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17.02.2019 - 18:31

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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17.02.2019 - 17:52

Nidec to double China production capacity

Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec plans to double its production capacity in China. In addition to a factory under construction in Zhejiang Province, Nidec will invest 20 to 30 billion yen (160 to 240 million euros) in the construction of a second production facility for traction motors.

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17.02.2019 - 17:11

Germany sees record H2 fuel station growth

A total of 48 publicly accessible hydrogen filling stations were put into operation worldwide in 2018. Seventeen of them are located in Germany. Japan still has the largest number of public H2 fuel stations (96), ahead of Germany (60) and the USA (42).

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14.02.2019 - 10:31

Corolla rags on plug-ins

In a new TV advert for the Corolla hybrid, Toyota dished out some dirt against their plug-in competitors and called on customers not to “get left behind” and invest in their self-charging hybrid.

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13.02.2019 - 15:11

‘Plug In Suffolk’ launches with 100 stations

In England, EO Charging and Suffolk County Council are launching a charging network called ‘Plug-In Suffolk’ with 100 charging stations, which will be installed by local businesses across the county. This is the fully open public charging network in the UK, meaning that EV drivers make contactless payments with no need to register with networks […]

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13.02.2019 - 15:04

Poland: ABB delivering infrastructure tech to PKN Orlen

ABB is the third supplier to supply EkoEnergetyka and EFACEC Multi-Charger for the planned construction of 150 fast charging stations at PKN Orlen fuel stations in Poland. The Swiss company will be bringing their newest station Terra 54, successor to ABB’s sales hit Terra 53.

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13.02.2019 - 14:50

Spain’s Balearic Islands pass climate protection law

The autonomous government of Spain’s Balearic Islands has passed a climate protection law stipulating the cessation of the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The law also includes a ban on the registration of new diesel cars from 2025 and new petrol cars from 2035.

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13.02.2019 - 14:47

GM and Amazon interested in Rivian

General Motors and Amazon intend to acquire minority stakes in Rivian, which would raise the valuation of the EV start-up to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion dollars. If negotiations are successful, the corresponding deals could be officially announced this month.

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13.02.2019 - 14:51

Germany considers extending EV subsidies

It is looking quite likely that Germany will extend subsidies for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The German government is reportedly considering extending the available time period beyond June 2019.

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13.02.2019 - 13:05

Back to the future via Easter egg

New Easter eggs in Tesla software continue to appear: A recently-discovered hidden function unfortunately does not allow time travel, but offers numerous references to the cult movie “Back to the future”.

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12.02.2019 - 17:15

Fraport & Volocopter set about air taxi infrastructure

Volocopter, and Fraport AG – the owner and manager of FRA, Germany’s biggest airport, intend to develop concepts for the ground infrastructure and the operation of electric aerial taxis at airports. The main focus will be on smooth passenger handling and efficient connections to existing traffic infrastructure.

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12.02.2019 - 14:55

Lyft aims for major expansion this year

The ride-hailing company Lyft plans to add 1,000 electric vehicles to its platform this year and will make it easier for riders to request them through Green Mode. Selecting that option, passengers will be able to choose between hybrid or electric vehicles.

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12.02.2019 - 13:30

SPIE is supporting IONITY infrastructure

The SPIE Group has received an order from Ionity to support the planned construction of 400 HPC sites in Europe by 2020. The French installation and maintenance specialist will take care of the installation and wiring of charging stations and the grid connection.

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12.02.2019 - 12:02

Audi brings electric concept SUV to Geneva

Audi’s planned all-electric compact SUV based on MEB will be presented on 5 March at the Geneva Motor Show as a near-series study. The still nameless Audi BEV will roll off the production line starting in 2021, as will the VW ID. and a compact electric car from Seat at the Zwickau plant.

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12.02.2019 - 12:41

New Zoe generation to feature 95kW and 400km range

The newest generation of the Renault Zoe is due to be launched in September this year. Official information is still scarce, but it is now leaked that the updated battery electric vehicle will offer an increased output of around 95 kW and an improved range of 400 kilometers according to WLTP.

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12.02.2019 - 12:08

EU releases new EV quotas

Representatives of the EU Parliament and the EU Member States have agreed on the key points of the revised Clean Vehicles Directive and thus set binding procurement targets for zero-emission or low-emission vehicles by public authorities and public companies.

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12.02.2019 - 11:50

Running low when its cold out

The heat is on in a dispute between the American Automobile Association (AAA) and Tesla over range decreases in freezing temperatures. While the AAA claims to have found a loss of range of up to 41% with the heating on, Tesla says its data show the decrease not “anywhere near” that value.

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10.02.2019 - 15:46

Germany: battery cell manufacturing incoming

A decision on the establishment of industrial battery cell production in Germany will be made this year, according to the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Talks between the federal government and companies are already underway.

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10.02.2019 - 14:43

Nikola to release BEV version of their H² trucks

Nikola Motor announced battery electric variants for their hydrogen trucks Nikola Two and Nikola Tre, which will be offered in addition to the fuel cell versions. There will be three battery capacities to choose from: 500 kWh, 750 kWh and 1,000 kWh.

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08.02.2019 - 15:36

Electrify America presents details for phase 2

Volkswagen’s subsidiary Electrify America has provided details of the second phase of its US-wide charging infrastructure build-up plan, which includes $300 million in investment over 30 months, the implementation of which will begin in July 2019.

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08.02.2019 - 15:01

Hubject partners with Greenlots

Hubject has entered into a cooperation agreement with Greenlots, the recently acquired US charging network platform, now owned by Shell. The agreement concerns the implementation of Plug&Charge technology via the ISO 15118 standard on the North American market.

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08.02.2019 - 15:57

Tesla looking to implement Maxwell dry electrodes

A few days ago Tesla announced the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies. What the electric car manufacturer is trying to achieve is now clear from new reports and a document published by Maxwell in 2018 on its patented dry electrode technology.

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08.02.2019 - 15:36

DAF hands over electric CF for testing

Following the handover of the first CF Electric to the Jumbo supermarket chain, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks has now delivered another fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport, also based in the Netherlands.

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08.02.2019 - 14:08

Hyundai considers car sharing service

Hyundai is considering introducing its own car sharing business for its electric cars.  For the use of an EV in a Hyundai fleet, users would pay tariffs according to the distance travelled, time in use, or energy consumption. 

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08.02.2019 - 13:13

Volvo searching for Polestar investors

Volvo is currently holding talks with Chinese and US investors to generate additional capital for its Polestar electric car brand. Meanwhile, the subsidiary has announced that the Polestar 2, the brand’s first all-electric model, will be officially presented on February 27.

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08.02.2019 - 13:16

Scooter licenses incoming?

According to a study by Consumer Reports, around 1,500 people have been injured in accidents involving electric kick-scooters in the USA since the end of 2017. The article is based on estimates from hospitals in 47 US cities in which either Bird or Lime operate.

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07.02.2019 - 15:17

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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07.02.2019 - 14:42

EV battery systems able to kick-start large power plants

Transmission system operator TenneT and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy have joined forces in a development partnership to see whether EV batteries could stabilise large grids. The result: Automobile battery storage systems can indeed make a significant contribution to grid stabilization and system reconstruction.

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07.02.2019 - 13:25

Akasol to deliver heavy duty batteries to Sweden

The German battery system manufacturer Akasol has announced the extension of their long-term framework agreement to supply an unnamed Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/02/07/akasol-to-deliver-heavy-duty-batteries-to-sweden/
07.02.2019 13:25