Sep 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Ferrari’s first SUV Purosangue confirmed hybrid

Italy’s foremost sports carmaker is looking to launch their first SUV. The Purosangue which Ferrari prefers to call a Crossover or “FUV” is set to hit the market by 2022. Despite its name it will not be so pure blooded though as Ferrari has a hybrid drive lined up.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 06:40 pm

USA: Daimler investing millions into Proterra

U.S. busmaker Proterra has closed a funding round under Daimler’s lead with 155 million dollars. While the investment of Daimler is undisclosed, it is confirmed that the deal has the potential to whirl the electric school bus market up to new heights.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 07:37 pm

Fees for parking at Tesla Superchargers go up

Parking for an unnecessarily long time at a Tesla Supercharger is becoming more expensive. The current fee of 40 cents (US$) which begins five minutes after completion of the charging process, is being increased to 50 cents, if at least half of the supercharger spots are occupied. If all spots are taken, it will go […]

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Italy to construct e-highway on section of A35

Following in the footsteps of Sweden and Germany, Italy will now also convert a section of their roads to a so-called e-highway with overhead cables for electrified trucks. They will also be testing the hybrid truck from Scania with overhead current collectors on the stretch of the A35.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 05:05 pm

Total purchases French charging specialist G2Mobility

The oil corporation Total has purchased the French charging infrastructure specialist G2Mobility, hailing the move as “a pivotal step in improving our electric vehicle charging offering”. Furthermore, Total announced a cooperation with the cable manufacturer Nexans.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 04:19 pm

Voltabox acquires Accurate

The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed another corporate takeover: This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 02:25 pm

BYD pushing to increase battery production capacity

BYD has announced their plan to construct a battery factory with an annual capacity of 30 GWh in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Its size will place it among the country’s “super factories” and is part of a wider push by BYD to increase production.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:35 pm

Hyundai presents fuel cell truck with H2E marketing deal

Hyundai has presented a new fuel cell truck named the Fuel Cell Electric Truck in Hannover, and has announced a cooperation with the Swiss hydrogen provider H2 Energy to begin next year. Over the next five years, the two will create a fleet of 5,000 vehicles, as well as bring them to market.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 08:29 pm

California to ban early EV adopters from HOV lanes

Early adopters of electric vehicles will be red listed next year as they are losing an early privilege in California. The state will replace the green and white stickers that permitted access to HOV lanes with red ones, only those will not be available to all.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 06:03 pm

New e-mobility initiative finds warm welcome

The Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge, which was launched in July by the international Climate Group network and C40 cities has made some major steps: 26 additional states, cities, regions and companies have agreed to join the e-mobility effort.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:13 pm

Yamaha expanding electric two-wheeler business

Yamaha is taking their electric bike business further into new markets. A cooperation with Gogoro for Yamaha to use the firm’s battery swapping system in Taiwan is just in the making. Yamaha will add their design and marketing power. Moreover, they started selling pedelecs in the U.S. for the first time.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 05:42 pm

UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes

The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.

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Sep 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm

Drug plane crashes into Tesla Model X

An airplane from the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was forced to crash land on a public road near Houston due to mechanical problems. Fortunately, the accident did not cause any casualties, however the plane collided with several power lines and vehicles, including a Tesla Model X.

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