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Pfalzwerke builds fast chargers at over 90 Globus DIY stores

Pfalzwerke builds fast chargers at over 90 Globus DIY stores

Pfalzwerke has announced plans to set up fast-charging stations at more than 90 branches of the Globus DIY chain by 2023. The Hyperchargers are to be supplemented by AC charging points with 22 kW.

The long road to calibration-compliant ad hoc charging

The long road to calibration-compliant ad hoc charging

With OVAL, a project recently came to an end that navigated very closely along a central chapter in the history of electromobility and that has a significant impact on current market events. The project investigated how the ad hoc charging at charging stations required by the EU and its billing in compliance with calibration law can be implemented. Click here for the project review.

Ladenetz.de: New billing solution for municipal utilities

Ladenetz.de: New billing solution for municipal utilities

Together with ladenetz.de operator Smartlab, Aareal Bank has developed an automated billing procedure in the area of so-called multi-party payments, which is intended to reduce the enormous billing effort of the municipal utilities organised on ladenetz.de to a minimum.

EVBox wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

EVBox wants to go public on the US stock exchange via merger

Netherlands-based EVBox Group has announced plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with investment firm TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, with a listing expected towards the end of the first quarter of 2021.

British Gas and Centrica rely on Alfen chargers

British Gas and Centrica rely on Alfen chargers

Britain's largest energy supplier British Gas has signed a three-year contract with Dutch charging infrastructure provider Alfen to supply charging equipment for its own business, its parent company Centrica and its customers.

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has contracted Enel X to supply the charging infrastructure for the electrification of its corporate fleet in the 15 major markets of Europe and the Americas, with Enel X providing Vestas with its cloud-based charging platform and 370 chargers.

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

Fiat Chrysler and NewMotion are collaborating to systematically provide FCA's business customers with access to NewMotion's charging ecosystems. The offering will be rolled out in 12 European countries - the first being France, Germany and the UK.

Gebauer Elektrotechnik opens charging park near the A6 motorway

Gebauer Elektrotechnik opens charging park near the A6 motorway

Gebauer Elektrotechnik has inaugurated its first public charging park near its headquarters in Bretzfeld-Schwabbach on the A6 motorway. The site includes ten AC charging points and uses the "smopi - Die Ladeschranklösung" (smopi - the charging cabinet solution) system from the company's in-house startup of the same name.

EnBW bundles eMobility business in new subsidiary

EnBW bundles eMobility business in new subsidiary

EnBW is spinning off its electromobility business area into an independent company. EnBW mobility+ AG & Co. KG will commence operations on 1 January 2021 and will focus on the fields of charging infrastructure (CPO) and electromobility offerings (EMP).

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

Cologne-based energy supplier RheinEnergie has announced that it will be charging for its TankE charging points from 11 January. For technical reasons, however, the new tariff model will not apply at all charging points. Moreover, this is not RheinEnergie's first attempt to switch to a pay model.

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia is now publishing the terms for its "KiaCharge" charging service in Germany, which it says allows customers to charge at 98 percent of all public charging stations in Germany via an account at fixed prices that apply nationwide. Customers are billed once a month.

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energieversorgung Beckum has opened a charging park at the A2 exit Beckum in North Rhine-Westphalia, which offers four DC charging points of 150 kW each and ten AC charging points of 22 kW each on a good 2,000 square metres, including two charging points at two parking areas suitable for the disabled.

REIL plans over 4,000 charging stations in India

REIL plans over 4,000 charging stations in India

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has appointed Okaya Power to supply, install and commission 4,244 multi-standard charging stations (CCS, CHAdeMO, Type-2 and Bharat) for electric vehicles across India.

Compleo apparently doubles sales in 2020

Compleo apparently doubles sales in 2020

Charging point manufacturer Compleo Charging Solutions has achieved its 2020 growth target, based on preliminary, unaudited figures, with full-year revenue doubling year-on-year.

Canton of Zurich awards 880 charging stations to Repower

Canton of Zurich awards 880 charging stations to Repower

Plug'n Roll, the e-mobility provider of Swiss energy supplier Repower, has been commissioned by the Zurich government to equip the canton's own properties with charging infrastructure. The canton anticipates an even higher demand for the period up to 2030.

