TEN-T, Fortum, Tesla, Simcoe County, Greenlots.

Trans-Europe: The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) project hit a major milestone, as the British and Irish sections went live. The Rapid Charge Network includes 74 stations and spans 680 miles of popular routes. Chargers are operated by Ecotricity in the UK and ESB in Northern Ireland.

Charging at home: Together with Charge Amps, operator Fortum Charge & Drive has developed a new home and workplace charging solution. The Charge & Drive @home will first be launched in Sweden, followed by other Nordic countries.

Tesla vs. GM: The fate of Tesla’s rights to directly sell to customers in Indiana remains up in the air. An Indiana state senate committee pushed back the topic back to their summer study, where it will be discussed in more length. This may also be because of the national attention the bill received, especially since Tesla has blamed GM to behind the initiative.

Connecting the network: Ontario province Simcoe County has applied for 20m CAD to fund the development of five EV charging locations, each with three fast-chargers. The chargers would be part of Ontario’s electric vehicle programme.

Testing in Hawaii: A joint research project by Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric saw the installation of Greenlots’ SKY, a rapid-charger with scalable, vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technology at a popular shopping mall. Because it is coupled with an array of solar panels and an energy storage system, the chargers can operate at full power even during peak hours.


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