May 26, 2023 - 03:40 pm
Volvo Cars invests into home energy systems by dcbel (V2X)
Volvo Cars steps into the smart home business with an investment in an energy company based in Montreal, Canada. The Swedish car manufacturer has chosen to support dcbel’s R&D endeavours through its venture capital arm, the Volvo Cars Tech Fund but the technology may tie in well into Volvo’s own V2X efforts.
May 26, 2023 - 02:22 pm
Chargemap & Allego team up on charging in the EU
French platform for charging locations and services Chargemap is cooperating with Allego. As part of this collaboration, Chargemap will update its app with real-time information about Allego’s charging stations.
May 26, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Bender & CCV cooperate to offer open payment systems
The payment specialist CCV and Bender, a supplier of charging controllers, will jointly implement open payment systems at EV charging stations throughout Europe. Their targets include installing around 300,000 open-loop terminals, including in the UK, over the next few years.
May 26, 2023 - 01:25 pm
LG Electronics launches EV charger suite
It is official – LG Electronics is entering the EV charging business. After the move leaked earlier this year in March, the South Korean company presented a new product portfolio comprising four models.
May 25, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Easee temporarily restricts wall box sales on its own account
After Sweden banned the sales of Easee wall boxes due to potential safety deficiencies, authorities in other countries have become active. In Austria, Easee is now temporarily restricting the sale of two products itself, and the situation also appears to have changed in Germany.
May 25, 2023 - 10:53 am
Volkswagen’s Elli adjusts charging tariffs Europe-wide
Volkswagen’s energy subsidiary, Elli, is set to change tariffs with higher prices coming in from June. This adjustment will affect not only Elli customers but also the charging fees of VW brands. We have learned that prices across the board are rising, including the previously affordable Ionity rates.
May 24, 2023 - 04:23 pm
$187 million announced for EV schemes in the USA
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a fresh round of funding for $99.5 million for electric vehicle schemes. This comes in addition to the $87 million now granted to 45 electric vehicle projects.
May 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Driveco secures €250 mn in funding from APG to expand in Europe
Driveco, a French electric vehicle charging company, has announced a €250 million fundraising round from APG, one of the world’s largest institutional investors. The investment represents the most significant funding round in France’s charging infrastructure sector.
May 17, 2023 - 01:48 pm
EVCS expands DC charging in Washington State
In Washington State, USA, the electric vehicle charging services provider EVCS has begun the construction and upgrade of its fast charging network across the state. By the end of this year, 52 DC fast chargers will be added across 21 locations.
May 11, 2023 - 02:17 pm
BP Pulse shifts home charger sales exclusively to fleets
BP Pulse has stopped selling home charging units directly to consumers today and only offers them to fleet customers, opting for a more simplified business approach. This move is part of the company’s adjustment in its EV infrastructure plans.
May 2, 2023 - 11:24 am
BMW and E.On offer smart charging for the home
BMW and E.On have agreed to cooperate on smart charging. Initially, the aim is to charge EVs at home at times convenient for the grid. But bi-directional charging could also play a role in the long term.
May 2, 2023 - 10:02 am
Kostal Group takes over Compleo
The insolvent company Compleo Charging Solutions has found a buyer. The Kostal Group will take over the charging infrastructure manufacturer. All activities concerning stationary charging technology will continue under the Compleo brand name.
Apr 28, 2023 - 02:28 pm
Zeeba to electrify California fleet with Ford
The Californian fleet leasing provider Zeeba is procuring almost 250 electric vehicles from Ford. These are a mix of the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit models. Additionally, Ford will supply Zeeba with AC chargers at various locations in Southern California.
Apr 28, 2023 - 01:18 pm
UK charging providers set up lobby group ChargeUK
In the UK, 18 of the country’s leading charging infrastructure providers have joined forces in a new organisation called ChargeUK. The companies want to invest more than six billion pounds in developing and operating charging infrastructure in the UK by 2030.
Apr 27, 2023 - 03:18 pm
Leoni focuses on EV charging cables in new division
Automotive supplier Leoni announces a new business unit. ‘Charging & Power Solutions’ will unify the company’s cable business and focus on electromobility. The product suite ‘EcoSense’ covers cables for all types of charging, including new liquid-cooled solutions for HPC.
Apr 20, 2023 - 02:05 pm
Apcoa launches 500 EV charge points at car parks in the UK
Parking provider Apcoa says it opened its first Urban Mobility Hub in the UK. The charging hub offers five AC chargers (22 kW) and twelve Tesla Superchargers of the latest generation. The opening is part of Apcoa pushing 500 EV charging points across the UK.
Apr 20, 2023 - 12:43 pm
Europe has over 450,000 charge points at present
Power2Drive Europe has crunched some numbers taking data from the EU Commission’s European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) as its base. At the end of 2022, EV drivers could access 450,478 charge points in Europe; however, the deployment is not spread evenly.
Apr 18, 2023 - 03:16 pm
Italy investigates Enel over alleged EV charging monopoly
Italy’s antitrust authority has opened an investigation into Enel, the country’s biggest utility, for possibly abusing its dominant position in charging stations for electric vehicles. The investigation concerns all of Enel’s EV charging business and could also have repercussions for Volkswagen.
Apr 18, 2023 - 02:48 pm
USA: New York State funds 250 charging stations
The US state of New York has earmarked $8.3 million in funding for a total of 255 charging stations that will be installed in some 70 municipalities. The state is also looking to provide more EV chargers for agancy fleets in the coming years.
Apr 18, 2023 - 01:51 pm
RAW charging coming to National Trust sites across UK
British infrastructure provider RAW Charging has made a deal with the National Trust to install EV charging at heritage sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the next three years. Once complete, RAW expects the rollout to be one of its most significant and worth £12 million.