Mar 21, 2023 - 04:14 pm
Polestar presents additional limited edition Polestar 2
Polestar has developed a second limited edition of the Polestar 2. The upgrades for the Polestar 2 BST Edition 230, with 350 kW of power and 680 Nm of torque, include exclusive green ‘Nebula’ paint and MicroSuede upholstery for the seats and steering wheel inserts made from partially recycled nubuck textiles.
Mar 21, 2023 - 01:01 pm
Ford MEB model Explorer costs less than €45,000
Ford has unveiled a new mid-size electric SUV called Explorer. The BEV will be built in Cologne and is supposed to be nothing less than the first of a “new wave of bold, iconic electric vehicles …steeped in Ford’s American roots and designed for Europe.” The Explorer’s electric drive is not made by Ford.
Mar 21, 2023 - 11:39 am
BMW & Continental invest in DeepDrive
BMW and Continental have become investors in electric drive specialist DeepDrive. The Munich-based start-up has developed a radial flux dual rotor motor including power electronics that can be installed as a central drive as well as a wheel hub drive in production vehicles.
Mar 21, 2023 - 09:43 am
Mercedes gets ready for new EV platforms
Mercedes is investing heavily to make its production network fit for the new platforms introduced from 2024. According to a German media report, the manufacturer will start converting its plant in Rastatt this summer. It is where Mercedes will build its first model based on the Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA).
Mar 21, 2023 - 02:41 pm
InstaVolt installs 1,000th charger in the UK
UK charging network InstaVolt expanded its rapid charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire, making the site one of the largest charging hubs in the country. Situated on the M40, the site now has doubled the number of chargers bringing the total to 32.
Mar 21, 2023 - 11:07 am
EKPO secures new order for bipolar plates
EKPO, the fuel cell joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, has received an order from a “global automotive manufacturer” to supply mass-produced bipolar plates for the latter’s future fuel cell system.
Mar 20, 2023 - 11:19 am
Lithium de France raises €44 million
When it comes to extracting lithium for EV batteries from geothermal brine, Vulcan Energy Resources is getting competition from France. Lithium de France, a company founded in October 2020 and based in Bischwiller, Alsace, has announced the closing of a €44 million Series B financing round.
Mar 21, 2023 - 11:47 am
First Bus fleet in Leicester to become 100% electric
The British government confirmed funding of £3 million to First Bus for 18 new zero-emission buses in Leicester today. Wrightbus will manufacture the electric buses in Northern Ireland. This latest investment will enable an all-electric fleet at First Bus’s depot in Leicester.
Mar 20, 2023 - 01:15 pm
Asset Alliance Group orders 75 electric trucks from DAF
DAF Trucks has been contracted to deliver at least 75 electric trucks in the UK. The British truck rental company Asset Alliance ordered a total of 1,500 new trucks from the Dutch manufacturer, and while the majority diesel trucks, at least 75 are to be electric. Deliveries are due to start this year.
Mar 17, 2023 - 10:24 am
LiveWire One launches in Europe
The first all-electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand can now be pre-ordered in Europe. Just in time for the motorcycle season. For a €100 down-payment, customers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK can reserve a LiveWire One and “secure priority delivery beginning later in April”.
Mar 21, 2023 - 02:08 pm
Fortum explores hydrogen at airports with ZeroAvia
Finnish energy company Fortum and the low-carbon flight specialists from ZeroAvia want to explore developing hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure at airports. The Memorandum of Understanding mentions a network of zero-emission flight routes.
Mar 21, 2023 - 10:42 am
Energica takes to the skies
Energica Motor Company is getting ready for takeoff. The Italian motorbike manufacturer, a subsidiary of the US group Ideanomics, wants to develop “all-electric solutions for ultra-light and light aircraft.”
Mar 3, 2023 - 01:06 pm
Norwegian shipping company orders two hydrogen ferries
Two hydrogen ferries will serve Norway’s longest ferry route across the Vestfjord from 2025. Shipping company Torghatten Nord commissioned The Norwegian Ship Design Company with the design. PowerCell will supply the fuel cell technology, and control and propulsion technology comes from SEAM.