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Mar 2, 2021 - 03:58 pm

Volvo presents the new C40 Recharge

Shortly after announcing its intention to become an all-electric brand by 2030, Volvo has unveiled the C40 Recharge, the second purely electric car in its current portfolio and the first to be offered exclusively with electric drive.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 03:36 pm

World’s largest electric ferry launches in Norway

The world’s largest all-electric ferry yet has gone into service in Norway on a route across the Oslo Fjord. Bastø Electric is the first of three battery-powered ferries operated by the shipping company Bastø Fosen to enter Norwegian waters with more in the making in Turkey.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Nio marks a successful end of 2020

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has presented its financial figures for Q4 2020 and the full year. In the final quarter, Nio was able to increase sales and deliveries significantly. However, Nio no longer mentions the European launch actually planned for 2021 in its annual report outlook.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 01:39 pm

Norway marks 5,074 new BEVs sold in February

Norway just released the plug-in vehicle registrations for February, with 5,074 new electric cars talking the lead in February. The market share of EVs in all new passenger car registrations for the month was 47.5 per cent.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 01:03 pm

Volvo to become all-electric carmaker in 2030

Volvo Cars will become an all-electric car manufacturer from 2030. In 2018, Volvo had set itself the goal of achieving half of its sales with purely electric cars by 2025. To this end, there is another change: Volvo wants to sell electric cars only via online direct sales.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 11:43 am

Porsche auctions Taycan Artcar for charity

American artist Richard Phillips has turned Porsche’s Taycan into an art object. The Taycan Artcar will be sold in April in a worldwide online auction with all proceeds going to support artists in Switzerland.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 01:50 pm

Fisker drops solid-state battery project

Fisker has abandoned its plans for solid-state batteries. Henrik Fisker stated in an interview that he made the decision more than a year ago. In his opinion, series production is still at least seven years away.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 12:21 pm

University of Bayreuth analysing glass battery separators

The University of Bayreuth, together with renowned industrial partners such as Tesla Germany and Varta Microbattery, will develop novel battery separators made of glass. The joint project, called GlasSeLIB (glass separators for lithium-ion batteries), started today.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:46 am

ADL presents next-generation hydrogen bus platform

Scottish bus builder Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced its next-generation hydrogen double-decker bus. Developed under the project name H2.0, the model is due to hit the roads this year and will have a range of up to 300 miles, or around 480 km.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:19 am

Hyundai marks >200,000 interest expressions for Ioniq 5

Hyundai has reported a high level of interest in the 800-volt electric vehicle less than a week after the Ioniq 5 world premiere. Customers in Europe have submitted 236,000 expressions of interest for the special edition ‘Project 45’. Production is limited to 3,000 units, so it was sold out within a few hours.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 11:00 am

Santo Domingo’s electric carriages roll out

The use of electric carriages began today in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. Five of the planned fleet of eleven battery-electric carriages began ferrying tourists in the capital of the Dominican Republic.

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Feb 27, 2021 - 02:33 pm

US revives school bus electrification efforts

In the Maryland county of Montgomery, an initiative for the electric conversion of buses has been launched, marking the largest single electric school bus procurement in the USA so far. Additionally, Los Angeles has ordered 10 Lion electric school buses and California has begun installing charging stations at their schools.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 02:20 pm

SK Group presents long-term hydrogen roadmap

The South Korean SK Group, which recently acquired almost ten per cent of the shares in the US fuel cell specialist Plug Power, presented a long-term, multi-billion-dollar plan to enter the hydrogen economy even more comprehensively.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 02:11 pm

Efacec introduces new EV charger generation

The Portuguese charging infrastructure manufacturer Efacec presented a new generation of chargers, including an AC column for private or public use, an HPC column with up to 350 kW charging power and a DC station with three charging ports and up to 120 kW.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary

After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 12:56 pm

Toyota to launch fuel cell module sales in Spring

Toyota is preparing to sell fuel cell modules in Japan. The compact system modules are expected to be sold from this spring to companies that develop and manufacture fuel cell products for a variety of different applications.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 03:31 pm

Bosch to build electric drives for Dragon Racing

Bosch Motorsport and the Formula E team Dragon Penske Autosport have agreed to a long-term technology and development partnership. As part of the partnership, Bosch is developing a vehicle management system with hardware and software components that is specially adapted to the requirements of the Formula E car.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 12:58 pm

USA launches battery supply chain investigation

US President Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order to review US supply chains, with a particular focus on key sectors of the US auto industry. The 100-day review will cover semiconductors, rare earth metals and batteries for electric vehicles.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Redwood launches battery recycling with Envision AESC

Recycling start-up Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is partnering with Envision AESC, the battery business sold by Nissan to Envision Group. Specifically, Redwood Materials will recycle cells from Envision AESC’s US production facility in Smyrna.

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