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Aug 6, 2020 - 09:28 pm

Mercedes eActros e-trucks start next customer tests

Mercedes-Benz has started the second test phase of the eActros “innovation fleet”: Customers will now test the electric truck in everyday use. The first eActros of the second phase will be supplied by the Dutch logistics service provider Simon Loos.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 08:58 pm

Electric Brands reveals the eBussy modular EV for 2021

The German startup Electric Brands has announced the eBussy – an electric modular light vehicle (class L7e) designed with two variable chassis and 10 different body options. Series production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021 with a contract manufacturer in Heinsberg.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 04:17 pm

Bentley to develop integrated e-axle

VW’s luxury subsidiary Bentley has announced a three-year research project to improve the drive train of electric cars by means of a fully integrated e-axle without rare earth magnets.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 03:40 pm

Kia increases UK supply of e-Niro to meet demand

In the UK, Kia has increased the supply of its e-Niro and Soul EV electric crossovers to meet “intense demand” and shorten waiting times. After the Korean brand offered new cheaper e-Niro options at the end of June, Kia said that July was its best month on record according to UK sales.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 03:08 pm

The USA Audi e-tron 2021 comes with a $9,000 price cut

In the USA, Audi e-tron model year 2021 lines received an upgrade, including a lower entry pricing with a new Premium trim level. As a result, the e-tron SUV is offered at $65,900 starting MSRP for the model year 2021, down almost $9,000 from the starting MSRP of the model year 2019 Premium Plus e-tron.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 02:32 pm

FCA to stop B-segment developments due to fusion with PSA

The planned merger of the car companies PSA and FCA under the name Stellantis has apparently already led to a decision about sharing vehicle platforms: According to an article in the Spanish media, FCA is abandoning its developments for B-segment vehicles.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Kick-scooters and curbing thrill-seekers’ enthusiasm

Electric kick-scooters are again causing an uproar. In Belgium, a man was filmed riding a scooter on a motorway. In England where electric kick-scooters are being trialled, teenagers have also been caught on the motorway while others are doing things like riding them inside shopping malls. 

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Aug 5, 2020 - 06:34 pm

CATL and Mercedes-Benz expand partnership

Mercedes-Benz and the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL have expanded their partnership. The two companies intend to cooperate more closely in research and development, while Mercedes-Benz will be supplied with cells from CATL’s cell factory near Erfurt, currently under construction.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 03:38 pm

New e-bike drives from Yamaha and Mahle

For model year 2021, Yamaha and Mahle have both introduced new e-bike drives. Both companies are following the trend towards smaller and lighter drives that are easier to integrate into the frame.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 01:51 pm

Tesla Cybertruck reservations lower than expected

The number of reservations for Tesla’s Cybertruck is apparently much lower than expected. While fans had assumed over 700,000 reservations based on the analysis of reservation numbers, Elon Musk has now named a significantly lower number.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 11:35 am

Tesla scores the superlatives

After Tesla recently came in last place in a quality study in the USA on customer complaints about new vehicles, a survey from China now paints a completely different picture: The Tesla Model 3 manufactured in China had by far the fewest complaints (0.7 per 10,000 new cars) – six times less than the second-placed […]

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Aug 2, 2020 - 09:33 pm

GM & EVgo to build 2,700 fast charging stations by 2025

General Motors is cooperating with EVgo to expand the US fast-charging network by 2,700 additional stations over the next five years. The stations will have capacities from 100 kW and up to 350 kW, the first of which will be available to customers by early 2021.

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Aug 1, 2020 - 09:36 pm

Bucharest misses the bus

The city of Bucharest has halted a tender for the purchase of 100 electric buses on 22 July after all three bids received were deemed unacceptable – apparently after technical evaluation. This is the second time an electric bus tender for the Romanian capital has failed due to the lack of suitable offers. It is still unlcear when and whether the City will make another attempt.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:48 pm

Siemens delivers 10 electric bus charger to Genoa

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has just received a new order from Italy. The company is contracted to supply the charging infrastructure for ten Rampini E80 electric buses for the municipal transport operator AMT Genova (AMT) in Genoa.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:35 pm

BMW is awarded millions in battery research funding

BMW has received a grant of 60 million euros from the German federal government and the state of Bavaria for battery research. BMW apparently plans to use the money to establish its own pilot battery cell production in Parsdorf near Munich.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:00 pm

Mahle aims for faster charging with better condenser

Mahle has presented a new type of condenser for cooling systems in hybrid and electric vehicles that should enable faster charging of the traction battery. The supplier envisages technology that will help make electric vehicles more suitable for everyday use and mass production.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 05:15 pm

First Polish electric car disappoints media

This week vehicle developer ElectroMobility Poland (EMP) presented Poland’s long-awaited first electric car the Izera. Two vivid prototypes were shown to industry insiders but a number of questions about the vehicle remained unanswered.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 03:18 pm

UK: Mercedes EQV prices are out and order books open

The new Mercedes-Benz EQV is now available to order in the UK with prices starting from £70,665 for the EQV 300 Sport, £72,895 for EQV 300 Sport Premium and £77,145 for the EQV 300 Sport Premium Plus. The first deliveries should be made this autumn.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 01:37 pm

Polestar 2 deliveries in Europe start ahead of schedule

Polestar has started deliveries of the Polestar 2 earlier than planned. The first European customer vehicle has now been handed over at the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, which is ahead of schedule and was not supposed to take place until August.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 01:02 pm

ZF creates new division for electric drives

The ZF Friedrichshafen Supervisory Board is creating a new division for electrified car drives. This will be an amalgamation of what used to be the Car Driveline Technology and E-Mobility divisions. The goal is to offer customers electrified driveline solutions under one roof.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 11:59 am

A VW e-Golf gets a nip, tuck and power boost

While the e-Golf is being phased out in lieu of Volkswagen’s ID3, someone is breathing new life into the model. Just to show how much can be done outside of the manufacturer’s production lines, a German tuning company has revamped a 2016 e-Golf both inside and out.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/06/mercedes-eactros-e-trucks-start-next-customer-tests/
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