Autor: Nora Manthey

15.01.2019 - 20:13

Allego connects to French roaming service Gireve

Charging infrastructure provider Allego has joined forces with Gireve of France, a roaming platform provider. The alliance will enable access to Allego’s 12,000 charge points across Europe via Gireve’s IT platform called ConnectPlace.

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15.01.2019 - 19:57

Volvo invests in high power wireless charging

The Swedes’ financial arm, the Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, say they made an investment in Momentum Dynamics and their high power inductive charging technology today. The start-up of Philadelphia is working towards 200+kW to charge heavier electric vehicles with no connection needed.

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15.01.2019 - 17:13

Ford & Volkswagen tying the knot a little tighter

It is a ‘yes’ indeed for Volkswagen and Ford. The two carmakers put an end to rumours as they announce details on the extent of their alliance for the first time in Detroit. They want to begin to develop new vans and medium-size pick-up trucks together starting in 2022 and continue to look into other […]

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15.01.2019 - 17:06

Car2Go launches 400 strong electric car fleet in Paris

The car sharing market in Paris has seen a turbulent last year. Since Bolloré’s pioneering Autolib had to declare bankruptcy, other carmakers rushed to replace the service. Daimler’s Car2Go now delivered well on schedule and launched 400 electric Smart ED to free-float across the French capital.

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15.01.2019 - 16:23

Brusa takes wireless charging from 3.7 to 11kW

Following the successful start of series production with BMW, developer Brusa Elektronik from Switzerland is expanding its activities in the field of inductive charging. A growing team will work on next-gen wireless charging technology and envisions a modular design.

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14.01.2019 - 19:08

UK: Mitie sign Clean Van Commitment to electrify fleet

British outsourcing firm Mitie has signed the Clean Van Commitment, thus promising to ensure 20% of its small van and car fleet is electric within the next two years. With Mitie joining the initiative, hundreds of electric vehicles will take to the roads.

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10.01.2019 - 18:22

1,600 new electric car charge points for Berlin

A new scheme is to clean the air over the German capital by installing on-street charging infrastructure. With lamp post charging provider Ubitricity at the centre, the consortium is planning to add 1,600 public and private charge points to Berlin’s network beginning this year.

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09.01.2019 - 22:38

Toyota working on fuel cell truck with Kenworth

Truck maker Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop ten trucks using Toyota fuel cell technology. The hydrogen trucks are to run at the Port of Los Angeles and are part of a million dollar initiative funded by CARB.

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20.12.2018 - 21:08

EU Council drafts CO2 emission rules for trucks

After the EU agreed CO2 emission reduction for cars and light commercial vehicles, the Council of Minsters from EU member states have published their targets for trucks. Carbon emission of the heavyweights would thus decrease 30% in 2030 and 15% by 2025 – a little less than EU Parliamentarians are aiming for. Yet, a sales […]

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18.12.2018 - 17:40

Opel turning base into ‘Electric City’ Rüsselsheim

The city of Rüsselsheim, Opel and the RheinMain University are driving the extension of charging infrastructure. Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics, the installation of around 1,300 charging stations across Opel’s hometown will commence in the coming months.

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18.12.2018 - 17:55

Semi-solid battery start-up 24M raises $22M

It has been quiet around the A123 spin-off 24M that had promised to deliver cheaper, semi-solid batteries by doing away with inactive materials in the electrodes. Now the company has received a 22 million dollar funding push and will build a small commercial plant beginning next year.

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18.12.2018 - 16:56

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]

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18.12.2018 - 15:27

South Korea to boost electric vehicle industry

The South Korean government announces plans to advance e-mobility both at home and abroad. Local EV subsidies are to help bring the number of electric vehicles in Korea to 430,000 BEVs and 65,000 FCEVs by 2022. Also exports are to multiply that year with manufacturers receiving support.

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18.12.2018 - 15:31

Switzerland unites behind ‘Roadmap E-Mobility 2022’

In Switzerland, the entire government and representatives of various industries have agreed to work towards a 15 percent marketshare of electric vehicles by 2022. To get there, the ‘Roadmap for Electric Mobility 2022’ includes measures for advancing infrastructure or information campaigns.

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18.12.2018 - 14:06

Lightyear solar electric car headed for leasing market

The ‘electric car that charges itself’ thus was the slogan Lightyear entered the EV stage with in 2017. The spin-off from the TU Eindhoven’s solar team has been working on their solar EV ever since and has now found a partner in LeasePlan that will help bring the ‘Pioneer Edition’ to consumers by 2020.

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17.12.2018 - 16:04

Vespa-infused electric unicycle made in Barcelona

A monowheel scooter sounds interesting enough but this one also uses the iconic Vespa look and has some more surprises hidden under the seat. Built by Bel y Bel in Barcelona, this electric unicycle – or uni scooter – self balances and shows some impressive performance.

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17.12.2018 - 13:47

Audi e-tron GT starring in next Avenger movie

The Audi e-tron GT, recently had its grand debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show, and it must have impressed somebody from Hollywood enough, to give it a real casting. And so the e-tron GT scored a role on the big screen.

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17.12.2018 - 13:40

Why Tesla was almost called Faraday

Tesla bought the rights to the company name in 2004 for 75,000 dollars from a man named Brad Siewert, who had already had it protected in 1994, Elon Musk now revealed. At first, the man did not want to sell the rights.

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17.12.2018 - 13:52

Charging network evpass finds new investor

The Swiss charging station network evpass run by Green Motion and FMV has found an new investor in energy supplier AEW Energie. Each of the three partners now owns 33 percent of the company. The fresh capital will accelerate the expansion of evpass’ charging network.

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17.12.2018 - 12:19

Norway commissions high speed hydrogen ferry

Norway is funding a hydrogen-powered high speed ferry and a short-sea freighter through their PILOT-E programme. They awarded a grant to Hyon, a joint venture between Nel, Hexagon Composites and PowerCell Sweden to realise the project together with partners.

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17.12.2018 - 11:41

Nio premiers latest electric SUV ES6 in Shanghai

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio presents its second model. The new ES6 is an electric SUV as well, but more compact and affordable than the ES8. The ES6 will be available as a five-seater or seven-seater and in different performance versions.

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17.12.2018 - 10:12

Tesla lowers prices in China in line with tariffs

A recent drop in the import tariffs for cars from the U.S. (from 40% to 15%) prompted Tesla to reduce prices for some Model S and X electric cars in China. Tesla is thus “discounting” the Model S by 105,000 yuan (approx. 13,500 euros) and the Model X with up to 65,000 yuan (around 8,300 […]

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16.12.2018 - 18:42

Rolec EV to triple production output for chargepoints

Lincolnshire based Rolec EV, a manufacturer of charging points, is aiming to increase production capacity by over 200 percent. They announced the opening of a new factory complex in order to do so and also the creation of a further 50 full-time jobs.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/16/rolec-ev-to-triple-production-output-for-chargepoints/
16.12.2018 18:42