Mar 22, 2023 - 01:28 pm
New white-label wall box by Katek’s eSystems MTG
The Katek Group, headquartered in Munich, has signed a framework agreement to deliver over one million white-label wall boxes. The company also aims to become the market leader among wall box manufacturers and says this is the third order in a year.
Mar 15, 2023 - 11:57 am
Elsälerhetverket imposes sales ban on Easee wall boxes in Sweden
The dispute around Easee wall boxes is starting to read like a nordic noir series. Today, Elsälerhetverket, the Swedish authority for electrical safety, has imposed a sales ban on the models ‘Charge’ and ‘Ready’ with serious consequences for the Norwegian manufacturer.
Mar 3, 2023 - 01:41 pm
Ovo Energy lets customers charge when rates are cheapest
British energy provider Ovo Energy is launching a new smart-charing product, allowing customers to fill up their electric cars when energy is at the cheapest rates. The intelligent grid technology is provided by Kaluza and should allow customers to save up to £350 a year.
Feb 22, 2023 - 01:21 pm
Exclusive: IEC expert contradicts Easee on wall box safety
The dispute around the wall boxes of Norwegian manufacturer Easee is not easing off – after the company responded to safety issues raised by the Swedish Electrical Safety Authority, a representative of the International Standards Committee IEC 61851 now speaks up and comes to serious conclusions.
Feb 21, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Webasto opens new charger factory in Mexico
Automotive supplier Webasto has opened a new production facility for charging solutions in Mexico to meet the growing demand in North America. At the new plant in Guanajuato, 10,000 chargers a week are currently coming off the production lines. By the end of the year, this number is expected to double.
Feb 13, 2023 - 01:17 pm
Blue Corner to build 280 AC charging points in Italy
The Belgian charging infrastructure provider Blue Corner will gradually install, operate and maintain 280 charging points for electric cars at business and conference centres in Brussels, Antwerp and Liège over the coming years.
Feb 10, 2023 - 01:50 pm
EV home charger manufacturer Easee faces potential sales ban
The Swedish Electrical Safety Authority has revealed numerous safety deficiencies in the wall-mounted charging stations of the Norwegian manufacturer Easee. One of the central problems: Contrary to the declaration, no RCD was installed, according to Elsälerhetverket.
Jan 4, 2023 - 11:29 am
ABB announces new home wallbox charger
ABB E-Mobility has announced a new AC charging solution for the home that will go on sale later this year. At the at CES in Las Vegas, the Swiss-Swedish company revealed a special feature: The new ABB Terra Home wallbox can automatically give preference to electricity from renewable sources.
Aug 19, 2022 - 11:43 am
Volkswagen Bank now offers charging infrastructure financing
Volkswagen Bank has started financing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The offer is aimed at companies that want to electrify their vehicle fleet and need to install the necessary charging infrastructure at their respective company headquarters.
Apr 22, 2022 - 01:22 pm
Saemes to install over 1,000 charge points in Paris car parks
In Paris, a number of car parks are being equipped with 1,100 AC charging points for electric vehicles. The car park operator Saemes has chosen TotalEnergies and the telecommunications provider Sogetrel as partners for this project. Some charge points are already in operation.
Apr 21, 2022 - 02:16 pm
Wallbox Chargers opens factory in Barcelona
The Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox Chargers has opened its new production facility in Barcelona, in which around nine million euros have been invested. Currently, the new factory in Barcelona produces almost 1,200 chargers per day.
Apr 14, 2022 - 02:23 pm
Wallbox Chargers to build factory in Texas
The Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox Chargers has begun construction of its first production facility in the USA, which was announced last year. This is being built in Arlington in the state of Texas and is scheduled to start production by the beginning of autumn 2022.
Mar 21, 2022 - 01:39 pm
Smart teams up with DCS and ABB for charging the #1 EV
Mercedes and Geely’s small car brand Smart has turned to ABB and DCS to improve its EV charging offers before launching its first electric car #1. ABB e-mobility gives Smart access to “a one-stop-shop” for chargers and accessories. DCS will oversee app integration, and there’s news about Smart’s own charger.
Feb 10, 2022 - 03:50 pm
Ford and Siemens present wall box for Ford F-150 Lightning truck
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has collaborated with Ford on the ‘Ford Charge Station Pro’ made for the Ford F-150 Lightning e-pickup. It is the first bidirectional-ready charging solution for electric vehicles to be released at the end-user level, according to Siemens.
Jan 17, 2022 - 03:26 pm
Qualiconsult to get charged by Renault’s Mobilize
Qualiconsult, a Paris-based service provider in the construction industry, has commissioned the Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions to install charging points at all its branches in the medium term. Qualiconsult currently adding electric vehicles to its fleet of nearly 2,000 vehicles in several steps.
Jan 10, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Nova Scotia to see 250 AC chargers installed by 2023
Nova Scotia will receive $1.2 million in funding to install up to 250 electric vehicle chargers throughout the province. The money will be made available through Natural Resources Canada and go to the Clean Foundation that will select locations as per demand.
Jan 4, 2022 - 02:21 pm
Wallbox reveals Quasar 2 charger for N.America
Spanish charging station manufacturer Wallbox has announced the introduction of Quasar 2, the latest generation of its bidirectional home charger designed specifically for the North American market.
Dec 16, 2021 - 12:28 pm
VW introduces charging update off the production line
Soon, all electric models in VW’s ID. series will roll off the production line with a new software version that will bring advantages when charging. Most of the updates will be applied “over the air” to vehicles that have already been delivered.
Nov 22, 2021 - 01:23 pm
UK Gov’ makes charge points compulsory for buildings by 2022
New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces in the UK, and those undergoing a major renovation, will have to install electric vehicle charge points from next year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the new legislation today, making earlier plans official.
Oct 27, 2021 - 04:06 pm
GM dealers to install 40,000 AC chargers in North America
After General Motors recently announced charging infrastructure investments of almost $750 million by 2025, the car company now reveals concrete steps. Together with its dealers, GM will launch the ‘Dealer Community Charging Program’ with impressive targets.
Sep 6, 2021 - 08:30 am
Juice World Charging Day 2021: E-Mobility-Security
The topic of e-mobility security takes centre stage on Juice World Charging Day 2021. Juice Technology, which is known for innovative charging solutions and has dominated the market for mobile 22 kW charging stations for years with the Juice Booster 2, is giving the rather mundane chapter a cool cyberpunk touch. The recently opened “Happening […]
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:20 pm
Sono Motors developing V2X wall box in design survey
Sono Motors says it is working on a bidirectional AC wall box and is currently running a survey for customers to vote for their favourite design. The German company expects the home charger launch to coincide with Sono Motors’ Sion solar car coming to market in 2023.
Jul 22, 2021 - 01:59 pm
Rivian to install Waypoint chargers at all Tennessee Parks
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a new deal with EV automaker Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks. The goal is to have charging stations available at all 56 state parks, depending on the availability of electricity.
Jul 21, 2021 - 03:57 pm
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.
Jul 19, 2021 - 01:47 pm
British Gas & RAC team up for home charging offer
The UK motoring organisation RAC and British Gas have joined forces to facilitate EV drivers installing home charging points. The new partnership also includes a special electricity tariff, while Alfen will deliver the charging equipment.