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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.

Hubject integrates 48 new HPC locations in Scandinavia

Hubject integrates 48 new HPC locations in Scandinavia

Hubject has entered into a cooperation with Ultra-Fast Charging Venture Scandinavia. The 48 fast charging parks of the joint venture between E.On and Clever in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will be connected to Hubject's e-roaming platform intercharge.

EnBW installs HPC at 50 dm drugstore branches

EnBW installs HPC at 50 dm drugstore branches

The drugstore chain dm has commissioned EnBW to set up charging infrastructure at an initial 50 stores. Specifically, the locations are to be equipped with high-power chargers over the course of the coming year. More stores are to follow - the feasibility of up to 1,000 locations is currently being investigated.

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

Off-grid charging solution from ABB and AFC Energy

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation HPC for sites with limited grid access, with a solution to be offered initially in Europe and the US from the second half of 2021.

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral has put its first HPC chargers into operation under an existing filling station roof in Wuppertal. The two 300 kW columns, each with two charging points, are located at Nevigeser Straße 31. Aral will be opening further HPC infrastructure at filling stations in Germany in the coming weeks.

96 Siemens charging points for Hamburger Hochbahn depot

96 Siemens charging points for Hamburger Hochbahn depot

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received a major order from Hamburger Hochbahn to equip two of the six carports at the Alsterdorf bus depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium- and low-voltage technology. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2021.

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

Following a number of charging infrastructure initiatives in other European countries, McDonald's is now announcing the roll-out of charging facilities on a large scale in Germany, with all 1,054 McDonald's German stores that have a McDrive to be equipped with fast charging points by 2025.

Plug&Charge: What is still missing for the breakthrough

Plug&Charge: What is still missing for the breakthrough

In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable. To achieve this, many steps have been necessary behind the scenes in recent years - groundwork from which everyone should now benefit. But one thing is still missing for the technology to be used on a broad scale: a large number of Plug&Charge-capable cars.

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).

VW ID.3 with more DC charging power and range in the future?

VW ID.3 with more DC charging power and range in the future?

The VW ID.3 will get some upgrades next year, according to a British media report. Charging power will be increased to 130 kW towards the middle of 2021 and to 170 kW by the end of 2021. There are also plans for a modest range increase by the end of next year.

Switzerland: GOFAST establishes HPC sites at McDonald's

Switzerland: GOFAST establishes HPC sites at McDonald's

Swiss fast-charging provider Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) is launching a project with McDonald's Switzerland to build charging infrastructure, equipping numerous drive-in restaurants to create nearly 90 new fast-charging locations by the end of 2022.

Fastned opens first HPC Park in Switzerland

Fastned opens first HPC Park in Switzerland

Fastned opens its first fast-charging site in Switzerland and is now present in five countries with its European HPC network. The new charging park is located at the Suhr rest area near Zurich on the A1 and offers a charging capacity of 300 kW for up to four e-cars simultaneously.

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.

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla has been open to opening up its Supercharger network to other manufacturers in recent years if they share the cost, and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter for the first time that the Superchargers are already being made available to other e-vehicles.

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.

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy will install its storage-based fast-charging solution MerlinOne at up to 40 ESSO filling stations in city centres in southern Germany next year. An agreement to this effect has now been signed by Jolt Energy Group and EG Group.

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla has expanded its Supercharger site at Westerwaldpark near Oberhonnefeld with the addition of 20 latest-generation V3 charging stations, making the charging park the largest in central Europe with 20 V3 and 20 V2 Superchargers each.

Fast-charging law: The BMVI's delicate balancing act

Fast-charging law: The BMVI's delicate balancing act

With 1,000 DC charging parks, the federal government wants to finally make the electric car suitable for the masses and remove the last doubts about charging availability and range anxiety. In the meantime, the associated draft of the so-called fast charging law is being discussed in Berlin. This is intended to define the legal framework for the tenders - but questions remain unanswered.

South Tyrol builds 33 more fast chargers

South Tyrol builds 33 more fast chargers

According to the regional government, 33 fast charging stations are to be built in South Tyrol in the next one and a half years. At present, South Tyrol has more than 100 public charging stations, 20 of which are fast chargers.

Allego will also install Alpitronic and Tritium in future

Allego will also install Alpitronic and Tritium in future

Allego has announced that in future it will also be using fast-charging columns from Tritium and Alpitronic. So far, the Dutch operator has mainly relied on DC columns from the Portuguese manufacturer Efacec.

