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Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm

Renault launches charging subsidiary

Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Transport Scotland funds eBike Grant round 4

Another £900,000 were committed by Transport Scotland towards the eBike Grant Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Round four of the grant programme is now available to assist the adoption of eBikes, eTrikes and electric cargo bikes in Scotland.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Mercedes invests in battery production with Farasis

Mercedes-Benz has agreed a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy and is also taking a financial stake in the Ganzhou-based company. Farasis’ already planned plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen will then primarily supply the German Mercedes plants.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Engie launches waste partnership with Biffa

The UK-based Engie has agreed to launch a partnership with waste management company Biffa to provide electric vehicle charging facilities across their UK sites. This is to support Biffa’s ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ sustainability strategy.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 03:48 pm

Acciona expands scooter sharing to Rome

The Spanish company Acciona has expanded its electric scooter sharing to Rome. Operations will kick off in the Italian capital with 500 vehicles. According to Acciona, it already has more than 10,000 electric scooters in sharing use in various cities.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Santiago de Chile receives 150 new BYD buses

A further 150 BYD electric buses went into service in Santiago de Chile, bringing the total number of BYD electric buses in Chile to 455. Among other things, the new bus shipment will serve Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins, known as Alameda, in the historic part of the city.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Germany invests in battery research with Varta

Varta has now received funding positive decisions from the Germany federal government and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg concerning 300 million euros for projects involving battery cells. The subsidy was approved by the EU Commission in December 2019 and the decisions have now been sent to Varta.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Porsche presents Taycan variant for China

Porsche has now presented the announced entry-level version of the Taycan with rear-wheel drive in China. It offers an engine output of up to 350 kW and is available with both well-known battery options.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Byton may be facing bankruptcy

The electric car startup Byton that started with such promise looks to be on the brink of collapse. According to the company, it will cease operations for half a year from 1 July – whether it will continue after that is open.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Tesla order difficulties can be expensive

An attempt to order a Tesla Model 3 would have cost a man from Germany almost 1.4 million euros. As the man’s son posted on Reddit, an error occurred in the attempted order due to temporary technical difficulties on the Tesla website.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 06:41 pm

Austria boosts EV and charge point subsidies

The Austrian government is increasing purchase premiums and subsidies for charging infrastructure for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles from 1 July. This includes zero-emission and plug-in hybrid cars, zero-emission heavy and light commercial vehicles, zero-emission buses, and electric two-wheelers – including e-motorbikes, mopeds, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. 

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Jun 29, 2020 - 04:29 pm

McDonalds to connect chargers in UK locations

McDonald’s wants to set up hundreds of fast charging points for electric cars branches in Great Britain in cooperation with InstaVolt. The rapid chargers are designed for charging capacities of up to 125 kW. New Aldi branches in the UK are also to receive charging points – but at a much slower rate.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 03:44 pm

Brødrene Aa developing a 23 knot electric ferry

In Norway, a 42-meter-long, all-electric ferry for 297 passengers will soon go into operation. The Rygerelektra, built by the Norwegian shipbuilder Brødrene Aa, will be used by ferry operator Rødne Fjord Cruise as a sightseeing ship in the coastal town of Stavanger in the south of Norway.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive

Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. For the promised fully-electric version of the pickup, interested parties may have to wait for up to two years.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Xpeng launches deliveries of the P7 sedan

The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has started deliveries of its second production model in China. The Xpeng P7 electric sedan will be offered at prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Jordan orders ministries to drive EVs

Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, told all ministries to use electric vehicles. Razzaz even instructed ministers to hand over their government four-wheel drives to the Prime Ministry for use in field trips, as needed, while excess vehicles will be auctioned.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 06:08 pm

Korean e-mobility alliance launches startup competition

Hyundai, Kia and LG Chem have launched a start-up competition to identify promising newcomers in the field of e-mobility. The ‘EV & Battery Challenge’ calls domestic and foreign start-ups developing technologies and business models for EVs and batteries.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Water Witch switches workboats to Torqeedo drives

The Liverpool-based boat builder Water Witch has announced that it will replace its existing outboard motors with electric drives from Torqeedo. The company has been building specialized cleaning boats for over 50 years and uses around 200 workboats to remove waste and refuse in harbours and waterways around the world.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:49 am

Duesmann new Head of Technical Development at Audi

Audi has realigned its R&D department: Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Board Member for Development, is leaving the company at his own request and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is taking over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with immediate effect.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/03/lg-chem-to-produce-tesla-cells-in-south-korea/
03.07.2020 14:40