Jan 30, 2023 - 03:01 pm
Tariff changes at Mercedes Me Charge
Mercedes-Benz will adjust charging rates for its Mercedes Me Charge service from 01 March, mostly upwards. Among other things, charging at Ionity high-power station will get significantly more expensive in two of the three tariffs.
Jan 26, 2023 - 04:17 pm
BMW iVentures invests into Ampeco platform for CPOs
Through its investment arm, BMW i Ventures, BMW has led a $13 million financing round for Ampeco. The Bulgarian company offers a platform to manage EV chargers and operations at scale and will use the capital to drive its expansion.
Jan 26, 2023 - 03:54 pm
SEA Electric teams up with Ampol for charging services
The Australian petroleum company Ampol has partnered with SEA Electric to offer integrated charging solutions in their home market. SEA specialises in commercial electric vehicles and hopes to add access to charging services to the range with Ampol.
Jan 25, 2023 - 05:25 pm
E.ON & Contipark to install 4,000 wallboxes
In Germany and Austria, the parking operator Contipark and the energy company E.ON want to install more than 4,000 new charging points in car parks and underground garages between 2023 and 2025. The project will involve AC wall boxes with an output of up to 22 kW.
Jan 24, 2023 - 04:18 pm
Vattenfall to install chargers at NH Hotels in Germany
In Germany, Vattenfall and the NH Hotel Group are collaborating to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. The hotel group is planning to install publicly accessible fast-charging infrastructure with 180 kW charging columns and AC chargers at 50 of its hotel locations.
Jan 24, 2023 - 12:22 pm
Tritium garners large order from Evyve in the UK
In the UK, the Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has now become the preferred hardware supplier for charging provider Evyve. The British charging provider aims to install around 10,000 electric car chargers in the UK by 2023.
Jan 23, 2023 - 05:35 pm
Volkswagen and OVO Energy launch V2X trial in the UK
INFLEXION is a new consortium comprising Volkswagen UK, OVO Energy, and its platform provider Kaluza. Using hardware by Indra, the partners aim to launch vehicle-to-everything solutions that could save drivers over £420 a year, and Ovo told us more.
Jan 23, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Volkswagen publishes findings from smart charging pilot
Volkswagen’s energy business Elli and German grid operator Mitnetz Strom started a pilot in the summer of 2022 to optimise charging processes in line with the grid. They aimed to achieve efficient and environmentally-friendly interaction between distributors and VW electric vehicles. Here’s the result.
Jan 23, 2023 - 02:37 pm
Aral forms electric truck charging route in Rhine region
Aral pulse has opened a charging corridor for electric trucks along 600 kilometres of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor. The busy logistics route currently connects two major metropolitan regions with six charge hubs. However, the corridor is not yet complete.
Jan 19, 2023 - 03:05 pm
New JV focuses on truck charging at largest US ports
A new joint venture wants to benefit from California’s bid to transition the trucking industry to zero emission. Forum Mobility, CBRE and Homecoming Capital poured $400 mn into funding the venture and have investors like Amazon already engaged with plans to progress e-trucks as a service this year.
Jan 19, 2023 - 01:19 pm
Shell buys out Volta Charging in the US
Shell keeps accelerating its “green buying” attempts as the oil and gas corporation acquires another US charging business. Volta Charging and its entire network of existing and planned charge points now belong to Shell for $169 mn.
Jan 19, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Liverpool to add 300 charge points hidden in streetlamps
Liverpool in North West England has chosen Ubitricity to triple the city’s charging network with lamp posts doubling as charge points. Founded in Berlin, Ubitricty is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil giant Shell and has ambitious targets in the UK.
Jan 18, 2023 - 05:05 pm
BP places major charging station order with Tritium
Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has received the largest order in its history. The new order comes from BP and includes fast charging stations of the RTM product series with 50 kW and PKM with 150 kW for use by BP Pulse in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
Jan 17, 2023 - 03:56 pm
UK issues plan to expand V2G charging infrastructure
The government of the UK and Ofgem published the ‘Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan’ today, setting out steps to seize on the significant potential of smart EV charging and make it the preferred method of long-duration charging by 2025.
Jan 17, 2023 - 02:59 pm
Tata Power to build 25,000 charger network in India
The Indian energy supplier Tata Power has announced the development of a nationwide charging network in India. Around 25,000 charging points are to be installed over the next five years. The charging infrastructure will be monitored from Mumbai.
Jan 16, 2023 - 02:55 pm
356 Lincoln dealers in the US to install chargers onsite
At least 356 dealers of Ford’s Lincoln brand in the USA will install charging infrastructure at their stores. This figure makes up 59 per cent of all the brand’s dealers, which are said to be responsible for almost 90 per cent of all Lincoln sales.
Jan 16, 2023 - 02:33 pm
Renault & CEA to develop new bidirectional charger
Renault Group and the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies CEA are jointly developing a bidirectional charger with very high efficiency for electric vehicles. The new charger is meant to be used in Renault’s production models by the end of the decade.
Jan 16, 2023 - 12:57 pm
Wattif EV secures financing for €50 million
Norwegian charging station provider Wattif EV has closed a 50-million-euro investment from Marguerite, one of Europe’s largest investment fund managers for sustainable infrastructure projects. Marguerite is including Wattif EV in the portfolio of its latest fund, Marguerite III.
Jan 15, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Brussels funds eleven fast charging projects
The government of the Brussels Capital Region is funding the installation of fast and ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles with 500,000 euros. Eleven projects were selected as part of the funding.
Jan 14, 2023 - 01:49 pm
Consortium to build truck charging network in Sweden
A consortium of three Nordic companies wants to implement a nationwide fast-charging network for electric trucks in Sweden. The aim is to provide infrastructure for some of the 85,000 heavy trucks currently using Swedish roads, that will need charging facilities if they are to convert to electric power.
Jan 12, 2023 - 02:54 pm
Rolec launches modular DC charger range with Sinexcel
British charging equipment manufacturer Rolec EV has announced a new deal with Sinexcel. The technology company will support Rolec in launching a new range of DC charging stations offering 60kW through to 480kW. Rolec EV expects these to become the most price competitive in the industry.
Jan 12, 2023 - 02:26 pm
EnBW joint venture plans fast-charging network in Turkey
Borusan EnBW Enerji, a joint venture between EnBW and the Turkish industrial group Borusan, wants to install a network of fast chargers for electric cars in Turkey. They have already received their operating license and plan to invest over five billion Turkish liras (€250 mn) by 2030.
Jan 11, 2023 - 03:32 pm
CharIN gains new members such as Nio
The CCS charging standard association CharIN announced a number of new members. The most prominent intake is the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio, which recently launched in Europe, but the organisation has now also reached Dubai.
Jan 11, 2023 - 03:05 pm
TPA to run Toronto’s burgeoning charging network
Toronto launched the ‘EV Charging Initiative’ and appointed the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) to run it. TPA, the largest municipality-owned parking operator in North America, just installed eight chargers in a parking garage as part of a more comprehensive plan.