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    EV Connect and bp pulse announce software integration for improved fleet charging
    EV Connect, a prominent EV charging business platform, and bp pulse, a key player in charging infrastructure for fleets and public charging, have announced a collaborative partnership. This collaboration intends to integrate Omega, bp pulse's EV charge management software, into the EV Connect platform, offering an efficient cross-fleet charging solution. "This collaboration between EV Connect and bp pulse brings unparalleled expertise in the electric vehicle charging industry, opening doors t...
    TotalEnergies Lubriciants develops standardized electric drive system fluids
    French energy company TotalEnergies Lubriciants has announced that it has developed the first standardized specifications for electric drive system fluids, following the launch of the Quartz EV Fluids range three years ago, according to a press release dated May 22. The Quartz EV Fluids were designed specifically for hybrid and electric vehicles. The company says the new EDS fluid specifications were created using advanced expertise and resources, and they meet strict standards including visc...
    MAHLE launches battery diagnostic solution E-HEALTH Charge in Europe
    MAHLE Aftermarket has announced that it has successfully introduced its battery diagnostic system E-HEALTH Charge to the European market, according to a press release dated May 14. E-HEALTH Charge is said to deliver reliable reports on the state of health and performance of electric vehicles’ high-voltage batteries. With a maximum run time of 15 minutes, this system represents the fastest static battery diagnostic technology on the market, the statement added. The diagnostic system —...
    Delphi outlines its EV brake pads
    Delphi, a provider of automotive parts and solutions, has outlined its electric-vehicle brake pads range that is claimed to offer immediate and reliable braking power that ensures safety and efficiency from the first use, according to a press release dated May 15. Delphi EV brake pads are claimed to be manufactured to exact original equipment tolerances and feature an advanced coating to deliver optimal initial friction performance. The EV brake pads are also said to reduce noise and vibratio...
    Clarios formalizes joint development agreement with sodium-ion battery developer Altris
    Clarios, a US-based supplier of energy storage solutions to original equipment (OE) manufacturers and the aftermarket, and Altris, a Swedish developer and prototype manufacturer of sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries, have announced an exclusive Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for low-voltage mobility applications, according to a press release dated May 13. Under the new JDA, Altris will focus on developing Na-ion cell technology for low-voltage applications, while Clarios will leverage its ...
    Blink Charging's Jenifer Yokley promoted to chief marketing officer
    Blink Charging Co. (Blink) has announced the promotion of Jenifer Yokley to chief marketing officer from the position of senior vice president of Marketing and head of Governmental Affairs, which comes after its recently announced record fourth-quarter earnings and the opening of its new global headquarters, according to a press release on March 25. Of the announcement, Brendan Jones, president and CEO, said, "It’s no coincidence that Jen’s promotion to CMO coincides with a truly exc...
    VinFast founder launches EV charging company V-Green
    Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman of Vingroup Corporation and founder of VinFast, has announced the establishment of an electric vehicle charging station venture named V-Green, according to a press release dated Mar. 18. VinFast vehicles will receive priority access at the EV charging stations. According to the release, V-Green's mission is twofold: investing in the development of a comprehensive charging infrastructure system that prioritizes supporting VinFast vehicles, and propelling Vietnam towar...
    Eaton’s EV chargers meet California’s CTEP requirements for billing transparency
    Power-management company Eaton has announced that its Green Motion electric vehicle chargers available in North America are certified to meet the California Type Evaluation Program (CTEP) requirements for transparent billing practices, according to a press release dated March 6. CTEP is a certification program from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) created to ensure that weighing and measuring devices operate correctly. The comp...
    Vitesco develops high-voltage box to integrate charging, power conversion applications in one unit
    Vitesco Technologies, a leading global supplier of new-age drive technologies and electrification solutions, is developing a series of applications of its high-voltage box, which is a modular system that makes charging, converting and distributing electricity in electric vehicles cheaper by integrating several functions in one unit, the company announced Feb. 28. The cost can be saved depending on the design of the high-voltage box, which includes the vehicle onboard charger for AC charging o...
    Mitsubishi launches proof of concept for EV smart charging in Japan
    Mitsubishi Motors, MC Retail Energy Co. Ltd., Kaluza Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) have announced the launch of a proof of concept (PoC) in electric vehicle smart charging, according to a press release dated Feb. 15. Kaluza is a subsidiary of the UK-based energy service provider OVO Group, in which MC acquired a 20% interest in 2019. This PoC will seek to verify the commercial viability of what would be Japan's first smart-charging service, leveraging EV connected technologies. The data...
    Ionna receives approval from regulatory authorities, begins charging services in North America
    Ionna, the joint venture formed by seven leading carmakers such as BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis to focus on building one of the largest fast charging networks across North America last year, has finally received the necessary approvals from the regulatory authorities to commence operations, the charge point operator announced Feb. 9. It can be recalled that in July 2023, the said seven carmakers came together to set up a countrywide EV charging networ...
    Japan's Mitsubishi Motors launches lease plan for EVs with its finance subsidiary
    Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has announced that it is collaborating with Mitsubishi Motors Finance Co. Ltd. to develop an electric vehicle (EV and PHEV), and chargers and vehicle-to-home (V2H) devices, according to a press release dated Jan. 17. The company has started selling a lease plan in one package from Jan. 19. Through this lease plan, customers will be able to make a one-stop contract from lease application to installation for electric vehicles (EVs and PHEVs), including the minicab EV, a ...
