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UK lags behind Europe on home EV charging speeds

When you think of roadblocks to EV adoption, vision-challenged automakers, uneducated dealerships and SUV-loving consumers make for convenient culprits. However, in many parts of the world, arcane technical and political issues also present major challenges. In the UK, a technical issue having to do with the electrical grid is emerging as a limitation on home… Read more »

Fiat partners with EVBox for charging stations

Fiat has partnered with EVBox, a charging station manufacturer and subsidiary of the energy company ENGIE, to provide charging systems for its new EVs. ENGIE will set up Fiat’s online platform, and will install and maintain charging stations for customers and approximately 2,800 dealers in 14 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,… Read more »

The Wallbox Copper proves EV chargers can be beautiful too

The Spanish charging station company Wallbox is growing quickly and winning awards. The Red Dot Product Design award is given every year to consumer products with exceptional design, from luxury watches to elegant furniture to stunning sports cars. You might not expect an EV charger to share that stage, but among the 2019 Red Dot… Read more »

Tesla’s Model 3 was the top-selling car in Switzerland in March

I’ve written so many articles about Switzerland being an EV laggard in Europe that it’s only fair to trumpet the news that the Swiss auto market has been “struck by Tesla lightning,” as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the country’s top daily newspapers, put it. Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling car of any… Read more »

Muir Commons: A case study in MUD EV infrastructure

One of the thorniest problems with the transition to EVs is how to provide charging infrastructure for residents of multi-unit dwellings. In California, the world’s laboratory of electromobility, at least one electric utility is offering an incentive program to help owners of MUDs get charging stations set up for their tenants. Pacific Gas and Electric… Read more »

GreenFlux and Unica to provide 1000 EV charging stations to the Dutch government

EV charging infrastructure provider GreenFlux and energy solutions provider Unica have been granted a large contract by the Dutch government to build, manage, and maintain EV charging infrastructure at more than 100 government offices across the Netherlands. The two companies will construct a total of 1,000 charging stations, intended to serve government vehicles and private… Read more »

Allego and GIREVE partner to give EV drivers access to charging points throughout Europe

Charging network operator Allego has joined forces with GIREVE, which offers a platform designed to enable e-mobility roaming by acting as an interface between dissimilar systems. The two companies have formed a partnership to give GIREVE customers access to the Allego network. By using GIREVE’s Connect Place, Allego can now offer e-mobility service providers access… Read more »

FIA approves Tesla Model S racing series

The dream of a Tesla racing series is rapidly becoming a reality. The Electric Production Car Series (originally called Electric GT), has been officially sanctioned by the FIA, the governing body for world motorsports. The EPCS will be the second FIA racing series for electric cars, joining the Formula E series, which recently kicked off… Read more »

ABB invests $10 million in new e-mobility research center

Swiss electronics giant ABB is building a new global headquarters and R&D center that will focus on its EVSE products. The $10-million, 3,600-square-meter facility will be built on the TU Delft Campus in the Dutch city of Heertjeslaan, and is due for completion in June 2019. The complex will house up to 120 people, and… Read more »

LeasePlan and Allego offer new home-to-office charging service

Car sharing firm LeasePlan and charging solution provider Allego have announced a new partnership to provide LeasePlan EV customers with access to personal chargers at home and at work. The charge points are designed to enable drivers to be automatically reimbursed for load balancing services provided to utilities. The scheme will initially be rolled out… Read more »