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ChargePoint to acquire European EV technology provider has·to·be for €250 Million

ChargePoint (Nasdaq: CHPT) offers EV drivers access to hundreds of thousands of charging sites in North America and Europe, but the company is more than just a network operator—it’s involved in just about every link in the EVSE value chain. The next addition to ChargePoint’s empire will be the European e-mobility provider has·to·be, which ChargePoint… Read more »

Tesla to open Supercharger network to other automakers in Europe next year

Back in 2012, when Tesla introduced Model S, public chargers were almost nonexistent. Electric road trips were impractical, and the paucity of infrastructure was a major consumer objection to buying an EV (it still is). Frustrated with the slow pace of development of an EV fast charging standard, Tesla rolled out its own, and the… Read more »

The war is (still) over: France will no longer require fast chargers to support CHAdeMO

A generational struggle for hearts and minds is underway, and all of humanity is divided. However, the eventual outcome of the war has been clear for some time. When Nissan announced in 2020 that it would implement the CCS fast charging standard in US and European markets, it became plain that the days of the… Read more »

Porsche announces a new fast charging network, battery innovations

Infrastructure remains a potent factor in EV adoption—the first questions asked by the EV-curious almost always have to do with the availability of charging. Tesla understood this from the beginning, and its Supercharger network has proven to be one of the company’s biggest competitive advantages. Now Porsche has taken a page from the Book of… Read more »

Elon Musk offers to let automakers license Tesla’s tech (again)

Tesla’s mission has always been to advance the transition to electromobility, and Elon Musk has said many times that he’s open to licensing deals that would allow other automakers to use the company’s technology. As far as we know, only two major brands have ever taken Tesla up on the offer: back in the 2010s,… Read more »

Polestar announces partnership with European charging network Plugsurfing

EV startup Polestar has begun production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, and hopes to begin deliveries this summer, starting in Europe and followed by China and North America. Now Polestar has announced a partnership with European public charging network Plugsurfing, which will give Polestar 2 drivers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,… Read more »

Is Ford planning to build its own DC fast charging network?

One of the reasons for Tesla’s huge head start over other EV-makers is its comprehensive, convenient (and, for early buyers, free) Supercharger network. Now a member of the Mach-E Club has uncovered a hint that Ford plans to build its own DC fast charging network. A trademark filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office… Read more »

EVBox and has·to·be link networks to offer seamless EV charging throughout Europe

Charging station manufacturer EVBox and eMobility platform provider has·to·be have teamed up to grant each other’s customers reciprocal access to the two companies’ charging networks. Both companies have integrated Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) standards into their software, so they can communicate with various charging station management systems. The new partnership ensures that has·to·be customers… Read more »

Why did Porsche go to the trouble of designing an 800 V Taycan EV?

How higher-voltage battery packs enable faster charging ecosystems Porsche took on a considerable engineering challenge when it decided to design an 800 V EV system for the Taycan, because nearly every other hybrid and EV in the world operates at 400 V or less. There simply was not a wide range of high-voltage off-the-shelf parts… Read more »

VW to install 140 fast chargers at Berlin supermarkets

Volkswagen has partnered with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group, to install 140 public charging stations at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland locations around Berlin. VW says these 140 chargers will expand the public charging infrastructure in the city by almost 20%. VW is launching an electric car… Read more »