Autor: Nora Manthey

14.03.2018 - 20:17

GreenWay Polska to high power charge Poland

GreenWay Polska has signed an agreement with Gdańsk Transport Company to place ultra-fast charging stations with up to 350 kW along the A1 highway in Poland. The charge stops will become part of the GreenWay network starting in early 2019.

14.03.2018 - 19:42

Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue Big Oil for murder

First degree murder he cries, the former action star turned governor turned climate hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. To put his money where his mouth is he wants to file a lawsuit against petrochemical corporations in the style of past class action lawsuits against tobacco firms.

14.03.2018 - 19:15

Brussels orders 90 hybrid buses from Volvo

Volvo has received an order from the Belgian capital to deliver 90 hybrid buses, with most due to arrive this year. Brussels has recently raised the fine dust alarm and is increasingly cleaning its act through actions such as this.


14.03.2018 - 18:18

Techrules to take its turbine REx to the rails

Techrules has uncovered new uses for the turbine range extender it first applied to a hybrid hypercar. New cooperations with Chinese companies will see the TREV technology be used in transit trains, buses as well as electric vans.


14.03.2018 - 17:56

UK prolongs Plug-In Car Grant just in time

The British Government seems to have missed the end of its current plug-in subsidy, which formally runs out this month. The Department for Transport was quick to assure though that the current grant will apply throughout April and that a follow-up is imminent.

14.03.2018 - 16:08

China’s WM Motor open to go public in the USA

Chinese EV startup WM Motor says it is open to holding an initial public offering (IPO) in the States. The firm that aims to launch a comparably cheap EV bearing the label Weltmeister (German for world champion) already said last year that it had investment.

14.03.2018 - 14:03

Hydrogen Council signs 11 new members

The Hydrogen Council, founded at last year’s summit in Davos, now counts another 11 members, among them Bosch, Great Wall Motor or 3m. They join the likes of ABB, BMW or Shell who all want to foster transport fuelled by hydrogen.

14.03.2018 - 13:03

EU inks Innovation Deal for battery regulation

The EU Commission has made a deal with 8 partners to review regulations governing EV battery recycling and reuse scenarios. Among the signees is the Renault-Nissan Alliance next to ministers from both France and the Netherlands.

14.03.2018 - 12:55

Rimac to build electric motors & batteries in China

Croatian super carmaker Rimac Automobili and China’s Camel Group have agreed to start building electric motors and batteries this year. The facility in Chinese Xiangyang is to churn out 50,000 units annually with construction to cost about 128m euros.

14.03.2018 - 12:50

German Enercon opens first 350 kW HPC charger

Enercon has opened its first High Power Charger (HPC) in the town of Aurich, north Germany. The prototype station delivers 350 kW and marks the wind power company’s entry into the ultra-fast charging market with renewables.

12.03.2018 - 19:44

Tesla Supercharger rates rise suddenly in the USA

There’s been a sudden price hike at Supercharger stations across the USA. Rates doubled in some regions while in other states, tariffs increased by 20 to 40%. Tesla insists that the network “will never be a profit center” for the company.

12.03.2018 - 17:51

Australia’s Tritium opens European HQ in Amsterdam

Fast-charging equipment designed Down Under shall become more widely available in Europe as Tritium opens its new European office in the Dutch capital. It will serve as sales and training center but also includes testing facilities for carmakers.

12.03.2018 - 17:06

Ferrari’s first production hybrid model due by 2019

In mid-2019, Ferrari’s first production hybrid car will see the light of the day, says CEO Sergio Marchionne, following the very limited hybrid hypercar La Ferrari. Once the new system gets through testing it will likely power the Italians’ hybrid SUV.

11.03.2018 - 19:55

Uber Green launches with Renault Zoe in Bucharest

Ride hailing app provider Uber has launched its EV-only suite in Romania’s capital. 20 Renault Zoe have become available to book in cooperation with charging infrastructure firm ElDrive. The service is available in selected European capitals.

11.03.2018 - 19:49

Daimler launches shuttle service ViaVan in Amsterdam

ViaVan, a joint venture by Mercedes-Benz Vans and the U.S. startup Via has started its on-demand shuttle service in the Dutch capital. They will use the Vito and V Class as well as the electric B Class until the arrival of the eVito. More cities are on the list.

11.03.2018 - 18:20

Linde to close FCEV sharing BeeZero in Munich

Linde’s plan to promote fuel cell cars through a car sharing offer has failed. The company has announced that the BeeZero service in Munich will close on July, 1 this year. Users may rent the 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell until June, 30.

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