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MAN Truck & Bus joins CharIN programme

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Volkswagen’s heavy machinery division to explore charging for commercial vehicles MAN Truck & Bus is joining the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN). The aim of the association is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging all battery EVs. Standardisation is a prerequisite for flexibility, interoperability and …

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San Francisco to make infrastructure “100% electric vehicle ready”

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City to require that all new buildings and parking lots accommodate EV charging As the spiritual home of cutting-edge technology, it is perhaps unsurprising that San Francisco has one of the largest concentrations of EVs in the world. Also unsurprising, then, is this week’s announcement by Mayor Edwin M. Lee …

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ABB wins multiple orders for electric bus charging

OppCharge system in use in Belgium. Source: ABB

OppCharge system gains more ground in US and Europe in partnership with Volvo ABB’s Electrification Products division has won three orders to deliver its fast-charging systems to customers in Europe and North America. All of the orders are for OppCharge charging stations, configured to operate with all-electric or hybrid-electric vehicles …

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eMotorWerks and con|energy tackle charging technology in Germany

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German utility and energy service firm con|energy is to partner with eMotorWerks to launch new EV charging technology eMotorWerks, a provider of intelligent and cloud solutions for EVs, is to partner with German energy services company, con|energy, to launch new EV charging solutions in the German-speaking market. The companies will …

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California utilities push for more EV charging infrastructure

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Three companies aim to gather $1 billion in order to finance over 10,000 new charging stations Earlier this week, ElecTrans reported that the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) had submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would help boost adoption of EVs in the state. …

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ChargePoint Express Plus technology could allow for up to 400kW charging

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The modular charging system was unveiled at CES 2017 this week Lengthy EV charging times could soon be a thing of the past, or at least so it appeared when Charge Point revealed its modular Express Plus technology at CES 2017. At the maximum potential power delivery of up to …

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Rolec makes light work of EV charging

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Rolec unveils street lights with in-built EV charging system UK-based electrical engineering firm Rolec EV has launched a new range of public-facing EV charging points which are housed within energy-efficient street lighting columns. Designed in partnership with street lighting specialists BEI Lighting and Fabrikat, the company’s “EV: StreetCharge” system is …

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Manufacturers join forces for European fast-charging network

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BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi & Porsche plan European highway fast-charging systems In a somewhat unprecedented show of co-operation, some of the world’s largest car manufacturers will co-operate to roll out fast-charging infrastructure across Europe. BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche) have signed …

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