Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm
Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK
Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:25 am
Smart’s electric SUV #3 arrives in China
Smart has launched sales of the Smart #3 in China. The second model since the brand’s revamp, presented in April, is an all-electric SUV coupé that will also be launched in the first European markets from the end of this year.
Jun 5, 2023 - 03:38 pm
Lexus presents the LBX hybrid mini SUV
Lexus has presented its smallest model to date. Developed primarily for Europe, the new LBX is the new entry-level model in the Toyota brand’s SUV range and is powered by the new generation full hybrid system with an output of 100 kW/36 hp.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:23 am
Daimler officially presents the Mercedes eCitaro fuel cell
Daimler Buses presented its first serial electric bus with a fuel cell as a range extender at the presentation of the eCitaro fuel cell at the Global Public Transport Summit. The start of the series production of the eCitaro fuel cell coincides with the trade fair premiere.
Jun 5, 2023 - 10:15 am
MAN decides against developing Euro-7 buses
Bus manufacturer MAN will not invest in Euro 7 technology and instead will only have zero-emission buses in its portfolio for cities and municipalities from 2030. The manufacturer also presented its latest electric vehicle model in Barcelona: the Lion’s City 10.
Jun 5, 2023 - 03:31 pm
Daimler Buses creates infrastructure subsidiary
Daimler Buses is setting up a subsidiary specialising in the design and construction of infrastructure for electric buses. In collaboration with its partners, Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH will provide customers across Europe with the complete infrastructure from a single source.
Jun 6, 2023 - 01:34 pm
MG Motor India & Lohum form battery material supply loop
MG Motor India has joined forces with Indian reuse and recycling company Lohum to establish a comprehensive ecosystem for the reuse and life cycle management of EV batteries. Under the collaboration, Lohum will reuse batteries from MG electric vehicles in second-life Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for “a wide variety of clean energy applications in […]
Jun 6, 2023 - 02:24 pm
Austrian police launches BEV pilot project
The Austrian police are testing a total of 23 electric cars in four federal provinces for their suitability in police service. The pilot project will start in the fourth quarter of 2023, but the 20 police stations in Salzburg, Lower Austria, Vienna and Tyrol have already taken delivery of the electric cars.
May 24, 2023 - 03:19 pm
India alters electric two-wheeler subsidies
The Indian government has proposed to increase the overall funding for subsidies for electric two-wheelers but cut the subsidy available for each vehicle. Instead of the previous maximum of 40 per cent of the purchase price, only a maximum of 15 per cent would be covered under the FAME II scheme.
May 4, 2023 - 03:11 pm
German research team looks into remanufacturing e-bike drives
Together with partners, a team of researchers from the Fraunhofer IPA was able to show in a study that e-bike motors can be remanufactured in the sense of a modern circular economy. Since the remanufacturing succeeded with almost the same properties, the researchers see great potential in the approach.
Jun 1, 2023 - 11:10 am
Ebusco batteries to be used in Oechies hydrogen ship
Ebusco has signed a framework agreement to supply Oechies Elektrotechniek with battery packs for inland navigation for one year. The contract initially covers the delivery of 36 battery packs with a total capacity of around 1 MWh for the WEVA Antonie 1, the first new build hydrogen-powered inland vessel.
Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm
Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing
Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.