Mahle presents ChargeBIG Power to manage DC chargers
At the IAA Mobility, German supplier Mahle announced expanding its range of EV charging solutions. The chargeBIG system, optimized for AC charging, is to be supplemented by the chargeBIG Power charging management system, which can support fast charging with outputs of up to 750 kW.
The Mobility House adds grid-friendly charging module
The Mobility House has a new add-on module called “grid-friendly charging” for its ChargePilot energy management system. TMH says the feature enables grid operators to intelligently control multiple charging stations and help charge point operators save money.
SmartSTEP: smart charging trial enters new phase
Energy consultancy Element Energy is to lead a government-funded consortium to deliver new on-street charging infrastructure enabled by smart meters. The consortium includes Trojan Energy, Octopus Energy, and Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions.
ViriCiti introduces smart charging for Qbuzz
The telematics specialist ViriCiti is introducing a smart charging solution for 163 electric bus charging points on behalf of the Dutch public transport operator Qbuzz. The smart charging function provided via the cloud will initially be implemented for Heliox chargers, with ABB chargers to follow shortly.
MAN installs stationary battery in Hamburg
At the depot of the Hamburg-Holstein transport authority (VHH) in Hamburg Bergedorf, a stationary 500 kWh storage facility – fitted with discarded batteries – has been connected to the depot’s charging network. The aim is to optimise the power supply at the depot.
BMW researches bidirectional charging with partners
In the recently started research project “Bidirectional charge management”, the project partners want to develop the technologies for a charge management ready for series production. The results are to be evaluated in a field trial with 50 BMW i3 at the beginning of 2021.
BMW and TenneT present smart charging
BMW and the power grid operator TenneT want to support the stability of the power grid with a new charging control system. The intelligent charge control system developed for BMW Charging has already been tested in pilot projects in Germany and the USA.
Microsoft EVs in Shiphol now charge intelligently
Microsoft’s Dutch headquarters “The Outlook” in the Schiphol Central Business District is now capable of operating 40 charging stations for electric vehicles with an infrastructure that was originally designed for only 17 charging stations thanks to intelligent energy management.
Controlled stress test for local grid in Germany
South Germany’s utility EnBW has launched a pilot project to see, whether the local grid can withstand peak demand from eleven electric cars charging on one street. The neighbourhood in question is in a town close to Stuttgart and has been renamed E-Mobility Allee.