Jan 15, 2019 - 05:48 pm

Ford & Volkswagen tying the knot a little tighter

It is a ‘yes’ indeed for Volkswagen and Ford. The two carmakers put an end to rumours as they announce details on the extent of their alliance for the first time in Detroit. They want to begin to develop new vans and medium-size pick-up trucks together starting in 2022 and continue to look into other […]

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:07 pm

Magna and BJEV open development centre in China

Magna is to cooperate with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), which is the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese car manufacturer BAIC. The joint venture will open a development centre in Zhenjiang and operate under the name Magna Blue Sky NEV Technology (Zhenjiang).

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Jan 15, 2019 - 03:51 pm

VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 02:17 pm

Nissan IMs Concept exercises full autonomy

At NAIAS, Nissan is presenting the IMs Concept, a study of a fully electrically powered sports saloon designed for autonomous driving. The drive comes from one electric motor per axle that all-together mobilise 360 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque.

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Jan 14, 2019 - 02:44 pm

Iridium presents new fully electric camper

As announced, the Iridium brand presented the first market-ready motorhome with all-electric drive at the CMT travel trade fair in Stuttgart and revealed further technical details. Orders have already been accepted and the first deliveries are scheduled for July or August.

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Jan 13, 2019 - 05:23 pm

Renault announces cargo Zoe

In connection with the announcement of their German sales figures for 2018, Renault has announced that a Cargo version of the Zoe will be added to their range of electric models this year.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 07:44 pm

Volvo invests in high power wireless charging

The Swedes’ financial arm, the Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, say they made an investment in Momentum Dynamics and their high power inductive charging technology today. The start-up of Philadelphia is working towards 200+kW to charge heavier electric vehicles with no connection needed.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 04:35 pm

Brusa takes wireless charging from 3.7 to 11kW

Following the successful start of series production with BMW, developer Brusa Elektronik from Switzerland is expanding its activities in the field of inductive charging. A growing team will work on next-gen wireless charging technology and envisions a modular design.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 06:11 pm

1,600 new electric car charge points for Berlin

A new scheme is to clean the air over the German capital by installing on-street charging infrastructure. With lamp post charging provider Ubitricity at the centre, the consortium is planning to add 1,600 public and private charge points to Berlin’s network beginning this year.

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Jan 14, 2019 - 04:22 pm

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 10:15 pm

Toyota working on fuel cell truck with Kenworth

Truck maker Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop ten trucks using Toyota fuel cell technology. The hydrogen trucks are to run at the Port of Los Angeles and are part of a million dollar initiative funded by CARB.

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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 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 2, 2019 - 12:57 pm

China to cut short-range EV subsidies

The Chinese government has announced plans to lower many of their electric vehicle subsidies for the year 2019 by about 30% compared to the 2018 regulations, with the goal to completely end these subsidies in 2020. However, EVs with a range over 300 km will receive increased subsidies.

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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 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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