Autor: Chris Randall

19.06.2018 - 18:42

Electric mini-plane takes flight in Norway

In Oslo an electric mini-plane made by Slowenian manufacturer Pipistrel took off for a short test flight with the Norwegian minister for transport Ketil Solvik-Olse. The Alpha Electro G2 aircraft was piloted by Dag Falk-Peterson, head of the state-owned company Avinor, which operates Norwegian airports.

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19.06.2018 - 17:06

ZF introduces axle hybrid concept for small vehicles

The eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) system by the automobile supplier ZF was developed as a concept to electrify small and compact vehicles with front wheel drive and a transverse engine. To do this, ZF combined their electric axle drive system (eVD) and the automated manual transmission (AMT).

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19.06.2018 - 16:43

Milan to introduce diesel ban in 2019

The city of Milan has now also decided to install a diesel ban albeit in small steps. As of January, 21, 2019, older diesels (up to Euro 3) will be banned from driving in city limits from Monday through Friday.

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19.06.2018 - 14:00

Voltabox enters battery direct sales

Voltabox will be beginning direct sales of their battery systems for intra-logistic purposes. The first success of the sales unit is the delivery of lithium-ion batteries to a “high-profile, large-scale German industrial company ” by an authorized industrial truck distributor.

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19.06.2018 - 13:48

WE Solutions plans to 3D print cars

The company supported by billionaire Li Ka-Shing from Hong Kong has announced plans to print electric vehicles in Shanghai. These will mainly be used to taxi and ride-hailing services in China.

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19.06.2018 - 13:12

Mercedes tests EQC under summer conditions

After the successful completion of winter testing for the EQC, Mercedes-Benz has sent the vehicle to Spain to undergo an extensive stress testing program under intense heat and sun, with temperatures up to 50°C.

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19.06.2018 - 12:35

Elon accuses employees of sabotage

After technical problems on the assembly line, now apparently Tesla is being plagued by a saboteur from the internal ranks. The reason proclaimed for the disloyalty is apparently a snubbed promotion.

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19.06.2018 - 12:27

Tesla to receive royal approval?

Prince Charles says he is looking to add more electric cars to the royal fleet, but seems to be torn between Tesla and Jaguar so far. His Royal Highness has met with Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal and tested a Model X on the occasion.

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16.06.2018 - 16:23

Guangdong to electrify bus fleet

The southern Chinese province of Guangdong has decided to entirely bank on electric buses: A new legal guideline by the regional government stipulates that all buses in the cities Guangzhou and Zhuhai will have to be replaced by electric buses by the end of this year.

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16.06.2018 - 15:38

CHAdeMO 2.0 allows for charging up to 400 kW

The CHAdeMO Association has released the announced protocol version CHAdeMO 2.0 for their members. The system allows for charging capacities up to 400 kW, and allows for charging up to 1,000 volts with liquid-cooled cables without changing plugs or via current collectors.

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16.06.2018 - 15:44

Ikea to deliver emissions-free as of 2025

The Swedish furniture manufacturer has announced ambitious goals for their sustainability strategy for 2030. The goal is to electrify 25% of deliveries by 2020, and to completely electrify the delivery fleet by 2025.

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16.06.2018 - 14:19

Renault opens concept store in Berlin

Renault has now opened a concept store for electric vehicles in Berlin. The 145 square meter Electric Vehicle Experience Center of the Renault subsidiary König is the second of its kind in Europe.

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16.06.2018 - 14:29

Northvolt lowers cost estimate for battery factory

Northvolt has lowered the estimated cost for their planned battery factory in Sweden. The company founded by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson has stated that they will spend “considerably less” than the initially stated 4 billion euros on the factory.

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16.06.2018 - 14:33

Renault invests €1 billion in electric mobility

Renault has announced their plan to invest about 1 billion euros into the expansion of development and production of electrified vehicles in France. Specifically, the manufacturer is planning to develop a new alliance platform for electric vehicles in the Douai factory.

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15.06.2018 - 18:46

Build your own EV kits for kids

Now anybody can play at being Elon and build their own life-size electric vehicles. Infento’s new construction kit lineup includes an electric hot rod, a go-kart, a minibike and a quad, as well as several other models.

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14.06.2018 - 18:54

Electrify America to enter car sharing

The VW subsidiary founded in the wake of the diesel scandal has announced plans to open an EV car sharing service in Sacramento, starting with 260 vehicles. The company is also investing in a budget car-sharing service and electric buses in the region for a total amount of $44 million.

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14.06.2018 - 16:59

Daimler and Ford end fuel cell JV

The Ford Motor company and Daimler AG are shutting down their joint venture to develop automobile fuel cell technology. Both companies plan to continue development in-house.

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14.06.2018 - 15:19

Elon Musk purchases another 72,500 Tesla stocks

Elon Musk has deepened his financial participation in Tesla. After Musk purchased 33,000 stocks in May, worth around 10 million dollars, he purchased another 72,500 stocks worth 25 million dollars on the 12 and 13 of June, according to the SEC.

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14.06.2018 - 13:39

Will VW release an electric T7 in 2020?

In the coming year, the next generation of the VW T7 bus will be introduced. Currently, the Wolfsburgers are testing several vehicle variants under the chassis of the current generation. It may happen, that the T7 will be introduced as a BEV in the second half of 2020.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/06/14/will-vw-release-an-electric-t7-in-2020/
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