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St. Petersburg launches EV charging trial

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ABB-backed pilot will see 20 charging stations rolled out in Russian city The first city-wide network of multi-standard EV charging stations has been launched in St. Petersburg. 20 fast charging stations have been supplied by electrical engineering giant ABB to local distribution firm Lenenergo. A number have already been put …

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Cenex takes over UK charging point database

Source: NCR

UK’s OLEV appoints research centre to oversee public NCR database of EV charging points The UK’s first “Centre of Excellence” for low-carbon and fuel cell technologies, Cenex, has announced plans for the development of a National Chargepoint Registry (NCR). Appointed by the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the …

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SolarEdge to offer direct home-solar EV charger

SolarEdge EV Charger

SolarEdge unveils a new household DC solar EV charger On July 11 2017 at the Intersolar North America exhibition, SolarEdge announced that it would begin selling its inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger by the end of the year. This first-of-its-kind offering allows EV drivers to charge their vehicles using their …

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VW continues robotic charging partnership

Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Kuka have confirmed the extension of a strategic partnership that hopes to provide innovative solutions for EV charging and parking. Volkswagen recently announced that it has signed a Cooperation Contract with Kuka Robotics to further analyse two particular areas of mobility. The Volkswagen Group wants to use the …

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Chargeway helps lead on charging standards

Chargeway sticker on charging port reminds the driver what system to use.

Matt Teske’s Chargeway system could help solve driver confusion at the myriad ways to recharge your EV Electric automakers today are competing to release newer, better-performing EVs and hybrids to meet the oncoming demand for electrification. Meanwhile, companies and governments alike are attempting to put in place sufficient infrastructure to …

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Oregon approves EV rebate bill

Source: Forth Mobility

New bill provides rebates of up to US$2,500 for new EVs sold in Oregon under US$50,000 Having already gotten behind charging infrastructure, and been a long-time member of the West Coast Electric Highway network, Oregon has now approved consumer rebates for EVs. The Oregon House and Senate have voted to …

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Continental’s AllCharge system promises 150km in 5 minutes

Concept art for AllCharge - the bidirectional system opens up new applications for the vehicle battery.

The AllCharge system could be a USB-style solution to charging, enabling all EVs to use all infrastructure Although perhaps best known for its tyres, Continental is keen to show off its expertise in the field of electric mobility. This week saw a series of announcements for the sector. Most notably, …

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Chargepoint signs deal with UK’s Instavolt

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Partnership will see more than 200 new charging stations deployed across the country EV charging network operator ChargePoint has signed a partnership deal with UK-based InstaVolt to deploy DC rapid-charge technology across the country. Instavolt will purchase more than 200 ChargePoint rapid charge systems, making long distance EV travel easier …

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Edmunds too quick to suggest gloomy outlook for EVs

Source: Renault-Nissan and Transdev

Rather than drawing correlations between a cut in incentives and a dead EV market, this study indicates that more accurate research is needed. For example, further market research into the stage in the buying process at which people begin looking at boring things like rebates and financial incentives. When do people get excited about EVs? Do people look into purchasing an EV to save money, to save the environment, or with an eye on the future of oil reserves? Are EVs still a niche because of lack of financial incentive, or because of lack of charging stations?

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New York architects propose urban EV “charging towers”

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Ennead Architects has based the concept on “parking carousels” and would include both conventional and supercharging capabilities A New York-based architecture firm has unveiled an innovative concept to facilitate EV charging infrastructure in cities. Ennead Architects developed the concept for an undisclosed Shanghai-based client as part of its ‘Ennead Lab’ …

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