Mar 21, 2019 - 01:17 pm

German carmaking giants agree on strategy

According to company insiders, the heads of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility during a telephone conversation following Volkswagen’s recent demands. The trio are apparently in agreement that the future belongs to battery electric mobility.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Hyundai & Kia to invest $300 million in Ola

Hyundai and Kia are investing $300 million in mobility service provider, Ola. The strategic partnership includes the production of electric vehicles tailored to the Indian market, the establishment of charging infrastructure and the development of fleet and mobility solutions.

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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 21, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Ionity: so far 63 in operation, 52 being installed

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, with a further 52 sites under construction.

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Mar 20, 2019 - 11:34 pm

UK: BP Chargemaster open large rapid-charge hub

BP Chargemaster and its network arm Polar have opened what they claim to be Britain’s biggest rapid-charge hub in Milton Keynes. Up to eight electric vehicles can charge with up to 50 kW at the multi-standard stations. The set-up uses existing facilities.

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Mar 21, 2019 - 04:44 pm

Basel greenlights electric trucks and charging

The City of Basel has been given the green light by the Grand Council to purchase electric refuse collection vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure. The civil engineering office intends to procure the new electric trucks in two tranches, with the delivery of the first nine vehicles scheduled for 2021.

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Mar 20, 2019 - 04:04 pm

460 StreetScooter considered potentially flammable

Deutsche Post/DHL classified 460 units of their StreetScooter vehicles as potentially at risk of fire and withdrew them from circulation until further notice. These electric transporters will not be put back on the road until they have been inspected.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 04:08 pm

All-weather autonomous electric shuttle debuts

Announced in autumn, the first self-driving electric shuttle called Gacha, which has been made for all weather conditions, has now been presented in Helsinki. The electric shuttle will be available to the general public in pilot projects as of April this year in the Finnish city of Espoo and will also be available in Hämeenlinna, […]

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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 21, 2019 - 05:15 pm

Denver police car swankier than usual

In Denver, Colorado, police have been driving around in a Tesla Model S for a couple of years before hardy local journalists finally found out where it came from: The car had been confiscated during an illegal marijuana bust. 

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