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Dec 5, 2021 - 06:02 pm

German car rental company Sixt expands in Australia

Sixt announces its expansion in Australia through a franchise with the National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA), the largest national automobile club. The cooperation will immediately give the German company a 13% market share and introduce one of the largest EV rental fleets in Australia.

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Dec 5, 2021 - 05:03 pm

SES scores exclusive supply deal for separators by ENTEK

Battery developer SES and ENTEK Membranes have announced an exclusive supply agreement for battery separator materials for SES’s recently unveiled hybrid lithium metal battery cell Apollo. The company is currently looking to scale up as it expects to supply GM and Hyundai-Kia in future.

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Dec 5, 2021 - 04:35 pm

Bollinger & EAVX join forces to develop all-electric work trucks

Bollinger Motors has announced a strategic cooperation with the major US commercial-vehicle bodywork supplier EAVX to develop electric work trucks. The deal also includes coordinating vehicle sales, after-sales, and maintenance services. For EAVX, it is the second such advance within a few months.

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Dec 5, 2021 - 03:44 pm

Mercedes-Benz eVito van gets new powertrain

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a comprehensive upgrade of the electric drivetrain (eATS) in the eVito electric van. The battery capacity increases by 70 per cent to now 60 kWh. In addition, the panel van gets a DC fast charging function ex-works.

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Dec 5, 2021 - 03:30 pm

Tesla Model 3 no longer eligible for EV rebate in Canada

The Tesla Model 3 is no longer eligible for an electric car rebate in Canada. This news follows Tesla announcing a price increase to its standard range and standard range plus models effective from late November, exceeding the iZEV program’s eligibility requirements.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 07:15 pm

Tesla hearse conversion enters real-life operations in the UK

The UK sees a fully electric hearse based on the Tesla Model S coming to the south of England. The car is driven by Southern Co-op, operator of almost 60 funeral homes in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. It is, however, not the first we hear of it.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 06:38 pm

Germany’s EDAG patents wireless EV charging technology

As part of the German LaneCharge project, their engineering partner EDAG developed a new process for inductive charging of electric cars and applied for the patent. A key point: unlike previous approaches, EDAG set the charging intelligence in the vehicle and no longer in the road.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 03:36 pm

Turkey’s Karsan counts electric bus orders in Romania

Karsan is racking up electric bus orders in Romania as they receive another order for 26 electric buses. The city of Deva expects 22 e-Jest minibuses from the Turkish manufacturer and four electric buses of type e-Atak from mid-2022. Karsan’s sales of electric buses in Romania now stand at 158 units.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 02:55 pm

Skoda Transportation & Temsa debut E’City trolley bus

Skoda Transportation Group presented its new E’City trolleybus at the CzechBus show in Prague. The all-electric bus can carry 69 passengers, 28 seated, and builds on chassis from Skoda’s Turkish partner Temsa. Their first customer is the Prague City Transport Authority (DPP).

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Nov 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm

CARB releases first $1.5Bn in e-mobility funding

After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $3.9 billion investment package for e-mobility projects this autumn, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the first tranche of $1.5 billion. The most considerable sums were earmarked for commercial electric vehicles and EV rebates.

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Nov 18, 2021 - 02:35 pm

Gogoro & Gates debut carbon fibre belt drive FLO

E-scooter and battery swapping company Gogoro and belt-drive specialist Gates have co-developed a two-wheel electric drivetrain called Flo Drive. The system based on Gates Carbon Drive will be exclusively available to vehicle makers in Gogoro’s extensive network.

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Nov 18, 2021 - 01:52 pm

NFI scores orders from Michigan and New York state

NFI’s streak in the US market continues as the Group writes its first order from the University of Michigan. The transportation department expects three large e-buses to arrive on campus shortly. There’s also news from Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) in New York state.

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Nov 18, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Solaris Charging Park to power V2G testing and renewables

Poland’s electric bus manufacturer Solaris is building a charging park on its premises in Bolechowo near Poznan and says it would become one of the most innovative of its kind in Europe when opening in 2022. The Solaris Charging Park will feature various charge systems, including bi-directional.

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Nov 18, 2021 - 12:35 pm

DRIVR launches 100 hydrogen taxis in Copenhagen

The app-based taxi service DRIVR has deployed more than 100 hydrogen cabs in Copenhagen this month. The fleet of Toyota Mirai runs against the backdrop of the Danish government’s target to ban sales of ICE cabs by 2025 and that all existing taxis must be emission-free by 2030.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 04:46 pm

London borough of Croydon grows EV charger network

Croydon, London’s southernmost borough, plans to install 60 new electric vehicle charging points before the end of the year, with 20 more expected before February 2022. Many of which are already available, the charge points will appear at 32 different sites across the district.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 02:14 pm

Renault Retail Group replaces courtesy cars with EVs

The Renault Retail Group is switching all its courtesy cars to the Renault Zoe. The move affects 143 vehicles spread across the 15 official Renault and Dacia dealerships in England and Wales the Group comprises. The new EVs join 21 Zoe E-Tech that already exist on the 164-strong courtesy car fleet.

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Nov 14, 2021 - 12:52 pm

Northvolt produces first 100% recycled NMC battery cell

Northvolt has produced its first battery cell with 100 per cent recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt as part of its Revolt recycling programme. The company is now looking to scale up its recycling facilities in Sweden to establish a facility able to recycle 125,000 tons of batteries per year.

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Nov 14, 2021 - 08:52 am

Gaussin debuts fuel cell powered H2 Racing truck

French manufacturer Gaussin has unveiled its first electric truck, the H2 Racing Truck. The fuel-cell-powered truck is to demonstrate the performance of Gaussin’s announced electric platform on long-distance missions such as the Dakar Rally in January.

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Nov 13, 2021 - 08:15 pm

ADS-TEC scores US deal over up to 200 ultra-rapid chargers

ADS-TEC Energy, a German provider of battery-based fast charging technology, will supply 20 ultra-fast charging units to Smart City Capital (SCC) in the USA. The order volume could grow significantly, with a letter of intent signed for an additional 180 charging stations in 2022.

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Nov 13, 2021 - 07:44 pm

British EO Charging expands into the US market

UK-based EO Charging has announced its expansion into North America and is looking to select the site for its North American office, set to open in early 2022. The new division will deliver EO’s complete fleet charging system throughout the Americas, as well as “additional offerings”, so the company.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/05/german-car-rental-company-sixt-expands-in-australia/
05.12.2021 18:49