Fastned increases charging revenues by 14 percent in Q4

Fastned increases charging revenues by 14 percent in Q4

Fast charging company Fastned saw its revenue from charging transactions increase by 14% year-on-year to €1.9 million in Q4 2020, with the number of charging transactions on the Fastned network rising to over 194,000 (+12%).

Model test: Grid-serving charging with Audi's e-tron

Model test: Grid-serving charging with Audi's e-tron

Together with the company GISA and other partners, Audi has completed a model test for grid-serving charging in Chemnitz. Specifically, the participants created an overload scenario in the local power grid and tested the use of a smart meter gateway during charging processes of Audi e-tron models.

Local know-how: When the charging partner is just around the corner

Local know-how: When the charging partner is just around the corner

The commitment of municipal utilities to the expansion of electromobility is generally increasing, but varies greatly depending on the institution. Today: a showcase example from the Hessian spa town of Bad Nauheim. The municipal utility there created a pilot charging solution with dynamic load management for a car dealership without further ado.

Sweden: Bee and Alfen agree supply deal

Sweden: Bee and Alfen agree supply deal

Swedish charging station operator Bee Charging Solutions has appointed Alfen as its new supplier of smart charging stations, with both companies signing a framework agreement for an initial period of three years.

BaWü: Field test on e-cars as a virtual power plant

BaWü: Field test on e-cars as a virtual power plant

The German transmission system operator TransnetBW and the Dutch charging specialist Jedlix are cooperating to investigate the potential of electric vehicles to provide control reserve. Against this backdrop, a field trial is planned that is to be unique in its scope in Germany.

Compleo expands to Austria through sales cooperation

Compleo expands to Austria through sales cooperation

Compleo Charging Solutions has now expanded its business into Austria. After entering the Swiss market at the end of October 2020, the company is now expanding into the second neighbouring Alpine republic - via a cooperation with KSW Elektro- und Industrieanlagenbau.

Behind the scenes of a commercial XXL loading park

Behind the scenes of a commercial XXL loading park

The IT company Bechtle has built one of the largest charging parks for company cars in Germany in Neckarsulm. In the following guest article, The Mobility House gives us an insight into the challenges of the project and the company's further electrification plans.

Heidelberger Druck doubles wallbox production

Heidelberger Druck doubles wallbox production

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has now commissioned a second production line for the manufacture of its wallboxes at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, citing rising demand as the reason for the investment.

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault is launching a limited offer for private customers in Germany, who will receive a free Schneider Electric EVlink Wallbox G4 Smart home charger in addition to a €10,000 electric bonus when financing or leasing the Renault Zoe until the end of February.

Shell wants to take over Ubitricity

Shell wants to take over Ubitricity

Shell is to acquire Berlin-based charging infrastructure specialist Ubitricity. Subject to antitrust approval, the deal is expected to close later this year. Once the deal is completed, Ubitricity is expected to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

Wallbox raises 33 million euros from investors

Wallbox raises 33 million euros from investors

Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox has closed a €33 million funding round, with existing investors including Iberdrola and Seaya Ventures participating in the round led by new investors Cathay Innovation and Wind Ventures.

Lidl and Kaufland introduce app for using their chargers

Lidl and Kaufland introduce app for using their chargers

The discounter Lidl and the grocery retail chain Kaufland, which both belong to the Schwarz Group, are launching a new app called eCharge from the beginning of February, which displays all Lidl and Kaufland charging stations and their availability on an interactive map.

British hotel chain to set up 1,000 fast-charging points

British hotel chain to set up 1,000 fast-charging points

British hotel chain Premier Inn has contracted energy company Engie to supply up to 1,000 fast charging points for electric cars, with an initial plan to install 600 charging points with more than 50 kW capacity at 300 hotels over the next three years.

Investment-friendly driving school in eMobility transition

Investment-friendly driving school in eMobility transition

While many companies have long since taken action, driving schools are having a hard time with the topic of electromobility. One industry representative that is not afraid to invest is the Zöllner driving school, headquartered in Lemgo, where driving students can take their driving test in one of ten VW ID.3s.

