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
Energica, Siemens, Share & Charge, Alphabet, Chargemaster.
Quick charging along biking routes: Energica has put its first quick charging station in Selva di Val Gardena (South Tyrol) into operation. The specialist for electric motorcycles announced some months ago its intention to initiate a charging network along popular biking routes in Italy and California. The company counts on CCS tech and just recently joined the CharIN network.
Siemens’ new 920 volts station: Siemens has added a new 150 kW high power charging station to its product line. The system works with up to 920 volts, enabling “a charging time of just ten minutes to travel over 100 km”, said the firm. The multi-standard station is able to service three EVs simultaneously.
Airbnb for charging stations: Share&Charge is the name of a new community platform for owners of EVs and charging stations that has just gone live in both Google and the Apple App Store. The tool works with blockchain tech and enables people to make their charging point accessible and billable. As the project was born through innogy’s Innovation Hub, innogy is also the first cooperation partner to register 1,000 charge points.
Alphabet and Chargemaster announced their cooperation in Great Britain. While the first has a fleet of 8,000 EVs and HEVs, the latter erected more than 30,000 home charging units in 2016. The partners state, that clients would benefit “in a multitude of ways.”
Electrified Bayernwerk fleet: The German E.ON subsidiary wants to replace its 1,300 cars gradually with EVs, mainly from 2020 on. At the latest in 2025, the utility wants to take its last conventionally powered car out of service. The first 28 EVs joined Bayernwerk’s fleet already at the end of 2016.
bayernwerk.de (in German)
Bluepoint London, PSA Free2Move, Share & Charge, BP, Nel.
London charges: Bluepoint London is to add another 400 charging points to its Source London network. Charging spaces can be booked ahead via app. However, rejoicing at those new spots will be charged by time plus a monthly fee. All existing charge spots will remain free of charge.
PSA to share more: Free2Move is a new label for carsharing. PSA has acquired shares in Communauto, which is active in the USA, Canada as well as Paris. Furthermore, PSA will tighten its bonds with Bolloré to add 50 Citroën C-Zero to the Bluely und Bluecub fleets in Lyon and Bordeaux.
autoexpress.co.uk (Free2Move), businesswire.com (Communauto), automotiveworld.com (Bolloré)
Private sharing: Share & Charge, a community by Slock.it and RWE spin-off Innogy, enables users to share their private EV charging stations and to define pricing. The service is now at beta testing stage in Germany. Eventually, the programme shall even include renting out EVs.
BP is giving in to a new era, adding fast-charging to 10 gas stations. The service was set up with Nissan’s No Charge to Charge programme in North Carolina. Nissan says that once the new BP station charging units are up, Leaf drivers in the area are never more than 10 miles from a fast-charger.
Combined hydrogen charging: Nel Hydrogen Solutions has won a 1.5m euro contract by Latvian SIA Hydrogenis for the delivery of the new dual capability station, which offers a combined hydrogen fuelling solution for cars and buses in Riga. Delivery is planned for mid-2017.