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.
Walther-Werke and Bender are pooling their expertise in the field of charging infrastructure for electromobility with a technology partnership. The two companies want to work together to drive forward the development of intelligent charging solutions - and the first product is already available.
Statkraft makes another acquisition in the charging infrastructure sector: the Norwegian state-owned energy company announces the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Swedish provider Bee Charging Solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging sites in Germany built as part of the EU's Fast-E project. 300 kW fast chargers are also planned for some selected sites.
Czech startup Nimble Energy has unveiled a mobile charging service for electric cars. The company, which specializes in mobile storage and charging stations, is launching an on-demand delivery service for charging electricity.
Nissan and the oil company Repsol are cooperating in Spain. 15 fast-charging points are to be installed at Repsol filling stations as a first step, and this fast-charging network will later be extended to the whole of Spain. Owners of a Nissan electric car will benefit from discounts as part of the cooperation.
Dutch charging point operator Allego has opened its first fast charging site in France, but some existing charging parks are currently experiencing problems - following an incident, eleven charging parks in Germany and the Netherlands have been taken offline.
Swedish startup Unimi Solutions has partnered with Stradal to manufacture and market its universal and modular anchoring solution Unimi-1base for charging infrastructure in France.
SPIE has constructed and commissioned two new fast-charging sites in Wolfsburg on behalf of Ionity. The site at Forum AutoVision is the second fast-charging park and the recently implemented fast-charging park at Detmeroder Markt is the third of its kind in Wolfsburg.
EVBox Group's Dutch charging management platform Everon is launching a dashboard solution called Business Portal, specifically designed to provide fleet and site managers with visibility and control over the performance of their charging infrastructure.
The state government of Lower Saxony wants to make its own parking areas available for the installation of publicly accessible charging points. A decree that has now been published standardizes and simplifies the procedure for doing so. But there is a potential catch.
The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses with a capacity of 75 kW each for Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG), with a further ten of these charging stations to follow in mid-2021.
The city of Zwickau has commissioned the regional energy service provider enviaM to install and operate 108 charging points. The installation is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021 and be completed in the summer of 2022.