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Navigating the Green Transition: The Swedish Path to EVSE and Electrified Industries
Amidst an era of escalating climate awareness, the push for sustainability within the Swedish industrial and business sectors has surged. This article intends to enlighten readers on this growing exigency, exploring the challenges and prospects involved, whilst spotlighting innovative products, services, and solutions. These advancements not only bolster Sweden’s competitive edge but accentuate its stature as a sustainable industrial nation, with a special focus on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), electric car charging, and the transition from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs).
07 joulukuuta 2023
Time to support electric vehicle conversion of cars in Sweden as well
The Swedish government's new scrapping premium must be supplemented with more measures - one area is support for electric conversion; whereby fossil-fuelled cars are simply converted to run on electricity. Daniel Forsberg, Marketing Manager EVSE at CTEK, gives ten suggestions on what Sweden can do to easily increase the share of electric vehicles.
14 marraskuuta 2023
Winter-Ready Your Lawn Mower or Car with CTEK's Duo: Seamless Charging and Monitoring
When the cold winds of winter begin to howl, it becomes imperative to shield and prepare our valued machinery. Enthusiasts of lawn mowers or summer cars know it's not just about tucking them away. True protection lies in diligent battery maintenance, ensuring their vitality for the sunny days ahead. CTEK's unparalleled duo is crafted with this mission in mind, making it an indispensable ally for both mowers and cars.
05 joulukuuta 2023
CTEK issuing a product safety notice for SMARTPASS products
Today, November 30 2023, CTEK is issuing a product safety notice related to SMARTPASS 120S (40-289), SMARTPASS 120 (40-185) and SMARTPASS (56-676).
30 marraskuuta 2023
Latest CC2 Firmware 4.4 Launch: A Leap in User Interface and Security
The newest upgrade, Firmware 4.4 for the CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2) series, marks a significant stride in enhancing user interaction and security. Developed in response to user feedback, this update is a game-changer in terms of functionality and safety.
17 marraskuuta 2023
Winter Storage Wisdom: Keeping Your Ride Ready for Spring's Return
Embarking on summer drives with your seasonal car or motorcycle is a unique joy. Yet, if the thought of stowing away your cherished vehicle for the winter has crossed your mind, CTEK offers valuable advice for intelligent winter storage. This ensures your vehicle's battery remains in optimal condition, poised for a seamless start when spring arrives.
16 marraskuuta 2023
Prepare your car for winter with a simple yet crucial step —charge your battery!
In Sweden, all car owners must transition to winter tires by December 1st. What many overlook is the impact of cold weather on the car battery. The colder it gets, the more crucial maintenance charging becomes, especially for vehicles covering shorter distances. While the switch to winter tires is routine for most, it's time to include another seasonal activity — basic battery maintenance. Car owners can ensure trouble-free journeys and a longer-lasting vehicle by taking a few simple steps.
09 marraskuuta 2023
Bassetlaw Council switches on EV charging for the NHS
NHS staff in Worksop are charging their Electric Vehicles (EVs) using CTEK charge points installed by Bassetlaw District Council in one of its car parks in the Nottinghamshire town. The four CTEK dual outlet CC2 charge points are in the Council’s Town Hall East car park, which is now exclusively for the use of NHS staff in the mental health support unit based on one floor of Worksop Town Hall. The Council is leasing the office space to the NHS unit.
06 marraskuuta 2023
Case Study | CTEK and Flowbird develop integrated EV charging and parking payment solution
In the French town of Briançon, drivers can now plug into a CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 EV charger and, through the Flowbird app, pay for their EV charging and on-street parking at the same time. French based Flowbird, a global market leader in the provision of smart mobility, parking and EV charging solutions, has been working closely with CTEK to develop a brand-new solution − EV charging points that allow drivers to pay for their parking and EV charging at the same time, through a single app.
05 syyskuuta 2023
UK Local Authorities and EV Charging: A Perspective from CTEK
At CTEK, we're at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions, closely observing the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) as the cornerstone of modern transportation. The commitment from the UK to this green transition isn't merely an environmental endeavour; it's a national initiative. As recognized leaders in EVSE products, we've compiled this guide for local authorities, offering insights and advice for a robust EV charging infrastructure.
31 lokakuuta 2023
EnerSys and CTEK Announce Strategic Collaboration to Bring High-Performance Chargers to Global Markets
CTEK, the global leader in battery charging solutions, has joined forces with EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, to introduce a new era of high-quality chargers. This innovative partnership, which commenced in February 2023, is set to transform the battery charging landscape.
30 lokakuuta 2023
CTEK Germany among top three for the Swedish Business Award 2023
CTEK is thrilled to announce that CTEK Germany is among the top three nominees for the prestigious Swedish Business Award. This distinguished award, presented annually since 2003, is a testament to the exceptional achievements of Swedish companies in Germany. It is jointly organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Business Sweden, and the Swedish Embassy. Nominations are received in three categories: large companies, medium-sized companies, and newcomers to the German market, celebrating Swedish businesses that have achieved outstanding success in Germany. This year it will be presented by Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria.
16 lokakuuta 2023
Don’t break down on the 5 most haunted roads in the UK!
As autumn's chill envelops the UK, many adventurous souls seek out the thrill of visiting haunted locations, with ghostly tales of mysterious apparitions and eerie occurrences. While these tales add an extra layer of excitement to the journey, one thing no one wants is a vehicle breakdown on the UK's most haunted roads. Fortunately, the CS FREE is here to save the day, as an adaptive booster that can safely resurrect your vehicle's battery, ensuring your ghost-hunting expedition goes smoothly.
24 lokakuuta 2023
Shielding Your Seasonal Vehicle: Combatting Summer Heat Damage with CTEK
As summer fades into memory and the cooler days of autumn approach, it's time for seasonal vehicle owners to prepare their cherished rides for a period of rest. While summer is a time of joy and adventure, it can also bring about some harsh realities, including heat damage to your precious vehicles. To counteract this threat and ensure your vehicles remain in prime condition during the winter months, maintenance charging becomes an indispensable practice. This article delves into the perils of summer heat damage for seasonal vehicles and highlights the important role of CTEK's Battery Charger MXS 5.0 in safeguarding these valuable assets during winter storage.
24 elokuuta 2023
Case Study | CTEK Revolutionize Operations at Mercedes Waterloo, Belgium
Mercedes Waterloo, part of the Saga Mercedes dealership in Waterloo, Belgium, boasts an impressive track record in sales and after-sales service. They cater to a diverse range of vehicles, including electric, hybrid, and thermal cars. Their commitment to exceptional service recently earned them the prestigious award for the best Mercedes dealership in after-sales service in Belgium.
19 lokakuuta 2023
Ready for take-off: EV parking at airports
Of all the journeys motorists make, one of the most time-sensitive is the drive to the airport before departing on a flight. For an Electric Vehicle (EV) driver, as well as worry about traffic jams, road works and airport parking there is the additional concern about coming back to a car with depleted charge.
12 lokakuuta 2023
Upgrade your NJORD® GO with our newly launched NANOGRID™ AIR!
For the steadfast users of NJORD® GO, who have long admired its swift, secure, and portable EV charging capabilities, it’s time to elevate your experience. Integrate it with NANOGRID™ AIR, and witness a transformation in performance, control, and efficiency in your EV charging journey!