    Nissan launches new Nissan Energy Share service in Japan
    Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has announced that it will launch Nissan Energy Share in Japan on March 1 to further unlock the value of electric vehicles, according to a press release dated Feb. 2. The new service features Nissan’s energy management technology that controls the charging and discharging of EV batteries. Nissan said it has been researching the most efficient ways of managing energy through studies and field tests in locations such as Namie, Fukushima, Japan, and validating i...
    MAN expands logistics centre in Salzgitter, Germany
    MAN Truck & Bus is expanding its global logistics center in Salzgitter, Germany, to accommodate the growing demand for components for electric vehicles, including batteries and battery parts, according to a press release dated Feb. 1. The expansion will increase the center's size by 25% to about 230,000 square meters, with a new building covering 52,650 square meters. The center will have a capacity for up to 40,000 parts and will be completed by the end of 2024, with operations scheduled...
    Yokohama Rubber begins applying E+ mark on tires for trucks and buses
    Japan’s The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. announced that it has begun applying its proprietary E+ mark on its tires for trucks and buses, indicating that the tires have special qualities suitable for electrified vehicles, according to a press release dated Feb. 2. The E+ mark was first applied to Yokohama passenger car tires in the latter half of 2023, and now it will be applied to tires sold for use on buses in Japan and Europe. Yokohama Rubber is applying the E+ mark only to its tires that fea...
    Nima Energy accelerates rollout of EV charging sites in Sweden
    Nima Energy plans to accelerate the rollout of its electric vehicle chargers in Sweden. In a press note on Jan. 22, the company said that it is currently setting up 150 ultrafast-charging points from Stockholm to Skåne, Sweden, including 50 charging points in central Stockholm. In December 2023, the company had opened three new charging sites with a total of 24 charging points in Skillingaryd, Sweden, along the E4; in Håby, Sweden, along the E6; and in Vä, Sweden, along the E22. Th...
    Porsche, Blink Charging partner to install five advanced EV chargers in El Salvador
    Blink Charging, a provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has partnered with Grupo Q, Porsche's official dealer in El Salvador, to install five advanced EV charging stations in select locations throughout the country, according to a press release dated Jan. 10. The chargers, which will be publicly accessible to all EV drivers, are part of Porsche's Destination Charging Program and are strategically placed at high-demand locations such as hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, retail shops and...
    Rental firm Hertz to sell 20,000 EVs due to low demand
    Rental firm Hertz Global Holdings has announced that it will sell approximately 20,000 electric vehicles from its US fleet, or about one-third of the global EV fleet, according to an SEC filing dated Jan. 11. The sale, which was initiated in December 2023 and is expected to take place over the course of 2024, will cover multiple makes and models. The company expects to reinvest a portion of the proceeds from the sale of EVs into the purchase of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to meet c...
    BT Group to convert old street cabinets into EV charging points to add to UK’s charging infrastructure
    London-based telecommunications company BT Group plans to convert old green street cabinets into electric vehicle charging points across the UK, according to a news report published by the BBC on Jan. 7. These metal cabinets were traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling, the report said, adding that many of these street cabinets are coming toward the end of their lifespans. Under a pilot program, the first green street cabinet will be installed as an EV charging point in Sco...
    Sweden-based CTEK launches Chargestorm Connected 3 EV charger
    Swedish battery-management company CTEK has launched the Chargestorm Connected 3 (CC3) charging station, according to a press release dated Nov. 28. The CC3 features an elegant design and sets a new standard in power output. Delivering up to 22 kW, it promises swift and efficient charging for both single- and dual-outlet configurations. This power not only meets current demands but also anticipates the future needs of electric vehicle charging, the company said. The charger incorporates Na...
    Volkswagen aims toward cost optimization, efficiency in EV transition
    German automaker Volkswagen is embarking on cost optimization for a successful transition toward electric mobility, according to a Reuters report on Nov. 28. The company's €10 billion cost-cutting program will include staff reductions, quoting its Brand Chief Thomas Schaefer, who stated that high costs and low productivity are making the company's cars uncompetitive. The company is in negotiations with its works council over the cost-cutting scheme at its VW brand, which is the first step i...
    Meko to provide aftermarket services to HiPhi owners in Northern Europe, starting from the fourth quarter of 2023
    Meko, a leading independent auto aftermarket company in Northern Europe, has agreed to partner with Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer HiPhi, which is set to introduce its brand in Norway, to provide vehicle owners with authorized aftermarket services starting in the fourth quarter of 2023, a press release dated Nov. 22 said. This collaboration aligns with Meko's strategy to serve as a service partner to new EV manufacturers looking to establish themselves in select regions. The partnershi...
    Webasto expands charging station availability, unveils new solutions for EVs
    Webasto Charging Systems, a subsidiary of the Webasto Group, is expanding the availability of its TurboConnect charging station to a broader audience in early 2024, following its initial launch for high-volume customers in March 2023, according to a press release dated Nov. 16. The TurboConnect charger offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet connectivity, and features a 11.5-kW (48-A) power output, adding approximately 44 miles of range per hour. Webasto also introduced two new charging solution...
    Blink Charging UK launches EQ 200 charger in UK and Ireland
    Blink Charging UK has launched its advanced EQ 200 charger in the UK and Ireland, which offers vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability and can be integrated into smart energy management systems, according to a press release dated Nov. 13. The EQ 200 is a scalable and bidirectional charger that can draw energy from an electric vehicle's battery to power other devices or feed electricity back into the grid. The charger features smart connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and 2G a...
