Virtual Power Plant by ev.energy utilises only BEVs
Innovate UK has granted funding to the software provider ev.energy to scale their first Virtual Power Plant (VPP) using only electric vehicles. The funding comes after the startup successfully demonstrated the concept by working with the British utility UK Power Networks.Weiterlesen
EO Charging set for smart charging older EVs
UK charging solutions provider EO Charging has filed a patent for new technology. The company says its new ISO 15118-compliant chargers and software will allow EO to perform smart AC-charging on legacy fleet electric vehicles that are not compliant with the 15118 standard.Weiterlesen
Gridtractor debuts SaaS model to charge electric tractors
The new startup Gridtractor just launched in California to develop charging technology and energy management services for electric tractors and heavy farm equipment. In concrete terms, Gridtractor will help farmers integrate electric charging and V2G technology into their operations through a new SaaS model.Weiterlesen
Jedlix & wall box maker Easee team up for smarter charging
The smart-charging specialist Jedlix announces a new deal with the Norwegian wall box manufacturer Easee. Owners of an Easee charger can now connect to Jedlix’s platform and apps and thus charge their electric cars when prices are lower and with power coming from renewables.Weiterlesen
BP Ventures invests $7Mn in smart charging firm IoTecha
BP Ventures has invested seven million dollars in smart EV charging firm, IoTecha, leading a $13.2 million investment round (about 11Mn euros). The start-up uses Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology to connect EV chargers with the grid, optimising the charging process and enabling automated payments.Weiterlesen
Interview: Barton Sidles from Hubject on the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) in California
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).Weiterlesen
EVBox & The Mobility House to facilitate Vehicle-to-Grid tech
EVBox and The Mobility House (TMH) join forces to establish Vehicle-to-Grid charging. Within the scope of cooperation, EVBox will provide hardware for V2G projects of TMH. Both companies also invest in research and development.Weiterlesen
Interview Giovanni Bertolino: Head of E-Mobility, Enel X North America
In this interview, Giovanni Bertolino, who is responsible for e-mobility at Enel X North America, describes the company’s overseas strategy that differs from the European approach in several ways.Weiterlesen
Honda & Moixa launch their first V2G project in London
Honda and Moixa have teamed up to launch the first fruit of their pan-European cooperation. Smart chargers with vehicle-to-grid technology have been installed in London’s borough Islington and foretell a future of bi-directional charging via CCS.Weiterlesen
EO Charging and Moixa connect for smart EV charging
The UK charger manufacturer EO Charging and smart grid firm Moixa are cooperating to create a dedicated smart home battery and solar package for electric vehicles. The system is designed to store renewable energy and to use it to charge the EV.Weiterlesen
Rolec EV to triple production output for chargepoints
Lincolnshire based Rolec EV, a manufacturer of charging points, is aiming to increase production capacity by over 200 percent. They announced the opening of a new factory complex in order to do so and also the creation of a further 50 full-time jobs.Weiterlesen
UK requires home charge points to be smart by 2019
All publicly funded home charge points for electric vehicles must use smart technology from July 2019, the British government announced. This means charge points must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.Weiterlesen
GB: EDF Energy to install 1,500 V2G charging points
Vehicle-to-grid charging is to get bigger in Britain with EDF Energy wanting to install 1,500 such V2G connections. The utility announces a partnership with technology company Nuvve and is aiming for the B2B market first.Weiterlesen
Danish Nerve Smart Systems to launch new fast-charger
The Danish company Nerve Smart Solutions has announced it is ready to reveal a new generation of fast-charging stations for EVs, which will be “significantly faster, without overloading the power grid.”Weiterlesen
Bosch bundles e-mobility parts and services as ‘system!e’
Bosch has launched system!e, connected services for electric mobility at the IoT conference in Berlin. It combines the supplier’s electrified drive components and services for electric cars and connects them to the cloud for smart energy management.Weiterlesen
Airbus, Infinieon, TU Graz, smart charging.
Self-flying electric cab: Airbus presents the Vahana concept, which it also calls a CityAirbus, designed by its A3 subsidiary in Silicon Valley. The copter cab, as we dub it, carries one passenger with no pilot needed and is powered by four electric motors at tilting wings that enable vertical take-off and landing. An airborne prototype is scheduled for the end of next year and a demonstrator shall land by 2020.
Microcontroller for EVs: Infineon’s Aurix microcontroller has been designed for electric vehicles and automated cars. They offer a high level of integration and real time performance, making them faster and safe. The MC are scalable up to 16Mbyte of flash and 6Mbyte of RAM.
Modern fuel cell testing: The fuel cell research centre HyCentA at TU Graz opened a new test infrastructure for fuel-cell systems together with AVL List GmbH. The 2.3m euro test stand allows dynamic operating modes and is open for automotive suppliers as well as fuel cell system producers.
Intelligent charging: A study by the University of California, Irvine concludes that smart charging PEVs minimises the scale of infrastructure needed. With smart charging the required power capacity drops to 16% (from 60%), while V2G could render non-vehicle energy storage systems unnecessary.