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Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

Some 80 public charging stations owned by a number of Dutch municipalities have now been equipped with innovative software that controls the charging speed for electric vehicles according to the supply of electricity. In the coming years, still more of the electricity in the electricity grid will come from sun and wind, but the challenge … Continue reading Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

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Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group with the brands Toyota and Lexus, will in a new collaboration offer full service charging solutions to customers in the Netherlands. This is possible at any Toyota and Lexus dealer when buying an electrical vehicle Pieter van Ommeren, director of Vattenfall InCharge Netherlands: “Louwman Group is an important partner in … Continue reading Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

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Vattenfall and Hyundai boost electric driving together

In a new partnership, Vattenfall and Hyundai make it possible for Dutch customers to purchase a future-proof charging point and charge card from Vattenfall. This is done at the Hyundai dealer, when buying or leasing a KONA Electric or IONIQ Electric. Hyundai offers future-proof 22 kW (3-phase) charging points through Vattenfall, so that drivers can … Continue reading Vattenfall and Hyundai boost electric driving together

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Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

The company will install 150,000 charging points in households, companies and on public highways (urban and interurban) over the next five years · It is investing in ultra and super-fast infrastructure (150 kW and 350 kW) that will have vehicles charged and back on the road in between five and 15 minutes. Iberdrola has installed … Continue reading Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

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Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

Following on from the first electrically powered small aircraft, the next big step for electric flight will be in the commuter class, with 19-seater aircraft. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has teamed up with Bauhaus Luftfahrt to work on the CoCoRe (Cooperation for Commuter Research) project, which examines the … Continue reading Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

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Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

Vattenfall has just connected charging point number 15,000 to its international charging network InCharge. Vattenfall just connected charging point number 15,000 to its growing InCharge network that offers a full range of solutions for charging cars at home, at work and on the go. “It is fantastic to have now passed this milestone together with … Continue reading Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

Electric vehicles (EVs) hold the key to unleash synergies between clean transport and low-carbon electricity. Just as future transport must be increasingly electrified, future power systems must make maximum use of variable renewable energy sources. Smart charging for EVs minimises their load impact and unlocks the flexibility to use more solar and wind power. This … Continue reading Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

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Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

Electric vehicles can be a game-changer for renewable power like wind energy and solar power and offer ideal opportunities for the broader introduction of renewables to the transport sector. Electric vehicles (EVs) create new demand for electricity that can be supplied by renewables. In addition to benefits like reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution, electric mobility … Continue reading Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

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Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

Vattenfall and technology company Honda have today signed a Letter of Intent to introduce convenient home charging solutions and flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. This service will initially be rolled out in the UK and Germany in 2020. Vattenfall´s goal is to enable a fossil free life within … Continue reading Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

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Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would opt for an electric car. In Europe, only the Czechs are more skeptical, with only 13 percent of them able to imagine an electric drive for their next car. This is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. Interest in … Continue reading Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

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Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

At a press conference ahead of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, along with Johannes-Jörg Rüger, CEO of Bosch Engineering GmbH, and Ralf Göttel, CEO of BENTELER, announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) platform.  Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch Engineering and BENTELER will evaluate the best … Continue reading Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

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EDF Renewables acquires PowerFlex Systems to Accelerate Deployment of EV in the United States

EDF Renewables announced it has acquired Los Altos, California-based PowerFlex Systems (PowerFlex), a pioneer in managed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology. This acquisition will enable a single ecosystem for distributed energy that seamlessly integrates Electric Vehicle smart charging, solar, storage and building load. The investment is part of EDF Renewables’ strategy in the USA in … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires PowerFlex Systems to Accelerate Deployment of EV in the United States

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

For the same investment, the new wind power and solar energy projects together with electric cars that run on batteries in the future will produce up to seven times more useful energy than gasoline cars with oil prices close to current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA . Oil will have to fall to between … Continue reading Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

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Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

A stunning new report from French-based global banking group BNP Paribas signals the death toll for the petrol industry – a mixture of solar, wind power and electric vehicles can deliver more than six times the “mobility” returns on each dollar invested than oil. The report, entitled “Wells, Wires and Wheels”, has been described as … Continue reading Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

Electric vehicles provide an important end-use for renewable energy by allowing for the replacement of fossil fuels in certain transport applications. As the market share of EVs grows, they also support the integration of VRE by presenting options for demand-side response, for example through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  The global stock of passenger EVs (electric cars) … Continue reading 2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

Vattenfall and the City of Amsterdam, together with grid owner Liander, the infrastructure competence center Elaad, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, today launch Flexpower, the largest public smart charging network for electric vehicles in Amsterdam. This innovative solution enables faster charging, maximal use of renewable electricity and more efficient use of the electric … Continue reading Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

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