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Feb 15, 2021 - 12:49 pm

France funds fast-charging sites with €100Mn

The French government is launching a 100-million-euro funding programme to build more charging stations for electric cars on the national road network. The scheme is for companies installing charging hubs with at least four fast-charging stations.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Shell to install half a million charge points by 2025

Petrochemical giant Shell has presented its strategy for achieving climate neutrality by 2050. From the perspective of e-mobility, one point stands out: Shell wants to increase the number of charging points for electric vehicles from 60,000 to 500,000 by 2025.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 06:19 pm

Allego ups the power at 40 stations in Germany

In Germany, the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging locations built as part of the EU Fast-E project. In selected locations, 300 kW fast chargers will also be installed.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Pod Point to install more fast chargers at Lidl

In the UK, Pod Point has just announced that they will be expanding their existing agreement with Lidl stores with the installation 50 more fast chargers than originally envisaged. This means that the total number should soon be 350 fast chargers in total.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 07:13 pm

Audi e-tron GT: More than a Taycan clone

As Audi just launched the new etron GT line, our author and previous Porsche tester Sebastian Schaal finds the top-of-the-line GT more than “just” a Taycan clone. Instead, Audi tweaks the Porsche technology to arrive at a true electric Gran Turismo feel.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 05:22 pm

Nissan & Repsol team up on fast-charging Spain

Nissan and Spain’s petrochemical company Repsol have made a deal to, as they say, “promote electric mobility in Spain”. To start with, Repsol will install 15 fast-charging stations at their pitstops and offer discounts for Nissan EV drivers.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 11:59 am

Tesla launches Supercharger production in Shanghai

Tesla has officially commissioned its charging infrastructure production facility in Shanghai to build the Supercharger V3 for China. Media reports are also circulating that Tesla could buy into BYD – but the latter denies this.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 05:14 pm

Spain: Wallbox gains €33Mn fresh capital

Spain’s charging solutions supplier Wallbox closed a €33 million financing round led by new investors Cathay Innovation and Wind Ventures. Existing investors such as Iberdrola and Seaya Ventures were also on board.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Energica e-motorbikes adds CHAdeMO fast-charging

The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica is now adding the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard to its motorcycles. Energica is thus responding to the needs of the Japanese market, which the company has just entered.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 02:56 pm

South Korea to install 3,000 fast-charging stations in 2021

South Korea plans to install 3,000 new fast-charging stations for electric cars throughout 2021. The Ministry of Finance also plans to include 43 ultra-fast charging stations for the first time this year and will subsidise carmakers to secure sites for at least another 80 HPC stations.

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Jan 31, 2021 - 03:37 pm

Electrify America launches Electrify Commercial

Volkswagen’s dieselgate subsidiary Electrify America, has launched a new business unit called Electrify Commercial. EC is charged with providing charging equipment and services to business, utilities and government agencies. The latest client is in Arizona.

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Jan 28, 2021 - 05:44 pm

Freewire gathers $50Mn in third funding round

FreeWire Technologies has gained $50 million in a Series C funding round, led by Riverstone Holdings, with participation from current shareholders such as BP ventures. The new investment will enable FreeWire to accelerate international market expansion of its Boost Charger and expand production capacity.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 09:11 pm

Siemens launches new high power charging station

Siemens Smart Infrastructure released its new public fast charger Sicharge D. They claim it provides the highest peak efficiencies on the market at 96 per cent. It also features scalable, high charging power of up to 300 kW and dynamic power-sharing.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 04:30 pm

700th Supercharger location opens in China

Tesla opened its 700th Supercharger location in China a few days ago. This speaks for a rapid expansion of the network in China, as the 500th Supercharger charging park was connected to the grid just two months ago. Within 40 days, Tesla is said to have expanded the Supercharger network by 30 per cent.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:56 pm

Fastned marks 14% increase in charging in Q4/2020

Fast charging company Fastned increased its revenue from charging operations in the fourth quarter of 2020 by 14% year-on-year to €1.9 million. The number of charging transactions in the Fastned network rose to over 194,000 (+12%).

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Jan 12, 2021 - 09:43 pm

Hitachi Capital invests another £10m in Gridserve

Hitachi Capital announced a £10m investment in Gridserve’s parent company, Gridserve Sustainable Energy Ltd. The firms say this is to strengthen their partnership following the successful launch of the UK’s first ultra-fast Electric Forecourt.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 01:32 pm

Allego to use Alpitronic and Tritium chargers

Allego has announced that in the future it will also rely on fast charging columns from Tritium and Alpitronic. Until now, the Dutch operator has mainly relied on DC columns from the Portuguese manufacturer Efacec.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 03:43 pm

Wenea to build 470 fast chargers in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided 50 million euros to charging infrastructure provider Wenea for building more than 470 fast chargers for electric cars nationwide in Spain by the end of 2022.

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Dec 19, 2020 - 05:32 pm

e-clearing hits European charging market with roaming

After the new charging platform was founded this year, now more than 100,000 charging points are now available for roaming partners to connect via the European platform e-clearing.net. The platform has processed more than 3.3 million transactions this year.

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Dec 19, 2020 - 05:07 pm

Tesla Supercharger site in Germany upgraded

In Germany, Tesla has expanded the Supercharger site at Westerwaldpark near Oberhonnefeld by 20 charging stations of the latest generation V3. This makes the charging park with 20 V3 and 20 V2 Superchargers the largest in central Europe.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/15/france-to-fund-fast-charging-sites-with-e100mn/
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