Autor: Chris Randall

12.04.2019 - 13:32

Sweden: Inductive road to be built

As part of a public-private consortial project in Sweden, a test track for the inductive charging of electric vehicles while driving is to be built which is compatible with trucks, buses and cars. The Swedish transport authority Trafikverke has now awarded the contract for a 1.6 km test stretch.

Weiterlesen
12.04.2019 - 12:59

Largest electric plane order for Bye Aerospace

OSM Aviation has awarded a huge order for commercial electric aircraft. The Norwegian company ordered 60 all-electric planes from the Colorado-based manufacturer Bye Aerospace to be used for training at its flight training centres.

Weiterlesen
12.04.2019 - 12:14

Rear wheel drive Model 3 available in EU & Asia

The Tesla Model 3 is now available in Europe and China with rear-wheel drive and the Standard Plus battery version. In Germany, Tesla is charging a base price of 44,500 euros (plus a handling fee of 980 euros) for this version, which offers a WLTP range of 415 km.

Weiterlesen

– ADVERTISEMENT –

EVS32

12.04.2019 - 12:42

Japan: ABB to set up charging network for Porsche

ABB will install a rapid charging network in Japan for Porsche’s Taycan and future electrical models from the manufacturer. An agreement has now been reached to install ABB fast chargers at Porsche centers and public facilities throughout Japan.

Weiterlesen
12.04.2019 - 11:49

Geely subsidiary Geometry presents first BEV

Geely has introduced its first fully electric car brand, named Geometry, alongside its first model Geometry A. By the year 2025, ten electric models will be launched under the new brand in several segments, including sedans, SUVs and vans.

Weiterlesen
12.04.2019 - 10:50

Tesla goes camping

In addition to the conversions of the Tesla Model S as a shooting brake and hearse, there is now a fresh conversion: Entrepreneur Travis Rabenberg has developed a camping superstructure for the BEV and plans to present a prototype of the “Tesla Roamer” next week in Michigan.

Weiterlesen

– ADVERTISEMENT –



11.04.2019 - 18:03

Switzerland: Quickpack launches 100 Kangoo Z.E.

The Swiss postal service provider Quickpac, which is now entering the parcel delivery market, has ordered 100 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. electric vans. The first 50 units have been handed over, the second half of the order is expected to follow in late summer.

Weiterlesen
11.04.2019 - 18:57

Ford cooperating with Solid Power on SS batteries

US battery specialist Solid Power has now entered into a partnership with Ford to develop solid state batteries for next generation electric vehicles. The company had also entered into a similar cooperation with BMW at the end of 2017.

Weiterlesen
11.04.2019 - 18:08

Gigafactory 1 expansion on ice?

Nikkei suggested yesterday, that Panasonic and Tesla’s plans to increase production capacity for battery cells at Gigafactory 1 have been put on ice due to financial problems at Tesla and uncertainties about future demand. While us and others could but wonder, Panasonic now took a stand that is ambivalent.

Weiterlesen
11.04.2019 - 13:36

India: 95% of e-scooters excluded from new subsidies

Approximately 95% of the electric scooters in India do not qualify for the subsidies of the new FAME II funding programme. This is partly due to the batteries: Almost 90% of e-scooters that were previously subsidized by FAME-I used lead-acid batteries.

Weiterlesen
11.04.2019 - 12:05

US Congress debates EV subsidy extension

US President Trump would like to see the government subsidies for electric cars abolished immediately, but a new draft law in Congress now aims for an extension of the tax rebates and an increase in the upper limit for the number of subsidised vehicles per manufacturer.

Weiterlesen
11.04.2019 - 12:03

Have you ever taken your Tesla for a walk?

Thanks to Tesla’s Summon Mode now you can. A Chinese Model 3 owner has taken to giving his Model 3 a regular workout in Shanghai. He put a leash on the side mirror, lest the EV turns into ludicrous mode – given the situation.

Weiterlesen
10.04.2019 - 15:33

Germany: Mercedes to deliver 56 eCitaro to ESWE

Mercedes-Benz has received a major order from the ESWE public transport operator in Wiesbaden for the electric city bus eCitaro. The local transport company of the Hessian capital ordered a total of 56 units of the electric bus, which is manufactured in Mannheim.

