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Mar 30, 2021 - 08:08 pm

10 Tesla Semi and 2 Megachargers ordered by MHX

MHX a leasing and logistics firm in California has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to purchase 10 Tesla Semis and two Megachargers. MHX has also been awarded a separate $560,000 grant from MSRC to deploy two overhead electric cranes for electric forklifts.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 07:02 pm

Eneco & Efteling equip themepark with 174 chargers

The largest theme park in the Netherlands, Efteling, has opened the most extensive charging park for electric cars in the Benelux countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg) in collaboration with Eneco. After the current lockdown, up to 174 electric cars will be able to recharge in the car park at the same time.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 05:09 pm

Uber Green launches in London

The ride-hailing service Uber has launched its ‘Uber Green’ service in London. Uber users in central London can now request zero-emission vehicle instead of wholly or partly fossil-fuelled cars.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 04:03 pm

BP buys into Digital Charging Solutions

Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a share of 33.3 per cent. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions through the partnership with the mineral oil company in the future.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:46 pm

Saint-Gobain electrifies fleet in the UK & Ireland

The British subsidiary of the French industrial group Saint-Gobain wants to convert its 3,000-plus company cars completely to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has already included the first 100 VW ID.3 into the fleet.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:31 pm

Opole oders 5 Solaris e-buses & charging equipment

The Polish city of Opole has ordered five electric buses including charging infrastructure from Solaris. The five Urbino 12 electric buses are to be delivered to the city’s transport operator Miejski Zakład Komunikacyjny (MZK) in Opole in the first half of 2022.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:02 pm

MAN to begin articulated e-bus production in Poland

MAN has announced that the series production of the Lion’s City 18 E articulated bus will start in Poland in April. Some vehicles that are still assembled in pre-series will be in service earlier: one such Lion’s City 18 E will go into regular service in Cologne from April.

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Mar 28, 2021 - 11:39 pm

Daymak unveils 3-wheel car with extreme acceleration

Canadian electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak has just unveiled its first three-wheeled electric car, the Daymak Spiritus. With a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h), the company claims the Spiritus is the world’s fastest three-wheeled electric car.

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Mar 28, 2021 - 06:06 pm

Pride orders 100 electric trucks from Lion Electric

Lion Electric has received a purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises for the acquisition of 100 all-electric Lion6 and Lion8 trucks. The Canadian company says this order represents Lion’s largest single order of zero-emission trucks to date.

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Mar 28, 2021 - 05:12 pm

Frito-Lay lowers emissions with new fleet in California

Frito-Lay a snack food division of PepsiCo. has announced that by the end of 2021, it will replace all existing diesel-powered vehicles at its Modesto manufacturing plant in California, with zero-emission (ZE) or “near-zero-emission” (NZE) vehicles.

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Mar 27, 2021 - 11:24 pm

Schaeffler scores contracts for commercial EV motors

Schaeffler has announced new series orders for electric motors and hybrid modules for use in trucks. One series order relates to the supply of electric motors from 2023 for an unnamed commercial vehicle supplier. Schaeffler can book another major order in the field of hybrid modules.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 08:43 pm

DHL Express to deploy 98 e-vans from Lightning eMotors

DHL Express will deploy 98 electric delivery vans from Lightning eMotors in the United States. After a successful pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans late last year, the company plans to deploy 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 02:51 pm

VW bundles Elli and appoints Elke Temme as CEO

From 1 April 2021, the Elli brand founded in 2019 to develop products and services related to energy and charging at VW, will now be reassigned from the VW brand to the Charging and Energy business unit at Volkswagen Group Components. At the same time, Elli will now be headed by Elke Temme as CEO.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 05:23 pm

VW names successors for chief strategist Jost

Volkswagen has found Michael Jost’s successor: Andreas Walingen will become Chief Strategy Officer at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand on 1 May. At the group level, Porsche manager Gernot Döllner will take over to perform several important tasks in future.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 04:33 pm

Eaton buys up charging specialist Green Motion

The Swiss charging infrastructure provider Green Motion is being bought by the Irish-American energy management company Eaton. The company’s management will remain in place. Green Motion has been developing hardware and software for charging electric vehicles since 2009.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 04:03 pm

Ostrava orders 24 e-buses from Solaris

Polish bus manufacturer Solaris has received its first electric bus order from the Czech Republic. The transport operator Dopravní Podnik in Ostrava (DPO) has ordered 24 Urbino 12 electric buses from the Polish manufacturer, including the charging infrastructure. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in 2022.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 03:38 pm

Porsche updates Taycan charging function software

Porsche has announced a software update for older Taycan models. This should also provide  2019 and 2020 model year customers with the same improvements with which the 2021 model year has been delivered since September 2020. It should also soon be possible to retrofit the 22 kW AC charger.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 03:27 pm

Seat aims for 500,000 electric cars per year

Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars per year in Spain from 2025 for its own label and other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its own new ‘urban electric vehicle’ at the company’s annual press conference.

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