    Honda, Yamato Transport conduct feasibility study of kei cars with swappable batteries in Japan
    Honda Motor Co. and Yamato Transport Co. Ltd will begin a feasibility study of delivery light electric vehicles or kei cars with swappable batteries from November, according to a press release dated Oct. 19. The swappable batteries used in the vehicles use electricity derived from renewable energy to contribute to the realization of energy management, the release added. This demonstration will use Honda's light EV "MEV-VAN Concept. Honda aims to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050 through all o...
    Bosch introduces cost-effective hybrid battery repair set in Germany
    Bosch announced that it has introduced a new high-voltage battery repair set for selected hybrid models made by Toyota and Lexus, according to a press release dated October 19. Bosch observed that over the course of time, the performance of high-voltage batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles decreases as their modules wear out or become faulty. Generally, once the traction battery’s storage capacity has become too low, the complete battery system is replaced, which is a costly process. "...
    Blink subsidiary Blue Corner to now operate as Blink Charging in Belgium
    Blink Charging, a global manufacturer and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Corner, is now operating as Blink Charging in Belgium, according to a press release dated October 24. Blink Charging acquired the company in 2021 with an aim to further expand in Europe. As part of Blink Charging's broader strategic international expansion plans, the acquisition brings the company's global experience and EV charging exper...
    XCharge partners with utility company EDP to deploy its EV chargers across Europe
    Electric vehicle charging-equipment maker XCharge has partnered Lisbon-headquartered utility company EDP for the deployment of its net-zero series (NZS) of EV chargers in Europe, XCharge announced October 10. XCharge, which is based in Hamburg, Germany, had launched its NZS EV chargers in 2022. The company’s NZS range of EV chargers are battery-integrated chargers for EVs. The company said that it witnessed initial success of launching its NZS range of EV chargers in Spain, and it n...
    Volvo Cars partners Digital Charging Solutions to offer EV charging services
    Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has partnered with Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) to gain access to the electric vehicle charging service provider’s network of more than 590,000 charging points spread across 30 countries in Europe, DCS announced October 16. The charging process will work via the Volvo Cars App, using a DCS white-label solution, the company said, adding that the collaboration will begin in Italy and Switzerland on November 16 and will be gradually expanded to 30 markets b...
    EV charging cable specialist WAI Global adds new safety feature to its cables
    Rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle charging cable specialist WAI Global announced that it will be adding a new feature to its popular EV charging cable range for added safety and protection, according to a press release dated October 16 from the UK aftermarket industry body, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The latest evolution to WAI’s at-home charging cable will feature a thermal cut-off switch inside the plug, which, once it gets to certain temperat...
    Wireless charging technology startup Electreon forays into China
    Electreon, a provider of wireless electric vehicle charging technologies, has entered China, the world’s largest EV market, the company announced October 3. Electreon’s China entry has come on the back of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Shandong Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community for International Science and Technology Cooperation (SITEC), which is a provincial science and technology innovation arm led by Shandong Hi-Speed Group (SDHS), a Fortune 500 state-owned compa...
    Autel Energy unveils MaxiCharger DC HiPower
    Autel Energy has launched its latest innovation, the MaxiCharger DC HiPower, in the US. According to a company press release dated October 3, the cutting-edge charging product offers a maximum power of 640 kW for fast charging, making it one of the fastest and most efficient charging solutions on the market. The MaxiCharger DC HiPower boasts a sleek and modern design. It can provide up to 250 miles of range in just 10 minutes of charging. The product also features intelligent operation to opt...
    China approves Chaoji GB/T as the new standard for EV charging infrastructure
    The State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Standardization Administration of China has officially approved its own national DC fast-charging standard, according to a press note issued by the CHAdeMO Association on September 20. According to the note, the government body in China released the three key standards for ChaoJi-1, the next-generation DC charging technology using the GB/T communication protocol, on September 12. Interestingly, ChaoJi-1 uses the new, harmonized c...
    Hyundai US offers complimentary charger for EV customers
    Hyundai Motor America has announced that it is now offering customers who purchase or lease select Hyundai electric vehicles a complimentary ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger and up to $600 off installation, according to a press release dated September 21. This new offer is available to customers who purchase or lease a new 2023 or 2024 Ioniq 5, 2023 or 2024 Ioniq 6, or 2023 Kona Electric through Hyundai Motor Finance beginning September 21 through October 31. Customers who purc...
    Tesla installs first EV supercharger in the UK
    RAC, a UK-based breakdown-service provider for both private and business drivers, announced that Tesla has installed the public electric vehicle charger in the UK, which is designed to be used by cars from any manufacturer, according to a press release dated August 25. The company’s V4 Supercharger has charging speeds of up to 250 kW and Tesla’s Combined Charging System (CCS) compatible units are built with a contactless card payment facility. EV owners will be able to use the 3-meter&nbs...
    CRP Automotive announces a range of Rein Coolant Hoses for Tesla models in the market
    US-based CRP Automotive, a manufacturer of replacement parts including steering, electrical, suspension, fluids, plastic and gaskets, among others, has announced a new range of replacement coolant hoses for Tesla battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), according to a press release on September 18. Through its Rein Automotive brand, CRP Automotive’s new line of Tesla coolant replacement hoses offers 29 stock keeping units (SKUs). In order to ensure that these replacement parts continue to play a c...