10 lokakuuta 2023
Battery neglect and poor maintenance not only cause breakdowns for 70,000 motorists each year but also result in a staggering £28 million in costs
Today, on the 5th of October 2023, marks Charge Your Car Day, and CTEK, the global leader in battery charging solutions, has unveiled research revealing that nearly half of the vehicle batteries currently in use are underperforming. These underperforming batteries are contributing to the rising trend of battery-related breakdowns, which are in turn imposing financial burdens of over £400 per year on motorists who are driving less due to the escalating cost of living.
05 lokakuuta 2023
Why you need to charge the 12V battery on plug-in hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
A PHEV has two batteries - the main lithium-ion battery, and a reduced size 12V battery that starts the car and looks keeps accessories like heating, air conditioning and computerised systems functioning efficiently.
14 maaliskuuta 2022
CTEK strengthens its commitment to a fossil-free future by joining "2030-sekretariatet"
CTEK is now joining the Swedish “2030-sekretariatet”, to become part of the movement that’s working to ensure that Sweden reaches its climate goals for the transport sector - to achieve a 70 percent reduction in climate impact by 2030 compared to 2010.
03 lokakuuta 2023
CS ONE Nominated for Prestigious German Design Award 2023
In a testament to its cutting-edge design and innovation, CS ONE has been nominated for the coveted German Design Award 2023 in the category of Excellent Product Design – Automotive Parts and Accessories. This nomination marks yet another milestone in the journey of CTEK, a leading name in advanced battery charging solutions.
28 syyskuuta 2023
CTEK CS ONE nominated for ‘best motorcycle equipment’ at Les Trophées De La Moto awards
The French Les Trophées De La Moto awards celebrate exciting new products for the motorized two-wheeler industry, across several different product categories. One of these categories is the ‘motorcycle equipment of the year’, and CTEK is delighted to announce that our CS ONE Adaptive charger has been shortlisted in this category.
05 tammikuuta 2023
NANOGRID™ AIR: Revolutionizing the E-Mobility Charging Landscape
CTEK Unveils the Future of Wireless Load Balancing for Electric Vehicles
26 syyskuuta 2023
CTEK survey identifies continued appetite for electrical vehicle adoption
But lack of charging infrastructure could be a barrier, fueling growing charger anxiety.
12 heinäkuuta 2023
CTEK’s Training Manager answer frequently asked body shop questions
Did you know that around 75% of vehicles stored in a workshop have a battery that needs attention? By that we mean it needs charging, conditioning and in certain cases replacing. With modern vehicles relying on sophisticated and costly electronics, lead-acid batteries are being used under more challenging conditions than ever before. As a result, battery care has become a pressing issue, particularly as inadequate maintenance leads to a rapid decrease in battery life.
21 syyskuuta 2023
Maximising the ROI of Electric Car Charging: A Comprehensive Guide for EU Businesses
The electric vehicle (EV) paradigm is reshaping Europe's transportation narrative. As businesses across the European Union (EU) strategize for a sustainable future, the integration of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) emerges as a central pillar. Beyond the evident environmental benefits, there's a compelling business rationale. To fully capitalise on this investment, businesses must delve into its multifaceted nature, from the allure of destination charging to the pivotal role of OCPP compliance.
18 syyskuuta 2023
Electrifying the Workforce: Transitioning Employees to Electric Vehicles
As the world accelerates towards a sustainable future, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a pivotal solution in reducing carbon emissions and promoting clean mobility. While the focus has largely been on the technology and infrastructure behind EVs, a critical yet often overlooked aspect is the role of HR and employees in this transition. Companies are not only adopting electric vehicles as part of their fleets, but they are also offering employees the opportunity to embrace this shift in their daily commute. This article delves into the significance of incorporating EVs into company car policies, facilitating workplace charging infrastructure, and the benefits of educating employees about electric mobility.
29 elokuuta 2023
Charge Your Car Day 2023: A day to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of battery charging
On the 5th of October it’s Charge Your Car Day! Your vehicle's battery has always been a steadfast companion, it has helped the vehicle to faithfully transport you from one destination to another. Whether you're driving an internal combustion engine vehicle or an electric car, the battery plays a crucial role in powering your vehicle's functions.
13 syyskuuta 2023
Unlocking Innovation: An Exclusive Interview with CTEK's New CEO, Henrik Fagrenius
"As a leader you need to explain the mission and make everyone understand why and where we are going. But before doing that you need to have credibility and be a member of the group and understand where we are right now. After the mission is clear to everyone you need to empower (delegate, make sure there are the right conditions) to make things happen and make the most of the organization and then keep on challenging and inspire to make sure the company keeps on developing. "
11 syyskuuta 2023
CTEK Returns to SEMA 2023: Powering Innovation at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Excitement is building as CTEK prepares to make its return to the SEMA Show in 2023. From October 31st to November 3rd, the Las Vegas Convention Center will host one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the automotive industry, and CTEK will be right at the heart of it all, in booth 23555.
07 syyskuuta 2023
Case study | CTEK provides battery support to Mercedes Drogenbos in Belgium
CTEK has a close collaboration with the Mercedes dealership in Drogenbos. By using CTEK's PRO 120 battery support unit, CTEK has managed to significantly reduce the time it takes to perform CPU updates on the cars in the workshop, with a reduction of over 50%. This case study explores how CTEK products have helped with battery support and maintenance in the workshop, and the benefits to the dealership in terms of business efficiency and customer satisfaction.
31 elokuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | Low voltage | Tees River Rescue supported by CTEK's CS FREE Multi-Functional Charger
Tees River Rescue, an independent rescue charity operating on the River Tees in the North East of England, has revolutionized its lifeboat service with the introduction of CTEK's CS FREE multi-functional and portable 4-in-1 charger. With its diverse capabilities as a charger, maintainer, adaptive booster, and power bank, the CS FREE has become an indispensable asset for the organization.
30 toukokuuta 2023
UK EV drivers keenest for car park charging
The UK’s Electric Vehicle drivers are the keenest to charge in car parks out of the five European countries surveyed by YouGov for the EV chargepoint manufacturer CTEK. More than one in seven (15%) Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers surveyed in the UK said that a public or private car park would be their preferred charging place. The EV drivers use either a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, or both.
21 elokuuta 2023
Unlocking New Horizons: Repurposing Old EV Batteries for Off-Grid Energy Systems
The rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market has resulted in an abundance of retired EV batteries with untapped potential. Repurposing these old EV batteries for off-grid energy systems offers a sustainable solution and breathes new life into ageing batteries. In this article, we explore the exciting possibilities of utilising retired EV batteries in off-grid applications while highlighting concepts such as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), as well as ISO 15118 standards. We delve into the cost-effectiveness, environmental benefits, and economic opportunities associated with repurposing old EV batteries for off-grid systems.
16 elokuuta 2023
Enhancing Solo Road Trips: The Benefits of CTEK's CS FREE for Travelers
Embarking on a solo road trip can be an exciting adventure, filled with new experiences and breathtaking scenery. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges, such as ensuring your vehicle battery remains charged and reliable throughout your journey. Enter CTEK's CS FREE – a game-changing solution that gives solo travelers, convenience, peace of mind, and enhanced safety. In this article, we'll explore how CTEK's CS FREE can significantly enhance the road trip experience for solo adventurers.
17 elokuuta 2023
Battersea Power Station fires up 98 EV charge points
London’s iconic Battersea Power Station development has switched on 98 Electric Vehicle (EV) CTEK charge points installed by charging infrastructure and management specialist EVC. One of the single biggest EV charging installations in the UK, the 49 dual outlet CC2 charge points designed by Sweden’s CTEK are in an underground car park at the landmark 42-acre riverside neighbourhood in Central London.
14 elokuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | Atrium Ljungberg Partners with Eways and CTEK to Expand Charging Infrastructure
Atrium Ljungberg, a Swedish company specializing in the development of urban environments, has made a significant investment in expanding its charging infrastructure as part of its sustainability strategy. In collaboration with Eways and CTEK, Atrium Ljungberg has recently installed numerous charging points at the Mobilia shopping centre in Malmö and the Sickla shopping district in Stockholm.
06 kesäkuuta 2023
CS FREE: Your Back-to-School Vehicle Savior for a Smooth Semester Start
As summer comes to a close, families all over the country are gearing up for the back-to-school season. With a long summer break and possible vacations, many vehicles may have been sitting idle for extended periods. Ensuring these vehicles start smoothly and are ready for the busy school semester ahead can be a daunting task. Fortunately, CTEK's CS FREE battery charger with adaptive boost comes to the rescue, providing families with a reliable solution to keep their cars running efficiently and ensuring a seamless transition back to school.
07 elokuuta 2023
CS FREE helps you to be carbon neutral
The CS FREE battery charger by CTEK not only offers powerful charging capabilities but also takes a significant step towards carbon neutrality. By harnessing renewable energy sources and minimizing the carbon footprint typically associated with conventional battery charging methods, the CS FREE charger presents a sustainable solution. Let's explore how this innovative charger can contribute to a greener future and benefit you in the process.
29 kesäkuuta 2023
CTEK reveals - Astonishing numbers of vehicles are entering the workshop with discharged batteries
As the owner of a workshop, it is crucial to consider various factors when vehicles come in for service or diagnostics. These factors become even more important when taking into account a recent European survey carried out by battery management specialist CTEK, where over 700 workshop employees participated. Almost 20% of the technicians surveyed said that out of 10 vehicles arriving at their workshop, 3-5 have a battery problem – so up to 50%.
01 elokuuta 2023
The electric revolution sets sail: Exploring the environmental and technological advantages of electric boats
In an era where sustainability and technological advancements are at the forefront, the transportation industry is experiencing a remarkable transformation. While electric cars have taken centre stage in recent years, another mode of transportation is quietly riding the waves of change: electric boats. Harnessing the power of electricity, these sleek vessels are redefining maritime travel by offering an environmentally friendly, efficient, and thrilling boating experience. Join us as we dive into the world of electric boats and explore their remarkable benefits.
25 heinäkuuta 2023
EV charging that makes the car park a destination
If there is one aspect of Electric Vehicles (EVs) that could improve the mood of EV drivers it is making public charging more available, more reliable and more accessible. And for the disabled motorist, accessibility is not just a ‘nice to have’ but an essential.
26 kesäkuuta 2023
Find my car battery – A CTEK guide
You are probably visiting this page because you don’t know what battery type (or chemistry) you have in your vehicle. You are not alone! We are often asked how to find this out, and as we told you when we returned the results on our charger selector tool, if you know what battery type you have, our charger selector tool can help you identify a product that exactly matches your vehicle, battery type and budget.
18 heinäkuuta 2023
Don’t let the summer fool you - Charge your 12V battery!
As the summer heat intensifies, it's not just our bodies that need extra care and attention; our 12V vehicles also require special consideration to ensure optimal performance and reliability. With scorching temperatures and extended road trips on the horizon, it's essential to understand the unique charging needs of your vehicle during the summer season.
04 heinäkuuta 2023
Understanding EV charging modes 2, 3 and 4: A comprehensive guide to EV charging
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, it's important for owners and prospective buyers to understand the various charging modes available. Among these, Charging Modes 2, 3, and 4 play significant roles in defining the charging capabilities, safety standards, and infrastructure requirements for EV owners. In this article, we will explore the three primary charging modes: Mode 2, Mode 3, and Mode 4. We'll also discuss the associated standards and provide tips on charging and safety considerations. Get ready for an enlightening journey into the world of electric car charging!
11 heinäkuuta 2023
Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Electric Cars: Unveiling the True Power of Sustainable Mobility
Electric vehicles (EV) have taken the automotive industry by storm, revolutionizing transportation with their eco-friendly and efficient nature. However, despite their many benefits, there are still numerous myths and misconceptions about them. In this article, we aim to debunk the top 10 most common myths surrounding electric cars. By separating fact from fiction, we hope to shed light on the many advantages and positive driving experiences that electric vehicles offer.
27 kesäkuuta 2023
Dynamic load balancing – essential in larger installations
When planning a larger network of EV chargers, load balancing should be a crucial consideration, but there is a need for greater understanding of the advantages offered by dynamic load balancing compared to static methods. Viktors Nikolajevs, CTEK SKILLBASE Manager, emphasizes the importance of load balancing for both installers and customers. While the initial investment may be higher, load balancing ensures greater efficiency and futureproofing for system expansion.
20 kesäkuuta 2023
The Girl on a Bike "crushes it" in the Morocco Desert Challenge
CTEK ambassador Vanessa Ruck, known as The Girl on a Bike, has achieved a remarkable feat by conquering the gruelling Morocco Desert Challenge, an extreme rally-raid across scorching sand dunes. This renowned endurance event tested the limits of participants, and she emerged as one of the few who successfully completed the 8-day race, covering up to 420km each day. Her accomplishment is even more impressive considering that only 40% of motorcycle category riders managed to finish. However, her journey was far from easy.
22 kesäkuuta 2023
CTEK offers onboard charging solutions for your leisure battery
As the touring season approaches, it's essential to prepare your motorhome, caravan, or camper van for the upcoming adventures. Having a consistent and dependable power supply is crucial to operate your van's lights, switchboards, sockets, fridge, heating system, and water pumps, especially during extended trips.
14 kesäkuuta 2023
Extraordinary gift for your graduates this year
Looking for a unique graduation gift that prioritizes the safety of your graduate? Consider giving them the gift of vehicle safety. CTEK presents an exceptional option that instills added confidence, ensuring that your graduate's vehicle won't encounter battery-related failures. Whether they're transitioning from high school to college or entering the workforce as college graduates, parents can find solace in knowing that their graduate's vehicle will reliably start. CTEK recommends the CTEK CS FREE, a portable unit that combines four cutting-edge products into one: Adaptive Boost safe start, battery charger, smart maintainer, and hi-tech power bank.
08 kesäkuuta 2023
Make the Most of Your Festival Experience with CTEK's CS FREE
If you're gearing up for festivals like Coachella, Stagecoach, or the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, CTEK, a global leader in vehicle charging solutions, recommends some proactive measures to avoid the frustration of a dead battery when you're ready to head home.
31 toukokuuta 2023
NJORD GO rates high in Aftonbladet’s EV charger test
Aftonbladet, a Swedish outlet, conducted a comprehensive test of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, including CTEK's NJORD GO. The NJORD GO charger was assessed for its quality, functionality, and user-friendliness, receiving a commendable rating of 4 out of 5.
01 kesäkuuta 2023
CTEK partner EVC secures £165 million capital to significantly increase EV charging network in UK
CTEK partner and Electric vehicle (EV) charging company, EVC, has secured up to £165 million of capital, to accelerate EVC’s ambition to deliver up to 100,000 EV charge points across the UK by 2027, and secure portfolio opportunities with larger landlords.
27 huhtikuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | Peak demand for charging two EVs at home with CTEK
“After struggling through last winter with the old unreliable chargepoint I wanted CTEK’s dual one installed this spring, so I was ready for next autumn, winter and beyond. CTEK put me in touch with Sean and the installation was straightforward. I had previously jumped a few hurdles with the DNO and getting the main fuse upgraded, so it was a relatively easy install for Sean.”
