Innogy Ready To Increase Charging Infrastructure In California And Other ZEV States

1 month ago by Mark Kane 16

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Innogy, a subsidiary of German utility RWE, has announced that it is entering the U.S. market through a new subsidiary – innogy e-mobility US LLC.  Hopefully they go with some other name in their advertising promotions.

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The headquarters of the start-up is to be in Los Angeles, California; that state, along with the other ZEV states, will be the main target for ongoing operations as a technology and service provider for charging solutions.

In Europe, innogy has installed more than 5,700 charging stations (mostly AC).

Peter Terium, CEO of innogy SE said:

“We are firm believers in the future of electric mobility. For this reason, innogy is working constantly to drive forward the expansion of clean, climate-friendly mobility. In Germany, we are already the leader in terms of number of charging points. Now we want to continue this success in the U.S.. For there too, electric mobility and climate protection are a mega-topic for many states and big cities – and we have the innovative solutions for tomorrow’s traffic.”

Martin Herrmann, COO Retail of innogy SE said:

“I am delighted that in Cameron Funk we have gained a pioneer in the American e-mobility industry. With his outstanding body of work, network in the industry and comprehensive experience, he will be leading our business in the US market.”

Cameron Funk is to manage innogy e-mobility US LLC as its first CEO. His previous role was Director of Business Development for ABM Industries Inc.

“I am excited to be given this opportunity to help shape innogy’s entry into the e-mobility market in the USA as a representative of one of the top players in Europe. We have the right products and an excellent, highly motivated team, which will enable us to build a successful future in the USA.”

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16 responses to "Innogy Ready To Increase Charging Infrastructure In California And Other ZEV States"

  1. DJ says:

    But but but, only car makers can truly provide sufficient charging infrastructure to make the EV revolution happen!

    I wish them luck, hopefully they’re part of some network (or some other pay to charge program) so you don’t have to have yet another card to charge.

    1. Kdawg says:

      This is what I’m reading:

      “all of our charging stations rely on renewable energy only. ”
      I wonder if they will do this in the US too?

      “The company’s new “Share&Charge” app connects EV drivers and private charging station owners.”
      https://shareandcharge.com/en/

      “As the first and only charging point operator, innogy is able to bill you accurately for the electricity you use down to the last kilowatt hour”

      “We have developed a unique IT system that links your charging stations with many different services in the background.”

      1. Kdawg says:

        And;

        “Billing & invoicing will be taken care of by Share&Charge in a transparent and uncomplicated manner. We will take care of your transactions and will generate the invoice for you.”

        1. Kdawg says:

          How it works:
          Register your car.

          Transfer money to your Share&Charge wallet (via Paypal, credit card or “Sofortüberweisung”).

          Search and find charging stations via our interactive map.

          Choose a charging station.

          Charge at the charging station.

          The charging costs will be transferred from you Share&Charge wallet to the owner of the charging station.

          You will receive an invoice via E-Mail.

          ———–
          What I want to know is will this app play along w/all the other existing networks.

          1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

            This seems way more complicated…..lol
            I’ve never registered by opec goo gobbler at Shell or Chevron……lol

            Just swipe my debit……..DONE!

            That’s really how it should be.

      2. Astros says:

        They also state on their https://iam.innogy.com/en/about-innogy/electric-mobility/know-how/charging page that “Charging can be paid for conveniently via PayPal or by credit card.”

  2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    Hope these things have a point of sale method. This crap having to be part of Semaconnect, Chargepoint, EVGO, Blink, Aerovironment, NRG blah blah etc…… needs to GO!

    I didn’t have to be part of anything to get Gas.

    1. Astros says:

      Digging through their website, they state:
      “Our smart charging stations can be accessed by using employee IDs, company smartphones or our intelligent charging cables (Plug&Charge). Vouchers for visitors are also an option.”

      Now, that’s just for workplace charging, since that is what it looks like they have done in the past, but it doesn’t sound like a credit card reader is part of their plan.

      1. Astros says:

        Looks like Kdawg found more relevant information above.

        1. Astros says:

          Actually, elsewhere on their site they state for public charging:
          “Charging can be paid for conveniently via PayPal or by credit card.”

          That’s much better!

    2. unlucky says:

      In California you don’t have to be a member of anything to use a publicly-available charger. It’s the law.

      It’ll probably require a special app on your smartphone though, as the rest of them do. That’s allowed under the law and is the most popular option it seems.

      1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

        It should be just swipe my card and……DONE.

        It’s not like the technology isn’t there.
        That’s about as KISS as you can get.

      2. energymatters says:

        Not exactly. If the charge station owner has taken CA public money to help get their station in place then you have to be able to pay via Credit Card. Not exactly a restriction on publicly available.

  3. James says:

    Ah, the roadblocks to mass EV adoption…

    I’m dreaming of public inductive charging pads, while charging point providers create complex hoops we need to understand and comply with just to use their network. How far in years are we away from standafdization?!!

    While I am averse to counting on government for much more than providing me a military to protect us all, roads and to TRY to provide safe borders…It seems we will reach a point where a regulating body will have to plot a course to standardisation so citizens can plug in everywhere and use a common payment method for all.

    Each day that goes by makes Tesla’s Supercharger and destination charger networks look to be not only their ace in the hole, but a bonus to every Tesla owner unmatched by a far by any competitor.

    1. James says:

      I am fascinated by the urban Superchargers, and trying to foresee just what will happen once 500,000 Model 3 and Ys are driving around my country.

      Weekly we hear about expansions of existing sites and new record 40 charger locations, but will it be enough? My instincts say no.

      At some point the dam must break and somebody will need to partner with Tesla as lines form and complaints rise. I can see autonomous stations where the cars decide who is next in line and park themselves over that now available inductive spot. Each Supercharger station needs a human attendant to insure safety and address any concerns or issues. So much for robots taking all our jobs.

      You pull into a one acre lot equipped with 50 Superchargers that inductively juice up your car at 250kwh, you go grab a coffee drink, shop, lunch, haircut, whatever. Rather than the charging place be stuck in a distant corner of a parking lot, the charging center IS the parking lot! While you are away or in your car writing a post on Insideevs with the phone,tablet,laptop, the car waits for an open spot, then enters it after the car using it autonomously backs out and parks itself!

      All the tech is here now. When you buy the car you sign a waiver alleviating Tesla and it’s partners of liability in case of injury or misuse.

  4. Xav says:

    It’s Call Pay Per Charge with Credit Card or Debit Card. All EA (Electrify America) stations will have to accept credit/debit cards. There’s only one MFG that makes chargers ready to accept credit card/debit cards: BTCPower in Santa Ana, California….

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