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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Germany

German startup HeyCharge facilitates EVSE installation in parking garages

BMW i Ventures, the BMW Group’s venture capital firm, has invested in German startup HeyCharge, which is on a mission to install EV charging stations in locations such as apartment complexes and office buildings. “HeyCharge enables EV charging without an internet connection, which is a key enabler to cover untapped white spots,” said Kasper Sage,… Read more »

Deutsche Bahn orders 44 Stadler battery-electric trains

DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates regional and commuter train services in Germany, has ordered 44 battery-electric Flirt Akku multiple units from Swiss manufacturer Stadler. The first of the 44 multiple units are to go into passenger service on eight routes in the Pfalz region December 2025, and the diesel trains currently… Read more »

Germany increases funding for residential charging station subsidies to €800 million

Faced with heavy demand for grants for residential charging stations, the German government has topped up funding for the program by €300 million, bringing the total available to €800 million ($926 million). Private individuals, housing associations and property developers are eligible for a grant of €900 ($1,042) towards the purchase and installation of a private… Read more »

CarMedialab provides charging management system for Leipzig electric buses

The public transport operator for Leipzig, Germany plans to bring 21 VDL electric buses into service on three routes before the end of this year. To ensure they are charged efficiently and cost-effectively, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) will use a charging management system from INIT subsidiary CarMedialab. LVB’s depot management system, which has been updated to… Read more »

Polish EVSE maker to test new heavy-duty EV chargers at charging hubs

Charging station manufacturer Ekoenergetyka is working on a series of charging stations with capacities ranging from 750 to 1,500 kW. The company plans to launch the new “ultrachargers” at test charging hubs for passenger and heavy-duty EVs in Germany and Poland. According to the company, one of its new 750 kW chargers could add 400… Read more »

Chakratec partners with Premier Inn on kinetic EV charging installation in Germany

Chakratec, a provider of kinetic energy storage technology for EV charging, has completed  a project with British hotel chain Premier Inn, enabling guests at the hotel’s Leipzig, Germany location to charge their EVs throughout their stay. Premier Inn is the first to deploy Chakratec’s charging technology in Germany, and Chakratec says this is the first… Read more »

Volkswagen plans to install 300 kW DC charging stations at German sites

Charging power levels are on an upward trend, as OEMs and charging providers strive to enable longer ranges and faster charging times. Volkswagen is planning a major expansion of the charging infrastructure at its company facilities in Germany—some 750 new charging points are planned for 2021, and some of these will be High Power Charging… Read more »

Berlin adds 90 Solaris e-buses, expanding its electric fleet to 123 units

Polish bus builder Solaris has delivered 90 new Urbino 12 electric buses to Berlin’s BVG transit agency, bringing the number of Solaris electric buses operating in Berlin to a total of 123. The 65-passenger e-buses feature battery packs with a total nominal capacity of 300 kWh, and are charged using a plug-in system. They sport… Read more »

Munich electrifies an entire bus line with 8 new Ebusco buses

With the deployment of 8 new electric buses from Netherlands-based manufacturer Ebusco, the Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has fully electrified the city’s bus line 144, which runs over the Landshutter Allee and through Olympia Park. The new 12-meter Ebusco 2.2 city buses join 4 Ebusco buses that were delivered to Munich earlier this year. Line… Read more »

Düsseldorf bakery claims to have Germany’s largest fast charging hub

German organic baker Roland Schüren is a long-time supporter of the clean-tech revolution (Energiewende in German). The bakery, located at the busy Kreuz Hilden motorway junction near Düsseldorf, features a large EV charging facility and a rooftop photovoltaic installation. It’s a well-known meeting point for EV enthusiasts, who can top up their batteries while enjoying… Read more »