Fast-charging network along Australia’s East Coast
Australia’s National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has built 20 of a total of 40 EV stations planned along the spectacular South-East Coast of Australia. The network runs from Sydney, all the way through New South Wales and the Capital territory up to the Victorian border.
UK provides £2.5 million for new charging points
The British government is providing further 2.5M pounds to promote more than 1,000 new charging points for electric cars. The now doubled budget will go to the streetside residential charge point scheme, which supports streetlight chargers among other places.
Charge4Europe: 100,000 charging points by 2020
The Charge4Europe joint venture, founded by RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV Euro Service, is launching its operations. The young company will be supported by Hubject in setting up a pan-European, brand-independent roaming network of 100,000 charging points.
Daimler & BAIC to develop second-life battery systems
Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and BAIC subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) have entered into a development partnership for Second Life battery storage systems in China. The partners intend to jointly build the first second-life energy storage system at their Beijing location.
Nissan & EVgo expand fast charging in the USA
Nissan and EVgo have announced the expansion of their electric car charging network in the USA by a further 200 fast-charging stations. The new DC chargers will each deliver 100 kW of charging power and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connections.
BP & Didi launch charging joint venture
The British oil company BP announced the establishment of a joint venture for charging infrastructure with the Chinese mobility company Didi Chuxing. The partners are planning to set up a nationwide network of charging stations for electric vehicles in China.
VW buys into charging software-provider has-to-be
VW’s energy subsidiary Elli has acquired a stake in has·to·be, an Austrian provider of charging software solutions and long-standing partner of Ionity and Audi as well. Together, the two companies want to push ahead with the expansion of the charging infrastructure.
Florida Turnpike becomes EV friendly
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the popular US highway would soon “become a friendlier highway for motorists driving electric vehicles.” The plan to install EV charging stations at each of the Turnpike’s 8 plazas.
New York to expand DC fast charging
The New York State Public Service Commission approved the expansion of its fast-charging infrastructure program. Now fast-charging plugs at newly constructed charging stations will be eligible for an incentive.
Hungary: Spar invests in charging infrastructure
The food retail chain SPAR has announced that they will begin building EV charging infrastructure across their 500 locations through the country. The first installation was done by NKM, who installed 66 EVBox charge points at 17 high traffic locations in the country.