First ship fitted with ZES battery containers hits the water
The Dutch company Zero Emission Services (ZES) has launched the first vessel bearing its exchangeable battery containers, so-called ZES packs, onboard, effectively turning the ship into an electric boat. The Alphenaar now operates between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk on behalf of the Heineken brewery.
NatWest bank to install 600 chargers by 2023
The British National Westminster Bank (NatWest) wants to install 600 charging points at its locations by 2023. The charging points will also be available for use by the bank’s customers. The contract to supply the charging infrastructure goes to the Engie brand Equans.
Australian government funds fast-charger expansion
On behalf of the Australian government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded funding totaling 24.55 million Australian dollars (roughly 15,2 million euros) to five providers to build a total of 403 new fast-charging stations.
Daimler Trucks partners with CATL, Shell, Siemens, Engie & EVBox
CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul from 2024 onwards. Daimler’s commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations with Engie, EVBox, Siemens Smart Infrastructure for EV infrastructure and Shell for fuel cell truck infrastructure.
Electric refuse trucks arrive in Manchester
The English city of Manchester now operates the UK’s largest fleet of all-electric refuse trucks. It took garbage collectors Biffa only a few months to replace the fleet, although the council funding certainly helped.
FCA and Engie awarded tender for 25 MW V2G reserve
FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity. This should provide ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system at FCA’s Mirafiori headquarters site.
FCA Italy & Engie EPS consider joint venture
FCA Italy and Engie EPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint venture in the field of e-mobility. The focus will be on energy and charging infrastructure solutions and services for the private, commercial and public sectors.
Engie launches waste partnership with Biffa
The UK-based Engie has agreed to launch a partnership with waste management company Biffa to provide electric vehicle charging facilities across their UK sites. This is to support Biffa’s ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ sustainability strategy.
Battery swapping for Dutch container ships
With their newly founded joint venture Zero Emission Services (ZES), a Dutch consortium has taken up the cause of zero-emission inland container shipping. The initiators want to put the first electric ship into operation this year.
FCA and Engie begin V2G pilot project in Turin
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has launched a joint Vehicle-to-Grid project with Engie EPS at its Mirafiori plant in Turin. In the first phase, 64 bidirectional charging points will be installed, which will grow to include capacity for over 700 electric vehicles in the final stage.
EVBox opens North America HQ near Chicago
EVBox, the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist belonging to the energy group Engie, has signed the lease for its first North American headquarters and production facility in the US state of Illinois. It is located in Libertyville, 65 kilometres north of Chicago.
BE: Engie installs new wind park + charging island
In cooperation with Engie, the port of Zeebrugge becomes the location of the largest onshore wind farm in Flanders with a total capacity of 44 MW. Engie will also install the country’s largest EV charging island with 308 charging points by EVBox.
US brewery to use 21 BYD heavy-duty e-trucks
The US brewery Anheuser-Busch will use 21 BYD electrically powered heavy-duty trucks in its Californian fleet as part of a government project. The BYD 8TT electric trucks are scheduled to go into service at the end of this year.
Microsoft EVs in Shiphol now charge intelligently
Microsoft’s Dutch headquarters “The Outlook” in the Schiphol Central Business District is now capable of operating 40 charging stations for electric vehicles with an infrastructure that was originally designed for only 17 charging stations thanks to intelligent energy management.
FCA teams up with Engie & Enel X for charging solutions
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has concluded two charging infrastructure cooperations for future electric cars and plug-in hybrids of the Group. Enel X will provide for the installation of charging stations in Italy, while Engie will roll-out infrastructure in 14 other European countries for FCA.
Hyundai to target FCEV market of France
Hyundai is getting ready to roll-out fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure in France. 5,000 FCEVs await shipment from Korea latest by 2025. Moreover a cooperation agreement with Engie and Air Liquide is imminent.
Engie fits 50 Kangoo Z.E. with fuel cells
The energy provider Engie has fitted a fleet of 50 Kangoo Z.E. with fuel cell range extenders from Symbio, in Rungis, near Paris, for their employees. A hydrogen fuel station was also installed at the location.
Ubitricity, Engie, California, Los Angeles, New Zealand.
Berliners turn London on: Dozens of street posts in the British capital have been transformed into easy access charging spots with Ubitricity technology. The Berlin start-up’s latest addition to the network is the borough of Richmond upon Thames, where ten charge posts went live. The London Borough of Hounslow, Westminster City Council, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea are other districts that have turned lamp posts into EV charging opportunities. Ubitricity’s progress is reflected in them opening a new London HQ.
Fleet electrification: French utility Engie wants to electrify 20 percent of its vehicle fleet in the UK by 2020. It’s low emission pledge effectively sees the company switching to 395 EVs in the next three years but also includes a no diesel policy by 2025.
California signs tough stance on VW into law as legislators approved a bill asking Electrify America to spend a portion of clean car infrastructure funds in so-called disadvantaged communities. The request had been on the table for a while and is part of Volkswagen’s infrastructure obligations following the diesel fraud scandal. CARB wants VW to invest 35 percent of the first 30-month investment in poor neighbourhoods that are often worst affected by air pollution.
L.A. buses to go all-electric? SoCal’s most thriving metropolis may replace 2,200 buses with electric models. If testing by transport provider Metro goes well, Los Angeles may have a complete zero-emission fleet by 2030. Interestingly the phase out is for natural gas buses. The first trial is set in North Hollywood and downtown LA and the board will decide by 2019 if to go ahead.
Electric double-deckers are making their way into New Zealand, where the capital of Wellington has ordered a total of 32 buses from Tranzit and Uzabus. The first ten may serve from July next year with the rest joining the feet until 2021. Eventually, Wellington wishes to electrify all its buses.
Infrastructure Alliance: Engie takes over EV-Box.
French utility ENGIE acquired the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist EV-Box for a yet to be disclosed price. The deal has been finalised last night, electrive.com learnt. The acquisition is likely to lead to the creation of a new heavyweight for electric mobility in Europe. EV-Box has installed over 40,000 charging stations in 24 countries to […]