Autor: Nora Manthey

13.11.2018 - 19:43

PHEV a fossil fuel burning bridge technology

Perhaps there are times when it makes sense to do away with incentives, especially if they do not lead to the desired behaviour. This may be the case for the Plug-In Grant in Britain that has been changed to exclude PHEV recently. New data suggest, the removal was right.

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13.11.2018 - 18:33

Torqueedo to double power of electric boat motors

Electric boat motor specialist Torqeedo announces new motors for electric boats for 2019. The new drives essentially double the performance and can be integrated in a twin system then delivering up to 200 kW – twice as much as before.

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13.11.2018 - 17:37

DB Schenker demands tougher CO2 limits for trucks

The EU Parliament will vote on CO2 emission limits for trucks this Wednesday and DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes used the occasion to call for more ambitious targets. His company has set such goals itself as they look to electrify most of their fleet by 2030.

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13.11.2018 - 14:51

Tesla ends free Supercharging for Model S and X

Those buying a Tesla Model S or Model X from now, will have to pay for charging at a Supercharger. The EV maker has ended its free Supercharging credit programme for good. Owners of a Model 3 had never benefitted from it in the first place.

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13.11.2018 - 14:10

Europe to carry 30% of global battery cell production

Germany’s economy minister Peter Altmaier delivers his latest take on the European Battery Alliance (EBA) in Berlin today. While he signals strong targets and confirms funding of one billion euros, he cannot name concrete details of the planned battery cell production in Europe or Germany.

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06.11.2018 - 19:48

Jaguar-backed Arc debuts hi-tech electric motorbike

Arc Vehicle of Britain are bringing their first-born bike to the EICMA show. The Vector electric motorcycle boast 95 kW for a top speed of 241 kph at ranges of around 200 km. Add to this responsive gear and you attract mighty backers like JLR. Yet, the Vector has a very steep price.

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06.11.2018 - 17:02

European roaming project evRoaming4EU is kick-ing off

The evRoaming4EU project is an initiative to enable roaming across Europe. Rather than going large scale from the start, partners from the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Austria have come together to set an example. The German launch event now took place with just one more country to follow.

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06.11.2018 - 15:19

Daimler doubles workforce at battery factory a year early

Daimler’s battery subsidiary Accumotive say they will double the workforce at the Kamenz plant before the year’s end – a year ahed of schedule. 1,000 employees will then assemble battery packs for the upcoming Mercedes EQC, while Daimler is also setting up a second battery factory at the moment.

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06.11.2018 - 14:33

VW to gear up Emden factory for electric car production

Volkswagen is thinking to transform their Emden plant in Germany into an electric vehicle only factory. The next board meeting will decide about the next decade’s investments and large scale electrification is on top of the agenda. The option to build a battery cell factory there as well is on the table too.

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05.11.2018 - 18:31

All-weather autonomous electric shuttle

Ryohin Keikaku of Japan designed a mini electric bus called the Gacha Shuttle Bus. It is said to ride through any weather and autonomously so and shall go into operation for the first time in Finland in 2020.

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05.11.2018 - 18:17

This breathtaking BMW slogan will leave you speechless

BMW is not the usual carmaker given they have made an earnest effort to deliver, well one so far, electric car as early as 2013. While they are also gearing up to deliver more PEVs in future, they have not yet let go of their gas guzzling past as this truly unfortunate slogan shows.

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05.11.2018 - 17:56

DriveNow expands into 5 more London boroughs

BMW’s car sharing service DriveNow will become bigger in Britain. Their London fleet will soon include five more districts. 410 new BMW and Mini cars are expected to join the fleet this coming January, including 80 more BMW i3 electric cars.

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05.11.2018 - 15:25

Lime to kick-off electric car sharing service in Seattle

Light electric vehicle sharing company Lime is looking at the heavier end of the market, media reports suggest. The U.S. start-up wants to add small electric cars to their rental line-up of pedelecs and electric scooters and a pilot project is planned already.

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05.11.2018 - 14:49

BYD presents mobile charging station for electric buses

China’s leading bus maker BYD and their British partner Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) presented a new version of their Enviro200EV electric bus at the Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham. The 10 metre electric vehicle features an extra space big enough to fit a wheelchair but also a mobile charging station.

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05.11.2018 - 13:48

New Audi e-tron RSQ electric car is one of a kind

Audi has a new electric sports car. It does build on their upcoming e-tron but the RSQ model packs some extra special features that makes it one of a kind. Yet, do not get your hopes up too high to see it soon – the Audi RSQ is a virtual vehicle.

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31.10.2018 - 19:23

JAC Motors orders 4 GWh of batteries

JAC Motors of China is building on its existing partnership with Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy. They want the latter to deliver batteries for electric vehicles in bulk by 2019, no less than 4 GWh to be exact. And they have sales ideas as well.

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31.10.2018 - 18:12

CATL & Panasonic profits drop due to investments

Competing for the top of the battery value chain comes at a cost as the latest earnings of both CATL and Panasonic show. While China’s cell making powerhouse reports a plus 60% in revenue, their profit fell. Panasonic paints a similar picture and in both cases, investments are weighing heavy – for now.

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31.10.2018 - 16:35

France: Carmakers agree to supplement eMobility

The French government and major carmakers have agreed to subsidise the switch from fossil fuel powered cars to electric vehicles. The manufacturers will thus supplement France’s scrappage scheme so that it can be raised and extended in 2019.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/31/france-carmakers-agree-to-supplement-emobility/
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