Charge4Europe to use Gireve roaming platform
The joint venture Charge4Europe, founded by Innogy and the mobility service provider DKV, has now joined Gireve. The French roaming platform combines more than 86,000 charging points from different networks throughout Europe and has already formed a cooperation with Hubject.Weiterlesen
Trend Europe: Electrification in car-sharing fleets
Car-sharing in Europe is going electric as city regulators increasingly inhibit polluting vehicles and an ever-increasing range of electric car models becomes available. We analyse the industry developments.Weiterlesen
Share&Charge launches Open Charging Network
Share&Charge has just launched the Open Charging Network (OCN). The aim is to create a charging roaming network that will make digital communication between charging point operators, eMobility service providers and other market participants easier, safer and more cost-effective.Weiterlesen
UFODrive adds London and Berlin to Tesla rental service
The electric car rental company UFODrive is expanding into further cities. The Tesla Model 3 and Model S are now available for rent at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and at three London locations.Weiterlesen
Smatrics expands European charging network roaming
The Austrian e-mobility service provider Smatrics has announced that it has entered into several new roaming partnerships in recent months. With the charge card, customers will now have access to 44,000 charging points in Central Europe.Weiterlesen
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EU Commission gives green light for Innogy takeover
The EU competition regulation authorities have given the go-ahead, subject to conditions, for E.ON’s takeover of RWE subsidiary Innogy. E.ON will thus also acquire Innogy’s charging infrastructure business, with certain effects.Weiterlesen
Charge4Europe: 100,000 charging points by 2020
The Charge4Europe joint venture, founded by RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV Euro Service, is launching its operations. The young company will be supported by Hubject in setting up a pan-European, brand-independent roaming network of 100,000 charging points.Weiterlesen
PL: Innogy to launch e-car-sharing with 500 BMW i3
The Polish branch of charging network provider Innogy will launch an electric car-sharing in Warsaw deploying 500 BMW i3 vehicles this April. The sheer size of the fleet sets the offer among the largest e-car clubs in Europe, and Innogy plans to increase infrastructure alongside.Weiterlesen
Power electronics for making charging points
In various trade fair discussions last year, electrive.com was told that the manufacturers of charging stations were struggling with the purchase of power electronics. Is there really such a shortage? And what are the causes? Michael Nallinger has been listening in around the industry.Weiterlesen
Innogy presents next-generation charging stations
Innogy eMobility Solutions will be presenting the new generation of charging stations they developed in-house for the first time at E-world from 5 to 7 February in Essen. The new product portfolio for charging with up to 22 kW alternating current consists of three different variants.Weiterlesen
Innogy bundles electric mobility under subsidiary
The German energy company subsidiary of RWE has officially bundled their electric mobility services under a new brand as of January 1, 2019. EV services are becoming increasingly important to the company, who will now bundle these competencies in a subsidiary.Weiterlesen
Founded: Innogy and DKV joint venture Charge4Europe
Following their intent from March, RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV have now signed the contract for their planned joint venture and revealed more details.Weiterlesen
Italy: Innogy to offer joint billing of charging & parking
Innogy has announced a cooperation with Skidata Italia, that manages billing systems of parking facilities. Skidata opted to install 300 Innogy AC charging points in Italian multi-storey car parks next year alone and connect to Innogy’s software.Weiterlesen
Innogy and StreetScooter jointly develop fuel cell vans
Innogy subsidiary Westnetz and StreetScooter have entered a development partnership. Westnetz will purchase a total of 300 electric vans by 2022 that StreetScooter will modify according to the utility’s requirements. This includes fuel cell systems, a first for StreetScooter.Weiterlesen
Innogy entering US market by buying BTCPower
Innogy, a subsidiary of German utility RWE charged with offering EV charging solutions across Europe, is coming to the States. The acquisition of BTCPower will give innogy a full DC product portfolio and access to U.S. production capabilities and know-how.Weiterlesen
Fleet services: Innogy and DKV plan to establish a JV
RWE subsidiary Innogy and mobility service provider DKV are about to establish an e-mobility joint venture to offer Europe-wide services for commercial fleet operators. In an initial step, both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding.Weiterlesen
Air BnB for EV charging ‘Share&Charge’ to close down
The app Share&Charge that allows users to offer EV drivers the use of their private charging station is closing down on March, 31. An email informed all members that the blockchain-based service is to go into revision. Maker MotionWerk remains convinced that this will be the future of EV charging.Weiterlesen
Belectric has built a battery storage facility for RWE
The German Belectric has finished construction of a new battery park for energy provider RWE in Herdecke, Germany. The battery park has over 550 installed lithium-ion battery modules, and have a capacity of around 7MWh.Weiterlesen
Tank & Rast provides charging service at 300 of its sites
German autobahn service company Tank & Rast has implemented a publicly subsidised network of 50kW multi-chargers at the majority of its 400 locations. In an interview with electrive.com, Jörg Hofmeister, the company’s electric mobility specialist, reveals how the charging parks are progressing.Weiterlesen
PSA, Tesla, Denza, Nio, Innogy, Formula E.