First HPC stations of the E-VIA FLEX-E project online

First HPC stations of the E-VIA FLEX-E project online

In Italy, the first fast-charging stations have now been connected to the grid at three IP-branded filling stations as part of the European E-VIA FLEX-E project. Four more locations in Italy are to follow later in 2021.

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opened its 700th Supercharger location in China a few days ago, which speaks to a rapid expansion of the network in the Middle Kingdom, as the 500th Supercharger charging park went online just under two months ago. Within 40 days, Tesla is said to have expanded the Supercharger network by 30 percent.

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%).

Is Ionity getting outside investors soon?

Is Ionity getting outside investors soon?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are said to be discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity, according to a media report. Financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

Mannheim: MVV to build HPC Park near main station

Mannheim: MVV to build HPC Park near main station

Mannheim-based energy company MVV Energie is building the first fast-charging park within the city in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station. MVV has now put the first of a total of five HPC columns into operation in the P4 car park at the corner of Keplerstraße and Galileistraße.

Siemens presents HPC column with up to 300 kW

Siemens presents HPC column with up to 300 kW

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has unveiled its new Sicharge D fast charging station. The station is optimized for public charging and is designed to ensure low operating costs with high power throughput thanks to its high efficiency.

Paris public transport operator orders 274 e-bus chargers from Ekoenergetyka

Paris public transport operator orders 274 e-bus chargers from Ekoenergetyka

Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has won another major contract, with Paris-based public transport operator RATP commissioning Ekoenergetyka-Polska to supply electric bus chargers with a total capacity of around 24.5 megawatts.

Tesla grows stronger than ever in crisis year 2020

Tesla grows stronger than ever in crisis year 2020

Tesla once again raked in a presentable $270 million in earnings in the past quarter, posting the first annual profit in its history for 2020. Tesla also announced it will launch ground-up overhauled variants of the Model X and Model S this quarter.

Siemens expands network connection to Aral service stations

Siemens expands network connection to Aral service stations

Aral intends to complete the announced installation of more than 100 HPC charging points at 30 German service stations before the end of the first quarter of 2021 and has commissioned Siemens Smart Infrastructure to expand the network connection at the service stations. Aral is also already planning the expansion of its HPC network.

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

The draft bill for the fast charging law has been keeping the charging industry on its toes for weeks. In the meantime, the publicly voiced criticism of charging point operators is getting louder. They fear not only consequences for their existing charging stations, but also further expansion outside the "federal charging parks". But not all companies share the criticism.

South Korea plans 3,000 new fast chargers in 2021

South Korea plans 3,000 new fast chargers in 2021

South Korea plans to install 3,000 new fast-charging stations for e-cars by the end of this year. So far, there are 9,805 fast-charging stations in the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Finance. High-power chargers will also be promoted this year.

ChargInGermany consortium wants "federal charging parks

ChargInGermany consortium wants "federal charging parks

Against the backdrop of the federal government's ongoing plans to establish a heavily subsidized fast-charging network, an initiative of German SMEs has come together under the name ChargInGermany. The consortium intends to apply for one or more area lots in the upcoming tenders.

EnBW expands Sindelfinger Wald service area into HPC charging park

EnBW expands Sindelfinger Wald service area into HPC charging park

EnBW has opened a fast-charging park at the Sindelfinger Wald Süd service area on the A8 near Stuttgart, the first to be opened as part of the "Fast Lane-BW" funding project. The energy supplier has added four more charging points to the existing two, bringing the total number of charging points available to twelve.

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.

Two more Ionity charging parks on the grid in Wolfsburg

Two more Ionity charging parks on the grid in Wolfsburg

SPIE has constructed and commissioned two new fast-charging sites in Wolfsburg on behalf of Ionity. The site at Forum AutoVision is the second fast-charging park and the recently implemented fast-charging park at Detmeroder Markt is the third of its kind in Wolfsburg.

Allego opens first fast charging site in France

Allego opens first fast charging site in France

Dutch charging point operator Allego has opened its first fast charging site in France, but some existing charging parks are currently experiencing problems - following an incident, eleven charging parks in Germany and the Netherlands have been taken offline.

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.

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.

