Oct 26, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Seat working on serial version of Cupra Tavascan

Seat is developing a production version of the purely electric concept car Cupra Tavascan. This was hinted at by the new brand boss Wayne Griffiths in an interview in which he described the all-electric SUV coupe as “our dream car”. Seat is also considering a small electric car based on MEB.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Bentley eyed-up for position under Audi

According to a German trade publication, Volkswagen wants to put Bentley under the control of its subsidiary Audi headed by Markus Duesmann from mid-2021. An important role in this is to be played by Audi’s flagship electric project Artemis, which could form the basis for a luxury e-SUV for the British brand.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:42 pm

Ford Mache-e production starts in December

Ford apparently wants to start series production of the purely electric Mustang Mach-E in December. As buyers of the model report in forums, they have received e-mails from Ford with a concrete production date for their particular model. The earliest confirmed date is 7 December.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 04:33 pm

Volvo Trucks North America awarded California EV grants

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. Deliveries are to begin next year, with the order expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 03:48 pm

e-troFit conversion kits for Mercedes & MAN buses

e-troFit, specialist for the conversion of diesel buses to electric drive, will bring out further series-ready electrification solutions for existing commercial vehicles in the next two years. This will involve retrofitting kits for the “most common models in Europe”.

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Oct 24, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Delta & TU Brandenburg working on smart grids

Delta Electronics is working with the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) on a research project on smart grids. For this purpose, smart grids with charging points are being developed at BTU, the University of Potsdam and the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences.

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Oct 24, 2020 - 01:54 pm

SAE introduces standard for wireless charging up to 11 kW

SAE International has published the SAE J2954 standard for wireless charging of electric vehicles up to 11 kW. There is also an update to the SAE J2847/6 standard, which describes minimum requirements for communication between an electric vehicle and an inductive charging system.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 04:25 pm

Hubject announces new version of the OICP

Hubject has released the latest version 2.3 of the Open InterCharge Protocol (OICP). Partners of the roaming network ‘intercharge’ can now start the implementation. Via API interface the protocol connects 250,000 charging points and more than 750 companies in 43 countries.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 04:41 pm

SK Innovation’s new quick-charge cells for 2021

SK Innovation has announced new battery cells that will enable electric cars to cover a distance of 500 miles or 800 kilometres with two 10-minute quick charge stops. In addition, a cathode with a higher nickel content is expected to go into series production shortly.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 05:46 pm

UK: Plug-in Pledge raises EV uptake forecast

Two years after launching the Plug-in Pledge in the UK, the the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has updated its forecasts for the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The speed with which road transport is decarbonising has accellerated.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 09:24 pm

BMW & Daimler sell off parts of mobility services

BMW and Daimler are now selling parts of their mobility-as-a-service businesses. Mobimeo, the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, is taking over parts of the B2B and B2G side of things, while Uber is apparently very interested in taking over the ride-hailing and micromobility-sharing service FreeNow.

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Oct 17, 2020 - 12:07 am

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH gets a new owner

Schaeffler has sold all shares in its subsidiary Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH to Micromobility Services and Solutions GmbH, based in Berlin. Series production of the four-wheeled pedelec Bio-Hybrid is scheduled to start in mid-2021 under the new owner.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Zero presents 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has introduced its 2021 model year, which this time includes almost only optical updates. The 2021 Zero models will be shipped immediately from the company’s headquarters in California to dealers in North America and Europe.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 02:56 pm

Wright Electric to develop electric aviation for ARPA-E

The electric aircraft developer Wright Electric was contracted by the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support the development of lightweight and ultra-efficient electric propulsion motors, drives, and thermal management systems for commercial electric aircraft.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 02:54 pm

UK’s first electric sea-going ferry launches for testing

Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine have launched the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry, named e-Voyager. The electric ferry was developed in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers, MarRI-UK and EV Parts. Testing is now underway.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:48 pm

France considers SUV tax

France is planning a special tax for particularly heavy cars such as SUVs, which would affect German manufacturers in particular. The plan is to tax every kilogram above a vehicle weight of 1.8 tons with an extra ten euros. Electric and hybrid vehicles will be exempt from the tax since they can be very heavy […]

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