100 new charging sites in Finland, Philips 66 and EV charging, artificial intelligence, satellites – EV news today

Phillips 66 enters electric vehicle charging with FreeWire, 100 new charging sites are added in Finland, more heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles are coming to off-road industries, and Audi is reducing annual carbon emissions by about 2,600 tons in switching the company to rail transport batteries And more battery news. Scroll down for more electric vehicle news in the past few days!

EV charging news

Kesko 100 new charging site in Finland: K-Charging network will double by 2022

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“At the end of the year, the K-Auto electric vehicle charging network, operated by K-Auto, covers about 200 stations across Finland. There are plans to open completely new stations and upgrade the old popular ones. The focus remains on increasing the number of fast and high-energy charging points” .

“This year, we are growing faster than ever and doubling the size of our network. In line with our strategy, we will continue to expand the network along with K-retailers where there is demand, ie to cities and places important for travel,” says Tom von Bonsdorf, Managing Director About K-Charging.

“During the year, K-Lataus will expand to several new locations that customers desired. They include Loimaa, Jämsä, Pori and Keminmaa. Each will be equipped with 200 kW chargers that can charge four cars simultaneously. In addition to the new stations, they will be renovated Many ancient sites, especially in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The wishes of customers have also been listened to.”

Phillips 66 taps FreeWire Technologies to support first US electric vehicle charging program

Philips 66 (NYSE: PSX) has signed a letter of intent with FreeWire Technologies to support the first electric vehicle charging program in the United States, the two companies announced Wednesday.

“This announcement highlights Philips 66’s commitment to pursuing low-carbon solutions and is an endorsement of FreeWire’s ultra-fast charging technology and integrated battery. The two companies will explore opportunities to deploy FreeWire technology at Philips 66’s US fueling stations and other strategic locations.

“With the growing adoption of electric vehicles, the Philips 66 is working with FreeWire to bring consumers electric gas stations that meet their expectations of high-speed charging on the go,” said Pam McGuinness, Vice President of Global Marketing at Philips 66.

EV . News

Renault renews its all-electric LCV range with the all-new Kangoo Van E-TECH and the new 52 kWh Master E-TECH

“Now 36 years after the first all-electric prototype and 10 years after the first public sale of the all-electric Kangoo ZE, with over 70,000 units sold since then, Renault has established itself as the global and European leader in electric vehicles.

“Renault is revamping its all-electric LCV range, starting with the all-new Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric and the all-new 52 kWh Master E-TECH Electric for even more flexibility and freedom without compromise.”

Mercedes-Benz USA Announces Pricing and Packing Fittings for its All-New, All-Electric EQB SUV

“The EQB SUV is the highly anticipated all-new, all-electric addition to the Mercedes-EQ lineup. A durable and practical SUV with rugged and compact dimensions, the EQB offers plenty of space for up to seven passengers with an optional third row. On arrival at US dealerships by the summer of 2022, the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC will start at $54,500 and the EQB 350 4MATIC will start at $58,050*”

Navigation, artificial intelligence, satellites

Geespace successfully launched the first 9 satellites

“Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group* and the first developer, operator and mass producer of commercial low-orbit satellites in China, has successfully launched the first nine low-Earth orbit satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. …

“Geespace’s GeeSAT-1 is China’s first highly flexible, high-performance, mass-produced modular satellite in low orbit in China. They will provide accurate positioning and communication support for the use of automotive brands in Geely Holdings’ portfolio, enabling true and secure autonomous driving that will connect vehicles to vehicles and architecture infrastructure with vehicles to achieve true autonomous driving.”

sevaythe world’s leading independent heavy equipment manufacturer, has established a cooperation with Siemens Today to create a fleet of autonomous and emission-free heavy vehicles for Obayashi Corporation. SafeAI and Siemens will work with Obayashi, a leading global construction company based in Japan, to create smarter, safer, more sustainable and more productive construction sites. “

Batteries, raw materials, rail transport

From truck to train: Audi shifts delivery of battery units to Brussels

“The Holistic Approach to Zero Carbon Logistics celebrates the premiere: battery and cell units from Hungary in the future will be delivered to Brussels by rail instead of trucks. This switch will reduce annual carbon emissions by about 2,600 tons – and serve as a model to revolutionize, if possible, all Shipments of vehicle manufacturer battery components. Reducing the company’s environmental footprint is the central goal of the environmental program across sites, Mission: Zero.”

Stellantis secures a supply of low-emission lithium for electric vehicle production in North America from controlled heat sources

“In the fight against global warming, strengthening our battery electric vehicle supply chain to support our bold electrification ambitions is critical,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “Ensuring that we have strong, competitive, low-carbon lithium supplies from various partners around the world will enable us to meet our robust electric vehicle production plans in a responsible manner.”

The Stellantis-LG Energy Solution battery joint venture has appointed NextStar Energy, appointed CEO

CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen project in Imperial County, California will recover lithium from geothermal brines using renewable energy and steam to produce battery-grade lithium products in an integrated closed-loop process, eliminating the need for evaporating brine pools, open-pit mines, and fossil-fueled processing. “

Renesas offers a complex device driver to facilitate the development of battery management systems for electric vehicles

“As the electric vehicle market continues to expand rapidly, battery management is a critical component of the success of new vehicles,” said Niall Lin, Vice President of Automotive Video and Analog Power Business at Renesas. “The Renesas ISL78714 IC combined with our new CDD software helps our customers get the best possible performance out of their battery management systems, reduces the development schedule, while easing the challenging process of meeting ASIL D’s stringent safety requirements.”



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