Mar 12, 2018 - 05:47 pm
Australia’s Tritium opens European HQ in Amsterdam
Fast-charging equipment designed Down Under shall become more widely available in Europe as Tritium opens its new European office in the Dutch capital. It will serve as sales and training center but also includes testing facilities for carmakers.
Mar 6, 2018 - 05:45 pm
Fleet services: Innogy and DKV plan to establish a JV
RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV are about to establish an e-mobility joint venture to offer Europe-wide services for commercial fleet operators. In an initial step, both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Mar 6, 2018 - 03:50 pm
Nissan and E.On work on EV-based energy services
In Geneva, German energy provider E.On and Nissan have entered into a strategic partnership as both consider to jointly kick-off pilot projects and common commercial offers in fields such as V2G, decentralised energy production and storage as well as the grid integration of Nissan EVs.
Mar 6, 2018 - 07:31 am
Finland’s Fortum takes over PlugSurfing from Berlin
Finnish charging infrastructure operator Fortum Charge & Drive has acquired all shares of PlugSurfing and owns the company now to a 100 percent. The Berlin-based startup had specialised in unifying charging with one solution for multiple suppliers early on as it developed a particularly smart billing solution working across a range of payment systems.
Mar 5, 2018 - 06:42 pm
150 kW fast-charging without cooled cables by EVTEC
This is the new cool as EVTEC announces the premier of its charging cable that can hold currents of 150 kW without liquid cooling. A pilot has been flowing since January 2018 and Swiss GOFast will be the first operator to use the cable.
Mar 5, 2018 - 04:31 pm
Japan H2 Mobility (JHyM) alliance now fully formed
Eleven companies, including Toyota, Nissan, and Honda have jointly set up the planned Japan H2 Mobility (JHyM) business. They aim to install infrastructure for filling fuel cell vehicles across all of Japan and will start operating this April.
Mar 4, 2018 - 04:25 pm
CHAdeMO working on 400 kW charging
Asia’s charging standard CHAdeMO is working to up its game as the next protocol is to enable high power charging at 400 kW. For now, the latest protocol 1.2 enables 200 kW but it looks as if they are ready to go head to head with CCS.
Mar 1, 2018 - 06:13 pm
Porsche to supply US dealerships with HPC fast-chargers
Looking to the market launch of its new Mission E next year, Porsche is planning to supply all of its 189 dealerships in the USA with 800-V fast-charging stations. They will be able to fully charge the vehicles for a 400 km range within 20 minutes.
Feb 28, 2018 - 09:24 pm
NewMotion installs first V2G chargers in Holland
In Amsterdam, NewMotion has set up public V2G charging stations. The pilot is run together with energy company Alliander, tech company Enervalis and the innovation platform Amsterdam Smart City as part of the City-Zen programme.
Feb 28, 2018 - 09:11 pm
eMotorwerks is expanding to Europe
After Enel took over the EV charging equipment provider, eMotorWerks wants to come to Europe. Its first charging station destined for the continent has just been released and HQ been setup in Berlin, with offices in London, and Paris.
Feb 28, 2018 - 08:50 pm
Hubject integrates charging network of département Yonne
Hubject has entered into a cooperation with SPIE CityNetworks and ‘Syndicat Départemental d’Énergies’ of the district Yonne (SDEY) to integrate their EV charging offerings. SDEY’s and SPIE’s charging stations may now be used by anybody signed up to Hubject’s intercharge.
Feb 26, 2018 - 08:18 pm
London’s Wandsworth to install EV charging at lampposts
The London borough of Wandsworth has decided to install 700 charge points. The solution uses existing street furniture as the chargers will be installed in lampposts. For half of them, residents driving an electric car may apply for the chargers to be close to their homes.
Feb 25, 2018 - 08:24 pm
Tesla launches Workplace Charging initiative for firms
Tesla has launched its Workplace Charging scheme. Similar to its Destination Chargers at hotels and shopping malls, this latest initiative offers companies the free installation of a Tesla AC charger. The businesses only have to cover cost of electricity.
Feb 22, 2018 - 05:24 pm
Tesla consolidates supercharger network in China
Tesla has further expanded their charging network in China. Now it covers most cities in the Jangtse Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Region Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the Region Chengdu-Chongqing. Also three of the largest charging parks belonging to Tesla are on Chinese soil.
Feb 22, 2018 - 03:37 pm
Renault and EEM launch “Smart Island” project
Renault and EEM launched the ‘Smart Island’ project, that will give EV batteries a sweet second life on the Madeira archipelago. The French manufacturer is cooperating with utility Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira to convert Porto Santo island into a smart grid. On a small scale first.
Feb 20, 2018 - 07:34 pm
ABB to provide 200 EV fast chargers to Philippines
ABB has received an order for 200 DC fast charging stations type Terra 53 from the Filipino company QEV. The delivery will take place over the next three years as a part of the infrastructure development for electric mobility in the Philippines.
Feb 16, 2018 - 08:14 pm
Trump agrees to gasoline tax hike verbally
Donald Trump, when asked to explain the budget for his new 200bn dollar infrastructure plan, has verbally agreed to a proposal, which would hike up the gas taxes in the USA by 25 cents. This move is surprising on various levels.
Feb 15, 2018 - 03:51 pm
Hydrogen Fuelling station boom in Germany
According to information from TÜV Süd, Germany had the largest growth in hydrogen fuelling stations in the world last year. A total of 24 public fueling stations were installed in Germany, while the global market managed to construct a total of 64.
Feb 14, 2018 - 05:32 pm
Fast-charging Romania and Croatia – TEN-T
Renovatio and Telekom Croatia say they will install 23 fast-charging stations in Romania throughout this year. The EV stops are part of a wider initiative that entails 69 DC charging stations in Croatia and Romania to be set up with EU funding.