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Sep 16, 2020 - 05:21 pm

Daimler plans H2 truck with 1,000 km range

Daimler Trucks has just presented its technology strategy for the electrification of its vehicles ranging from urban distribution vehicles right up to international long-distance transport. The presentation event in Berlin focused on fuel cell technology for trucks in the long-distance transport segment.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 02:41 pm

Vehicle-to-Grid with electric school buses

The San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) specialist Nuvve and electric school bus manufacturer Blue Bird have announced the launch of Blue Bird’s ‘Vision Type C’ and ‘All American Type D’ electric school buses compatible with Nuvve’s V2G technology across the USA.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 02:07 pm

Szczecin orders 8 articulated Solaris e-buses

The Polish city of Szczecin has ordered eight articulated electric buses from Solaris. The 18-metre electric buses will be delivered to the local bus company SPAK until September 2021. The order is worth the equivalent of around eight million euros.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

EAS battery solution for diesel or H2 hybrid ships

The battery solution ‘EASy Marine for hybrid propulsion systems in shipping’ is now approved for operation. According to the manufacturer, the hybrid system can be adapted to almost any ship architecture due to its modular design.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 01:24 pm

MagniX & Universal Hydrogen plan FC aeroplane

The US specialist for electric aircraft drives MagniX has entered into a partnership with the company Universal Hydrogen. Universal Hydrogen is developing a conversion kit for the propulsion system to install in a 40-seater aircraft.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Proterra presents the ZX5 electric bus

The US manufacturer Proterra presented its latest electric bus model, the ZX5. The electric bus is being offered in two length variants of 35 feet (10.7 metres) and 40 feet (12.2 metres) with 29 and 40 seats respectively.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Evergrande earns half a billion dollars via shares

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the NEV offshoot of the Chinese Evergrande Group, has raised around half a billion US dollars in fresh capital by selling treasury shares to a number of external investors. Among the investors are prominent names like Tencent and Didi Chuxing.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:21 pm

VW confirms Zellmer as new board member

Jürgen Stackmann, a member of the Board of Management of the VW brand, has left the Volkswagen Group with immediate effect. As of 15 September, the new Board Member for Sales is now Klaus Zellmer, previously head of Porsche Cars North America.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Kia plans seven new BEV models by 2027

Kia has published an update on its electrification strategy that builds on the ‘Plan S’ presented in January. The Korean company presented the first sketch of the electric sedan scheduled for launch in 2021.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 04:48 pm

Scania launches sales of BEV & PHEV trucks

Scania has announced the official market launch of its all-battery electric truck and plug-in hybrid truck. With these two models, the VW subsidiary brand initially intends to focus primarily on urban applications.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Cupra & ABT form a team for Extreme E

The Seat brand Cupra is entering the electric off-road racing series Extreme E with ABT Sportsline. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton recently founded his own racing team called X44 that will debut in racing series.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 02:55 pm

100 HPC Smatrics mobility+ chargers for Austria

The joint venture Smatrics mobility+, founded by EnBW and Smatrics, is now starting its operations following the approval of the cartel authorities in Germany and Austria. The new company intends to operate the largest charging network in Austria and, above all, expand the number of high-performance chargers.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Ballard presents FC stack developed with Audi

Ballard Power Systems is expanding its range of PEM fuel cell stacks with a new type called FCgen-HPS, which is suitable for a range of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, but can also be installed in marine, rail, mining and aviation vehicles, for example.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 01:19 pm

Jaguar F-Pace now available as plug-in hybrid

Jaguar has reworked their F-Pace and for the new model year is giving the SUV a plug-in hybrid version and mild hybrid technology for the first time. The PHEV variant is designated F-Pace P400e and should offer a standard electric range of up to 33 miles (53km).

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Sep 15, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Chinese Model 3 subject to a few upgrades

Tesla is apparently preparing some upgrades for the Model 3 – at least as far as the version produced in China is concerned. Besides a reworked frunk and steering wheel as well as an electric tailgate, there are some indications that the electric sedan will also get a heat pump.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Free charging at Tesla soon to be no more

A software error in Tesla’s V3 Superchargers temporarily prevented other brand’s electric cars from being able to charge via CCS for free throughout Europe. On Sunday, however, this gap was closed via a software update.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:54 pm

Used EVs to qualify for Scottish Transport Loan

Starting on 28 September, the Scottish Low Carbon Transport Loan will be extended to include coverage for used electric vehicles. So far, the programme has provided over £85 million in funding to to help locals switch to ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Toronto launches third electric bus variant

With the arrival of a third electric bus model, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) now has what it claims to be the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. However, the superlative claim will soon be taken by the city of LA in the USA.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Kenworth opens orders for two electric trucks

Truck manufacturer Kenworth will start selling the Kenworth K270E battery-electric truck model and its bigger brother, the K370E, in the USA and Canada. The drivetrain for the BEV trucks is supplied by Dana. The first deliveries of the trucks should be made before the end of the year.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 03:13 pm

France presents national hydrogen strategy

The French government presented a national hydrogen strategy. It provides for an investment of 7.2 billion euros by 2030 and a hydrogen production capacity of 6.5 GW by 2030. At the same time, a national H2 committee will be established.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 03:06 pm

SAIC announces fuel cell lineup

Chinese manufacturer SAIC has announced that it will bring at least ten fuel cell vehicles to market within the next five years. At the same time, the Chinese government is expected to announce further support for fuel cell vehicles.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 02:24 pm

EU Commission wants to tighten car CO2 limits

The EU Commission apparently wants to tighten the CO2 limits for cars again. A media report, citing an internal paper, writes that new cars are to emit an average of 50 per cent less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2021. The current official target is set at 37.5 per cent less CO2.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Short-seller Hindenburg tries taking down Nikola

Hindenburg Research raises serious fraud accusations against the prospective electric truck manufacturer Nikola. However, the “research” is anything but neutral, as the company itself has sold Nikola shares short and is thus profiting from any price losses resulting from the paper.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 05:53 pm

Highways England funds business EV trials

The British government-owned company Highways England is handing £9.3 million to local authorities to encourage businesses with diesel van fleets to convert to electric. The scheme works by offering the businesses a free trial of electric vehicles for two months.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 05:02 pm

Wallbox buys eMobility platform Electromaps

The Spanish charging station manufacturer Wallbox has acquired Electromaps, a digital platform for accessing charging stations in Southern Europe. The app from Electromaps enables around 100,000 users to access and pay at 120,000 charging points by cell phone.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 04:52 pm

Volvo receives electric bus order from the Arctic Circle

The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has ordered 31 electric buses from Volvo. The contract also covers the charging infrastructure and maintenance. When the buses go into service in July 2021, they will be the northernmost electric buses in the world and the first to be put into operation north of the Arctic Circle.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Uber pledges 100% electric vehicles globally by 2040

Uber promises that by 2040 all trips booked via its ride-hailing platform worldwide will be made with electric vehicles or micro-mobility offers such as e-scooters or rental bicycles. In the USA, Canada and Europe, this goal is to be reached by 2030.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/16/daimler-reveals-plans-for-fuel-cell-truck-with-1000-km-range/
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