi Mobility stated that its charger is the first fully electric, zero-emission mobile charger on the market that can charge at 240kW and deliver multiple charges to a fleet of vehicles in one trip. The mobile charging technology premiered on the General Motors BrightDrop Zevo 600 vehicle.

“Our mobile charging technology is a breakthrough in the EV charging industry,” Yoshi Mobility CEO and Co-Founder Bryan Frist said. “We believe that this mobile solution will play a critical role in expediting the adoption of electric vehicles nationwide. It is one more product that we have built for our fleet customers, and it furthers our mission to make car ownership and management frictionless.”

Yoshi Mobility’s DC fast-charger has the capacity to electrify an entire parking lot, whether it is at a large fleet yard or a corporate campus with thousands of vehicles.

Pricing is based on location and enterprise charging needs. Yoshi Mobility can deploy this service to U.S.-based customers within 10 days once under contract for service.



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