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12.06.2019 - 17:17

VW invests for 20% of Northvolt

Volkswagen is investing 900 million euros in the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. Part of the sum is earmarked for a planned joint venture with the Swedish battery manufacturer, another part goes directly to Northvolt.

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12.06.2019 - 15:42

Silent Air Taxi: A new hybrid aircraft from Germany

The next project of the Aachen electric car pioneer Günther Schuh has a title: e.SAT. The company has presented the hybrid-electric small aircraft Silent Air Taxi together with the RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

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12.06.2019 - 12:06

BYD presents upgraded 12 m electric bus

The 12-meter electric bus is BYD’s best-selling model. At the UITP in Stockholm, the Chinese manufacturer has now presented an updated version, which is to build on the sales success of its predecessor.

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12.06.2019 - 11:34

VDL adds 14.5 m electric bus to lineup

VDL Bus & Coach expands the product range of its “Citea Electric” family. The Citea XLE-145 Electric uses the modular VDL concept and is intended to offer customers a higher passenger capacity than the other low-entry models.

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12.06.2019 - 11:29

Tilburg Tesla factory hit by protest

A group of ten Model 3 owners blocked Tesla’s European factory in Dutch Tilburg out of protest over Tesla’s price fluctuation, and the failure to deliver promised features such as an Autopilot update.

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11.06.2019 - 16:54

Tesla raises Model 3 charge capacity to 200 kW

Since last weekend, Tesla has been installing a new firmware update for Model 3 already delivered in Europe. This means that charging capacities of up to 200 kW are now also possible with third-party suppliers – at least at a few locations.

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11.06.2019 - 13:25

Ford presents their first China EV

With the Territory EV, Ford China presented their first electric car for the Chinese market. The car is the electrified version of an SUV that is already being offered to Ford’s Chinese partner Jiangling – but under a different brand.

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11.06.2019 - 12:29

Volvo introduces electric bus for 150 passengers

The Swedish vehicle manufacturers have introduced a new electric articulated bus, available in two different lengths, and capable of delivering up to 150 passengers at once. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is to be officially unveiled in October.

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11.06.2019 - 12:04

Solaris presents new fuel cell bus Urbino 12 hydrogen

At the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm, Solaris unveiled two new zero-emission buses. The battery-powered Urbino 12 electric was given an updated design, while the Urbino 12 hydrogen, a fuel cell bus, adds a new drive option to the range.

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11.06.2019 - 11:41

Recalls for the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace

Due to the danger of battery fire and potentially faulty software in the regenerative braking system, the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace are being recalled to workshops in the USA and Europe as well. Audi confirmed that all vehicles that have been delivered so far are affected.

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09.06.2019 - 18:33

BP Chargemaster presents new 150 kW charger

By 2021, BP Chargemaster plans to have 400 rapid charging stations in the United Kingdom. The company has also introduced a new 150 kW high power charger. By the end of the year, 100 of the new charging stations should already be in use.

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09.06.2019 - 18:07

Electrify America to build more chargers at Walmart

Volkswagen’s diesel-gate redemption subsidiary has announced the completion of 120 fast-charging stations installed at Walmart locations across 34 states. While no specific final number was announced, the partners announced plans to continue expanding the EV charging network.

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09.06.2019 - 17:18

Tier Mobility launching new e-scooter series

Tier Mobility, the German electric kick scooter company recently acquired by former F1 champion Nico Rosberg is launching a new series of electric scooters. The company’s first purpose-built LEVs have been developed and manufactured in a strategic partnership with Okai.

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05.06.2019 - 15:29

Toyota hands over 8 Mirai to the Olympic Committee

Toyota has handed over eight of its Mirai fuel cell models to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. On 23 June, a new headquarters of the IOC will be inaugurated in Lausanne, which will be geared towards sustainability.

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05.06.2019 - 15:43

Schaeffler to offer utility vehicle electric drives

The automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced its entry into the electrification of commercial vehicles. To this end, the company has developed a modular system called E-Drive, which is intended to offer customers cost-effective, tailor-made solutions.

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05.06.2019 - 14:14

VW marks 20,000 pre-orders for their ID.3

According to sales manager Jürgen Stackmann, VW has now passed the mark of 20,000 pre-orders for the ID.3. Starting in 2020, the ID.3 will also be included in the electric car sharing service fleets at We Share.

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05.06.2019 - 13:17

China tightens regulations for EV startups

The Chinese government is planning new rules to raise the market entry barrier for manufacturers of electric vehicles. The aim is to reduce the number of electric car startups and promote fewer, but more competitive players.

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05.06.2019 - 12:07

BMW & JLR to cooperate on development

The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover are joining forces to develop the next generation of electric drives. It will apparently be some time before the parts jointly developed in Munich can be used in production cars.

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05.06.2019 - 11:58

FEMA throws out fiery stats for cars

While a big deal is commonly made of any electric vehicle catching fire, often their combustion counterparts do not find that kind of attention to safety from the media and manufacturers. A comprehensive overview of how much of a danger vehicle combustion really poses to drivers has been missing from the conversation – until now.

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04.06.2019 - 16:04

Opel’s electric Corsa

For the first time, Opel is offering a purely battery-electric vehicle with the new sixth Corsa generation. The Corsa-e can now be ordered starting from 29,900 euros. Deliveries are scheduled to start in spring 2020.

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