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14.08.2019 - 14:35

India’s first electric motorcycle delayed

The Indian electric motorcycle Emflux One presented last year will not be launched this year as originally planned, but only next year. Nevertheless, the startup from India is already announcing its second Emflux Two model.

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14.08.2019 - 13:29

Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app

Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.

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14.08.2019 - 12:56

Rest in peace, modern styles

The Norwegian engineer Jan Erik Naley has come up with a very special Model S conversion as he made the Tesla into a hearse. Let’s hope the reduced emissions will also reduce demand for the vehicle’s services.

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13.08.2019 - 17:26

InstaVolt adds 125 kW chargers to UK network

The British provider InstaVolt is expanding its existing 50 kW fast-charging network with new stations delivering up to 125 kW. The first was built in Basingstoke, England, and more will follow in the course of the summer.

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13.08.2019 - 15:50

First pre-series eCascadia models delivered

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first units of its battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia truck to customers. However, these are test vehicles and series production is not scheduled to start until 2021.

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13.08.2019 - 15:38

Bucharest ordered 130 hybrid buses

The Romanian capital Bucharest has ordered 130 hybrid buses from Mercedes-Benz. Deliveries of the Citaro Hybrid are scheduled to take place between May 2020 and January 2021. Bucharest also plans to procure 100 battery-electric buses, 100 trolleybuses and 100 trams.

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13.08.2019 - 15:05

Warwick Uni gives Jaguar I-Pace batteries 2nd Life

Researchers from Warwick University have succeeded in repurposing Jaguar I-Pace batteries as a small energy storage system. Each unit contains about 2 kWh energy capacity, and can power “a small shop, a farm, or multiple residential homes,” claims the team.

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13.08.2019 - 14:38

Tesla starts Model 3 sales in South Korea

Tesla has started selling Model 3 in South Korea at prices starting at 52 million won (about 43,000 dollars) before subsidies. Buyers can look forward to subsidies from the state government and provincial governments totalling up to 20 million won.

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13.08.2019 - 13:39

MotoE still hitting speed bumps

The premiere season of the electric motorcycle racing series MotoE continues to be marked by breakdowns. After the start of the season had to be postponed due to a big fire in the paddock in Jerez, there was another fire in the Spielberg paddock on Friday, when Niki Tuuli’s electric bike went up in flames […]

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12.08.2019 - 15:37

BMW brings inductive charging to America

Following its launch in Europe last year, BMW is now also bringing inductive charging to the USA – in the form of a pilot programme with 200 private customers in California who can charge their leased 530e vehicles wirelessly in their garages.

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12.08.2019 - 14:00

EDAG develops EV assembly technique

The German development service provider EDAG has developed a scalable floor assembly for electric vehicles. According to EDAG, the Scalebase makes it possible to flexibly scale floor assembly for almost all middle and upper-class electric vehicles.

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12.08.2019 - 12:22

UK provides £2.5 million for new charging points

The British government is providing further 2.5M pounds to promote more than 1,000 new charging points for electric cars. The now doubled budget will go to the streetside residential charge point scheme, which supports streetlight chargers among other places.

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12.08.2019 - 12:13

Audi rumoured to be planning electric R8

Audi is reportedly planning a fully electric successor for its R8 sports car and intends to cooperate with Rimac to make this happen. According to a British media report, a name, a plant and a planned start date have already been decided upon.

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12.08.2019 - 11:38

Grumpy customer or tricky manufacturer?

After Tesla reduced the range of older Model S and Model X vehicles by software update at the beginning of this year after a fire in a Model S in Hong Kong, a lawsuit has now been filed against the electric car manufacturer.

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09.08.2019 - 13:21

Valmet builds battery testing facilities in Germany

Valmet Automotive, a development and manufacturing services provider, has started construction of its new Battery Test Center in the German carmaking region of Baden-Wurttemberg. The centre will expand Valmet’s testing capabilities for batteries and battery systems in EVs.

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09.08.2019 - 13:34

Alexander Dennis presents hybrid double-decker bus

The Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, which was recently taken over by North America’s largest bus manufacturer NFI Group, is expanding its range to include a double-decker with hybrid drive. The basis is the Enviro400EV, which is also on the road in London as a fully electric bus.

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09.08.2019 - 12:29

BMW 225xe PHEV gets a better battery

Following the BMW 530e, the BMW 225xe Active Tourer is now also available with the latest battery cell technology upgrade. The new battery increases the electric range of the BMW 225xe Active Tourer by more than 25 per cent to up to 53 kilometres.

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09.08.2019 - 12:42

Waste not, want not

As pedestrian unhappiness about the onslaught of electric kick scooter fleets is mounting, Parisians have taken to throwing the scooters into the Seine to be rid of them. Now a startup called Guppy has emerged to retrieve the submerged scooters using magnets.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/14/india-approves-subsidies-for-almost-5600-electric-buses/
14.08.2019 16:36