Gridserve breaks ground at Gatwick Airport
Gridserve has broken ground on its so-called latest Electric Forecourt amidst “multiple global headwinds,” so CEO Toddington Harper. Once completed in 2023, the new high-power charge hub will enable 36 EVs to be charged simultaneously with up to 350 kW.
Nissan approves first V2G charger in the USA
Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid services provider, Nissan has approved the first-ever bi-directional charger for the Nissan Leaf in the US. Fermata’s FE-15 charger has passed essential requirements from Nissan and is UL 9741 certified.
Mercedes releases Plug&Charge for PHEV models
The latest Mercedes PHEV now offer Plug&Charge via the ISO 15118 standard. The roll-out follows the earlier updates of the all-electric EQS and EQE models. The C- and S-Class plug-in hybrids now only need an over-the-air update, the new GLC supports Plug&Charge ex works.
Fortum sells Plugsurfing to Fleetcor
Finnish energy group Fortum, which acquired Plugsurfing more than four years ago, has sold the Berlin-based business to Fleetcor Technologies, a US business payment service. According to Fortum, the purchase price is around €75 million.
Volkswagen’s Elli connects to &Charge services
Porsche spin-off &Charge, a company offering loyalty points for EV drivers in Europe, has a new client in Elli. The business signs responsible for charging and energy-related services within the Volkswagen Group. The cooperation with &Charge will benefit EV drivers across the VW portfolio.
Lithuania to install 6,000 charging stations
The Government of Lithuania targets building 6,000 new charging stations for electric vehicles by 2030, starting with 1,200 by 2025. Local media reports that the country’s Ministry of Transport budgeted around 90 million euros. At the same time, free charging is coming to an end.
China targets installing EV charging along highways
China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) wants to boost EV charging along the country’s highways, according to a construction outline seen by the Global Times. The Ministry assumes the new facilities must have the capacity to serve 20 million new energy vehicles by 2024.
Enel X Way turns to Tritium for US expansion
Enel X Way has ordered more than 250 fast charging stations from Tritium for use in the US. The order is part of a new framework agreement between the companies that combines Tritium DC columns with Enel X Way’s intelligent charging platform.