Category : Energy & Infrastructure

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

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.

Elke Temme joins VW Group Components

Elke Temme joins VW Group Components

Volkswagen Group Components has created a new "Charging & Energy" business unit as of January 1, 2021. The unit will be headed by Elke Temme, formerly Managing Director of Innogy eMobility Solutions.

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

Cologne-based energy supplier RheinEnergie has announced that it will be charging for its TankE charging points from 11 January. For technical reasons, however, the new tariff model will not apply at all charging points. Moreover, this is not RheinEnergie's first attempt to switch to a pay model.

Fastned opens first HPC Park in Switzerland

Fastned opens first HPC Park in Switzerland

Fastned opens its first fast-charging site in Switzerland and is now present in five countries with its European HPC network. The new charging park is located at the Suhr rest area near Zurich on the A1 and offers a charging capacity of 300 kW for up to four e-cars simultaneously.

Green power suppliers found cooperative Ladegrün!

Green power suppliers found cooperative Ladegrün!

The cooperative "Ladegrün!" announces a new player in the charging infrastructure market. The cooperative is founded as a joint venture by the eco-energy providers Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), Greenpeace Energy, Inselwerke and Naturstrom as well as GLS Bank.

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia is now publishing the terms for its "KiaCharge" charging service in Germany, which it says allows customers to charge at 98 percent of all public charging stations in Germany via an account at fixed prices that apply nationwide. Customers are billed once a month.

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla has been open to opening up its Supercharger network to other manufacturers in recent years if they share the cost, and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter for the first time that the Superchargers are already being made available to other e-vehicles.

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energieversorgung Beckum has opened a charging park at the A2 exit Beckum in North Rhine-Westphalia, which offers four DC charging points of 150 kW each and ten AC charging points of 22 kW each on a good 2,000 square metres, including two charging points at two parking areas suitable for the disabled.

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy will install its storage-based fast-charging solution MerlinOne at up to 40 ESSO filling stations in city centres in southern Germany next year. An agreement to this effect has now been signed by Jolt Energy Group and EG Group.

Alfen integrates Giro-e function into its chargers

Alfen integrates Giro-e function into its chargers

Alfen has integrated the direct payment solution Giro-e into its charging systems. The Berlin-based charging service provider Parkstrom, which played a key role in implementing Giro-e, developed by GLS Bank, in Germany, is supporting Alfen as a sales partner on the German market.

Platform e-clearing.net grows to 100,000 charging points

Platform e-clearing.net grows to 100,000 charging points

Roaming partners now have access to over 100,000 charging points via the European platform e-clearing.net. In addition to technical updates, the initiators are now also announcing a new contract model that will enable roaming connections to be established via the platform with standardised terms and conditions.

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla has expanded its Supercharger site at Westerwaldpark near Oberhonnefeld with the addition of 20 latest-generation V3 charging stations, making the charging park the largest in central Europe with 20 V3 and 20 V2 Superchargers each.

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation HPC for sites with limited grid access, with a solution to be offered initially in Europe and the US from the second half of 2021.