Exicom to set up EV infrastructure in India
Exicom of India has made the winning bid for setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, India. The offer for the NTPC Tender includes 120kW and 50kW charging stations and DC chargers of CCS standard for electric buses.
Shell Ventures invests $31M in charging equipment
The financing arm of oil giant Shell has selected Ample, a startup focussed on automated charging, for funding. The San Francisco-based firm will receive 31 million dollars and Shell hopes to combine Ample’s fast-charging technology with their retail network.
E.ON complying with German “Eichrecht” for EV charging
Utility E.ON has announced to begin equipping their charging stations in accordance with the German Weights and Measures Law (Eichrecht). The solution called SAM has been developed by EBG compleo and enables E.ON to accurately calculate the price of charging both per minute and kWh.
Tritium bringing fast-charging to Hungary
Hungary’s National Utilities has ordered fast-charging stations from Tritium through its subsidiary NKM Mobilitas. Twelve DC- charging stations with 50 kW will be installed along main roads across the country and mark the start of more to come.
800 volt charging park by Porsche goes online in Berlin
The EV charging park announced last year at the Porsche center in Berlin-Adlershof was recently connected to the grid. Four customer parking spots were fitted with Porsche chargers, two of which with the new 800 volt charging technology. The park is accessible to all cars during the opening times of the center.
EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project
For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.