Autor: Nora Manthey

18.07.2018 - 18:33

Arsenal-BYD deal too good to be true

A sponsoring deal between London’s football club Arsenal and China’s BYD is likely to fall through. BYD is warning against an impostor in their own ranks that has been using their name to close deals without their authorisation.

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18.07.2018 - 18:29

NL: Defibrillator added to EV charging station

Good news reach us from the Dutch town of Delft where EVBox and City AED cooperate to offer defibrillators at EV charging stations. The life-savers do not depend on the charge column directly and a first installation demonstrates the principle.

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18.07.2018 - 17:39

Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn using electric cabs of LEVC

Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki has launched an individual shuttle service in Hamburg. The on-demand offer complements the public transit by operator VHH and is included in their ticketing. The partners opted for the range-extended electric taxis made by British LEVC.

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18.07.2018 - 17:39

Electric buses by VDL heading to Rotterdam

VDL Bus & Coach has received an order from Rotterdam, where public transit operator Ret is expecting the arrival of 55 all-electric buses by 2019. The order includes charging infrastructure. Moreover, Ret is looking to buy 100 hybrid buses this year.

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18.07.2018 - 16:57

Aston Martin & RR both envisioning luxurious air taxis

Aston Martin presents the Vision Volante Concept, a study of a premium VTOL with hybrid propulsion. Whether the three-seater will ever take-off on a mass scale is uncertain. Yet Aston is on to something as Rolls-Royce also issued their version of an air taxi.

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17.07.2018 - 20:37

Tritium bringing fast-charging to Hungary

Hungary’s National Utilities has ordered fast-charging stations from Tritium through its subsidiary NKM Mobilitas. Twelve DC- charging stations with 50 kW will be installed along main roads across the country and mark the start of more to come.

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17.07.2018 - 18:00

TU/ecomotive making “most circular car” a reality

A fully recyclable and light-weight electric car made from flax and sugar – what had been no more than a concept a few months ago, has now grown into a prototype. Awaiting certification, the makers from the TU Eindhoven will then take it on tour in Europe.

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17.07.2018 - 17:11

Audi batteries storing energy in second-life setting

Audi has joined the ranks of carmakers finding new uses for old electric car batteries as energy storage. The station has been set up close to Nuremberg in the south of Germany. Capturing 1,000 kWh, the second-life installation is run by local utilities.

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17.07.2018 - 16:39

C40 Cities & Climate Group kick-off ZEV Challenge

C40 Cities and the Climate Group have launched the ‘Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge’ in order to “massively accelerate” the adoption of electric vehicles. Initiators include cities like London, New York and Paris as well as industry partners.

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17.07.2018 - 16:52

Polestar taking position to rival Tesla Model 3

Volvo’s electrifying performance branch Polestar has revealed details on their first all-electric models. The Polestar 2 is shaping up to be particularly interesting as pricing and sizing will set it right on par with the Tesla Model 3.

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16.07.2018 - 17:26

Tesla launching 5-minute deliveries of Model 3 (video)

As Tesla rushes to ramp up production of the Model 3, Elon Musk targets the next bottleneck: deliveries. Or hand-overs in store rather. They launched a ‘Sign and Drive’ programme for pick up appointments to get new buyers out the door in 5 minutes.

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16.07.2018 - 17:49

China carmakers to set up state-owned ride-sharing

China’s state-owned car manufacturers FAW, Dongfeng and Changan have set up ride-hailing service T3 Mobile Travel Services in order to rival the almighty Didi Chuxing. The platform builds on their existing EV alliance and is to deploy self-driving robo cabs.

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16.07.2018 - 14:13

Akasol making better batteries for eCitaro by Daimler

Germany’s Akasol has got to work on the next generation of power packs for Daimler’s eCitaro electric bus. The next-gen batteries shall stay the same size but deliver 330 kWh rather than the initial 243 kWh. Series production will begin in 2020.

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16.07.2018 - 14:43

UK: Registering 1 plug-in car every 9 minutes

The Go Ultra Low campaign released figures on registrations of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles today and they are looking good. In fact, the overall number of PEVs has risen each and every month this year, with one being registered every 9 minutes in the UK.

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16.07.2018 - 13:36

Electric Isetta remake Microlino homologated in Europe

The extra small electric car Microlino has completed homologation, making the Swiss EV street legal in all European countries. Market entry will have to wait a little but the first EVs will enter testing this autumn with production start set before the year’s end.

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11.07.2018 - 19:55

Swansea launching largest EV fleet in Wales

Swansea Council has taken delivery of 40 Partner Electric vans from Peugeot, making Swansea the local authority with the largest electric van fleet in Wales. The electric vehicles for council staff have been leased on a five-year contract.

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11.07.2018 - 19:33

EVgo & BMW launching 2nd-life battery project

For the first time, EVgo equipped one of their fast-charging station with a back-up made from reused batteries from the BMW i3. For now said stationary set-up is a standalone but EVgo say they are planning to expand such second-life applications.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/11/evgo-bmw-launching-2nd-life-battery-project/
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