Autor: Chris Randall

Nov 27, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Scania announces market launch of BEV & PHEV trucks

Truck manufacturer Scania says it has reached a milestone in electrification: the first commercial electric truck series of the Swedish VW subsidiary has now been launched on the market. The plug-in hybrid – both series are intended for urban distribution traffic – is now also being delivered.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

The sound of scooters

Electric scooter sharing company Tier will add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in 2021.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 06:10 pm

Electric Nation installs 100 V2G chargers in the UK

Electric Nation installed the first 100 chargers as part of its latest Vehicle to Grid trial, to demonstrate a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles increases. So far, more than 450 EV drivers applied to join the trial.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 05:40 pm

Mahle opens electric axle drive testing facility

The automotive supplier Mahle has opened a new test bench for electric drives in Fellbach near Stuttgart, Germany. In the future, individual drive units and complete electric axle drives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids will be tested there. The first test for a customer has already been completed.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 05:34 pm

Hyundai presents new Mistra sedan in China

At the Guangzhou Motor Show, Hyundai has unveiled the next version of the Mistra compact sedan, which will be available for the first time as a purely electric version. The model has been marketed exclusively in China since 2013 and is built by Beijing Hyundai, a joint venture between BAIC Motor and Hyundai.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 05:27 pm

Mahindra improves development process with Dassault Systèmes

At the 3DEXPERIENCE Conference 2020 in India, Dassault Systèmes announced their contribution to Mahindra’s development process: Using their Simulia applications, the Indian vehicle manufacturer was able to reduce costs, improve fuel efficiency, and to bring their vehicles to market more quickly.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 04:51 pm

Second life for a coal power plant in Germany

In a former coal-fired power plant in Elverlingsen, Germany, a new stationary battery storage system made up of of electric car batteries has been put into operation. The project was jointly developed by Renault, the technology company The Mobility House and the electricity storage system expert Fenecon.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Flanders targets 30,000 new charging points by 2025

The Belgian region of Flanders is reserving 30 million euros to build up to 30,000 additional charging points by 2025. This was announced by Flemish Mobility Minister Lydia Peeters. The aim is to provide a fast-charging facility with every 25 kilometres along the major transport axes.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Iberdrola & Porsche build charging parks in Spain

Porsche and the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola have announced the construction of 35 HPC parks with six to eight charging points each in Spain. Twenty sites are expected to be put into operation next year, with the remaining 15 charging parks to follow in 2022.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 02:02 pm

Europe gets help from China & Tesla on battery cells

The European Battery Alliance has reached more than 500 members from the industry three years after its foundation. At the European Conference on Batteries, politicians and entrepreneurs discussed the future of battery production in Europe with a prominent guest from California.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm

GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan

The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 11:06 am

Kona owners unhappy with software fix

The Kona Electric battery fires now have resulted in legal repercussions for Hyundai. Around 200 owners of the model have filed a class action lawsuit against the Korean car manufacturer.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 02:57 pm

Damon presents two new electric motorcycles

The Canadian startup Damon Motorcycles has introduced two new electric motorcycles based on its Hyperdrive platform and opened pre-orders. Both bikes are slightly cheaper and weaker than the previous high-performance model Hypersport.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 02:40 pm

Volkswagen postpones US sales launch of VW ID.4

Volkswagen postponed the US sales launch of the VW ID.4 from December 2020 to March 2021 as the company is putting deliveries in the European Union first. The reason is that the reduction of CO2 to avoid penalty payments to the EU is a clear priority.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 01:40 pm

Fastned wants to build nine HPC parks in France

Fastned has received the first order from France. The highway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) has commissioned the Dutch company to build and operate nine charging parks. The French Ministry of Transport must still approve the contract.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 01:24 pm

Oxis and YdL to integrate Li-S battery in luxury yacht

Yachts de Luxe (YdL) from Singapore wants to build the world’s first luxury boat with lithium-sulfur battery technology and against this background has signed a contract with the Li-S specialist Oxis Energy. Williams Advanced Engineering is also on board as project partner.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Hyundai & Ineos launch fuel cell cooperation

Hyundai has announced to cooperate with the British chemical company Ineos on the topic of hydrogen and fuel cell drives. This will involve the production and supply of hydrogen, but also a specific vehicle project.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 11:02 am

Nissan & Dongfeng announce 17 EVs by 2023

Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the Chinese joint venture of Dongfeng and Nissan, plans to introduce at least 17 electrified models of the Dongfeng, Nissan, Venucia and Infiniti brands by 2023.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 10:44 am

LG Chem may supply cells for Tesla China Model Y

According to Chinese media reports, Tesla has signed a contract with LG Chem to supply battery cells for the Model Y made in China. Specifically, LG Chem will supply NMC cells for the Long Range and Performance versions of Tesla’s midsize SUV.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 10:28 am

A torque full of surprise

The exact reasons behind this parking manoeuvre with a Porsche Taycan, that was captured by a surveillance camera, are unknown. It certainly ended spectacularly wrong and the owner will have some explaining to do when speaking to his insurance company.
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Nov 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm

Tritium launches modular charging for scalable charging networks

Australian company Tritium has launched its MSC hardware platform to enable “truly scalable electric vehicle charging networks anywhere in the world”. A modular charging system approach is designed to both cater to today’s smaller electric car batteries, as well as being able to scale for future expansion.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Electrify America charging network can Plug&Charge

Electrify America has now officially started the introduction of Plug&Charge at all charging stations in the USA. This means that drivers of compatible electric cars can now use the automated charging and payment process after online registration.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/27/tesla-transport-ships-from-usa-china-reach-europe/
27.11.2020 12:52