21.05.2019 - 17:11

Efacec presents next-gen QC45 fast charger

At the EVS32, the Portuguese charging infrastructure manufacturer Efacec presented the second generation of its QC45 fast charger, which, according to Efacac, offers considerable improvements in hardware and software.

12.05.2019 - 13:37

Australia: Chargefox deploying Tritium HPC chargers

Australia’s high power charging specialist Tritium has teamed up with network operator Chargefox to fit a charging site in Brisbane with two Tritium Veefill PK 350kW chargers, accompanied by a 50kW DC Veefil-RT fast charger, also from Tritium.

12.04.2019 - 12:42

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.



02.04.2019 - 12:30

Tesla claims discrimination by NY courts

The Californian EV manufacturer says they face discrimination by New York’s infrastructure policies, as they only provide initiatives for providers that support both CHAdeMO and CCS. Clearly Tesla does not feel they should have to upgrade their chargers.

13.02.2019 - 15:04

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.



29.01.2019 - 18:25

Nissan V2G project in Germany shows results

A V2G pilot project launched in Hagen, Germany, in which a Nissan Leaf is used to stabilize the power supply as part of the primary control power has rendered results. The electric car can certainly earn money as part of the energy market.

29.01.2019 - 10:15

62 kWh Nissan Leaf basic trim offers highest range

The new Nissan Leaf featuring a 62 kWh battery, has approximately 40 km more range in the basic version, than in premium trims due to the higher weight of the more luxurious models. Meanwhile, Nissan also updated their US strategy with regards to rapidgate.

09.01.2019 - 11:45

Nissan Leaf with 62 kWh battery now up for order

Nissan presented the Leaf with a larger battery at the CES 2019 as expected. Officially called Nissan Leaf 3.ZERO e+, the electric car features the long awaited 60+ kWh battery and can now be ordered from €46,500. Deliveries in Europe will start in summer 2019 yet in limited numbers.

06.12.2018 - 17:12

Hungary: CEZ to install fast charging stations

The Czech Energy Group (CEZ) has been tasked with setting up fast charging stations in Hungary. The expansion is part of a $44M investment, first in their home nation before coming to Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in the next decade.

04.12.2018 - 13:43

Exclusive: 60kWh Leaf to debut without liquid-cooling

Nissan has set a new date for finally introducing the lastly delayed new Leaf EV with 60 kWh battery. Our colleagues in Germany gathered information in dealer circles, more precisely at a Nissan event last night. There the Japanese carmaker informed its partners that the Leaf will debut at the CES in Las Vegas on […]

01.12.2018 - 14:16

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 […]

23.08.2018 - 17:02

Fortum opens HPC charger at Swedish McDonalds

Fortum has opened their first HPC charging location in Sweden in cooperation with McDonalds in Kristinehamn. The city is located around 270 km west of the capital and marks the half-way point between Stockholm and Oslo.

23.08.2018 - 13:11

Japan and China team up for high power chargers

China and Japan have announced plans to cooperate on developing a new charging standard for ultra-fast vehicle chargers with more than 500 kW. A statement of intent will be signed by the CHAdeMO association and the China Electricity Council (CEC) in August.

16.06.2018 - 15:38

CHAdeMO 2.0 allows for charging up to 400 kW

The CHAdeMO Association has released the announced protocol version CHAdeMO 2.0 for their members. The system allows for charging capacities up to 400 kW, and allows for charging up to 1,000 volts with liquid-cooled cables without changing plugs or via current collectors.

04.03.2018 - 16:11

CHAdeMO working on 400 kW charging

Asia’s charging standard CHAdeMO is working to up its game as the next protocol is to enable high power charging at 400 kW. For now, the latest protocol 1.2 enables 200 kW but it looks as if they are ready to go head to head with CCS.

11.01.2018 - 16:08

South Korea bets on fast-charging standard CCS

The competition between the fast-charging standards CCS and CHAdeMO seems to be decided in favour of CCS in South Korea. The country’s Agency for Technology and Standards says it will start to recommend Combo 1 and thus CCS.

14.06.2016 - 08:03

Tesla Model X, CHAdeMO.

