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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK planning major battery and HPC network
The UK is installing a battery supported HPC charging network for electrified vehicles. The company Pivot Power and the National Grid are planning to connect 45 battery storage units with critical infrastructure junctions as part of a 1.6 billion pound project.