Jan 6, 2023 - 12:55 pm
Mercedes-Benz launches branded HPC network
Mercedes-Benz has come to CES in Las Vegas to make a far-reaching announcement. The German carmaker wants to build its own high-power charging network covering North America, Europe, China and other key markets. The North American strategy is the most concrete.
Dec 21, 2022 - 05:03 pm
Fastned & EVBox install 400 kW charging
Fastned and EVBox have jointly installed one of the first 400 kW fast charging stations in Europe. The HPC station, called EVBox Troniq Modular High-Power, is being tested in a pilot project and is now available at the Fastned station De Watering on the A8 near Oostzaan in the Netherlands.
Dec 21, 2022 - 04:46 pm
ADS-TEC to build plant in Alabama
In the USA, the German energy and technology company ADS-TEC Energy will soon also produce its battery-buffered ultra-fast charging solutions for electric vehicles in Alabama.
Dec 14, 2022 - 04:35 pm
Lyft drivers get charging deal on EVgo network
In the USA, EVgo has launched a new EV charging discount program for rideshare drivers on the Lyft platform. Drivers on the Lyft platform will now be able to register for the new program with EVgo via the Lyft Driver app.
Nov 10, 2022 - 03:45 pm
Ionity to hit UK charging network targets before due date
In the UK, Ionity says it has already completed upgrading all eight of Extra MSA Group’s countrywide motorway service areas (MSAs) to six ultra-rapid chargers – ahead of UK government scheduled targets. Ionity is also installing ultra-fast charging at Gateshead’s Metrocentre in Newcastle.
Nov 7, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Audi to create an exclusive charging network in China
Audi has just announced the construction of fast-charging stations in Chinese cities with up to 360 kW of power. The first of these fast chargers are to be installed in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, from the end of 2022. The network will be exclusively available for Audi drivers.
Nov 2, 2022 - 01:42 pm
Kempower & Terminal Group fast charge Estonia
Finnish charging hardware manufacturer Kempower is equipping Terminal Group petrol stations across Estonia with fast charging stations. In the first phase, 73 Kempower charging points will be installed at 25 locations along Estonia’s main roads.
Oct 24, 2022 - 05:02 pm
New South Wales releases fast-charging funds
The New South Wales Government has followed up on its plan to help companies install ultra-fast charging bays across the Australian state. Round one funds have been released to help major beneficiaries install fast chargers at 86 locations along highways and urban centres.
Jun 22, 2022 - 03:35 pm
Delta Electronics reveals compact DC charging station
Delta Electronics has introduced the Slim 100, a new compact DC charging station. The charging station offers a maximum DC charging power of 100 kW and an efficiency of over 96 per cent. The model is being offered across EMEA – Europe, the Middle East and Africa .
Jun 20, 2022 - 05:11 pm
NSW expands charging in Australia
The New South Wales Government will increase its investment in EVs with a budget of $38 million Australian dollars (around 25 million euros), with a focus on expanding the network of high-speed and home charging points.
May 17, 2022 - 04:30 pm
Alpitronic reveals fast charger with 400 kW
The Italian charging station manufacturer Alpitronic has revealed a sneak-peek at its Hypercharger fast-charging station. The new High Power Charger HYC400 will be eligible for use in Germany’s planned ‘Deutschlandnetz’ (German network).
May 3, 2022 - 03:49 pm
Electrify America charging sessions quintupled in 2021
Electrify America has provided an update on EV charging in the US that underscores the rapid expansion of the segment. The Volkswagen subsidiary recorded 1.45 million EV charging sessions in 2021, over five times more than in the previous year with over 268,000 EV charges.
Apr 25, 2022 - 05:52 pm
GAC Aion opens battery swap stations in China
GAC Aion, the e-car offshoot of the Chinese GAC Group, is also entering the battery exchange station business. The first of these stations has now been opened in Guangzhou. At the same time, a price reduction is intended to increase the distribution of the manufacturer’s extremely fast-charging vehicles.
Apr 20, 2022 - 04:23 pm
Porsche & Audi start charging alliance in Japan
Porsche and Audi have established a “Premium Charging Alliance” in Japan, through which BEV customers of the brands will be able to use the fast-charging stations of both companies from July 2022. These will be located at both dealerships and in city centres.
Mar 9, 2022 - 04:52 pm
Ford launches 6 new charging solutions
In the US, Ford Pro has launched six new home and depot chargers, the latter of which target commercial electric vehicle fleet operators. The different charging solutions range from the 11.5-kilowatt Ford Pro AC Charging Station to the 180-kilowatt modular DC fast charging systems.
Mar 7, 2022 - 05:42 pm
ADS-TEC Energy & GenZ EV form sales cooperation
ADS-TEC Energy, a German provider of battery-based fast charging technology, has entered into a sales cooperation with US firm GenZ EV Solutions for the automotive markets in North and South America.
Feb 14, 2022 - 02:09 pm
ADS-TEC Energy plans first US factory
German-based ADS-TEC Energy, a provider of battery-boosted fast-charging technology, has appointed Gowton Achaibar as President and CEO of its US subsidiary and announced plans for a factory in the United States.
Dec 12, 2021 - 04:10 pm
Tritium launches fast-charging line with shared microgrid
The Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has presented a new series of fast-charging stations under the PKM label. The unique selling point is a shared power supply for the charging points. The first product in the new series is the PKM150 with up to 150 kW charging power.
Oct 19, 2021 - 01:39 pm
Stellantis to install 15,000 EV charging hubs across Europe
Stellantis is developing a European charging network for electric cars in cooperation with the Italian company The F Charging. Plans now announced comprise more than 15,000 locations with a total of two million parking spaces by 2025. The roll-out is to begin soon.
Aug 26, 2021 - 12:02 pm
StoreDot files patent for fast charging ‘booster’ function
Israeli battery developer StoreDot announces it has filed a patent for technology to help electric cars charge faster. The solution, which the company says it will make available as an open-source license, includes hardware and software enhancements that create a “booster” function.
Aug 18, 2021 - 06:04 pm
Tritium to install 300 fast chargers across Australia
Tritium has signed a deal with Evie Networks to install more than 300 of Tritium’s new RTM 50kW fast chargers across Australia. Over the next two years, the chargers are to be deployed at 158 different destinations with two chargers at each site.
Dec 22, 2020 - 09:57 pm
Electrify Canada expands across provinces
Volkswagen’s charging subsidiary Electrify Canada has arrived in the province of Québec with the opening of two ultra-fast charging stations. Additional stations in the province will open in early 2021.
Dec 22, 2020 - 09:27 pm
Fastned enters Switzerland with new rapid-charging park
Fastned opens its first fast-charging site in Switzerland and thus includes country number five in its HPC network. The new charging park is located near Zurich on the A1 motorway and offers a charging capacity of 300 kW for up to four EVs simultaneously.