Autor: Nora Manthey

Feb 21, 2021 - 04:53 pm

Faurecia to supply Renault’s future fuel cell vehicles

An unofficial fuel cell alliance is forming in France as Faurecia will supply hydrogen tanks for the new fleet of FC commercial vehicles Renault plans to launch at the end of this year. Faurecia will design and manufacture these tanks in France and is already preparing for expansion.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 03:25 pm

Electric Highway Tasmania open for fast-charging

Tasmania has made progress in charging infrastructure. The Australian states’ Premier Peter Gutwein has formally opened the Electric Highway Tasmania, a state-wide fast-charging network. It comprises twelve 50 kW chargers as well as two ultra-rapid chargers.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Singapore to install 60,000 charge points by 2030

One year after announcing to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure massively, Singapore more than doubles its claim. The government of the city-state now wants to install 60,000 charge points by 2030 and has more measures in place.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Investors favour Powersports as Taiga goes public

Electric snowmobile and watercraft maker Taiga is going public through a SPAC deal and is raising a whopping 100 million CAD in its wake. The Montréal-based company had vowed to electrify powersports back in 2015 and today joins the growing number of EV makers looking to grow big on the stock exchange.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:52 pm

Greenpeace have their eyes trained on Volkswagen

The Greenpeace vs Volkswagen saga continues as the NGO finds the Group has registered a “disproportionately high number” of new electrified cars to themselves and their dealers when compared to ICE, allegedly to avoid fines. Volkswagen reacts rather dryly.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 12:49 pm

France funds fast-charging sites with €100Mn

The French government is launching a 100-million-euro funding programme to build more charging stations for electric cars on the national road network. The scheme is for companies installing charging hubs with at least four fast-charging stations.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 12:17 pm

China’s cheapest electric car coming to Europe

The microcar called Mini EV, which GM offers in China through its partner Wuling is very popular because of its low price. Now the Mini EV is en route to Europe – as FreZe Nikrob EV via the Latvian company Dartz Motorz at a starting price of 9,999 euros.

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Feb 13, 2021 - 06:39 pm

Go4City: Fraunhofer & ELO Mobility to develop H2 buses

The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI and Berlin-based ELO Mobility have teamed up developing next-gen hydrogen-powered buses. They just launched the Go4City project with funding through the German government.

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Feb 13, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Zerro: First hydrogen ambulance with fuel cell REx

The first hydrogen ambulance will come to London later this year built by conversion specialist Ulemco. Named Zerro (short for Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations), Ulemco teams up with Lyra Electronics, Ocado and Promech Technologies for realising the fuel-cell-range-extended EV.

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Feb 13, 2021 - 05:32 pm

LEVC appoints distributor in Austria

The London Electric Vehicle Company, LEVC for short, has found its first partner in Austria as it appoints Grünzweig Automobil GmbH as exclusive distributor. The dealership is based near Vienna and will offer full sales and service support for LEVC’s product range which includes a taxi, a shuttle and a van.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 05:45 pm

VW ID.3 Pro becomes available in the UK

Volkswagen UK has opened the order books for the VW ID.3 Pro, bringing the electric hatchback’s base price to £28,670, after the £3,000 PiCG. It differs from the introductory Pro Performance version that was among the first opening of orders.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Shell to install half a million charge points by 2025

Petrochemical giant Shell has presented its strategy for achieving climate neutrality by 2050. From the perspective of e-mobility, one point stands out: Shell wants to increase the number of charging points for electric vehicles from 60,000 to 500,000 by 2025.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Amazon-backed Rivian looking for EV plant in Europe

The US electric car startup Rivian, supported by Amazon and Ford, is looking for European locations for a new plant. Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary are among the countries under discussion, sources close to the matter said.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 11:49 am

GREEN Act: US Democrats to push EV sales cap + E-BIKE Act

The Biden administration is looking to increase the upper limit for the number of subsidised electric vehicles per manufacturer. The bill called the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act, would benefit manufacturers such as Tesla and GM.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 07:13 pm

Audi e-tron GT: More than a Taycan clone

As Audi just launched the new etron GT line, our author and previous Porsche tester Sebastian Schaal finds the top-of-the-line GT more than “just” a Taycan clone. Instead, Audi tweaks the Porsche technology to arrive at a true electric Gran Turismo feel.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 05:14 pm

Solaris fuel cell buses en route to Austria

Austria’s Postbus Ag has ordered 40 hydrogen buses from Poland’s Solaris. The framework agreement specifies delivery between 2021 and 2023 and is part of a larger contract which also includes conventionally-powered buses.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 03:43 pm

AMTE Power looks for AIM listing and battery production

AMTE Power announces its listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange and expects trading to begin in March. AMTE Power is a UK developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells for speciality markets and among those looking to build capacity in Britain.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 02:19 pm

Onto expands EV subscription fleet once more

British EV subscription service Onto continues on building the fleet as the company adds Hyundai electric cars to the fleet. They join a base of electric vehicles from PSA but also Tesla, BMW and Jaguar.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Mobile charger by Nimble Energy comes on-demand

Nimble Energy has come up with a mobile charging solution for electric cars. The Czech startup, specialised in energy storage and charging stations, is building an on-demand service called Nimbee for drivers seeking to charge on the go.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 05:22 pm

Nissan & Repsol team up on fast-charging Spain

Nissan and Spain’s petrochemical company Repsol have made a deal to, as they say, “promote electric mobility in Spain”. To start with, Repsol will install 15 fast-charging stations at their pitstops and offer discounts for Nissan EV drivers.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 02:44 pm

Karsan delivers electric minibuses to Romania

Turkish manufacturer Karsan has delivered a further ten electric minibuses to the Romanian city of Suceava, which now has 15 Jest Electric buses from Karsan in operation. Karsan had won a tender by the city for the new electric minibuses last year with an open option.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 01:52 pm

UK: Allstar launch EV charging payment card for fleets

Allstar Business Solutions, a provider of fuel cards in the UK, has agreed on a new partnership with Gronn Kontakt, an EV charging company owned by Statkraft. The deal means that Allstar has added a further 110 charge points to the network and coincides with the launch of a new EV charge payment card.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/21/bmw-to-double-plug-in-vehicle-production-at-dingolfing-plant/
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