Feb 13, 2023 - 01:17 pm
Blue Corner to build 280 AC charging points in Italy
The Belgian charging infrastructure provider Blue Corner will gradually install, operate and maintain 280 charging points for electric cars at business and conference centres in Brussels, Antwerp and Liège over the coming years.
Feb 13, 2023 - 12:12 pm
USA considers requiring CCS standard for subsidies
The US Department of Transportation is expected to set the final requirements that all electric vehicle charging stations must meet to qualify for the US government’s $7.5 billion incentive programme this week. According to an agency report, one of the policy decisions is unlikely to please Tesla.
Feb 10, 2023 - 04:08 pm
Bus charging depot with 124 chargers opens in Aalborg
Public transport operator Tide Bus has commissioned Scandinavia’s largest electric bus depot in the Danish city of Aalborg. There, 124 DC chargers from hardware supplier Kempower are available. The company GodEnergi was responsible for the installation.
Feb 10, 2023 - 01:50 pm
EV home charger manufacturer Easee faces potential sales ban
The Swedish Electrical Safety Authority has revealed numerous safety deficiencies in the wall-mounted charging stations of the Norwegian manufacturer Easee. One of the central problems: Contrary to the declaration, no RCD was installed, according to Elsälerhetverket.
Feb 9, 2023 - 04:05 pm
Ideanomics to market Mahle chargers in the USA
Ideanomics has formed a strategic partnership with German automotive supplier Mahle, and will become the development partner and exclusive North American distributor for the chargeBIG 18-36 AC fleet charging solution.
Feb 9, 2023 - 02:52 pm
E.ON Drive to build chargers for VinFast
E.ON Drive has been commissioned by VinFast to build charging points at its sites in Germany, France and the Netherlands. As part of the cooperation, the E.ON subsidiary will cover the entire scope of the project, from planning and installation to the operation of the charging points.
Feb 9, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Contargo to set up heavy truck charging network in Germany
The German logistics company Contargo is planning to set up the largest private charging network for heavy electric trucks in Germany. In the course of this year, 33 fast chargers are to be set up at 14 locations in the country. Contargo brought the charging infrastructure manufacturer SBRS on board as its technology partner.
Feb 8, 2023 - 04:45 pm
Kia prepares its European headquarters for EVs
In Frankfurt, Germany, Kia’s European headquarters are being used by an increasing number of electric cars. The Korean automaker has been supported with the necessary charging infrastructure by The Mobility House, for their expertise in intelligent charging and energy solutions. The following guest article by The Mobility House shows how Kia experienced this process.
Feb 8, 2023 - 04:24 pm
WiTricity helps Yutong wirelessly charge driverless buses
WiTricity, the US provider of wireless charging systems, has announced cooperating with the Chinese manufacturer Yutong Bus to enable inductive charging of automated electric minibuses. They have already launched a first deployment in full commercial operation.
Feb 8, 2023 - 03:48 pm
2nd Life energy storage in California generates $1m turnover
Los Angeles-based B2U Storage Solutions is currently using 1,300 retired battery packs from old Honda & Nissan electric vehicles at its solar and energy storage facility in Lancaster, California. Now the storage facility has reached an energy content of 25 MWh.
Feb 8, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Kempower to open its first US facility this year
Kempower, Finland’s foremost manufacturer of EV charging equipment, is ready to set up shop in the USA. The plant in Durham County, North Carolina, shall start producing DC chargers for electric vehicles before the year’s end.
Feb 8, 2023 - 02:14 pm
Motor Fuel Group releases 2023 high-power charger budget
British petrol station operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has slated £50 million this year to build new ultra-rapid charging hubs for electric cars. The investment will help MFG and partners install 360 HPC columns in 2023, thus more than doubling the number of available chargers today.
Feb 7, 2023 - 03:27 pm
Hubject to integrate 1,600 charging points in Hungary
Hubject is cooperating with Hungarian charging network operator MVM Mobiliti to integrate its charging infrastructure into its roaming network Intercharge. MVM Mobiliti operates Hungary’s largest charging network with almost 1,600 charging points.
