Inductive 200 kW charging system for buses ready
The inductive charging system specialist Momentum Dynamics from the USA has installed their first wireless charging system for electric buses with a charging capacity of a whooping 200 kW. It will be used for the Link Transit company in Wenatchee, Washington.
Open Charge Alliance launches latest protocol
The latest version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is now available to charging stations manufacturers and operators. Version OCPP 2.0, includes new features regarding security, smart charging and improved transaction handling for large networks.
E.ON expands e-mobility activity to Norway
The energy company E.ON has decided to expand their international e-mobility business unit to Norway. In the e-mobility showcase country, E.ON will be advertising its mobility business for private and corporate customers and communities in a nation-wide campaign.
Hubject & Daimler enable app-less charging
Daimler and Hubject have successfully completed the pilot test phase for their project Plug&Charge with charging station operator Ebee Smart Technologies. The new Smart EQ is also Daimlers first car that already is capable of using the system.
Mitsubishi creates Hyper Energy Station in Japan
Mitsubishi is setting up a charging network at its dealerships in Japan, which will not only receive renewable energy via solar panels, but will also stabilize and support the local electrical grid – even in the case of a natural disaster or power shortages.
Siemens HPC chargers for electric buses in Denmark
Siemens has signed an agreement with Denmark’s largest public transportation operator, Movia, for the delivery of fast-charging stations with pantograph for electric buses. 45 communities stand to benefit from the contract and is one of Siemens biggest eBus orders ever.
Wireless charging for Kia Soul EV
Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility have completed a three-year project to develop a wireless fast-charging system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs. The project claims 85% efficiency when charging with up to 10kW.
BMW manager to join E.ON supervisory board
Klaus Fröhlich, who is the BMW board member for development, is set to join the supervisory board of energy group E.On, but will remain in his position at BMW. If the move is approved it will be another sign of the sectors merging in terms of e-mobility.
Zap-Map launches Air BnB for charging stations
British EV charging point mapper Zap-Map has launched two new services that allow both businesses and private households to share their charging facilities with the public. Zap-Home and Zap-Work could open up 60,000 existing charging stations potentially.