10m euros to build 350 charging stations in Munich
The economic committee of Munich wants the city’s main utility to install another 350 EV charging stations until the end of 2019. They calculate the network’s expansion to cost 10 million euros and also want to see if there is interest from the private sector to take it even further.
LEVC to enter Scandinavian markets
After hitting the London Taxi scene, the London Electric Vehicle Company has signed a statement of intent detailing a cooperation for charging ports and infrastructure with Fortum Charge & Drive, which is planned to cover Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Tesla working on charging network for electric trucks
As the commercial shift to electric transportation modes is taking place, Tesla is taking a proactive approach by working with industry to supply local charging stations for companies. According to Reuters Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi and UPS are among those participating in the development programme.
BP invests in EV charging company FreeWire
Oil giant British Petrol (BP) has invested 5 million dollars in FreeWire, a U.S.-based manufacturer of mobile EV charging systems. BP plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.
Tank & Rast provides charging service at 300 of its sites
German autobahn service company Tank & Rast has implemented a publicly subsidised network of 50kW multi-chargers at the majority of its 400 locations. In an interview with electrive.com, Jörg Hofmeister, the company’s electric mobility specialist, reveals how the charging parks are progressing.
EVTEC fast-chargers with Type 2 DC plug in Switzerland
The first two EVTEC fast-charging stations including a Type 2 connector for DC fast-charging compatible with Tesla vehicles have been erected in Switzerland. Initiators are the companies Energie 360° and Gotthard Fastcharge (GOFAST). However, Tesla talks about a “misuse” of its tech.
More than 4,000 CCS fast-charging points in Europe
A network of CCS fast-charging units has spread out across Europe, consisting meanwhile of more than 4,000 charging points, according to “CCS Charge Map”. 1,250 of them have been newly erected in 2017. In October, the statistics still showed 3,500 CCS charging points.
Volkswagen installs hundreds of chargers at its sites
The German carmaker wants to erect more than 200 charging points and wall boxes at parking areas around its main facility in Wolfsburg until April. 24 units of them have been already put into operation. Also other VW sites are currently expanding their charging infrastructure.