Nov 30, 2022 - 12:05 am

Premiere of the Opel Astra Electric: The range is complete

Opel has presented the first battery-electric version of its compact Astra model – as a five-door and in parallel also as an estate. With the battery-electric version, the Astra range is now complete. The biggest surprise is probably the model name Astra Electric instead of Astra-e, because both design and technology are already largely known.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 05:38 pm

Leapmotor expands to Israel

Leapmotor now offers its electric cars outside the Chinese market. The company has opened its first three showrooms in Israel, in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ramat Gan. Leapmotor wants to further expand its overseas markets from Israel, so it could also become active in Europe in the future.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:16 pm

Schaeffler opens technology centre in India

Automotive supplier Schaeffler has opened a technology centre in India to develop software and electronics solutions for electric vehicles. As part of Schaeffler’s e-mobility division, experts in Pune will now work closely with the e-mobility headquarters in Bühl, Germany.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 12:58 pm

Lancia presents branding strategy at ‘Design Day’

In view of its plan to become a pure electric car manufacturer by 2028, the Stellantis subsidiary Lancia held a ‘Design Day’ and not only presented the new brand logo and the new brand lettering, but also gave a preview of the future design of its electric cars with the ‘Pu+Ra Zero’ design concept.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 12:53 pm

Faraday fires their CEO Carsten Breitfeld

The struggling Californian electric car start-up Faraday Future has removed Carsten Breitfeld as CEO of the company. His successor has already been appointed internally. However, the tasks for the new CEO will not be easy, according to the latest publications.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 02:58 pm

Caterpillar presents massive electric dump truck

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has completed the development of the prototype of its first large battery-electric 793 dump truck. With a prototype ready to go, Caterpillar demonstrated the new model to customers on a seven-kilometre track.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 11:58 am

Renault’s heavy electric trucks are now available to order

Renault Trucks is showing the design of its two all-electric heavy-duty trucks, the E-Tech T and E-Tech C, and has opened reservations for both models. Announced in March with initial technical specifications, the electric truck models will roll off the production line in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, from the end of 2023.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:54 pm

Audi unveils Audi Charging starting 2023

Audi has unveiled its new charging service, Audi Charging, which will replace the existing e-tron Charging service in the new year. Audi Charging will launch in 27 countries, including Germany, on 1 January 2023 and will be expanded later in the year.

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Nov 25, 2022 - 02:35 pm

Solaris reveals huge Charging Park ready for V2G

Solaris gives us an insight into its factory in Bolechowo near Poznan, where Poland’s leading e-bus maker recently inaugurated a bus charging park. Solaris equipped the massive charging hub with systems from three manufacturers that support bidirectional charging – a first in Poland.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 04:51 pm

Siemens to provide electric car charging in Saudi Arabia

Siemens has received an order to supply charging stations for electric vehicles for Electromin’s planned charging network in Saudi Arabia. This includes the ultra-fast Sicharge D chargers that use direct current and the smart VersiCharge AC wall or pole mounted units that run on alternating current.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 04:21 pm

Recharge to enable card payments for Nordic charging

In the Nordics, Recharge will be the first major operator to integrate card payment terminals at its charging stations. The launch will take place in Norway in 2023. The Norwegian parliament is also currently debating the introduction of corresponding legislation with this stipulation.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:03 pm

Keliber to mine and refine lithium in Finland

Finnish mining and battery chemicals company Keliber is aiming to mine spodumene from an ore mine and build an adjacent lithium hydroxide refinery in Finland. Preliminary work for the construction of the refinery at Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP) is expected to start this year.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 02:54 pm

SK On announces plans for nickel joint venture in Indonesia

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On is building a nickel supply chain in Indonesia together with two partners. Through a joint venture, the partners want to secure raw materials there and process them into intermediate products. In the end, however, the material could end up in SK On’s US-American battery plants.

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Nov 8, 2022 - 05:53 pm

Vitesco presents improved hybrid motorcycle drive

At this year’s motorbike trade fair EICMA, the drive supplier Vitesco Technologies is showing the second development stage of its hybrid concept for motorbikes, which was presented last year. But there are also new Vitesco solutions for smaller two-wheelers.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 03:24 pm

Gogoro partners up with Zypp Electric in India

In India, Gogoro has announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with the EV-as-a-Service platform Zypp Electric. The two companies have teamed up to electrify logistics fleets and last-mile deliveries using Gogoro’s battery-swapping stations.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:22 pm

Toyota bZ4X fails cold-weather range test

It is no secret that the range of electric cars decreases in cold temperatures. But the Toyota bZ4X seems to particularly underperform in this respect. Scandinavian journalists achieved only about half of the promised WLTP range in tests with the Toyota electric car – and not at sub-zero temperatures, but at 4 degrees Celsius.

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