Mar 1, 2023 - 04:38 pm
Allego to build seven charging parks in Sweden
Charging specialist Allego has won a new contract from Sweden. As part of a cooperation with the real estate company Trophi, Allego will build publicly accessible fast-charging infrastructure at seven supermarkets and urban grocery stores.
Mar 1, 2023 - 01:34 pm
Honda & LG Energy Solution to build battery plant in Ohio
Honda and LG Energy Solution have begun constructing their joint venture battery cell factory in the US state of Ohio. The announced factory near Jeffersonville is expected to be operational by the end of 2025 with an annual production capacity of approximately 40 GWh.
Mar 1, 2023 - 01:19 pm
Trafigura to supply Next.e.GO Mobile with battery raw materials
The German electric vehicle manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has agreed on a cooperation with the raw materials trader Trafigura. Under the agreement, Trafigura will supply 100 per cent of e.Go’s future aluminium needs, as well as battery raw materials such as lithium, cobalt and copper.
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:27 pm
USPS orders 9,250 EVs & 14,000 chargers
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has ordered 9,250 Ford E-Transit electric delivery vans and 14,000 chargers. Charging stations will be installed at USPS locations, supplied by Blink Charging, Siemens and Rexel USA, with an investment of $260 million.
Feb 23, 2023 - 03:21 pm
Hyliko to use Toyota fuel cell modules for trucks
The French fuel cell truck developer Hyliko has signed an agreement with Toyota to supply fuel cell modules for its first H2 trucks. These are a 44-tonne tractor unit and a 26-tonne truck, which will be offered in 6×2 and 6×4 variants.
Feb 23, 2023 - 03:10 pm
Swarco & Connected roll out charging in the UK
In the UK, the EV infrastructure provider Swarco Smart Charging and second life battery energy storage system supplier Connected Energy have teamed up to help accelerate the roll out of EV charging.
Feb 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Deutsche Bahn brings autonomous vehicles into public transport
In the German state of Hesse, Germany’s national rail services Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a major project with automated shuttles, using electric vehicles from the Chinese manufacturer Nio. More than 100 on-demand vehicles will be in operation by the end of the year, serving more than 3,000 virtual stops in lower-density and rural areas.
Feb 23, 2023 - 02:14 pm
Düsseldorf to get 20 H2 fuel cell buses
In the west of Germany, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, will be getting 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses in public transport services. The buses are to be fuelled by hydrogen produced by electrolysers from the regional utility company Stadtwerke Düsseldorf.
Feb 20, 2023 - 03:36 pm
Hyundai recalls some Ioniq 5 & Nexo models
Hyundai has launched recall campaigns for its BEV model Ioniq 5 and its hydrogen-powered Nexo. In the case of the electric models, workshop effort is limited: In the Ioniq 5, 7,558 units only need a new type plate with correct weight information.
Feb 20, 2023 - 02:47 pm
Mack Trucks partners with Heliox and Gilbarco
In the USA, Mack Trucks has entered charging infrastructure partnerships with Heliox and Gilbarco Veeder-Root. The agreements should enable customer adoption of battery-electric vehicles such as the Mack LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck.
Feb 20, 2023 - 02:41 pm
CUTZEB to help Canadian transit agencies with buses
In Canada, a new organisation called CUTZEB, the Canadian Urban Transit Zero Emissions Bus joint procurement initiative, has been formed to support public transit agencies in procuring zero-emission buses and corresponding infrastructure.
Feb 20, 2023 - 01:50 pm
Mexico signs decree to nationalise lithium deposits
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has now officially signed a decree to nationalise the lithium mined in the country. The material vital for the production of electric vehicle batteries may now only be extracted and sold by state agencies.
Feb 7, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Ford E-Transit review: Opening up new routes
Electric vans are only suitable for inner-city deliveries. Too little range, too little payload, at least, that is the general credo. Our drive review will show whether the Ford E-Transit can dispel this prejudice and stand for a new generation of zero-emission vans.
