Posts Tagged charging

France Celebrates Milestone of 20,000 Charging Stations

The electric vehicle charging infrastructure in France has been growing rapidly of late, and last month reached the milestone of 20,048 stations at some 7,242 locations. Compared to year ago, France had 14,799 stations at 4,507 locations, making the increase 35.5% and 60.7% respectively. The country’s long term goal is…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 3

UK Bill Would Make Chargers Mandatory At Gas Stations

UK’s Department for Transport has announced a plan to require the installation of charging points for electric vehicle at motorway service stations, and at larger gas stations. There is already some 11,500 charging points in the UK today (mostly AC), but several thousand more located at gas stations would be…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 16

ChargePoint CEO Says Gas Stations Aren’t A Model For EV Charging

ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano shared his thoughts this Summer on why the gas station business model doesn’t fit with the future of electric cars. The EV charging infrastructure of today is far from perfect, but the electrification of gas stations, or following their model for plug-in vehicles is not the solution. Stats: ChargePoint doubled…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 92

ABB Introduces 150-350 kW ABB Terra HP High Power Chargers

ABB is introducing its new high power charging solution – the Terra HP, designed for 150-350 kW power outputs, while at the same time being dual-standard: CHAdeMO and CCS Combo. The new chargers are two separate units – the cabinet that provides power, and the station terminals with charging connectors…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 34

Tesla Supercharger Count Surpasses 1,000

1,000 and still growing at a rapid rate. The Tesla Supercharger network has reached a milestone of 1,000 stations installed around the world since late 2012, when the first few were opened in California. Supercharge.info, a site that tracks all of the Tesla Superchargers, lists the following data: 449 stations…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 25

ChargePoint Expands Its European Charging Network

ChargePoint has recently introduced solutions for every charging need in Europe – the second-largest global EV market, using a $125 million Series G investment from Siemens and Daimler. These solutions include charging stations for home, work, around town, and long distance travel. While the DC chargers in play for Europe…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 9