Aug 21, 2018 - 03:34 pm

FEV expanding in Asia with FEV Thailand

German FEV has setup a Thai subsidiary in order to offer their engineering and development services in Thailand. FEV Thailand is to support the local industry in the development of vehicles and components such as electric motors, including batteries and fuel cells.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Nissan to boost China production by 30%

Nissan has earmarked $900M for increasing their production capacity in China. They plan a new factory in Wuhan together with JV partner Dongfeng. Also existing facilities are to be expanded. Nissan is looking to grow their China business by 30%, including new energy vehicles.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Saudi Arabia may invest in Tesla rival Lucid Motors

PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, who Elon Musk had banked on to help him taking Tesla private, is thinking to invest in Lucid Motors. The electric car startup is holding talks with PIF over a $1BN investment, Reuters quotes sources close to the matter.

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Aug 19, 2018 - 09:29 pm

Daimler diesel recall including hybrid vehicles

Following their investigation into forged exhaust emissions at Daimler, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority KBA obliges Daimler to recall 700,000 vehicles. Now these also include hybrid models from Mercedes-Benz – namely the C 300 h and the S 300 h.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 06:41 pm

Real-world trial with electric transporter Vario

Logistics firm Hellmann and trailer transmission maker BPW Bergische Achsen KG teamed up for a joint trial. BPW retrofitted a Mercedes Vario truck with their electric motor axle called eTransport. Hellmann will now integrate the van into their fleet for six months.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 05:24 pm

Citkar wins new investor for cargo e-bike Loadster

Berlin-based startup Citkar has found a new investor that will help kick-off series production of their four-wheeled cargo pedelec. Investor TEC Ventures is active in the clean energy industry and sees the Loadster as a chance to reload urban logistics. 

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Aug 21, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Tender: Israel planning 2,560 EV charging stations

The Israeli authorities are planning to invest 25 million shekels (about 6M euros) in installing charging stations for electric vehicles. The energy ministry will release four tenders in October for a total of 2,560 charging stations to be set up across Israel.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 07:19 pm

Smart charging solution to retrofit for homes

EO Charging of Britain has launched a small device that offers Automatic Load Management (ALM) for simpler EV chargers such as those often used at home. The eoALM module is separate from an EO charger and monitors a building’s energy profile.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 05:29 pm

Brazil: Brewery Ambev to run 1,600 VW electric trucks

Brazilian beer maker Ambev plans to add 1,600 electric trucks to fleets of its logistic suppliers. The first will be the VW e-Delivery that is to hit the road this year. It is the kickstart of a trial designed to find the zero emission technology serving Ambev best.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 07:06 pm

Uber’s bicycle sharing kicks-off in Denver

Denver aka the Mile High City, a name it owes both its location in the Rocky Mountains and its lax legislation of Cannabis, has got a new service in town. Uber-owned Jump Bikes hat let loose 250 e-bikes. Their number is to double next year.

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Aug 17, 2018 - 07:47 pm

Tesla feels discriminated against by Ontario

The new conservative Ontario government cancelled the previous administrations EV subsidies for drivers in July. Unlike other car manufacturers, apparently this was only effective immediately for Tesla. The Californians are now taking legal action against this.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 02:20 pm

Berlin: Simple eScooter with Bosch motor for €2,000

Berlin-based startup Simple Mobility is making an electric scooter at a price below 2,000 euros. Their Simple eScooter uses Bosch technology in form of a 1,500 Watt electric motor and two battery options. They last for 50 or 100 km respectively. It sells online only.

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Aug 2, 2018 - 06:30 pm

Finnish Pipistrel Alpha Electro takes off

After a small electric plane was tested by the Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel in Norway, it now took to the skies again in Finland for another test flight. This time the Pipistrel Alpha Electro took off from the Helsinki-Malmi airport.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 02:15 pm

Rolls-Royce presents Li-ion battery for ships

Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. This is the first time the British propulsion specialist will deliver batteries to fit their drives as such units were previously supplied by an external party. The SAVe Energy system is modular.

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