The eTaxi Austria project for testing automated conductive charging technology for e-taxis directly at taxi ranks is becoming concrete: Before pilot operation starts, a project location has now been realised at the Wien Energie site at the Simmering power plant in order to implement various application scenarios in practice.
In the presence of Transport Minister Volker Wissing, the near-series version of an electric truck announced by MAN drove in public for the first time - through the hangars of the former Berlin-Tempelhof airport. The vehicle has the technical prerequisites for the future megawatt charging that ABB E-Mobility plans to build up in the coming years.
ABB has made the first installations in Norway of its Terra 360 charging station with up to 360 kW of power, which was unveiled last year. Together with Eviny, the Terra 360 was commissioned at the Oasen shopping center in Bergen and at the Geilo ski resort in Norway. The pilot installations are to be followed by a wider rollout in Norway and Sweden.
Tesla has opened more Superchargers in Norway to third-party brands, meaning almost the entire route to the North Cape is now open to e-cars from other manufacturers, according to one observer.
Momentum Dynamics has announced a wireless system that offers the ability to charge at both high (50-75 kW) and low (7-22 kW) power thanks to a "dual-power" mode, which the company sees as nothing less than "a major breakthrough with enormous implications for the EV industry."
Hyundai Motor Group has partnered with retail giant Lotte Group and investor KB Financial Group to build high-power charging infrastructure for electric cars in South Korea, with plans for up to 5,000 new charging points.
Hyundai plans to make the on-board charger, which is suitable for bidirectional charging and is installed in the production models of the Ioniq 5, usable for V2G technology as well. In addition, Hyundai will soon introduce a new electric model that will have V2G technology ex works.
Porsche, the transmission system operator TransnetBW and the consulting firm Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S) have connected five Porsche Taycans to the power grid as buffers - under laboratory conditions, but also in a domestic environment.
Technology and services group Technotrans is supporting Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio with its battery swap stations for Europe. The Münsterland-based company has installed a prototype cooling solution in a Nio station in Oslo.
Smart has signed two charging infrastructure partnerships ahead of the #1's debut. ABB E-Mobility is the partner for AC wallboxes and related installation services, while Smart's own charging app leverages Digital Charging Solutions' offering.
Together with partners from the housing industry, the electrical trade in the automotive industry, the ZVEI has developed a guide for charging points in residential complexes and the administration. The guide is intended to support both planning and implementation, but also to help investors.
After three months of trial operation of the first Charging Hub, which opened in Nuremberg in December 2021, Audi has decided to continue and further expand the model project with its own charging stations.
Electric car brand Polestar has entered into collaborations with Smatrics and Fresh Mobility in Austria, under which the company is integrating new service offerings into its sales process to provide customers with help with infrastructure and financing.