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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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Enel, Nissan, IIT join forces for Italian V2G pilot

Nissan/Enel V2G programme in the UK. Source: V2G UK

Italian innovators will trial charging and discharging management in Genoa Enel Energia, Nissan Italia and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are launching the first corporate electric car-sharing pilot project with Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging infrastructure. It is hoped that the programme will demonstrate how EVs can discharge power …

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ChargePoint partners with Uber on eVTOL

Uber Elevate concept art. Source: Uber

EV charging firm to help develop the network and infrastructure for Uber Elevate programme EV charging network operator ChargePoint has announced a partnership with Uber Elevate to support a global vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) transportation network. The agreement will see ChargePoint develop the world’s first charging infrastructure for electric …

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New York architects propose urban EV “charging towers”

ennead tower

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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Toshiba completes wireless charging trial

Toshiba wireless charging pads

Japanese electronics giant announces results of year-long test Toshiba has published results from field tests of its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system, in conjunction with electric buses. It stated that the trials, carried out with Waseda University, show that using these buses in place of standard diesel buses could cut …

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Cool cables may help fast charging

HUBERSUHNER-cooled-ev-charging-cable

HUBER+SUHNER to showcase high-power cooled charging cables for fast-charging applications Cooled charging cables may hold a breakthrough for faster EV charging, according to optical and electrical component manufacturer HUBER+SUHNER. The company will be presenting its technologies at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe in Sindelfingen, Stuttgart, during April …

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