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.
Tesla is opening ten Supercharger locations in the Netherlands to drivers of e-vehicles from other brands. The move is intended as a test balloon to gain experience with demand. Initially, the ten locations will only be accessible to e-car drivers who are registered in the Netherlands.
Total is investing €200 million to equip more than 150 of its motorway and expressway service stations in France with fast-charging points, with plans to install 50 kW and 175 kW charging points at 60 of the 150 sites by the end of this year.
Daimler Truck and BP have signed an agreement to jointly drive both the development of a hydrogen infrastructure and the introduction of fuel cell trucks in the UK.
ADS-TEC Energy, provider of battery-based fast charging technology, has announced a joint venture with Swedish company Polar Structure, making Polar the preferred strategic distributor of ADS-TEC Energy's technology platforms in Northern Europe.
Toyota has partnered with Italian gas network operator Snam and Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen mobility in both heavy and light transport.
Tesla plans to triple the size of its global fast charging network within the next two years, Tesla executive Drew Baglino announced during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call.
Stellantis has announced the development of a European charging network in cooperation with the Italian company TheF Charging, which is to comprise more than 15,000 sites with a total of two million parking spaces and be open to the public by 2025.
Ubitricity has now launched a standard-compliant version of its lantern charging point on the German market. The device, which has been adapted to German regulations, is called Heinz and was developed in cooperation with the hardware manufacturer Ebee, which belongs to the Bender Group.
Compleo Charging Solutions has launched the Wallbox Solo, a wall-mounted charging station that is designed to cover a variety of use cases with different equipment variants. The wallbox is KfW-eligible and, according to Compleo, will still be available in 2021.
Ionity is now offering Plug&Charge functionality at all of its charging stations. Following an initial gradual introduction in recent months, Plug&Charge is now available at all of the devices at the 371 Ionity locations currently in Europe, the Munich-based company announced.
Driivz and Hubject are collaborating to drive the adoption of Plug&Charge, with the impetus coming from Mer Group, which is moving to Driivz's operating system to manage its charging infrastructure in Europe and is set to be the first to benefit from this collaboration.
Starting in 2022, the Dutch city of Utrecht will become a real-life laboratory for electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging. Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has now announced that it will provide 100 units of its Sion solar e-car for the project in Utrecht.