Autor: Chris Randall

19.10.2018 - 18:00

Porsche Holding Salzburg offers Varta battery storage solution

The commercial storage solution Varta flex storage will be available for charging EVs in car dealerships across Europe, in order to help buffer grid impact, among other things. The background is a recently agreed cooperation between Varta Storage with the Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche Holding Salzburg.

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19.10.2018 - 16:46

SAIC-VW building factory for MEB BEVs

Volkswagen and their joint venture partner SAIC has begun constructing a factory in China for battery electric vehicles based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). The factory will take up operation in October 2020, and cost about $2.5 billion to build.

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19.10.2018 - 15:07

Tesla surprises with mid-range Model 3

The Californian automobile manufacturers have presented an unannounced third version of their Model 3 with a rear drive motor and a “mid range” battery for a basic price of $45,000. This version has a 260 mile (418 km) range, making it 50 km short of the long range version.

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19.10.2018 - 15:55

While most worry about polluting less, one starts clean-up

In London, Hyundai has promoted its Nexo fuel cell model with a special demonstration as a fine dust killer. The message: The Nexo leaves the roads less polluted than it finds them as the car’s air purification system is claimed to catch 99.9 percent of all fine dust particles from the air that flows through […]

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15.10.2018 - 07:39

Smatrics set for international expansion

The Austrian mobility service provider has set up an electric vehicle charging grid covering Austria with 450 charging points no more than 60 km apart. Smatrics now plans to expand beyond Austria and is looking at even faster charge rates. Moreover, they formed a new executive team, electrive.com learnt.

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12.10.2018 - 15:36

SolarEdge acquires large swath of Kokam

The Israeli company SolarEdge Technologies has taken over large parts of the South Korean battery and energy storage specialist Kokam. The transaction sum is said to stand at 88 million dollars.

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12.10.2018 - 14:47

Honda to introduce another hybrid for India

The Indian subsidiary for Honda is considering investing more than 1.2 billion dollars (863 million euros) to set up an affordable hybrid personal vehicle on the market in India, next to several new combustion models.

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12.10.2018 - 13:46

UK confirms cuts to plug-in car grant

The British government has announced that the subsidy programme for EVs would be cut by 1,000 pounds starting next month, and that most plug-in hybrids would be removed from the Plug-in Car Grant entirely, in a move to save money.

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12.10.2018 - 12:22

Racing backwards for the record

German race car driver Daniel Abt, known for his performance in the Formula E series, has set a new unofficial world record: He accelerated an electric car backwards to a speed of 210 km/h, leaving behind a Porsche, among others.

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08.10.2018 - 13:12

Meet this solar Polar Explorer made from recycled plastic

A Dutch couple had one, no, actually two great ideas in one. Not only did they want to go to the South Pole, they also built their own polar explorer, a solar-powered vehicle constructed mostly from recycled plastic that is formed by a 3D printer. Clearly, they are on a world-changing mission.

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05.10.2018 - 17:46

Oxis Energy improves Li-S Battery energy density

The British company Oxis Energy has announced that they have improved the energy density of their lithium sulfur battery cells for use in electric aircraft to 425 Wh/kg. By the end of 2019, the manufacturer intends to increase this number to 500 Wh/kg with the help of selected partners.

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05.10.2018 - 15:58

Toyota to launch second, multi-million vehicle recall

Toyota will have to recall 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The reason for this was named as software issues. Only one month ago, the Japanese automobile manufacturers also had to launch a recall of more than 1 million hybrids because of potential short-circuit and fire danger.

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05.10.2018 - 14:31

Don’t surf and drive

A driver of a Tesla Model 3 was stopped by police, but not because the officer was curious to see the car. Instead it was to inform the driver that the use of computers when driving is prohibited and pointed to the large display – the one that makes the Tesla dashboard.

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03.10.2018 - 18:39

Innogy takes over EV software specialist Recargo

Innogy has successfully taken over the e-mobility software specialist Recargo, securing unfettered access to their PlugShare app. This is the second purchase in the USA, where Innogy is currently expanding their market presence.

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03.10.2018 - 17:37

HES Energy Systems presents hydrogen aircraft concept

The Singaporean company HES Energy System has presented plans for a hydrogen-electric passenger plane named Element One. The plane will be capable of carrying four passengers on stretches from 500 km to 5,000 km. The first prototype is expected in 2025.

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03.10.2018 - 17:54

Nobiskrug and H2-Industries building LOHC yacht

Nobiskrug and H2-Industries have announced their plan to build the first fully electric motor yacht with the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) system on board. The system stores hydrogen in liquid LOHC oil, which is similar to diesel, which is then used to power a fuel cell motor.

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03.10.2018 - 16:10

Denmark to ban sales on petrol and diesel cars by 2030

The announcement by the government stated that the ban will be instated by 2030 on all internal combustion engine cars, and aims to have one million EVs on Danish roads by then. The sale of hybrid vehicles may also be banned in 2035, according to prime minister Lars Rasmussen.

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02.10.2018 - 18:29

Tesla’s new Q3 numbers released, hits 80,000 milestone

Tesla has managed to achieve a large jump in their production and sales number for Q3 of 2018. With 80,142 vehicles produced, they have increased the production volume by 50% compared to the previous quarter. With deliveries, Tesla has also managed to crack the 80,000 number of vehicles.

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02.10.2018 - 14:39

Mazda is banking on hybrids for electrification strategy

Mazda has announced their intention of electrifying all of their vehicle models in the coming decade. The Japanese automobile manufacturers are mainly banking on hybrid motor systems for this endeavor. By 2030, 95% of their produced vehicles will feature a double motor system, with only 5% being fully electric.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/02/renault-shows-off-new-suv-for-china-and-announces-three-hybrids/
02.10.2018 13:01