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Posts By: Dyllan Furness

Hamburg expands VW EV sharing services, buys e-buses

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany has announced several measures to further electrify transport around the city. In spring 2020, Volkswagen will bring over 1,000 EVs to Hamburg through its ride-sharing service, WeShare. The rollout will include the e-Golf and e-up! models – the new ID.3 will be added in the future. MOIA,… Read more »

BMW launches Bidirectional Charging Management research project

A consortium of companies led by the BMW Group has launched the Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project to develop backfeeding power technology, which will allow vehicles to transfer energy back into the power grid or customers’ homes when plugged into a compatible charging station or wallbox. The goal is to allow EVs to operate… Read more »

Webasto launches modular battery system, thermal management, and charging stations

Automotive supplier Webasto showcased its modular battery system, thermal management system, and charging station at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas. The CV standard battery system is available in 400 V and 800 V versions. Each battery features 35 kWh of energy. Up to 10 packs can be used for a combined 350 kWh…. Read more »

Hubject and Penta Security partner on secure EV charging

Hubject and Penta Security have partnered to develop a system of secure communication for EVs and charging stations through the ISO 15118 standard, which supports the Plug&Charge charging and payment process. The partnership allows the companies to validate authentication data through the Vehicle to Grid Root Certification Authority (V2G Root CA). Seokwoo Lee, CEO of… Read more »

ClipperCreek launches upgraded dual-charging station

ClipperCreek’s new HCS-D40P is a 32-amp, Level 2 dual-charging station. The wall-mount charger is equipped with a NEMA 6-50 or 14-50 plug, as well as 25-foot charging cables. The HCS-D40P is available for $1,369. Owners of ClipperCreek’s HCS-40P or HCS-50P can swap out their old chargers for the new version through the Trade-UP! program. Amanda… Read more »

DemandQ launches new software for commercial EV charging

Energy software company DemandQ will launch a new software as a service (SaaS) product aimed at reducing the operational costs of commercial EV charging. The new system will integrate the international Open Charge Alliance’s OCPP standard for DemandQ’s Intelligent Demand Optimization platform to merge building and EV energy loads. DemandQ CEO Gary Morsches said, “While… Read more »

Kratzer Automation launches new battery test and simulation device

Kratzer Automation has developed the VES4.1-c, a new battery test and simulation device. The VES4.1-c features an increased rated current and overload capability, as well as Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT) interface. The device has a maximum current of 1,000 amps and maximum electrical output of up to 300 kW. Dirk Stübener, Product Manager… Read more »

Volkswagen begins EV pre-production at Chinese plant

Volkswagen has begun pre-production in its plant in Anting, Shanghai, which will be singularly focused on manufacturing the automaker’s all-electric Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) models for the Chinese market. The first vehicle produced will be the China-specific Volkswagen ID. model. Full-scale production at the Anting plant is scheduled for October 2020, at which point… Read more »