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Sep 16, 2019 - 03:49 pm

Danfoss systems for workboats on Beijing reservoir

Danfoss Editron has just supplied the electrical propulsion systems for two workboats to be used on the Miyun Reservoir near Beijing. Both ships are purely electric, although one has a diesel generator for the emergency power supply onboard in addition to the Danfoss Editron electric drive.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 02:45 pm

Nissan allows a peek at new all-electric crossover

Nissan has given US dealers a first preview of a new electric crossover. A closer version of the new Nissan electric will be presented next month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The production version is expected in the USA in the second half of 2021.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 02:41 pm

Framo to present 40-tonne electric truck at NUFAM

The German electric-conversion specialist Framo will present its first fully-electric semitrailer tractor with 400 kW power at the end of September. Framo is also currently working on the market launch of the 3.0 battery generation with significantly increased energy density.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 01:25 pm

BMW will not renew the i3

BMW has no plans for a successor to the i3. Pieter Nota, head of BMW sales told the Financial Times that the German luxury carmaker will instead concentrate on merging battery and plug-in technology with its other vehicles, while it drums up some new purely electric vehicles. 

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Sep 12, 2019 - 05:43 pm

Mercedes reveals Formula E racing car

At the IAA, Mercedes-Benz just presented the racing car for its premiere Formula E season. The German carmaker is cautious with modest targets for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 05:27 pm

10 more Irizar electric buses for Keolis in France

Public transport operator Keolis has commissioned an electric bus line in the southwest of France where ten Irizar electric articulated buses will be put into operation. The twelve-kilometre line with 30 stations connects Bayonne with Biarritz.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Norway’s electric cars figures continue to grow

Exactly 4,713 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in August. This is an increase of 13.4 per cent in comparison to the same month last year. Besides, there were 2,761 new cars with hybrid drive. These included 1,206 plug-in hybrids.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 03:34 pm

CATL reveals new cell-to-pack platform at IAA

The Chinese battery group CATL has just presented its development plans for cell-to-pack batteries at the IAA in Germany. The new CTP platform is designed to improve the development of battery sets with a pack’s energy density to increase from 180 Wh/kg to 200 Wh/kg.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Bafang opens e-bike motor plant in Poland

Bafang, the Chinese manufacturer of motors and other components for e-bikes, has opened its first production facility outside of China in Wroclaw, Poland. The new plant should allow a faster supply for European customers.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:56 am

Most powerful Tesla powertrain called Plaid

A Model S equipped a ‚Plaid‘ powertrain (think Ludicrous mode but Spaceballs) has set a new record on the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. More so, the electric car has already been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in Germany.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:17 am

One false spin makes a Musk-shirt

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus recently claimed that he had personally received his Tesla as a gift from Elon Musk. When Musk was asked to verify this via Twitter, his answer was simple.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 11:45 pm

The VW premiere of the ID.3 marks a promised new beginning

In Frankfurt, Germany, on the eve of the IAA, Volkswagen has finally presented the ID.3. This is the first electric car based on the electric MEB platform, and Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess wants to make a big difference. The company speaks of a “new era” of comparable significance to the Beetle or the Golf.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 03:42 pm

Hyundai-Kia joins Ionity

With Hyundai-Kia, Ionity has a new partner. The Korean carmaker has just become a strategic partner and shareholder in the European high-power charging network founded by BMW, Ford, Daimler and Volkswagen.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Is Musk a little envious? 

The recently presented Porsche Taycan has also been well received by Tesla mastermind Elon Musk. First off on Twitter, Musk made fun of the fact that Porsche is also using the name “Turbo” for its electric model, then he added a quick tweet…

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:17 pm

Do ID.3 batteries cost VW under $100 per kilowatt hour?

According to the New York Times, with its MEB platform, VW has already achieved costs of less than 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour for the batteries in ID.3 due to economies of scale, years before expected. At the same time, VW negotiations with battery maker SK Innovation look shaky.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 11:15 am

Geely invests €50M in Volocopter air taxis

The German airport taxi start-up Volocopter has secured 50 million euros in a new financing round led by the Chinese Geely Group. The new funds will be used to bring Volocopter’s electric aircraft to commercial launch within the next three years.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 05:04 pm

Fuel cell and battery-electric buses for Auckland

As Auckland Transport continues to accelerate the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap, the public transport provider has ordered two ‘extra-large’ electric buses from Chinese giants Yutong and six BYD electric buses, as well as the city’s first fuel cell bus that will – also a first – be made in New Zealand.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 03:07 pm

UK: Swarco charging points ordered by Engenie and Forev

Swarco eVolt has announced the first order from EV charging network Engenie for 150kW ultra-rapid charging points intended for their expanding UK network. Scottish charging network supplier Forev has also signed a deal for Swarco technology and service.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 01:51 pm

Porsche in talks with CATL for battery cells

Porsche is apparently negotiating a supply contract for battery cells with CATL. The German sports car manufacturer and the Chinese battery specialist are “in good talks”, said Porsche development director Michael Steiner, who meets regularly with CATL management.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/16/xcharge-can-now-offer-360-kw-charging-power/
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