    Sensata Technologies launches bidirectional contactors for fast chargers
    Sensata Technologies, a US-based supplier of sensors and sensor-equipped solutions to the automotive industry, announced the launch of its Gigavac GTM400 and GTM500 bidirectional contactors for applications up to 1,500 Vdc and 400A and 500A, according to a press release dated September 12. The new contactors are said to be ideal for high-power applications that require reliable switching and DC circuit protection like energy storage systems, DC fast charging stations, and heavy-duty vehicles, th...
    Hella Gutmann partners for battery diagnostics for workshops
    Hella Gutmann, the workshop equipment division of automotive supplier Hella that operates under the brand Forvia, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Battery Quick Check GmbH, a joint venture of Twaice and TÜV Rheinland, to develop an evaluation procedure for the real state of health (SoH) of an electric vehicle's power pack for workshops, according to a press release dated August 31. Workshops that operate Hella Gurmann’s Mega Macs X diagnostic device in configurati...
    Nissan launches portable power generator for EVs
    Nissan Motor Co. has announced the launch of a portable power generator that uses recycled batteries from the Nissan Leaf, according to a press release dated August 31. Nissan has codeveloped the portable generator with JVC Kenwood and 4R Energy Co. Nissan will release this portable battery at Nissan dealerships nationwide from September 9, the release added. JVC Kenwood will launch similar products later in 2023, starting with its official online JVC Kenwood store. Nissan said the Leaf's ...
    EV charging cable specialist WAI Global launches portable charger
    Rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle charging cable specialist WAI Global announced that it has launched the Recharge 3000 portable EV charger, providing professional services with an EV range extension of 10 miles, according to a press release dated August 15 from the UK aftermarket industry body, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The model sits above its Recharge 2000 model in the range and offers professional services a 3-kW power bank perfect for vehicl...
    Stellantis selects charging infrastructure provider for US dealers
    Stellantis has announced its partnership with Charge Enterprises, a US-based electrical, broadband and electric vehicle charging-infrastructure company, in which Charge has become an EV charging installation partner for Stellantis' over 2,600 US dealer network, according to a press release dated August 28. With this announcement, Charge becomes the fourth recommended partner for dealer-EV readiness for Stellantis dealers across the US, joining Future Energy, Vehya and AGI. The move by Stellan...
    Blink Charging launches new website dedicated to Mexico
    Blink Charging Co., a global manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, announced that it has enhanced accessibility and heightened visibility of its EV charging products and services in Mexico, with the launch of a website dedicated to the Mexican market, according to a press release dated August 16. The company observed that Mexico’s EV sales exhibited remarkable growth, particularly toward the latter part of 2021, with this trend gaini...
    Delphi launches braking range for EVs
    Delphi has announced the launch of its new range of battery-electric vehicle (BEV) brake pads dedicated to the specific needs of BEV applications, according to a press release dated August 21. This range is among the most comprehensive in the world today, covering the most popular models in the independent aftermarket. The range covers vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S/Model 3, BMW i4/iX, Mercedes EQC/EQEE/QS and Porsche Taycan/Cross Turismo. Delphi is introducing 52 p...
    Chargepoint plans to invest in new networking technology to ensure 100% uptime of EV chargers
    California, US-based charging point operator (CPO) ChargePoint, announced August 8 that the company plans to make significant investments in the application of advanced technologies, ranging from networking to information security, with an aim to deliver charging station reliability of nearly 100%, once fully implemented. ChargePoint said that the new technology will be combined with natural language processing (NLP), enhanced driver communications and a class-leading training certification t...
    Porsche opens its first charging lounge in Germany
    Volkswagen-owned German luxury-car maker Porsche announced July 26 that it has opened its first Porsche Charging Lounge outside Bingen am Rhein, a town in Germany. The pilot charging site is part of Porsche’s larger plan of setting up its own fast-charging stations along Europe’s most important routes, offering a premium charging experience to its customers. The company said that the pilot charging site has been set up just two minutes away from the motorway junction A60/A61. The cha...
    XCharge plans to build EV charging equipment plant in Texas, US
    XCharge North America (XCharge NA), a fully owned subsidiary of China-based manufacturer of electric vehicle charging equipment XCharge Energy, plans to build a manufacturing plant in the city of Kyle, Texas, for researching, developing, distributing and providing services for its core EV charging solutions, the company announced August 3. The new facility will be spread across an area of 3,500 square feet in the Greater San Marcos area of Texas. XCharge NA said that the new plant will b...
    Eaton unveils overhead EV charging stations for fleet applications
    Eaton has unveiled an overhead electric vehicle charging approach, which simplifies EV fleet charging by eliminating costly cable runs and major modifications to existing parking and conveyor structures, the company said July 27. Eaton, a leading provider of intelligent power-management solutions, terms the charging system as the "overhead EV Charging Busway." According to Eaton, the overhead EV Charging Busway can enable fleets to expand and reconfigure infrastructure with no concr...
    US-based Blink Charging strengthening partnerships with auto dealerships
    Blink Charging Co., a global manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, announced that the company is now engaged with more than 4,000 automotive dealers in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific for the purchase, installation and ongoing management of EV charging equipment and services, according to a press release dated July 20. During the first quarter of 2023, Blink said it secured more than 600 agreements with dealers globally ...
