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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions and Schleswig-Holstein-based energy and charging specialist GP Joule Connect have agreed to form a joint venture to increasingly offer turnkey charging solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - primarily for commercial fleet operators.

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.

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.

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.

NewMotion becomes Shell Recharge Solutions

NewMotion becomes Shell Recharge Solutions

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

Hubject launches test environment for Plug&Charge

Hubject launches test environment for Plug&Charge

Hubject has announced the launch of the Open Plug&Charge Testing System, which allows market participants to access a neutral testing environment to discover more features of Plug&Charge without any commercial obligation.

Cupra offers Born customers special charging rates

Cupra offers Born customers special charging rates

Cupra has unveiled the Cupra Easy Charging app, which is analogous to the familiar charging services offered by VW brands, Cupra offers special conditions for public charging, especially to first Born customers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plugsurfing becomes Xpeng's Norwegian charging partner

Plugsurfing becomes Xpeng's Norwegian charging partner

Plugsurfing has signed another collaboration with a Chinese electric car manufacturer, with Xpeng drivers in Norway receiving Plugsurfing's charging solution and a co-branded charging key that gives them access to 300,000 public charging points across Europe via the Plugsurfing network.