Jun 24, 2018 - 06:12 pm

Changan building large scale NEV factory

China’s Changan has begun construction works in Nanjing to build a production facility with an annual capacity of 240,000 new energy vehicles a year. Start of production is set for June 2020. By 2025, Changan want to build plug-in cars only.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 01:22 pm

Daimler appoints sales wizz Katrin Adt as Smart CEO

Daimler has appointed Katrin Adt to lead the Smart brand into its electric future as she will succeed Annette Winkler this September. Like Winkler, Adt is a Daimler veteran and has held leading positions since 1999. Her challenge will be to reverse the trend of falling sales during the time of transition.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 12:46 pm

VW & FAW to double electric car production facility

Volkswagen and its joint venture partner FAW are pressing to double their production facility in China. Their electric car production site in Foshan is currently churning out 300,000 EVs a year but it to grow into a “mega factory” with an annual capacity for over half a million units.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 03:50 pm

eHighway pilot under construction on the Autobahn

Works have started on one of three eHighway projects in Germany. Led by Siemens, the track along the A1 motorway will enable hybrid trucks to charge while in motion via overhead wire. The pilot set to start in mid-2019 will receive power from renewable energy sources.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 03:21 pm

Solaris readies fuel cell electric bus for 2019

Poland’s prolific busmaker Solaris will present their first hydrogen bus next year. The fuel cell electric vehicle is based on their Urbino series but with a longer range of up to 350 km on one fill. A traction battery is to support the bus at peak times.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 06:26 pm

Italy: Nissan installs EV ecosystem on Sicily

Nissan and Coca Cola bottler Sibeg agreed to install a whole ecosystem of electric cars and charging infrastructure in Sicily. Phase 2 of their ‘Green Mobility Project’ includes 110 new Nissan Leaf and 8 new fast charging stops.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 05:05 pm

Norway: Fortum doubles price of fast-charging

Infrastructure provider Fortum has raised prices for fast-charging at its stations by 60 percent in Norway. For now the price hike affects 35 charging stations were the price per minute of charging increased from 2.50 to 4 Kronen. Fortum claims deficits.

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Jun 22, 2018 - 03:00 am

Germany: First Fastned High Power Charging station live

Fastned opens their first ultra-fast charging in Germany today. Located on the A3 motorway, the site serves electric car drivers with charging powers of up to 350 kW. It is the first of 25 such stations the Dutch will install across the country with hundreds more planned across Europe.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 01:43 pm

VW secures solid-state technology from QuantumScape

Volkswagen has advanced to the largest shareholder of Stanford-spinoff Quantumscape as the German corporation invests 100 million dollars. Forming a new joint venture with the solid-state experts, VW hopes to secure their grip on the new battery technology first.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 01:12 pm

Tesla CEO favours Gigafactory in Germany

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter – no surprises here – to add some detail to plans for a Gigafactory in Europe. And – here’s the surprise – he named Germany as a “leading choice” mainly due to its location in the centre of Europe.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 05:22 pm

UPS launches custom-made cargo e-bikes

34 new cargo pedelecs have joined the European fleet of logistics giant UPS. The bikes were specifically developed for the carrier together with Rytle. After initial testing in Germany, the cargo e-bikes are now coming to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 07:03 pm

EC wants mandatory e-bike insurance

The European Commission has decided that electric bicycles must have a third party liability insurance. While the draft still needs to go through the EU Council and Parliament, it effectively undermines current legislation that equals pedelecs with bicycles.

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Jun 19, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Electric mini-plane takes flight in Norway

In Oslo an electric mini-plane made by Slowenian manufacturer Pipistrel took off for a short test flight with the Norwegian minister for transport Ketil Solvik-Olse. The Alpha Electro G2 aircraft was piloted by Dag Falk-Peterson, head of the state-owned company Avinor, which operates Norwegian airports.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 02:18 pm

Scotland to build first sea-going hydrogen ferry

Scotland’s Ferguson Shipbuilders have managed to secure funding through the EU project HySeas III. With partners such as the Ballard or DLR and from different European countries they will build the world’s first sea going ferry running on fuel cells powered by hydrogen from renewables.

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Jun 24, 2018 - 07:13 pm

Chevy’s bold sense of Schadenfreude

We thought “Schadenfreude” is a German-only trait but it appears that GM got their share of it. Following the recent burn out of a Tesla vehicle in motion, they offered the owners a brand new Chevy Bolt.

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