    Sweden-based CTEK’s survey reveals continued appetite for EV adoption
    Swedish battery-management company CTEK announced that its recent survey conducted with YouGov has revealed that one in three Europeans (33%) plan to have a fully electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid as their next vehicle, according to a press release dated July 20. However, it found that queues to charge the vehicles and broken charge points were affecting the EV driving experience, fueling growing range anxiety and increases in the proportion of people saying there was not enough charging infras...
    Seven OEMs to form high-power vehicle-charging JV in North America
    BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group and Stellantis NV, according to a press release dated July 26, have agreed to collaborate on expanding a high-speed charging network, powered by renewable energy, by at least 30,000 charge points in urban and highway locations across North America. A major hurdle for existing and potential battery-electric vehicle (BEV) customers is access to fast, reliable, efficient and low-cost charging for their vehicles during drivi...
    New battery-electric vehicle aftermarket initiatives launched in Australia
    According to a press release dated July 27, a new dedicated joint Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) campaign has been launched to support the country's aftermarket with battery-electric vehicle (BEV) training and product development opportunities, and to further aid in promoting the sale of BEVs among vehicle fleets in the state of Victoria, Australia.  The AIC has taken into its possession two new BEVs, a Ford F-150 Lightning ...
    Yokohama Rubber says its electrified-vehicle tires to have an 'E+' mark
    Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced that from the second half of 2023, it will be applying a new proprietary “E+” mark to its tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses that have special qualities needed by electrified vehicles, according to a press release dated July 12. The new “E+” mark is the latest facet of The Yokohama Rubber’s response to the rising demand in recent years for tires most suitable for use on electrified vehicles, the release added. The company bel...
    EV charger-maker Tritium wins Hawaii, US, fast-charger order
    Electric vehicle charger-maker Tritium has announced that the company will provide all fast chargers for the US state of Hawaii’s first round of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funding, according to a press release dated July 11. The company believes it is now the first manufacturer to secure a fast-charger order through the NEVI program funding. In September 2022, the Federal Highway Administration approved Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Dep...
    Glida to set up 3,000 EV charging points across India by March 2025
    India-based electric vehicle charging-network operator Glida, which was previously known as Fortum Charge & Drive India, is planning to set up about 3,000 EV charging points across India by March 2025, according to a news report published by a local newspaper Business Standard on July 12. The report cited Glida Executive Director Awadesh Kumar Jha, who spoke to the publication in an interview. The company, which is also backed by the Finnish government, currently operates 450 chargin...
    India’s Tata Group to establish battery gigafactory in the UK
    Tata Sons, India’s autos-to-steel conglomerate, has announced plans to build a 40 GW battery-cell gigafactory in the UK at an investment of over £4 billion, according to a press release dated July 19. The investment will deliver electric mobility and renewable energy-storage solutions for customers in UK and Europe with JLR and Tata Motors being anchor customers. Supplies will commence from 2026, the release added. The battery gigafactory will produce battery cells and packs for a var...
    Government of Dubai, UAE, plans to expand EV charging network to 1,000 stations by 2025
    The government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, plans to rapidly expand the existing network of electric vehicle charging stations to accelerate the transition to EVs while offering charging convenience to EV drivers. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) aims to grow the city’s network of public charging stations from the current 370 to 1,000 EV charging stations by 2025, according to a press note released by DEWA on July 9. It is known that DEWA is steering the UAE’s clean-energy ...
    New UK laws aimed at improving public EV charging experience
    The UK government has published requirements on charge point operators that operate public charge points in an effort to improve the charging experience for electric vehicle drivers, according to a press release dated July 17 by the RAC, a UK-based breakdown-service provider for both private and business drivers. Outlined in the Public Charge Point Regulations 2023, the rules mandate the UK's public charge points must have a 99% average reliability record following criticisms about the avai...
    TurnOnGreen expands EV charging infrastructure
    The partnership is to install, own and operate multiple electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations in areas where EV charging is limited. Each site will feature level 2 EV chargers capable of adding 30-40 miles of range per hour. “Operating our own EV chargers in high demand areas is a critical component of our extension plan,” stated TurnOnGreen President Marcus Charuvastra. “Our shared commitment to sustainable mobility with our partners creates an appealing environment for EV user...
    ZF accelerates electric mobility with advanced axle-drive systems
    Friedrichshafen (Germany). ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has underlined its commitment to the fully electrified future of mobility by presenting its latest eMobility kit. Providing all the key technologies commercial vehicle manufacturers need to electrify their vehicles, the product range now includes all-electric central drives, axle drives and eComponents. Suitable for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, the integrated, modular e-driveline systems enable q...
    BorgWarner announces investment in San Luis Potosí, Mexico
    BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Michigan, a global operation working on innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, announced an investment in San Luis Potosi that includes a new manufacturing plant focusing on power electronics components and electric motors. They chose San Luis Potosí as a strategic location to support responsible actions as a key player in the supply chain for the industry in Mexico and around the world. BorgWarner has been operating for more than eigh...
    Blink Charging Signs Agreement with AAA
    Blink Charging Co. a global manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced today an agreement with AAA to become a preferred supplier. This strategic agreement enables Blink to offer leading EV charging products and services to affiliated AAA service providers, thereby expanding the range of EV charging solutions available to drivers and AAA members in need. Initially, this program will benefit 19 AAA clubs and affiliates at over...
    Standards organization SAE to standardize Tesla North American Charging Standard charging connector
    Standards organization SAE International has announced that it will standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector for electric vehicles, according to a press release dated June 27. The global engineering organization that engages nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers said that it will work to help with deployment of the NACS connector, an alternative to the longstanding SAE J1772 Combined Charging System (CCS) connector, after ...