Feb 7, 2023 - 01:40 pm
Gridserve installed 32 new HPC in January
After a track record of over 100 high-power chargers installed in 2022, Gridserve is accelerating into 2023 with 32 new high-power chargers opened at four new Electric Super Hubs in January.
Feb 7, 2023 - 08:39 am
Elke Temme steps down for personal reasons
Elke Temme, who leads the Charging and Energy business unit at VW, is stepping down for personal reasons. She will be taking a three-month sabbatical, after which she will be available to the Volkswagen Group part-time until the end of the year. Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America, will be taking over her […]
Feb 6, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Hyundai to install HPC infrastructure in India
Hyundai Motor India has announced the installation of 10 fast-charging locations across key highways and cities in India by the middle of this year. Each fast charging location will comprise one DC 150 kW ultra-fast charger and one DC 60 kW high-speed charger.
Feb 6, 2023 - 01:32 pm
Electrify America increases charging fees
The US charging network will charge five cents more starting on 6 March 2023. This concerns all customers, including Pass+ members, no matter if they charge per minute or per kilowatt hour.
Feb 6, 2023 - 01:29 pm
15 chargers commissioned for electric trucks in Gothenburg
The new charging hub is one of Sweden’s largest charging stations for electric trucks and was put into operation by E-Mobility, a subsidy of the Soltech Group. The 15 fast-charging points are located at Gothenburgs Lastbilscentral (GLC) hub in the Swedish city.
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm
TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks
In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.
Feb 1, 2023 - 04:42 pm
The Mobility House shows how to earn from EV batteries
The Mobility House (TMH) has, for the first time, proven that electric vehicle batteries can take part in energy market trading and achieve four-digit revenues per vehicle. The key is in the EVs’ flexibility as mobile storage units, just the experimental set-up was stationery.
Feb 1, 2023 - 03:18 pm
ChargePoint moves into AI-driven buffer batteries from Stem
ChargePoint and Stem, an AI-driven clean energy solutions provider, have agreed to join forces and put artificial intelligence behind EV charging. They aim for lower operating costs, added energy resiliency, and options for battery backup when locating new sites.
Feb 1, 2023 - 02:33 pm
BMW teams up with Evergo for charging network in Mexico
BMW is joining forces with Evergo in Mexico to build more than 4,000 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the country over the next five years. The companies have slated a $ 200 million investment and are looking into both AC and DC charging.
Feb 1, 2023 - 11:45 am
ABB E-Mobility takes in €326 million in financing
Swiss technology group ABB has raised a further 325 million Swiss francs from four investors, including Porsche SE, for its e-mobility division with its charging station business in the second and final round of its pre-IPO private placement.
Jan 31, 2023 - 05:29 pm
Fastned opens 13th charging hub in the UK
Fastned has launched its latest ultra-rapid charging hub in the UK. Based off the A183 on Parsons Road, the new Fastned hub in Washington comprises eight charging bays of up to 300 kW and will serve EV commuters to and from South Tyneside, as well as Sunderland.
Jan 31, 2023 - 05:10 pm
Ireland launches sports club charging scheme
Ireland’s Department of Transport has launched the ‘Shared Island Sports Club EV Charging Scheme’. The new €15 million scheme is designed to support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast-charging for sports clubs and communities across the island of Ireland.
Jan 31, 2023 - 04:59 pm
Superchargers opened to third parties in Australia
Following the opening of Superchargers to third parties in Europe, Tesla is now starting to open its fast-charging stations for electric cars of other brands in Australia. Five Supercharger locations have initially been made available in the state of New South Wales.
Jan 30, 2023 - 04:59 pm
NL: Park ‘n Charge to double charging network
Dutch charge point operator Park’ n Charge announces financing of €16.4 mn through Rabobank. The company wants to spend the money on doubling its network of six thousand charging stations in the Netherlands in the next two years.
Jan 30, 2023 - 03:34 pm
Kempower & TSG bundle offers in Europe and Africa
Finnish charging hardware manufacturer Kempower has signed a non-exclusive distribution and service framework agreement with TSG, a provider of technical solutions for sustainable mobility. They aim to deliver fast charging solutions to 32 countries in Europe and Africa.