Japan: ABB to set up charging network for Porsche
ABB will install a rapid charging network in Japan for Porsche’s Taycan and future electrical models from the manufacturer. An agreement has now been reached to install ABB fast chargers at Porsche centers and public facilities throughout Japan. Weiterlesen
Hamburger Hochbahn appoints ABB for chargers
For Germany’s first electric bus depot, Hamburger Hochbahn AG has appointed ABB to supply infrastructure for 44 high-power chargers. Each of the buses with a range of up to 150 km in normal conditions, will be able to be charged overnight in the central bus depot. Weiterlesen
Volvo electric buses ordered across Europe
The Dutch city of Leiden has put five Volvo electric buses into operation on their roads, which are part of an order from last year for 23 electric buses by the public transport operator Arriva. The Birmingham Airport has also ordered six of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses. Weiterlesen
ABB teams up with former Statoil in Norway
ABB is to install fast-charging stops in Norway at existing petrol stations run by what was formerly Statoil, now Circle K. The latter is making a business case to turn gas stations into “energy stations” across the country. Weiterlesen
Fraunhofer and EMPA cooperate on solid state batteries
At the beginning of the year, the Fraunhofer Institute ISC and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) launched a joint research project called IE4B to create the basis for production-ready solid-state batteries for electric cars. Weiterlesen
Poland: ABB delivering infrastructure tech to PKN Orlen
ABB is the third supplier to supply EkoEnergetyka and EFACEC Multi-Charger for the planned construction of 150 fast charging stations at PKN Orlen fuel stations in Poland. The Swiss company will be bringing their newest station Terra 54, successor to ABB’s sales hit Terra 53. Weiterlesen
Power electronics for making charging points
In various trade fair discussions last year, electrive.com was told that the manufacturers of charging stations were struggling with the purchase of power electronics. Is there really such a shortage? And what are the causes? Michael Nallinger has been listening in around the industry. Weiterlesen
Huber+Suhner liquid-cooled HPC cables prove safe
After a potential safety issue was discovered regarding the liquid-cooled cables produced by Huber+Suhner, several major charging infrastructure operators shut down the affected stations. Now the manufacturer has confirmed “correct functionality of the system and proved that the series products supplied by HUBER+SUHNER meet the required standards without any restrictions.” Weiterlesen
EV Motors India plans to install 6,500 charging parks
EV Motors India plans to use a cooperation with DLF, Delta Electronics and ABB India to set up a brand name PlugNgo, which will install more than 6,500 EV charging parks across India over the next five years. They will equip major cities in India with multiple charging parks each, and are calculating an investment […] Weiterlesen
Volvo starts infrastructure cooperation with Greenlots
As part of the previously reported broader introduction of electric trucks in North America, Volvo Trucks will be cooperating with the charging infrastructure specialists Greenlots, as well as other partners including ABB, who will help set up charging infrastructure in warehouse facilities in southern California. Weiterlesen
A brave new world of DC home charging
There are a number of new charging solutions on show at the eMove360° in Munich. Wallbox of Spain and ABB of Switzerland have developed DC chargers for home owners. Also German Webasto is sporting their latest smart charging features at the fair. Weiterlesen
ABB & Ballard making Megawatt fuel cell system for ships
Clean tech specialists ABB and Ballard have come together to develop a large scale fuel cell solution for the shipping industry. Their system for hydrogen-powered ships aims to generate 3MW or 4,000 hp and fit within a single module no bigger than a conventional boat motor. Weiterlesen
ABB gives away 30 fast-charging stations to Zurich
Infrastructure provider ABB has presented the capital of its home country Switzerland with 30 fast-charging stations. It is a gift on the occasion of ABB’s 30th anniversary. Once the chargers will be added, Zurich will have over 100 EV charging stations. Weiterlesen
ABB is charging Iceland fast and renewably (video)
Iceland is becoming Europe’s greenest country, not so much for its meadows but geothermal activity rather that provides them with an endless supply of renewable energy. Add to this hydropower and you have a mix that can power their subsidised electric cars cleanly. Weiterlesen
ABB introduces new 350 kW charging system
ABB has presented a new charging system capable of capacities up to 350 kW at the Hannover Messe trade show. The Terra HP charging system will allow for 8 minute charging times to serve for up to 200 km range. Weiterlesen
ABB expands Wallbox portfolio to include 52 types
ABB is expanding its portfolio as the Swiss add a range of wallboxes for AC charging at homes and workplaces. The new range includes a total of 52 types and offers charging at 4.6 to 22 kW. It runs on the Open-Charge-Point-Protokoll (OCPP). Weiterlesen
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. Weiterlesen
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. Weiterlesen
Sweden backs Northvolt battery pilot plant with €15m
Northvolt has found a new backer for setting up a battery cell production pilot plant. The Swedish Energy Agency will support the demonstration line, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås with a grant of SEK 146m. The new line precedes a planned Swedish Gigafactory. Weiterlesen
Hyundai, Linz, ABB, Solaris, Volta Charging.
Hyundai launches first EV sharing: In Amsterdam, a fleet of 100 Ioniq EV is free floating and can be booked via an app. For the Japanese carmaker it is the first EV-only sharing service in Europe and it chose the Dutch capital due to its existing infrastructure. There are 2,200 public EV charging stations in Amsterdam alone and Hyundai says customers may drive the cars all over the Netherlands and can pay by the minute, hour, or per day.
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20 electric buses for Linz: The Austrian city of Linz has received its first electric bus. Double-articulated and at 24m length, it belongs to an order of 20 such buses using IMC (In Motion Charging) technology by Kiepe Electric. Due to arrive by 2019, they shall replace the trolley bus fleet while increasing the capacity per vehicle by 30 percent and charge whenever they get in touch with the overhead wire.
ABB in India: The Indian arm of Swiss ABB has submitted a bid to provide 4,500 charging points as part of the government’s tender to procure 10,000 electric vehicles (we reported).
Solaris sales grow again as the Polish busmaker received an order over ten electric buses and infrastructure from the Stalowa Wola municipality in the Podkarpackie region of Poland. The vehicles can be charged via pantograph or plugged in.
Enter & Charge: Volta Charging announced a ten-year agreement to deploy EV charging stations near the South and East entrances of the United Center in Chicago. Launch is set for this month.