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Jan 23, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Lightning expansion of production capacities

Lightning eMotors is adding production capacity and space to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle fleets. The company is now adding another 107,000 square feet for a total of 231,000 square feet of space for its operations.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:08 pm

JAC Motors & CBAK to develop battery cells

In China, state-owned automaker JAC Motors and battery manufacturer CBAK Energy Technology join forces to develop battery cells for EVs. This also involves cylindrical lithium-ion cells, including the new 4680 format.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 04:59 pm

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm

SVOLT cobalt-free batteries up for order

The first cobalt-free battery cells announced by SVOLT are now available for order worldwide. The NMX cells will initially be offered in two sizes: a 115 Ah version with 245 Wh/kg and a 226 Ah cell variant with 240 Wh/kg.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Tesla gets green light to prep battery plant at Giga Berlin

Tesla can start preparations for its battery factory at the Giga Berlin site in Grünheide ahead of schedule. Tesla has been granted a provisional start for the work upon request, according to a BMWi spokesperson, although this is in itself not a building permit.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 01:46 pm

VWCV increases e-van sales in 2020

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered around 2,700 electric vehicles in 2020. This corresponds to an increase of 167% in electric van sales compared to 2019 but does not even represent one per cent of total sales.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 01:07 pm

Tesla drops Model 3 prices in Europe

Prices have been reduced for the Tesla Model 3 in several European countries. The largest price reduction has been given in France, where the Standard Range+ variant dropped by 6,190 euros from 49,990 euros to 43,800 euros.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 12:53 pm

BYD & Nio gather billions in funds

Chinese electric manufacturers BYD and Nio have raised fresh money. While BYD gained around 3.9 billion US dollars through the sale of new shares, Nio successfully placed two bonds totalling 1.5 billion dollars.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Formula One could take to the skies with H2

At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it. 

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Jan 20, 2021 - 08:00 pm

39 electric MAN buses for Nuremberg

Public transport operator VAG Nürnberg has ordered 39 e-buses from Germany’s MAN Truck & Bus, including 28 Lion’s City 18 E and eleven Lion’s City 12 E. For MAN, this is the largest electric bus order to date and the company’s first order ever to include articulated e-buses.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 07:42 pm

Nissan reveals e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept

Nissan has presented the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept, a study optimised for off-road conditions based on the familiar electric van. The offroad-ready one-off is intended to inspire a “sustainable spirit of adventure”.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 05:40 pm

Mobile test stand for high-voltage components by IAV

The Berlin-based engineering specialist IAV has developed a mobile high-voltage test stand that it now offers either as a product or a service. The company says that several German vehicle manufacturers are already using the unit called IAV Auros.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:46 pm

Opel/Vauxhall presents Combo-e Cargo van

Opel-Vauxhall has presented the new Combo-e Cargo. From size and capability, the all-electric high-roof van fits in between the Vivaro-e electric van and the big Movano-e that the brand will unveil later this year.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Mercedes-Benz reveals the all-electric EQA

Mercedes-Benz Cars just presented the EQA, an all-electric compact e-SUV. Further variants are to follow the 140 kW EQ electric car now revealed. The EQA 250 will be available for order in Germany from February at prices starting at 47,540 euros.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Formula 1 Team McLaren goes for Formula E

McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut. The option will enable McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of twelve teams from the 2022/23 season.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:28 pm

BYD-ADL to assemble electric buses in the UK

Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD’s UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL’s British plants from the second half of 2021.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm

German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:43 pm

Solaris supports second life battery research

In a joint project with Impact Clean Power Technology and TAURON Polska Energia, Polish electric bus manufacturer Solaris is exploring the secondary use of lithium-ion cells as energy storage devices in stationary applications.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:33 pm

Texas Instruments reveals wireless BMS

US semiconductor specialist Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled a new battery management system that relies on a wireless communication protocol instead of cabling. According to the company, TÜV Süd from Germany has tested the solution for safety.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 05:25 pm

Huge order for Lion Electric trucks from Amazon

Amazon plans to procure up to 2,500 all-electric Lion 6 and Lion 8 trucks from Canadian manufacturer Lion Electric by 2025. The framework agreement already concluded with Amazon in July 2020 was revealed hidden in a long stock exchange notice.

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