Jolt Energy expands into the USA

Jolt Energy expands into the USA

Munich and Dublin-based charging infrastructure company Jolt Energy is expanding into the U.S. and to that end has now announced a partnership with former New York Governor George E. Pataki and his Pataki Cahill Group, where Jolt plans to establish fast charging in downtown areas.

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

Some 97,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold in China in February, up 675 percent from the same month last year but down 37.9 percent from January 2021, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), but some manufacturers were also up in February.

Shell and Alfen test battery-based HPC solution

Shell and Alfen test battery-based HPC solution

Shell and Alfen have installed a 350 kWh battery-based charging solution at a filling station in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, as part of a pilot project. The system operates with two 175 kW charging points and is simultaneously integrated into a virtual power plant for "peak shaving".

Porsche: Battery cells only with sustainable production

Porsche: Battery cells only with sustainable production

Porsche wants to become balance sheet CO2 neutral across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer does not want to "not compensate, but avoid".

Hyundai builds its own HPC network "E-Pit" in South Korea

Hyundai builds its own HPC network "E-Pit" in South Korea

The Hyundai Motor Group is setting up its own charging network with HPC stations in its South Korean home country. Hyundai plans to install 120 Plug&Charge-capable HPC columns, each with up to 350 kW charging power, at 20 locations this year under the new E-Pit label.

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.

Porsche and Shell set up HPC loader in Southeast Asia

Porsche and Shell set up HPC loader in Southeast Asia

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell are establishing a cross-border HPC corridor in Southeast Asia, comprising 12 charging points at six Shell service stations strategically located along Malaysia's north-south highway.

ACEA and T&E call for 11,000 truck charging points by 2025

ACEA and T&E call for 11,000 truck charging points by 2025

11,000 charging points for electric trucks in the EU by 2025 and 42,000 such charging points by 2030 - this is what the European manufacturers' association ACEA is now demanding in a letter to the EU Commission, which it has written together with Transport & Environment (T&E).

Geely brand Zeekr presents debut current 001

Geely brand Zeekr presents debut current 001

Geely's recently launched premium electric brand Zeekr has unveiled its first model. The Zeekr 001 is based on Geely's SEA e-platform and is scheduled for delivery in China from October 2021 and in other countries from 2022.

Kia offers EV6 customers two Ionity packages

Kia offers EV6 customers two Ionity packages

Kia will offer buyers of the new EV6 reduced prices at its HPC stations in Europe as one of the shareholders of joint venture Ionity, the brand has now announced, offering two pricing packages.

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.

Robot solution for fast charging of heavy e-vehicles

Robot solution for fast charging of heavy e-vehicles

Robotics specialist Rocsys is partnering with Grivix and VDL Enabling Transport Solutions to develop a robotic charging solution for high-performance charging of heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles, and the consortium plans to begin validation testing later this year.

Ekoen plans 100 fast-charging sites in Poland

Ekoen plans 100 fast-charging sites in Poland

Ekoen has announced the development of 100 fast charging locations in Poland, each of which will include several fast and ultra-fast charging stations, as well as a lounge and café for waiting. The Polish startup wants to explicitly focus on the convenience of e-car drivers when it comes to charging.

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.

Charge4Europe concludes roaming deal with Total

Charge4Europe concludes roaming deal with Total

Charge4Europe, the joint venture between DKV and Innogy, has signed a roaming agreement with the petroleum company Total. The agreement provides DKV customers with access to additional high-capacity charging stations of up to 350 kW operated by Total.

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.

Daimler Truck AG concludes battery partnership with CATL

Daimler Truck AG concludes battery partnership with CATL

CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul starting in 2024. Daimler's commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations for battery and fuel cell truck infrastructure ahead of the planned split of the group.

Audi: Concept for HPC Parks with Lounge and Buffer Storage

Audi: Concept for HPC Parks with Lounge and Buffer Storage

Audi is working on its own fast-charging concept for its electric cars. A pilot is to be created in the second half of the year to test possible series production. The core of the concept is "premium" HPC charging in combination with a lounge offer. The power supply is to run via buffer storage.

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.

Volvo and Polestar offer preferential prices with Ionity

Volvo and Polestar offer preferential prices with Ionity

Plugsurfing's partnerships with Polestar as well as Volvo Cars bring new benefits to owners of both brands' electric models: they will be able to charge at all Ionity public fast-charging stations at a heavily discounted rate of 35 cents per kWh from July 1.

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).

