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23.03.2019 - 13:17

Volvo cannot keep up with PHEV demand

Volvo is expecting an enormous increase in sales of its plug-in hybrid vehicles by the end of the year. According to company boss Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo has underestimated demand and is not keeping up with production.

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23.03.2019 - 11:24

GM to invest a total of $1.8 billion in U.S. manufacturing

General Motors has announced an investment of $300 million for its assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan. The investment should enable the production of a new Chevrolet electric vehicle as part of its commitment and $1.8 billion investment, after restructuring plans last November left many GM workers unsure of their jobs.

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22.03.2019 - 12:10

Tesla: Model S, yearly services and referral program

Three weeks after introducing a new basic version of the Model S, it has been cancelled. Back in, however, is the referral program that was cancelled at the end of January this year. And out are yearly services as Tesla realises their vehicles only need a service when parts are swapped out.  

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22.03.2019 - 11:46

When quantity is put over quality

According to a recent survey in China, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they regretted buying a new-energy vehicle (NEV). Batteries are the most common customer complaint: Problems range from draining too fast, to running dangerously hot, others do not perform as advertised. Around 40 NEVs spontaneously combusted in China last year. 

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21.03.2019 - 17:20

Denver police car swankier than usual

In Denver, Colorado, police have been driving around in a Tesla Model S for a couple of years before hardy local journalists finally found out where it came from: The car had been confiscated during an illegal marijuana bust. 

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21.03.2019 - 15:04

Ionity reports progress of high power charging

Ionity has provided an update on the establishment of its high-power charger network in Europe: it is on schedule and currently has 63 sites with an average of six charging points in operation in nine European countries. Further 52 sites are under construction and the CEO considers expansion.

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21.03.2019 - 14:20

Volkswagen & Northvolt form European Battery Union

The VW Group and Sweden’s Gigafactory mastermind Northvolt want to advance battery cell production in Europe together and are forming a consortium called the European Battery Union (EBU). It includes partners from research and industry from seven EU member states.

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21.03.2019 - 13:50

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

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12.03.2019 - 16:00

Airbus & Audi reveal electric air taxi CityAirbus

As part of the Urban Air Mobility project, Airbus has now presented the air taxi CityAirbus in the Audi town of Ingolstadt. The electric aircraft with eight rotors takes off and lands vertically and will be able to transport up to four passengers. The model still has its maiden flight ahead of it.

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12.03.2019 - 15:04

VW aiming for 22 million electric cars by 2030

The Volkswagen Group has just announced that over the next ten years it will build 22 million electric vehicles on company-owned electric-platforms, which means some seven million more than previously planned. It will also increase the number of electric models.

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11.03.2019 - 15:57

South Korea forms HyNet for hydrogen charging

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has formed a special purpose company called HyNet to lead construction of hydrogen charging infrastructure. The 13 companies involved have together invested 135 billion won (118.7 million USD).

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11.03.2019 - 14:37

When life gives you lemons…

The “24 Hours of LeMons” is a bizarre long-distance race in the USA, in which only cars with a value of 500 dollars or less are allowed to participate. Now they are introducing a category for electric cars.

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11.03.2019 - 13:53

Tesla apparently NOT negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. The battery cell manufacturer has since denied intentions of entering business with Tesla.

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11.03.2019 - 11:04

Zig-zag at Tesla: prices are back up

U.S. electric car manufacturer continues its chaotic pricing policy: Tesla has announced an increase in its vehicle prices worldwide by three per cent after they had only just been reduced by an average of six per cent a few days ago.

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09.03.2019 - 22:18

It looks like a car, but…

In China, some 4,678 Tesla Model 3 appears to be temporarily detained by customs due to incorrect product labels. Apparently printer settings are to blame. Tesla is working on the labels under the careful eye of customs officials, who will resume clearances after they pass review.

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09.03.2019 - 21:03

Edinburgh kicks-off on-street charging network plan

In Scotland, Edinburgh City Council has given the green light for a plan to build 66 on-street EV charging points in 14 hubs across the city by 2020. This is only the first phase of what is called the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Business Case.

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09.03.2019 - 20:24

BYD delivers 30 electric buses to Brussels Airport

BYD has equipped Brussels Airport with 30 electric buses. The first 12-metre buses have already been put into service. The delivery also included 30 charging points with which the electric buses can be charged overnight in the terminal.

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09.03.2019 - 17:17

Voltabox sales figures grew expoentially in 2018

Battery maker Voltabox generated sales of 66.9 million euros in 2018, more than double from what the made in 2017. The company explains its success with orders for batteries for specialist vehicles such as forklifts and also plans to further expand into the business of light electric vehicles this year.

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09.03.2019 - 17:13

Solaris ramping up electric bus market share

Last year Solaris delivered 107 electric buses to customers across Europe. According to the Polish-Spanish bus manufacturer, it held a market share of 17% of all electric bus sales in Europe in 2018, the overview shows.

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09.03.2019 - 16:18

Volkswagen reveals last-mile e-scooter concepts

Volkswagen revealed two micro mobility concepts in Geneva, the Streetmate e-scooter that can be driven while sitting or standing; and the three-wheeled Cityskater, known as the “last mile surfer”, which is a collapsible standing scooter steered by shifting weight.

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09.03.2019 - 14:54

Porsche Taycan clocks 20,000 pre-order options

Porsche has already registered more than 20,000 potential buyers for its first electric car, the Taycan. Potential customers have had themselves entered in a list for an option programme with a down payment of 2,500 euros (in Europe).

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