BorgWarner acquires V2G specialist Rhombus
BorgWarner continues to broaden the e-mobility portfolio. The US company announced that it has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. Rhombus offers V2G and Underwriters Laboratory-certified charging and counts Proterra among its clients, alongside charging and grid service providers.
Iberdrola & BP to spend €1BN on EV charge points
Iberdrola and BP have announced a strategic alignment to advance electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The partners earmarked €1bn for deploying up to 11,000 fast charge points across Spain and Portugal. Up to 600ktpa production capacity of green hydrogen is the next target, also including the UK.
Infineon & Delta to develop bidirectional 3-1 charging system for homes
The German chip manufacturer Infineon Technologies and the Taiwanese charging infrastructure manufacturer Delta Electronics have developed a 3-in-1 system that integrates solar power system, home storage and charging station. Thanks to bidirectional inverters, the electric car can not only be charged, but also act as a buffer storage for the home’s emergency power supply.
The Mobility House finds new US partner in Endera
The Mobility House and Endera have made public their cooperation for managed commercial EV charging. They have already delivered electric shuttles and a smart charging solution to ACE Parking and Aladdin Airport Parking, both servicing the San Diego International Airport, California.
Lightning eMotors reveals mobile DC charging station
In the USA, Lightning eMotors has launched its next generation of mobile commercial and passenger vehicle chargers, Lightning Mobile. This mobile charging station covers both long term and short term use cases. The order books are open with deliveries starting in late 2022.
Daimler Truck completes demonstration charging park
Daimler Truck has completed the construction of a demonstration truck charging park at its site in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, which was launched in February. Near the industry information centre, customers will soon be able to test charging columns and concepts from various manufacturers and, with the help of experts on site, develop customised charging […]
Study on energy storage in wireless charging roads
In the USA, a research team from Cornell University has published a study revealing concrete advantages in wireless charging roads equipped with energy storage systems. The research team developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporation of a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market.
VW launches HPC park with 2nd life batteries in Zwickau
Volkswagen has commissioned a fast-charging park at its electric car plant in Zwickau, which draws a large part of its energy from a so-called Power Storage Container (PSC). In future, the solution will also be used in residential areas, for example, as no medium-voltage transformer needs to be set up for the HPC.
GM & EVgo expand charging network in the USA
General Motors has announced the development of a fast charging network at Pilot Company car stations in the US. It will include 2,000 stations with charging capacities of up to 350 kW at up to 500 locations across the country and will be installed, operated and maintained by GM partner EVgo.
CAMS aims for 17,000 more charging points in China by 2025
On its three-year anniversary, CAMS New Energy Technology has taken stock and announced a new product roadmap. So far, the joint venture for charging infrastructure in China, established in 2019 by Volkswagen Group China, JAC, FAW and Star Charge, has built 760 fast charging sites with more than 7,000 charging points in 100 Chinese cities.