Jul 15, 2018 - 01:21 pm

Pininfarina will build max. 100 PF0 hypercars

There are new design concepts and details to the electric luxury hypercar planned by Pininfarina, that is planned to go into production in 2020. It will be sold in a small series of around 100 and will bear the name PF0. The company also added some new faces to their board.

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Jul 15, 2018 - 01:00 pm

Tesla sets up new R&D center in Beijing

Tesla has built a new research and development center in Beijing, which they are calling the Beijing Technology Innovation Center. The registration for the facility with the local government goes back to October 2017.

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Jul 15, 2018 - 12:27 pm

e.GO Mobile opens factory in Aachen

The German startup e.GO has opened their first factory to produce their electric city car e.Go Life in Aachen. After production is set up, a target of 10,000 vehicles per year will be produced here, with deliveries beginning at the end of this year.

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Jul 14, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Tesla is setting new production goals for Model 3

Tesla is known for setting ambitious targets for themselves. The newest goals have now been announced to investors and analysts: The weekly production rate for Model 3s is planned to be increased to 7,000 vehicles per week by the end of the year and to 10,000 per week by mid 2019.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 01:30 pm

USA: BYD form $500M JV to lease electric buses

China’s BYD has formed a joint venture with the San Francisco investor Generate Capital. The 200 million dollar JV will lease BYD electric buses to cities, schools and corporations in the States. The partners consider their business an “all-around win”.

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Jul 12, 2018 - 06:59 pm

800 volt charging park by Porsche goes online in Berlin

The EV charging park announced last year at the Porsche center in Berlin-Adlershof was recently connected to the grid. Four customer parking spots were fitted with Porsche chargers, two of which with the new 800 volt charging technology. The park is accessible to all cars during the opening times of the center.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 07:21 pm

EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project

For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt portion in batteries

The Japanese company plans to change up their battery manufacturing recipe within the next two-to-three years to use only half the current cobalt components. Head of the Panasonic passenger car division, Yoshio Ito, stated there are already working prototypes, but a complex evaluation process will take place before serial production.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 06:56 pm

Groundbreaking: E4V tripling battery assembly

E4V announces the construction of a new battery facility close to their existing site in French Le Mans. The 3,000 sqm plant will triple their assembly of tailor-made battery packs upon completion in May 2019. E4V clients include La Poste.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 07:38 pm

Swansea launching largest EV fleet in Wales

Swansea Council has taken delivery of 40 Partner Electric vans from Peugeot, making Swansea the local authority with the largest electric van fleet in Wales. The electric vehicles for council staff have been leased on a five-year contract.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 02:55 pm

UK: New Road to Zero Strategy to decarbonise transport

At long last – the British government has specified plans to decarbonise the country. Their Road to Zero Strategy affirms to ban all sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2040 but averts calls that asked to move said target forward. There is a new a mid-term goal however.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 01:43 pm

China to sharpen plug-in vehicle policies further

The government in Beijing is looking at a further reduction in new energy vehicle subsidies in 2019. They want carmakers to become less dependent on state funding and to innovate instead. As with previous programmes, the new policies would emphasise range and efficiency.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 04:20 pm

Japan forms ECLAIR consortium for electric aircrafts

Japan set up a new consortium called ECLAIR for Electrification Challenge for Aircraft – electric planes in other words. Members include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as well as industrial heavyweights from Mitsubishi over Kawasaki to Subaru.

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Jul 3, 2018 - 04:21 pm

Hydrogen research vessel deemed feasible

A team led by Sandia National Laboratories, usually charged with nuclear security in the USA, has found a zero emission vessel running on hydrogen feasible. Their study developed a fuel-cell coastal research vessel consistent with marine regulations.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 05:32 pm

Tesla target of some major fan love

A new trend sees Tesla owners uploading images of their humorous license plates -often poking fun at combustion vehicles and not having to buy gas. A Tesla driver even incorporated his car into his wedding proposal.

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