Dec 5, 2017 - 06:12 pm
BMW-led consortium explores 450 kW charging
Within a three-year research project called FastCharge, BMW (consortium leader), Porsche, Allego, Phoenix Contact and Siemens seek to explore “technical and physical limits of all components and systems involved in charging, both in the vehicle and the infrastructure.”
Dec 5, 2017 - 06:03 pm
Fastned complains about unfair competition
The Dutch fast-charging provider condemns Shell’s strategy to sell electric power for EVs at service stations where Fastned has already installed charging stations respectively has already concessions for. That’s why the company wants to bring the responsible authority Rijkswaterstaat to court.
Dec 5, 2017 - 10:36 am
E.On supplies energy to Uniti car owners
Swedish EV start-up Uniti and energy provider E.On closed an interesting deal: Swedish clients, who buy one of Uniti’s EVs, are getting five years of solar power to charge their vehicles at home. The bill will be paid by Uniti.
Dec 4, 2017 - 03:02 pm
EU funding to initiate pan-European charging network
The European Commission suggests to invest 1bn euros out of the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) fund to support a total of 39 infrastructure projects. Among them: The installation of a pan-European network with 340 charging stations. This network shall spread out across 13 European countries.
Nov 28, 2017 - 01:53 pm
Shell joins Ionity charging network
The High-Power-Charging network (HPC) of the German automotive industry has found a powerful new player in Shell. The petrol-chemical corporation joins BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche in their endeavour under the Ionity label.
Nov 24, 2017 - 10:38 am
IT update for Hubject’s e-roaming platform
The Berlin-based company provides a new IT system to its meanwhile more than 300 partners in the Hubject charging network. The firm’s core business is the expansion of its intercharge network.
Nov 23, 2017 - 10:29 am
Partners of 12 countries kick off EU project ASSURED
The EU has launched a new project to look into fast-charging solutions for electric vehicle fleets over the next four years. Coordinated by the Free University of Brussels, ASSURED is to develop conductive charging solutions for up to 600 kW and wireless devices for 100 kW.
Nov 21, 2017 - 04:40 pm
Hilton expands its U.S. hotel charging network
In 2015, Hilton Worldwide teamed up with Tesla and General Electric to launch a major EV charging programme. Meanwhile, the hotel group’s network seems to be much bigger than originally expected.
Nov 9, 2017 - 01:30 pm
IONITY: Automobile Industry expands Charging Grid
In a combined move by the BMW Group, Daimler AG, the Ford Motor Company, the Volkswagen Group, Audi and Porsche, the IONITY Pan-European High Power Charging (HPC) Network will tackle a significant hurdle in electric long distance travel.
Nov 9, 2017 - 01:19 pm
E.ON promises 10,000 charging stations by 2020
The energy provider has solidified plans for a pan-European charging network: By the year 2020 E.ON plans to install 10,000 charging stations all over Europes’ public places, including super markets, train stations and highway stops.
Jul 14, 2017 - 08:09 pm
World Premiere: 800 Volt charge park by Porsche in Berlin
Porsche drivers opting for the Mission E once it hits the road by 2019 will not have to compromise as Porsche is taking their mission rather serious. VW’s sports brand today opened the first public charging site featuring its liquid-cooled 800 Volt technology and we were at the launch.
Aug 25, 2016 - 08:11 am
CCS chargers in Europe.
More than 600 CCS fast-chargers have already been installed in Europe this year according to CCS Charge Map. That means there are a total of 2,418 CCS chargers on the old continent – 580 of those in the UK and 425 in Germany.