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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.

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.

Alliance ChargeUp Europe becomes an industry association

Alliance ChargeUp Europe becomes an industry association

Charging infrastructure lobbying organisation ChargeUp Europe is looking to move from an informal alliance to an industry association next year, with the organisation appointing Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director Europe of ChargePoint, as President for the first full financial year.

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.

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.

Charging station blockers of a different kind

Charging station blockers of a different kind

More than 1,000 publicly accessible charging points for electric cars are now available in Hamburg. However, as a video from Extra 3 shows, e-car drivers have recently had a problem charging at a charging point on the Außenalster.

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.

Spain: eMobility package from Iberdrola and BNP Paribas

Spain: eMobility package from Iberdrola and BNP Paribas

Utility Iberdrola and bank BNP Paribas have put together an eMobility entry package for Spanish individuals and businesses, and also plan to launch financing solutions for Iberdrola customers in other European countries such as Portugal, Italy and France.

EVBox signs distribution deal with The Mobility House

EVBox signs distribution deal with The Mobility House

The products of Dutch charging specialist EVBox are now available from charging solution provider The Mobility House: car dealers, end customers, electricians and municipal utilities can now also purchase EVBox charging infrastructure from The Mobility House.

GP Joule equips commercial property with 45 charging points

GP Joule equips commercial property with 45 charging points

GP Joule Connect, together with real estate developer Office Center Oberhaching, has equipped an underground parking garage in Munich with 45 charging points. It is part of a newly built commercial property called "M8 - Mühldorfstrasse 8", where three companies are located.

ABB gives details of new eMobility development centre in Delft

ABB gives details of new eMobility development centre in Delft

Swiss-Swedish conglomerate ABB has for the first time given details of its announced research and development center for electromobility, where 120 employees will develop new next-generation solutions for charging infrastructure.

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.

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.

Xcharge erects C6EU fast charger dozens of times in Corsica

Xcharge erects C6EU fast charger dozens of times in Corsica

Charging infrastructure specialist Xcharge has installed 50 charging points at the island's four airports and charging infrastructure at high-traffic locations along the most popular tourist routes for rental car company Hertz in Corsica, with all DC units delivering 120 or 150 kW.

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.

Fastned builds loading parks at Rewe / Kick-off in Gießen

Fastned builds loading parks at Rewe / Kick-off in Gießen

Fastned has opened its first fast-charging location at a Rewe supermarket in Gießen, Germany. Fastned plans to follow up with a number of other charging parks at Rewe stores over the next twelve months. The parking spaces are accessible around the clock and are equipped with eight charging stations, each with a 50 kW charging pole.

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.

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.

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).

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity to provide so-called ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid system on the site of FCA's Mirafiori headquarters.

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.

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.

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

The VW ID.4 is scheduled to go on sale in Germany and several European countries in the first week of January. Meanwhile, the VW e-Golf is history: The last example of the electric car rolled off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden on December 23.

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.

Green power suppliers found cooperative Ladegrün!

Green power suppliers found cooperative Ladegrün!

The cooperative "Ladegrün!" announces a new player in the charging infrastructure market. The cooperative is founded as a joint venture by the eco-energy providers Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), Greenpeace Energy, Inselwerke and Naturstrom as well as GLS Bank.

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.

Bogotá receives 120 of the 470 ordered e-buses from BYD

Bogotá receives 120 of the 470 ordered e-buses from BYD

BYD has delivered the first 120 of a total of 470 electric buses to Colombia, which will operate on nine bus routes in the capital Bogotá, with the remaining 350 BYD e-buses to be deployed on 30 more routes starting in the first quarter of 2021.

Alfen integrates Giro-e function into its chargers

Alfen integrates Giro-e function into its chargers

Alfen has integrated the direct payment solution Giro-e into its charging systems. The Berlin-based charging service provider Parkstrom, which played a key role in implementing Giro-e, developed by GLS Bank, in Germany, is supporting Alfen as a sales partner on the German market.

Platform e-clearing.net grows to 100,000 charging points

Platform e-clearing.net grows to 100,000 charging points

Roaming partners now have access to over 100,000 charging points via the European platform e-clearing.net. In addition to technical updates, the initiators are now also announcing a new contract model that will enable roaming connections to be established via the platform with standardised terms and conditions.

