Daimler restructures as Zetsche hands reigns to Källenius
At today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche will step down after 13 years at the helm of Daimler and hand over management of the Group to Ola Källenius, who will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars for a period of five years.
Audi’s new PHEV called Q5 55 TFSI e quattro
With the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, Audi presents the first representative of its new plug-in hybrid family. The model offers 270 kW system power and a “more than 40 km” purely electric range according to WLTP. The partly electric SUV can be ordered immediately.
Evum improves the aCar and prepares for 2020 launch
Evum Motors, the spin-off of the TU Munich for the commercialization of the all-electric commercial vehicle aCar, is back with some news. In Bayerbach, Bavaria, the site is currently being prepared for series production and a workshop with a showroom is being set up in Munich.
US: New battery maker ABS based on Bosch emerges
The newly founded company, American Battery Solutions (ABS), which claims to be worth 50 million dollars, is announcing its arrival. ABS has signed a purchase agreement with Robert Bosch Battery Systems for test and production equipment and will take over the assembly plant of the Bosch subsidiary in Springboro, Ohio as well.
Dräxlmaier producing Porsche Taycan battery system
The German automobile supplier Dräxlmaier, located near Stuttgart, is starting series production of the 800-volt total battery system for the Porsche Taycan. For this purpose, the Bavarian company built their first battery assembly plant on an area of 10,000 sqm.
RATP orders 50 Aptis buses for Paris
Alstom announced another order for its fully electric Aptis bus with a tram design. After the Strasbourg transport company CTS had ordered twelve units in March, the Paris public transport operator RATP is now ordering 50 units of the electric bus.
China: DHL launches drone delivery service
DHL Express and drone manufacturer EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to develop a fully automated drone delivery solution for China’s metropolitan areas. The cooperation has already started with a maiden flight at the EHang Command and Control Center in Guangzhou.
A small car or a big handbag?
How about an electric car made to look like a handbag? That’s what BAIC BJEV has come up with for its launch edition released on China’s ‘Internet Valentine’s Day’ on May 20. While the handbag handles are questionable style choices, the LED displays at the front and back of the car allow users to design […]