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May 12, 2023 - 01:40 pm

Duvenbeck aims for 120 MAN eTrucks

Logistics service provider Duvenbeck has signed a memorandum of understanding with MAN Truck & Bus for the deployment of 120 MAN eTrucks to be delivered by 2026. The fully electric 40-tonne truck will be the first to run for Volkswagen Group Logistics from 2024 onwards.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 01:52 pm

Enel expands into public DC charging in North America

Enel X Ways North America has set itself an ambitious goal: By 2030, the company wants to operate two million charging points in North America, which should include private and semi-public charging points as well as 10,000 fast chargers.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 01:24 pm

BYD customers to get Shell discounts in Europe

BYD Europe and Shell EV Charging Solutions have entered into a cooperation to offer at least 100,000 BYD customers in Europe access to DC and HPC charging on the Shell Recharge network with special conditions.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Dutch-German research project to develop batteries

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany and the Dutch institute TNO of the Holst Centre have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for the European automotive industry.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 11:41 am

Koncar orders train batteries from Leclanché

The Croatian train builder Koncar has placed its first order with the Swiss battery system manufacturer Leclanché. The order is for battery systems for two trains that will operate on medium-haul routes in coastal and inland Croatia.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 04:02 pm

Eşarj to build 1,000 charging stations in Turkiye

In Turkiye, (formerly called Turkey) the country’s first electric vehicle charging provider Eşarj plans to build 1,000 stations by the end of 2023. Eşarj will direct over 90 per cent of its new investments to fast-charging stations with at least one DC station in each of 81 provinces by the end of this year.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 01:27 pm

PepsiCo puts 18 Tesla Semis into company livery

PepsiCo has unveiled its fleet of 18 Tesla Semis in Sacramento, USA. The all-electric Class 8 trucks will be used at the beverage company’s bottling plant in Sacramento, California. PepsiCo ordered the first 100 electric semi-trailer trucks from Tesla in 2017.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 12:37 pm

ZF starts series production of transporter e-drive

The supplier ZF has started series production of the electric central drive CeTrax lite. The new driveline is suitable for use in light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons. ZF says it has already received orders for the CeTrax from Asia and America.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 12:15 pm

Renault ties the knot for Verkor battery cells

Renault and French battery start-up Verkor have entered into a “commercial partnership” that includes binding supply volumes for battery cells. The carmaker will receive 12 GWh of battery cells from Verkor for its premium electric cars, including the Alpine brand.

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Apr 12, 2023 - 02:34 pm

Volta provides electric trucks for testing in the USA

Volta Trucks will unveil its Volta Zero electric truck at the US ACT Expo trade show in early May this year. US customers are expected to receive some examples of the Volta Zero in Classes 6 and 7 for fleet testing by the end of 2023, followed soon after by the market launch.

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Apr 12, 2023 - 02:00 pm

Stagecoach orders 170 electric buses for Stockport

UK public transport operator Stagecoach has announced the company’s largest electric bus order to date. Stagecoach plans to invest up to £37.2 million (€42.3 million) to procure a new fleet of 170 electric buses for use in Stockport, Manchester.

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Apr 12, 2023 - 12:54 pm

Finnish Minerals Group signs MoU on new plant

Finnish Minerals Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a potential partner for the cell production plant project. An environmental impact assessment for two variants with 27 or 40 GWh production capacity will follow.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 03:10 pm

Enedis & Allego reach 107 stations in France

Allego and the French distribution network operator Enedis have opened 107 public fast-charging stations in France since the start of their cooperation. The duo announced the milestone on the anniversary of their roll-out that started exactly twelve months ago.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 01:52 pm

FreeWire enters Europe with battery-based chargers

The Californian charging infrastructure specialist FreeWire is expanding into Europe. With its battery-based charging stations, the company initially wants to gain a foothold in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, for which it is opening a European headquarters in Great Britain.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 12:04 pm

German recycling project looks at battery electrolytes

In Germany, battery industry players and university researchers are partnering on a joint project to improve the ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries. The project, called SWELL, is led by battery electrolyte company Elyte Innovations, and joined by a team at the Technical University Dresden and the automotive lubricants company, Fuchs Smierstoffe.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 03:53 pm

EB Charging rebranded as Blink Charging UK

Blink Charging has announced the rebranding of EB Charging to Blink Charging UK following its acquisition in April 2022. The rebrand provides Blink with a visible footprint of more than 1225 chargers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 01:57 pm

Washington DC starts 1st phase of e-bus orders

In the USA, Washington DC’s Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has just ordered five 40-foot electric buses from Nova Bus and five from New Flyer. The purchase is part of the WMATA plan to fully decarbonise its bus fleets by 2042.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 01:28 pm

TBB electric buses bound for S. Carolina schools

In the USA, the South Carolina Department of Education has ordered 160 all-electric school buses from North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses (TBB). The order is for the 160 Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley model with drive technology from Proterra.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 12:36 pm

Hyundai joins forces with Advent on fuel cells

Hyundai Motor has just signed a joint development agreement with Advent Technologies, a US company that develops, manufactures, and assembles complete fuel cell systems. The agreement follows a successful fuel cell technology assessment. 

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Mar 30, 2023 - 12:04 pm

Amprius achieves battery energy density of 500 Wh/kg

The Californian battery developer Amprius Technologies says it has increased the energy density of its cells to around 500 Wh/kg or 1,300 Wh/l. Results from the Mobile Power Solutions testing institute have shown that the cells deliver an energy density of 504 Wh/kg or 1,321 Wh/l at 25 degrees Celsius.

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