NRG eVgo & Green Charge Networks, UK, California, Palo Alto.
Fast charger with integrated battery: NRG eVgo and Green Charge Networks have entered into a strategic partnership to combine DC charging with energy storage. The Li-ion batteries are likely to be deployed by Samsung SDI as Green Charge Networks already signed a supply agreement.
greentechmedia.com, nrgevgo.com; energymanagertoday.com (Samsung SDI)
Hydrogen roll-out: The British government announced up to 11 million pounds of funding for H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles. The money will be spent on upgrading existing hydrogen stations as well as in building seven more. The public fleet can expect to get 40 FCVs.
gov.uk, autoexpress.co.uk, businessgreen.com
H2 station in California: Linde is about to complete installation of the first retail hydrogen fuelling station it will operate in the States, starting before the end of this year. The station is being installed at the Ramos multi-fuel facility in West Sacramento, California.
Charging competition: Nissan is poaching in Tesla-territory Palo Alto where it just installed a free fast-charger. It is the first of its kind in California that has been installed in a curbside location. As the station only supports CHAdeMO, Tesla better hurries to deliver its adapter!