Ladeverbund+ expands charging network and user numbers

Ladeverbund+ expands charging network and user numbers

The members of Ladeverbund+ added 135 new stations last year, bringing the total number from 520 to 655 charging stations. In the process, Ladeverbund+ also significantly increased usage figures: the 99,000 charging transactions from 2019 will be matched by more than 150,000 charging transactions in 2020.

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf reaches target for charging stations

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf reaches target for charging stations

In Berlin's Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district, all 48 planned charging stations, each with two connections, have now been installed as part of the "Mobility Points for Carsharing" campaign. Station-based carsharing vehicles are now gradually being added at some locations.

Unimi to build modular charging column foundation in France

Unimi to build modular charging column foundation in France

Swedish startup Unimi Solutions has partnered with Stradal to manufacture and market its universal and modular anchoring solution Unimi-1base for charging infrastructure in France.

Allego upgrades 40 Fast-E sites from 50 to 150 kW

Allego upgrades 40 Fast-E sites from 50 to 150 kW

Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging sites in Germany built as part of the EU's Fast-E project. 300 kW fast chargers are also planned for some selected sites.

Walther-Werke and Bender enter into technology partnership

Walther-Werke and Bender enter into technology partnership

Walther-Werke and Bender are pooling their expertise in the field of charging infrastructure for electromobility with a technology partnership. The two companies want to work together to drive forward the development of intelligent charging solutions - and the first product is already available.

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

The Federal Ministry of Transport has increased the funding volume for private wallboxes from 200 million euros to 300 million euros, but even with the additional budget, more than two thirds of the volume has already been used up.

Shell plans 500,000 charging points by 2025

Shell plans 500,000 charging points by 2025

The energy giant Shell has presented its strategy for achieving climate neutrality by 2050, with one point in particular standing out from the perspective of e-mobility: the number of charging points for electric vehicles is to be increased from 60,000 to 500,000 by 2025.

RWI study: Additional charging points increase demand for e-cars

RWI study: Additional charging points increase demand for e-cars

According to a new study by the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, an expansion of conventional charging points by ten percent leads to a 5.4 percent increase in the purchase of e-cars. But there are probably major regional differences.

France: 100 million euros for charging parks at service stations

France: 100 million euros for charging parks at service stations

The French government has launched a 100-million-euro funding program to build more charging stations on the national road network, initially focusing on equipping service stations on the main transport routes.

BMW introduces new charging rates

BMW introduces new charging rates

The BMW Group has introduced a new tariff structure for its charging services BMW Charging and Mini Charging. However, only one of the two tariffs offers fixed prices at all accessible charging stations. Discounted conditions with Ionity cost extra in both cases, however.

NewMotion and Alphabet cooperate for fleet charging solution

NewMotion and Alphabet cooperate for fleet charging solution

Shell subsidiary NewMotion and BMW Group fleet manager Alphabet have announced a collaboration to sell charging solutions, with the aim of offering fleet customers in Germany access to charging solutions for the company car park, at home and on the road.

Charging specialist Green Motion is bought by Eaton

Charging specialist Green Motion is bought by Eaton

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Green Motion is being bought by Irish-American energy management company Eaton, but the management team will remain in place. Green Motion has been developing hardware and software for charging electric vehicles since 2009.

Startup Elvah advertises charging flat rate in Germany

Startup Elvah advertises charging flat rate in Germany

The startup Elvah has launched a charging app with a Germany-wide charging flat rate. Elvah advertises that it is the first to offer access to all public charging stations of all providers in Germany.

Nissan offers further wallbox version via dealers

Nissan offers further wallbox version via dealers

Nissan is now offering another wallbox model for home charging of electric cars through its dealers. The new entry-level Pulsar Plus model from the Spanish manufacturer Wallbox Chargers is cheaper at €869 gross than the previous variant for €1,060 gross.

AvD and Smartlab launch "AvD Charge" charging service

AvD and Smartlab launch "AvD Charge" charging service

The car club AvD and Smartlab have launched a joint charging card called AvD CHARGe. Through the cooperation of Ladenetz.de Business-Partner with the Automobile Club of Germany, both members and non-members of the AvD can now charge their electric cars at 140,000 charging points in Europe at a special rate.

Wallbox seeks location for US plant

Wallbox seeks location for US plant

Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox is planning to build a production facility in the U.S. and is currently looking for a location to do so. The company entered the U.S. market in 2020, offering a U.S. version of the Pulsar Plus wallbox model.

