Nissan & Enel build second-life storage in Melilla
In Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa, Nissan has teamed up with energy company Enel for a project on the second-life use of electric car batteries. Old batteries from Nissan electric cars have been integrated into a stationary storage system to improve grid stability.
Endesa receives EIB funding for charging network
In November 2018, the Spanish energy supplier Endesa announced the establishment of over 8,500 public charging points for electric vehicles in Spain by 2023. Endesa will now receive 35 million euros from the European Investment Bank to implement the plan.
Endesa signs charging agreement with Gasexpress
The Spanish energy supplier Endesa has concluded an agreement with the Gasexpress fuel station chain to install charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The plan is to set up 78 charging points at 39 locations – one DC charger with 50 kW and one AC charger with 22 kW each.
Endesa cooperating with SABA to install EV chargers
The Spanish energy supplier Endesa is cooperating with parking management company SABA to install up to 400 charging points for electric cars in its carparks. The first 144 of the 22 kW charging points have already been put into operation in 36 locations across 14 Spanish cities.
Spain: Endesa to erect 100,000 EV charging stations
Enel-owned utility Endesa announces their plan to cast a far reaching network of electric car charging stations across Spain. Their new dedicated venture Endesa X will install more than 8,500 public charge points with another 100,000 at private locations by 2023.
Nissan, Endesa, Basel, Florida, Air Products.
Nissan champions EVs: Milan will see more than 100 electric vehicles taking to the streets for the Champions League Final this weekend. Together with Italian utility A2A, Nissan will also erect 17 fast-charging stations of which 13 will remain free of charge even after the soccer circuit has left the town.
Leading by example: 40 percent of Endesa’s senior staff members will drive electrically by 2020. The 340 vehicles to be exchanged with either hybrid or fully electric ones make for 13% of the fleet. To sweeten the switch, Endesa offers 20% more money to rent a hybrid or 40% more for electric vehicles during the first three years. The rest of the employees are encouraged to uptake EVs with mobility programmes and Endesa operates its own electric car sharing scheme.
Going public: The Swiss city of Basle is to start a pilot project to offer public EV charging stations. The launch by mid 2017 will see the city install ten charging facilities on ground owned by the town. For Basle, these will be the first publicly available charge spots as existing ones are on private land so far.
Charge & Fly: SRQ International installs four EV charging stations. The Airport in Florida says the move follows increased demand from visitors driving EVs. The charge stops are prominently positioned in front of the terminal building, where they can be used for both long- and short-term parking.
Hydrogen station gone up: Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NPSE) opened their first H2 station in Tokyo. This September, another station is to follow in Hokkaido.
Chargemaster, Streez, DOE + EEI, Mitsubishi, Endesa, Great River Energy.
In case of fire: Chargemaster has completed the installation of 156 charge points for the London Fire Brigade. The chargers can be found at 71 fire stations and 5 other sites across the British capital, even though the Brigade so far only operates 5 electric cars.
Electric ride sharing: Swiss Streez will introduce a new kind of chauffeur service in December, using with female drivers only. First customers will be businesses only, but the fleet of 20 Tesla Model S and 20 BYD EVs will soon to be extended to private customers looking for a shared ride. If the start in Zurich is a success, other cities might soon become a member in the ‘Club of Streez,’ too.
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EV partners: The Department of Energy (DOE) and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) plan to increase EV acceptance. Measures include research, infrastructure and consultancy. Furthermore, EEI says its fleet electrification efforts will total 90 million dollars spend on 800 PHEV and 740 charge points this year.
V2G charging station: Mitsubishi and Endesa showcase their bi-directional charging station at the InterSolar Europe. The Spanish utility only recently announced its partnership with Nissan for the distribution of V2G charging equipment. Furthermore, Mitsubishi said it would introduce a prepaid card for charging stations by German utility RWE.
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Rejoicing on renewables: Minnesota’s utility provider Great River Energy allows customers to charge their PHEV with wind power – free of charge. The service is part of the new ‘Revolt’ programme, aimed at encouraging people to buy or lease electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Endesa, Dundee, Solarwatt & BMW i, Eneco, Malaysia.
All-in-one Charging Point Solution is the name of Endesa’s newest offer. The Spanish utility company will provide a charging station, installation, servicing and a three-year warranty for just 1.85 euros per day. According to Endesa, it has installed 958 regular and 37 rapid-chargers in Spain since 2011.
Electric taxis for Dundee: 30 Nissan Leaf are now serving as taxis in the Scottish city. Moreover, taxi company 203020 Electric, a subsidiary of the Tele Taxi Group, wants to completely electrify its entire 60-vehicle fleet over the next twelve months
Sunny cooperation in France: Solar company Solarwatt and BMW’s i-brand will work together in France. The core of the cooperation will be providing BMW i owners with solar technology solutions for the roofs of their home and carports.
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Sustainable charging: The SmartCharging app by Dutch company Eneco allows Tesla drivers to charge when electricity prices are low and a lot of wind and solar energy is available. Eneco wants to further develop the app to offer the service to drivers of EVs from other brands.
Malaysia gets electric bus service: 15 electric buses will take commuters the 5.4 kilometre route from Subang to Bandar Sunway, driving in dedicated lanes to avoid congestion. The new transportation service called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will begin operating in May.
Nissan, Endesa, HyWay, National University, ChargePoint.
V2G agreement: Nissan has signed an agreement with Spanish utility provider Endesa to deliver a low cost, market-ready V2G system, and an innovative business model. The latter could soon see EV drivers sell back the remaining energy in their vehicles’ battery to the grid. Furthermore, the two corporations plan to look into second life applications for EV batteries and new electric car sharing solutions.
DHL Express is to add Renault Kangoo ZE vehicles with Symbio FCell’s hydrogen range extender to its fleet as part of the HyWay project. The FCVs are now ready to take to the streets in French Lyon, Grenoble will follow.
Hybrid uni fleet: The National University in San Diego is replacing its 26-strong fleet with Honda Accord plug-in hybrids. The university’s campuses are scattered all over California and even Nevada so the PHEVs will serve staff travelling between the several locations.
Most electrified: ChargePoint has issued a list of the most EV friendly cities in the States. The ranking, that is led by Frisco, LA, and Seattle, is based on the network provider’s own charging stations and registered EVs.