Mercedes-Benz launches branded HPC network
Mercedes-Benz has come to CES in Las Vegas to make a far-reaching announcement. The German carmaker wants to build its own high-power charging network covering North America, Europe, China and other key markets. The North American strategy is the most concrete.
ABB announces new home wallbox charger
ABB E-Mobility has announced a new AC charging solution for the home that will go on sale later this year. At the at CES in Las Vegas, the Swiss-Swedish company revealed a special feature: The new ABB Terra Home wallbox can automatically give preference to electricity from renewable sources.
SPIE builds new HPC network e-Vadea in France
In France, e-Vadea has become a new operator of HPC parks. The company has now put eight charging parks into operation at motorway service stations in France following a tender won by the motorway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) in spring 2022.
Fastned & EVBox install 400 kW charging
Fastned and EVBox have jointly installed one of the first 400 kW fast charging stations in Europe. The HPC station, called EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power, is being tested in a pilot project and is now available at the Fastned station De Watering on the A8 near Oostzaan in the Netherlands.
EcoG successfully closes Series A funding round
In Germany, the Munich-based e-mobility startup EcoG has closed a six million euro Series A funding round, bringing new investors BayBG and Lindner Group on board. EcoG develops operating software for DC charging stations and aims to help its customers scale their solutions.
Compleo Charging Solutions files for insolvency
The German charging infrastructure manufacturer Compleo Charging Solutions will file for insolvency proceedings in self-administration at short notice due to impending insolvency. The board of directors no longer considers “the positive continuation of the company as a going concern to be predominantly probable”.
Designwerk presents megawatt charging station
The Swiss eMobility specialist Designwerk has presented a new type of megawatt charging station designed to rapid-charge electric trucks within 45 minutes. That would be six times faster than 350-kW charging stations, and Designwerk is moving fast towards real-life applications.