PSA to launch 3 EVs until 2020: The French group has revealed details about its electrification strategy in the upcoming years. By 2019, PSA intends to launch all-electric versions of its best-selling model, the Peugeot 208, and of its upcoming DS 3 Crossback. An EV version of the Peugeot 2008 shall follow in 2020. To gain a stronger position in the PHEV market, PSA plans to introduce hybrid versions of the DS 7 Crossback, the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel’s respectively Vauxhall’s Grandland X, too. The first PHEV compact crossover built on the company’s EMP2 platform will be the above mentioned DS 7 Crossback in 2019.
Tesla stops Model S 75 sales: Since yesterday, the cheapest option of the Model S is not available anymore – most probably to further distinguish the luxury sedan from the new Model 3. From now on, the Model S base version will no longer be a rear-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive model with 75 or 100 kWh battery pack and pricing starting at 74,500 dollars (before 69,500 USD). Thus, the Model 3 is going to be the only EV in Tesla’s line-up with a rear-wheel drive motor.
Denza to broaden its EV line-up? Wang Chuanfu, CEO of Chinese manufacturer BYD, says he is currently discussing with Daimler additional investments in their Chinese JV. The aim is to launch new electric vehicle models through their common brand Denza. Further details have not yet been released.
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Tech data about Nio’s electric SUV: When start-up Nio presented its electric SUV ES8 in April, technical specifications were not provided. Now CarNewsChina publishes data gained through a leaked spec sheet: Thus, the seven-seater comes with a total output of 240 kW and 420 Nm torque, a 67 kWh battery pack shall enable a NEFZ range of 355 km. Production kick-off is scheduled for late-2017.
Innogy’s investment plans: German RWE subsidy Innogy publishes details about its company strategy until 2025. Among others, it intends to put 1,2bn euros in the growing markets of electric mobility, photovoltaics and broadband until 2019. Within its electric mobility business unit, Innogy says it currently operates 5,800 charging points in more than 20 countries and to offer the “complete package”: from developing, installation and operation of charging stations to their maintenance and accounting.
Formula E travels to 4 new cities: The calendar for the Formula E’s next season is featuring four historic new events: in Zurich, Rome, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo. The Zurich race marks the first circuit racing in Switzerland since it was banned in 1955. The season starts with a double-header event in Hong Kong early December.
Innogy, ADS-TEC, Siemens, SPIE, California, Karnataka.
Record funding: RWE subsidiary Innogy’s plan to erect 1,245 charging stations with two charge points each has been granted approval and funding by the Ministry of Transport. It is the biggest Yes to date, worth 3.1m euros and will stretch across four federal states. As part of the RWE utility, Innogy SE is one of Germany’s leading infrastructure providers with 4,600 charge points in 635 cities and municipalities.
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350 kW charging: ADS-TEC together with Porsche is working on the extra fast-charging system High Power Charger (HPC) for the limited-power distribution grid. The system is due to come onto the market by 2018 and shall provide 350 kW charging even in decentralised structures. At the EVS30 in Stuttgart this October, the system will be on display.
Siemens is getting ahead in fast-charging too and has found a new partner in charge in SPIE, a service provider. Together they want to offer complete packages that include consultation, installation and operation of DC chargers. Siemens launched a 50 kW Compact Power Charger in Frankfurt.
16m for seven H2 stations: The California Energy Commission awarded a grant of 16m dollars to Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California. They shall be built in collaboration with Honda and Toyota.
EV manufacturing zones: Indian state Karnataka approved the ‘Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy 2017’, looking to set up new EV manufacturing zones. It also includes charging stations at airports, railway stations, metro stations and encourages start-ups to develop business models.
Hamburg, Smart Bridge, Oregon, Innogy.