    Webasto unveils North American Charging Standard connector option for North American market
    Webasto Charging Systems, a subsidiary of Webasto Group, a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, has announced its upcoming offering of the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector option for its range of charging solutions, according to a press release dated June 22. Even before major automakers announced the switch to the NACS standard, Webasto Charging Systems said it had developed a fully functioning mobile cordset sample with the NACS connector, with an aim to en...
    Blink Charging incorporates North American Charging Standard into product line
    Blink Charging, a US-based provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, announced that it has incorporated both the North America Charging Standard (NACS) and Combined Charging System (CCS) into its line of charging products, according to a press release dated 28 June. With plans for additional US manufacturing facilities underway, Blink says it is well positioned to produce universally accessible EV chargers under the Biden Administration’s Buy America program. To secure a...
    Wallbox to incorporate North American Charging Standard connectors into its DC fast charger Supernova
    Wallbox, a leading electric vehicle charging and energy-management solutions company, announced June 12 that it will incorporate the option of providing the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors into its DC fast charger (DCFC), Supernova. The Barcelona-headquartered company said that integration of NACS connectors in its EV charging products is part of its larger strategy of accelerating the adoption of electric mobility through seamless and convenient charging experiences. ...
    Bp invests €7.5M in EV charging service provider Service4Charger
    Global energy products and services provider Bp announced that Bp Ventures has invested €7.5 million in Service4Charger GmbH, a Berlin-based provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to a press release dated June 28. Service4Charger's in-house trained and digitally equipped electrical engineers are focusing on the installation and maintenance of charging stations for electric cars throughout Germany — for charging in fleet depots, at public charging stations and...
    Sweden’s Meko says rising electricity costs deterring EV purchase
    Meko (previously Mekonomen Group), an automotive spare-parts distributor based in Sweden, announced that its Mobility Barometer 2023 survey has revealed that rising electricity prices have slowed down the desire for electric cars, according to a press release dated May 29. The second annual Mobility Barometer conducted by Meko surveyed around 4,000 people in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on their habits and needs regarding mobility. The survey revealed Swedish car drivers were most affe...
    Webasto bidirectional-charging concept at Power2Drive show in Munich
    Global automotive supplier Webasto announced that it exhibited new wallboxes for public spaces together with system solutions for the electrification of commercial vehicles at the Power2Drive trade show in Munich from June 14–16, according to a press release dated June 14. The showcase included a new variant of the Webasto Unite wallbox, which conforms to both the Measurement Instruments Directive (MID) and German calibration regulations. It features a 4G mobile connection, allowing an even...
    FedEx Express Canada introduces 50 EVs into its delivery fleet
    FedEx Express Canada announced that it has introduced its first 50 units of Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, General Motors’ (GM’s) commercial-delivery arm, according to a press release dated June 14. The company said the introduction of BrightDrop’s electric vans into the FedEx fleet in Canada is an important step in the company’s goal to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by...
    ChargePoint announces North American Charging Standard connector options for its charging solutions
    ChargePoint, one of the largest electric vehicle charging-network operators in North America, announced June 12 that the company will soon be offering a North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector option across its entire product range, with cost-effective field upgrades available for chargers that are already in service. ChargePoint’s current product range includes DC chargers such as Express 250 and Express Plus, as well as AC chargers including CPF50, CP6000 and the ...
    Toyota plans to launch EV with solid-state battery as early as 2027
    Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch an electric vehicle powered by an all-solid-state battery as early as 2027, according to a news report published by Nikkei Asia on June 13. It said that the company revealed the plans in a recent briefing at its research and development facility located in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. The solid-state battery technology is expected to be commercialized in 2027–28. Citing company Chief Technical Officer Hiroki Nakajima, the report ...
    BorgWarner unveils new logo, targets $10 billion eProduct revenue by 2027
    BorgWarner has unveiled its new logo as a part of its eMobility transformation through the execution of its Charging Forward strategy, according to a press release dated June 6. The company said this is the first time its logo has changed in over three decades. Along with the new logo reveal, BorgWarner announced its plans to grow its eProduct (electric vehicle and hybrid) revenue to $5.6 billion in 2025 and to greater than $10 billion in 2027. This 2023, the company expects eP...
    Autel Energy partners with Orange Charging in the Netherlands
    Autel Energy has announced an official partnership with Orange Charging, a Dutch-based electric vehicle charging-solutions provider, with the tie-up enabling both parties to serve a larger number of companies to meet EV charging demand in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to a press release dated June 13. Commenting on the move, Ting Cai, CEO of Autel Europe, said, "Together with Orange Charging, we can serve the Benelux market perfectly. In both the Netherlands and Belgium, th...
    Blink Charging announced final development of new DC Fast Charger
    Blink Charging, a US-based provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, announced its new 240-kW DC Fast Charger, according to a press release dated June 12. The Blink 240-kW DCFC is currently in the final stages of completion and is designed for speed and flexibility, according to the company. It will provide both North American Charging Standard (NACS) and Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors. “As development is well underway, we are excited to be bringing this ...
    PPG opens $30 million battery-pack application center in China
    US-based paints, coatings and specialty-materials manufacturer PPG announced that it has inaugurated a battery-pack application center (BPAC) in Tianjin, China, according to a press release dated June 1. The $30 million facility features a full range of capabilities to test the application of PPG coatings technologies, materials and systems for electric vehicle battery packs, allowing customers to accelerate the development of new EV technologies, the release added. The BPAC will include...
