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17.05.2019 - 14:28

Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell Technologies

Tesla has formally completed the acquisition of energy storage specialist Maxwell Technologies announced in February. In order to take control of the company, which specializes in supercapacitors and batteries, Tesla is transferring shares worth around $235 million.

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17.05.2019 - 13:26

Sweden: Autonomous electric truck in operation

German logistics group DB Schenker is now using Einride’s fully electric autonomous T-Pod truck in Jönköping, Sweden, to transport goods on a public road. Swedish authorities recently gave their approval for the endeavour.

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17.05.2019 - 13:08

Proterra launches energy ecosystem

US heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Proterra has just launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions, a suite of turnkey options for electric fleets. The ecosystem includes design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization for charging infrastructure.

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17.05.2019 - 12:25

VW to manufacture small electric car in Eastern Europe

Volkswagen’s plans for future plants are changing rapidly: from 2023, the purely electric small car for less than 20,000 euros is to be built in Eastern Europe instead of in Emden in Germany as originally planned. The Zwickau plant in Germany will probably hand over the production of the I.D. Crozz to Emden.

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17.05.2019 - 11:43

Après ski is about to become even more pleasant

At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international trade fair for Alpine technologies, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, presented the first fully electric snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E. The vehicle is just a study but has already concluded successful driving tests.

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15.05.2019 - 17:38

Bosch to test blockchain solution for charging

Bosch is working with EnBW, an utility in Germany’s south, on a prototype for a charging process based on blockchain technology. The entire process – from the selection of the charging station to reservation and payment – is simplified and tailored to the customer’s needs.

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15.05.2019 - 16:21

VW turns to Northvolt for battery cell mass production

The partner for Volkswagen’s decision to start mass production of battery cells for electric cars will not be the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation as was rumoured. Rather, the German carmaking giant is turning to the Swedish startup Northvolt for all its battery requirements.

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15.05.2019 - 16:52

ACE EV to build electric vehicles in Australia

The Australian startup ACE EV (Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group) is building a production facility in Adelaide to manufacture electric vehicles in cooperation with truck body makers Aldom Motor from 2020. The aim is to increase production to up to 15,000 vehicles per year by 2025.

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15.05.2019 - 13:37

The last dinasaur

For a bit of fossil-fuelled nostalgia before Daimler’s Smart brand becomes purely electric next year, the German company is launching a series of its final 21 combustion engine vehicles in a limited collector’s edition.

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14.05.2019 - 18:54

Tasmania to charge forward

The Climate Change Office of Australia’s island state Tasmania has announced grants to help local businesses install electric vehicle charging stations. In addition to the ChargeSmart scheme, Tasmania’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging station will open in Campbell Town by the end of the year.

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14.05.2019 - 17:16

Wallbox releases new Pulsar and Commander

The Spanish supplier Wallbox Chargers has retrofitted its Wallbox models Pulsar and Commander. Both the first device for private use and the latter for public use offer new functionalities, more security and greater robustness.

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14.05.2019 - 16:55

Sensor-Technik Wiedemann drive for retrofitting

Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is currently presenting its powerMELA duo280 drive package for commercial vehicles with an output of 160 to 280 kW at Power2Drive in Munich. This is a drive solution that is suitable for retrofitting.

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14.05.2019 - 16:13

Microlino moves delivery dates

After the German sports car manufacturer Artega took over all rights for the production of the Swiss e-cabin-scooter Microlino from the Italian manufacturer Tazzari in December, the delivery start of the Microlino planned for April has now been postponed.

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14.05.2019 - 15:15

Citroën reveals study inspired by aviation

Citroën has presented a new electric car concept: While the Ami One Concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show was designed for urban electric mobility, the 19_19 Concept, designed for autonomous driving, is now fully electric for long distances.

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14.05.2019 - 14:23

Scania signs up for Northvolt battery cells

Volkswagen’s Swedish commercial vehicle brand Scania has apparently signed a contract with the Swedish company Northvolt to supply battery cells for electric vehicles. The supply volume of the contract is not known.

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14.05.2019 - 12:12

Hyundai and Kia invest 80 million euros in Rimac

Hyundai and Kia are together investing 80 million euros into Rimac Automobili. The Korean carmakers and the Croatian company are also entering into a strategic partnership for the joint development of both battery electric and fuel cell, high-performance EVs.

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14.05.2019 - 11:10

French police test vamped up kick scooters

While kick scooters have been banned from pedestrian walkways in France, the French police force is looking into using the stand-up scooters (trottinettes) to fight street crime. If the three-month trial in the northwestern French town of Honfleur is successful, local authorities will invite scooter companies to make bids to supply police trottinettes.

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10.05.2019 - 12:42

Opel Corsa fully electric version ready to roll

The new generation of the Opel Corsa will celebrate its world premiere on 4 June to come as a fully electric version from then on. In an interview, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller promised an “attractive price” for the E-Corsa. He did not specify any details but substantial plans.

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10.05.2019 - 10:58

Cold winter blues

A man who purchased a Chevy Bolt in South Dakota, USA, is suing General Motors because he feels cheated by the advertised range. He says that the official 238 mile-range shrank by about 100 miles during the cold winter months.

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09.05.2019 - 16:35

Uber launches JUMP pedelecs in Berlin

Uber today launched its e-bike-sharing service Jump in Berlin as the first city in Germany with around 1,000 pedelecs. The bright red electric bicycles are now available in 12 districts of the German capital.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/17/tesla-completes-acquisition-of-maxwell-technologies/
17.05.2019 14:28