USA: Siemens to make one million EV chargers by 2025
Siemens says it will expand its US operations to support e-mobility infrastructure in America. The VersiCharge product line of commercial and residential EV chargers will be key to Siemens preparing to manufacture over one million such chargers for the US over the next four years.
Mercedes launches branded ‘Juice Booster’
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new ‘Flexible Charging System’ designed to enable charging at various outlets and sockets using adapters. However, this Juice Booster comes from the Swiss company Juice Technology, now with Mercedes labelling.
Mobile charger by Nimble Energy comes on-demand
Nimble Energy has come up with a mobile charging solution for electric cars. The Czech startup, specialised in energy storage and charging stations, is building an on-demand service called Nimbee for drivers seeking to charge on the go.
Wallbox launch China JV to make charging equipment
Wallbox Chargers of Spain set up a new joint venture with Chinese Changchun FAWSN. Together they aim to sell up to half a million Wallbox charging stations a year. A new factory in the manufacturing city of Suzhou, close to Shanghai, will cover the entire production.
Electrification of Amsterdam Pride yielding results
Just a few weeks ago, we reported on a joint initiative of EV Box, the City of Amsterdam and utility NUON for the Amsterdam Pride parade. They dressed the town’s charging station in fancy rainbow colour and promised to donate all profits made on this day to an LGBTQ* organisation. This has come out of […]
Porsche presents modular fast-charging solution
Porsche Engineering has developed a fast charging system with modular building blocks so that it fits charge parks of various sizes and takes into account the grid and visitor frequency. It builds on the 800-Volt technology also used in their high power charging solution.
Charging equipment, BMW i3 REx, Events.
Study tip: Research and Markets predicts that the worldwide market for charging equipment for EVs will grow 33 percent per year on average between now and 2018. Analysts have identified lowering the cost as one of the main challenges.
researchandmarkets.com via digitaljournal.com
Reading tip: Don Parsons of Denver, Colorado, USA, took his BMW i3 Rex all the way to the top – a 128 mile road trip to the Loveland Pass and back. He described his journey and posted some nice pictures of is day – a different kind of technical report.
bmwi3.blogspot.co.uk via greencarreports.com
Events for the upcoming week: Automotive Megatrends Europe 2014 (Sept 10-11; Brussels, Belgium) ++ Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event LCV 2014 (Sept 10-11; Bedford, UK) ++ Market Status of Korea Electro-Mobility in 2014 (Sept 10; Berlin, Germany) ++ Global Cleantech Summit 2014 (Sept 11-12; Beijing, China) ++ FIA Formula E Championship – Round 1 (Sept 13; Beijing, China)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar