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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 mei 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 mei 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 mei 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 april 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 april 2023
Eways and CTEK support Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's CSR work
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield extends the service to their customers by offering additional electric vehicle (EV) charging points in their shopping centres. Something that’s also a part of the company's CSR work.
25 april 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 april 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 maart 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 april 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 maart 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 april 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 april 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 april 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 maart 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 april 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 maart 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 maart 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 maart 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 maart 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 april 2022
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 maart 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 januari 2023
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 februari 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 februari 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 februari 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 februari 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 februari 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 februari 2023
CTEK named as Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year
CTEK has won the Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year at the UK’s E-Mobility Awards. It was CTEK’s Chargestorm Connected 2 (CC2) electric vehicle supply equipment that took home the prize.
27 januari 2023
How to be environmentally conscious with a petrol or diesel car
CTEK’s top tips for reducing your carbon emissions, if you’re driving a petrol or diesel car.
25 januari 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 december 2022
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 januari 2023
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 januari 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 januari 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 december 2022
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 januari 2023
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 december 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 januari 2023
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.
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 december 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 december 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 december 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 december 2022
Battery support – a necessity for the workshop
Battery support is an essential part of modern workshop practices, and this applies to all workshop services, even in minor cases. As our vehicles are technically advancing, the need for battery support increases.
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 december 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 september 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 september 2022
CTEK’s advice for worry free motoring
CTEK, the leading global brand in vehicle charging solutions, has some great advice on how to keep your battery healthy, so that you can enjoy worry free motoring this winter.
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 oktober 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 november 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 augustus 2022
‘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 oktober 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 september 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 oktober 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 september 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 oktober 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 oktober 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 september 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 september 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 augustus 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 augustus 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 juli 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 augustus 2022
CTEK CS FREE JUST KEEPS ON WINNING!
CTEK’s innovative CS FREE portable battery charger and smart maintainer is on a real winning streak, having netted two top awards since its launch last year.
11 maart 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 augustus 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 juli 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 augustus 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 juli 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 juli 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 juli 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 juli 2022
Charging Street launches with government recognition
Milepost is installing 200 CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 2 (CC2) electric vehicle (EV) chargers on Valhallavägen in the Östermalm district of Stockholm, with a charging point for every parking space on the street.
01 juli 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 juni 2022
IT-beveiliging is van vitaal belang voor de toekomst van E-mobiliteit
Technologie en cyberveiligheid gaan hand in hand en omarmen steeds meer gebieden van ons leven, waaronder vervoer. En elektrische voertuigen (EV's), die kunnen worden beschouwd als grote computers op wielen en voortdurend verbonden zijn met Wi-Fi, zouden steeds vatbaarder kunnen worden voor cybercriminaliteit.
10 juni 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 juni 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 mei 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 juni 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 mei 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 mei 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 mei 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 mei 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 april 2022
CTEK STRENGTHEN’S UK EV SALES TEAM
CTEK has strengthened its UK EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) sales team with the appointment of two new Sales Managers, Adrian Hopkinson and Ian Beattie.
13 april 2022
CTEK EXHIBITING AT AUSTRALIAN AUTO AFTERMARKET EXPO, 7-9 APRIL 2022
CTEK will be exhibiting at this year’s Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, displaying its newest product the CS FREE and providing a sneak peek at the CS ONE, due to be launched in APAC later this year.
25 maart 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 maart 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 maart 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 maart 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 maart 2022
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 maart 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 maart 2022
CS FREE given Auto Zeitung recommendation
Leading German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung has selected CTEK’s CS FREE as a ‘must have’ accessory for the camping world!
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 maart 2022
CTEK NJORD GO tops Aftonbladet test
Our popular NJORD GO product has topped a recent Aftonbladet test, looking for the best Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers.
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 februari 2022
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.
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 februari 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.
CTEK receives silver medal for sustainability
CTEK is delighted to have earned a silver medal for sustainability management from global independent rating agency EcoVadis, placing us in the top 25% amongst a global network of more than 85,000 companies.
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.
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.
CTEK INTEGRATES WITH FUUSE TO OFFER PAYMENT AND BILLING SOLUTIONS
CTEK has extended the software integration options available with their electric vehicle (EV) chargers to include the flexible charge point management, payment and billing platform Fuuse.
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.
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.
CTEK tops Autobild battery charger test
We are proud to announce that the CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO charger, has been given the Autobild ‘Test Winner’ award, following a comparative product test undertaken by independent testing organisation KÜS.
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.
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.
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.
Stockholm Parkering continues to invest in EV charging stations
CTEK has partnered with Swedish intelligent energy specialist Rexolution to deliver a broadened range of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for property owners throughout Sweden.
Be ready. Be charged. Be winter smart
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!
CTEK named a Career Company 2022
CTEK has been shortlisted for two awards, Company of the Year and Brand of the Year, in the Dalarna Business ’Star Awards’ 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.
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.
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.
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.
STAFF WELL-BEING INITIATIVE TO ENSURE OUR TEAMS ‘CATCH THE LIGHT’ DURING THE WORKING DAY
Our company-wide ‘Catch the light’ initiative encourages all of our employees to take a break during the working day, to get out and catch some daylight.
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.