Kroger increases EV charging offer across US stores
US grocery retailer Kroger says it was increasing EV charger deployment across its stores in America as it tested and phased in installations from Blink, Electrify America, EVgo, Tesla and Volta. The plan is to bring hundreds more charging stations to stores in select markets across the United States.
GM & EVgo to expand Plug & Charge collaboration
General Motors is expanding its ongoing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. This will simplify the charging maps, memberships and payment options, according to the initiators.
EVgo enters partnership with the City of Portland, Maine
EVgo has signed into a public-private partnership with Portland, Maine’s largest city, to deploy electric vehicle charging stations on city-owned property. Through the partnership, EVgo will install eight DC fast chargers (DCFC) and up to 44 Level 2 chargers across Portland.
EVgo now listed on Wall Street
The US fast-charging network EVgo is now listed on Wall Street. The IPO was made possible via a merger with the stock market shell Climate Change Crisis Real Impact. EVgo is now trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “EVGO” and “EVGOW,” respectively.
EV Connect expands into Canada
Electric car charging company EV Connect announces plans to expand into Canada. The networked businesses include partnerships with Volkwagen’s Electrify America or EVgo. Now EV Connect is opening the first office in Toronto.
New electric vehicle lobby ZETA formed in the USA
In the USA, a lobby organisation has been founded to advocate that only purely electric vehicles should be sold nationwide from 2030 onwards. There are 28 founding members of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), including Tesla.
GM & EVgo to build 2,700 fast charging stations by 2025
General Motors is cooperating with EVgo to expand the US fast-charging network by 2,700 additional stations over the next five years. The stations will have capacities from 100 kW and up to 350 kW, the first of which will be available to customers by early 2021.
LS Power takes over EVgo
EVgo, one of the largest fast-charging networks for electric cars in the USA, has a new owner: LS Power just took over the company from Vision Ridge Partners. EVgo will remain as an independent brand under the umbrella of LS Power. The transaction is expected to close in early 2020, financial details have not been […]
Nissan & EVgo expand fast charging in the USA
Nissan and EVgo have announced the expansion of their electric car charging network in the USA by a further 200 fast-charging stations. The new DC chargers will each deliver 100 kW of charging power and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connections.
EVgo interoperates with ChargePoint & EV Connect
EVgo just announced a massive expansion of roaming access to public chargers for EVgo customers across the US. The expansion has been made possible with bilateral interoperability agreements with network providers ChargePoint and EV Connect.
California aims to open up charging markets
The California Air Resources Board is considering a new regulation in two weeks, which would mandate that EV charging network operators have credit card readers. Besides, it looks like memberships or subscriptions may also be banned.
EVgo enables Plug & Charge in USA
The U.S. charging infrastructure operator EVgo is introducing Plug & Charge into its network. Called Autocharge, the technology allows registered customers to start a fast-charging session in seconds without having to open the EVgo app or handle RFID or credit cards.
EVgo reenforces Board with three Executives
EVgo, one of America’s largest public charging networks, is expanding. They added three new executives to the Board. Ivo Steklac is to become CTO, Jay Goldman their VP of Business Development, and Olga Shevorenkova is the new VP of Corporate Development and Strategy.
EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project
For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.
Fast-charging by EVgo for Maven car sharing by GM
General Motors and EVgo say they want to install “hundreds” of EV charging stations for use with GM’s Maven car sharing service. The growing numbers of gig drivers using the Chevy Bolt EV will now get a dedicated DC charging network across the States.
StreetScooter, innogy, EVgo, Nissan, Freiburg.
StreetScooter goes Austria: Deutsche Post/ DHL expands its electrification across the German border, where Vienna’s 5th district will see electric only mail delivery with StreetScooter vans. Margareten is thus the first “DHL Green District” in Austria and shall not be the last. While DHL operates in Austria only since 2015, Germany already got a fleet of 3,000 StreetScooter and another 100 home-made electric vans serve in the Netherlands.
wirtschaftszeit.at (in German)
U.S. subsidiary RWE subsidiary innogy has founded a new subsidiary to enter the States. Dubbed innogy e-mobility US LLC will be based in Los Angeles and offer both services and technology. They opted for local Cameron Funk as CEO.
electrive.net (in German)
Open street charging: Sacramento wants EVgo to install six pay-to-charge stations in the Californian city. An initial three chargers and four electric-only parking spots are expected to be in place by mid-2018, with expansion dependent on their success. The city already has over 400 chargers installed on public and private property.
Nissan Leaf comes to Chile: 25 Leafs have arrived in Santiago de Chile, where they will be used by Enel employees. The utility is also a major V2G partner to Nissan in Europe and now in Chile. Here, the 25 Nissan EV mark the start for availability for fleet owners exclusively.
Heavenly help: Freiburg’s achdiocese proves forward thinking and took charge of 17 Renault Zoe. With their arrival, the EV flock grows to almost a third of the entire fleet and shall serve at different locations.
electrive.net (in German)
Fastned, Denmark, Nissan, EVgo, AAA, Georgia Power.
Do the Dutch do it better? It seems so considering that they will be the ones to electrify the German Autobahn. Fastned announced its expansion across the border and will line the highway with 14 fast-charging stations open to all electric car types, a first in Germany. In the Netherlands the company has 60 of 201 planned stations operational.
Reverse to forward: Denmark is taking back its anti-EV policies the conservative government has (re-)introduced only last year, when it phased out the tax break on EVs. Since then sales had become virtually non-existent and so the incentive programme is now being phased back in place – almost. Instead of the tax being capped at 40 percent, it will halt at 20% until sales reach 5,000 EVs at least.
cphpost.dk, electrek.co, dr.dk (in Danish)
East coast all the way: Nissan and EVgo have made plans public to connect Boston and Washington D.C. with 50 fast-charging stations at nine locations. The chargers will support CCS as well as CHAdeMO and be ready by fall. The ‘I-95 Fast-Charge ARC’ will be pre-wired for 150 kW.
Hybrid Gig in California: The American Automobile Association (AAA) will launch its own hybrid car sharing called Gig in Berkeley and Oakland this month. 250 Toyota Prius C will form the first fleet.
Teaming up for electric transport are utility Georgia Power and the baseball club Atlanta Braves. They will install 61 EV charging stations around the SunTrust Park stadium.
EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis, Tesla.
Research tip: If demand charges are applied to public charging, charging an EV during peak hours could become 7 times more expensive than the gasoline equivalent measured in kWh. The findings come from the Rocky Mountain Institute’s latest EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis. On-site storage may have just become a stronger business case.
rmi.org (report) via insideevs.com
Reading tip: Tesla sells faster and better on second-hand markets than other cars, a report by online car shopping service Autolist finds. In short, the Model S retains its value for longer.
autolist.com via marketwatch.com, teslarati.com