GreenWay collects €85 million from investors
The charging infrastructure provider GreenWay, which has so far been active primarily in Poland and Slovakia, has secured investments totalling 85 million euros. The money is to be used, among other things, for the further expansion of GreenWay’s charging station network.
EU: ChargeUp Europe sets concrete demands
ChargeUp Europe, the lobbying association of European charging infrastructure providers founded last year, is appealing to the EU Commission to set binding national targets for charging infrastructure as part of the reform of the Alternative Fuels Directive (AFID).
GreenWay expands EV services
GreenWay is expanding its portfolio. Previously they primarily provided charging services to EV drivers. Now they are offering a full suite of goods and services for businesses and other locations which would like to have a charging station on-site to support EV drivers.
CEUC: New fast-charge corridor for Europe
The EU Commission is supporting the construction of 118 fast charging stations for the CEUC (Central European Ultra Charging) project. Smatrics was chosen as a service provider for the rollout, operations and maintenance of the network.
GreenWay Polska to high power charge Poland
GreenWay Polska has signed an agreement with Gdańsk Transport Company to place ultra-fast charging stations with up to 350 kW along the A1 highway in Poland. The charge stops will become part of the GreenWay network starting in early 2019.
Greenway, London, ChargePoint, New Zealand, Quebec.
Greenway to erect net in Slovakia and Poland: Greenway Infrastructure says it will install numerous charging stations on behalf of the EU’s executive agency INEA in both countries. The order involves 13 ultra-fast charging stations with up to 350 kW. Ten of them will be in Poland, the others in Slovakia. They will be joined by another 60 quick charging stations with up to 50 kW as well as 50 regular charging stations with up to 22 kW in Poland and 20 in Slovakia.
London charges diesel extra: Parts of London’s city centre sees the trial of the so-called D-charge that started just now. Thus, for diesel older than 2015, parking in chosen areas gets more expensive. With 7.35 pounds per hour their fee is 2.35 pounds more costly than for other cars.
ChargePoint takes over GE charging net: U.S. provider ChargePoint has announced its acquisition of General Electric’s charging network including all client contracts. The company’s network thus grows significantly towards 10,000 charging points, among them 8,000 at residential buildings.
electrek.co, greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com
New Zealand encourages EV uptake: With an Energy Innovation Amendment Bill, New Zealand’s government seeks to support electrification on the country’s roads. The aim is to exempt heavy EV from charges or allowing electric cars to use special lanes. These measures shall contribute to the government’s strategy to reach up to 64,000 EVs in New Zealand by 2021.
Also Quebec’s government raises 1.5bn dollars in order to promote clean energy within the next 3 years. In 2020, the parliamentarians hope to see 100,000 EVs in the province. The measures involve subsidiaries for EV buyers, a wider charging net and testing H2 cars.
California, Hino Trucks, GreenWay, One Tonne Life.
Update on investments: The California Energy Commission has published its “2014‐2015 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.” 20 million dollars are reserved for H2 stations, another 15m for EV charging infrastructure and 5m for buying incentives.
greencarcongress.com, energy.ca.gov (the plan)
Low carbon commercial fleet: Two of Hino Trucks’s diesel electric cab-over trucks have been selected for the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). The programme offers 19 million dollars in incentives to lower the emissions of medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in New York.
Slovakian quick charging network: GreenWay, known for its battery swapping in Bratislava (we reported), set up 15 CHAdeMO sites throughout Slovakia. The DC stations allow for west-to-east cross-country journeys and access will be given to GreenWay customers as part of their Easy Electric lease agreement.
Carbon reduction for real-real: In 2011, Volvo, A-hus and Vattenfall concluded the ‘One Tonne Life’ project in which a family was able to reduce its carbon emissions by 80%. Now, another family, the Jogensjös, has moved into the efficient house to live the low-carb lifestyle. The electric Volvo C30 has been replaced by a Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.
onetonnelife.com (with video)