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Mar 10, 2020 - 06:27 pm

Gridserve EV Forecourt breaks ground in the UK

Gridserve has today announced that the first of a nationwide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts is now under construction and will open this summer. UK firm’s first solar-powered site in Essex will house 24 rapid chargers, a supermarket and an EV education centre.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 05:49 pm

Pod Point choses Tritium DC chargers for UK rollout

Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium will be Pod Point’s preferred partner for the planned rollout of DC charging stations in British supermarkets. The first DC charging points have already been set up and more are to follow soon.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 04:27 pm

ADS-TEC is making 3.2 MW mobile charging trailers

Battery storage specialist ADS-TEC Energy has just presented the Mobile High Power Charger, which it claims is the world’s most powerful mobile rapid charging system in the form of a truck trailer. Ten electric vehicles can simultaneously charge up to 320 kW each at the HPC charging truck.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 03:04 pm

DAF starts customer tests for HEV-diesel hybrid truck

DAF Trucks has started to test the CF Hybrid in customer applications to gain experience in daily use. The Dutch transport company Peter Appel will be using two of these hybrid trucks to supply supermarkets in the Netherlands close to city centres.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 01:21 pm

BMW halts plans for the iX3 in the USA

According to a report, BMW has put on hold its plans to offer the all-electric iX3 in the USA from the first half of 2021. In a market where long-range and all-wheel-drives are preferred, the sales environment for the electric car looks difficult.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 11:24 am

Self-driving delivery bot trundles around Ann Arbor

Refraction AI is currently testing its autonomous REV-1 e-trike in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking like a cargo-bike without the rider, the self-driving electric cargo bot can carry up to 40 kilos of groceries, food, or medicine and has a top speed of about 20 kph. In times of quarantines, this EV may come in handy […]

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Mar 9, 2020 - 07:55 pm

20 BYD electric trucks headed for Ecuador

BYD has received another order from South America. Public transport provider Transcarsell from Ecuador has ordered 20 electric trucks from BYD for delivery by 2021, the first of which is scheduled for August 2020.

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Mar 9, 2020 - 02:49 pm

ABB now covers home charging with Terra AC Wallbox

Until now, ABB used the name Terra for DC charging stations, but now the Swiss company has expanded their range wit the Terra AC Wallbox for charging electric cars at home. The new wall box offers up to 22 kW and is scheduled to be available worldwide from May 2020.

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Mar 9, 2020 - 01:51 pm

Peugeot keeps the 108 and plans all-electric version

According to CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, a few weeks ago Peugeot decided to keep making its small car model 108, and the executive added that Peugeot could then offer the 108 as a pure electric car – possibly with the technology of the new Fiat 500.

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Mar 9, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Tesla plans for production increase in Shanghai

How many Model 3 can Tesla build in the Gigafactory 3 near Shanghai? A new report from China provides details of the planned increase in production at the factory as well as new models. In other Tesla news, we look at software updates.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 06:25 pm

Volkswagen and British Gas: UK home charging package

Volkswagen has agreed to a three-year partnership with the British energy supplier Centrica to provide home charging solutions and services for VW’s electric car customers in the UK. The offers will be handled specifically by the Volkswagen subsidiary Elli and the Centrica brand British Gas.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 06:04 pm

NL: Unilever Innovation Center to get 124 charging points

EVBox partner Hollander Techniek has installed 124 charging points on the campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The charging point each have an output of 11 kW and are meant for guests and employees of Unilever’s Global Foods Innovation Center at the University.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 05:50 pm

Porsche plans 900 more Destination Charging locations

Porsche has just announced that its charging network called Porsche Destination Charging is to grow by around 900 new locations by the end of this year. The network currently comprises 1,035 AC charging points in around 20 countries. Porsche customers with a Taycan or plug-in hybrid model may use these free of charge.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 04:13 pm

ZellkoBatt project to further German battery production

The ZellkoBatt project starting this month has the goal of optimising large-format lithium-ion cells for automotive applications while reducing the costs of components and production processes. The project will be undertaken by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

LiPLANET European battery cell pilot line network formed

Under the leadership of German university TU Braunschweig, eight consortium partners from industry and science have laid the foundation for a network of pilot lines across Europe concerning the research and development in the production of modern lithium-based battery cells.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Seat’s Cupra Formentor-SUV to come out as PHEV

Now that the new Leon and Cupra Leon will also be available as plug-in hybrids, Seat is now presenting the series version of the first vehicle developed exclusively for the performance brand Cupra: the Cupra Formentor SUV now available as a PHEV. The part-time electric car should be launched before the end of this year.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 02:37 pm

The Netherlands goes for EV purchase subsidies

The Dutch government has now confirmed the rumours of a planned purchase subsidies for privately used e-cars from July and has provided further details. Hybrid cars and vehicles above a list price of 45,000 euros will not be considered. However, electric used cars will be considered.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 11:58 am

General Motors reveal new battery system and platform

At an “EV Day” for investors, General Motors CEO Mary Barra presented an overview of the Group’s ambitious electric strategy. At the heart of the strategy is the third-generation new platform involving a modular battery system called Ultimum. The platform should base the spectrum of electric vehicles from hatchbacks to pickups, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Daimler tests e-semi-trailers and trucks in North America

Daimler Trucks is launching another eight fully-electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. Over a period of 22 months, 14 different customers from a range of sectors will operate six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 within their daily transport business.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 09:11 pm

Aiways shows the near-series U6ion

Chinese electric car startup Aiways has presented the U6ion – a near-series concept of what will be the company’s second model. The crossover coupé is based on the same platform as the U5 electric SUV but is distinctly different in appearance – with a few curious details.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 03:19 pm

Norway: 5,145 all-electric cars registered in February

5,145 new zero-emission cars were registered in Norway in February just past. The market share of purely electric cars in new passenger car registrations was thus 49.7 per cent. In total, including HEV and PHEV, 79.2 per cent of all newly registered cars in Norway had either an electric or hybrid drive. The Audi e-tron […]

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