Chargeway Interview | EVs: You Can Get There From Here

I’m Brian Santo, EE Times editor-in-chief. You’re listening to EE Times On Air, and this is the Weekly Briefing for the week ending September 10th. For years, most of the established manufacturers in the auto industry seemed tepid about electrical vehicles. No more! The success of Tesla has encouraged everyone from startups to manufacturers with more than a century of automotive experience to focus on electric vehicles. But Tesla is setting another example that the rest of the industry is failing to get: EV owners have to fuel their vehicles.

Tesla realized that its customers would need to refuel away from home, and so it builds and maintains a network of charging stations. Now, it would be inefficient for all of the other car companies to similarly build and operate charging stations, but hardly any do. In fact, even though many of them have committed to shifting a substantial percentage of manufacturing to EVs, they’ve barely given a thought to recharging — even for their direct customers.

Today’s guest is Matt Teske, the founder of Chargeway, a company that has built an app for EV owners that shows them where across the country they can refuel. We talk about what it means to own an electrical vehicle today, including range anxiety, confusion about charging stations, and whether it’s possible to get anywhere in an EV.

Spoiler alert: Matt just drove across the country in an EV. We’ll ask him about that on the show. First, here are some of the stories you can find in EE Times this week:

  • Quality makes a difference, whether we’re engineers designing a product and evaluating components, or if we’re consumers trying to decide which competing company’s product to buy. All of it breaks down, however, when machine learning becomes involved. This week, regular EE Times columnist Sunny Bains explains why benchmarking neuromorphic computing is so hard.

  • Even at the height of the hype around 5G, hardly anybody was waxing poetic about 5G in space. With the newest revision in the spec, however, that’s where it’s heading.

  • Tesla introduced a series of technologies associated with artificial intelligence, and the company seems to be aiming beyond the automotive space. We’ve got an overview of Tesla’s recent AI Day.

You can also go straight to, where you can get details on all of these stories we just mentioned, along with plenty of others. That includes industry news from our sister publications. Scroll down to the bottom of the EE Times home page to find articles from EDN, Power Electronics News, Electronic Products, EPS News, EE Times Europe,, EE Web and Analog Planet.

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Originally published by EE Times.