Tesla: Third-party accessible Superchargers in Scandinavia?

Tesla: Third-party accessible Superchargers in Scandinavia?

US electric car maker Tesla is apparently planning to open up some of its Supercharging stations in Norway and Sweden to e-vehicles from other manufacturers by September 2022 at the latest. Speculation about opening up the network to third parties has been around for some time.

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.

Porsche is said to be planning 100 of its own HPC sites in Europe

Porsche is said to be planning 100 of its own HPC sites in Europe

According to a media report, Porsche is aiming to set up around 100 of its own fast-charging locations in Europe by 2025. The concept probably envisages a three-stage system - from a simple charging station to a station with an attached restaurant.

Shell and Renault probably interested in Ionity stake

Shell and Renault probably interested in Ionity stake

Shell and Renault are apparently two of several interested parties looking to take a stake in fast-charging network Ionity, with final bids for a 20 to 25 percent stake in the joint venture worth €400 million to €500 million expected in July.

Gridserve publishes expansion plans for Electric Highway

Gridserve publishes expansion plans for Electric Highway

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.

Aiways to build 100 smart fast charging sites in China

Aiways to build 100 smart fast charging sites in China

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.

Daimler, Traton and Volvo plan truck charging network

Daimler, Traton and Volvo plan truck charging network

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.

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.

Musk announces Supercharger with up to 300 kW

Musk announces Supercharger with up to 300 kW

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.

Tesla to open Supercharger network before the end of 2021

Tesla to open Supercharger network before the end of 2021

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.

HoGaKa Profi GmbH opens urban HPC Park in Ulm

HoGaKa Profi GmbH opens urban HPC Park in Ulm

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.

Details of the planned opening of the Tesla Supercharger

Details of the planned opening of the Tesla Supercharger

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.

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

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

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.

Mer builds HPC at McDonald's stores in Austria

Mer builds HPC at McDonald's stores in Austria

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.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to supply fleet charging system to Västerås

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to supply fleet charging system to Västerås

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.

Electrify America and NFI plan HPC project for e-trucks in California

Electrify America and NFI plan HPC project for e-trucks in California

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.

Aral plans to introduce Plug&Charge by the end of the year

Aral plans to introduce Plug&Charge by the end of the year

Aral aims to implement the Plug&Charge functionality at the Aral Pulse HPC pumps by the end of the year. In the past few days, Aral has successfully tested the technology together with car manufacturers and its own partners Alpitronic, has-to-be and Hubject at the charging station in Murr near Stuttgart.

Mahle announces chargeBIG Power fast charging solution

Mahle announces chargeBIG Power fast charging solution

At the IAA Mobility, the supplier Mahle announced that it is expanding its range of intelligent charging solutions for e-cars. The chargeBIG system, which is optimised for AC charging, is to be supplemented by the chargeBIG Power charging management system - and thus support fast charging with outputs of up to 750 kW.

EnBW: Twelve more large HPC parks in 2021 / Commissioning in Wörth

EnBW: Twelve more large HPC parks in 2021 / Commissioning in Wörth

EnBW has announced the commissioning of twelve more large fast charging parks by the end of the year. One of these is now opening on the A3 near Wörth an der Donau, around 20 kilometres east of Regensburg, where 16 charging points with up to 300 kW of power are now available.

Ionity: Plug&Charge available throughout the charging network

Ionity: Plug&Charge available throughout the charging network

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.

Tesla aims to triple Supercharger network by 2023

Tesla aims to triple Supercharger network by 2023

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.

ADS-TEC Energy und Polar Structure planen Joint Venture

ADS-TEC Energy und Polar Structure planen Joint Venture

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.

France: Total to build DC chargers at highway service stations

France: Total to build DC chargers at highway service stations

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.

Tesla opens ten Supercharger locations to third-party brands

Tesla opens ten Supercharger locations to third-party brands

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.

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.

Repsol expands its charging network in Spain and Portugal

Repsol expands its charging network in Spain and Portugal

Spanish oil company Repsol has announced a €42.5 million investment in the installation of 610 fast-charging points at its petrol stations in Spain and Portugal, with the Spanish credit institution ICO set to subsidise the roll-out with €40.7 million.

E.ON puts covered HPC on the A9 into operation

E.ON puts covered HPC on the A9 into operation

Tank & Rast and the energy supplier E.ON have put new HPC pillars into operation at the Frankenwald Ost service area (A9) - and provided them with a roof. At the heart of the facility on the A9 not far from Hof are four E.ON pillars, each equipped with an output of up to 350 kilowatts.