Škoda launches "Powerpass" charging ecosystem

Škoda launches "Powerpass" charging ecosystem

Škoda is now offering users of its electric cars the "Powerpass" charging service, which includes both a charging service for public charging points and wallboxes for charging at home.

Total installs charging systems at ifm Group locations

Total installs charging systems at ifm Group locations

Total Germany has completed a cross-location B2B project with over 120 charging points on behalf of the ifm group of companies. The installation of the charging infrastructure took place in parallel at seven locations of the automation specialist and was completed within five months.

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

Dubbed "Ultium Charge 360," General Motors has unveiled its concept for how to simplify e-car charging for U.S. customers, with a "holistic approach" that aims to cover all charging scenarios, public and private.

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford Germany has reorganised its wallbox range. Through a cooperation with Eneco eMobility, the Cologne-based company now offers wallboxes for private and business customers. Eneco is also to take over the installation of the chargers.

ABB to supply 124 DC columns to Thailand

ABB to supply 124 DC columns to Thailand

ABB has won a contract from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in Thailand to install more than 120 fast-charging stations for electric cars across the country by the end of this year. The stations will be 50 kW.

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

The third-generation Tesla Wall Connector is now available in Germany. The new wallbox has a number of new features: the connectivity now installed also makes the Tesla Wallbox eligible for subsidies in Germany.

TomTom improves eMobility route guidance

TomTom improves eMobility route guidance

Mapping specialist TomTom has added improved range and routing features as well as charging point information to its electric vehicle software suite, among other things, the latter made possible by an expanded collaboration with Hubject.

BMW plans charging app for China

BMW plans charging app for China

BMW plans to bundle around 360,000 charging stations from various partners in China via a mobile app by the end of the year, making charging easier for customers. The automaker also wants to make its supply chain in China more climate-friendly.

ChargeUp Europe calls for capacity-based targets for charging infrastructure

ChargeUp Europe calls for capacity-based targets for charging infrastructure

ChargeUp Europe, the lobby association of European charging infrastructure providers founded in 2020, appeals to the EU Commission to set binding national targets in the form of minimum requirements for charging infrastructure as part of the reform of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).

LogPay and Elli connect more than 230,000 charging points across Europe

LogPay and Elli connect more than 230,000 charging points across Europe

In cooperation with the VW charging service provider Elli, the range of LogPay's "Charge & Fuel" card will be expanded and the charging offer will be bundled within the Volkswagen Group.

Honda starts German distribution of the Power Charger S+ (4G)

Honda starts German distribution of the Power Charger S+ (4G)

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).

Tesla wins charging rate comparison

Tesla wins charging rate comparison

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.

ADAC: Cooperation with E.On for domestic charging solutions

ADAC: Cooperation with E.On for domestic charging solutions

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.

Enel X Romania joins forces with Hubject network

Enel X Romania joins forces with Hubject network

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.

BMW wants 5,000 employee charging points by the end of the year

BMW wants 5,000 employee charging points by the end of the year

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.

Mercedes offers branded Juice Booster

Mercedes offers branded Juice Booster

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.

DC charging stations from ABB now compliant with calibration regulations

DC charging stations from ABB now compliant with calibration regulations

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.

Stadtwerke Bonn puts 150th charging point into operation

Stadtwerke Bonn puts 150th charging point into operation

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.

Liontron: Camper supplies power to e-car carried along

Liontron: Camper supplies power to e-car carried along

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.

Siemens plans another US plant for chargers

Siemens plans another US plant for chargers

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.

Shell to install 50,000 Ubitricity chargers in the UK

Shell to install 50,000 Ubitricity chargers in the UK

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.

Elexon and SAP cooperate for automatic charge invoicing

Elexon and SAP cooperate for automatic charge invoicing

Elexon and the software group SAP have created an e-mobility software module for charging processes specifically for companies and fleet operators. The Aachen-based charging infrastructure specialist promises "a Plug&Charge experience in the corporate environment".

Smartlab and The Mobility House network their charging tools

Smartlab and The Mobility House network their charging tools

The two manufacturer-independent charging specialists Smartlab and The Mobility House have developed an interface that enables data exchange between The Mobility House's ChargePilot charging and energy management system and Smartlab's Lisy central backend system.

