Tesla reports loss in Q1, many deliveries to shift into Q2
The Tesla earnings call is out only this time it is a loss for the first time in two quarters. The electric car company reports a net loss of $702M, including $188M of non-recurring charges but also cash of $2.2 billion. The loss had been expected with Tesla saying they focussed the “attention on growth […]
Toyota reveals an improved fuel cell truck
Together with U.S. American truck specialist Kenworth, Toyota has developed the next generation of its fuel cell truck created in the course of “Project Portal“. The model now travels more than 300 miles (482 kilometres) on a single tank of fuel.
Renault’s new looks for electric transporter vans
Renault is giving its range of light commercial vehicles a new look. At the same time, the French company will be presenting new visuals for the Master Z.E. battery-electric and, with the Kangoo Z.E. Concept, a preview of the next generation of the Kangoo series, to be launched next year.
UK: 17MW virtual power plant to utilise EV batteries
London-based Moixa plans to develop a virtual power plant (VPP) that will combine solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles. The VPP could include hundreds of households, schools and other facilities in southern England and Moixa aims to eventually scale the network up to 17 MW.
BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco
After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.
France: €200M to launch & legalise autonomous shuttles
France’s Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne has announced a plan to develop transit with autonomous electric vehicles. The government intends to invest a total of 200 million euros in tests with self-driving electric shuttles in 16 areas of France and to create the legal framework.
USA: Colorado awards grants for alternative fuel buses
The Colorado Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $14 million in grants from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 ageing diesel-powered buses with alternative fuel buses, including 24 battery-powered buses plus related charging equipment.
Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft
Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people.
Ballard to produce FC modules for ships in Denmark
Ballard Power Systems Europe announced the construction of a Marine Center of Excellence at its facility in Hobro, Denmark, where fuel cell modules for ships will be developed and produced. The Marine Center is designed to help meet the shipbuilding industry’s growing requirements for emission-free drive trains.
What looks like a Porsche 911 and is all-electric?
Well, that would be the GT3 study that the Chinese car brand Zedriv presented at Auto Shanghai. Despite the fact that Porsche will soon release their all-electric Taycan and the Macan, they are clearly too slow off the mark with an electric version of their 911.