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.

Switzerland: NeoVac becomes a player in the market for charging solutions

Switzerland: NeoVac becomes a player in the market for charging solutions

The Swiss NeoVac Group, a specialist in building and environmental technology, among other things, has expanded its range to include a scalable charging infrastructure solution called "NeoVac E-Mobility" specifically for apartment buildings and areas in the semi-public sector.

Export plans: WM Motor relies on Enel X as partner

Export plans: WM Motor relies on Enel X as partner

Enel X has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese electric car maker WM Motor to launch collaborations in several eMobility fields. The target markets that the duo will jointly target are Europe, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Wenea plans 470 fast chargers in Spain

Wenea plans 470 fast chargers in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has lent EUR 50 million to charging infrastructure provider Wenea, which plans to build more than 470 fast chargers for electric cars nationwide in Spain by the end of 2022.

Elke Temme joins VW Group Components

Elke Temme joins VW Group Components

Volkswagen Group Components has created a new "Charging & Energy" business unit as of January 1, 2021. The unit will be headed by Elke Temme, formerly Managing Director of Innogy eMobility Solutions.

"Creative" charging station blocker

"Creative" charging station blocker

Charging spots for electric cars blocked by combustion vehicles are unfortunately not uncommon, but in this case the charging station blocker apparently thought he was being particularly funny: he parked his pickup truck, which reads "I Identify as a Prius", at a Tesla Supercharger and "plugged" the charging cable into the exhaust pipe. twitter.com

Günter Fuhrmann becomes CEO of eeMobility

Günter Fuhrmann becomes CEO of eeMobility

The provider of B2B charging solutions is restructuring its management team in the course of its expansion: The two founders Robin Geisler and Klaus Huber are leaving the management team, COO Günter Fuhrmann is taking over. With the departure of the founders, majority owner Statkraft is also taking over their remaining shares in the company.

Analysis of savings potentials of V2G technology

Analysis of savings potentials of V2G technology

In a joint white paper, Nissan, E.On Drive and London's Imperial College have analysed the CO2 savings potential and economic benefits of vehicle-to-grid charging technology - and backed them up with concrete figures.

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.

France: Chargemap and Freshmile move closer together

France: Chargemap and Freshmile move closer together

In France, charging network operator Freshmile and charging specialist Chargemap have further developed their cooperation. Previously, access to Freshmile charging stations was via roaming using the Chargemap badge. Now, the Chargemap and Freshmile services are directly connected via the open protocol OCPI.

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.

Volkswagen tests charging solutions in new development area in Wolfsburg

Volkswagen tests charging solutions in new development area in Wolfsburg

In Wolfsburg's new Steimker Gärten district, Volkswagen Immobilien has put seven of a total of twelve charging boxes with a capacity of 22 kW into operation on a test basis in the underground car parks of the new Lindenhöfe and Promenaden Carré development projects. The new district serves the Group as a real-life laboratory for e-mobility.

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.

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.

Stadtwerke implements "e-storage" charging solution in Halle

Stadtwerke implements "e-storage" charging solution in Halle

As part of the "eStorage" project, Stadtwerke Halle will expand a charging park of the city administration on the basis of an innovative electric storage unit. The city of Halle had put the project out to tender. Now the local municipal utilities announce that they have been awarded the contract.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IAV offers mobile test bench for high-voltage components

IAV offers mobile test bench for high-voltage components

Berlin-based engineering specialist IAV has developed a mobile high-voltage test bench which it now offers either as a product or as a service. Several German vehicle manufacturers are already using the system, called IAV Auros, in their projects and test facilities, the company reports.

Stadtwerke München orders depot management from PSI Transcom

Stadtwerke München orders depot management from PSI Transcom

Stadtwerke München (SWM) has commissioned PSI Transcom to supply the depot management system PSIebus for electric buses. The software will be used to manage and control the electric bus dispatching at the Moosach and Ost depots.

