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Oxford secures more funding for electric vehicles

Oxford covered market

Oxford City Council in the UK has secured GBP200,000 of government funding to buy new electric vehicles and charging points The money will be used to procure two electric light goods vehicles and three cargo bikes for the town’s Covered Market traders, and cover the installation of three charging points …

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UPS beats grid constraints of EV charging

UPS EV, London.

The breakthrough allows UPS to increase the number of EVs from 65 to 170 trucks in the London site A UPS-led consortium has deployed a new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles without the need for the expensive upgrade …

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Utilities lobby Congress to support EV tax credit

US Capitol

US utilities want Congress to extend credits for electric vehicles A group of 36 US utilities has written to Congress in support of the Section 30D electric vehicle tax credit. The letter urged congressional leadership to modify the credit by eliminating the existing manufacturer cap. The tax credit provides support in …

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Philippe Starck designs power dock for Bentley’s Bentayga Hybrid

Starck outlines the Bentayga Hybrid dock system.

Bentley collaborates with designer Philippe Starck on a recharging unit concept for the Bentayga Hybrid As EVs enter the mainstream, accessories and ancillary services like charging infrastructure and home batteries offer new opportunities for automakers to make some add-on sales. For luxury carmakers, the gains can be even greater. Most …

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Telekom to turn 12,000 German distribution cabinets into EV chargers

Deutschen Telekom

Deutsche Telekom aims to have the first batch of EV chargers working by the end of this year European telecoms Deutsche Telekom will be upgrading 12,000 distribution cabinets in Germany over the coming years in order to repurpose them as EV charging stations. According to a report from Germany’s Automobilwoche, …

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Fortum Charge & Drive acquires Plugsurfing

The Plugsurfing system uses smart keys and an app platform to connect drivers with chargers.

Berlin-based Plugsurfing will now show Fortum EV charging points across the Nordics Nordic utility Fortum’s EV charging business – Fortum Charge & Drive – has acquired e-mobility network provider Plugsurfing for an undisclosed sum. Plugsurfing is one of a number of independent charging service providers in Europe, and uses an …

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E.ON and Nissan pair up for charging pilots

Frank Meyer, Head of Innovation & B2C-Solutions at E.ON (left), and Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan Europe, signed the partnership agreement at the Geneva Motor Show.

German energy group E.ON has entered a strategic partnership with Nissan to explore business opportunities in the field of electric vehicle charging, storage solutions and vehicle-to-grid services At the Geneva Motor Show Nissan and E.ON have agreed on a strategic partnership to explore opportunities on pilot activities and commercial offers …

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Ameren Missouri pushes ahead on EV infrastructure

Charging Point

Planned Charge Ahead program would encourage EV use among Missouri residents and businesses Regional US utility Ameren Missouri has filed plans for its Charge Ahead program with the Missouri Public Service Commission. If approved, the program would introduce incentives for the installation of workplace, multifamily, and public EV charging stations, …

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