Oct 19, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Porsche Holding Salzburg offers Varta battery storage solution

The commercial storage solution Varta flex storage will be available for charging EVs in car dealerships across Europe, in order to help buffer grid impact, among other things. The background is a recently agreed cooperation between Varta Storage with the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche Holding Salzburg.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 01:16 pm

Austria: Ionity opens sites in Mondsee and Eisentratten

Ionity’s first high-power charging sites in Austria have now been put into operation in Mondsee (Salzburg) and Eisentratten (Carinthia). Both have been installed at sites of station service company OMV. Like it is the case for all Ionity charging stations, each charging point delivers up to 350 kW.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 06:37 pm

A brave new world of DC home charging

There are a number of new charging solutions on show at the eMove360° in Munich. Wallbox of Spain and ABB of Switzerland have developed DC chargers for home owners. Also German Webasto is sporting their latest smart charging features at the fair.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 07:13 pm

Sodetrel of EDF to expand charging network in Lyon

The network operating unit of Électricité de France (EDF), Sodetrel, will install more than 600 charging points for electric vehicles in France by 2020. The plan details their installation to cover 59 municipalities in the Lyon area with some to enable DC charging.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 06:15 pm

Easelink shows automatic wireless charging on BMW i3

Austrian start-up Easelink presented their automated charging solution for EVs last year. Their so-called Matrix Charging is now ready for application and the company uses a BMW i3 to prove the efficacy of their pad-based conductive charging station that works without cables.

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Oct 15, 2018 - 07:51 am

Smatrics set for international expansion

The Austrian mobility service provider has set up an electric vehicle charging grid covering Austria with 450 charging points no more than 60 km apart. Smatrics now plans to expand beyond Austria and is looking at even faster charge rates. Moreover, they formed a new executive team, electrive.com learnt.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 09:39 am

French EDF to install 75,000 charging stations until 2022

French energy giant EDF intends to operate 75,000 charging stations in Europe by 2022 as it aims for a 30% market share in its main markets of France, Belgium, Italy and the UK. “We want to become the uncontested leader in electric mobility in Europe by 2022”, declares CEO Jean-Bernard Levy.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 06:48 pm

Compact fast-charger combines transformer & charger

Scientists at the North Carolina State University have developed a particularly small and efficient fast charger for electric cars. Their so-called medium voltage fast charger (MVFC) combines a transformer and charger in one for charging with 50 kW and great efficiency.

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Oct 9, 2018 - 06:43 pm

Fastned partners with large German supermarket chain

Dutch charging infrastructure provider Fastned has struck a new deal. Together with Rewe, a grocery retailer, they will trial fast-charging at four large supermarkets in Germany. If the pilot is a success, they will expand their cooperation to other locations and we asked more details.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 03:47 pm

Allego joins Shell & Visa enabling contactless payment

Charging infrastructure provider Allego has launched a global scheme for contactless payment. The first such charging station opened in London today, where Allego works with Shell. A newly developed and certified standard enables payment via EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) with just a touch (NFC).

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Oct 7, 2018 - 06:06 pm

Over 500 electric car charging stations for Florida

Duke Energy plans to install a network of 530 electric car charging stations in Florida. The utility is working with communities to install the units for public use in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and other busy locations and is currently taking applications.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 02:45 pm

Renault to install Europe’s largest 2nd life battery storage

French carmaker Renault and partners have published their plan for an Advanced Battery Storage system. They say it will become the largest energy storage system in Europe reutilising batteries from used electric vehicles. The modular system will comprise of multiple sites across France and Germany.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 07:45 pm

Renault is converting Belle-Île-en-Mer to a smart island

The Atlantic island of Belle-Île-en-Mer will be converted to a smart island by Renault, alongside partners Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis to be the first French smart island. A similar project was already kicked off on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo by Renault, as well.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 07:37 pm

Fees for parking at Tesla Superchargers go up

Parking for an unnecessarily long time at a Tesla Supercharger is becoming more expensive. The current fee of 40 cents (US$) which begins five minutes after completion of the charging process, is being increased to 50 cents, if at least half of the supercharger spots are occupied. If all spots are taken, it will go […]

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Italy to construct e-highway on section of A35

Following in the footsteps of Sweden and Germany, Italy will now also convert a section of their roads to a so-called e-highway with overhead cables for electrified trucks. They will also be testing the hybrid truck from Scania with overhead current collectors on the stretch of the A35.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 05:05 pm

Total purchases French charging specialist G2Mobility

The oil corporation Total has purchased the French charging infrastructure specialist G2Mobility, hailing the move as “a pivotal step in improving our electric vehicle charging offering”. Furthermore, Total announced a cooperation with the cable manufacturer Nexans.

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Sep 17, 2018 - 09:53 pm

3.5 million new EV charge points by EVBox & ChargePoint

EVBox and ChargePoint announced they would install some 3.5 million EV charging points between them by 2025. For both companies, this means a huge increase of their networks and for ChargePoint, the pledge is part of the ZEV Challenge by the C40 Cities and Climate Group.

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Sep 17, 2018 - 03:59 pm

The end of a lifetime of free Supercharging

Tesla has ended the offer of free charging at Superchargers for a lifetime for new buyers. Those getting their hands on a Model 3 or S or X must pay extra for charging from now on. That is, if they get their car at all as CEO Elon Musk has found Tesla to be in […]

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/09/17/the-end-of-a-lifetime-of-free-supercharging/
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