Sep 24, 2018 - 04:15 pm

Peugeot presents upcoming plug-in hybrid motors

Peugeot presents two new plug-in hybrid drives, that are to turn the wheels inside the new Peugeot 508 and 508 SW as well as the 3008 SUV comes next year. The basic system HYBRID offers 132 kW and the all-wheel drive HYBRID4 is at 147 kW. Peugeot says the range is 50 km for both […]

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Sep 24, 2018 - 06:57 pm

Truck2030: TU Munich looking to future of logistics

We know the future of transport to be electric, connected and autonomous ideally but there are different versions of how that may look like. The TU Munich has come up with a concept called Truck2030 that includes the use of long and heavy LHV trucks and also fun ideas.

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Sep 24, 2018 - 05:04 pm

Ford kicks-off StreetScooter Work XL production

The lines at Ford’s factory in Cologne have begun rolling in order to make the largest electric van in the StreetScooter line-up, the Work XL. Based on the Ford Transit and equipped with EV technology by DP/DHL, they expect to activate the first 1,000 units this year.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 07:45 pm

Renault is converting Belle-Île-en-Mer to a smart island

The Atlantic island of Belle-Île-en-Mer will be converted to a smart island by Renault, alongside partners Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis to be the first French smart island. A similar project was already kicked off on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo by Renault, as well.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 07:37 pm

Fees for parking at Tesla Superchargers go up

Parking for an unnecessarily long time at a Tesla Supercharger is becoming more expensive. The current fee of 40 cents (US$) which begins five minutes after completion of the charging process, is being increased to 50 cents, if at least half of the supercharger spots are occupied. If all spots are taken, it will go […]

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Italy to construct e-highway on section of A35

Following in the footsteps of Sweden and Germany, Italy will now also convert a section of their roads to a so-called e-highway with overhead cables for electrified trucks. They will also be testing the hybrid truck from Scania with overhead current collectors on the stretch of the A35.

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Sep 23, 2018 - 07:13 pm

BPW applies BMW battery tech to trucks

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles, BPW Bergische Achsen has announced a cooperation with BMW i. In the frame of the cooperation, BPW will be using BMW i battery technology to develop a more powerful axle-motor for electrified trucks.

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Sep 22, 2018 - 07:48 pm

Tesla secures long term lithium hydroxide supply

The Chinese firm Ganfeng Lithium has signed an agreement with Tesla for the delivery of lithium hydroxide. The agreement runs from 2018 until 2020, with an option to extend for another three years. Ganfeng Lithium will deliver one fifth of their total lithium hydroxide stock to Tesla.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 04:19 pm

Voltabox acquires Accurate

The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed another corporate takeover: This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.

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Sep 24, 2018 - 02:53 pm

Electric bendy-buses coming to Copenhagen

Arriva Danmark has turned to VDL to order 21 electric buses. Model Citea SLFA-180 Electric is the first articulated e-bus ever to arrive in Denmark and will serve in Copenhagen starting in December 2019. Moreover, the order presents a milestone for VDL.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:35 pm

Hyundai presents fuel cell truck with H2E marketing deal

Hyundai has presented a new fuel cell truck named the Fuel Cell Electric Truck in Hannover, and has announced a cooperation with the Swiss hydrogen provider H2 Energy to begin next year. Over the next five years, the two will create a fleet of 5,000 vehicles, as well as bring them to market.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 08:29 pm

California to ban early EV adopters from HOV lanes

Early adopters of electric vehicles will be red listed next year as they are losing an early privilege in California. The state will replace the green and white stickers that permitted access to HOV lanes with red ones, only those will not be available to all.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 06:03 pm

New e-mobility initiative finds warm welcome

The Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge, which was launched in July by the international Climate Group network and C40 cities has made some major steps: 26 additional states, cities, regions and companies have agreed to join the e-mobility effort.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:13 pm

Yamaha expanding electric two-wheeler business

Yamaha is taking their electric bike business further into new markets. A cooperation with Gogoro for Yamaha to use the firm’s battery swapping system in Taiwan is just in the making. Yamaha will add their design and marketing power. Moreover, they started selling pedelecs in the U.S. for the first time.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 05:42 pm

UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes

The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.

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Sep 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm

Drug plane crashes into Tesla Model X

An airplane from the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was forced to crash land on a public road near Houston due to mechanical problems. Fortunately, the accident did not cause any casualties, however the plane collided with several power lines and vehicles, including a Tesla Model X.

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