Weiterlesen
10.04.2019 - 15:52

Paris: RATP to order 800 electric buses by 2024

The Parisian public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) intends to procure up to 800 electric buses by 2024 in order to replace existing diesel buses and combat smog in the greater Paris area in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games.

Weiterlesen
10.04.2019 - 13:09

Kia considers EV production in Europe

Kia is reportedly considering producing their own electric cars in Europe to reduce delivery times. European customers have been facing delivery delays and have to cope with a waiting period of more than a year for the e-Niro for example.

Weiterlesen
10.04.2019 - 13:57

Korea: Former GM factory picked up by MS Autotech

A former General Motors car factory in the South Korean city of Gunsan is to become a production site for electric cars. The Korean component manufacturer MS Autotech bought the plant for the equivalent of almost 100 million dollars to manufacture on behalf of several OEMs.

Weiterlesen
10.04.2019 - 12:42

Nio gets hit by lawsuits

The Chinese EV manufacturer is facing a class action lawsuit from their investors in the U.S, who are unhappy that Nio gave up on their plan to build a factory in Shanghai, as well as making misleading claims about the impact of the updated Chinese subsidy situation and  the slower-than-expected deliveries of their electric SUV.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 17:40

Madrid: Seat plans eXS electric scooter sharing project

Seat has sold more than 5,000 units of its eXS electric kick scooter, which was developed in collaboration with Segway, and is now entering into a strategic partnership with the startup UFO to make 530 of its electric pedal scooters available to the public in Madrid via an app.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 17:07

FastNed switching to kWh billing model in May

Fastned will change billing at its mainland European fast-charging stations to kWh prices on 1 May. At all Fastned charging points in Germany, 59 cents per kilowatt hour will be charged starting next month, while in their native Netherlands, they are already offering the same deal.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 14:04

First Audi e-tron statistics released

After Audi began deliveries of the all-electric e-tron to customers in Europe in March, the German luxury car giant is now able to reveal its first distribution figures. According to these, most e-trons have so far gone to Germany (490) and Norway (621).

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 14:12

ZF expands hybrid business in China

The automotive supplier ZF is stepping up its involvement in China with the construction of further plants and the expansion of development capacities. This includes the start of production of the 8-speed automatic transmission 8HP at the ZF factory in Shanghai, including a variant for plug-in hybrid drives.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 13:53

Bernd Körber takes the reins at Mini

On the 1 April just past, the reins of the BMW Mini brand were handed over to Bernd Körber (44), who was previously responsible for strategy and management at BMW. Körber succeeds Sebastian Mackens at Mini and will lead the brand “towards an electric, dynamic and urban future”.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 12:02

Italy sets aside €60 mil for EV subsidies

The previously announced subsidies from the Italian government for electric and hybrid vehicles can now be applied for. The budget for this year is 60 million euros and will increase to 70 million euros in 2020 and 2021.

Weiterlesen
09.04.2019 - 11:55

FCA considers buying goodwill from Tesla

In order to meet the incoming EU emissions regulations, the U.S. manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is reportedly paying hundreds of millions of euros to Tesla, so that they can technically be calculated as “their” BEVs.

Weiterlesen
08.04.2019 - 13:39

Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft

Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people.

Weiterlesen
08.04.2019 - 13:59

ChargeWheel funded for mobile charging trailers

The California-based company has secured $1m in seed funding to help set up the San Francisco Bay Area’s first mobile charging network. The charging network will be based on 100 of the company’s energy trailers, which combine solar power generation and energy storage for charging personal electric vehicles of all kinds.

Weiterlesen
08.04.2019 - 13:33

Curtiss opens the books for Zeus

The U.S. American company Curtiss Motorcycles is now accepting advance orders for its Zeus electric motorcycle, which was presented as a prototype almost a year ago. The electric bike offers 140 kW of power, a maximum range of 450 km and costs 60,000 dollars. Production is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2020.

Weiterlesen
Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/12/sweden-inductive-road-to-be-built/
12.04.2019 13:32