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.
Fast charging company Fastned saw its revenue from charging transactions increase by 14% year-on-year to €1.9 million in Q4 2020, with the number of charging transactions on the Fastned network rising to over 194,000 (+12%).
Together with the company GISA and other partners, Audi has completed a model test for grid-serving charging in Chemnitz. Specifically, the participants created an overload scenario in the local power grid and tested the use of a smart meter gateway during charging processes of Audi e-tron models.
The commitment of municipal utilities to the expansion of electromobility is generally increasing, but varies greatly depending on the institution. Today: a showcase example from the Hessian spa town of Bad Nauheim. The municipal utility there created a pilot charging solution with dynamic load management for a car dealership without further ado.
The provider of B2B charging solutions is restructuring its management team in the course of its expansion: The two founders Robin Geisler and Klaus Huber are leaving the management team, COO Günter Fuhrmann is taking over. With the departure of the founders, majority owner Statkraft is also taking over their remaining shares in the company.
In a joint white paper, Nissan, E.On Drive and London's Imperial College have analysed the CO2 savings potential and economic benefits of vehicle-to-grid charging technology - and backed them up with concrete figures.
Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has appointed Okaya Power to supply, install and commission 4,244 multi-standard charging stations (CCS, CHAdeMO, Type-2 and Bharat) for electric vehicles across India.
In France, charging network operator Freshmile and charging specialist Chargemap have further developed their cooperation. Previously, access to Freshmile charging stations was via roaming using the Chargemap badge. Now, the Chargemap and Freshmile services are directly connected via the open protocol OCPI.
With 1,000 DC charging parks, the federal government wants to finally make the electric car suitable for the masses and remove the last doubts about charging availability and range anxiety. In the meantime, the associated draft of the so-called fast charging law is being discussed in Berlin. This is intended to define the legal framework for the tenders - but questions remain unanswered.
According to the regional government, 33 fast charging stations are to be built in South Tyrol in the next one and a half years. At present, South Tyrol has more than 100 public charging stations, 20 of which are fast chargers.
Allego has announced that in future it will also be using fast-charging columns from Tritium and Alpitronic. So far, the Dutch operator has mainly relied on DC columns from the Portuguese manufacturer Efacec.
The Swiss NeoVac Group, a specialist in building and environmental technology, among other things, has expanded its range to include a scalable charging infrastructure solution called "NeoVac E-Mobility" specifically for apartment buildings and areas in the semi-public sector.
Enel X has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese electric car maker WM Motor to launch collaborations in several eMobility fields. The target markets that the duo will jointly target are Europe, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America.