Jan 21, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Tesla Model 3 gets vehicle approval for Europe

In a series of tweets from dealers, it was announced that vehicle approval has been given Tela Model 3 and that homologation is secured. In other news, Tesla has had to call back 14,000 Model S in China due to possible defects in airbags. 

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Jan 20, 2019 - 06:21 pm

Infiniti to sell only electrified vehicles as of 2025

Infiniti is accelerating their electrification plans. Nissan’s luxury brand will sell 100% electric and hybrid cars, starting in 2025 rather than going it halfway. Infiniti is previewing said electric future in Detroit, where the QX Inspiration Concept is currently in the limelight.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 06:35 pm

Ford debuts Mondeo hybrid as station wagon

Ford presented the new Mondeo at the Brussels Motor Show. One of the most important innovations is that the Mondeo series now also includes a hybrid station wagon. Plus, the Mondeo Hybrid as a four-door sedan remains on offer.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 04:18 pm

BMW makes headway in securing BBA majority

The BMW Group is getting closer to achieving their plan of increasing their shares in the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture to acquire the majority. A special meeting of Brilliance China Automotive (CBA) has agreed to the sale of another 25% of the company to BMW.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 04:58 pm

Volvo CE to electrify compact machines

Construction machinery manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment announced the launch of a range of compact electric wheel loaders and excavators to be introduced from mid-2020 and the end of the development of new diesel engines for the vehicles.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 06:35 pm

Nio completes first battery swapping route

The Chinese EV manufacturer Nio announced the completion of its first network of battery exchange stations. On the G2 motorway between Beijing and Shanghai, eight stations were built over a length of more than 1,000 kilometers.

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Jan 19, 2019 - 01:38 pm

Tesla cranks up charging prices globally

After the announcement of the end of the Tesla referral programme, which entailed free use of the Superchargers for electric car drivers among other things, Tesla has upped the ante by increasing the prices for the use of their charging network around the world.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 05:24 pm

Tesla presents plug-in home charger

Tesla presents a new home charging solution that just plugs into a regular wall socket, given it is a high-voltage NEMA 14-50 connection so common in the USA. Thus it is the first Tesla charging solution that does not require hard-wiring.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 05:08 pm

BEV charging solution powered by a fuel cell

The British company AFC Energy has demonstrated a network-independent charging solution for electric vehicles under the name CH2ARGE. A hydrogen fuel cell system provides energy to charge a connected battery that lastly delivers the charge for the electric car.

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Jan 20, 2019 - 05:38 pm

Myth busting: Battery recycling does work

The battery of an electric car is often denigrated as rolling hazardous waste in circles still favouring the combustion engine. We were able to convince ourselves of the opposite at the specialist firm Duesenfeld that is disposing of the myth – Battery recycling works deep into the cell. It is only down to politics to […]

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Jan 20, 2019 - 06:42 pm

France: Saint-Étienne orders 22 Solaris e-buses

Solaris Bus & Coach has received its first order to supply electric tram buses to France. The Polish manufacturer will deliver a total of 22 Trollino buses to Saint-Étienne by 2022. The deal values 17 million euros and includes an option for two additional trolley buses.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 05:08 pm

USA: Kiepe Electric installs overhead charging for e-buses

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, is equipping an additional 15 electric buses in Dayton, Ohio with its in-motion charging technology IMC. It enables buses to charge through overhead lines while driving and to simply switch to battery power when driving in areas without powerlines.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:10 pm

Car2Go launches 400 strong electric car fleet in Paris

The car sharing market in Paris has seen a turbulent last year. Since Bolloré’s pioneering Autolib had to declare bankruptcy, other carmakers rushed to replace the service. Daimler’s Car2Go now delivered well on schedule and launched 400 electric Smart ED to free-float across the French capital.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 03:13 pm

Germany advised to introduce EV quota & €8000 grant

The advisory body ‘National Platform for Future of Mobility’ (NPM) urges the German government to take drastic measures to increase climate protection in the transport sector. The consultants call for mandatory sales quotas for electric cars and plug-in hybrids of 25 per cent in 2025 and 50% in 2030.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 06:16 pm

Austria presents new EV subsidy packet

Austria has updated their subsidy packet for electrified vehicles for the years 2019 and 2020. Notable is that BEVs now receive a unified 3,000 euro subsidy each, but only up to a purchase price of 50,000 euro for private use or 60,000 euros for commercial use.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:21 pm

Italy to subsidise EVs and tax ICEs

The Italian government plans to launch a subsidy package for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles with up to €6,000. At the same time, taxes for the purchase of gasoline and diesel vehicles will increase.

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Jan 8, 2019 - 03:38 pm

Harley airs technical details of the LiveWire

Harley-Davidson has published technical details about its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. The Harvey LEV will be launched in autumn this year and can be pre-ordered from U.S. dealers starting immediately. First prototypes can also be seen at the CES in Las Vegas.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Boeing uses Japanese know-how for electric aircraft

Boeing will work with Japanese companies, universities and the government to develop technologies for next-generation lightweight electric aircraft. Partners include GS Yuasa for battery development and Sinfonia Technology and Tamagawa Seiki for the aeroplane’s engines.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 03:12 pm

Bell Nexus VTOL to be new flying Uber taxi by 2020

US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter presented a vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) with hybrid-electric propulsion for five passengers at the CES 2019 under the name Bell Nexus. Bell has been cooperating with Uber for their planned flying cab since 2017.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 05:52 pm

Stockholm: Danfoss build hybrid ice breaker

Danfoss Editron is supplying the drive for Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. As the Stockholm-based Waxholmsbolaget ferry will be in service throughout the year, it has been specially designed to operate in waters with an ice layer up to 25 cm thick.

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Dec 17, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Norway commissions high speed hydrogen ferry

Norway is funding a hydrogen-powered high speed ferry and a short-sea freighter through their PILOT-E programme. They awarded a grant to Hyon, a joint venture between Nel, Hexagon Composites and PowerCell Sweden to realise the project together with partners.

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