Enel completes fast-charging grid EVA+ in Italy & Austria
Together with its automotive partners, Enel has completed the construction of all 200 fast-charging stations of EU project EVA+ (Electric Vehicle Arteries) in Italy and Austria. In both countries the 50 kW multi-chargers now add up to 400 charging points for all kinds of electric cars.
CEUC: New fast-charge corridor for Europe
The EU Commission is supporting the construction of 118 fast charging stations for the CEUC (Central European Ultra Charging) project. Smatrics was chosen as a service provider for the rollout, operations and maintenance of the network.
For its latest creation, Chinese motorcycle maker Jiangsu Xinri was rather clearly inspired by Honda’s Gold Wing. However, there is one significant difference: the Chinese model has an electric motor. For once, a copy that outshines the original.
Reading tip: Tesla might introduce wireless charging within the next decade, argues Juan Carlos Zuleta, as he takes a detailed look at technology that could soon entangle the charge cable undergrowth.
Funding tip: Austria’s largest utility VERBUND is asking start-ups working on solutions for the European energy market, including e-mobility, to apply for funding until July 31st. The 5 best applicants will have the chance to pitch at the energy2050 conference in September to win 25,000 euros.
Verbund, Germany, Denmark, France, California.
Fast charge roaming in Central Europe: Led by Austrian utility Verbund, the ‘Central European Green Corridors’ (CEGC) initiative will see the installation of a fast charging network spanning Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia by the end of 2015. Eleven partners, among them BMW, Nissan, Renault, and VW, utility providers, and the Slovenian government are set to erect 115 multi-standard DC-charge points.
verbund.com (in German)
H2 to arrive in Germany: Daimler and Linde announced plans to begin the installation of 20 planned hydrogen stations this year. Both companies will invest about ten million euros each and have already identified 13 locations at filling stations from Total, OMV, Avia and Hoyer. There, installation is set to finish by the end of 2015 while the other seven stations are still being negotiated.
Danish EV incentives: Denmark intends to invest 38 million kroner (6.5m dollars) in e-mobility. Funds for carsharing and lease programmes shall make electric cars a more viable, price compatible solution. Ultimately, the money is hoped to put another 1,400 EVs on the country’s roads by the end of next year.
An impressive 8,600 charge points can be found in France, according to the “Avere France” association. Their new graphic shows the charging station density across the different “departements” or regions.
france-mobilite-electrique.org (in French)
More fast charger funds: The Californian Energy Commission has granted 920,000 dollars for the deployment of new DC charge spots. Three new ones will be erected in the Sacramento area while in the South Coast district the money will be used to add more versatile stations to the existing ones.