Feb 21, 2019 - 02:43 pm

Mercedes EQC will be delayed until late 2019

According to Mercedes, the electric model EQC, which was already sold out before the market launch, will probably not be available for sale until the end of this year. Delivery of the electric SUV is scheduled to begin in June, but for the time being only “a few VIP customers” will be served.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 02:35 pm

Deliveries of Kia e-Niro delayed due to shortages

Buyers of the Kia Niro EV in Europe must be patient as they are currently looking at delivery times of over a year. Thus states a letter to dealers in which Kia explains that “Europe-wide demand clearly exceeds expectations and current battery production capacity”.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Piëch Automotive to present Mark Zero e-racer

The Swiss company Piëch Automotive will present an electric sports car called Mark Zero at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be followed by several other vehicles. Behind the company is Anton Piëch, a son of former VW boss Ferdinand Piëch, whose grandfather was Ferdinand Porsche.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 02:13 pm

BMW is stocking up staff for electrification

At their plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria, BMW is planning to increase the number of jobs in the production of electric drive components from the current 600 to up to 2,000 employees. Also, preparations are being made for the production of the iNEXT planned for 2021.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Tesla hits 200,000 Model 3 mark and rising

Tesla has apparently exceeded the mark of 200,000 Model 3 units produced, according to the Bloomberg tracker. Already registered VINs for the Model 3 are closing in on the 300,000 units this quarter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reports even bigger plans on Twitter.

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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 21, 2019 - 03:16 pm

VW releases battery recycling details

The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Forsee Power to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu

Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.

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Feb 22, 2019 - 02:22 pm

BMW and Daimler join for combined mobility services

BMW and Daimler have now combined their mobility services as announced. The two companies are investing more than one billion euros to further expand and closely interlink their existing car sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality services.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Scania to test autonomous e-buses in Sweden

Scania and Scandinavian public transport operator Nobina have started preparations for a trial with fully autonomous electric buses to begin in 2020. Two Scania Citywide LF electric buses will be tested on a stretch of regular road in Stockholm.

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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 20, 2019 - 01:10 pm

Silence now sells electric scooters to private clients

The Spanish e-scooter manufacturer Silence is moving beyond its previously B2B only approach to selling electric scooters to private customers as well. A limited sales run will start in Spain and the S01 carries over the removable and wheelable battery from the commercial model.

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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 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 21, 2019 - 04:27 pm

Zero emissions musicians on the road

The Philadelphia area musicians Rick Denzien and Debra Lee are convinced electric mobilists. On their last tour, the self-declared Zero Emission Musicians travelled a solid 8,070 miles in their Tesla Model 3 on their way to California and back, visiting over 50 superchargers.

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