Solaris reveals huge Charging Park ready for V2G
Solaris gives us an insight into its factory in Bolechowo near Poznan, where Poland’s leading e-bus maker recently inaugurated a bus charging park. Solaris equipped the massive charging hub with systems from three manufacturers that support bidirectional charging – a first in Poland.
BMW to enable ‘Multi Contract Plug&Charge’ in 2023
BMW will roll out Plug&Charge in first models starting from mid-2023, enabling customers to charge at public charging points without a charging card or app. That alone is not too new anymore. However, the carmaker told us before the news, that there was something more.
H2 Mobility to increase hydrogen refuelling network
In Germany, the government-funded hydrogen filling station operator H2 Mobility has received an investment of 110 million euros to enable its next phase of growth. The primary investor is the French finance company Hy24. The expansion goals are accompanied by a focus on hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles of all sizes.
Austrian e-taxis pioneer charging pad system
In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project’ is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators.
Tesla & Fastned open “Europe’s largest charging hub”
Fastned and Tesla have opened the ‘Ladepark Kreuz Hilden’ last night. Equipped with 20 superchargers and eight Fastned charging stations, it will be one of the largest charge parks for each of the two companies in its final stage. Our reporter Sebastian Schaal was at the opening.
Tritium launches 175 kW DC charger
Speaking at the ACT virtual conference, Tritium CEO Jane Hunter presented the RT 175-S fast charger with 175 kW power capability. Tritium’s RT 175-S will be the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge vehicle-to-charger communication.
UK: EV Energy Taskforce launches final report
Britain’s EV Energy Taskforce launched their final report in central London today. It includes 21 proposals on which 350 actors from industry, academia and politics agreed upon. However, it may prove a toothless yet bold talking tiger when it comes to regulation, for now.
Norway: How Ionity positions HPC in EV nation #1
This week, Ionity inaugurated its first high power charging corridor in Norway and invited us over to Oslo to join their COO and partners for the opening. Our editor Nora Manthey brought home some insights from the “EV Wonderland” that quickly felt just like the new normal.
Power electronics for making charging points
In various trade fair discussions last year, electrive.com was told that the manufacturers of charging stations were struggling with the purchase of power electronics. Is there really such a shortage? And what are the causes? Michael Nallinger has been listening in around the industry.