25 toukokuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | Battery Charging | Managed car storage: keeping vehicle batteries ready to drive
Offering to take care of your client’s most precious vehicles is more than just a job. For the team at STASH, a managed secure car storage facility in Sydney’s Hills district, it’s about offering daily love and passionate care as if the cars were all their own.
15 toukokuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | Low voltage | CTEK Partner Rotronics is supporting showroom battery charging
CTEK has been supplying UK partner Rotronics to provide a complete showroom battery charging solution for the Land Rover teams in Ludlow and Aberystwyth, ensuring that their showroom charging is top-of-the-line, and their customers can see and experience everything that the vehicle has to offer.
08 helmikuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | EV Charging | Sweden's largest private sawmill invests in EV charging infrastructure
The family-owned company Fiskarhedens Trävaru AB in Dalarna started in 1923 and today, with more than 150 employees, it is one of the largest sawmills in the country. Recently, Fiskarheden chose to install charging infrastructure at the sawmill. The purpose is to make it easier for staff and visitors who drive electric cars and plug-in hybrids. A strategic investment for the future, according to the company.
11 toukokuuta 2023
CASE STUDY | EV Charging | CTEK & Eways help Bring towards an electric vehicle fleet
Mail and distribution company Bring is on an exciting electrification journey, together with independent charging operator Eways. The goal is to electrify Bring’s whole vehicle fleet, which consists of both smaller delivery and long-haul vehicles. To support this journey, and make sure that Bring has a safe, future-proof and reliable charging solution, the Eways solution included CTEK EVSE.
23 maaliskuuta 2023
With off-grid experiences topping the 2023 bucket-list, CTEK advises travellers to be prepared!
As travelling by plane becomes more expensive, people are looking for new ways to spend their vacation. According to travel trend predictions 2023 from booking.com, many travellers will seek adventures off-grid and back-to-basics experiences. CTEK, the global leader in battery charging solutions, advises travellers to protect against flat batteries whilst off on an adventure of a lifetime, by packing the CTEK CS FREE, the ultimate charging solution for people travelling off-grid.
23 toukokuuta 2023
Will there be enough electricity if everyone switches to an electric car?
Electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular in recent years as people become more environmentally conscious and governments push towards a greener future. However, as more and more people switch to EVs, there are concerns about whether the electricity grid will be able to handle the increased demand for power. In this article, we will explore how the electricity grid in the Nordic and European Union (EU) can handle the switch to electric cars and why EVs can actually help support the grid instead of burdening it.
04 toukokuuta 2023
E-roaming in EV Charging: Understanding OCPP and OCPI
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, the need for a seamless and efficient charging experience for EV drivers becomes increasingly important. One solution to this challenge is e-roaming, which allows EV drivers to charge their vehicles at any charging station, regardless of the provider. And it’s a factor that, if not addressed, could impact EV adoption. A European survey, commissioned by CTEK, identified that just under half (45%) of respondents are concerned about a lack of EV roaming. The survey also revealed a continued shift towards out-of-home charging, with 59% of current EV owners charging at home, compared with 66% in 2021 – which means that 41%, a figure that we know will continue to grow, are using chargers at a destination that in the majority of cases will have some sort of payment solution.
20 huhtikuuta 2023
CTEK’s top tips for motorcycle battery maintenance.
Life on two wheels is exhilarating and exciting - just you, your bike, the fresh air and the open road. The feeling of freedom to explore the most beautiful countryside, where you can truly be at one with nature. But the unexpected could happen at any time, and the last thing you want when you’re in the middle of nowhere, without power and with no help in sight, is a bike that just won’t start.
02 toukokuuta 2023
CTEK’s MXS 5.0 receives a high rating in MotorVerso
Automotive magazine MotorVerso has tested and reviewed CTEK’s battery charger MXS 5.0, and given our award-winning product some very positive feedback.
28 maaliskuuta 2023
How to charge a mild hybrid
Mild hybrids are vehicles equipped with both an internal combustion engine (ICE) and a small electric generator / motor, which assists the engine during starting, cruising or hard acceleration. The 48V battery which powers the hybrid system is recharged using the vehicles kinetic energy through regenerative braking. The generator captures the energy during coasting and braking to be stored and used for restarting the engine and acceleration. Even though the electrical system is recharged by generative breaking, you still need to charge the 12V battery. You need the 12V system for almost all of the functions in your car such as air conditioning, lights, opening of the doors, the radio, windows etc.
18 huhtikuuta 2023
How to prevent a dead battery in the middle of the lake
It’s the perfect sunny day to go boating. You’re out all day enjoying the warm weather and the beautiful water. You are about to head home but when you try to start the engine, the engine won’t start. The battery is dead and you don’t have a battery charger with you. Action needs to be taken to arrange for a service call which is both time-consuming and expensive. However, if you had CTEK’s CS FREE with you, a dead battery would not be a problem.
14 maaliskuuta 2023
The short guide for facility managers looking at installing electric vehicle chargers
As more and more people are choosing electric vehicles (EVs) as their mode of transportation, it’s becoming increasingly important for facility managers to consider installing EV chargers in their carparks or facilities. However, for those who are new to EV charging, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are 10 tips for a facility manager who is considering installing EV chargers for their carpark or facility.
13 huhtikuuta 2023
Counting the cost of electric motoring
With the rising cost of living, consumers are increasingly needing to balance the wish to reduce their carbon footprint against the need to make household budgets stretch that little bit further. In a recent ONS survey asking about the issues facing the UK today, 93% of adults reported the cost of living as an important issue, compared to 66% being concerned about the environment and climate change.
16 maaliskuuta 2023
CTEK reaches a milestone – 100 000 EV charging points sold
CTEK has sold its first 100,000 Electric Vehicle (EVSE) charging points. The leading global brand in vehicle charging has achieved the milestone mainly thanks to destination charging installations of its pole or wall mounted CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2).
12 huhtikuuta 2023
EV Charging NJORD GO for the professional workshop
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has launched the NJORD GO, portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), the perfect EV charging solution for the professional workshop. The unit is safe, lightweight, robust, and easy to transport between bays or other areas in the workshop, showroom or forecourt. The flexibility and ease of use makes EV charging simpler than ever before.
11 huhtikuuta 2023
NJORD GO as the product of the spring in Autobild
The German magazine Autobild is continuously testing products throughout the year. As spring arrives it’s time to announce the editorial team’s products of the spring, and the editor in chief Max Bitter, has chosen the CTEK NJORD GO, a portable EVSE charger.
06 huhtikuuta 2023
CTEK supports Sisters in Cars – Scandinavia’s first conference for women in the automotive industry
Sisters in Cars is an initiative from the motoring journalist Gro Flaaten, a Norwegian journalist with electric vehicles as her specialty. The aim of the conference is to bring women in the automotive industry together and to create a network where women can share their challenges, successes, thoughts and ideas. The conference took place 29-30 March in Oslo, Norway.
04 huhtikuuta 2023
Women at CTEK
Even though the automotive and technology sector has been traditionally male dominated, there is an on-going change as more women choose to work in these industries. CTEK is no exception, there are a lot of amazing women working in this company that sets the tone for future generations. We have a responsibility to include women and make them a part of this incredible industry. Women make up 50% of those buying cars and automotive equipment, and who to better understand women than women?
08 maaliskuuta 2023
CTEK partners with Eways to provide EV chargepoints across multiple Stockholm Parkering locations
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has further strengthened its collaboration with Eways, to support the independent charging operators recently announced a four-year contract to deliver charging stations to 10,000 parking spaces for Stockholm Parkering. CTEK’s deal with Eways will support Stockholm Parkering’s rapid expansion plan to meet growing demand for EV charging in the capital of Sweden.
