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VW unit Electrify America said it plans to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019. The charging stations will be located at roughly 500 sites.
Continental has developed two battery charging systems that aim to tackle the obstacles of range, weight and cost often associated with charging technology.
Rolling out super chargers along highways in Europe and North America is key to unlocking sales of electric cars, according to the head of the biggest network provider.
Toyota, which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars, looks more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in EVs as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era.
Germany's Hubject, which is developing a standard method to pay at EV charging stations, secured fresh funds from shareholders to expand into China and the United States.
Most analysts focus on the cost and range of vehicle battery packs, but Continental executives believe market interest is more dependent on battery charging systems.
BMW has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to improve electric-vehicle accessibility in national parks by promising to install up to 100 charging stations.
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