Autor: Nora Manthey

17.05.2018 - 17:10

Driving electric cars makes you happy

Seriously. Driving an electric car makes people happy, a study by York University finds. Commissioned by London cab company LEVC, the researchers monitored brain activity of cabbies sitting in diesel and electric vehicles and compared the results.

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17.05.2018 - 17:08

Korea to fully electrify buses and trucks by 2030

The government in Seoul wants all buses and trucks to run with zero emissions by 2030, according to local media reports. Moreover, they want to increase the number of fast-charging stations for electric cars to 10,000 by 2022 and also electrify mail delivery.

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17.05.2018 - 16:44

Cruising e-bike Scrambler S by Vintage Electric

In the U.S. retro-style electric bikes are in season every summer and it is the same with this beach cruiser from California. Vintage Electric presents the Scrambler S, a strong electric bike able to go as fast as 58 kph – mostly illegally so.

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17.05.2018 - 16:24

Mercedes counts on F1 success for Formula E

Mercedes will utilise the engineering power of its Formula 1 team to accelerate their advance in the electric racing series which they will enter next year. Their engine base at British Brixworth will now “expand its scope of attention to include the unique challenges of Formula E”.

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17.05.2018 - 16:14

Tesla to get Lithium from Kidman Resources

Australia is growing its lithium mining and Tesla is intent on exploiting that fact. Their latest contract with Kidman Resources will see them supply Tesla with battery material lithium hydroxide for their electric cars for 3 years initially.

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17.05.2018 - 15:46

EVs to be made in Croatia by Green Tech Group?

The Green Tech Group founded by Chinese investor Karl Soong, who wanted to buy Rimac, and Croatian entrepreneur Mladen Ninčević is planning to establish an EV factory in Croatia. They bought the grounds already and the plant is to be set up over the next ten years.

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17.05.2018 - 15:16

Electric waste truck by Terberg RosRoca debuts

British Terberg RosRoca presents their all-electric dump truck at the IFAT in Munich. Their eCollect features a 200 kW electric motor powered by a 300 kWh battery. Production is to start by the end of 2019 with models for both right and left hand drive.

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17.05.2018 - 14:41

DAF and VDL team up for electric semi truck CL Electric

Dutch DAF has turned to VDL as they want to electrify their truck business. VDL delivers the EV system including a 170 kWh battery and the electric semi is to haul up to 40 tons through cities. A small number of e-trucks will take up service at selected clients this year.

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17.05.2018 - 14:05

Uniti films working prototype of low cost electric car

Swedish startup Uniti that is backed by the likes of Siemens, Kuka or BorgWarner presents a working prototype of their Uniti One for the first time. A video sees them cruising the shop floor and the details of their compact electric car look neat to say the least.

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17.05.2018 - 13:35

EU suing France, UK and Germany over air pollution levels

The EU Commission is getting tough and has announced to take six European states, among them France, Germany, and Britain to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect air quality limits. They had been introduced in 2005 and 2010 and warnings had preceded the case.

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17.05.2018 - 13:31

BMW teasing iNEXT and wants to expand in China

BMW has revealed a teaser image of the upcoming iNEXT. While the image allows for a very limited glimpse of their upcoming electric model only, it precedes what BMW calls its Vision Vehicle, that can be expected this year. Meanwhile, their Great Wall cooperation looks like it would move way beyond building electric Minis together.

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16.05.2018 - 19:03

Honda starts serial production of Insight hybrid

Honda has flipped the switch to get the lines rolling at its Greensburg facility in the state of Indiana. They now churn out the Insight serially and the hybrid car is the fifth electrified model by the Japanese company and will be available in early summer. 

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16.05.2018 - 18:19

A whole new kind of Tesla taxi (video)

Remember Boeing’s infamous Dreamliner and its burning batteries? Well, its reputation has been repaired and the following clip may elevate the plane into the hall of fame, just because it is in tow of a Tesla Model X.

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16.05.2018 - 17:09

San Francisco aims for full electrification by 2035

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced their plan to transition their over 800 strong bus fleet to all-electric vehicles. The switch shall be complete by 2035 but measures are underway already and include trolley and hybrid buses.

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16.05.2018 - 17:45

London to bring Zero Emission Zones forward to 2020

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan says he considers bringing the planned Zero Emission Zones (ZEZ) in the British capital forward from 2025 to 2020. This acceleration is down to local businesses and authorities that want to speed up adoption of electric vehicles.

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16.05.2018 - 16:40

Northvolt finds supplier for planned Gigafactory in Europe

Japan’s Marubeni and Northvolt have signed a MOU. Marubeni will supply the company led by former Tesla Manager Peter Carlsson with battery materials as well as with manufacturing equipment for Northvolt’s planned Gigafactory in Europe. The cooperation could also expand.

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16.05.2018 - 15:02

CATL eyeing Europe for battery production

Chinese battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology) is about to finalise a feasibility study looking into a European production facility for batteries. Once their estimates are final, a decision could be taken within weeks.

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16.05.2018 - 14:42

JV for electric motors of PSA and Nidec complete

French PSA Group and Japan’s Nidec have finalised their planned joint venture. Together they will develop and sell motors for all-electric as well as hybrid vehicles. The new company called Nidec PSA emotors that both own 50 percent of is based at Carrières-sous-Poissy close to Paris.

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16.05.2018 - 14:26

Irizar to make electric utility vehicles in Spain

It is Europe’s first “emobility plant” says Irizar that today inaugurated their new facility in the Spanish town of Aduna. On a floor area of 18,000 sqm they want to build electric buses and other commercial vehicles for use in urban scenarios as well.

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16.05.2018 - 13:15

Tesla Model 3 production rising before stops

There is not a day without Tesla news and most revolve around the happenings behind the gates of the Fremont factory. Elon Musk has taken over the reigns of production for the time being and has since been fighting to bring the Model 3 making up to speed and there is progress.

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16.05.2018 - 13:12

Volvo is done with diesel starting with next-gen S60

The Swedish brand has said before that it would discontinue diesel or, on an even more positive note, electrify its entire line-up. The first model to benefit from the new strategy is the next-gen Volvo S60 for which no diesel engine option is available.

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15.05.2018 - 20:14

ABB is charging Iceland fast and renewably (video)

Iceland is becoming Europe’s greenest country, not so much for its meadows but geothermal activity rather that provides them with an endless supply of renewable energy. Add to this hydropower and you have a mix that can power their subsidised electric cars cleanly.

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15.05.2018 - 18:44

Wireless charging for BMW 530e iPerformance optional

BMW has been pondering to offer wireless charging for its 530e iPerformance this year for some time. However, such induction will now become available first as an option for leasing customers only but production of the system is set to start this summer.

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15.05.2018 - 18:07

Kia to push first mild-hybrid system this year

Korea’s Kia will introduce their first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The first model to utilise the compact system will be the Kia Sportage before the mild-hybrid will help along the Ceed as well from 2019.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/15/ion-energy-launches-strong-battery-for-two-and-three-wheelers/
15.05.2018 17:18