Charge4Europe: 100,000 charging points by 2020
The Charge4Europe joint venture, founded by RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV Euro Service, is launching its operations. The young company will be supported by Hubject in setting up a pan-European, brand-independent roaming network of 100,000 charging points.
Free Supercharger access for new Model X & S owners
If you order a new Model S or Model X from Tesla, you can now charge it again for free at the manufacturer’s Superchargers. With this step, Tesla apparently aims to boost the recently sluggish sales of its two higher-priced and higher-margin models.
It’s not what you think…
If you see someone bobbing around, wildly turning their Tesla’s steering wheel while being perfectly stationary at the charger, they may not be crazy. At least, not in the way you thought: it’s just Tesla’s Arcade.
NewMotion signs V2X agreement with Amsterdam
NewMotion has signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the EVS32 with the City of Amsterdam, and a number of other public and private companies to develop Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) technology. The partners are planning the commercial introduction of V2X technologies in projects linking electric vehicles with energy systems in the Amsterdam area.
Switzerland knows what her majesty’s servants need
While we have known for some time that the next James Bond film installation will feature an electric vehicle, the Swiss company Juice Technology has taken the opportunity to advertise a short clip showing what tomorrow’s superspy really needs.
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.
Zero emissions musicians on the road
The Philadelphia area musicians Rick Denzien and Debra Lee are convinced electric mobilists. On their last tour, the self-declared Zero Emission Musicians travelled a solid 8,070 miles in their Tesla Model 3 on their way to California and back, visiting over 50 superchargers.
PSA adds options for electric car drivers to Free2Move
The PSA Group is adding new features to its Free2move mobility service for electric vehicle users. The new ‘Charging Pass’ feature helps to locate and unlock over 85,000 charging stations in Europe. There is also a novel route planner designed for electric cars.
Allego joins Shell & Visa enabling contactless payment
Charging infrastructure provider Allego has launched a global scheme for contactless payment. The first such charging station opened in London today, where Allego works with Shell. A newly developed and certified standard enables payment via EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) with just a touch (NFC).
Spilling the beans
While the government of Wales is promoting the use of low emission vehicles and spent £2 million on EV charging points, they are not putting their money where their mouth is.
PlugSurfing adds Freshmile charge points in France
Berlin startup PlugSurfing now includes the 2,000 charging points of Freshmile in France and Germany in their portfolio. The cooperation stretches over 100 local networks and will enable electric car drivers to use their PlugSurfing RFID key widely.
The Empire goes green
In honour of today’s unofficial Star Wars day, E.On in Munich has revealed that the Empire drives with clean energy. A photo has been sent out across the galaxy to prove Darth’s dedication to a long a peaceful future.
Risks of home charging
It almost turned into a domestic, when a bin man found fault with an EV that was charging in a driveway. The house owner had used an extension cable to juice up his BMW i3.
24 Hour Electric Vehicle Charging Challenge.
In Minneapolis, 85 electric cars were fast charged during 24 hours at one charging station in an attempt to set a new world record. If the ’24 Hour Electric Vehicle Charging Challenge’ was successful in setting a new mark remains yet to be seen.
insideevs.com (with video)
Remember our last video tip on how to easily unlock a charging cord on the Nissan Leaf using just a comb? Here comes a walkthrough on different ways you can still stay in charge of your equipment. Solutions range from separate locks to drive-on ramps – chose your favourite!