Autor: Chris Randall

06.12.2018 - 17:58

Researchers look at potential of hybrid aircraft

Researchers from the University of Illinois created a flight-performance simulator in order to model potential fuel savings for two  hybrid systems for airplanes. The simulations include take off, climb, cruise, descent, and landing.

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06.12.2018 - 17:12

Hungary: CEZ to install fast charging stations

The Czech Energy Group (CEZ) has been tasked with setting up fast charging stations in Hungary. The expansion is part of a $44M investment, first in their home nation before coming to Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in the next decade.

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06.12.2018 - 16:32

FreeWire gathers $15 million in financing round

The high speed charging specialists from FreeWire managed to take in 15 million dollars (about €13.2 million) in fresh capital during a financing round. The investors included BP and Volvo, who had also previously invested in the company.

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06.12.2018 - 16:03

Byton plans April 2019 production launch in China

Byton has announced that their production launch for the electric SUV M-Byte will begin in April next year in China. The sales launch for China is planned for the second half of the year. In Europe and the US, the model will likely likely hit the market in the second half of 2020.

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06.12.2018 - 15:22

BYD completes first electric bus made in France

BYD has completed construction of their first batch of electric buses in their new factory in Allonne, France. The two completed electric buses will be handed over to the Transdev and operate in the community of Agglo du Beauvaisis.

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06.12.2018 - 15:16

VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles.

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06.12.2018 - 14:09

BYD considers European/US battery cell factory

BYD is toying with the idea of constructing battery factories in Europe and the USA. In Europe, the company is examining possible locations in Great Britain and Germany. Furthermore, the Chinese electric car manufacturer is considering a separate listing of its battery business on the stock exchange.

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06.12.2018 - 13:08

Opel announces details to 2020 electrification strategy

Opel has been releasing details regarding their planned electrification strategy over the next two years. Among other things, the manufacturer will open the order books for two electrified models in the first half of 2019: the new electric Corsa and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid.

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06.12.2018 - 12:13

Forget about liquid cooling

“Fast-chilling is the future” or so goes the claim by Fastned’s team in the German town of Cologne, which is also known for it’s Carnival.

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02.12.2018 - 17:57

ALD, NSB & GreenMobility launch Oslo car sharing

Fleet specialist ALD Automotive has launched an electric vehicle sharing service in Oslo in cooperation with train operator NSB and the Danish mobility service provider GreenMobility. Starting this December, 250 Renault Zoe will be available for rental via app.

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02.12.2018 - 17:14

Paris: PSA will also launch electric car sharing service

After Renault, PSA will now also set up an electric vehicle sharing fleet to replace to EV sharing programme Autolib in Paris. Under the Free2Move brand, the company will launch a fleet of 550 Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles on the 3rd of December for short term rentals.

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01.12.2018 - 15:06

German rescue service ADAC testing VTOL

The German ADAC Luftrettung, that is the air rescue service, is planning to test manned electric multi-copters as rescue vehicles in two states in Germany, namely Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate. Volocopter’s electric VTOL will be used for the pilot.

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01.12.2018 - 14:16

EV Motors India plans to install 6,500 charging parks

EV Motors India plans to use a cooperation with DLF, Delta Electronics and ABB India to set up a brand name PlugNgo, which will install more than 6,500 EV charging parks across India over the next five years. They will equip major cities in India with multiple charging parks each, and are calculating an investment […]

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01.12.2018 - 13:36

Nissan revive Leaf Nismo RC electric race car

Nissan presents the newest generation of their fully electric race car Leaf Nismo RC, giving it twice more power than the predecessor. Two electric motors deliver a total of 240 kW power and 640 Nm torque for the all-wheel drive.

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30.11.2018 - 19:19

BMW, BASF & Samsung want sustainable cobalt mining

BMW, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics have launched a cooperative pilot project to support sustainable and fair cobalt mining initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The German development agency GIZ will coordinate the project.

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30.11.2018 - 18:32

Zero expands to four wheels with the e-Qooder

Zero Motorcycles is introducing their first electric quad. The tilting four-wheeler named the e-Qooder is made in cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Quadro Vehicles that fit Zero’s electric dive into their Qooder model.

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30.11.2018 - 16:00

Netherlands develop new electric vehicle incentives

Starting in 2030, only emissions free vehicles will be allowed to be newly registered in the Netherlands. A group of experts has now come forward with a plan to reach this target – for which they have reportedly found government approval on all points.

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30.11.2018 - 15:50

Aral & DLR envision the fuel station of the future

The German fuel BP subsidiary Aral asked the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to study how gas stations may look like in the future. The vision entails services for self-driving cars, landing spots for air taxis and more charging stations than fuel pumps.

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29.11.2018 - 19:16

Cologne testing Ford Transit PHEV fleet

Ford will be providing ten Transit PHEVs for use by municipal enterprises based in Cologne, starting next spring. The project will analyse how hybrid vehicles can help achieve the city’s pollution targets. Similar fleet tests were undertaken by Ford in London and Valencia.

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29.11.2018 - 18:12

BMW could force PHEVs to go electric in cities

BMW could force their plug-in hybrids to go fully electric in heavily polluted inner cities, according to development chief Klaus Fröhlich. The GPS could then turn off the combustion engine, providing only clean electric propulsion.

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29.11.2018 - 18:27

LG Chem triples manufacturing capacities in Poland

South Korean battery maker LG Chem is planning to triple their production capacities in Poland in order to produce enough battery cells for 300,000 EVs annually, over the current 100,000 units. The recent order by Volkswagen bolsters LG’s expansion.

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29.11.2018 - 17:28

VW lowers UK price for e-Up by £3,000

Volkswagen has updated their UK pricing for the e-Up with a new basic price of £23,115 before subsidies, which will leave a purchasing price of about £19,600. The standard trim has also been upgraded to include a rear-view camera and better seat options.

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29.11.2018 - 17:35

Honda turn it’s back on diesel in Europe

Honda will also be turning their backs on diesel production in Europe, in order to focus more on electric and hybrid vehicle models. Starting in 2021, when the new Civic is released, no more diesel models will be sold in Europe, stated Dave Hodge, Honda’s UK director.

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29.11.2018 - 16:48

VW pushes global electrification offensive

Seat, the Volkswagen Group China and JAC intend to jointly develop a series of Seat EVs to launch in China in 2021. Meanwhile, VW’s man in North America, Scott Keogh announced they would introduce their first MEB based model in the USA in 2020.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/29/vw-pushes-global-electrification-offensive/
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