Lion Electric charges North America with offer from FLO network & AddEnergie
Lion announced today that it will now offer its clients across North America the lineup of AddEnergie charging stations provided by FLO, including AC and DC smart chargers, as well as its associated charging and energy management cloud software services.Weiterlesen
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CA: Rollout of 100-kW fast-chargers on Electric Circuit
AddÉnergie Technologies has been selected to supply more than 100 fast-charging stations to Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit network following a recent call for proposals. The contract will see AddÉnergie deliver its newest chargers over a two-year term.Weiterlesen
Canada: Electric Circuit charging network expanding
The EV charging network spanning Québec is receiving another extension. Hydro-Québec ordered 50 kW fast-charging stations from AddEnergie to widen the Electric Circuit. It is the fourth successful bid for the local charging equipment provider.Weiterlesen
Smatrics, Fastned, AddÉnergie, Manila, Huizhou.
VW collaborates with Smatrics: Austrian owners of an e-Up or e-Golf now benefit from a cooperation between VW and the Austrian infrastructure operator. With one charge card they have access to 400 charging points of Smatrics nationwide. In the first year it will be free and first 350 kW charger shall follow before the year’s end. VW clients in Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Netherlands enjoy similar advantages, where they can charge at fixed roaming tariffs.
automagazin.at, elektrojournal.at, ots.at (all in German)
Fast-chargers break even: Dutch EV charging company Fastned claims to have broken even with two of its fast-chargers for the first time. This means the fees covered all operating expenses, such as energy, fees for land, lease and license. Fastned estimates more stations will pass break even soon.
Infrastructure project on track: AddÉnergie has started to install 25 chargers at Canadian Tire Gas+ petrol stations along highways in Ontario as planned. The chargers will be part of the FLO network, the first one was now inaugurated in Milton, the rest shall follow in the course of the year.
Manila counts on E-trikes: The city parliament has transferred the first batch of 50 E-trikes to drivers in the Phillippines’ capital and seeks to distribute 230 more models until the end of the year. And it is just the beginning as Manila intends to replace all fuel-run tricycles reportedly.
Charging network for Huizhou: The infrastructure company Beijing E-Star wants to implement 160 EV charging stations in China’s Huizhou city through collaboration with a Chinese property developer.
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Chevy, Graz, eMotorWerks, AddEnergie, New Jersey.
Bolt charges with 80 kW: Inside EVs really studied the Chevy Bolt’s owner’s manual carefully and found that the electric GM can be fast-charged with up to 80 kW using CCS. The carmaker has so far been little forthcoming when it comes to confirming capabilities, but the 360-page manual filled the gaps. Moreover, GM has chosen AeroVironment as a preferred supplier for homechargers for future Bolt drivers.
insideevs.com (fast-charging), forbes.com (supplier)
Graz bets on supercapacitors: Austrian transport agency Graz Linien has commissioned four electric busses. Two 18-metre buses from CSR are equipped with supercapacitors, which enables them to fast-charge at the beginning and end of the line, as well as quickly top off along it route.
graz.at, meinbezirk.at (articles in German)
Juice up: eMotorWerks is partnering with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, to develop the so-called JuiceStation and provide smart grid energy intelligence for convenience stores, service stations, and shopping centres. The station builds on eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform, adding flexible payment options, energy management, and advanced reporting features.
Canadian charging network expands: AddÉnergie will install 25 fast-chargers at Canadian Tire Gas+ petrol stations along busy highways in Ontario early next year. The chargers will be part of the FLO network. Natural Resources Canada is footing nearly half of the 1.8m dollar bill.
New Jersey seeks larger charging network: New Jersey is hoping for 3m dollars in federal grant money to incentivise utilities to set up chargers in the U.S. state. The investment would have to be matched by the latter. The Senate Environment and Energy Committee also approved a bill that would require EV chargers to be installed along toll roads.
Renault, AddEnergie, New Flyer, Zhongshan, Eden Project, Tesla.
Renault starts charging platform: The French manufacturer launched the online platform Elbnb in Sweden, making it possible for EV drivers to charge their car at someone else’s home anywhere in the country. In other words, it’s Airbnb for electricity. Pricing is said to be agreed upon directly between users and more than 1,200 private charge points have already been registered.
AddEnergie launches FLO: It will be Canada’s biggest charging network and will connect nearly 2.000 chargers in Québec, Ontario, and other provinces. AddEnergie will also install another 8,000 stations over the next five years and offers an app to locate chargers and pay for the session.
New Flyer launches mega-deal: The manufacturer has received an order for 90 hybrid buses from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The deal also includes an option for another 460 hybrid buses over the next five years.
Zhongshan electrifies: The Chinese city wants to erect more than 10,000 charging points by 2020 and therefore get some 9,500 electric and hybrid vehicles on the road. It says it will invest 1.1bn yuan, about 167m dollars to get the project off the ground.
Electric exploration: Cornwall-based Eden Project that allows visitors to explore the world’s largest indoor rainforest, has added another 18 electric cars from Renault to its fleet. The 13 Kangoo Z.E. are destined for the crew for maintenance, security, catering, etc.
Tesla supercharges Mexico: The California EV maker hat opened its first Supercharger south of the U.S. border. It includes six chargers and comes just in time for the Model X launch in Mexico.
Geek Squad, Alliant Energy, Kentucky, AddÉnergie, Hangzhou.
Geek Squad EV: Best Buy’s Geek Squad employees will no longer be travelling in VW Beetles. Instead, the teams will be using the 2016 Toyota Prius C. A total of 1,000 new vehicles will be entering the fleet, the first 700 starting immediately. The Geek Squad “agents” travel some 12.6 m miles annually, and the new cars are expected to reduce emissions by 50 percent.
Employee incentives: Alliant Energy in Wisconsin, USA, has set up charging stations outside their headquarters both for employees and the general public. They also announced a 500 dollar rebate for customers installing a home fast-charging station to encourage customers to go electric. The initiative is part of a 5m dollar collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute.
Kentucky chargers: U.S. Officials have approved a proposal from Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations in Kentucky from 30 to 50 units. These may be placed in public spaces, like car parks, or non-residential areas, like shopping malls.
Energy in Quebec: Quebec city-based AddÉnergie has received a 12.8 m dollar investment to expand its charging solutions across Canada. The company currently operates 2,000 stations, and hopes to add another 8,000 over the next five years. They also offer area-specific products, catering to workplaces, car fleets or public areas.
Perks in China: China’s tourism hotspot Hangzhou will see new traffic restrictions. In the West Lake area and downtown, cars will be required to follow the odd-even control scheme during rush-hours; electric and hybrids, however, are exempt. And new electric car purchasers will receive a Hangzhou license plate for free.