29 maaliskuuta 2023
CTEK’s CS FREE helps pilots in need
Imagine that it’s the ideal day for embarking on a new flying adventure. You have done all of the pre-flight checks and you are all set to go, but then you notice that the engine doesn’t start. The battery has been overlooked in the check-ups leaving you standing still on the ground. But don’t despair! The CTEK CS FREE can help to save the day and get you airborne in less than 20 minutes! CTEK partner Rotronics have tested the CS FREE in combination with a light aircraft.
09 maaliskuuta 2023
An easier life with CS FREE
Booster, jumper cables, power bank… they all have cables and wires right? Are you tired of having a mess in your car with all of these devices and cables that tangle? This won’t be a problem anymore with the CTEK CS FREE. The CS FREE is four products in one unit which makes your life easier and tangle free. You don’t need multiple devices that take up valuable truck space and leave you with many messy cables – the CS FREE is compact and makes for a more organized trunk!
02 maaliskuuta 2023
CTEK in integration with eMabler
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has announced its integration with eMabler. This integration will enable CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 EVSE to communicate with eMabler's platform, streamlining the electric vehicle (EV) charging process for drivers and simplifying the monitoring and management of EV charging networks.
07 maaliskuuta 2023
CTEK expands UK E&F team for EV charging solutions
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has expanded its UK Energy & Facilities (E&F) team to bring local focus and unrivalled expertise to the provision of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions - including training, maintenance, sales, marketing and technical support - for installers, wholesales and other customers throughout the UK.
15 huhtikuuta 2022
e-roaming is a positive driver for EVs and charging
Driving an Electric Vehicle (EV) in the UK currently involves a lot of baggage. But it’s not in the boot – it’s on the keyring, in the glove compartment and on your smartphone. A typical EV driver will have a wad of payment cards, a bunch of RFID tags and a smattering of apps each of which enables access to one of the proliferating EV charging brands. It’s a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Pull up at a new (to you) charging point and it’s something of a lottery. If you’re lucky there will be a contactless card reader so you can use your credit or debit card or your phone to tap and charge.
28 helmikuuta 2023
An introductory guide to Electric Vehicle (EV) terms
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in Europe, as more and more people are looking for sustainable and cost-effective transportation options. As the demand for EVs increases, there are some important terms and concepts that drivers transitioning from ICE vehicles to EVs may need to be aware of. This article will provide you with an overview of the different types of EVs, the terminology used in EV charging, and the different charging options available to both business and consumer users.
23 helmikuuta 2023
How to optimise your electric car driving
When you’re driving an electric vehicle (EV) there are many ways that you can maximise its range. One of these is how fast you drive your EV. CTEK has some useful tips on how you optimise your electric car driving, to increase efficiency and maximise range.
16 helmikuuta 2023
Charging your battery for a smooth spring start up
Preparing your vehicle for the upcoming spring is a must for every vehicle owner. If your vehicle has been stored all winter, it needs some maintenance to make sure that it’s ready to go as soon as spring comes around. So how can you best prepare your vehicle for a smooth transition into spring and protect against that frustrating dead battery on the first sunny day of the season?
21 helmikuuta 2023
How much does it cost to charge your battery?
With the rising cost of electricity and the increasing cost of living, one of the most shared questions we’re being inquired these days is “how much does it cost to charge my car battery?”
13 helmikuuta 2023
EV charging and e-roaming in Europe
Should traveling and charging an electric car be so challenging? The EU says no. EU approves an easier method of paying when recharging electric cars, as part of their work on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure directive (2014/94).
07 helmikuuta 2023
Looking after an ageing stock - CTEK advice for car dealers
With a global shortage of new cars and ongoing concerns over the increased cost of living, we are seeing UK drivers hanging onto their cars for longer, with the vehicles on Britain’s roads currently averaging 8.4 years of age, the oldest since records began.
31 tammikuuta 2023
MXS 5.0 named the best charger for motorcycles
The German outlet Auto Zeitung has done a comparison of the best battery chargers for motorcycles. They tested a lot of chargers and CTEK’s MXS 5.0 were their favorite.
24 tammikuuta 2023
Is every car at Thailand’s Motor Expo powered by CTEK?
The 39th Thailand Motor Expo was a huge event with more than 42,000 vehicles booked , and we were delighted to see that almost every car on display was attached to a CTEK charger.
19 tammikuuta 2023
CTEK to officially join the UN Global Compact Initiative
CTEK is joining the UN Global Compact Initiative together with over 17,000 companies worldwide, spanning 177 countries. The initiative is supposed to bring companies together for a sustainable and inclusive future. It is based on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
09 joulukuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | CTEK in partnership with Vourity
The partnership between CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, and payment platform Vourity, will enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to pay at CTEK’s charging stations using open payment. This includes Mastercard and Visa Cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and mobile payment methods such as Swish, Vipps and MobilePay. No app, pre-registration or membership is required, you can easily use the payment method of your choice.
21 lokakuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | Swedish Motorcycle Association
The Swedish Motorcycle Association (SMC), is a non-profit organization with regional boards and organizations in all 21 counties of Sweden. SMC has gained national consultation status in matters of road safety and all other topics concerning motorcycles. Since its launch in 1963, the SMA has continuously evolved to keep pace with changes in the industry and to anticipate future developments, co-operating with many organizations, insurance companies and public authorities.
17 marraskuuta 2022
CTEK’s EVSE to qualify for Greek national subsidy programme
Greece is in the relatively early stages of electric vehicle (EV) adoption, but they have ambitious goals for every third vehicle in Athens to be electric by 2030, and for there to be 10,000 charging points across the country in the medium term.
04 tammikuuta 2023
CTEK’s guide to avoid ghost faults in the workshop
When a vehicle arrives for fault-finding or repair, the first thing you will do in most cases is connect it to a diagnostic tool, to find out where the fault is. But if the battery is not supported and has low voltage, an incorrect error code may be reported by the diagnostic tool – this is known as a ‘ghost fault’. It happens because the vehicle is trying to protect the unsupported battery, which it does in many cases by shutting down the systems it does not really need, like the radio, the air conditioning, or the start/stop function – and that is recorded as a fault.
27 joulukuuta 2022
Don’t get stuck out in the cold this winter
With the first flakes of snow appearing in the sky and temperatures set to plummet, urgent action is needed to make sure your car battery is fully charged, so you don’t get stranded out in the cold and dark with a flat battery this winter.
12 joulukuuta 2022
The Construction Equipment Dealer Team journey of 2022
CTEK partner Construction Equipment (CE) Dealer Team has had an amazing year, making its debut in the new all-electric FIA World Rallycross Championship. The team has been competing all around Europe and finished the season at the Nürburgring, Germany, with CE Dealer Team securing the teams’ bronze medal and driver Niclas Grönholm the drivers’ bronze medal.
23 joulukuuta 2022
Next year E stands for electric car economy
Range anxiety around electric cars has been reduced faster than we could have imagined by rapid battery development, the roll-out of destination charging with AC and DC charging along our major roads. The vehicles themselves are also of high quality and make their owners happy.
07 joulukuuta 2022
CTEK in partnership with Mer
CTEK, a leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Mer Sweden, part of Mer Group, a European EV (electric vehicle) charging company with over ten years of experience and expertise in the development of renewable energy across Sweden, Norway, Germany and the UK.
