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 17, 2018 - 08:28 pm

Tesla secures site for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai

Tesla has found the spot to construct the Gigafactory 3 on Chinese soil. A 860,000 sqm plot of land in Shanghai has been secured according to a post the company made on social media of China and previous rumours had suggested as much. Still, the deal must be considered groundbreaking in every sense.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 07:43 pm

Mitsubishi & GAC making a $20,000 electric SUV

Mitsubishi and GAC jointly kick-off production of their first electric SUV in the Chinese town of Changsha. The Eupheme EV offers a range of 410 kilometres according to the manufacturer GMMC, yet it is the base price after subsidies that will ultimately sway the consumers.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 04:26 pm

Kia to raise plug-in profile with potential for fuel cells

Kia plans to expand its range of electrified models on a global scale. Artur Martins, Kia’s head of marketing for Europe, confirmed that a PHEV version of the Ceed Kombi is expected in the second half of 2019 and Kia may bring their Korean fuel cell car soon to other markets as well.

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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 17, 2018 - 03:52 pm

Renault & Brilliance detail electric van lineup for China

Renault and Brilliance joined forces late last year to electrify the light commercial vehicle market in China. Now they announced their plans that include a lineup of a total of seven electric vans. Three models will hit China within the next two years under the Jinbei and Renault label.

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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 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 14, 2018 - 08:49 pm

Electric van sharing free of charge coming to Germany

UZE Mobility is yet another start-up from Aachen, the town that turned into Germany’s unofficial e-mobility capital. Unlike other start-ups though, UZE Mobility want to offer their services free of charge to users as they think they found innovative revenue streams.

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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 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 18, 2018 - 10:24 am

On the pacifying effect of electric cars

A hospital in England wanted to make surgery less scary for their youngest patients and found an intriguing way to calm the little children. The nurses provided them with miniature electric cars, in which they can put their hands on the steering wheels themselves.
leicestermercury.co.uk

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