Iberdrola networks with Leroy Merlin and First Stop
The Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola has concluded two further cooperations for the development of charging infrastructure. 400 charging points are planned at branches of the DIY chain Leroy Merlin in Spain and more than 50 charging points in cooperation with First Stop in Spain and Portugal.
15,000 charging stations to roll out in India
In India, the EV charging infrastructure company Evre and parking solutions brand Park+ have announced their partnership to install 10,000 EV charging stations within two years. In a separate deal, the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) plans to commission 5,000 electric vehicle charging stations over the next three years.
Battery storage charging from VW & E.ON
The energy group E.ON and Volkswagen have just opened the order books for their battery-supported fast charger in Germany. The E.ON Drive Booster can charge two electric cars simultaneously at 150 kW and does not require any civil engineering or grid connection adaptation.
Driivz & Hubject initiate Plug&Charge partnership
Driivz and Hubject are cooperating to drive the roll-out of Plug&Charge. The impetus for this was provided by Mer Group, which is switching to Driivz’s operating system to manage its charging infrastructure in Europe and is expected to be the first to benefit from this cooperation.
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.
NSW aims to install 1,000 high power charging bays by 2027
The government of New South Wales, Australia, has released details for its electric vehicle charging masterplan, which aims to install 1,000 ultra-fast charging bays along major routes. The plan for the rollout of 350-kW chargers promises the biggest EV charging network of any state or territory in Australia.
BP Pulse opens ultra-fast charging sites in Scotland
BP Pulse has opened two new ultra-fast charging sites on the M8 motorway at bp pulse’s Harthill services in Scotland. Situated on the Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor, the sites feature ten 150-kW chargers servicing the east-and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire.
EVBox Group to equip Bridgestone sites with EV chargers
Bridgestone has made a deal with EVBox to install EV charging stations across the tire specialist’s retail network in the next five years. The partners plan 3,500 AC and DC charge points in France and Italy before expanding into the UK, Germany, Poland, Spain, and other European countries.
India sees first single-app for EV charging stations
EV Plugs, an app for electric vehicle charging stations, has gone live and claims to be India’s first independent aggregator app. So far, there are more than 1,000 verified listings, according to the company, and EV Plugs is available on both iOS and android besides being web-based.
Mahle presents ChargeBIG Power to manage DC chargers
At the IAA Mobility, German supplier Mahle announced expanding its range of EV charging solutions. The chargeBIG system, optimized for AC charging, is to be supplemented by the chargeBIG Power charging management system, which can support fast charging with outputs of up to 750 kW.