Mar 26, 2019 - 02:59 pm

Nissan Leaf passes EPA inspection

The new Nissan Leaf with a 62 kWh battery pack has received its official EPA rating for range. The two different vehicle versions feature ranges of 215 miles and 226 miles, respectively.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 02:04 pm

China: Enovate starts BEV factory construction

The premium electric brand Enovate owned by the Chinese manufacturer DearCC, has begun construction of its first electric car factory. The target capacity is 60,000 vehicles per year. Enovate’s first model is an electric SUV called ME7.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 04:56 pm

DHL to build electric vans in Japan

Deutsche Post/ DHL’s EV building outlet StreetScooter is to sign a contract with Yamamoto, a major Japanese logistics company worth around 32 million euros. The two companies will develop a small electric van together and will bring the first 500 units into the greater Tokyo area by autumn.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Electric retrofit available for Mercedes-Benz Vario

The standard conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Vario into an electric truck by the Lower Bavarian special vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge, announced at the beginning of 2018, will start in Vilshofen in the second quarter of this year. The first model will be presented in Munich in April.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 02:13 pm

Japan: New Fuso product and design centre opened

Daimler Trucks has opened a new product and design centre at the Kawasaki plant of its Japanese commercial vehicle subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC). A main focus of the new centre will be the specific challenges facing electric trucks and their ecosystems, including charging.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 03:19 pm

Renault rolling-out V2G trials across Europe

Renault has launched the first large-scale bi-directional charging pilot projects in Europe, starting in Utrecht, the Netherlands and on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo. Similar projects will follow in five more European countries with the aim to develop services and gather learnings for future harmonisation.

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Mar 21, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Ionity reports progress of high power charging

Ionity has provided an update on the establishment of its high-power charger network in Europe: it is on schedule and currently has 63 sites with an average of six charging points in operation in nine European countries. Further 52 sites are under construction and the CEO considers expansion.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 07:05 pm

Germany: CELEST energy research centre opened in Karlsruhe

The research platform for electrochemical energy was officially launched today. Researchers from various disciplines will now be working on high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST).

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Mar 26, 2019 - 06:51 pm

BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 10:25 pm

Ukraine: Uber launches electric car fleet in Kiev

The mobility company Uber has launched its service UberGreen in Kiev. In the Ukrainian capital, 200 electric cars of different makes are to take to the streets and the company expects 10,000 people using the service by the end of April. Yet in other cities, progress has been slow.

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Mar 20, 2019 - 04:15 pm

Canada to subsidise EVs with 5,000 CAD

With its new budget, the Canadian government is also announcing subsidies to promote the growth of electric vehicles in the country. Over the next three years, 300 million dollars are to be made available for purchase premiums.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 03:22 pm

MotoE announces race dates

For the 2018 announced electric motorcycle racing series MotoE, which will be held starting this year with electric bikes of the Italian manufacturer Energica, further details such as teams, riders, dates and technical data were recently announced.

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Mar 12, 2019 - 04:28 pm

Airbus & Audi reveal electric air taxi CityAirbus

As part of the Urban Air Mobility project, Airbus has now presented the air taxi CityAirbus in the Audi town of Ingolstadt. The electric aircraft with eight rotors takes off and lands vertically and will be able to transport up to four passengers. The model still has its maiden flight ahead of it.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 05:49 pm

Fraport & Volocopter set about air taxi infrastructure

Volocopter, and Fraport AG – the owner and manager of FRA, Germany’s biggest airport, intend to develop concepts for the ground infrastructure and the operation of electric aerial taxis at airports. The main focus will be on smooth passenger handling and efficient connections to existing traffic infrastructure.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 04:16 pm

Scandlines improving four hybrid ferries

Scandlines is upgrading to more efficient thrusters on four of its hybrid ferries. These are engine components located at each corner of the ferry. The new thrusters achieve a more homogeneous flow through the water, which causes less noise and vibration.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 01:54 pm

Trading secrets

Tesla is suing a former employee who is alleged to have stolen trade secrets in connection with technology for autonomous driving. A former Apple employee was also charged with stealing trade secrets by the FBI last year. 

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