Smart City: While Hamburg did not exactly act intelligently during the riots surrounding the G20 meeting, it wants to get ready for an electric future and decided to test 100 autonomous shuttles from next year. The partnership between the town and Deutsche Bahn is dubbed Smart City and focuses on transport to and from stations and bookings via app. With VW’s MOIA and Hamburg Hochbahn also looking to introduce electric shuttles, 200 even, the roads may soon run ripe with autonomous mini buses.
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Bridge technology: The world’s longest sea bridge that will connect China with Hong Kong and Macao upon completion later this year, will also include an artificial island built for 550 EV charging stations. It’s an investment of 90m yuan (13m dollars) from China Southern Power Grid that said the stations will be available to different kind of electric vehicles including buses and taxis. The 429 DC charging stations and 121 AC charging stations will be opened at the end of 2017.
Oregon favours EVs: The Oregon House approved a 5.3bn dollar, 10-year transport funding package that includes plug-in vehicle incentives of 2,500 dollars. Lower income earners that also got a 20 year old car to scrap can get double that incentive, which comes into force from 2018 with applications open now.
Innogy clears another hurdle to enter into the U.S. market as it receives the UL certificates from Underwriters Laboratories for its charging equipment. This means the path is clear for its newly formed subsidiary to operate in the States.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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MOIA, Proterra, Fastned, Bolloré, Innogy.
Electric shuttle in Hamburg: VW’s mobility company MOIA and the Hamburger Hochbahn AG are developing a new mobility service for the Hanseatic town. Part of the project is an app-based on-demand electric shuttle service that allows people heading in the same direction to connect. Moia is building fully electrified vehicles with space for 6 passengers for this purpose specifically. The service shall be launched after a trial period next year with approximately 200 cars. Later on, the initiators intend to enlarge the fleet and to expand in other cities.
Proterra joins CharIN: Proterra is the first U.S. electric bus maker to enter the fast charging initiative CharIN. According to Proterra, its electric buses accumulated 3.3m miles charging with CCS to date.
Fastned doubles issue: Within 2 weeks, the Dutch fast charging company has issued bonds worth around 7.7m euros to more than 600 investors. Due to high demand, the board more than doubled the issue, initially limited to 3.3m euros. With the new capital Fastned seeks to extend its charging network in the Netherland as well as abroad.
EV sharing in LA: Bolloré’s will kick-off its BlueLA pilot programme tomorrow as planned. The EV sharing starts with 100 electric cars and 200 charging stations in so-called disadvantaged communities.
German software meets U.S. hardware: RWE spin-off Innogy and BTCpower entered a partnership. The software allows coordinated charging that avoids load peaks. First charging points have already been equipped with the new software.
Innogy, EV-Box, ChargePoint, Ennead.
Click tip: Architect office Ennead in New York designed a space-saving concept for EV charging in big cities like Shanghai. Their idea is a charging tower that staples EVs. While the lower places are reserved for quick charging, the upper level is for cars that park and can thus charge longer.
British Taxis, Innogy, British Gas, ChargeMap, Dubai.
Massive rebates for electric cabs: British taxi drivers may rejoice. Not only has production of a brand new electric taxi started yesterday but its acquisition will be subsidised by the UK government as it announces a 64m pound electric taxi incentive scheme. 50m GBP will be handed out in chunks of 7,500 pounds to anyone buying a TX5 cab. The remaining 14m GBP will be spend on erecting dedicated taxi charging infrastructure across 10 UK counties but with £5.2m headed for London.
Complete fleet electrification: RWE subsidiary innogy will drive entirely electrically within four years time. The board has decided to replace all 1,000 vehicles in its fleet with either plug-in hybrid or electric cars. Already, the only options available to company directors, executives and frequent drivers are climate-friendly models. From 2018, driving a PEV will be mandatory for all innogy employees but the board has a dedicated budget to even out the higher cost for electrified models.
Incomplete fleet electrification: British Gas has missed its target to have 10 percent of its commercial fleet electrified this year. Instead of the planned 1,300 electric vehicles, the utility currently has just 113 on fleet and is now pushing back the 10% goal to 2020. British Gas claims London’s infrastructure problems as one reason.
Easier access: ChargeMap will launch its charging-point access system in the next few weeks. About 100,000 users will be able to set up payments in their ChargeMap account and order a RFID access badge for (some) European charging networks.
Charging oasis: Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) that oversees the free zone technology park, has opened the EV chargers on its premises to the public. Electric car drivers can charge at no cost until the end of the year.