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Jan 27, 2020 - 10:43 pm

Bird confirms take-over of rival Circ

The US-American e-scooter sharing Bird has taken over German competitor Circ tonight. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed, yet it is likely Bird hopes to close the gap with Uber-financed Lime, especially in Europe.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Controversy around Ionity’s new pricing continues

Everything was to be so simple – one price for everyone, charged per kWh at all stations with Ionity’s high power charging network. Only it wasn’t that simple, as so-called mobility service operators got exclusive deals and charge differently – to much dismay and a competitor’s delight.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 10:26 pm

Channel Island Jersey installs first e-car club EVie

The British Channel Island Jersey now has its first electric car-sharing up and running. The service called EVie is starting with four vehicles and hopes to have 20 operating by the end of the year, expanding to 40 by the end of 2021.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Audi to launch Q5 & A8 PHEVs in the USA

Audi is bringing two plug-in hybrid models to the US market, the Q5 SUV and A8 flagship in the coming months. The carmaker says they come “at a competitive price point,” the Q5 plug-in hybrid especially.

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Jan 19, 2020 - 06:53 pm

New Jersey installs plug-in vehicle rebates

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill to promote electric vehicles. The state calls for two million plug-in cars by 2035 and offers consumers rebates of up to $5,000. The ‘Light Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program’ will run for ten years.

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Jan 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

Audi to install 4,500 charge points at its plants

Audi wants to invest around 100 million euros in charging infrastructure to install at its own sites and is planning more than 4,500 charging points, most of which will also be publicly accessible. The majority will stand at Audi’s German plants with some at other locations as well.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 05:56 pm

UK funds wireless charging trial for electric cabs

The British government announces an investment of 3.4 million pounds for tests on wireless charging of electric taxis. Specifically, ten e-taxis from Nissan and LEVC are to be equipped with appropriate hardware and inductively charged in Nottingham for six months.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen wants to buy 20 per cent of the Chinese electric car battery manufacturer Guoxuan High-Tech. There had already been rumours to this effect in August. According to the Reuters news agency, most of the details of the deal have already been finalised.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 03:09 pm

Ford gears up for hybrid vehicle production in Spain

Ford is investing 42 million euros in its production plant in Valencia, Spain. Over half of the money will finance the two battery assembly lines for power packs designated for the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models in future.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Tesla China wanting designer to create new electric car

Recently Elon Musk announced that Tesla wants to create a design and development centre in China to create a select model there for worldwide distribution. A sketch Tesla published as part of a job posting for said centre now shows what this model could look like.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 01:57 pm

BMW to convert Munich plant for i4 production this summer

BMW will be closing its main plant in Munich for six weeks this summer to convert it to producing the all-electric BMW i4. The EV is scheduled to go into series production next year, still with battery cells bought in. However, this could change in future.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 05:44 pm

Ionity launches new pricing structure based on kWh

High power charging provider Ionity, the JV between BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche has announced a new pricing structure across its European network. Based on kilowatt-hours rather than a base fee, the system is simple but has its details.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 05:24 pm

Safra fuel cell buses coming to Auxerre

The city of Auxerre has commissioned the French manufacturer Safra to deliver five fuel cell buses by the end of this year. To be precise, these are hybrid buses that combine a 30-kW Symbio fuel cell system with a 30-kilo hydrogen tank and a 132-kWh battery pack.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 04:12 pm

Torqeedo powers SeaRobotics’ new hybrid research boat

Maritime electric drive specialist Torqeedo is powering a new hybrid research boat by US company SeaRobotics. The autonomous surface vessels (ASV) is designed for long-range hydrography and subsea mapping missions. Also, Torqeedo appointed a new VP for sales in the EMEA region.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 03:24 pm

Honda & Moixa launch their first V2G project in London

Honda and Moixa have teamed up to launch the first fruit of their pan-European cooperation. Smart chargers with vehicle-to-grid technology have been installed in London’s borough Islington and foretell a future of bi-directional charging via CCS.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 07:44 pm

UK: EV Energy Taskforce launches final report

Britain’s EV Energy Taskforce launched their final report in central London today. It includes 21 proposals on which 350 actors from industry, academia and politics agreed upon. However, it may prove a toothless yet bold talking tiger when it comes to regulation, for now.

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Jan 12, 2020 - 09:00 pm

EIB funding for electric buses in Spain

The European Investment Bank is providing 27.5 million euros to finance the introduction of cleaner buses in Spain. Specifically, it will support the modernisation of Grupo Ruiz’s bus fleet through the purchase of 32 electric and 141 natural gas buses for public transport.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 07:48 pm

City Taxis plans to go fully electric in Sheffield

The UK-based taxi operator City Taxis announced plans to roll out 1,500 new vehicles and become one of the first firms in Europe to go fully electric. They plan to make the shift to electric cars by 2025 with cars from Nissan in Sheffield.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Automobili Pininfarina expands sales to Japan

Luxury EV maker Automobili Pininfarina is expanding its global dealer network with the Sky Group in Japan. At the launch event in Tokyo, the company specifically stressed the importance of the Japanese market, but also of Asian markets in general for sales of its upcoming electric hypercar.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/27/breaking-bird-confirms-take-over-of-rival-circ/
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