21 joulukuuta 2022
Getting the best out of your EV during the winter
The winter season has arrived with cold weather and icy roads. However, this can affect your electric vehicle (EV) in a negative way. It is even more important during the winter season to maintain your vehicle, if you want your car and batteries in top condition for high performance winter driving.
05 joulukuuta 2022
CTEK & YouGov survey reveals reducing barriers to electric motoring
A YouGov survey out today, conducted on behalf of CTEK, a leading global brand in vehicle charging, reveals that barriers to electric motoring are becoming less pronounced, as public and destination charging facilities start to step up to meet growing demand.
16 syyskuuta 2022
CS FREE named as product of the year in Autobild
The German outlet Autobild is testing new products every year, bicycle racks, child seats and chargers is just a few of the 28 products they have tested this year. The twelve editors have picked their favorite and the editor in chief Max Bitter, has chosen the CTEK CS FREE.
01 joulukuuta 2022
CTEK wins Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun Award
CTEK’s PRO25S professional workshop charger has won the maintenance support category award in the prestigious Goods Awards from Japan’s leading newspaper for the automotive industry, Nikkan Jidosha Shimbum (Daily Automotive News).
09 elokuuta 2022
COP27 throws spotlight on urgent need for climate action
With the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Conference recently completed in Egypt, the eyes of the world have once again been focused on the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, to protect our fragile climate from the damaging effects of global warming.
CTEK Sales Manager to take on gruelling Ironman Barcelona challenge
CTEK’s UK Sales Manager, Adrian Hopkinson is to undertake his ultimate physical and mental challenge in October – to complete the 140.6 mile Barcelona Ironman triathlon event in less than 12 hours, while fully kitted out in a CTEK branded tri-suit!
02 syyskuuta 2022
Laptops go carbon free, with CS FREE
CTEK’s Chief Marketing Officer, Florent Pellissier, has been experimenting with a new way of working, powering his laptop in a completely carbon free way using CTEK’s CS FREE as a hi-tech power bank, powered by a portable solar panel.
18 tammikuuta 2023
‘Tim Yeah Tim’ goes carbon neutral with CTEK!
Renowned Australian action photographer Tim Harris took to TikTok recently to explain how he’d managed to make his photoshoots a little greener while out on location, thanks to CTEK and the CS FREE!
31 lokakuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | CC2 – Easy to install and easy to use
Homeowners Roger and Jan Wood have made a shift to greener motoring, recently taking delivery of two Electrical Vehicles (EV). For home charging, the CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 (CC2) was the right choice for them, as they were looking for a dual outlet charger that allowed them to charge both vehicles at the same time.
31 lokakuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | EVC & CTEK deliver futureproofed EV charging solution for Galliard Homes
Following a free site survey to identify existing power and determine the optimum location for the EV charging bays, EVC recommended the installation of one dual socket, three phase, 22kW CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2) EV charger.
26 lokakuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | Low voltage | ABT Sportsline is in tune with CTEK
Motor racing and auto tuning company ABT Sportsline is using the CTEK PRO120 professional power supply and battery charger almost daily, to support the battery during servicing and tuning.
27 lokakuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | Low voltage | Cote Ghyll Camping & Caravan Park, UK
Rural camping and caravan park creates added value by offering portable charging solutions to holiday makers in North Yorkshire
13 heinäkuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | KFE Ltd and Cowling Electrical Services on their way to carbon neutrality
KFE Ltd are switching to electric vehicles and CTEK’s EV chargers to diminish their carbon footprint. At the same time are Cowling Electrical Services recommending CTEK’s chargers, because of the easy installation and the well-made product.
30 syyskuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | PHOENIX HOUSE, UK
EVC and CTEK provide EV charging for Phoenix House office development
10 marraskuuta 2022
CTEK launches Chargestorm Connected 2 Shutter EV charger to meet French IP XXD EV charging requirements
CTEK is launching a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charger*. Designed to meet IP XXD charging requirements, typically used in the French market, the Chargestorm Connected 2 (CC2) Shutter is now in stock and available for order.
10 marraskuuta 2022
CTEK is set to roam with AMPECO integration
CTEK is supporting the development of a widely accessible global electric vehicle (EV) charging network through their latest product integration with AMPECO.
26 elokuuta 2022
CTEK as winner at the 2022 Global Media Award at the SEMA show
CTEK is named winner at the 2022 Global Media Award at the SEMA Show. They are winning with their top-of-the-line product CS FREE, a 4-in-1 portable charger and maintainer. The SEMA Global Media Awards (GMA) Program recognises innovative specialty equipment and accessories, that would be of interest in countries outside of the United States. The jury is highly esteemed international journalists from seven different countries.
07 marraskuuta 2022
Embracing the drive-through culture
With today’s busy lifestyles, time has become an even more valuable asset. We want to make the most of our days and we usually stop for quick errands throughout the day. We are getting more and more used to click and collect, drive-throughs and even quick stops at the gas station to get our coffee. Although this may be efficient, it can have a severe damage on your vehicle’s battery.
28 lokakuuta 2022
4 tips for extending vehicles battery life
With a global shortage of new cars and ongoing concerns over the increased cost of living, we are seeing motorists hanging onto their vehicles for longer. For these older vehicles, additional care needs to be taken to keep the vehicle’s battery in peak condition. CTEK has the following tips for drivers of older cars, to keep their vehicle batteries in the best of health, extend battery life by up to three times and avoid the cost and inconvenience of vehicle breakdown.
24 lokakuuta 2022
CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 receives high rating in recent Carup test
Swedish online automotive newsmagazine, Carup offers the latest news within the sector, also giving tips and advice to car buyers. They have been testing the CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 on several electric vehicles (EV), with really positive results.
25 lokakuuta 2022
CTEK named finalists in EV Innovation Excellence Awards
CTEK is delighted to have been named finalists in the prestigious Electric Vehicle Innovation Excellence Awards (EVIES), for the second year running!
01 syyskuuta 2022
Wise winter storage for smooth spring start ups
There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road in your classic or sports car, motorbike or boat during the summer months. But with autumn just around the corner, if you’re thinking about putting your treasured vehicle away for the winter, CTEK, the leading global brand in battery charging solutions, has some useful advice for wise winter storage that will keep your vehicle battery in tip top condition, ready for a smooth spring start.
20 lokakuuta 2022
Embrace a Healthy Battery: Charge Your Car Day Raises Awareness on Battery Health
Today, 5th of October 2022, is Charge Your Car Day, an annual event to remind every motorist of the importance of maintaining the health of the heart of your car – its battery. As many of us move away from the daily work commute to embrace a hybrid work model our vehicles are used less and less, increasing the rate of battery related breakdowns.
30 syyskuuta 2022
Celebrate your vehicle battery this Charge Your Car Day!
Charge Your Car Day was launched to raise awareness to drivers on the need to regularly charge your vehicle battery and the steps we can take to support the humble-yet-hardworking car battery. Because did you know that by maintaining battery health, we can extend battery life by up to three times, saving you time and money as well as reducing needless recycling.
26 syyskuuta 2022
How regular battery maintenance can save you money
With fuel prices and the general cost of living increasing rapidly, many drivers are looking at ways to save money and make their budgets stretch further.
23 syyskuuta 2022
Getting your head round battery support in the workshop
Today’s automotive workshops are facing up to a number of challenges. The current economic climate doesn’t help but even so, a lot of the issues that workshops frequently come up against have been around for a while.
31 elokuuta 2022
Lifestyle changes may mean that we are clocking up less miles on our cars, but what is the effect on our batteries?
