TotalEnergies builds 2,200 more points in Amsterdam
Energy company Total, which very recently renamed itself TotalEnergies, has received a new concession from the city of Amsterdam to expand its public charging network. Under this new concession, TotalEnergies will add 1,100 new charging stations, or 2,200 new charging points, to Amsterdam’s current network.
BMW to release charging app for China
BMW plans to bundle around 360,000 charging stations from various partners in China via a mobile phone app by the end of the year. This should make charging easier for customers. The carmaker also wants to make its supply chain in China more climate-friendly.
Grants for public charging points in Québec
The Electric Circuit charging network will be rolling out 4,500 standard charging stations by 2028 in partnership with Québec’s municipalities. To support this initiative, a grant program is being offered exclusively to municipalities.
UK invests £300 million in charging points
UK energy regulator Ofgem approved a £300 million investment (around 348 million euros) for over 200 low carbon projects to get Britain ready for more electric transport. This will see the instalment of 3550 EV chargers across the UK as part of a £40 billion investment in greener energy.
EVBox installs charging systems with Kingspan
EVBox Group will supply Kingspan with just over 60 AC and DC charging stations to help the building materials manufacturer convert its corporate fleet to electric vehicles. The installation project will begin in the UK and Ireland before expanding to other regions.
Nuvve to deploy EVs and V2G infrastructure in EU and US
In the USA, the California-based V2G specialist Nuvve and private equity firm Stonepeak have formed a joint venture called Levo Mobility. In Europe, Nuvve and the provider of EV charging solutions Spirii will collaborate on vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technology, mostly in the Nordics.
Audi developing concept for HPC charging parks
Audi is working on its own fast-charging concept for its electric cars. A pilot is to be created in the second half of the year to test a possible series application. The core of the concept is “premium” HPC charging in combination with a lounge offer. The power supply is to run via buffer storage.
Blink Charging acquires Blue Corner
Blink Charging has acquired the European EV charging operator Blue Corner N.V., based in Antwerp, Belgium. The acquisition adds 7,071 charging ports to Blink’s portfolio across four countries in Western Europe – Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
ElectReon plans inductive test road in Italy
ElectReon Wireless, an Israeli company specialising in inductive charging of electric vehicles, will provide its technology to charge two Stellantis vehicles and an Iveco bus while driving in Brescia, Italy, as part of the Arena of the Future project.
TomTom expands EV-specific routing services
Navigation specialist TomTom expands its software suite for electric vehicles to include improved range and routing features and information on charging points. The expansion comes amid news of a collaboration with Hubject and Eco-Movement that increases the number of charging points on TomTom’s maps significantly.