Jul 18, 2018 - 06:14 pm

NL: Defibrillator added to EV charging station

Good news reach us from the Dutch town of Delft where EVBox and City AED cooperate to offer defibrillators at EV charging stations. The life-savers do not depend on the charge column directly and a first installation demonstrates the principle.

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Jul 17, 2018 - 08:48 pm

Tritium bringing fast-charging to Hungary

Hungary’s National Utilities has ordered fast-charging stations from Tritium through its subsidiary NKM Mobilitas. Twelve DC- charging stations with 50 kW will be installed along main roads across the country and mark the start of more to come.

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Jul 12, 2018 - 06:59 pm

800 volt charging park by Porsche goes online in Berlin

The EV charging park announced last year at the Porsche center in Berlin-Adlershof was recently connected to the grid. Four customer parking spots were fitted with Porsche chargers, two of which with the new 800 volt charging technology. The park is accessible to all cars during the opening times of the center.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 07:21 pm

EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project

For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 02:14 pm

ZF spins off blockchain-based Car eWallet

ZF has founded a startup that incorporates their Car eWallet business. They will offer payment and billing services for transactions such as charging or renting electric cars using blockchain technology. The launch of Car eWallet in Berlin follows a trial with project partners IBM and UBS.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Allego teaming up with LeasePlan across Europe

Charging infrastructure provider Allego found a new partner in LeasePlan. Their electric car drivers will get access to the Allego network and also receive support in installing new stations at home and the workplace. The deal reaches across eight markets in Europe.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 08:07 pm

Controlled stress test for local grid in Germany

South Germany’s utility EnBW has launched a pilot project to see, whether the local grid can withstand peak demand from eleven electric cars charging on one street. The neighbourhood in question is in a town close to Stuttgart and has been renamed E-Mobility Allee.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 07:22 pm

Can gamification help smart grid V2G applications?

Can gamification help the smart grid wonder Britain’s Ecotricity and partners, who started to investigate whether games, raffles and bitcoins can encourage EV drivers to engage with V2G technologies. The £400,000 project is funded through Innovate UK.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 04:40 pm

Mega-E opens first high power charging site in Europe

The first liquid-cooled chargers delivering up to 350 kW have gone live today in the Dutch town of Eindhoven. The high power charging site is part of the European Mega -E project. The initiative led by Allego aims for 322 ultra-fast chargers in at least ten metropolitan areas in Europe.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 06:03 pm

SCE proposes $760M electric car charging expansion

Southern California Edison is pushing for a mayor expansion of their running infrastructure pilot Charge Ready. A new proposal includes 48,000 additional charging points in a 760 million dollar programme but with the utility operating alone, approval is uncertain.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 05:20 pm

Tata to set up 100 EV charging stations in Maharashtra

The energy arm of India’s steely giant, Tata Power plans to install 100 electric car charging stations in the state of Maharashtra. The charge stops are to support electric vehicle adoption in India and are not the only initiative in the region that is home to Mumbai.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 03:25 pm

Innogy entering US market by buying BTCPower

Innogy, a subsidiary of German utility RWE charged with offering EV charging solutions across Europe, is coming to the States. The acquisition of BTCPower will give innogy a full DC product portfolio and access to U.S. production capabilities and know-how.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 06:19 pm

China aims for 900 kW hyper power charging standard

China is planning an upgrade of its fast-charging standards GB/T that would make the 350 kW CCS or the 400 kW ChaDeMo aims for look like child’s play. The new GB/T standard due in 2019/20 would enable charging with four times higher power than today.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 05:33 pm

PlugSurfing adds Freshmile charge points in France

Berlin startup PlugSurfing now includes the 2,000 charging points of Freshmile in France and Germany in their portfolio. The cooperation stretches over 100 local networks and will enable electric car drivers to use their PlugSurfing RFID key widely.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 01:52 pm

Sweden: InCharge by Vattenfall at Renault & Volvo

Vattenfall is expanding its electric car charging network InCharge in its home country. A new deal with Volvo and Renault includes the installation of 300 charging stations at dealerships next to Tanka pit stops in Sweden and Vattenfall says construction works have begun already.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 11:55 am

BP buys Britain’s POLAR charging network

BP will buy one of the UK’s largest EV charging providers. Chargemaster runs aboout 6,500 stations in their Polar network. They did not disclose any details but the new company will be called BP Chargemaster and plans on setting up more fast-charging stations at pit stops.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/22/vw-founds-subsidiary-to-construct-canadian-charging-network/
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