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.Weiterlesen
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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.Weiterlesen
Fiat Chrysler starts Fiat 500 BEV pre-series production
Fiat Chrysler has completed the production lines for the electric version of the Fiat 500 at its Mirafiori plant in Turin and has started production of the pre-series. Production of the hybrid version of the Maserati Ghibli has also started.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
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Jaguar to integrate Jedlix smart charging in I-Pace
Jaguar now cooperates with the Dutch smart-charging specialist Jedlix to integrate the latter’s application into the infotainment system of the Jaguar I-Pace from early 2020. Jedlix helps to optimise charging processes.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Dedicated electric taxi charging coming to Yorkshire
Councils in West Yorkshire have struck a deal with France’s Engie to install 88 rapid charging stations which will be free to use until late 2021. Moreover, each station will reserve a bay for electric taxis and shared electric vehicles.Weiterlesen
IONITY negotiating with Volvo, FCA, PSA, Jaguar and Tesla
IONITY, the high power charging cooperation between BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, along with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche, is negotiating with other potent partners such as utilities and even Tesla, who maybe interested in joining.Weiterlesen
Hitachi, Mitsubishi & Engie drive V2G project forward
Hitachi, Mitsubishi and the French utility Engie have introduced a new project which will use electric cars as an energy buffer for office buildings in what they call a V2B model. Testing is taking place in the Dutch city of Zaandam.Weiterlesen
French energy giant Engie invests in 2nd life batteries
Energy group Engie and the Macquarie Group are investing 3m pounds in UK-based company Connected Energy that is known for its stationary energy storage system E-STOR.Weiterlesen
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 […]Weiterlesen