Wirelane announces new additions to senior management team

Wirelane announces new additions to senior management team

The eMobility company Wirelane, based in Munich and Berlin, is strengthening its management team: Bernhard Seidl will become the new Chief Financial Officer, Chris Blättermann will take on the position of Vice President Software Products and Sebastian Bott will become Vice President Customer Service & Maintenance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bender, Ebee and Silver Atena launch affordable DC chargers

Bender, Ebee and Silver Atena launch affordable DC chargers

Bender, Ebee Smart Technologies and Silver Atena have announced a family of DC charging stations under the name iONiX. With a charging capacity of 25 or 50 kW, the low-cost columns are intended to serve as an alternative to AC chargers.

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.

eCharge: Project for inductive charging while driving

eCharge: Project for inductive charging while driving

In the "eCharge" project, scientists from TU Braunschweig, together with experts from Volkswagen, Eurovia Teerbau and Omexom GA Süd, want to develop a system for inductively charging e-vehicles while driving. At the heart of the solution are induction modules integrated into the asphalt pavement.

INPUT: BaWü promotes smart chargers in car parks

INPUT: BaWü promotes smart chargers in car parks

This year, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment is funding additional chargers in multi-storey and underground car parks with state grants of more than 3.5 million euros. The grants are going to a total of eleven projects as part of the INPUT funding programme.

Switzerland: Ecocoach presents load management solution

Switzerland: Ecocoach presents load management solution

Swiss technology company Ecocoach is launching a vendor-neutral load management system for charging infrastructure on residential and commercial buildings. The product, called ecoChargingCoach, is based on Ecocoach's building energy management system.

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.

Compleo poaches sales expert Vrieling from Mennekes

Compleo poaches sales expert Vrieling from Mennekes

Compleo Charging Solutions AG has appointed Alfred Vrieling as Vice President Sales Europe. With the sales expert, who is moving from Mennekes to Dortmund, Compleo intends to build up a sales network in other EU countries.

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.

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla has officially launched its charging infrastructure production facility in Shanghai, where the Supercharger V3 for China will be built. In addition, media reports are circulating that Tesla could buy into BYD - but the latter denies this.

Zwickau awards contract for 108 charging points

Zwickau awards contract for 108 charging points

The city of Zwickau has commissioned the regional energy service provider enviaM to install and operate 108 charging points. The installation is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021 and be completed in the summer of 2022.

Ekoenergetyka builds 17 depot loaders in Aachen

Ekoenergetyka builds 17 depot loaders in Aachen

The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses with a capacity of 75 kW each for Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG), with a further ten of these charging stations to follow in mid-2021.

Everon: real-time tool for charging infrastructure control

Everon: real-time tool for charging infrastructure control

EVBox Group's Dutch charging management platform Everon is launching a dashboard solution called Business Portal, specifically designed to provide fleet and site managers with visibility and control over the performance of their charging infrastructure.

Lower Saxony wants to enable charging stations in state parking lots

Lower Saxony wants to enable charging stations in state parking lots

The state government of Lower Saxony wants to make its own parking areas available for the installation of publicly accessible charging points. A decree that has now been published standardizes and simplifies the procedure for doing so. But there is a potential catch.

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 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.

Nissan and Repsol plan fast charging network in Spain

Nissan and Repsol plan fast charging network in Spain

Nissan and the oil company Repsol are cooperating in Spain. 15 fast-charging points are to be installed at Repsol filling stations as a first step, and this fast-charging network will later be extended to the whole of Spain. Owners of a Nissan electric car will benefit from discounts as part of the cooperation.

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.

Nimble Energy: Startup offers on-demand charging service

Nimble Energy: Startup offers on-demand charging service

Czech startup Nimble Energy has unveiled a mobile charging service for electric cars. The company, which specializes in mobile storage and charging stations, is launching an on-demand delivery service for charging electricity.

Statkraft becomes majority shareholder of Bee Charging Solutions

Statkraft becomes majority shareholder of Bee Charging Solutions

Statkraft makes another acquisition in the charging infrastructure sector: the Norwegian state-owned energy company announces the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Swedish provider Bee Charging Solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

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.

KIT Researches Charging Solution with Locally Generated Energy

KIT Researches Charging Solution with Locally Generated Energy

In the SKALE project, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with Bosch and the company Power Innovation Stromversorgungstechnik, is developing a scalable charging system with an integrated photovoltaic system, stationary energy storage and medium-voltage grid connection for semi-public to private areas.

