Germany wants to install over a thousand fast-charging parks nationwide and has readied two billion euros to do so. The tenders will go out this September so we take a look ahead at what it takes to bid to become a part of ‘Deutschlandnetz’.
Men use sharing services significantly more often than women. This has many reasons, and chief among them is the gender data gap – a (hidden) lack of gender-specific data. Researcher Ines Kawgan-Kagan knows why and calls for change across the industry as she suggests concrete measures.
With everybody stuck at home, it pays to look to the wide-open waters. Or to the smaller blues of Lake Starnberg that is home base to Torqeedo. 15 years in the game, the small enterprise has become the market leader in e-mobility on water, and we wanted to discover what’s next.
Following the opening of Ladepark Kreuz Hilden, one of the largest charging hubs for Tesla and Fastned in Europe, we spoke with Michiel Langezaal. The CEO and co-founder of Fastned laid out plans and explained current limitations.
In an online meeting between Berlin and Los Angeles, Carrie Hampel interviewed Hubject’s Senior Director of Corporate and Business Development Barton Sidles about the new Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
As the e-mobility market in Europe approaches adolescence, the option to charge anywhere without having to sign up for multiple providers – roaming, in short, becomes crucial. So we set up a digital meeting with the minds behind two of Europe’s longest-standing providers.
Electric car charging pioneer NewMotion has been in business for ten years and since 2017 belongs to the Shell Group. They invited us to the ‘Meeting of Minds’ event in Amsterdam, where NewMotion CEO Sytse Zuidema gave our Nora Manthey a frank interview.
US Local Motors caught a lot of attention with a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle Olli as early as 2017. Fast-forward to 2020, and we sat down with Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers and his UK partners from Protean.
Vulog is a technology platform that backs many of today’s car-sharing offers. With its global presence, Vulog is running a series of mobility talks, and CEO Gregory Ducongé and Nora Manthey sat down at the London session, where the CEO shared his insights into urban co-mobility.
Jedlix is one of those hidden champions. They work with partners such as Tesla, BMW and Renault but are almost invisible to users but provide the backdrop for services such as smart charging apps. So we wanted to learn more and spoke with the firm’s marketing director Taco van Berkel.
As consumers begin to expect interoperability from every electric car charging network, ChargePoint’s Strategic Partnership Manager Marissa Galizia filled us in on the US operator’s strategy and why she thinks that “access alone is not the way to distinguish ourselves”.
Volkswagen has made decisive steps towards emission reduction lately but what has electric car making got to do with the energy business? Everything knows Martin Roemheld, who now leads Volkswagen’s eMobility services and was instrumental in installing Elli. In strategic terms, “the target for an emission-free fleet in 2050 sets the pace for Volkswagen,” says Roemheld.
With carmakers gearing up to deploy electric cars en masse, we spoke to EVBox CTO Arjan van Rooijen about the network’s backend, now a cloud-based platform called Everon, and ready to handle millions of global transactions for charging.
HPC is coming indeed but speed is only one part of the challenge to charge electric cars in future, knows Michael Warner of Fortum Charge & Drive. He oversees the SaaS unit at the Finnish utility. Also a Member of the Board, he gave electrive.com an overview of Fortum’s network and technological strategy, in which […]
India’s Formula E team Mahindra has really been putting the heat on the AUDI, BMW, Jaguar and Nissan, landing on the podium in every one of the first 3 races of the season. We met with their talented German-Mauritian driver, Pascal Wehrlein and talked about the challenges of racing against time and range-saving strategies.
Jackie Chang, President & GM EMEA at Delta Electronics talks ultra fast-charging in Europe on our electrive.com couch at the EVS30. The Taiwanese company offers stationary energy storage but also EV charging stations that gear up for 150 kW.
With Professor Maarten Steinbuch from the TU Eindhoven, science took a seat in the electrive.com studio at the EVS30. His ideas for EV mass adoption range far and wide as he observes the automotive revolution from every angle, not all strictly academic.
Graeme Davison is the VP for Business Development & Marketing at Qualcomm and knows all about the state of wireless charging today. The technology is here, even for dynamic charging. The question is where to apply it first.
Tritium is from Australia but its Veefil EV charging solutions are expanding their territory fast. At the electrive.com studio powered by P3 at the EVS30 in Stuttgart, Paul Sernia reveals that they are thinking 500kW already.
Learnings from Norway’s EV success could be implemented anywhere, believes Christina Bu from Norway’s EV association (Norsk Elbilforening). She took a seat on the electrive.com couch powered by P3 at the EVS30 for a more in-depth analysis.
In the electrive.com Studio powered by P3 at the EVS30, we spoke with Gilles Normand from Renault. As Senior Vice President Global Electric Vehicle Business he leads all things electric mobility and drives the Group’s electrification offensive.
Engineer Paulo Camasmie has built his own autonomous electric vehicle in his garage, which he does plan to sell later. And to get from a to b? Just tell the Atticus what you want it to do and where you want to go. It will even run errands for you. jalopnik.com (with videos)
British charger on the German Autobahn? David Martell from Chargemaster says it will happen “in the early part of next year,” as the company is now starting to ship units to Germany. That might explain why electrive.com Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz ran into Martell at an event in Munich. Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of EV charging infrastructure, wanted to “show off to (our) friends in Germany and the rest of Europe.” Watch the video interview to see how David Martell believes electric mobility and charging infrastructure will evolve in the [near] future! electrive.com (video in best quality), youtube.com (mobile version)
PlugSurfing saves users and operators the hassle: When it comes to charging electric vehicles, “there are so many problems that arise because the market has no standard,” says Adam Woolway, Founder and CEO of the company PlugSurfing. The start-up claims to have the answer, delivering a simplified and standardised user-interface, while able to adapt to different charging models, include parking fees and consider special deals via their backend. electrive.com Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz spoke Woolway about the company’s challenges and how a simple smartphone app and billing system can be lucrative. Watch the whole interview to find out.
“The industry will not let it die again,” Chris Paine says about electric vehicles. The American filmmaker is known for his documentaries “Who Killed the Electric Car” (2006) and “The Revenge of the Electric Car” (2011). Obviously a big fan and supporter of EVs, he took part of the Wave Trophy 2014, where he met up with our editor Marc Kudling to talk about the past, present and future of electric mobility in this exclusive interview. read out the whole interview on electrive.com >>