ABB E-Mobility is expanding its charging station manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by announcing a multi-million dollar investment in a new facility in Columbia, South Carolina.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received a major order from Hamburger Hochbahn to equip two of the six carports at the Alsterdorf bus depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium- and low-voltage technology. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2021.
Following a number of charging infrastructure initiatives in other European countries, McDonald's is now announcing the roll-out of charging facilities on a large scale in Germany, with all 1,054 McDonald's German stores that have a McDrive to be equipped with fast charging points by 2025.
Gebauer Elektrotechnik has inaugurated its first public charging park near its headquarters in Bretzfeld-Schwabbach on the A6 motorway. The site includes ten AC charging points and uses the "smopi - Die Ladeschranklösung" (smopi - the charging cabinet solution) system from the company's in-house startup of the same name.
EnBW is spinning off its electromobility business area into an independent company. EnBW mobility+ AG & Co. KG will commence operations on 1 January 2021 and will focus on the fields of charging infrastructure (CPO) and electromobility offerings (EMP).
In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable. To achieve this, many steps have been necessary behind the scenes in recent years - groundwork from which everyone should now benefit. But one thing is still missing for the technology to be used on a broad scale: a large number of Plug&Charge-capable cars.
FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity to provide so-called ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid system on the site of FCA's Mirafiori headquarters.
Swiss fast-charging provider Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) is launching a project with McDonald's Switzerland to build charging infrastructure, equipping numerous drive-in restaurants to create nearly 90 new fast-charging locations by the end of 2022.
Netherlands-based EVBox Group has announced plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with investment firm TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, with a listing expected towards the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Utility Iberdrola and bank BNP Paribas have put together an eMobility entry package for Spanish individuals and businesses, and also plan to launch financing solutions for Iberdrola customers in other European countries such as Portugal, Italy and France.
The products of Dutch charging specialist EVBox are now available from charging solution provider The Mobility House: car dealers, end customers, electricians and municipal utilities can now also purchase EVBox charging infrastructure from The Mobility House.
Linde and Daimler Truck have signed an agreement to jointly develop the next generation of liquid hydrogen refuelling technology for fuel cell trucks.
GP Joule Connect, together with real estate developer Office Center Oberhaching, has equipped an underground parking garage in Munich with 45 charging points. It is part of a newly built commercial property called "M8 - Mühldorfstrasse 8", where three companies are located.