Charging network operator Electrify America and interoperability specialist Hubject have announced a strategic agreement to develop a system that will allow drivers to pay for charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. Hubject will provide its expertise in the implementation of the global standard ISO 15118 in the North American market. A feature called Plug&Charge,… Read more »
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Many services that we enjoy in the modern world are provided by a patchwork of local or regional companies, and they depend on some sort of national or international network to provide a seamless experience for consumers. The classic examples are mobile phones and ATMs, but there are many other examples (long distance telephony, airlines,… Read more »
Many have posed the question of why the EV market in Europe has lagged behind the market in the US, considering the Continent’s higher fuel prices and strong green tradition. While there are several plausible answers, on closer examination the question itself makes little sense, because in fact there is no European EV market, but… Read more »
When you’re writing about the dawn of a new industry, “firsts” and “milestones” come along so often that they may start to lose their novelty. However, the BMW i3, which was officially “launched” in July, and is scheduled to go on sale next year, boasts an impressive number of innovations that has the EV press… Read more »
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi have announced a new agreement to work together to promote the installation of EV chargers in Japan, and to make the country’s charging network more convenient and accessible. At the moment, Japan has around 3,000 normal chargers and 1,700 quick chargers, which is generally considered insufficient, according to a press… Read more »
The company invests some 400 million euros in electromobility R&D each year.