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Volkswagen and Shell push biofuels as centerpiece of EU emissions strategy

Even as it insists that Europe should be a leader in electromobility, Volkswagen is collaborating with oil giant Shell to argue that EU planners should rely heavily on biofuels to meet proposed emissions targets. Executives from the two industrial giants recently released a study that proposes greater use of biofuels as an alternative to increasing… Read more »

Snail shells inspire new battery design

Nanostructured electrodes in Li-ion batteries have several advantages, including shorter distances for charge-carrying particles to travel and a high surface area that provides more active sites for electrochemical reactions to occur. However, working with nanoscale materials is tricky – due to their tiny size, they can be hard to control and hold in place. To… Read more »

Clenergy EV adds more CPOs to its European e-roaming network, enables touch-free payments

EV charging software provider Clenergy EV has announced multiple new strategic partnerships that will give its customers access to a wider range of public chargers, as well as the option of paying with contactless cards. The new e-roaming partners include Shell Recharge, Total, Ionity, Osprey, ChargePoint, EVBox and Powerdot, among others. Clenergy customers can now… Read more »

ubitricity and UK Power Networks to launch program that shifts charging demand from peak hours

UK EV charge point operator ubitricity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell, has signed an initial two-year “flexibility tender” agreement with electricity distribution network UK Power Networks to implement a pilot smart charging program at selected public charge points.  The program is designed to reduce strain on the grid by shifting a considerable portion of… Read more »

ubitricity to deploy 1,050 public EV charge points in Southwest London

UK EV charging network ubitricity, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, has been appointed by the councils of the London boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth to install and maintain a network of 1,050 public EV charge points. There will be 525 in each borough. “The current surge in EV sales is driving increased demand for charging… Read more »

An inside look at how utilities view EVs: expanding electricity sales without adding new customers

Q&A with the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Peter Westlake. Anyone who would deploy any kind of large-scale EV charging project needs to work closely (and early) with their local electrical utility. This can be a complex undertaking, especially for companies that work in different regions, as there are around 1,600 utilities in the US, subject to… Read more »

EV charging is changing, Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms

Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape for… Read more »

CharIN and ICMM launch new task force to electrify mining vehicles

The electrification of mining haul trucks has taken a step forward with the launch of the CharIN Mining Task Force, a partnership between charging standards body CharIN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The task force will address technical bottlenecks around the interoperability of charging systems for zero-emission mining vehicles. These are… Read more »

Improve EV charging ROI and customer experience by choosing the right fast chargers

Q&A with Tritium Chief Sales Officer David Nicholl. In any industry, savvy manufacturers know that success depends on more than just delivering hardware. The best companies work closely with their customers to help them choose the most cost-effective hardware for their specific needs. The EVSE industry is still young, and charger manufacturers and charge point… Read more »