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Sep 20, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Amazon orders ten Lion Electric trucks

Amazon is now part of a growing number of customers for Lion Electric vehicles. The company that entered the zero-emission market with electric school buses now sees demand increase for its electric trucks.

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Sep 20, 2020 - 02:34 pm

UK Police & Fire services buy Peugeot electric vehicles

Peugeot is seeing growing demand from UK Police and Fire services for electrified vehicles. The French company said, 13 per cent of the cars ordered were all-electric with the e-208 being among the bestsellers to serve in British emergency services.

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Sep 20, 2020 - 02:07 pm

Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions is operational

Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions, the joint venture between the French PSA Group and the Belgian transmission manufacturer Punch Powertrain, has now been established following official approvals. The company started operations on 17 September.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 10:36 pm

High power charging trucks prove reliable, Porsche finds

Porsche is using a mobile charging system in the form of a truck trailer that allows ultra-rapid charging at Taycan presentations across the world. Made by battery storage specialist ADS-TEC Energy, the system delivers up to 320 kWh in any weather, real-life use shows.

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Sep 12, 2020 - 04:49 pm

MAN supplies four Lion Electric buses to Luxembourg

Voyages Ecker, a subsidiary of Voyages Emile Weber from Luxembourg, has taken delivery of the first four MAN Lion City Electric buses. The solo buses are pre-series models, which MAN sold to the Group under a partnership agreement concluded in 2017.

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Sep 12, 2020 - 04:11 pm

Tesla could buy nickel from Canada’s Giga Metal

“Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” CEO Elon Musk said in July. Now, it looks as if they may have found such a source, Reuters reports.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 04:52 pm

Electrify America launch one-stop-shop Electrify Home

Electrify America launched a new business unit called Electrify Home. The new offer essentially brings home (there’s hardly a better way to say it) the company’s existing residential charging business they previously had made available through Amazon.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Cocoa Motors delivers carry-on LEV called Walkcar

The Japanese company Cocoa Motors finally started the worldwide sale of what they call the Walkcar in August after they introduced the skateboard-like concept in 2015. The LEV weighs only 2.9 kilos and is the size of a 13-inch laptop.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 02:21 pm

VW hands over the first ID.3 in Germany

The first VW ID.3 has been delivered in Germany as Volkswagen hands over the 1st Edition model made in its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden. The first customer was handed over a white ID.3.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Volvo Buses & Batteryloop take e-bus battery recycling global

Volvo Buses is providing the batteries from its electric buses with a second life as stationary storage on a large scale. Following individual pilot projects, Volvo Buses has now concluded an agreement with Batteryloop, that covers all batteries for the manufacturer’s electric buses worldwide.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 11:48 am

Tesla Giga Berlin & Giga Texas well underway

The Gigafactories under construction in Texas and Berlin have been making progress despite the final permit for the site in Grünheide, close to the German capital still pending. Brandenburg state minister Jörg Steinbach is confident however to be able to grant final permissions before the year’s end.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 04:56 pm

GM: Wireless battery management system for future EVs

General Motors will rely on an “an almost completely wireless battery management system” for its upcoming electric car models. The company claims that the system should thus be much easier to adapt to new models from a common set of battery components.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 03:35 pm

UK: New MG 5 electric estate to cost £23,995

MG prepares to launch an electric estate in the UK next quarter. The MG 5 EV is essentially a rebranded Roewe Ei5 as offered in China – both Roewe and MG belong to SAIC. What’s new and intriguing is the base price though: £23,995 (government subsidy included).

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Sep 10, 2020 - 12:09 pm

PSA may launch mini e-SUV as Peugeot e-1008

Peugeot is working on a new mini-SUV below the 2008 model, which will replace the compact 108 and will feature a purely electric drive. Unconfirmed reports expect the new Peugeot e-1008 to launch in late 2021 or early 2022.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 11:42 am

Citroën ë-C4 becomes available in France

The new Citroën C4 which PSA presented in June together with its all-electric offshoot ë-C4 is available to order in France with immediate effect. Prices for the all-electric variant start from 28,600 euros after subsidies.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 09:33 pm

US transit agencies buy BYD buses at preferential rates

BYD is taking part in a statewide contract that will allow American transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy BYD e-buses made in Lancaster, California. The agreement includes three models offered at competitive conditions.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 07:54 pm

0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland

Nissan and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) have launched a 0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland. The ‘Power of Zero’ initiative offers consumers the opportunity to buy a Nissan LEAF with 0% finance as well as being given one year’s free servicing.

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Aug 29, 2020 - 08:31 pm

SCE to install 38,000 EV chargers across California

Southern California Edison has got the green light for an expansive electric car charging infrastructure programme that will add about 38,000 new chargers throughout the utility’s service area in California over the next four years.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/20/first-drive-review-opel-vauxhall-vivaro-e-zafira-e-life/
20.09.2020 16:59