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.
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.
Dutch charging infrastructure operator Allego has announced its IPO, with plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange from the fourth quarter of 2021 via a merger with Spartan Acquisition Corp. An automaker is also getting in on the action.
Energy group Total is acquiring the largest e-car charging network in Singapore from Bolloré Group. Called Blue Charge, the network consists of more than 1,500 charging points and represents about 85 per cent of the charging options currently operating in Singapore.
The BMW Group has already exceeded its 2019 target of installing around 4,100 charging points for electrified cars at its German sites by the end of 2021, with around 4,350 charging points installed to date together with partner E.On.
During its recent quarterly earnings conference call, Tesla provided some more information on how the planned opening of its Supercharger charging network to electric cars from other manufacturers could play out, with the Tesla app expected to play a central role.
Charging infrastructure specialist Enel X Romania has joined Hubject's network. Specifically, over 160 Enel X charging points in Romania will become part of Hubject's Intercharge roaming platform. Until now, access to Enel X Romania charging points was only possible via the JuicePass app.