EV Box, Volkswagen, Shell, Fortum, Hunan.
EV Box targets DACH region: Dutch charging infrastructure specialist EVBox is about to enter the so-called DACH region, consisting of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. At the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS30) in Stuttgart, the company said it opened a global office in Munich this month. It is its ninth office worldwide. EVBox is part of French utility ENGIE, the takeover took place earlier this year.
Volkswagen to fund charging net in Virginia: The Governor of Virginia prepares a Request for Proposal worth 14m dollars to plan and install a statewide EV charging network. Funding shall come from Virginia’s portion of the Volkswagen settlement. The request is part of the state’s EV initiative that supports infrastructure projects to enable an EV adoption rate of 15 percent by 2027.
First fast charging stations for the Philippines: Oil company Shell and QEV Philippines partner in order to establish the first EV fast charging network on the island state. The project will be supplied by ABB and is supposed to start in December. Initially, 100 charging stations are planned.
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Finish-Indian partnership: Finnish energy company Fortum and NBCC India team up to extend EV charging infrastructure in India. Both signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a first 22KW AC charger, which will be maintained by NBCC and operated by Fortum’s cloud based system, has been erected in New Moti Bagh Colony.
50 electric buses for the province of Hunan: Chongqing Suitong New Energy Automotive Manufacturing has been chosen by a public transportation service provider in the Chinese province of Hunan to supply a fleet of fully electric buses. The company, backed by manufacturer China Dynamics, signed an agreement to deliver 50 units of its 8.5 meter buses.