Jan 17, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Hyundai revamping Ioniq hybrid and PHEV

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are being redesigned in regards to body and interior. Bluelink telematics services are also being introduced. The official presentation for the facelift for the all-electric Ioniq will follow at a later date.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 02:01 pm

LEVC: Jörg Hoffman to follow Chris Gubbey

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which belongs to the Geely Group, will soon be managed by a German. After the current CEO Chris Gubbey announced his retirement, LEVC appointed the former Audi- and GM-Manager Jörg Hofmann as his successor.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 01:03 pm

Ford F-150 to be electrified

Ford has long since announced their intention of manufacturing a hybrid version of their popular Ford F-150 truck, however now manager Jim Farley confirmed that a battery electric version will also be produced. The BEV version of the F-150 is expected around 2020.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 09:07 pm

Audi CFO expects electric cars to turn a profit

Audi’s head of finance, Alexander Seitz is convinced that the brand’s electric cars will be as profitable as comparable conventional models thanks to economies of scale through the overarching Volkswagen Group as well as the cooperation with Porsche.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 04:58 pm

Volvo CE to electrify compact machines

Construction machinery manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment announced the launch of a range of compact electric wheel loaders and excavators to be introduced from mid-2020 and the end of the development of new diesel engines for the vehicles.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 01:37 pm

Korea presents hydrogen economy plan

A new plan by the South Korean government to build a hydrogen economy includes a massive increase in the number of fuel cell vehicles produced in the country. While only around 2,000 such vehicles were built by 2018, the number is expected to rise to 100,000 by 2025.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 10:06 pm

Fastned triples revenues from fast-charging network

The Dutch fast-charging company sold more electricity in the fourth quarter of 2018 than in the whole year of 2017, while the revenue also tripled. Plus, with new EVs such as the Tesla Model 3 or Jaguar I-Pace arriving in the Netherlands, Fastned expects further and rather rapid growth.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 06:05 pm

Chargy expands electric car charging in Luxemburg

The infrastructure operator Chargy delivers the latest data from Luxembourg where the network includes 277 charging stations since its inception in 2017. Moreover, all signs are on expansion in the Grand Duchy with numbers to more than double in the next two years.

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Jan 14, 2019 - 04:22 pm

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 05:08 pm

USA: Kiepe Electric installs overhead charging for e-buses

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, is equipping an additional 15 electric buses in Dayton, Ohio with its in-motion charging technology IMC. It enables buses to charge through overhead lines while driving and to simply switch to battery power when driving in areas without powerlines.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:10 pm

Car2Go launches 400 strong electric car fleet in Paris

The car sharing market in Paris has seen a turbulent last year. Since Bolloré’s pioneering Autolib had to declare bankruptcy, other carmakers rushed to replace the service. Daimler’s Car2Go now delivered well on schedule and launched 400 electric Smart ED to free-float across the French capital.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 06:16 pm

Austria presents new EV subsidy packet

Austria has updated their subsidy packet for electrified vehicles for the years 2019 and 2020. Notable is that BEVs now receive a unified 3,000 euro subsidy each, but only up to a purchase price of 50,000 euro for private use or 60,000 euros for commercial use.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:21 pm

Italy to subsidise EVs and tax ICEs

The Italian government plans to launch a subsidy package for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles with up to €6,000. At the same time, taxes for the purchase of gasoline and diesel vehicles will increase.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 12:57 pm

China to cut short-range EV subsidies

The Chinese government has announced plans to lower many of their electric vehicle subsidies for the year 2019 by about 30% compared to the 2018 regulations, with the goal to completely end these subsidies in 2020. However, EVs with a range over 300 km will receive increased subsidies.

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Jan 8, 2019 - 03:38 pm

Harley airs technical details of the LiveWire

Harley-Davidson has published technical details about its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. The Harvey LEV will be launched in autumn this year and can be pre-ordered from U.S. dealers starting immediately. First prototypes can also be seen at the CES in Las Vegas.

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Jan 16, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Boeing uses Japanese know-how for electric aircraft

Boeing will work with Japanese companies, universities and the government to develop technologies for next-generation lightweight electric aircraft. Partners include GS Yuasa for battery development and Sinfonia Technology and Tamagawa Seiki for the aeroplane’s engines.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 03:12 pm

Bell Nexus VTOL to be new flying Uber taxi by 2020

US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter presented a vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) with hybrid-electric propulsion for five passengers at the CES 2019 under the name Bell Nexus. Bell has been cooperating with Uber for their planned flying cab since 2017.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 05:52 pm

Stockholm: Danfoss build hybrid ice breaker

Danfoss Editron is supplying the drive for Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. As the Stockholm-based Waxholmsbolaget ferry will be in service throughout the year, it has been specially designed to operate in waters with an ice layer up to 25 cm thick.

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Dec 17, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Norway commissions high speed hydrogen ferry

Norway is funding a hydrogen-powered high speed ferry and a short-sea freighter through their PILOT-E programme. They awarded a grant to Hyon, a joint venture between Nel, Hexagon Composites and PowerCell Sweden to realise the project together with partners.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 11:39 am

The end of ICEing

ICEing, the practice of blocking a charge spot by parking a gas guzzler in front of it, may seen its last days, at least in China. There, a Supercharger can only be accessed with a QR code supplied to Tesla drivers via WeChat, that then lowers the forbidding iron bar guard.

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