May 23, 2022 - 04:16 pm
Alfen & Diebold Nixdorf cooperate on charging
Dutch charging station manufacturer Alfen has agreed a multi-year service partnership with US-American IT group Diebold Nixdorf. The latter will be the preferred partner to provide field services for Alfen’s expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Europe.
Jul 19, 2021 - 01:47 pm
British Gas & RAC team up for home charging offer
The UK motoring organisation RAC and British Gas have joined forces to facilitate EV drivers installing home charging points. The new partnership also includes a special electricity tariff, while Alfen will deliver the charging equipment.
Mar 24, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Renault plans for electric truck in each segment by 2023
Renault Trucks intends to offer an all-electric range for each market segment (distribution, construction and long-haul) from 2023. To this end, the company has now created various departments specialised in electric mobility. Renault has also provided initial technical data for the Kangoo Rapid panel van.
Feb 4, 2021 - 02:48 pm
EVBox Group launches charge management platform
EVBox Group’s Everon presents a charging management platform designed to give fleet and site managers more control over the performance of their EV charging infrastructure with the new ‘Business Portal’ software.
Dec 8, 2020 - 04:40 pm
British Gas & Centrica go for Alfen charging stations
Britain’s largest energy supplier British Gas has signed a three-year contract with the Dutch charging infrastructure provider Alfen to supply charging equipment for its own business, for its parent company Centrica and for its customers.
Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm
Renault launches charging subsidiary
Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.
Jun 30, 2020 - 04:05 pm
Engie launches waste partnership with Biffa
The UK-based Engie has agreed to launch a partnership with waste management company Biffa to provide electric vehicle charging facilities across their UK sites. This is to support Biffa’s ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ sustainability strategy.
Dec 22, 2019 - 12:01 pm
OCPP certification available for charging
Companies that use the Open Charge Point Protocol 1.6 (OCPP 1.6) in their charging products can now certify their implementations. The Open Charge Alliance has launched an independent certification program for this purpose.
Dec 12, 2019 - 03:10 pm
Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme
Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.
Jul 7, 2017 - 10:24 am
Alfen, MonBat, Z-Institute, Dallas, Behr Hella.
Mega storage with BMW batteries: Dutch Alfen together with Vattenfall subsidiary Nuon has set up a 3MW energy storage system close to a windpark using BMW batteries. The system will be expanded to 12 megawatt eventually, making it the largest storage project in the Netherlands.
Bulgarians buy battery business in Germany, where Sofia-based MonBat has acquired Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke and EAS Germany. Both manufacture Li-ion batteries and cells and MonBat hopes to upscale production and accelerate development. As both firms are in Nordhausen, they have now been merged into EAS Batteries and MonBat plans to invest over 5m euros over the next two years.
Direct e-bike drive: Swiss Z-Institute reached 115 percent of its funding goal as they pitched a retro-fit pedelec system to the crowd. Fitted to the bottom bracket and weighing only 2 kilos including the battery, Bimoz promises direct pedal-assist and easy application. With development concluded, production has yet to start.
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Cheaper EV batteries? The University of Texas at Dallas and Seoul National University found a novel material based on manganese and sodium-ion that could lower cost of batteries for electric cars. Sodium is cheaper than lithium while the manganese is used instead of the rarer elements cobalt and nickel.
More e-compressors: German Behr Hella Service will expand its portfolio by partnering with Japanese compressor specialist Sanden. Behr Hella Service will exclusively sell Sanden e-compressors for hybrid and electric vehicles in Europe.