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.

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.

Prague wants to build 750 charging stations

Prague wants to build 750 charging stations

The city of Prague has approved a plan to initially build more than 750 charging stations for electric cars. These are to be placed at strategically favorable locations in the Czech capital within the next four years. Further expansion has also been outlined.

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".

Siemens and DCS launch fleet charging service

Siemens and DCS launch fleet charging service

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Digital Charging Solutions have developed a joint charging service for corporate customers. The "Enterprise Charging Network" will give customers access to more than 190,000 public charging points in 21 European countries at present - but the service also goes beyond public charging.

Volvo Group invests in charging startup Driivz

Volvo Group invests in charging startup Driivz

Volvo Group has invested in Israeli startup Driivz, a software specialist for charging solutions that has developed a platform for comprehensive management of large charging systems for electric vehicles.

Daimler starts battery assembly for the EQS

Daimler starts battery assembly for the EQS

Shortly before the world premiere on April 15, 2021, Daimler has started battery production for its flagship e-vehicle Mercedes EQS. As part of the Untertürkheim site, the Hedelfingen plant section is responsible for producing battery systems for the EQS, followed by systems for the upcoming EQE model.

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.

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.

Wirelane: Shop payable with credit, debit and giro card

Wirelane: Shop payable with credit, debit and giro card

Wirelane is equipping the latest generation of its "Light & Charge" charging station series with the cVEND box+ payment system from Feig Electronic. Users can pay at a charging station equipped with it using an NFC-enabled credit or debit card and also via Girocard.

BP joins Digital Charging Solutions

BP joins Digital Charging Solutions

Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a 33.3 percent stake. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions in the future through its partnership with the mineral oil group.

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.

Ekoenergetyka creates chargers for e-vehicles

Ekoenergetyka creates chargers for e-vehicles

Ekoenergetyka is working on a new series of charging stations for e-commercial vehicles, offering outputs of between 750 kW and 1.5 MW. 22 of these new "Ultrachargers" from the Polish charging infrastructure specialist are to be introduced initially at test locations in Germany and Poland by the end of 2023.

Wordline announces new eMobility payment solution

Wordline announces new eMobility payment solution

Payment service provider Worldline has announced the launch of a new payment solution at charging stations. According to the provider, WL Easy EV is suitable for both large infrastructures and smaller providers. Payments can be made at four different card readers via touch screen or push button.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India: Ola plans exclusive charging network for its e-scooters

India: Ola plans exclusive charging network for its e-scooters

Ola Electric, the eMobility offshoot of Indian ride-hailing giant Ola, has announced the launch of an exclusive network of more than 100,000 charging points for its upcoming electric two-wheelers, to be deployed in over 400 cities in India within five years.

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.

Juice Technology establishes subsidiary in China

Juice Technology establishes subsidiary in China

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology has founded a subsidiary in Hangzhou, China, from where Zhejiang Juice Technology Co, Ltd. is to drive its business in Asia.

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.

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.

E-car sharing with bidirectional charging in Utrecht

E-car sharing with bidirectional charging in Utrecht

Hyundai and We Drive Solar, together with other partners, are planning to test electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging on a large scale in Utrecht, the Netherlands, starting this summer. The new Ioniq 5 will also be used.

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.

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.

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Juice Technology expands into the USA

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology is expanding into the US by founding a subsidiary, Juice Americas Inc. based in Delaware, to serve the North American market.

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.

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Mobilize, Renault's new mobility brand announced in January, presents its projects for the next few years, including Duo, Bento and Hippo, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for transporting people and goods.

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.

Fastned builds five charging locations in West Flanders

Fastned builds five charging locations in West Flanders

Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Fastned has been selected by the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) in Belgium to implement five large fast charging stations in business parks - mainly on main roads in West Flanders.

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.

eeMobility and E-Wald become part of the Mer Group

eeMobility and E-Wald become part of the Mer Group

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.

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.

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).

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.

LeasePlan offers charging solutions via NewMotion cooperation

LeasePlan offers charging solutions via NewMotion cooperation

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.

Tesvolt joins inductive charging specialist

Tesvolt joins inductive charging specialist

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.

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.

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.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

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.

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.

