Tesla plans to triple the size of its global fast charging network within the next two years, Tesla executive Drew Baglino announced during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call.
Stellantis has announced the development of a European charging network in cooperation with the Italian company TheF Charging, which is to comprise more than 15,000 sites with a total of two million parking spaces and be open to the public by 2025.
Ubitricity has now launched a standard-compliant version of its lantern charging point on the German market. The device, which has been adapted to German regulations, is called Heinz and was developed in cooperation with the hardware manufacturer Ebee, which belongs to the Bender Group.
Compleo Charging Solutions has launched the Wallbox Solo, a wall-mounted charging station that is designed to cover a variety of use cases with different equipment variants. The wallbox is KfW-eligible and, according to Compleo, will still be available in 2021.
Ionity is now offering Plug&Charge functionality at all of its charging stations. Following an initial gradual introduction in recent months, Plug&Charge is now available at all of the devices at the 371 Ionity locations currently in Europe, the Munich-based company announced.
Driivz and Hubject are collaborating to drive the adoption of Plug&Charge, with the impetus coming from Mer Group, which is moving to Driivz's operating system to manage its charging infrastructure in Europe and is set to be the first to benefit from this collaboration.
Starting in 2022, the Dutch city of Utrecht will become a real-life laboratory for electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging. Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has now announced that it will provide 100 units of its Sion solar e-car for the project in Utrecht.
The two manufacturer-independent charging specialists Smartlab and The Mobility House have developed an interface that enables data exchange between The Mobility House's ChargePilot charging and energy management system and Smartlab's Lisy central backend system.
Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions and Schleswig-Holstein-based energy and charging specialist GP Joule Connect have agreed to form a joint venture to increasingly offer turnkey charging solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - primarily for commercial fleet operators.
Aral aims to implement the Plug&Charge functionality at the Aral Pulse HPC pumps by the end of the year. In the past few days, Aral has successfully tested the technology together with car manufacturers and its own partners Alpitronic, has-to-be and Hubject at the charging station in Murr near Stuttgart.
At the IAA Mobility, the supplier Mahle announced that it is expanding its range of intelligent charging solutions for e-cars. The chargeBIG system, which is optimised for AC charging, is to be supplemented by the chargeBIG Power charging management system - and thus support fast charging with outputs of up to 750 kW.
EnBW has announced the commissioning of twelve more large fast charging parks by the end of the year. One of these is now opening on the A3 near Wörth an der Donau, around 20 kilometres east of Regensburg, where 16 charging points with up to 300 kW of power are now available.
Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and E.On have agreed on a cooperation in the course of which E.On will advise customers of the Mercedes electric brand EQ on solar systems, electricity storage and green electricity tariffs - and then install tailor-made solutions.