    Webasto showcases electromobility range at the Battery Show Europe
    Global automotive supplier Webasto announced that it showcased its extensive range of electromobility products at the recently concluded Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, according to a press release dated May 22. Its showcase included various traction batteries for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and its proprietary battery management system (BMS). The company exhibited its first battery for fully electric passenger cars manufactured at the new battery plant in Dangjin,...
    Hyundai Motor, Shell partner to expand EV charging infrastructure in India
    Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second-largest carmaker, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. (Shell India) to install 60 kW DC fast chargers across 36 of its electric car dealerships in India, the company announced May 17. The MOA was signed between HMIL and Shell India in the presence of Jae Wan Ryu, executive director of HMIL, and Sanjay Varkey, director of Shell India, at HMIL's headquarters in Gurugram, Ha...
    Blink Charging commissions first battery-storage energized DC fast charger in Pennsylvania
    Blink Charging Co., a US-based owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, has announced the commissioning of its new integrated battery storage and DC fast charger (DCFC) unit that will integrate with four Blink EV chargers at the Southport Plaza in Philadelphia, according to a press release dated May 16. The company said this marked the first battery-storage-energized DCFC chargers to go online in the state. The n...
    LG enters EV charger solutions business
    Eyeing a huge growth potential, LG Electronics is expanding its electric vehicle charger solutions business to strengthen its position in the fast-growing EV charger segment, the company said May 25. In an event, LG celebrated the commencement of EV charger products manufactured by HiEV Charger (formerly known as AppleMango). HiEV Charger, an EV charging solution company, was acquired by LG, GS Energy and GS Neotek in 2022. HiEV Charger unveiled its product which features four differe...
    Ford joins US government’s EV charging consortium
    Ford Motor Co. announced that it has joined the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to launch the National Charging Experience Consortium, a new effort to rapidly develop solutions to improve electric vehicle charging across the US, according to a press release dated May 18. Ford will join a cross-industry group of automakers, charging providers, utilities and the US Department of Energy national laboratories to drive innovation and universal enhancements around current and...
    Report: JLR owner Tata Motors to pick Britain for its battery plant
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) owner Tata Motors is expected to pick Britain as the preferred site for a multibillion pound electric-car battery plant to supply its JLR requirements, according to a report by the BBC dated May 24. The report quoted sources saying that although the deal has yet to be signed, engagement has moved from negotiations to drafting and choreography of how the agreement will be presented, and the move would lead to up to 9,000 jobs being created. Significance: The UK gover...
    US-based AmpUp joins the ChargeX Consortium
    US-based electric vehicle charging operator and software company AmpUp has announced its participation in the ChargeX Consortium, an initiative led by the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation aimed at shaping the US EV charging landscape, according to a press release dated May 18. The company said its involvement in the ChargeX Consortium signifies its commitment to advancing the charging experience for EV users across the nation. The ChargeX Consortium, led by Argonne National L...
    Atlante, Groupe Duval partner to install 188 fast-charging points across France
    NHOA Group-backed electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company Atlante has forged an exclusive partnership with real estate company Groupe Duval to install about 188 fast and ultrafast charging points across France, according to a joint announcement made by both the companies on April 5. Notably, NHOA Group is engaged in energy storage, electric mobility and EV fast charging infrastructure businesses. Atlante is known for developing fast and ultrafast charging networks in southe...
    Panasonic and Marubeni partner to provide fleet management services for commercial EVs
    Panasonic Holdings Corp. and Japanese trading company Marubeni Corp. have announced an agreement to establish a joint venture for the purpose of providing fleet management services for commercial electric vehicles, according to a press release dated May 19. The companies believe while the adoption of EVs is gaining traction globally, there are limited numbers of use cases involving large EV fleets in Japan. “Establishing economic rationality and operations unique to EVs is a prerequisi...
    BP Pulse revises strategy to focus on selling home chargers to fleet customers in the UK
    As part of its revised strategy on electric vehicle (EV) chargers, BP Pulse will only sell home chargers to fleet customers and will stop selling home-charge units directly to consumers from May 10, 2023, in the UK, the company announced May 10. “As part of an adjustment in its ambitious EV infrastructure plans, [BP Pulse] has confirmed that from 10 May 2023 it will only sell home chargers to fleet customers and stop selling [home-charge] units directly to consumers,” the compan...
    The Mobility House and Reev cooperate in the field of smart charging and billing
    The cooperation between The Mobility House GmbH (The Mobility House) and Reev combines the development of intelligent charging infrastructure as well as charging and energy management with integrated billing. Reev is expanding its portfolio and is now also offering its customers the charging and energy management system ChargePilot from The Mobility House, while The Mobility House is integrating Reev's billing solution, according to a press release May 11. The software company Reev,...
    Blink charging announces strong first quarter 2023 results
    Blink Charging Co. (Blink) announced May 9 that its first quarter 2023 total revenues increased 121% to $21.7 million compared to $9.8 million in the first quarter of 2022. Blink achieved an increase of 216% in service revenues to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2023 compared to $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2022. It reported 911% increase in network fees to $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2023 compared to $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2022. Additionally, it ...
