The Carver makes a comeback with an electric drive
The first Carver was powered by a Daihatsu three-cylinder combustion engine and was discontinued in 2009. Now, the Dutch tricycle-car with tilting technology is celebrating a comeback with an electric drive. The electric car, which will be available in autumn, will be cheaper than its fossil-fuelled predecessor, costing around 8,000 euros.
Volvo UK expands the S60 line-up with a plug-in hybrid
In the UK, Volvo has just extended its S60 range with a plug-in hybrid option. The PHEV comes with a 4wd T8 Twin Engine powertrain combining a 303hp petrol engine with an 87hp (64 kW) electric motor. In this constellation, the S60 offers 36 miles (approx 58 km) of purely electric range.
Fast-charging network along Australia’s East Coast
Australia’s National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has built 20 of a total of 40 EV stations planned along the spectacular South-East Coast of Australia. The network runs from Sydney, all the way through New South Wales and the Capital territory up to the Victorian border.
Voltabox marks loss for first half of 2019
Although the battery system manufacturer Voltabox was able to significantly increase sales in the first half of the year, the operating result was still in the red. An improvement is probably not in sight until 2020, and may require an austerity program.
Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe
Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.
Indonesia plans a series of EV incentives
The Indonesian government is planning a series of incentives to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as well as supporting the manufacture of these in the country. Indonesia aspires to become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing and an exporter.
GreenStorm to offer hourly e-bike hire in exchange
The Austrian eMobility service provider Greenstorm, which has made a name for itself with an exchange concept for the hotel industry, is expanding its business field. Its subsidiary Green4rent makes it possible to rent e-bikes from partners such as fitness centres or campsites.
Denmark’s super ferry Ellen takes to the sea
The electric ship Ellen is to ferries what a supercar is to series production. Yet, the vessel is made for real-life application and now launched on its maiden journey. Full commercial operation will run between the islands of Aerø and Als in southern Denmark.