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Tritium announces European expansion, opens EU HQ in The Netherlands

Australia-based EVSE manufacturer Tritium has opened a new European headquarters in Amsterdam. The facility will be the center for its European sales program, and will house a training and accreditation unit for technical service and customer support. It also has the capability to customize Tritium’s products to meet local market needs and specific customer requirements…. Read more »

ICCT analysis: EVs are cleaner than ICE vehicles

Analysts with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) recently compared greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of electric cars to emissions from cars equipped with combustion engines. The findings were not surprising. Among other things, the ICCT analysis indicated that the typical EV produces 50 percent fewer GHG emissions than the average passenger car in Europe…. Read more »

EVs finally starting to catch on in Germany, with Tesla in the lead

As Norway and the Netherlands have become EV capitals, Germany has lagged behind – according to conventional wisdom, because of resistance from the all-powerful German auto industry, combined with consumers’ love of high-speed, long-range driving on the autobahn. However, this picture is changing quickly. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this year German sales could… Read more »

New study finds consumers are behind the curve on EVs

Automakers and policymakers around the world are preparing for the transition to EVs. Toyota, Volvo, VW, BMW, Mercedes and other brands are setting ambitious sales goals and investing substantial sums. Norway, the Netherlands, France, the UK and China are talking about phasing out sales of legacy ICE vehicles. There’s just one key group of stakeholders… Read more »

Allego and Fortum collaborate on an interoperable charging network to span 20 European countries

Charging network operators Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive will collaborate to build an interoperable charging network in metropolitan areas and along highways in more than 20 European countries. The MEGA-E project will include 322 “ultra-fast” chargers and 27 “smart charging hubs.” The roll-out is planned to begin in the first half of 2018, beginning… Read more »

Nordic EV sales reach new heights

The Nordic countries continue to be the most plugged-in place on the planet. After yet another quarter of record sales, the region now has over 200,000 registered plug-in vehicles. In the third quarter of 2017, 21,965 plug-in vehicles were sold, a 39% increase compared to Q3 2016, Insero Quarterly reports. “In the third quarter we… Read more »

Automakers launch joint venture to build 350 kW European charging network

BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have launched a joint venture called IONITY, which will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network across Europe. The network will use the CCS charging standard, and each charging point will have a capacity of up to 350 kW. A total of 20 stations will be opened… Read more »

European auto trade group: EVs are only selling in rich countries with incentives

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published a new report that correlates the market uptake of plug-in vehicles in the EU countries with both GDP and government incentives. Unsurprisingly, ACEA’s data shows that EV uptake is far greater in the richer countries – the only European countries that have a plug-in market share above… Read more »

Shell acquires Dutch charging network NewMotion

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Dutch charging network operator NewMotion, which manages over 30,000 charging points in 25 European countries. Shell has already started to install fast charging stations at its branded retail locations in Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and the Philippines. Shell Recharge, which has been introduced in partnership with… Read more »