McDonalds to connect chargers in UK locations
McDonald’s wants to set up hundreds of fast charging points for electric cars branches in Great Britain in cooperation with InstaVolt. The rapid chargers are designed for charging capacities of up to 125 kW. New Aldi branches in the UK are also to receive charging points – but at a much slower rate. Weiterlesen
Power-to-Turkey calculations for Christmas
People in the UK celebrating Christmas with a traditional meal will use the same amount of power to cook their turkey as needed to send an electric vehicle around the world more than 10,000 times, according to ChargePoint. Weiterlesen
Roaming partnership takes off in UK & Scandinavia
A number of charging infrastructure providers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing that they will open their charging networks in the UK by the end of 2019 as part of a roaming partnership. A similar agreement has also been signed for Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Weiterlesen
InstaVolt adds 125 kW chargers to UK network
The British provider InstaVolt is expanding its existing 50 kW fast-charging network with new stations delivering up to 125 kW. The first was built in Basingstoke, England, and more will follow in the course of the summer. Weiterlesen
New York to expand DC fast charging
The New York State Public Service Commission approved the expansion of its fast-charging infrastructure program. Now fast-charging plugs at newly constructed charging stations will be eligible for an incentive. Weiterlesen
EVgo interoperates with ChargePoint & EV Connect
EVgo just announced a massive expansion of roaming access to public chargers for EVgo customers across the US. The expansion has been made possible with bilateral interoperability agreements with network providers ChargePoint and EV Connect. Weiterlesen
California aims to open up charging markets
The California Air Resources Board is considering a new regulation in two weeks, which would mandate that EV charging network operators have credit card readers. Besides, it looks like memberships or subscriptions may also be banned. Weiterlesen
UK: ChargePoint Services coming to supermarkets
British ChargePoint Services that operate the GeniePoint network announced a plan with Morrisons supermarkets to provide 50-100kW rapid EV charging at their stores across the nation. The first charging stations will have been constructed and operational by the end of April. Weiterlesen
ChargePoint & Greenlots announce roaming partnership
The two US American charging network operators have announced a roaming partnership that would enable inter-network charging, allowing customers free access to “thousands of additional charging locations throughout North America”. The cooperation will take effect in mid-2019. Weiterlesen
DE: ChargePoint to supply Daimler dealers
Daimler has selected ChargePoint to install charging equipment at their retailers in Germany ahead of the carmaker’s electrification and EQC roll-out. The agreement comes after Daimler led ChargePoint’s $125 million funding round last year in support of the company’s expansion into Europe. Weiterlesen
ChargePoint gets $240M for expansion in Europe & US
Network operator ChargePoint generated no less than 240 million dollars in a new financing round. Existing investors such as BMW i Ventures and Siemens were joined by the likes of Daimler Trucks & Buses, Chevron Technology Ventures or American Electric Power. Weiterlesen
Tesla, GM & Co. demand tax credit reform in the USA
In the U.S., a new alliance of well-known e-mobility players called the EV Drive Coalition is campaigning for a reform of tax credit regulations. Current regulations entitle buyers of e-vehicles to up to 7,500 dollars in tax-credits, but limits this number to an upper limit of 200,000 e-vehicles per manufacturer. The EV Drive Coalition is […] Weiterlesen
Roaming North America via ChargePoint & FLO networks
ChargePoint is making good on their promise to grow their charging network. They do so through cooperation and their latest partner is FLO. The two networks together enable electric car drivers to roam in the USA and Canada using 33,000 public charge points. Weiterlesen
EVBox & ChargePoint declare roaming agreement
EVBox and ChargePoint say they agreed on a roaming partnership that will allow their customers to freely charge in Europe and North America starting in 2019. The agreement utilises the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) protocol. Weiterlesen
3.5 million new EV charge points by EVBox & ChargePoint
EVBox and ChargePoint announced they would install some 3.5 million EV charging points between them by 2025. For both companies, this means a huge increase of their networks and for ChargePoint, the pledge is part of the ZEV Challenge by the C40 Cities and Climate Group. Weiterlesen
UK, ChargePoint, EVCard, Seattle, eMotorWerks.
The electric bus programme in Britain is working as another 19 vehicles have been procured. Apart from the 24 electric buses for York we reported yesterday, Guildford, Brighton, Salisbury and Denbighshire are next in line for the 19 buses. The total of 43 buses is funded with 6.3 m pound through the British government.
Worth noting: ChargePoint is thinking about an initial public offering within the next five years, also with the aim to expand further into Europe, its chief executive told Reuters. Already the American infrastructure provider counts Daimler, BMW, and Siemens among its investors (we reported) but would not say how much they are actually involved.
Electric car rentals on the up: EVCard, one of China’s biggest hourly car rental operator, said its now operates more than 10,000 electric cars in over 20 cities. More than 4,000 EVs are currently in operation in Shanghai alone.
E-mobile in Seattle: The Department of Energy (DoE) awards a 1.9m dollar grant to Seattle to support a partnership between the city and electric vehicle infrastructure company Eluminocity. The aim is to help increase the number of fast charging stations and use of ride sharing services.
Cheaper charging stations: eMotorWerks is making its smart charging stations 50 dollars cheaper. The JuiceBox Pro 40 and JuiceBox Pro 40 Lite are now 599 and 549 dollars respectively.