Sep 17, 2019 - 01:11 pm

Fords looks to build more on MEB basis

VW is negotiating to develop a second MEB-based electric car as part of the cooperation with Ford, which was sealed in July. The original agreement provided for Ford to purchase 600,000 MEB kits from Volkswagen for its first own model. Now it could become significantly more.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 01:25 pm

BMW will not renew the i3

BMW has no plans for a successor to the i3. Pieter Nota, head of BMW sales told the Financial Times that the German luxury carmaker will instead concentrate on merging battery and plug-in technology with its other vehicles, while it drums up some new purely electric vehicles. 

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Sep 14, 2019 - 08:15 pm

Renault confirms pricing for Zoe electric car

Renault is about to open the order books for the latest iteration for its best-selling electric car. The new Zoe will be available to order from mid-September, with prices starting at just £18,670 before battery rent. Customer deliveries will begin in January 2020.

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Sep 14, 2019 - 04:59 pm

Series version VW ID.Crozz to become ID.4

With the ID.3 just out, Volkswagen had further announcements to make at the IAA and said the VW ID. Crozz concept will be called ID.4 once it hits the markets in series. The model is destined for the US first next year and will be the first MEB-based model in the USA.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 02:41 pm

Framo to present 40-tonne electric truck at NUFAM

The German electric-conversion specialist Framo will present its first fully-electric semitrailer tractor with 400 kW power at the end of September. Framo is also currently working on the market launch of the 3.0 battery generation with significantly increased energy density.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:32 pm

Opel is electrifying utility vehicles

At the IAA, Opel presented the Corsa-e and Grandland X Plug-in-Hybrid, as well as the Corsa-e Rally. The Germans further announced the next steps of their electric offensive concerning light commercial vehicles.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 04:59 pm

EVBox joins EEBUS Initiative

EVBox recently joined the EEBUS Initiative e.V. and has started to integrate the EEBUS specifications into all future products. This includes wallboxes for private homes as well as public and commercial charging stations.

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Sep 14, 2019 - 07:58 pm

Charging the Czech Republic

The CEZ Group has selected the Israeli software specialist Driivz to manage CEZ’ charging infrastructure in the Czech Republic. This concerns both the existing network called ČEZ Electromobility and its further expansion.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 05:08 pm

BJEV plans to build 3,000 battery swapping stations

BJEV, the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese manufacturer BAIC, plans to invest ten billion yuan (1.28 billion euros) in the construction of 3,000 battery changing stations. According to BJEV President Ma Fanglie, the goal is to supply half a million electric vehicles with fresh batteries by the end of 2022.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Bafang opens e-bike motor plant in Poland

Bafang, the Chinese manufacturer of motors and other components for e-bikes, has opened its first production facility outside of China in Wroclaw, Poland. The new plant should allow a faster supply for European customers.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 11:15 am

Geely invests €50M in Volocopter air taxis

The German airport taxi start-up Volocopter has secured 50 million euros in a new financing round led by the Chinese Geely Group. The new funds will be used to bring Volocopter’s electric aircraft to commercial launch within the next three years.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 03:49 pm

Danfoss systems for workboats on Beijing reservoir

Danfoss Editron has just supplied the electrical propulsion systems for two workboats to be used on the Miyun Reservoir near Beijing. Both ships are purely electric, although one has a diesel generator for the emergency power supply onboard in addition to the Danfoss Editron electric drive.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

Trottinettes under threat

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has had enough of misplaced electric scooters. Paris city authorities will now regard electric scooters that end up in the wrong places as rubbish and will dispose of them accordingly.

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