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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.
Beware the dangers of jump starting
If you find yourself with a flat battery, you may be tempted to jump start your car from another vehicle, using jump leads, or from a battery booster pack. But while this may get you going again, did you know that jump starting can damage your vehicle’s sensitive electronics, leading to expensive repairs, as well as causing lasting damage to your battery?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
UK Government EV infrastructure grant scheme for SMEs
UK SMEs (small to medium sized businesses) can now take advantage of up to £75,000 in Government grants for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the exclusive use of staff or fleet. Under the EV Infrastructure Grant Scheme (IGS), UK registered businesses with less than 250 employees can claim grants of up to £15,000, and can claim five grants in total for five separate sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
IT security is vital for the future of E-mobility
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, could become increasingly susceptible to cyber crime.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. Paul will be responsible for CTEK’s consumer and trade products throughout Australia, New Zealand and the broader South East Asian Region.
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.
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.
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.
Why electric car charging points for business are a must-have
The future is electric. We are rapidly evolving toward a world where the electric car is in charge. As a result, more and more restaurant diners, hotel guests, and shoppers will expect to be able to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) on your parking lot or in your garage during their visit. Making electric car charging points available to your customers is the obvious next step in hospitality. Without question, the time to invest in EV charging points is now.
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.
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 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.