Porsche plans 10-15 charging parks in Germany

Porsche plans 10-15 charging parks in Germany

Porsche apparently wants to set up ten to 15 of the 100 planned locations in Germany as part of its own planned fast-charging network, with a focus on the Alpine region, according to a media report.

Electrify America opens largest HPC park to date

Electrify America opens largest HPC park to date

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has opened one of its largest fast-charging parks to date, located in Santa Clara, California, and featuring 14 HPC posts with outputs ranging from 150 to 350 kW under solar canopies.

Heliox: From coarse to fine adjustment of the megawatt charge

Heliox: From coarse to fine adjustment of the megawatt charge

How will e-trucks charge on long-distance routes in the future? This is a central question that the HoLa project for high-performance truck charging along the A2 between Berlin and Dortmund aims to answer. As a project partner, Heliox is responsible for the charging infrastructure at two locations. We spoke to Christoph Liehr, Senior Business Development Manager DACH at Heliox, about the challenges of truck charging [...]

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.

EnBW introduces AutoCharge function

EnBW introduces AutoCharge function

EnBW now offers the AutoCharge function in its HyperNetz, which eliminates the need to start the charging process via app or charging card. However, the function, which has already been offered by Fastned for some time, should not be confused with Plug&Charge.

Ionity receives investment of 700 million euros

Ionity receives investment of 700 million euros

Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.

OMV Petrom: charging network at filling stations in Southeast Europe

OMV Petrom: charging network at filling stations in Southeast Europe

Bucharest-based energy company OMV Petrom is expanding its charging network in Southeastern Europe. The oil company plans to install a total of around 100 fast and ultra-fast charging stations at its service stations in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia by the end of 2022.

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla has raised prices at its German Superchargers from 40 cents to 45 cents per kilowatt hour, and prices for using Tesla's fast-charging stations have also risen in other countries.

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 offers iX and i4 customers free fast charging - in the USA

BMW offers iX and i4 customers free fast charging - in the USA

BMW is offering buyers of its iX and i4 electric models in the U.S. two years of free fast charging at Electrify America's more than 3,000 public charging stations - up to 30 minutes per charge.

First Porsche Charging Hub opened in Spain

First Porsche Charging Hub opened in Spain

As part of its cooperation with Porsche, the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola has commissioned what it claims is currently the largest HPC charging park for electric cars in southern Europe. 34 further HPC systems are planned.

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.

Porsche confirms e-sports car as 718 successor

Porsche confirms e-sports car as 718 successor

Porsche has now officially confirmed that it will offer its mid-engine 718 sports car exclusively in all-electric form by the middle of the decade, and the sports car brand will also invest in its own HPC infrastructure.

Audi plans second Charging Hub in Zurich

Audi plans second Charging Hub in Zurich

After three months of trial operation of the first Charging Hub, which opened in Nuremberg in December 2021, Audi has decided to continue and further expand the model project with its own charging stations.

Hyundai plans HPC partnership in South Korea

Hyundai plans HPC partnership in South Korea

Hyundai Motor Group has partnered with retail giant Lotte Group and investor KB Financial Group to build high-power charging infrastructure for electric cars in South Korea, with plans for up to 5,000 new charging points.

Tesla opens more Superchargers for third-party brands in Norway

Tesla opens more Superchargers for third-party brands in Norway

Tesla has opened more Superchargers in Norway to third-party brands, meaning almost the entire route to the North Cape is now open to e-cars from other manufacturers, according to one observer.

ABB and Eviny commission first Terra 360 in Norway

ABB and Eviny commission first Terra 360 in Norway

ABB has made the first installations in Norway of its Terra 360 charging station with up to 360 kW of power, which was unveiled last year. Together with Eviny, the Terra 360 was commissioned at the Oasen shopping center in Bergen and at the Geilo ski resort in Norway. The pilot installations are to be followed by a wider rollout in Norway and Sweden.

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

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.

E.On to build 2,000 Alpitronic HPCs by the end of 2024

E.On to build 2,000 Alpitronic HPCs by the end of 2024

Energy company E.On has announced a pan-European investment to build 2,000 new HPC charging stations by the end of 2024, joining forces with charging station manufacturer Alpitronic.