Lifestyle trends over recent years have not only changed the way we live, but also how we drive our cars. Our post-pandemic stay-at-home lifestyles are putting extra stress on car batteries, meaning that the requirement for a new battery due to failure, or a recharge due to different driving conditions is on the increase according to CTEK, the leading global brand specialising in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
07 syyskuuta 2022
Top 10 things that drain your battery
A flat car battery can be annoying, but it can also be avoided. Today’s modern vehicles are packed with lots of power hungry technology and, if you couple this with a change to driving habits post-COVID, a flat battery is becoming more common than you think. Here CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, lists the Top 10 things that could be draining and/or affecting the performance of your vehicle battery.
22 kesäkuuta 2022
CTEK named Automechanika Awards finalists
The annual Automechanika Innovation Awards celebrate pioneering innovations in the industry, and the two CTEK products are amongst 35 finalists that have been rated as outstanding by the Automechanika jury, chosen from a record 133 award applications.
10 elokuuta 2022
No power at your storage location? No problem
Batteries which are standing for an extended period will inevitably slowly discharge over time and, if left long enough, will go flat. And that’s something commonly experienced with occasional use vehicles that spend lots of time in storage or sitting on the driveway. The answer is, of course, to hook it up to a battery charger and maintainer – but what happens if you park your vehicle somewhere that doesn’t have a power outlet?
05 elokuuta 2022
Shmee150 takes delivery of ‘CTEK READY’ Zenvo Hypercar
Luxury car collector and social media phenomenon, Tim Burton, Shmee150 recently unveiled his first hypercar at the recent UK-based Goodwood Festival of Speed - a bespoke 1,360 bhp Zenvo TSR-S in Lilla Perlemore (Mother of Pearl Purple).
29 heinäkuuta 2022
CTEK to launch exciting new products and showcase electrical vehicle charging solutions at Automechanika, Frankfurt
CTEK has announced that it will be returning to Automechanika, Frankfurt in September 2022 (Hall 8, booth F66). The Fair will be an opportunity for CTEK to unveil its NJORD GO portable EV charger and launch some exciting new professional showroom charging solutions. The company will also display its recently launched range of adaptive charging 12V battery chargers – including the CS ONE, powered by ground-breaking new APTO (Adaptive Charging) technology.
03 elokuuta 2022
CS FREE keeps CTEK staff connected
CTEK is offering every member of their valued team a CS FREE kit, to keep them fully connected while they’re out on the road. The kit, which is being offered to CTEK staff on free loan for the duration of their employment, includes a CS FREE ‘4 in 1’ portable charger, a neat storage bag and a folding solar charging panel.
08 heinäkuuta 2022
Don’t let summer be one big breakdown
Today’s motorist knows the importance of proper maintenance procedures on their vehicle in preparation for the winter months, but are placing their car at risk of breakdown during the summer months due to lack of vehicle maintenance that’s according to CTEK the leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
27 heinäkuuta 2022
Drivers are Keeping their Cars for 12+ Years
With rising new and used car prices and a shortage of cars at dealerships, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has recently reported that EU cars are now on average 11.8 years old, whilst research firm S&P Global Mobility recently reported that the average age of vehicles on U.S. roadways hit a record high of 12.2 years in 2021, increasing for the fifth straight year in a row.
22 heinäkuuta 2022
CTEK partner till CE Dealer Team i FIA World Rallycross Championship
CTEK, a leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has been announced as an official partner of the Construction Equipment (CE) Dealer Team competing in the new electric FIA World Rallycross Championship.
11 heinäkuuta 2022
CTEK announces new wholesale partner for EV supply equipment in Ireland
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, is supporting its expanding global presence with a new partnership in Ireland, with well-established and reputed electrical distributor City Electrical Factors (CEF).
06 heinäkuuta 2022
CTEK at Housing 2022
CTEK is joining Future Green Steps to exhibit at Housing 2022, the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference and Europe's leading housing festival, taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex over three days from 28 to 30 June. The event brings together key stakeholders in the UK housing sector to discuss, debate, partner, learn and improve the lives of the people they house.
24 kesäkuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | EVSE | Gränsö Castle, SE
The possibility of offering EV charging points is a matter of course in the hotel and tourism industry
14 kesäkuuta 2022
Tietoturva on elintärkeää sähköisen liikkuvuuden tulevaisuuden kannalta
Teknologia ja kyberturvallisuus kulkevat käsi kädessä ja kattavat yhä useampia elämänaloja, myös liikenteen. Sähköajoneuvot, joita voidaan pitää suurina pyörillä liikkuvina tietokoneina ja jotka ovat jatkuvasti yhteydessä Wi-Fi-yhteyteen, voivat olla yhä alttiimpia tietoverkkorikollisuudelle.
10 kesäkuuta 2022
CTEK LAUNCHES INTEGRATED PLUG HOLDER FOR CHARGESTORM CONNECTED SERIES
CTEK has launched a new integrated plug holder accessory for fixed EV charging cables on their CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2) electric vehicle (EV) chargers, designed to securely store the plug while the cable is not in use.
27 toukokuuta 2022
CTEK celebrates 25 years of innovation
CTEK is celebrating 25 years of technological innovation that has placed the company firmly at the forefront of global vehicle charging solutions.
08 kesäkuuta 2022
SEMA DATA CO-OP RECOGNIZES CTEK WITH DATA EXCELLENCE AWARD
CTEK is delighted to have been recognized by SEMA Data Co-Op (SDC) with a prestigious Data Excellence Award. The award represents CTEK’s ongoing dedication to providing the very best, accurate and comprehensive product and technical data for customers.
13 toukokuuta 2022
Don’t let short journeys damage your battery
A hefty bill for battery replacement is all you need when you’re focused on making your household budget stretch that little but further. But luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your 12V battery in tip top condition and avoid that unwelcome dent in your wallet.
27 toukokuuta 2022
CTEK CS FREE NAMED ESSENTIAL CAR ACCESSORY
CTEK’s CS FREE portable battery charger and maintainer has been named an essential car accessory by Claudio Anniciello, owner of Italian automotive website test-driver.it. Test Driver is an automotive information portal for those looking for an objective and conscious opinion on the world of cars, and in a 12 minute video on the Test Driver YouTube channel, Mr Anniciello unboxes, demonstrates and test the CS FREE.
11 toukokuuta 2022
CTEK DELIVERS OVER 1,000 EV CHARGING POINTS FOR STOCKHOLM PARKING
We are proud to announce that we have been working with Stockholm Parking to support the installation more than 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the new 18,000 square metre ’Norra Stationsparken’ parking garage in Hagastaden, on the outskirts of Stockholm.
25 toukokuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | BRF Masthugget, SE
Sweden's largest housing association chooses to charge with CTEK CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2
03 toukokuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | L&T and Elektroskandia, SE
CTEK supports L&T in Sweden with charging infrastructure in partnership with Elektroskandia
14 huhtikuuta 2022
CTEK LAUNCHES WALLHANGER PRO 60/120 ACCESSORY
To meet the growing need for battery support in the workshop. CTEK has launched the WALL HANGER PRO60/PRO120, for better cable and clamp storage, as well as a more permanent storage solution for the CTEK PRO60 and PRO120 battery support units.
01 huhtikuuta 2022
CS FREE accompanies intrepid film maker on icelandic adventures
CTEK’s award-winning CS FREE, the world’s first multi-functional portable battery charger and smart maintainer with adaptive boost technology, has been helping adventurous film maker and photographer Valentino Valkaj reach some of the remotest, most untouched places in the world the glaciers and volcanoes of Iceland.
