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 […]
May 7, 2020 - 06:46 pm
Sygic adds electric car mode to navigation app
Slovakian navigation specialist Sygic has introduced an electric car mode to its App Sygic GPS Navigation. The new EV Mode allows route planning with compatible charging points, payment without installing an additional app and real-time data from the stations.
Apr 28, 2020 - 06:42 pm
CHAdeMO 3.0 supports charging with “over 500 kW”
The CHAdeMO Association has presented the new CHAdeMO 3.0 protocol, which was jointly developed with the China Electricity Council (CEC). According to the organisation, the charging standard will enable DC charging with a capacity of “over 500 kW”.
Mar 1, 2020 - 12:58 pm
FR: Izivia shuts down most of its fast-charging stations
French network operator Izivia has shut down 189 of 217 fast-charging terminals due to security concerns. The EDF subsidiary has decided to close these stations in the Corri-Door charging network following two “hardware incidents” within a few months.
Feb 5, 2020 - 04:50 pm
Mobile DC chargers ready to go in March
The Swiss company Designwerk has introduced a new generation of mobile DC chargers. The portable DC chargers can now charge vehicles with a voltage of up to 920 volts and are targeted towards the needs of vehicle dealers and service workshops.
Feb 5, 2020 - 03:52 pm
Shell doubles ultrarapid-charging stations in Germany
In addition to the already planned 50 HPC columns with 150 kW that Shell is building with the energy supplier EnBW, the oil company is now promising another 50 HPC columns in a second wave, apparently primarily in northern Germany.
Jan 16, 2020 - 03:24 pm
Honda & Moixa launch their first V2G project in London
Honda and Moixa have teamed up to launch the first fruit of their pan-European cooperation. Smart chargers with vehicle-to-grid technology have been installed in London’s borough Islington and foretell a future of bi-directional charging via CCS.
Jan 7, 2020 - 03:13 pm
Wallbox shows off bidirectional charger
At the CES this year, the Spanish supplier Wallbox is presenting the Quasar, a bidirectional home charging station for electric vehicles. Quasar will also be compatible with solar and battery storage systems, but sports a price is significantly higher than those of conventional wallboxes.
Dec 22, 2019 - 01:58 pm
Petro-Canada completes coast-to-coast charging network
The Suncor subsidiary Petro-Canada announced the completion of its coast-to-coast network of EV fast chargers. With locations spanning from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, the Trans-Canada highway now allows Canadian EV drivers to cross the country.
Dec 22, 2019 - 11:54 am
Tesla installs first 3rd-gen Superchargers in Europe
Tesla has installed eight third-generation Superchargers with charging capacities of up to 250 kW outside North America in London. It is also the 500th location in Europe. But there are also news about the Supercharger network from other countries.
Oct 23, 2019 - 03:52 pm
E.ON goes live with two ultra-fast chargers in Birmingham
E.ON has switched on the first of its UK ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points in Birmingham. The two 175 kW fast charging stations support CCS and CHAdeMO connections and are being operated in partnership with the recently opened EG Group facility.
Aug 21, 2019 - 02:18 pm
TomTom to improve navigation for electric cars
TomTom has introduced two new programming interfaces (APIs) to help develop applications for electromobility. This applies not only to the charge status but also to the available charging stations with suitable connections.
Aug 15, 2019 - 07:46 pm
BP opens first 150kW chargers at UK service station
BP Chargemaster has opened its first 150kW chargers on BP forecourts in the Greater London area. The plan is for BP service stations across the UK to get 400 of the so-called Ultracharge 150 units by 2021 as part of the Polar network.
Aug 7, 2019 - 03:54 pm
Nissan & EVgo expand fast charging in the USA
Nissan and EVgo have announced the expansion of their electric car charging network in the USA by a further 200 fast-charging stations. The new DC chargers will each deliver 100 kW of charging power and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connections.
Aug 6, 2019 - 02:02 pm
India: Tata to build 300 charging stations
Tata Motors has announced that it will build a total of 300 charging stations for electric vehicles in five major Indian cities by the end of fiscal 2020 in cooperation with their sister company Tata Power.
Jul 10, 2019 - 01:26 pm
Tesla Model 3 CHAdeMO compatible in the USA
The CHAdeMO adapter from Tesla is now also compatible with the Model 3. This means that the latest Californian vehicle model uses pretty much any charge columns if required. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the Model Y seem to be underway in Fremont.
Jun 30, 2019 - 11:33 am
New CHAdeMO and CEC charging connection revealed
The first images have been released of the new standard charging plug jointly developed by the China Electricity Council (CEC) and the CHAdeMO Association. The new charging standard ChaoJi should enable outputs of up to 900 kW.
May 21, 2019 - 05:22 pm
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.
May 12, 2019 - 01:59 pm
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.
Apr 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm
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.
Apr 2, 2019 - 12:49 pm
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.
Feb 14, 2019 - 03:52 pm
Fast-charging across the country with Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada has announced that it is building a network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations across the country. Construction is planned to kick-off this spring and the sites should be opening over the next year.
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:01 pm
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.
Jan 29, 2019 - 06:10 pm
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.