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Vattenfall launches new EV charging unit

Business charging solutions offered by the Vattenfall InCharge unit.

Sweden’s Vattenfall is to launch a new dedicated charging infrastructure business, tasked with expanding services across Northwest Europe Swedish utility Vattenfall has created a new subsidiary to expand its provision of EV charging. The company says it intends the new unit to become a leading operator in Northwest Europe within …

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Researchers find li-ion batteries are capable of 5x faster charging

CCS fast-charging system

A new testing technique has revealed Li-ion batteries can be safely charged much faster than current manufacturers’ recommendations A group of researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK  have discovered that commercially available Lithium-ion batteries can be safely charged five times faster than currently recommended. The group used commercially …

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

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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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Ameren Missouri pushes ahead on EV infrastructure

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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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ZSW to study fuel stations of the future

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ZSW is to study a multi-energy dispenser which would supply grid electricity, batteries, hydrogen and methane to power low-carbon vehicles While there will be always be an appetite for rapid refuelling and recharging of EVs, the technology is highly disruptive to the current business model of fuel retailers. Instead of …

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