100 Sion for bidirectional charging project in Utrecht

100 Sion for bidirectional charging project in Utrecht

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.

Ubitricity launches lantern charger in Germany

Ubitricity launches lantern charger in Germany

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 introduces Solo wallbox series

Compleo introduces Solo wallbox series

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.

Stellantis plans European charging network with 15,000 sites

Stellantis plans European charging network with 15,000 sites

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.

HDI offers new e-car insurance

HDI offers new e-car insurance

HDI Versicherung has launched a new motor tariff with a focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. For purely electric vehicles, the insurer now offers a discount of around 25 percent compared with similar vehicles with combustion engines. In addition, damage typical of e-cars is now included free of charge in the "normal" insurance cover.

US lender invests 50 million euros in Qwello

US lender invests 50 million euros in Qwello

Munich-based charging infrastructure startup Qwello has booked a €50 million investment from US private equity firm Tiger Infrastructure Partners. Qwello says it can use the capital to finance its next phase of growth.

NewMotion becomes Shell Recharge Solutions

NewMotion becomes Shell Recharge Solutions

NewMotion, along with its US counterpart Greenlots, will be rebranded as Shell Recharge Solutions. The rebranding will be implemented in early 2022 and will bring together Shell's international range of charging solutions under one identity.

Hubject launches test environment for Plug&Charge

Hubject launches test environment for Plug&Charge

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.

Cupra offers Born customers special charging rates

Cupra offers Born customers special charging rates

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.

Allego to build fast chargers at 200 Carrefour stores

Allego to build fast chargers at 200 Carrefour stores

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.

Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

A total of 50,901 publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles were registered with the Federal Network Agency as of 1 December 2021, which is around 11,600 more charging points than in the same month last year.

BMW acquires stake in charging infrastructure start-up HeyCharge

BMW acquires stake in charging infrastructure start-up HeyCharge

BMW has invested in Munich-based charging infrastructure startup HeyCharge through its venture capital arm BMW i Ventures. The startup raised a total of $4.7 million for its seed funding, with BMW i Ventures as lead investor.

Luxglas establishes business segment for charging stations

Luxglas establishes business segment for charging stations

The company Luxglas Technology from Altdorf near Nuremberg is entering the business of charging technology for electric cars. The new business segment Luxglas Energy now offers so-called "SuperChargers" which, thanks to integrated battery buffer storage, are intended to provide their full 320 kW output even in the limited distribution network.

Smart enters into charging cooperation with ABB and DCS

Smart enters into charging cooperation with ABB and DCS

Smart has signed two charging infrastructure partnerships ahead of the #1's debut. ABB E-Mobility is the partner for AC wallboxes and related installation services, while Smart's own charging app leverages Digital Charging Solutions' offering.

ZVEI publishes guidelines for charging infrastructure in the housing industry

ZVEI publishes guidelines for charging infrastructure in the housing industry

Together with partners from the housing industry, the electrical trade in the automotive industry, the ZVEI has developed a guide for charging points in residential complexes and the administration. The guide is intended to support both planning and implementation, but also to help investors.

Porsche Taycan tested as a mains buffer

Porsche Taycan tested as a mains buffer

Porsche, the transmission system operator TransnetBW and the consulting firm Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S) have connected five Porsche Taycans to the power grid as buffers - under laboratory conditions, but also in a domestic environment.

Charging update for Mazda MX-30

Charging update for Mazda MX-30

Mazda has announced a few updates for the 2022 model year of the MX-30 e-crossover, including some new trim levels and both AC and DC charging changes.

Mercedes GLC: Plug-in hybrids with 100-kilometre e-range

Mercedes GLC: Plug-in hybrids with 100-kilometre e-range

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new generation of its GLC SUV model, using only electrified powertrains, which means at least a 48-volt mild hybrid, plus three plug-in hybrids, each with a battery range of more than 100 kilometres.

eTaxi Austria opens pilot location for charging tests

eTaxi Austria opens pilot location for charging tests

The eTaxi Austria project for testing automated conductive charging technology for e-taxis directly at taxi ranks is becoming concrete: Before pilot operation starts, a project location has now been realised at the Wien Energie site at the Simmering power plant in order to implement various application scenarios in practice.