28 helmikuuta 2022
CTEK now fully compatible with Last Mile Solutions
CTEK has extended the software integration options available with their electric vehicle (EV) chargers to include the Last Mile Solutions (LMS) e-mobility management platform. The LMS platform is a white label, scalable, customisable and hardware-agnostic EV charging management platform that allows customers to keep track of their EV charging network’s performance, all in one place.
30 maaliskuuta 2022
New electric vehicle partnership aims to deliver more charge points for UK businesses
As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads continues to multiply against a backdrop of charge point shortages, CTEK and Monta have agreed a partnership aimed at providing more chargers for businesses across the UK. This exciting partnership will see the two provide a complete package of EV charging for businesses - from charge point installation and management to payment and customer support.
18 maaliskuuta 2022
CTEK appoints Paul Oddy as Regional Sales Manager for APAC
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Oddy as Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific. Paul has joined the CTEK business after more than 20 years in the industry. An established figure in the Australian aftermarket landscape, his strong relationships and knowledge of the local market will prove an asset to the CTEK business. Paul will be responsible for CTEK’s consumer and trade products throughout Australia, New Zealand and the broader South East Asian Region.
16 maaliskuuta 2022
CTEK’s Tony Zeal takes to the airwaves
CTEK’s Global Training Manager Tony Zeal was invited onto Mike Herzing’s weekly ‘Let’s Talk Wheels’ national auto and classic car podcast recently, to talk about battery care and maintenance.
07 maaliskuuta 2022
CS ONE tops the tables!
CTEK’s CS ONE is continuing to top the tables, with several top awards and reviews coming in for this revolutionary, super smart battery charger.
09 maaliskuuta 2022
CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO charger scoops Autobild Product of the Year Award
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, is celebrating after scooping a prestigious Product of the Year Award from leading German car magazine, Autobild.
20 joulukuuta 2021
ALLT OM ELBIL AND LADDBOXBOLAGET RECOMMEND CTEK CC2
Swedish electric vehicle (EV) website Allt om Elbil (Everything about Electric Cars), together with EV specialists Laddboxbolaget, has selected CTEK’s CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2) EV charger as one of their top recommended dual outlet chargers!
04 maaliskuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | Romme Alpin, SE
CTEK & Hybrida E-Mobility secure the future of Romme Alpin. 40 new charging stations to be installed at the ski resort.
28 helmikuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | uniPark and Vilnius Outlet, LT
Leading parking operator uniPark installs CTEK EV charging technology at prime location retail outlet in Vilnius, Lithuania
09 helmikuuta 2022
GROWING THE EV CHARGING NETWORK - SIMPLICITY AND INTEGRATION TO LEAD THE WAY IN 2022
As electric vehicle (EV) ownership and the charging network continue to grow, Cecilia Routledge, Global Director, Energy and Facilities, for CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, gives her views on the trends and developments that will shape the growth of the charging infrastructure in 2022, and what needs to happen for the charging network to work effectively and integrate into wider society.
25 helmikuuta 2022
CTEK partners with Polarium to develop EV and energy storage technology
CTEK has entered into a partnership with Polarium to develop sustainable Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle (ESEV) charging solutions.
08 helmikuuta 2022
Company and Brand of the Year in Dalarna Business Star Awards
CTEK has been named Company and Brand of the Year in the Darlana Business ’Star Awards’. The prestigious Star Awards are presented to entrepreneurs and companies that have excelled, recognising the dedicated people who have worked purposefully to develop their companies.
03 helmikuuta 2022
CTEK employee makes international racing debut
A fast-paced CTEK employee recently made his international racing debut, representing Sweden in the go-kart equivalent of Formula 1!
24 joulukuuta 2021
CTEK WHITEPAPER OUTLINES PEOPLE‘S ATTITUDES TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN GERMANY
A recently commissioned survey, carried out in Germany by YouGov, on behalf of CTEK, looked to understand the challenges for owners and non-owners of Electric Vehicles (EVs) against the backdrop of Europe's environmental goals.
26 tammikuuta 2022
Winter charging tips for EV drivers
With the colder weather approaching we explain how the cold can affect your Electrical Vehicle, and the steps you can take to keep your car and your car battery in prime condition for high performance winter driving.
02 tammikuuta 2022
CTEK CC2 EV charger now eligible for subsidies in Germany
German companies can now receive subsidies for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle charging solutions from CTEK.
10 joulukuuta 2021
CTEK BRAND AMBASSADOR ‘THE GIRL ON A BIKE’ WINS TWO NATIONAL AWARDS
CTEK brand ambassador Vanessa Ruck, better known to nearly a quarter of a million social media fans as ‘The Girl on a Bike’, has bagged two top national awards for her YouTube and creative online content.
28 joulukuuta 2021
THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF WINTER. ARE YOU READY TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT?
Winter is wonderfully unique in what it has to offer. The thrill of racing a snowmobile, cruising with your ATV or 4WD on silent, snow-covered rural roads, special holiday dinners and parties, or travelling to visit grandma. It’s all part and parcel of winter, and it’s yours to make the most of, if you’re ready for it.
16 joulukuuta 2021
When it’s cold, dark, and you’re in the middle of nowhere
When it’s cold and dark, you need to absolutely rely on your winter vehicle to take you out when you want and bring you home safe. Because, as much as winters are beautiful and filled with amazing possibilities for fun and adventure, they can also be treacherous.
15 joulukuuta 2021
Be ready. Be charged. Be winter smart
With colder weather just around the corner, now’s the time for us to get ourselves and our cars ready for the winter - including, say vehicle charging specialists CTEK, making sure our car batteries are in tip top condition.
08 joulukuuta 2021
Get READY TO GO! On Charge Your Car Day
Let’s celebrate car batteries all around the world! 5 October, 2021! Now, more than ever, we want to enjoy the feeling of freedom that driving can bring us. We are all READY TO GO – to get on the road and feel the release of travelling when and where we want!
20 syyskuuta 2021
General Motors selects CTEK as collaborator on Ultium Charging Stations for EVs
We are pleased to announce a collaboration with General Motors (GM) to design, develop and supply a range of Ultium-branded, level 2 EV charging stations for residential and commercial use.
26 lokakuuta 2021
CTEK announces move into German Electrical Vehicle market
Continuing rapid European expansion. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging portfolio into the German market, marking another important milestone in CTEK's growth plans for Europe.
13 lokakuuta 2021
CTEK signs exclusive supplier technology agreement with Automobili Pininfarina
We are proud to announce that CTEK has signed an exclusive supplier technology agreement with Automobili Pininfarina.
01 syyskuuta 2021
CTEK announced as one of the major partners of Falun 2027 Fis Nordic World Ski Championship bid
We are pleased to confirm that we have joined together with Beyond Skiing, the foundation supporting the Falun 2027 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship bid, as a major bid partner.
25 elokuuta 2021
CTEK and Soolutions announce collaborative partnership to supply complete EV charging solutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, and Soolutions, supplier of Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging products and solutions, have announced a collaborative partnership to support the rapid electrification of cars, and meet the ever-growing demand for EV charging solutions.
18 elokuuta 2021
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | KFE Ltd & Cowling Electrical, UK
KFE Ltd's five-strong sales team travels the length and breadth of the UK, and KFE is in the process of switching the team over to electric Tesla Model 3s.
10 huhtikuuta 2022
CASE STUDY | E-Mobility | Hufvudstaden / NK Garage, SE
Future-proofing car parks to meet the anticipated demand for EV charging points
19 huhtikuuta 2021