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Energy firms battle startups to wire Europe's highways for electric cars


By Geert De Clercq and Christoph SteitzPARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent's cities to its motorways.Power utilities, tech start-ups and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations - but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is changing.Refuelling conventional petrol and diesel cars on motorways has long been the domain of the oil companies, which typically have their own networks of filling stations. ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 11:34 IST