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 company headquarters of HoGaKa Profi GmbH in Ulm, 28 fast chargers with 140 or 280 kW are currently being put into operation. While many companies are currently building charging systems with low kW values, the kitchen outfitter is pursuing a different approach: full charging at a rapid pace - first and foremost for the benefit of its field staff.
Elon Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that Tesla will open up its Supercharger network to electric cars from other brands later this year. Meanwhile, there's an update on Tesla's plan to start production of the Semi e-truck later this year.
Elon Musk has announced plans to increase the charging power at Tesla's Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, but the Tesla boss did not give a timeframe for the upgrade.
ADAC has announced a collaboration with E.On to provide home charging solutions to members of the automobile club. Called ADAC e-Charge Home, the offering ranges from entry-level models to networked wallboxes and is expected to provide members with price savings of up to €130.
Tesla is the test winner of the trade magazine "connect" for charging tariffs of car manufacturers. The electric vehicle manufacturer convinces in all categories "few", "normal" and "frequent" chargers; among the e-mobility providers, Stadtwerke München is in first place with triple "very good" for all charging types.
Tesvolt becomes a shareholder of Stercom Power Solutions, a first mover in inductive charging. Both companies say they want to advance wireless charging of e-cars, buses and trucks, with the goal of "inductive supercharging" at 200 kW.
Leasing company LeasePlan has entered into a collaboration with Shell subsidiary NewMotion to provide its customers with easy access to charging solutions in this way. Initially, the collaboration will cover four countries before being rolled out further.
Chinese electric car maker Aiways has entered into a joint venture agreement with CATL-backed KBVIP to build a network of more than 100 "AI smart supercharge" fast charging sites across China.
The three commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton and Volvo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to build and operate a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches in Europe.
The Honda Power Charger S+ (4G), developed by Honda and distributed by Vattenfall, is now available in Germany. The maximum power of the wallbox for home charging is 7.4 kW (single-phase) or 22 kW (three-phase).
Having recently acquired the charging station network along UK motorways and trunk roads called Electric Highway in its entirety from green energy provider Ecotricity, Gridserve has now unveiled its expansion plans - with 50 HPC hubs.
Energy group Statkraft has rebranded the two companies it acquired, eeMobility and E-Wald, under the European brand Mer. eeMobility and E-Wald will work more closely together under the umbrella of a holding company based in Düsseldorf and have been renamed Mer Solutions GmbH and Mer Germany GmbH respectively.