Feb 2, 2023 - 04:25 pm
Umicore to source nickel from Terrafame
In Europe, the materials technology and recycling group Umicore and the Finnish state mining company Terrafame have signed a long-term supply agreement for nickel sulphate. According to both companies, deliveries have already started and are to be increased further in the course of this year.
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm
TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks
In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.
Feb 2, 2023 - 12:40 pm
Honda reveals hydrogen strategy
Honda has published its future strategy for hydrogen fuel cells, which primarily involves commercial and heavy-duty vehicles. The Japanese automaker envisages the further development of the FC system developed in collaboration with General Motors – targeting durability and radically reduced cost. The fuel cell system should be available to third parties from the mid-2020s onwards
Jan 31, 2023 - 05:33 pm
Missouri says “hold my beer…”
In the USA, Missouri Republicans want to ban local mandates on electric car charging stations, saying that requiring business owners to install electric vehicle chargers is an infringement on their freedoms.
Jan 31, 2023 - 04:59 pm
Superchargers opened to third parties in Australia
Following the opening of Superchargers to third parties in Europe, Tesla is now starting to open its fast-charging stations for electric cars of other brands in Australia. Five Supercharger locations have initially been made available in the state of New South Wales.
Jan 31, 2023 - 03:36 pm
CATL invests €3.25 billion in recycling plant in China
The Chinese battery manufacturer CATL has announced investments of up to 23.8 billion yuan (about 3.25 billion euros) in the construction of a large industrial park for the recycling of battery raw materials and their further processing for new batteries.
Jan 31, 2023 - 02:57 pm
GM starts production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV
General Motors began the production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV this week at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of this quarter.
Jan 31, 2023 - 02:26 pm
Arrival lays off 50% of employees and appoints new CEO
The crisis-stricken British electric vehicle developer Arrival is laying off half of its employees and changing its CEO to Igor Torgov. While production is not expected to start at the company’s US microfactory in North Carolina until 2024, this will require fresh capital.
Jan 31, 2023 - 01:59 pm
London introduces scrappage scheme
The City of London has launched a £110 million scrappage scheme for combustion engine vehicles. This follows the announced extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London from 29 August 2023. The scrappage subsidies target economically vulnerable groups.
Jan 31, 2023 - 12:44 pm
RecyLIB to enable direct reuse of battery elements
In Germany, a project coordinated by Fraunhofer ISC called RecyLIB aims to develop a battery manufacturing process designed to allow the use of recycled material. This allows the active functional material to be recovered after the battery’s end-of-life for direct reuse in the remanufacturing of electrodes.
Jan 31, 2023 - 12:11 pm
H2FLY & Stuttgart Airport to build centre for H2 aviation
In Germany, H2FLY, a company developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, has announced the construction of a facility called the Center of Excellence for Hydrogen in Aviation. The facility is to be located at Stuttgart Airport and is scheduled to open in late 2024.
Jan 27, 2023 - 02:44 pm
Out now: Germany’s Master Plan Charging Infrastructure II
In Germany, the Master Plan for Charging Infrastructure II has been approved by the cabinet. With 68 measures, the Ministry of Transport wants to accelerate the expansion of the charging network and, this time, aims to incentivise private enterprise.
Jan 25, 2023 - 06:49 pm
De Lijn secures up to 500 electric buses from Iveco
In the Belgian region of Flanders, Iveco Bus has signed a framework agreement with Flemish public transport company De Lijn for the delivery of up to 500 electric buses by 2030. The contract initially includes a firm order for 65 all-electric E-Way city buses in the articulated bus version.
Jan 25, 2023 - 06:10 pm
Carris orders 30 e-buses from CaetanoBus for Lisbon
The Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus has received an order for 30 electric buses from the public transport operator Carris from Lisbon. The 30 e.City Gold buses will join other Caetano vehicles or an earlier model already in operation in the Portuguese capital.