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21.01.2019 - 13:11

Tesla Model 3 gets vehicle approval for Europe

In a series of tweets from dealers, it was announced that vehicle approval has been given Tela Model 3 and that homologation is secured. In other news, Tesla has had to call back 14,000 Model S in China due to possible defects in airbags. 

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21.01.2019 - 12:12

Back to the future with 50s charging “pump”

In Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Tesla owner and ice-cream parlour drive-in partner, Tony Caciolo, uploaded a photo of his new 50s nostalgia Tesla charger. The combination of old and new immediately become an internet sensation.

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17.01.2019 - 10:29

Lime pulls 500 e-scooters off Swiss streets

In Switzerland, there has been a number of incidents involving Lime electric scooter’s displays shutting off and slamming on the front brakes at full-speed. The US-American company has taken their 500 electric scooters off Swiss streets for repair. 

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16.01.2019 - 18:53

Chargy expands electric car charging in Luxemburg

The infrastructure operator Chargy delivers the latest data from Luxembourg where the network includes 277 charging stations since its inception in 2017. Moreover, all signs are on expansion in the Grand Duchy with numbers to more than double in the next two years.

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16.01.2019 - 17:35

USA: Kiepe Electric installs overhead charging for e-buses

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, is equipping an additional 15 electric buses in Dayton, Ohio with its in-motion charging technology IMC. It enables buses to charge through overhead lines while driving and to simply switch to battery power when driving in areas without powerlines.

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16.01.2019 - 16:55

Boeing uses Japanese know-how for electric aircraft

Boeing will work with Japanese companies, universities and the government to develop technologies for next-generation lightweight electric aircraft. Partners include GS Yuasa for battery development and Sinfonia Technology and Tamagawa Seiki for the aeroplane’s engines.

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16.01.2019 - 14:07

Blackstone invest €200M in European cell production

The Swiss raw materials company Blackstone Resources intends to invest 200 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars, most likely in Germany. They hope the move will garner subsidies both from the Germans as well as the EU.

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16.01.2019 - 13:27

Ford presents Explorer Hybrid in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented the next generation of the SUV Explorer. This time round they present a hybrid variant for the first time so that will add some electricity to the powertrain for a combined 318 horsepower.

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16.01.2019 - 13:28

Faraday investor Evergrande buys 51% of NEVS

Chinese corporation Evergrande Health Industry Group – Faraday Future’s disputed investor – has made a major investment in Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) formerly Saab. Evergrande acquired a majority of NEVS shares at 51 per cent for a price of 930 million US dollars.

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15.01.2019 - 17:44

Lexus presents convertible version of LC Coupé (Video)

Rumours about a convertible version of the Lexus LC sports car seem to be coming true. At the NAIAS in Detroit, Toyota’s luxury brand now presents the corresponding model called the LC Convertible Concept. The production version is expected before the year’s end.

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15.01.2019 - 17:19

Magna and BJEV open development centre in China

Magna is to cooperate with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), which is the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese car manufacturer BAIC. The joint venture will open a development centre in Zhenjiang and operate under the name Magna Blue Sky NEV Technology (Zhenjiang).

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15.01.2019 - 16:29

Rinspeed’s MicroSnap can switch bodies

At the CES Las Vegas 2019: Rinspeed presented a further advanced “Snap” ecosystem with the “microSNAP”. The new concept features an interchangeable body on an intelligent EV platform in micro-size.

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15.01.2019 - 15:25

VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.

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15.01.2019 - 14:46

Nissan IMs Concept exercises full autonomy

At NAIAS, Nissan is presenting the IMs Concept, a study of a fully electrically powered sports saloon designed for autonomous driving. The drive comes from one electric motor per axle that all-together mobilise 360 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque.

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14.01.2019 - 16:53

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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14.01.2019 - 14:39

Iridium presents new fully electric camper

As announced, the Iridium brand presented the first market-ready motorhome with all-electric drive at the CMT travel trade fair in Stuttgart and revealed further technical details. Orders have already been accepted and the first deliveries are scheduled for July or August.

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14.01.2019 - 12:49

Audi to deliver the e-tron in Europe this March

In December Audi said that deliveries of its e-tron would be delayed until “early 2019”. The carmaker now clarified that this means the first deliveries of Audi’s first electric car will be made to customers in Europe this spring.

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10.01.2019 - 16:29

GM cooperates with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots

In the USA, General Motors is partnering with the three main charging station networks. Namely EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots will be providing customers of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with access to more than 31,000 charging points. 

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10.01.2019 - 15:01

Volkswagen ventures fast-charging network in China

Volkswagen apparently plans to set up a Chinese fast-charging network. A respective joint venture would see VW partner FAW and other local companies become part of the effort that is worth a starting capital of 1 billion yuan (around 130 million euros).

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10.01.2019 - 15:32

Around 6k CCS charging stations now in Europe

According to the CCS Charge Map, there are now around 6,000 CCS charging locations in Europe. Among the countries with the most charging sites, Germany has taken the lead ahead of the UK, Norway, France, and Sweden. Moreover, the trend points upwards, particularly in the YOY analysis.

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10.01.2019 - 14:20

Audi planning yet another e-SUV based on MEB

Audi has teased yet another e-SUV based on MEB at the Dutch market launch of the Audi e-tron. This new model would join the ranks of the already planned Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. Plus, the supercar PB18 e-tron with solid-state battery is to become a reality, at least for the selected few.

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10.01.2019 - 13:56

Honda Urban EV delayed in Europe till 2020

Honda’s first all-electric model for the European market, the Urban EV, will not be launched at the end of 2019 as previously announced, but in 2020. A near-series version will debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March and the production model at the IAA in September.

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10.01.2019 - 13:17

New rumours about VW and Ford alliance

Rumours of an extensive cooperation between VW and Ford in the fields of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles are now becoming more concrete. The extended cooperation is to be made public next Tuesday at the Detroit Motor Show.

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10.01.2019 - 11:31

Tesla to discontinue 75 kWh versions of Model S and X

Tesla is taking the 75 kWh versions of Model S and Model X off the market. Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the last orders for this version of the two models can only be taken until this Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Musk announced the new Roadster would take off, quite literally.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/01/10/tesla-to-discontinue-75kwh-versions-of-model-s-and-x/
10.01.2019 11:31