Jun 21, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Daimler reforms coal plant into EV battery storage unit

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy has turned a coal power plant into an energy storage facility. It holds close to 2,000 electric car batteries for a combined capacity of near 10 MWh available to the energy market. On top, these batteries may also return to power new smart electric vehicles.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 04:46 pm

Euronics offering EV charging with EnBW in Germany

Electronics retailer Euronics that operates stores in all of Europe has teamed up with utility EnBW to install charging stations at 50 locations in Germany. Customers will receive a charging voucher that can be used at any station in the EnBW network.

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Jun 16, 2018 - 03:51 pm

CHAdeMO 2.0 allows for charging up to 400 kW

The CHAdeMO Association has released the announced protocol version CHAdeMO 2.0 for their members. The system allows for charging capacities up to 400 kW, and allows for charging up to 1,000 volts with liquid-cooled cables without changing plugs or via current collectors.

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Jun 14, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Electrify America to enter car sharing

The VW subsidiary founded in the wake of the diesel scandal has announced plans to open an EV car sharing service in Sacramento, starting with 260 vehicles. The company is also investing in a budget car-sharing service and electric buses in the region for a total amount of $44 million.

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Jun 13, 2018 - 10:54 pm

Switzerland to get Europe’s largest EV charging hub

Swiss energy firm EBL plans to create an E-Mobility Hub which will feature 280 EV charging points, including 60 fast chargers. The facility will be located in the canton of Basel. It will also have space for e-mobility related projects inside a large innovation centre.

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Jun 13, 2018 - 01:56 pm

Audi bringing smart charging to homeowners

Audi has given us the details of their latest cooperation with SMA Solar Technology and the Hager Group and they are driving smart charging home. The team wants to enable future Audi e-tron drivers to charge their electric car in a cost effective and sustainable manner.

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Jun 12, 2018 - 05:03 pm

Porsche cooperating with Hubject for digital charging

Porsche is kicking off a digital EV charging service, that can even be used by drivers of EVs and PHEVs by other manufacturers. Currently, the service is bundled with Hubject’s roaming network. Other options and international roll-out are currently being tested as well.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 06:08 pm

ABB gives away 30 fast-charging stations to Zurich

Infrastructure provider ABB has presented the capital of its home country Switzerland with 30 fast-charging stations. It is a gift on the occasion of ABB’s 30th anniversary. Once the chargers will be added, Zurich will have over 100 EV charging stations.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 11:58 am

Tesla now runs 10,000 Superchargers worldwide

Tesla has reached a milestone as their network of electric car charging stations now includes more than a thousand sites with over 10,000 Superchargers installed worldwide. Still the EV maker is a little behind schedule but says they are catching up quickly.

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Jun 6, 2018 - 07:34 pm

Rapid charging taskforce in London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has turned to the private sector to increase electric car charging infrastructure in the capital with a nod to rapid charging. 16 organisations such as Shell UK or the RAC Foundation followed the call.

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Jun 5, 2018 - 04:32 pm

Webasto buying AeroVironment EV unit for $35M

Webasto is acquiring the electric car charging and testing business of AeroVironment, grouped under the Efficient Energy Systems (EES) division. The acquisition will cost the German supplier 35 million dollars and is still subject to approval.

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May 31, 2018 - 05:09 pm

French Meridiam taking over Dutch Allego

French investment firm Meridiam that specialises in infrastructure has bought Dutch Allego from Alliander. The latter had been wanting to sell its EV charging arm for some time. The acquisition is to propel Allego further across Europe’s growing charging landscape.

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May 31, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Vattenfall launches EV charging network in UK

Swedish utility Vattenfall is hitting at the EV market in Great Britain as they want to bring their charging network ‘InCharge’ to the Isles this June for the first time. They aim to connect commercial as well as public partners to install charging poles across the country.

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May 29, 2018 - 06:42 pm

Canberra to receive 50 EV chargers

The Australian Capital Territory will receive 50 new standard dual electric vehicle chargers beginning delivery this year, before completion in the next. The 456,000 dollar initiative is funded by the Territory government.

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May 28, 2018 - 08:39 pm

VDL opens test area for e-bus charging

The Dutch utility vehicle specialist VDL has opened a testing location in Valkenswaard to test charging infrastructure for electric buses. At the charging square, a total of 7 vehicles can be charged simultaneously in different ways.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/28/vdl-opens-test-area-for-e-bus-charging/
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