Enel completes fast-charging grid EVA+ in Italy & Austria
Together with its automotive partners, Enel has completed the construction of all 200 fast-charging stations of EU project EVA+ (Electric Vehicle Arteries) in Italy and Austria. In both countries the 50 kW multi-chargers now add up to 400 charging points for all kinds of electric cars.
Thuringia, Supercharger, Atlanta, EVA+, Dubai.
The German federal state of Thuringia has revealed its charging infrastructure plan LISS until 2020. It plans 370 new EV chargers in the next three years, where a total of 32 local utilities will work together to install 300 regular and 70 fast-chargers. The federal state is funding slower chargers with 975 euros, while 2.46m euros will be invested in fast-chargers at a federal level. The utilities are investing a combined 2.61 euros.
thueringen24.de, thueringen.de (articles in German)
Good-bye free charging: As reported, Tesla cars ordered after January 15th will not be allowed to charge for free at Superchargers. Only the first 400 kWh will be included in the price of the car. After that, Tesla will charge per kWh, meaning the fee will differ from area to area. The carmaker also emphasised that it will not profit, but will merely cover costs.
insideevs.com, teslarati.com, tesla.com
Ultimate charge and fly: No less than 102 parking spots have been fitted with EV chargers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Another 200 more parking spots will also be modernised in the coming years.
Electric Vehicle Arteries: Project EVA+, which was unveiled in Brussels and is being funded with 4.2m euros by the EU, wants to set up 200 multi-charger stations in Italy and Austria in the coming three years. For the project, utility Enel and Verbund have teamed up with BMW, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen.
Plugging-in: The British government is looking for ways to simplify charging and cut cost. Parallel pricing, as well as a pricing cap are among propositions on the table, as is a standard charge chard that will work at all EV chargers in the country.
Dubai goes hybrid: The country’s Roads and Transport Authority has issued a five-year plan that also calls for half of all taxis to be fitted with hybrid drivetrains by 2021. That would be the equivalent of 2,280 hybrid taxis.
Electric cab EVA, On-board chargers, Tesla Model 3 rendering.
Video tip: Meet EVA, the electric cab designed for Singapore by Munich’s Technical University together with Singapore’s Nanjang TU. Under the name of TUM Create, the teams have developed an EV that charges within 15 minutes and drives up to 200 kilometres in tropical climate (we reported).
Research tip: A new report by Frost & Sullivan sees sales volume for on-board chargers grow from 300,000 units today to over 2.2 million devices by 2020. 3 – 3.7 kWh will remain the choice of a majority of OEMs (62%), however, 6 kWh on board chargers are gaining momentum.
frost.com (report, charges apply) via greencarcongress.com
Click tip: Before the real thing has even become available, a rendering of the Tesla Model 3 appeared and actually looks pretty sleek, especially at the rear.
auto-moto.com (in French) via insideevs.com