Mar 21, 2023 - 01:47 pm
Nottingham now home to one of UK’s largest V2G installations
Nottingham and Connected Energy have launched a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project. Installation of solar panels, battery storage and 40 bi-directional EV chargers complete the CleanMobilEnergy pilot at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot.
Mar 17, 2023 - 12:50 pm
7-Eleven plans to build fast-charging network in North America
US retail group 7-Eleven has announced the construction of its own fast charging network in the US and Canada under the new ‘7Charge’ brand. This is set to become “one of the largest and most compatible electric vehicle fast charging networks of any retailer in North America”.
Jan 10, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Revel to open five new fast charging hubs in NY
The Brooklyn-based electric mobility and infrastructure company Revel has announced plans to develop and open five new fast-charging ‘Superhubs’ in New York City, adding a total of 136 public charging stalls to New York’s EV infrastructure.
Dec 2, 2021 - 04:37 pm
Nissan to install over 600 charge points in Europe
Nissan is going to significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two major collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealers in 16 countries. In Germany and the United Kingdom, Nissan dealers will build infrastructure with E.ON.
Aug 10, 2021 - 03:38 pm
CharIN recognises Dekra testing lab for charging
The European CharIN organisation has recognised the German standards inspection company Dekra as a testing laboratory for charging infrastructure. Dekra is now one of the first two laboratories that can perform conformance tests for the Combined Charging System (CCS) and issue CharIN CCS certificates.
Aug 2, 2021 - 04:08 pm
Electrify America to drop CHAdeMO next year
Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America appears to be dropping the CHAdeMO charging standard at its North American facilities. The decision was found buried in the company’s investment plan that will enter its third phase in 2022 but will exclude California.
May 10, 2021 - 01:31 pm
France writes-off ChaDeMo standard in new legislation
The end of the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard is on the horizon in France. While a 2017-decree made CHAdeMO mandatory for DC-charging stations alongside CCS and Type 2 by the end of 2024, the government has now revised its plans.
May 2, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Electric Highway goes high power charging
The Electric Highway, tge UK’s longest-standing fast-charging initiative, has opened its largest high power charging site at a Moto pitstop, Rugby Services, at Junction 1 of the M6. The new facility includes 12 ultra-rapid chargers from Tritium, able to charge supported vehicles at 350kW.
Apr 22, 2021 - 09:03 pm
ABB reveals 3rd-gen Terra HP with up to 350 kW
ABB has introduced the third generation of its Terra HP (High Power) fast-charging station. The new station is the further development of the second-generation Terra HP, which has over 2,500 installations to date. This third generation can charge one electric car with up to 350 kW and 500 A or two vehicles simultaneously with up […]
Mar 23, 2021 - 12:32 pm
Daimler launches EQS battery production
Shortly before the world premiere on 15 April 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its EV flagship Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for battery system production for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.
Mar 13, 2021 - 11:34 pm
UK: Electric Highway to be upgraded by Ecotricity
In the UK, Ecotricity’s network of charging stations that form the ‘Electric Highway’ one of the oldest charging networks in Britain, is to be comprehensively modernised. This will include contactless payment and multiple charging options.
Mar 11, 2021 - 02:45 pm
Swiss charging station built to include trucks
In Switzerland, a project by the Swiss company GOFAST not only offers fast charging for cars and vans but also charging for 40-tonne electric trucks. The fast-charging station on the Oftringen Ost motorway service area on the A1 recently opened with a total of eight high-performance charging points for electric vehicles.
Feb 1, 2021 - 04:45 pm
Energica e-motorbikes adds CHAdeMO fast-charging
The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica is now adding the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard to its motorcycles. Energica is thus responding to the needs of the Japanese market, which the company has just entered.
Jan 8, 2021 - 01:32 pm
Allego to use Alpitronic and Tritium chargers
Allego has announced that in the future it will also rely on fast charging columns from Tritium and Alpitronic. Until now, the Dutch operator has mainly relied on DC columns from the Portuguese manufacturer Efacec.
Dec 7, 2020 - 04:36 pm
Hubject adds 48 HPC parks in Scandinavia
Hubject has entered into a cooperation with ultra-fast charging venture Scandinavia ApS. The 48 fast charging parks of the joint venture belonging to E.On and Clever in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will be connected to Hubject’s EV charging platform intercharge.
Nov 24, 2020 - 06:10 pm
Electric Nation installs 100 V2G chargers in the UK
Electric Nation installed the first 100 chargers as part of its latest Vehicle to Grid trial, to demonstrate a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles increases. So far, more than 450 EV drivers applied to join the trial.
Nov 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm
Tritium launches modular charging for scalable charging networks
Australian company Tritium has launched its MSC hardware platform to enable “truly scalable electric vehicle charging networks anywhere in the world”. A modular charging system approach is designed to both cater to today’s smaller electric car batteries, as well as being able to scale for future expansion.
Oct 24, 2020 - 02:13 pm
Delta & TU Brandenburg working on smart grids
Delta Electronics is working with the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) on a research project on smart grids. For this purpose, smart grids with charging points are being developed at BTU, the University of Potsdam and the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences.
Oct 14, 2020 - 05:58 pm
ABB & DREEV present 11 kW bidirectional charger
ABB offers a new 11-kW bidirectional charging station specially designed for Vehicle-to-Grid in partnership with French company DREEV, a joint venture between EDF and Nuvve. The first target market is France, followed by the UK, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
Sep 6, 2020 - 05:50 pm
Aldi to build 1,500 charging stations in Germany
Supermarket chain Aldi Süd has announced the construction of a further 1,500 charging stations in the parking lots of its stores. This would mean that more than 75 per cent of the discounter’s stores would have at least one charging point.
Aug 7, 2020 - 01:12 pm
Nissan & E.On launch V2G project in the UK
Nissan and E.On have installed and successfully deployed 20 Vehicle-to-Grid chargers at Nissan’s European Technical Center in Cranfield, England. Now the two partners are looking for other companies that want to use V2G chargers.
Jul 20, 2020 - 11:54 am
Rest in peace: CHAdeMO eulogy (video)
Now that Nissan has switched to CCS from CHAdeMO for its new electric model Ariya, a Youtuber has decided that it is time to say goodbye to the Japanese fast-charging standard with an appropriate mourning ceremony – a (humorous) Haiku eulogy.
Jul 9, 2020 - 07:31 pm
Delta launches 200-kW charging station for EMEA region
Delta Electronics has just presented its new HPC station for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As the name UFC 200 suggests, the station enables a maximum charging power of 200 kW that can be split into two 100 kW to charge two electric cars at the same time.
Jul 2, 2020 - 08:18 pm
ABB presents the compact fast-charging station Terra 184
ABB has introduced a new rapid charging station that will enable charging capacities of up to 180 kW. With its small footprint, the Terra 184 should be particularly suitable for use in the city and cheaper than similarly powerful models.
Jul 1, 2020 - 07:40 am
Ekoenergetyka is offering new DC charging stations and looking for partners
A revolution on the electric vehicle market is a response to ever-growing expectations of EV drivers. From year to year, the technology is developing and improving what leads to manufacturers achieving longer ranges, by installing larger and more efficient battery systems in vehicles. Not only batteries are growing also the EV use cases become more […]