Feb 19, 2019 - 04:04 pm

BMW with new PHEV models and free charging

BMW will present the second generation of the PHEV models of the 7 Series, the X5 and the 3 Series Sedan at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. Moreover, the carmaker says they will offer free charging powered from renewables to their clients.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 12:11 pm

Citroën to present Ami One urban concept

At the Geneva Motor Show, Citroën will be presenting the Ami One concept, a fully electric two-seater for urban mobility. The concept was developed as an alternative to public transit and two-wheeled vehicles such as bikes or scooters.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 10:41 pm

Air France converts belt vehicles at CDG airport

The airline Air France announces a cooperation agreement with the French battery recycling start-up CarWatt. The partners aim to replace diesel engines in vehicles used to load and unload luggage with EVs made from recycled materials, including 2nd life batteries.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 05:27 pm

Shell takes over German battery manufacturer Sonnen

After having become a stakeholder in battery maker Sonnen last year, oil giant Shell is taking over to expand its residential energy storage and services. Sonnen is now to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell following approval by the regulatory authorities.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 05:12 pm

Germany sees record H2 fuel station growth

A total of 48 publicly accessible hydrogen filling stations were put into operation worldwide in 2018. Seventeen of them are located in Germany. Japan still has the largest number of public H2 fuel stations (96), ahead of Germany (60) and the USA (42).

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Feb 14, 2019 - 04:19 pm

Tritium equips its Ionity sites with liquid-cooled cables

Tritium is refitting its chargers at Ionity charging sites with liquid-cooled cables that will enable charging capacities of up to 350 kW. The first site with the new cables was recently opened in Nyborg, Denmark, as Ionity has confirmed to our German colleagues at electrive.net.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 06:43 pm

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 02:15 pm

EU agrees on CO2 targets for trucks for the first time

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have now agreed that the average CO2 emissions of new trucks and buses from 2030 must be 30 per cent lower than in 2019. An interim target of 15 per cent is to be introduced for 2025, given the provisional agreement goes through.

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Feb 18, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Germany to extend tax incentives for plug-in cars

German Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced a significant extension of tax incentives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids as company cars in Germany. The 0.5% rule came into force at the beginning of this year is expected to have an effect beyond 2021, the initial end date.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

France to invest €700M in battery cell production

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government will invest 700 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars over the next five years. The plan is part of a Franco-German project to establish cell production in Europe. 

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Feb 14, 2019 - 08:03 pm

GM reveals e-bike brand Ariv to launch in Europe

GM had announced plans for a pedelec line last year, and now the American carmaker is ready to launch under the label Ariv. The first two pedal-assist models, one of them a folding bike, are due to arrive in Europe’s strongest e-bike markets in summer.

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Feb 11, 2019 - 05:57 pm

Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds

The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 05:49 pm

Fraport & Volocopter set about air taxi infrastructure

Volocopter, and Fraport AG – the owner and manager of FRA, Germany’s biggest airport, intend to develop concepts for the ground infrastructure and the operation of electric aerial taxis at airports. The main focus will be on smooth passenger handling and efficient connections to existing traffic infrastructure.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 04:47 pm

Boeing VTOL takes test flight as flying taxi

Boeing has absolved a successful test flight with a VTOL that they now call Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Boeing announced that the prototype has just completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the test conducted in Manassas, Virginia.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 11:22 am

Blocking charging stations is over

For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction: After some unpleasantly disgruntled combustion engine drivers have been deliberately blocked charging stations, practical solutions are now ready to put an end to the practice – firstly in China, and now in Taiwan.

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