Oct 19, 2018 - 04:22 pm

SAIC-VW building factory for MEB BEVs

Volkswagen and their joint venture partner SAIC has begun constructing a factory in China for battery electric vehicles based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). The factory will take up operation in October 2020, and cost about $2.5 billion to build.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 03:55 pm

Tesla surprises with mid-range Model 3

The Californian automobile manufacturers have presented an unannounced third version of their Model 3 with a rear drive motor and a “mid range” battery for a basic price of $45,000. This version has a 260 mile (418 km) range, making it 50 km short of the long range version.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 10:44 am

Munich-based Sono Motors launches financing round

After its first crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, Munich start-up Sono Motors launches its second round of financing in order to generate capital for the last development stage and production of the company’s solar electric car Sion, which is scheduled to start rolling off the lines in late 2019.

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Oct 21, 2018 - 03:49 pm

Meyer-Logistik receives eActros for real world tests

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has handed over another eActros to customers for real world testing: Meyer-Logistik has received the 25 tonne capacity vehicle for operational testing of the transport of temperature sensitive food stuffs from storage locations to multiple super markets in the Hamburger inner city.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 04:23 pm

BYD unveils driverless electric forklifts and aircraft tugs

BYD has developed a driverless electric forklift together with Singapore-based ST Engineering. The two companies signed a cooperation agreement to broaden their joint activities in this field. That’s not BYD’s sole special vehicle innovation: The company also unveiled two new electric tug models.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 04:53 pm

Lightweight electric van NGEN by Workhorse

Workhorse has started production of its NGEN-1000 electric delivery van. It is truly built for purpose as it is lightweight with a smaller battery pack that also helps the U.S. company to keep their offer on price parity with comparable diesel models.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 01:16 pm

Austria: Ionity opens sites in Mondsee and Eisentratten

Ionity’s first high-power charging sites in Austria have now been put into operation in Mondsee (Salzburg) and Eisentratten (Carinthia). Both have been installed at sites of station service company OMV. Like it is the case for all Ionity charging stations, each charging point delivers up to 350 kW.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 06:37 pm

A brave new world of DC home charging

There are a number of new charging solutions on show at the eMove360° in Munich. Wallbox of Spain and ABB of Switzerland have developed DC chargers for home owners. Also German Webasto is sporting their latest smart charging features at the fair.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 07:13 pm

Sodetrel of EDF to expand charging network in Lyon

The network operating unit of Électricité de France (EDF), Sodetrel, will install more than 600 charging points for electric vehicles in France by 2020. The plan details their installation to cover 59 municipalities in the Lyon area with some to enable DC charging.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Porsche Holding Salzburg offers Varta battery storage solution

The commercial storage solution Varta flex storage will be available for charging EVs in car dealerships across Europe, in order to help buffer grid impact, among other things. The background is a recently agreed cooperation between Varta Storage with the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche Holding Salzburg.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 03:24 pm

Fuel cell range extender made in Germany

Aachen-based e.Go Mobile is progressing their product palette and team up with fuel cell specialist Proton Motor Fuel. Their joint venture called e.Go REx shall come to life before the year’s end with the purpose of developing a fuel cell range extender. First for e.Go’s upcoming mini electric bus and for other OEMs as well […]

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Oct 15, 2018 - 05:30 pm

Hyundai to target FCEV market of France

Hyundai is getting ready to roll-out fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure in France. 5,000 FCEVs await shipment from Korea latest by 2025. Moreover a cooperation agreement with Engie and Air Liquide is imminent.

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Oct 12, 2018 - 01:38 pm

UK confirms cuts to plug-in car grant

The British government has announced that the subsidy programme for EVs would be cut by 1,000 pounds starting next month, and that most plug-in hybrids would be removed from the Plug-in Car Grant entirely, in a move to save money.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 04:10 pm

Denmark aiming for decarbonisation of transport

The Danish government presented a new climate action plan with 38 measures, among them the previously leaked ban on the sales of all ICEs by 2030 and hybrid cars by 2035. In addition, the Danes will electrify their entire taxi and bus fleet by 2030 and are ready to spend millions.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 06:23 pm

Piaggio kicking-off Vespa Elettrica sales in Europe

Here she is, the most original scooter from Italy only electric. Piaggio has finally started selling their Vespa Elettrica. The updated classic will come to buyers in Europe first before pre-sales are to start in the U.S. and Asia. Just beware, the price tag makes this a luxury e-scooter.

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Oct 20, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Volocopter plans Singapore test flights in 2019

The German aviation startup Volocopter is planning test flights in the centre of Singapore for the second half of 2019. The series of tests will focus on urban flight conditions and will validate the use of an electric aircraft in an urban environment. The next step will then be public demonstration flights.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Air taxi Cora: Kitty Hawk teams up with Air New Zealand

Kitty Hawk subsidiary Zephyr Airworks has signed a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand as both partners want to work on setting up an air taxi service with self-flying electric aircrafts. We remember: About half a year ago, Kitty Hawk unveiled its electrically powered autonomous air taxi Cora.

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Oct 3, 2018 - 05:00 pm

Nobiskrug and H2-Industries building LOHC yacht

Nobiskrug and H2-Industries have announced their plan to build the first fully electric motor yacht with the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) system on board. The system stores hydrogen in liquid LOHC oil, which is similar to diesel, which is then used to power a fuel cell motor.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 03:37 pm

While most worry about polluting less, one starts clean-up

In London, Hyundai has promoted its Nexo fuel cell model with a special demonstration as a fine dust killer. The message: The Nexo leaves the roads less polluted than it finds them as the car’s air purification system is claimed to catch 99.9 percent of all fine dust particles from the air that flows through […]

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