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Which software option is optimal for EV charging CPOs

Which software option is optimal for EV charging CPOs of different scales in 2023: Custom or SaaS? Businesses of every size and industry share much in common, and one of those is the necessity of the software component. EV Charge point operators (CPOs) are not an exclusion. From the very first station installed, their business simply cannot run without...

Oleksandr Fedotov

CTO @ Extrawest
3 minute read |

Last orders! The EU calls time on patent No. 37435

On January 29, 1886, Carl Benz applied for a petrol-powered vehicle patent, which effectively democratised personal mobility up until today. With around 90 million new light vehicles fitted with an internal combustion engine entering the world's roads each year, 149 years since its birth, time will finally be called on patent 37435 across Europe. Last month the European Union...

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

Mondial de l’Auto – promised little, yet delivered lots

Look beyond the extremely diluted exhibitor list at only the second European Auto Show to take place since COVID struck in 2020, and the number of manufacturers is thinning out faster than a middle-aged man trying to comb over a receding hairline. Glancing over the attendees at this week's Paris show, one could have been forgiven for avoiding the...

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

Is China’s tiger about to bite?

Coinciding with the year of the tiger, Chinese OEMs, once having been the butt of all automotive jokes following failed crash tests and poor quality standards, now feel confident enough to give it another shot with a fully-charged line-up. The class of 2022 is almost unrecognisable from those models arriving 15 years ago.

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

H1 West European electric passenger car market

Mention the auto industry nowadays, and a relatively young-looking Californian electric car manufacturer will surely be heard. Present on the European market for a decade with a genuine own creation, the Model S (although it shared Mercedes parts thanks to its then shareholder) got the ball rolling.

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

Western Europe BEV market continues to witness slow growth

Provisional Schmidt Automotive Research data suggests that the West European pure electric BEV new passenger car market continued to tread water this year. BEVs accounted for 12.5 per cent of the total new car market across the 18 West European market region monitored by the European Electric Car Study during the opening half of 2022.

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

What happens once the government stabilisers are detached?

Like learning to ride a bike, the European electric car industry has been supported by various stabilisers over the years. These have provided confidence through generous consumer purchase subsidies on the one side and tax incentives on the other, while an additional regulatory stick in the form of CO2 fleet average targets keeps OEMs on their toes. Those stabilisers...

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
3 minute read |

Battery Design: from chemistry to pack

Designed by battery engineers for battery engineers. The site is organized by system and function, thus making it easy for you to find information. When you think about designing a battery pack you think at cell, module, BMS and pack level. However, you need to also rapidly think in terms of: electrical, thermal, mechanical, control and safety. Looking at...

Nigel Taylor

founder @ BatteryDesign.net

Pause for breath as West EU EV market screeches to a halt?

Babies learning to take their first steps inevitably take a tumble after making those first initial paces. In a similar vein, Europe's electric car market stumbled slightly in April. Having appeared ever more confident since European CO2 fleet average emissions increased in 2020/21 (95g/km NEDC cycle) – following 130g/km in the half-decade period before that – the market is...

Matthias Schmidt

European Automotive Market Analyst @ Schmidt Automotive Research
4 minute read |

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