Category Archives: Electric Vehicle

The search for ‘what’s next?’ in the power industry

If Statkraft were a seafaring vessel, then SVP and Head of New Business Bjørn Holsen would be its lookout – the person tasked to study the horizon and act on whatever is coming their way. Bjørn Holsen was there when the Norwegian continental shelf was being developed. He was part of the burgeoning oil and … Continue reading The search for ‘what’s next?’ in the power industry

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GE Renewable Energy signs MoU with General Motors to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced they have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. The initial focus of the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy signs MoU with General Motors to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

The agreement includes the installation of super-fast (150kW), fast (50kW) and semi-fast (22kW) charging points, which will be geolocated and managed through Iberdrola’s Public Charging App The chargers will be located in the car parks of nearly 200 Burger King® and Popeyes® restaurants, where users will be able to charge their electric car batteries in … Continue reading Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

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Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

Iberdrola is accelerating its investment plan to install more than 150,000 chargers within five years, deploying a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with equipment purchases and contracts with installers Supernova is the first public fast charger developed by Wallbox and, due to its technology and modular design, offers advantages in terms of energy efficiency, installation … Continue reading Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

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Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

Vattenfall and Volvo Car Corporation started a first-of-its-kind joint venture, V2, in 2009. The aim was to put plug-in hybrid cars on the market. In December 2020, the joint venture was dissolved and the joint venture can look back on a successful cooperation that in many ways paved the way for electric vehicles. In May … Continue reading Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

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Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

It is making advances with its sustainable mobility plan, which entails installing 150,000 electric chargers in homes, companies and on public roads. Iberdrola is stepping up investments in electric mobility by awarding contracts worth 50 million euros to 20 small and medium-sized companies in eleven Autonomous Regions for the installation of charge points and charge … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

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Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with annual volume of up to 170 gigawatt hours  Green electricity to flow from Luxcara’s German solar farm to VW starting in 2022  VW and RWE in talks about further purchase agreements  RWE Supply & Trading will source electricity from Germany’s largest independent solar park from 2022 onwards and supply … Continue reading Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

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Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

Steered charging of electric vehicles can provide the electricity grid with much needed flexibility. In Berlin and Amsterdam, Vattenfall is running two interesting new projects to test flexible charging. The advancing electrification of our society is generating increased demand for renewable electricity. However, since its feed-in fluctuates, the match between supply and demand is becoming … Continue reading Flexible charging cuts electricity bills and creates grid stability

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Iberdrola and the Quadis dealership network ally to drive electric mobility

The energy group is contributing solutions to install electric vehicle charging points and self-consumption both in the dealerships themselves and for their customers and employees. The companies have joined forces as part of their commitment to a more sustainable business model. Iberdrola and the Quadis dealership network have entered into an agreement whereby they will … Continue reading Iberdrola and the Quadis dealership network ally to drive electric mobility

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Iberdrola, Volkswagen and SEAT strengthen their partnership to accelerate electrification in Spain

The energy company becomes a strategic partner for the supply of renewable energy in the vehicle value chain and together they will develop a public charging infrastructure network This alliance will contribute to achieving the emissions reduction targets set by the Green Deal and the decarbonisation of Spain Iberdrola, SEAT S.A. and the Volkswagen Group … Continue reading Iberdrola, Volkswagen and SEAT strengthen their partnership to accelerate electrification in Spain

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Naturgy is promoting sustainable mobility by building its first 38 hydrogen fuel stations in Spain

Naturgy has presented the Spanish government’s Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Ministry of Science and Innovation with a project to build 38 hydrogen fuel stations at a national level with the aim of providing a hydrogen-refuelling service in the urban-to-interurban environment and thereby boosting sustainable mobility … Continue reading Naturgy is promoting sustainable mobility by building its first 38 hydrogen fuel stations in Spain

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Mer becomes a leading EV charging operator in Sweden

Statkraft enters into partnership with Bee Charging Solutions AB by acquiring 51 per cent of the company, while Öresundkraft, Jämtkraft and Tekniska Verken will keep 49 per cent. Together with Statkraft’s Swedish charging business Grön Kontakt AB, Bee Charging Solutions will now become one of the biggest operators in Sweden, Mer Sweden AB. Bee is … Continue reading Mer becomes a leading EV charging operator in Sweden

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Enel Green Power and FNM sign agreement for green hydrogen development

Examining and identifying the best way to supply green hydrogen – produced exclusively using renewable energy – for mobility by rail in Lombardy, as part of the “H2IseO” project. This is the aim of the memorandum of understanding signed by FNM and Enel Green Power. The agreement, signed by FNM Chairman Andrea Gibelli and Enel … Continue reading Enel Green Power and FNM sign agreement for green hydrogen development

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When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

President Joe Biden wants to electrify the federal vehicle fleet. Tesla Inc. just sold half a million plug-in cars and expects to increase that by 50% a year. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are even working on electric Hummers and F-150s. So where’s the power going to come from? EVs are already greener … Continue reading When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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Green hydrogen for sustainable transport in Northern Germany

Statkraft and Energiepark Emden, a consortium consisting of Brons Group, GP Joule, SCORE and Terravent, based in Northern Germany, today signed a Letter of Intent. The aim is to jointly put the East Frisian public and private transport sectors on a green footing. The companies plan to produce green hydrogen and establish a corresponding value … Continue reading Green hydrogen for sustainable transport in Northern Germany

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Vestas signed a partnership with Enel X to accelerate the electrification of its company fleet

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a world leader in wind energy solutions, signed a partnership with Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, to accelerate the electrification of its company fleet. Through the agreement, Enel X will be providing Vestas with the required charging infrastructure to electrify its corporate fleet across its most … Continue reading Vestas signed a partnership with Enel X to accelerate the electrification of its company fleet

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Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola is rolling out a charging infrastructure plan with increased investment and a commitment to faster charging that will involve installing 150,000 charging points in homes, companies and on the roads (in cities and between them) over the next five years Volvo is leading the sustainable transformation of the car industry with the implementation of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

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