Oct 28, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Porsche Cayenne PHEVs to receive larger battery

Porsche has increased the capacity of the high-voltage battery in the plug-in hybrids of the Cayenne. Thanks to optimised cells, the gross capacity increases from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh, resulting in a range increase of around 30 per cent.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:31 pm

Nissan lowers UK prices for the Leaf e+

Nissan UK has announced the start of production of the new Leaf model year on 16 November. Among other things, a new 62 kWh entry-level model and lower prices for the e+ Tekna will be available in the UK. The expectation is that similar changes to the Nissan Leaf will soon be introduced in mainland […]

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Oct 28, 2020 - 01:56 pm

Mercedes increases Aston Martin shares

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will significantly increase its stake in the struggling British manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda from what is currently 2.6 per cent to a maximum of 20 per cent. In return, the British company is to receive hybrid and electric drive trains from Mercedes.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:54 pm

Traton & Hino launch e-mobility joint venture

Traton and Hino are intensifying their cooperation in the field of electromobility. As part of their strategic partnership, the commercial vehicle subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Toyota have signed a joint venture agreement to speed up development for products with battery and FC technology.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 05:27 pm

Electrify America expands charging solution business

The US American Volkswagen subsidiary, founded following the Dieselgate scandal, Electrify America announced the launch of Electrify Commercial. The new business unit will focus on the delivery of turn-key vehicle charging solutions to utilities and fleet operators.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:28 pm

Tesla to launch virtual power plant in the UK

Rumours about Tesla’s plans to offer its own electricity tariffs have been circulating for several months. This plan is now moving forward in Great Britain where homeowners with an installed solar system and Tesla Powerwall can now become part of the Tesla Energy Plan.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Fastned opens Belgium’s first HPC park

Fastned opened its first charging location in Belgium on Tuesday. This means that the Dutch fast-charging company is now active in four countries: the Netherlands, Germany, England and Belgium. Fastned has also started to issue a new series of bonds.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 07:58 pm

FEV designed a mobile fast charger for Uniper

FEV has developed a mobile rapid charging station for the energy supplier Uniper. The station is equipped with an energy storage device and can charge two electric cars simultaneously with a charging capacity of up to 75 kW. The station is to be offered as “Infrastructure as a Service” – once the energy storage unit […]

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 01:43 pm

TÜV & ConAC to open test lab for EV batteries

The German certification service provider TÜV Rheinland and the Aachen-based start-up ConAC have announced a test laboratory for electric car drive batteries. The laboratory, which is to become one of the “largest and most modern independent battery test centres in Europe”, is scheduled to start operations in September 2021 in the German-Dutch industrial park Avantis.

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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 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 accelerated.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 01:19 pm

Berlin’s e-bike subscription service Dance collects €15 million

Three months after the start of its pilot project in Berlin, the e-bike subscription service Dance has successfully completed a financing round of 15 million euros. The company of SoundCloud founders Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss and Alexander Ljung is now planning to launch the service in other European cities. An expansion into the USA could also follow.

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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 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 28, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Is this an EV for ants?

Hyundai offered the first glimpse of its smallest electric car to date: the mini electric car for children is inspired by the concept car 45 that Hyundai presented at the IAA 2019 and is designed to reach a top speed of 7 km/h.

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