    RAC teams up with Egg
    RAC Motoring Services (RAC) has named clean-energy company Egg, a Liberty Global PLC company, as its newest electric vehicle (EV) charging partner, meaning it will now promote Egg’s home EV chargers to drivers as well as provide exclusive offers to RAC members, the company announced May 10. Egg’s 7 kW fast home EV chargers, available in both tethered and untethered versions, are now listed alongside options from the RAC’s existing charger partner and are available to purchase ...
    Opening of the first innovative Flexpole charging station
    Shell Deutschland GmbH (Shell Germany) and the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen) are putting the first innovative Flexpole charging station into operation in Göttingen, Germany. Further stations in Germany and Europe have been planned. The charging station from Volkswagen's Elli brand has a unique battery-storage system that enables connection to a low-voltage grid and, depending on the vehicle type, charges a range of up to 160 km within 10 minutes, as per Volkswagen's press release May ...
    EV charging equipment-maker Ingeteam to expand capacity in the US
    Ingeteam SA (Ingeteam), a leading global energy company, announced May 8 that the company plans to expand the production capacity of DC fast chargers and Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers, which range from 7.5 kW up to 420 kW of power, at its plant in Milwaukee. The company’s move to expand production of EV chargers for the US market is aligned with the Biden-Harris administration’s ambitious goals of building a national network of 500,000 EV chargers across the country. ...
    Driven Brands announces executive transition
    Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (Driven Brands), an automotive services company in North America, announced that Gary W. Ferrera has been appointed executive vice president and CFO, effective May 10, 2023, in a press release dated May 8. Ferrera will report to President and CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick and succeeds Tiffany Mason. "Gary is a proven leader who brings deep experience leading financial teams, a strong track record in successfully driving growth strategies and M&A exper...
    LIQUI MOLY develops liquid thermal manager for electric car batteries
    LIQUI MOLY GmbH (LIQUI MOLY), a German company primarily known for its motor oils and additives, is expanding its range for all-electric vehicles (EVs) with Battery Coolant EV 200, the company announced in a press release May 4. Special drives require special solutions. This is definitely the case with all-EVs. LIQUI MOLY expanded its range early on to include products for purely EVs. A new development in this series is the Battery Coolant EV 200 launched by the German automotive chemica...
    Audi opens EV charging hub in Berlin, its third in Europe
    After setting up its exclusive electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs in Nuremberg and Zurich in Germany, Audi is now opening its third charging hub, which will be located in Berlin, the company announced on April 6. The premium car brand owned by Volkswagen has joined up with a local partner company in Berlin, using the existing power supply to set up its third EV charging hub. Audi said Frischeparadies is acting as a cooperation partner. Audi's new charging hub in Berlin has four reservable ...
    Webasto says its charging equipment and parking heaters popular among drivers
    Global automotive supplier Webasto has announced that readers of the German magazines Auto Bild, auto motor and sport und Auto Zeitung voted Webasto’s wallboxes and parking heaters from Webasto as the best in five categories, according to a press release dated 19 April. According to the release, in the parking heaters category, Webasto came up top in all three surveys and its charging stations occupied the first and second place. For the first time, auto motor und sport also asked readers t...
    Continental upgrades charging infrastructure for EVs on its test tracks
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, announced that it has expanded the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at its three company-owned test sites in Arvidsjaur (Sweden), Jeversen (Germany) and Uvalde (US), according to a press release dated April 20. The company believes more tire tests for EVs require more charging stations and thanks to increased charging capacities, its global test sites are ready for e-mobility...
    ALD Automotive, ChargePoint sign agreement to provide EV charging to corporate fleets
    French fleet management and car leasing company ALD Automotive and the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider ChargePoint Holdings have signed an international agreement to establish a focused EV charging business in Europe for corporate fleets, according to a joint announcement from both the companies on April 4. “The joint initiative aims to create a unique electric Mobility Service Provider (eMSP) to accelerate corporate fleet electrification,” the companies said in a ...
    Gridserve expands presence with two new EV charging hubs in the UK
    EV charging network provider Gridserve has expanded its charging infrastructure footprint by setting up two new "Electric Super Hubs' at Moto Washington North and South on the A1(M) motorway in the UK, the company said on April 6. Set up in partnership with Moto, the Gridserve electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs are already operational to provide easy and convenient charging experience to EV drivers on the UK’s busiest motorways, the company added. Each of the "Electric Super Hubs...
    EU reaches deal on rollout of charging infrastructure
    Negotiators representing the European Parliament and European Council have reached an agreement on a new plan to establish electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the EU, according to an official press release from the European Parliament dated March 28. During the negotiations, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) managed to secure that electric charging pools for cars with at least a 400-kW output will have to be deployed at least every 60 km along ...
    Autel opens training center in Germany for technicians
    Autel, a supplier of diagnostic tools, equipment and accessories for the automotive aftermarket, has announced the opening of its new training center in Munich, according to a press release dated March 24. Equipped with a full range of Autel MaxiChargers including both AC and DC chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), the center is designed to help technicians gain a better understanding of Autel's products through practical exercises. The new training center features a showroom and a prac...
    ZF invests in mobile fueling platform CarPay-Diem
    German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has announced a strategic investment in mobile fueling and digital marketing platform CarPay-Diem to develop further services for fleet customers, according to a press release dated March 28. CarPay-Diem, developed by Luxembourg-based company Kwalyo, has successfully processed over 3 million mobile fueling transactions since its launch in 2019. The company's blend of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) businesses supported&nb...
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