Total buys Bolloré's e-car charging network in Singapore

Total buys Bolloré's e-car charging network in Singapore

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.

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.

Siemens and Continental manufacture pantographs for trucks

Siemens and Continental manufacture pantographs for trucks

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.

Australia promotes construction of 403 fast chargers

Australia promotes construction of 403 fast chargers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bender and Silver Atena show DC chargers of their brand iONiX

Bender and Silver Atena show DC chargers of their brand iONiX

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.

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".

E.On energy solutions for Mercedes EQ customers

E.On energy solutions for Mercedes EQ customers

Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and E.On have agreed on a cooperation in the course of which E.On will advise customers of the Mercedes electric brand EQ on solar systems, electricity storage and green electricity tariffs - and then install tailor-made solutions.

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.

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.

Driivz and Hubject initiate Plug&Charge partnership

Driivz and Hubject initiate Plug&Charge partnership

Driivz and Hubject are collaborating to drive the adoption of Plug&Charge, with the impetus coming from Mer Group, which is moving to Driivz's operating system to manage its charging infrastructure in Europe and is set to be the first to benefit from this collaboration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bosch leads development of European supply chain for SiC semiconductors

Bosch leads development of European supply chain for SiC semiconductors

A new project called "Transform" is dedicated to building a resilient European supply chain for silicon carbide semiconductor technology. 34 companies, universities, and research institutes from seven European countries are working together on the project under the leadership of Bosch.

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 [...]

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.

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.

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Chinese electric car maker Nio and petroleum company Shell have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on charging and battery swap facilities in China and Europe.

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

USA: AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House

US-based AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, has appointed The Mobility House as its technology partner. Using the Munich-based company's charging and energy management system, AlphaStruxure aims to integrate electric bus, truck and car fleets into site and distribution networks.

Nissan to build charging points at over 600 dealers in Europe

Nissan to build charging points at over 600 dealers in Europe

Japanese carmaker Nissan will significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealerships in 16 countries for this purpose, but Nissan sales companies in Germany and the UK are going their own ways.

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.

VW introduces charging update in production

VW introduces charging update in production

Soon, all VW ID. electric models will roll off the production line with a new software version that offers advantages when charging. Most updates will be applied "over the air" to vehicles that have already been delivered via software update.

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 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.

Easelink closes multi-million financing - with EnBW participation

Easelink closes multi-million financing - with EnBW participation

Easelink, the Austrian developer of the Matrix Charging automated conductive charging solution, has raised €8.3 million in its Series A funding round, led by SET Ventures, but from an eMobility perspective, the investments from EnBW and Wien Energie stand out.

Spain: Volvo and Iberdrola to build charging stations at car dealerships

Spain: Volvo and Iberdrola to build charging stations at car dealerships

Volvo Cars has partnered with energy provider Iberdrola in Spain to set up a network of public charging points at its dealerships in the country, the first of which has been commissioned in Lérida in Catalonia.

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.

Polestar cooperates with Smatrics and Fresh Mobility

Polestar cooperates with Smatrics and Fresh Mobility

Electric car brand Polestar has entered into collaborations with Smatrics and Fresh Mobility in Austria, under which the company is integrating new service offerings into its sales process to provide customers with help with infrastructure and financing.

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.

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.

Technotrans develops cooling solution for battery exchange stations from Nio

Technotrans develops cooling solution for battery exchange stations from Nio

Technology and services group Technotrans is supporting Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio with its battery swap stations for Europe. The Münsterland-based company has installed a prototype cooling solution in a Nio station in Oslo.

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.

Hyundai plans V2G features for electric cars

Hyundai plans V2G features for electric cars

Hyundai plans to make the on-board charger, which is suitable for bidirectional charging and is installed in the production models of the Ioniq 5, usable for V2G technology as well. In addition, Hyundai will soon introduce a new electric model that will have V2G technology ex works.

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.

Momentum Dynamics shows inductive charging system with two power classes

Momentum Dynamics shows inductive charging system with two power classes

Momentum Dynamics has announced a wireless system that offers the ability to charge at both high (50-75 kW) and low (7-22 kW) power thanks to a "dual-power" mode, which the company sees as nothing less than "a major breakthrough with enormous implications for the EV industry."

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.