May 26, 2023 - 04:01 pm
Hyundai and LGES to build battery factory in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a joint venture to produce battery cells for electric cars in the USA. The Korean companies will invest over $4.3 bn and hold the JV equally. The selected site is the state of Georgia which is no stranger to Hyundai.
May 26, 2023 - 03:40 pm
Volvo Cars invests into home energy systems by dcbel (V2X)
Volvo Cars steps into the smart home business with an investment in an energy company based in Montreal, Canada. The Swedish car manufacturer has chosen to support dcbel’s R&D endeavours through its venture capital arm, the Volvo Cars Tech Fund but the technology may tie in well into Volvo’s own V2X efforts.
May 26, 2023 - 03:02 pm
ZeroAvia enters the cargo drone space with Natilus
Natilus, a developer of autonomous cargo aircraft, has entered into a strategic partnership with ZeroAvia. Specifically, Natilus wants ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain to help its Kona cargo drone lift off.
May 26, 2023 - 02:31 pm
Blue Bird to produce 5,000 electric school buses a year
US manufacturer Blue Bird is expanding its production capacity for electric school buses. The ‘Electric Vehicle Build-up Center’, now open on site of the company’s primary US production facility in Georgia, will enable the company to increase its capacity to 5,000 electric school buses annually.
May 26, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Bender & CCV cooperate to offer open payment systems
The payment specialist CCV and Bender, a supplier of charging controllers, will jointly implement open payment systems at EV charging stations throughout Europe. Their targets include installing around 300,000 open-loop terminals, including in the UK, over the next few years.
May 26, 2023 - 01:25 pm
LG Electronics launches EV charger suite
It is official – LG Electronics is entering the EV charging business. After the move leaked earlier this year in March, the South Korean company presented a new product portfolio comprising four models.
May 26, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Stellantis buys into Li-S battery developer Lyten
Stellantis invests in lithium-sulphur battery developer Lyten, working on a novel three-dimensional graphene material platform. Stellantis wants to get in on what could be a breakthrough in the Li-S sector.
May 25, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Easee temporarily restricts wall box sales on its own account
After Sweden banned the sales of Easee wall boxes due to potential safety deficiencies, authorities in other countries have become active. In Austria, Easee is now temporarily restricting the sale of two products itself, and the situation also appears to have changed in Germany.
May 25, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Caterham EV Seven: Lightweight electric sports car concept
British sports carmaker Caterham has made progress on its all-electric Seven series announced two years ago. The company just presented what it calls a technology development showcasing a future electric Caterham Seven that delivers the first performance data.
May 25, 2023 - 02:31 pm
Electrify America and BMW deepen their bond over the new i5
BMW of North America today announced an agreement with Electrify America to provide first-time owners of the incoming BMW i5 with two years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions. This agreement expands on the included charging offered for other electric BMW cars.
May 25, 2023 - 01:31 pm
India: Uber Green launches in three major citites
Ride-hailing company Uber will launch its Uber Green service in three cities in India starting this June, namely bringing the EV-only option to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Uber also shared a slew of new EV partnerships in India.
May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am
Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant
Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.
May 25, 2023 - 10:53 am
Volkswagen’s Elli adjusts charging tariffs Europe-wide
Volkswagen’s energy subsidiary, Elli, is set to change tariffs with higher prices coming in from June. This adjustment will affect not only Elli customers but also the charging fees of VW brands. We have learned that prices across the board are rising, including the previously affordable Ionity rates.
May 24, 2023 - 03:48 pm
Government-backed Sparki drives ultra-rapid charging in Belgium
Belgium has welcomed a new player in the EV infrastructure sector as startup Sparki emerges with ambitious plans to establish the country’s largest High-Power Charging (HPC) network. Sparki aims to achieve this feat in less than three years, supported by the Belgian government.
May 24, 2023 - 02:46 pm
Electrify America to build EV charging hubs in Utah
Electrify Commercial has announced its partnership with Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacificCorp, to deploy 20 EV charging hubs in Utah. They will install over 80 charging stations across 15 locations in the Salt Lake City area, along with five hubs in surrounding regions.
May 24, 2023 - 02:33 pm
ALD and LeasePlan merge into mobility powerhouse
ALD, the mobility subsidiary of Société Générale, has completed its acquisition of LeasePlan, resulting in one of the largest electric vehicle fleets worldwide. The transaction, valued at €4.8 billion, followed an announcement in January 2022.
May 24, 2023 - 02:01 pm
BMW i5: The electric sedan that means business
BMW unveiled the latest generation of its 5 Series sedan, and the electric variant called the i5. According to the German carmaker, the i5 aims to become the leader in sustainable premium mobility in the upper mid-size vehicle segment.
May 24, 2023 - 12:51 pm
Polestar & Candela launch special edition hydrofoil boat
Sweden’s electric carmaker Polestar and electric boat builder Candela have announced their latest collaboration, introducing the Candela C-8 Polestar edition. It merges Polestar’s luxury EV design and further elevates Candela’s hydrofoil technology.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 23, 2023 - 03:38 pm
PG&E and BMW advance collaboration from V2G to V2X testing
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and BMW of North America have joined forces to explore the potential of vehicle-to-everything technology. The collaboration is underway and builds on earlier smart charging schemes launched by the companies.
May 23, 2023 - 02:55 pm
Ample unveils next-gen battery swap stations
US-based battery swap startup Ample has revealed its latest station design, marking the second generation of its technology. The new design enables Ample to halve the times it takes to swap a battery, and the company says, the new stations boast faster deployment times.
May 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Driveco secures €250 mn in funding from APG to expand in Europe
Driveco, a French electric vehicle charging company, has announced a €250 million fundraising round from APG, one of the world’s largest institutional investors. The investment represents the most significant funding round in France’s charging infrastructure sector.