Feb 16, 2019 - 12:25 pm

VW compact EV made CO2 neutral and named ID.3

The first VW brand electric model based on the MEB modular system, which was previously known under the name ID. or the working title ID. Neo is to be sold under the name ID.3, according to group insiders. However, the final decision will probably not be made until March. 

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Feb 14, 2019 - 04:46 pm

Tesla Model 3 arrives in China & Germany

The first Tesla Model 3 for the Chinese market arrived at the port of Tianjin. Two more ships are allegedly already on their way. The hurry is to catch the reduction on import duty that is only certain for the 1st quarter.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Swindon Powertrain electrifies original Mini

The British company Swindon Powertrain is currently presenting a retrofitted electric version of the original Mini in London and will manufacture this in a small series. The Swind E Classic Mini is fully restored and fitted with a custom electric powertrain.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Ford Exec raises doubts over cooperation with VW

After VW and Ford signed a letter of intent in January to work more closely together in the future, Ford manager Jim Farley now expresses doubts about the cooperation, at least when it comes to electric vehicles as here, their focus would be very different.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Audi releases first pictures of Q4 e-tron concept

Audi is now offering a first official preview of its previously teased all-electric compact SUV based on the MEB Group modular system, due to debut in Geneva this March. The study now got the name of Audi Q4 e-tron concept and will go serial in 2020/21.

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Feb 10, 2019 - 02:38 pm

Nikola to release BEV version of their H² trucks

Nikola Motor announced battery electric variants for their hydrogen trucks Nikola Two and Nikola Tre, which will be offered in addition to the fuel cell versions. There will be three battery capacities to choose from: 500 kWh, 750 kWh and 1,000 kWh.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 04:19 pm

Tritium equips its Ionity sites with liquid-cooled cables

Tritium is refitting its chargers at Ionity charging sites with liquid-cooled cables that will enable charging capacities of up to 350 kW. The first site with the new cables was recently opened in Nyborg, Denmark, as Ionity has confirmed to our German colleagues at electrive.net.

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Feb 13, 2019 - 03:26 pm

‘Plug In Suffolk’ launches with 100 stations

In England, EO Charging and Suffolk County Council are launching a charging network called ‘Plug-In Suffolk’ with 100 charging stations, which will be installed by local businesses across the county. This is the fully open public charging network in the UK, meaning that EV drivers make contactless payments with no need to register with networks […]

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Feb 13, 2019 - 03:01 pm

Poland: ABB delivering infrastructure tech to PKN Orlen

ABB is the third supplier to supply EkoEnergetyka and EFACEC Multi-Charger for the planned construction of 150 fast charging stations at PKN Orlen fuel stations in Poland. The Swiss company will be bringing their newest station Terra 54, successor to ABB’s sales hit Terra 53.

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Feb 10, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Germany: battery cell manufacturing incoming

A decision on the establishment of industrial battery cell production in Germany will be made this year, according to the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Talks between the federal government and companies are already underway.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 02:35 pm

Lyft aims for major expansion this year

The ride-hailing company Lyft plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles to its platform this year and will make it easier for riders to request them through Green Mode. Selecting that option, passengers will be able to choose between hybrid or electric vehicles.

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Feb 8, 2019 - 03:05 pm

DAF hands over electric CF for testing

Following the handover of the first CF Electric to the Jumbo supermarket chain, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks has now delivered another fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport, also based in the Netherlands.

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Feb 8, 2019 - 02:06 pm

Hyundai considers car sharing service

Hyundai is considering introducing its own car sharing business for its electric cars.  For the use of an EV in a Hyundai fleet, users would pay tariffs according to the distance travelled, time in use, or energy consumption. 

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

France to invest €700M in battery cell production

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government will invest 700 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars over the next five years. The plan is part of a Franco-German project to establish cell production in Europe. 

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Feb 14, 2019 - 08:03 pm

GM reveals e-bike brand Ariv to launch in Europe

GM had announced plans for a pedelec line last year, and now the American carmaker is ready to launch under the label Ariv. The first two pedal-assist models, one of them a folding bike, are due to arrive in Europe’s strongest e-bike markets in summer.

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Feb 11, 2019 - 05:57 pm

Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds

The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.

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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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Jan 24, 2019 - 04:47 pm

Boeing VTOL takes test flight as flying taxi

Boeing has absolved a successful test flight with a VTOL that they now call Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Boeing announced that the prototype has just completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the test conducted in Manassas, Virginia.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 10:42 am

Corolla rags on plug-ins

In a new TV advert for the Corolla hybrid, Toyota dished out some dirt against their plug-in competitors and called on customers not to “get left behind” and invest in their self-charging hybrid.

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