Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm
Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing
Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.
Jun 6, 2023 - 02:24 pm
Austrian police launches BEV pilot project
The Austrian police are testing a total of 23 electric cars in four federal provinces for their suitability in police service. The pilot project will start in the fourth quarter of 2023, but the 20 police stations in Salzburg, Lower Austria, Vienna and Tyrol have already taken delivery of the electric cars.
Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm
Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK
Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:47 am
Mercedes to leave transporter cooperation with Renault
Mercedes-Benz, a long-time partner of Renault in the van sector, will probably not participate in the French company’s FlexEVan project. Instead, the Stuttgart-based company apparently wants to focus on its own VAN.EA electric platform.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:25 am
Smart’s electric SUV #3 arrives in China
Smart has launched sales of the Smart #3 in China. The second model since the brand’s revamp, presented in April, is an all-electric SUV coupé that will also be launched in the first European markets from the end of this year.
Jun 5, 2023 - 03:38 pm
Lexus presents the LBX hybrid mini SUV
Lexus has presented its smallest model to date. Developed primarily for Europe, the new LBX is the new entry-level model in the Toyota brand’s SUV range and is powered by the new generation full hybrid system with an output of 100 kW/36 hp.
Jun 5, 2023 - 02:47 pm
Wehrlein & Günther takes the lead in Jakarta Formula E race
Two German drivers won the two Formula E races in Indonesia. In Saturday’s race of the electric racing series in Jakarta, Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) scored victory ahead of Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti) and Maximilian Günther (Maserati MSG Racing). On Sunday, Günther took the lead.
Jun 5, 2023 - 12:48 pm
JLR announces major I-Pace recall
JLR is recalling all I-Pace vehicles produced in Graz, Austria, since 5 June 2018 due to a fire hazard. The recall affects 6,367 units of the electric model. There is a risk that the high-voltage battery could overheat.
Jun 5, 2023 - 12:12 pm
GM & Posco invest in CAM production capacities in Canada
General Motors and Posco are making an additional investment of more than US$1 billion as part of their Ultium CAM joint venture to increase the production of cathode active material (CAM) for electric car batteries in North America with a new facility.
Jun 5, 2023 - 12:02 pm
Gotion considers building battery factory in Morocco
Chinese battery cell manufacturer and Volkswagen partner Gotion High-Tech is looking into building a large battery cell factory in Morocco. It is still unclear what the timetable will look like for the construction or production launch.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:33 am
Tata Group to build battery factory in Gujarat
The Tata Group wants to invest 130 billion rupees (just under €1.5 billion euros) in the construction of a new battery cell factory in the Indian state of Gujarat. Construction of the factory is to begin there in three years at the latest.
Jun 5, 2023 - 11:23 am
Daimler officially presents the Mercedes eCitaro fuel cell
Daimler Buses presented its first serial electric bus with a fuel cell as a range extender at the presentation of the eCitaro fuel cell at the Global Public Transport Summit. The start of the series production of the eCitaro fuel cell coincides with the trade fair premiere.
Jun 5, 2023 - 10:15 am
MAN decides against developing Euro-7 buses
Bus manufacturer MAN will not invest in Euro 7 technology and instead will only have zero-emission buses in its portfolio for cities and municipalities from 2030. The manufacturer also presented its latest electric vehicle model in Barcelona: the Lion’s City 10.
Jun 2, 2023 - 02:42 pm
Quantron takes over Eyes Group in Italy
The German company Quantron, which specialises in the electrification of vehicles, is expanding into Italy. Quantron is acquiring the subsidiary Eyes Group from the Italian company Friem and will establish its own subsidiary Quantron Italy.
Jun 2, 2023 - 01:55 pm
Bosch takes over fuel cell production for PowerCell
Bosch is taking over the production of the S3 fuel cell stack for PowerCell. Under the new agreement, Bosch will integrate the S3 into its own production facilities in Germany and deliver finished 100 kW stacks to PowerCell’s plant in Gothenburg.
Jun 2, 2023 - 11:54 am
Ionity lowers prices for subscription charging model
Ionity has adjusted the conditions of its subscription model Ionity Passport for the summer travel season. The monthly rate will be cheaper, but the costs per kilowatt hour will increase. However, there is no change to the familiar 0,79 euros/kWh for ad-hoc charging.
Jun 2, 2023 - 11:12 am
VinFast scores major order from Sun Taxi
The Vietnamese electric car manufacturer VinFast has received a large order in its home country. Sun Taxi orders 3,000 units of the VF 5 Plus electric car, which are to be delivered successively until 2025. Sun Taxi will use the electric cars in a number of cities and provinces in Vietnam.
Jun 2, 2023 - 09:07 am
Fiat introduces its own “grant” in the UK
Fiat has launched its very own electric car “grant” in the UK to compensate for the end of the British government scheme to incentivise car drivers to go electric nearly 12 months ago.
Jun 1, 2023 - 03:26 pm
Colorado passes several new EV subsidy bills
The Colorado legislature has passed several bills concerning the subsidization of electric vehicles, trucks and bikes. The subsidies can be stacked with federal subsidies, allowing for a maximum of $40,000 in subsidies for an electric truck.
Jun 1, 2023 - 01:24 pm
Copenhagen Pride Parade goes fully electric
The Copenhagen Pride Parade is switching completely to electric trucks this year. The colourful LGBTI+ festival, which takes place in August, will use 30 Volvo electric trucks, which will be temporarily withdrawn by logistics provider DFDS from its fleets in Denmark and Sweden.
Jun 1, 2023 - 12:48 pm
Norway: 10,773 new electric cars registered in May
In Norway, new electric car registrations have somewhat increased again: After a slight decline in April, more than 10,000 new electric cars were put on the road in May. The most popular model in Norway last month was by far the Tesla Model Y.