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10 Big EV Charging Stories — #NewsBonanza

10 Big EV Charging Stories — #NewsBonanza


Revealed on January 2nd, 2019 |
by Zachary Shahan

January 2nd, 2019 by Zachary Shahan 

The EV charging stories have been build up, so right here we go together with one other #NewsBonanza. Under are 10 notable EV charging stations we couldn’t find time for, adopted by 16 massive EV charging tales we did cowl prior to now.

1. ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano just lately sat down with Jim Motavalli to talk the way forward for EV charging, in addition to the growth of the EV market general.

2. Greenlots introduced it was partnering with Volvo Vans to assist get its electric vans charged at Southern Californian warehouses. Sounds sketchy, doesn’t it? Nevertheless it’s utterly clear and smart.

“This is the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.8 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for Volvo’s Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project. As part of this groundbreaking project, Greenlots will outfit warehouses with heavy- and light-duty charging infrastructure, integrate the chargers with onsite solar PV and energy storage systems and leverage Greenlots’ charging network management software to deploy Volvo’s first electrified trucks in North America.”

three. Nissan, Greenlots, EVgo, and Hawaiian Electrical Corporations introduced the “No Charge to Charge” program all the best way to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to a bit of group of islands often known as Hawaii. This system “provides up to two years of free fast-charging for those who purchase or lease a new Nissan LEAF from certified dealers in Hawaii after Nov. 1, 2018. A fast charger can fill a LEAF battery pack from empty to 80 percent in 30 to 45 minutes.”

4. ChargePoint & Daimler partnered as much as convey sensible EV charging to Daimler properties throughout Germany. “The deal consists of the deployment of AC and virtually chargers up to 150kW at Daimler-owned properties beginning this yr and into 2019. The charging solutions might be out there for retailers of Mercedes-Benz Automobiles, Vans and Vans. Daimler retailers across the nation are increasingly investing ahead of Daimler’s push into electrical automobiles within the coming years.“

5. Simon & Electrify America launched the network’s first ultra-fast (350 kW) charging station in California. The situation of this groundbreaking charger is at San Francisco Premium Retailers.

“As a part of its ongoing sustainability technique, Simon teamed with Electrify America to open 10 DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Retailers at the moment for public use. The charging website options eight 150 kW chargers and two 350 kW chargers.  The 350 kW chargers are capable of recharging an electric car at 20 miles a minute offering 200 miles of auto driving vary in simply 10 minutes. …

“The 10 Electrify America chargers are co-located with 20 Tesla Superchargers making San Francisco Premium Outlets one of the nation’s largest multi-standard fast charging sites. In addition to San Francisco Premium Outlets, Electrify America will install charging systems at Simon locations nationwide including 17 centers in California, with 95 additional chargers.”

6. Freewire, which is aiming to quickly produce ultra-fast EV charging and cellular on-site power technologies, acquired $15 million in Collection A financing from the likes of BP Ventures (which led the spherical), Volvo Automobiles Tech Fund, Stanley Ventures, Blue Bear Capital, Oski Clear Power Companions, Strawberry Creek Ventures, Spike Ventures, TRIREC, and others. The financing is to convey the company’s solutions to commercialization.

“These solutions are designed to overcome the inefficiencies of today’s grid infrastructure to meet customers’ growing demand for rapid, cost-efficient power – all without the added costs of construction, hardware installation, or peak surges.”

7. Kreisel Electrical rolled out its personal ultra-fast charging answer, Chimero, which “includes a buffer battery and delivers 160 kW without bringing down the grid.” That buffer battery seems to be the name of the game lately for super-fast and ultra-fast EV charging.

“Chimero delivers up to 160 kW via CCS connection or optionally CHAdeMO and up to 22 kW via type 2. The integrated stationary battery offers 75 kWh of energy and can be refilled with ‘up to 55 kW and/or from renewable AC energy sources such as wind power or photovoltaic plants.’”

8. Deutsche Telekom, German’s largest telecommunications company, announced that it might provide one price for all public EV charging in Deutschland. “With a purpose to put this one price for all into follow, Telekom offers the app ‘Telekom Ladestrom’ (Telekom charging electricity), listing more than 9,000 publicly accessible charging factors throughout Germany.

“The new offer is initially a trial, which offers electric car drivers a pretty attractive price of two cents per minute – regardless of the charging power. This introductory price includes VAT and is valid until March 31, 2019. Afterwards the tariff will increase to 4 cent per minute (with VAT).”

9. ENCS, the European Network of Cyber Security, and E.DSO, the European Distribution System Operators’ Association, jumped out and launched cyber-security requirements for EV charging infrastructure in Europe.

“The requirements … provide municipalities and distribution network operators with a practical set of considerations when procuring EV chargers and harmonise security standards across the continent. Integrating the expertise of key industry stakeholders, the new standards are already in use by the Dutch EV knowledge and innovation centre ElaadNL, after they initially approached ENCS to make and maintain the requirements.”

10. Tesla announced a collection of Supercharging milestones and features, as well as the large reach and connectivity of this community.

2/ While house or workplace charging covers about 90% of every day driving, the Supercharger community allows charging whereas away from house or on street journeys

— Tesla (@Tesla) December 30, 2018

four/ With the Supercharger community, you possibly can go from Miami to Vancouver, Mexico Metropolis to Detroit, Lisbon to Sørkjosen. Explore a route at

— Tesla (@Tesla) December 30, 2018

Those are the notable EV charging stories we haven’t coated. For notable EV charging news from the past month or so that we’ve coated, see the next articles:

11. Greenlots & ChargePoint Group Up To Make Public Charging Simpler In North America

12. Google Maps Now Features EV Charging Stations

13. Volkswagen’s New Cellular EV Charging Answer

14. EV Charging Charges For Business Electrical Vans, Buses, & Quick Chargers — Insurance policies Forming

15. NYC Provides 50 Envision Off-Grid Solar EV Charging Stations

16. Ultra-Fast Chargers Come To California

17. Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweets Superchargers Coming To 100% Of Europe In 2019

18. City of North Vancouver Requires EV Charging Capability in All New Residential Parking Spots

19. Honda To Function Protected Swarm, Wi-fi V2G, & Autonomous Work Car At CES 2019

20. Porsche Taycan Plugs Into 1st FastCharge Extremely-Quick Charging Station

21. 10,000 Fast Chargers By 2025 In California ZEV Plan

22. EDF Power & Nuvve Company To Install 1,500 V2G Chargers In The UK

23. eMotorWerks Connects With LO3 Power To Let EV Drivers Cost With Renewables

24. EVgo Goes Plaid With New Ultra-Quick Charging Station In Baker, California

25. ChargePoint Raises $240 Million For Fleet Charging & Enlargement Into Europe

26. Nissan Using Car To Grid Know-how To Energy US Operations


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Tags: Blue Bear Capital, BP Ventures, California, chargepoint, Chimero, daimler, Deutsche Telekom, E.DSO, ElaadNL, Electrify America, ENCS, Europe, eVgo, Freewire, Germany, Greenlots, Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Corporations, Kreisel Electric, Nissan, No Charge To Cost, Oski Clear Power Partners, Pasquale Romano, San Francisco, Simon, Spike Ventures, Stanley Ventures, Strawberry Creek Ventures, Telekom, Tesla, TRIREC, volkswagen, Volvo Automobiles Tech Fund

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