January 27, 2021

EV Connect Partner Program to Deliver Best-in-Class Electric Vehicle Charging

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the success of improving charge station reliability through its groundbreaking EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program, EV Connect today announced a new Partner Program to simplify charge station deployment, improve the ownership experience for site owners, and ensure both charge station and charging network interoperability, as well as enhance the EV driver experience. The program is the industry’s first and most comprehensive integrated hardware-software partner program for EV charging and is designed to fortify technical, business, and support relationships with charging station manufacturers. Additionally, the program aims to bundle turnkey EV charging solutions into comprehensive offerings that simplify the selling, buying, and management process of EV charging for drivers and site owners. Industry leaders BTCPower, EVBox, and EVoCharge are premier partners of the program.

By joining the EV Connect Partner Program, BTCPower, EVBox, and EVoCharge gain access to

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Daimler labor chief urges lawmakers to promote car charging

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European lawmakers should promote electric car charging infrastructure as aggressively as they seek to lower carbon dioxide emissions, Michael Brecht, works council chief at German carmaker Daimler <DAIGn.DE>, told Reuters.

Carmakers have warned that European Commission proposals to cut average new car emissions in 2030 by 50% below 2021 levels threaten manufacturing jobs, which are heavily dependent on assembling combustion engine cars.

Overall demand for cars could suffer if ownership of electric vehicles was not made more attractive with more readily available charging networks, Brecht said.

“The political establishment should not decide on a green deal to tighten carbon dioxide emission limits unconditionally,” Brecht told Reuters. “There has to be a master plan for ramping up charging infrastructure. There are lots of small initiatives but there is nobody bringing it all together.”

Earlier this week, the European Parliament voted in favor of a legally binding target for

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Daimler labour chief urges lawmakers to promote car charging

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European lawmakers should promote electric car charging infrastructure as aggressively as they seek to lower carbon dioxide emissions, Michael Brecht, works council chief at German carmaker Daimler, told Reuters.

Carmakers have warned that European Commission proposals to cut average new car emissions in 2030 by 50% below 2021 levels threaten manufacturing jobs, which are heavily dependent on assembling combustion engine cars.

Overall demand for cars could suffer if ownership of electric vehicles was not made more attractive with more readily available charging networks, Brecht said.

“The political establishment should not decide on a green deal to tighten carbon dioxide emission limits unconditionally,” Brecht told Reuters. “There has to be a master plan for ramping up charging infrastructure. There are lots of small initiatives but there is nobody bringing it all together.”

Earlier this week, the European Parliament voted in favour of a legally binding target for the

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New electric vehicle startup puts charging station at Findlay Market

A new Cincinnati startup has put an electric vehicle charging station at Findlay Market – and hopes to put new charging stations throughout the region.



a parking meter covered in snow: A Cincinnati startup called Electrada installed an electric vehicle charging station at Findlay Market.


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A Cincinnati startup called Electrada installed an electric vehicle charging station at Findlay Market.

The station at Findlay Market, with two charging ports, replaces an older station that was often out-of-order, said Kevin Kushman, CEO of the startup Electrada, which launched in Over-the-Rhine in April.

The older station went the way of many grant-funded charging stations, Kushman said: from working well to working sometimes to barely working at all.

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Electrada’s model hopes to fix that problem. They own and operate the stations they put in, so they make sure they stay in good working order, Kushman said.

Findlay Market pays nothing for the new station –

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Electric car energy tariff and charging comparison site launched



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The UK’s first all-in-one website for comparing electric car-focused energy tariffs, home charge units and charger installations has been launched.

Comparison site Rightcharge has the potential to save customers more than £230 per year, as well as in excess of £100 on the upfront cost of installing a home charge unit.

Electric car registrations are up 157 per cent so far in 2020, but Rightcharge says drivers who buy EVs are missing the opportunity to switch to special EV energy tariffs and install smart charge points, costing them hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills in some cases.

Rightcharge aims to prevent this by allowing drivers to compare the most suitable tariffs and chargers, as well as find out which firm is best to have install the charger.

EV-oriented energy tariffs and smart chargers save electric car drivers money by only charging their vehicles

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