Reading tip: To promote electric driving and show that it is possible to do so long distance, one Canadian couple set out on a 10,000 mile journey in their Tesla Model X. Their trailer is fitted with solar panels that could even provide the car with enough energy for a few extra miles.,

Click tip: There are some 3,178 CHAdeMO chargers installed across Europe (May 2016), almost triple than two years ago. A graphic shows just how and where the Japanese standard is expanding.

10.06.2016 - 08:09

Apple, CHAdeMO, Events.

Reading tip: V is for i-car one might say as Steve Jobs showed interest in carmaking already back in 2010 when he looked at the V-Vehicle prototype by a small start-up, the Guardian reports. Some of the ideas the Apple founder had on design and choice of material later made it into the BMW i3.

Click tip: CHAdeMO is the most popular fast-charging system among electric cars sold between 2010 and 2015, the infographic shows. More interestingly though is the fact that 38 percent of EV and 75% of PHEV were incapable of rapid charging of any kind in the first place.

Events for the upcoming week: World Hydrogen Energy Conference (June 13-16; Saragossa, Spain) ++ 80eDays (June 16-September 04; 20 countries, 3 continents) ++ EVS29 Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (June 19-22; Montréal, Canada)

You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at

10.03.2016 - 09:59

Global sales of eco-friendly cars.

A total of 1.99 million hybrid and electric cars were sold globally in 2015, according to the Korea Automotive Research Institute. Toyota takes the crown with 1.08m sales (Prius), followed by Honda (231,000), Renault-Nissan (81,000) and Hyundai-Kia with 73,592 eco-friendly cars.

08.03.2016 - 09:13

CHAdeMO, Govecs, Tesla, Smart-E, Adelaide.

European fast-charging offensive: The CHAdeMO Association announced that 532 new multi-standard chargers will be installed in 2016 as part of five EU-funded projects. That includes the Fast-E project in Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia (307 chargers), as well as Mecor and Great in Denmark and Sweden (185) and Unite-E in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK (40)., (PDF)

News deal for Govecs: The Munich-based manufacturer will deliver another 250 electric scooters to Cooltra for a free-floating scooter sharing scheme in Barcelona. The Govecs Go! S1.5 features replaceable batteries, meaning a mobile service team can exchange empty batteries with full ones, so that the scooter can run continuously.

Triple the net worth: According a recent financial report, Tesla’s Supercharger network tripled in value in 2015 compared to the previous year. While 334 Superchargers with a carrying value of 107m dollars were online by the end of 2014, the number jumped to 584 stations worth 339m dollars by the end of last year.

New e-taxi fleet: Indian city Gurgaon has a new taxi service called Smart-E. The fleet consists of 50 all-electric vehicles; the company says it wants to have 1,000 EV is service by the end of the year.

Perks for EV drivers Down Under: In order to get more EVs on the road, Australian city Adelaide wants to push the development of charging infrastructure, as well as offer a “huge…positive price discrimination” and perks such as discounted parking in the city. Adelaide hopes to be carbon neutral by 2025.

07.03.2016 - 09:40

CHAdeMO, Hyundai Sonata PHEV.

Reading tip: According to Tom Moloughney, the CHAdeMO standard could soon lose two big names. He is pretty sure that Hyundai and KIA will start offering their EVs with CCS starting this year. We at also heard rumours that the Hyundai Ioniq will not feature a CHAdeMO inlet.

Video tip: What might look like an ad for constipation medication at first, is actually Hyundai’s newest spot for its Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. The PHEV is said to “have all the benefits of an electric car,” while being a “cure for range anxiety.” And that with an estimated all-electric range of 27 miles… via

29.02.2016 - 09:53

Plug-in car grant, CHAdeMO retrofit.

Reading tip: The UK plug-in car grant scheme will be cut from a maximum of 5,000 to 4,500 pounds as of tomorrow. For all who won’t have time to purchase an EV before that, Autovolt outlines the new categories and which models will be eligible.

Video tip: Quick Charge Power demos a CHAdeMO retrofit kit, JdeMo, on two Tesla Roadsters. This video chronicles the Roadsters’ first CHAdeMO charge.

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