California, Baden-Württemberg, Barcelona, intercharge direct.
H2 stations for California: Air Products has signed an agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc. to supply hydrogen fuelling stations and technology. The initial network consists of 19 H2 stations to be built throughout the Golden State in 2015. The deal is worth 25.5 million dollars.
Another eight H2 stations will be erected in Baden-Württemberg in the South of Germany. Their exact location has now been revealed by the Clean Energy Partnership at the World of Energy Solution show. Already the federal state has five hydrogen stations. By the end of 2015 there will be 13. They are part of a nationwide network of 50 stations for FCVs.
cleanenergypartnership.de (in German)
Quick charger in Barcelona: The Spanish city intends to expand its AC charging network of 262 with fast charging devices. One Trio Quick Charger by Circontrol has now been connected. The unit features both CCS and CHAdeMO charging and a 43 kW AC option.
Direct payment: Hubject now enabled its new ‘intercharge direct’ payment solution. It allows EV drivers to pay any utility provider directly and without contract by scanning a QR code with their smartphone and pay via PayPal. Charge point operators within the European intercharge network can activate the new option without any additional technical effort.
Demo home with EV: Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-Max is part of a KB Home energy efficient house and serves to showcase a net-zero lifestyle. The house incorporates parts of Ford MyEnergi Lifestyle initiative. Most of the home’s energy needs are fulfilled by solar panels that feed into smart home appliances.