Autor: Chris Randall

Oct 17, 2019 - 04:11 pm

US EV subsidies in question

In the U.S., thousands of car buyers may have erroneously received more than $70 million in tax credits for plug-in hybrids and electric cars – even though their vehicle was not actually eligible. An audit report has now revealed several loopholes in the scheme that could affect over 16,000 tax returns from 2014 to 2018.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 03:54 pm

Ford expands PHEV tests to Cologne

Ford is extending their field tests with plug-in hybrids to Cologne. In the Rhine metropolis, nine Ford Transit Custom PHEVs and one Tourneo Custom PHEV will be used in five municipal fleets for a year in different everyday scenarios.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 03:26 pm

Peterbilt delivers first 15 electric trucks 220EV

The US American truck manufacturer Peterbilt has delivered the first units of its 220EV electric truck. Frito-Lay, a company belonging to the PepsiCo Group, is using six of its electric vehicles as part of a project in California.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 03:02 pm

XCharge presents fast-charging for electric buses

The Chinese manufacturer XCharge is presenting its new fast-charging solutions for electric buses at Busworld. Together with Stromnetz Berlin, XCharge has already installed 30 DC chargers for BVG’s electric buses in Berlin this year.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 02:46 pm

GS Yuasa presents improved silicon cathode

The Japanese battery manufacturer GS Yuasa has developed a silicon-metal-based cathode which leads to a higher energy density and longer life cycles. It is said that the energy density can be tripled compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 02:31 pm

EU investigates Hungarian subsidies for Samsung SDI

The European Commission has opened an investigation against Hungary to assess whether Hungary’s plans to grant €108 million in subsidies to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production plant in Göd follow EU rules on regional state aid.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm

PSA confirms electric vans Expert and Jumpy

The French PSA Group has now confirmed that from next year, in addition to the Opel Vivaro, the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy models will also be available on the market as purely electric van variants.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 06:18 pm

Trouble bodes for Chinese EV industry

The Chinese automobile industry is facing tough times: due to decreasing sales, several bankruptcies may emerge. Zotye appears not to be in the best shape, long before the state subsidies are set to expire.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Uber integrates Cityscoot e-scooters in Paris

The ride-share company Uber has joined forces with the e-scooter rental company Cityscoot in Paris. All of the more than 4,000 electric scooters offered by Cityscoot in the French capital can now be found and booked via the Uber app.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 02:46 pm

Spirit 111: A sailing yacht with electric drive

Spirit Yachts has presented its new flagship with a Torqeedo drive, the Spirit 111. In the development of the world’s largest sailing yacht with electric propulsion, sustainability was also consistently taken into account outside the drive system.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Audi to release plug-in hybrid A8

Audi is equipping its luxury A8 series with a plug-in hybrid drive. The A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro offers 330 kW system power and a purely electric WLTP range of up to 46 kilometres. As with the A7 PHEV, Audi intends to compensate for the shorter range by making greater use of the EV […]

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Oct 16, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Lego launches Formula E racers

The Danish toy production company is keeping up with the times. The latest Lego set includes a Jaguar I-Pace and Formula E race car, adding two new contenders to their Speed Champions series.

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Oct 15, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Audi reconsiders flying car project

According to a media report, Audi has discontinued work on the autonomous electric car drone Pop Up Next, which was presented last year together with Airbus and Italdesign, and intends to reevaluate their cooperation with Airbus.

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Oct 15, 2019 - 02:36 pm

CAM study finds US & China markets losing momentum

In the two most important markets for e-mobility, new car sales have been slowing, as CAM has stated in its latest issue of the ‘Electromobility Report 2019’. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is turning into the fastest growing PEV economy.

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Oct 15, 2019 - 01:07 pm

Dumping Nissan for Tesla

A passionate Nissan Leaf driver from Australia has had enough. After his seven-year-old Nissan Leaf only managed a range of around 60 kilometres, a battery change was imminent.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:59 pm

Ford Transit and Tourneo Custom available as PHEV

Ford has opened the order books in Europe for the plug-in hybrid variants of its Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models. While transit is intended to score as a delivery van, the Tourneo, according to Ford, can be used as a business shuttle or family car.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Alstom develops conductive charging for electric buses

Alstom shows a ground-based recharging system for electric buses, further development of its SRS system for trams. The prototype now presented in the Spanish city of Málaga is equipped with a 200 kW charger that charges a twelve-metre electric bus from Linkker.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:09 pm

Hyundai & Cummins to cooperate on FCEVs

Hyundai and Cummins intend to jointly develop and market electric drives for commercial vehicles. The aim is to combine Hyundai’s fuel cell systems with Cummins’ electric drive, battery and control technologies.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/17/us-ev-subsidies-in-question/
17.10.2019 16:13