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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
CTEK offers free SKILLBASE training for UK installers
The CC2 installer training is based around CTEK’s popular Chargestorm Connected 2 (CC2) EVSE. The sessions include a full overview of product features and benefits as well as how to specify and install the CC2 and associated solutions such as NanoGrid™ dynamic load balancing, and configuration of the CC2 with third party software to ensure full compliance with UK smart charging regulations.
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).
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.
Drivers are Keeping their Cars for 12+ Years - But are they changing their maintenance habits?
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.
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.
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).
CTEK announced as partner of Construction Equipment Dealer Team competing in new electric 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.
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.
CTEK exhibiting with Future Green Steps at Housing 2022: Meet the EV charging experts!
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.
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.
Technology and cyber-security go hand in hand and embrace more and more areas of our lives, including transportation. And electric vehicles (EVs), which can be considered large computers on wheels and are constantly connected to, could become increasingly susceptible to cyber crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHY YOU NEED TO CHARGE THE 12V BATTERY ON PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (PHEVs)
The market for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continues to grow rapidly. Globally, there are now 1.76m PHEVs on the road, and this is expected to reach more than 10 million by 2030, rising at a rate of nearly 20% a year.
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!
CTEK 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.
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.
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.
CTEK NAMED 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.