Jan 7, 2023 - 04:09 pm
Lidl opens four large charge parks in France
Lidl opened four fast-charging parks at shops in France at the end of last year. Each location has several DC charge points in different power levels and AC chargers. Two more facilities are to follow this year.
Dec 7, 2021 - 10:51 pm
DBT forms R3 to operate fast-charging hubs
French EV charging station specialist DBT Group has announced the launch of R3 (Réseau Recharge Rapide), a subsidiary dedicated to operating its network of ultra-fast charging stations.
Nov 30, 2016 - 07:59 am
Lower Austria, DBT, Fraunhofer IML, GoAhead, Deutsche Post.
Austrian EV incentive: Lower Austria raises subsidies from 4,000 to 5,000 euros only days after the federal government introduced the measure. Also funding for EV charging stations is to increase from 200 to 800 euros in the province, which aspires to become one of the greenest in the Alpine state.
150 kW charging test: French DBT recently presented its multi-standard charging station with 150 kW. The equipment will now take part in a collaborative research project which will also determine the effect of power charging on the grid.
avere-france.org (in French)
The future of deliveries is electric and robotic, the Fraunhofer IML finds in its study called Logistics on the Last Mile. Particularly in urban centres, deliveries will accelerate, be electric and may use the quiet night hours. Rural areas however will have to wait a little longer and also stick with the ICE for a bit.
Electric bus success: Two electric buses prove their worth for London operator GoAhead. After testing the vehicles from Irizar for 18 months, the i2e electric buses will be incorporated into the fleet and serve on line 108 in East London. Spanish Irizar is to provide service and maintenance.
Electric mail: Deutsche Post DHL extends its electric delivery service to Hamburg. 75,000 homes in the city will get their mail delivered by 30 Streetscooter. More electric vans will join them in the future.
dpdhl.com (in German)
Oct 5, 2016 - 09:26 am
DBT, Styria, Navya, GoDrive, Philadelphia, Québec.
150 kW charger from France: French infrastructure provider DBT presented its first 150 kW, multi-standard EV charger in Paris, offering CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2 charging. The NG 150 is said to be available from spring of next year.
avere-france.org (in French)
Styria presents electric mobility strategy: The Austrian federal state introduced its electric mobility strategy from now to 2030. The goal is to have at least 200,000 charging points by then, while the region now offers a rebate of up to 5,000 euro for private individuals who buy or lease an electric vehicle.
steiermark.at, steiermark.at (in German)
New frontiers: The small autonomous bus Arma from French manufacturer Navya will also be tested in New Zealand next year. It will first be put into operation at the airport in Christchurch, but will eventually be allowed to roam the streets there.
Last miles for GoDrive: The Ford carsharing pilot (we reported) will terminate at the end of the month. A total of 50 Ford had been made available to the public in London, with half the fleet consisting of the Ford Focus Electric. The carmaker will use gained data to develop new offers.
Philly police plug-in: Police in Philadelphia have taken delivery of their first Ford Fusion Energi. The PPD will add a total of 17 part-time EVs to its fleet by January, to be used by the eight police districts and two departments. Another five for municipality purposes will follow.
Fuel for all: All four regions of the Canadian province will kick off a pilot project early 2018, opening fuelling stations that offer hydrogen, natural gas and electricity. Québec wants to only install these kinds of multi-energy stations in the future.
Jan 4, 2016 - 07:24 am
China, Mai Linh Taxi, Delta Electronics, DBT, eConnect.
Beijing charges ahead: 5,000 charge points will be installed in the Chinese capital this year. Furthermore, state-owned utility State Grid announced plans for chargers along the main highways in China, aiming to build 10,000 DC and 120,000 regular chargers in China by 2020. The latter might use technology by the Berlin-based start-up Ubitricity that turns street lamps into EV charge posts.
Electric cab fleet: Vietnam’s second-biggest cab company Mai Linh Taxi wants to replace its entire fleet with electric vehicles. Up to 20,000 Renault EVs could be purchased by 2020. The first 30 electric cars will go into service in Hanoi in the next three months already.
Multi fast-charging: Delta Electronics presents a new multi-standard rapid-charging station. It can be used by up to four vehicles at a time. Load capacity is 120 kW for DC and 65 kW in AC operation. The station is now in serial production and already in use in European countries including Norway.
pressebox.de (in German)
Cash for chargers: French charging station manufacturer DBT (Douaisienne de Basse Tension) went public one day before Christmas in the hope to raise 8.7 million euros (over 9.5m dollars). DBT was established in 1990 and partners with Nissan and CHAdeMO.
insideevs.com, euronext.com (listing)
Electric cab service: Those flying to London can now book a Nissan Leaf Teknas or Tesla Model S with chauffeur via eConnect. The car service cooperates with GET-E, which provides the international reservation platform for the airport shuttle.