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.
US-based AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, has appointed The Mobility House as its technology partner. Using the Munich-based company's charging and energy management system, AlphaStruxure aims to integrate electric bus, truck and car fleets into site and distribution networks.
Chinese electric car maker Nio and petroleum company Shell have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on charging and battery swap facilities in China and Europe.
Allego is to install more than 2,000 fast charging points for e-cars with power ratings between 75 and 300 kW at more than 200 locations in France by 2023 for French retailer Carrefour. In addition to building the network, Allego will also be responsible for its operation and maintenance over a twelve-year period.
EnBW now offers the AutoCharge function in its HyperNetz, which eliminates the need to start the charging process via app or charging card. However, the function, which has already been offered by Fastned for some time, should not be confused with Plug&Charge.
Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.
Cupra has unveiled the Cupra Easy Charging app, which is analogous to the familiar charging services offered by VW brands, Cupra offers special conditions for public charging, especially to first Born customers.
Hubject has announced the launch of the Open Plug&Charge Testing System, which allows market participants to access a neutral testing environment to discover more features of Plug&Charge without any commercial obligation.
How will e-trucks charge on long-distance routes in the future? This is a central question that the HoLa project for high-performance truck charging along the A2 between Berlin and Dortmund aims to answer. As a project partner, Heliox is responsible for the charging infrastructure at two locations. We spoke to Christoph Liehr, Senior Business Development Manager DACH at Heliox, about the challenges of truck charging [...]
Swobbee is adding more battery types to its exchange stations, specifically e-bike batteries from Akku Vision and AES Akku Energie Systeme. At the sharing points, it is already possible to exchange batteries from GreenPack, Okai, Torrot and Kumpan, which are used in e-bikes, e-scooters and e-scooters.
Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has opened one of its largest fast-charging parks to date, located in Santa Clara, California, and featuring 14 HPC posts with outputs ranging from 150 to 350 kW under solar canopies.
Tank & Rast and the energy supplier E.ON have put new HPC pillars into operation at the Frankenwald Ost service area (A9) - and provided them with a roof. At the heart of the facility on the A9 not far from Hof are four E.ON pillars, each equipped with an output of up to 350 kilowatts.