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May 7, 2021 - 01:50 pm

EVR Motors presents new e-motor architecture

EVR Motors presents an electric motor based on a new patented architecture. It is supposed to be less than half the size of conventional radial flux motors with similar performance and 10% lighter. The Israeli company is aiming for series production this year.

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May 7, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Opel considers an electric Manta

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller is thinking aloud about a possible return of the Manta as an electric car. The feedback on the Manta GSe ElektroMOD study presented as a rendering in March had been so “overwhelming” that Opel’s market research would certainly play through a potential series version.

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May 7, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Tesla Q2 production capacity already sold out

Tesla has allegedly already completely sold out its production capacity for the second quarter. According to a US media report, Elon Musk has now told employees this – about two months before the end of the quarter.

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May 7, 2021 - 12:17 pm

First Mustang Mach-E shipment arrives in Norway

Ford has started deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E in Europe, specifically in Norway. A larger shipment of the electric vehicle model has arrived in Norway and the first vehicles have been handed over to customers there.

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May 7, 2021 - 11:47 am

Battery testing on the ISS

Israel’s battery developer StoreDot wants to improve its fast-charging batteries in space. To do so, the company struck an agreement with NASA, StoreDot and the Israeli Electric Company for the first space-based battery research initiative.

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May 6, 2021 - 04:15 pm

Workhorse to use CATL batteries for electric transporters

The US manufacturer Workhorse will use CATL batteries for its electric delivery vehicles in future. Workhorse now signed an agreement to this effect with Coulomb Solutions, the North American distributor of commercial vehicle battery systems from the Chinese manufacturer.

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May 6, 2021 - 04:07 pm

Mahle announces electric motor free from magnets

Mahle has announced the development of a new type of magnet-free electric motor that does not require rare earth materials and is suitable for use in all vehicle classes. In addition, the motor is said to be particularly efficient in most driving conditions.

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May 6, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Govecs presents revamped Flex scooter for sharing

Govecs presented a new edition of its Flex electric scooter model especially for use in the sharing sector. The Flex 2.0 comes with a self-developed drive train and a choice of one or two batteries. In addition, Govecs is aiming to set up urban sharing charging stations in cooperation with Swiftmile.

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May 6, 2021 - 12:44 pm

Citroën presents cargo variant of the low-cost Ami EV

Citroën has introduced a cargo variant of its super low-cost Ami light electric vehicle for delivery services and other urban uses. In the new model variant called My Ami Cargo, the passenger seat has been replaced by a modular cargo box that offers 260 litres of storage space.

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May 6, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Nio to launch in Norway in September

Nio plans to deliver the first ES8s in Norway in September 2021. As the Chinese carmaker has now announced, Norway will also be the first overseas market to offer the company’s complete charging infrastructure – including battery swapping stations.

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May 5, 2021 - 04:24 pm

Volkswagen’s Emden factory on time for BEV production

VW has provided an update on the conversion of the Emden plant for the production of MEB electric cars, which started in July 2020. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2022, with EV volume production to begin with the ID.4. VW has also confirmed other models, including an electric estate.

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May 5, 2021 - 02:05 pm

First details to Bentley BEV scheduled for 2025

Half a year ago, Bentley announced their plans to offer only BEVs and PHEVs from 2026 and focus exclusively on all-electric cars from 2030. Now Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark revealed more details about the first BEV model in an interview.

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May 5, 2021 - 01:47 pm

Fraunhofer IFAM is developing hydrogen trains

Fraunhofer IFAM is working with partners on a new approach to increasing the range and comfort of fuel cell-powered trains. The central idea here is to effectively utilise the fuel cell waste heat for temperature control of the vehicle interior.

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May 5, 2021 - 10:39 am

Genesis to release three all-electric cars in Europe

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has announced details of its European debut this year. Sales will launch in Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain this summer, initially with combustion models. From the end of 2021, Genesis promises three pure electric cars are to follow.

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May 5, 2021 - 10:30 am

Mercedes announces two AWD versions of the EQA

Mercedes-Benz now offers two additional versions of its EQA compact electric vehicle. Following the front-wheel-drive EQA 250 with 140 kW, which has been available for order since February, two all-wheel-drive variants can now also be ordered.

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May 5, 2021 - 10:11 am

VW ID.4 finishes endurance race in Mexico

Volkswagen has taken the VW ID.4 through its paces as the company entered a heavily modified version into the Mexican 1000 race. The race pitted contestants against each other across the Baja Peninsula, with around 70% making it to the finish line at all.

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May 4, 2021 - 04:10 pm

7,229 electric cars sold in Norway during April

7,229 new electric passenger cars were registered in Norway in April, up 96.9 per cent compared to the same month in the last Covid-year. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in April was the VW ID.4 with 1,824 buyers.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:41 pm

Kia EV6 now available to order in Europe

The Kia EV6 can now be configured and ordered at local dealers across 24 nations in Europe. During the reservation phase, which has now ended, Kia recorded 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe. This indicates – as already with the e-Niro – long delivery times.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:25 pm

BASF and Umicore sign patent agreement

BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent agreement covering a broad range of cathode materials and their precursors. The cross-licensing deal covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Fraunhofer SiCeffizient project to boost EV ranges

Together with Porsche and Bosch, a Fraunhofer team is developing new inverters for electric cars that will convert energy between the battery and motor more efficiently than before. The ‘SiCeffizent’ project’s focus is on cooling silicon carbide semiconductors.

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May 4, 2021 - 12:52 pm

BMW is preparing for small-scale FCEV production

At BMW, preparations are underway for the small series of the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5, announced last year for 2022. While the fuel cells themselves come from partner Toyota, some core components are to be manufactured in Bavaria.

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