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.
Bender and Silver Atena will be presenting their first DC wallbox and DC charging station for electric cars under the joint product brand iONiX at the IAA Mobility next week. Depending on the variant, these are models that comply with calibration regulations, as the duo emphasises.
Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America and NFI Industries are planning the nation's largest charging infrastructure project in the U.S. to support heavy-duty electric trucks, with plans to build 34 HPC chargers for e-trucks by the end of 2023.
Following the acquisition of Berlin-based charging infrastructure specialist Ubitricity, Shell has now announced its intention to install 50,000 Ubitricity charging points in the UK by 2025, for which the group also intends to assume part of the costs.
Siemens is looking to significantly expand its U.S. charging infrastructure activities, with plans to build a new manufacturing facility in addition to launching the VersiCharge AC line of commercial and residential chargers.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won an order to supply its Grid-eMotion Fleet smart fleet charging solution, unveiled last year, to the Swedish city of Västerås. The "grid-to-plug" charging system for electric buses is designed to charge more vehicles with less infrastructure.
At the Caravan Salon 2021 in Düsseldorf, the battery manufacturer Liontron, which is based in NRW, will be showing a motorhome that is capable of autonomously supplying a Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio carried on a trailer with charging power while driving or when stationary.
Stadtwerke Bonn has put the 150th charging point for electric cars into operation. SWB Energie und Wasser has increased the number of charging points from 100 to 150 since the end of 2020 alone.
McDonald's Austria has commissioned German e-mobility service provider Mer to build fast charging stations. By the end of 2023, all McDonald's Austria stores with parking lots will be equipped with HPC stations with 150 or up to 300 kW.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new "flexible charging system", which uses adapters to enable charging at a wide variety of outlets, in the form of a Juice Booster from Swiss company Juice Technology with Mercedes badging.
ABB has achieved legal metrology compliance for its Terra 53/54 and HPC DC charging stations, with both ABB's AC and DC energy metering meeting the requirements of German metering laws and regulations, including requirements for secure charging data transmission to the end user.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, has awarded funding totalling $24.55 million to five providers to build a combined 403 new fast charging stations.
Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will cooperate in the future on the development and production of pantographs for trucks. The duo has its sights set on the electrification of road freight transport by means of so-called eHighways, as they are currently being tested in three regions in Germany.