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Aug 3, 2021 - 04:28 pm

Mercedes & GROB-WERKE intensify battery cooperation

Mercedes-Benz intensifies its cooperation with its longstanding partner GROB-WERKE GmbH, a German specialist in battery production and automation systems. This includes the assembly of both battery modules and battery packs which are to power Mercedes-EQ vehicles from 2025.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 03:01 pm

Mercedes launches branded ‘Juice Booster’

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new ‘Flexible Charging System’ designed to enable charging at various outlets and sockets using adapters. However, this Juice Booster comes from the Swiss company Juice Technology, now with Mercedes labelling.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 01:42 pm

Aarhus orders 29 Solaris e-buses

In Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, several electric buses from Solaris will be on the roads by the middle of next year. The municipal transport company AarBus has ordered 29 electric buses from the company.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 01:18 pm

Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan

Nissan is announcing plans for a second car battery factory, this time in Japan, and again with partner Envision AESC of China. AESC and Nissan will jointly operate the plant, and news agencies report first details about location and capacity with confirmation expected tomorrow.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 04:41 pm

Tesla to settle claims over battery voltage reduction

Tesla has agreed to pay 1.5 million dollars to settle a 2019-lawsuit accusing the electric carmaker of having reduced the range of some vehicles via a software update. 1,743 Model S vehicles were affected, and Elon Musk just admitted the mistake on Twitter.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 04:08 pm

Electrify America to drop CHAdeMO next year

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America appears to be dropping the CHAdeMO charging standard at its North American facilities. The decision was found buried in the company’s investment plan that will enter its third phase in 2022 but will exclude California.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 03:42 pm

SPIE UK en route to fleet decarbonisation by 2025

British energy and communications firm SPIE UK announces the first step in its fleet electrification effort. The company purchased 60 Nissan e-NV200 vans and says it aims to replace 98 per cent of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 02:18 pm

EDF launches V2G service for Nissan fleet customers in the UK

EDF is launching a new commercial charging service in the UK using vehicle-to-grid technology established through its joint venture, Dreev with Nuvve, in 2019. Nissan is on board and will offer the new V2G service exclusively to fleet customers of the Leaf and e-NV200 models.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Renault Group secures lithium deal with Vulcan Energy

Vulcan Energy announces another prominent customer for the supply of lithium extracted from thermal water in the Upper Rhine Graben. Renault is the second carmaker after the Stellantis Group banking on battery metal coming through the German-Australian company.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Nottingham adds Toyota Proace to ‘Electric Van Experience’

The new Toyota Proace Electric is joining a new city electric vehicle initiative that lets businesses test zero-emission vans before deciding on a purchase. The Electric Van Experience (EVE) funded by Highways England, in this case, sees Nottingham City Council take delivery of nine Toyota e-vans.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 04:14 pm

Onto raises €148Mn to expand EV subscription service

UK electric car subscription service Onto says it has raised 175 million dollars in a new financing round. Alfvén & Didrikson and Pollen Street Capital led the Series B funding round, with the most prominent investor being TotalEnergies. The investment follows Onto’s significant growth in recent months.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 03:38 pm

Total takes over Singapore charging network Blue Charge

France’s petrochemical company Total, which now likes to be known as TotalEnergies, has scored an e-mobility deal in Singapore. Its compatriot Bolloré will hand over what it claims to be the largest EV charging network in the city-state, Blue Charge.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 03:16 pm

Danish Clever buys another 500 Compleo charging stations

Compleo continues to build its cooperation with Denmark’s charge point operator Clever. After Compleo delivered 400 charging columns in the first half of the year, Clever now wants another 500 charging stations before the year’s end. Both companies are long-standing partners.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 03:45 pm

California funds Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell truck projects

Hyundai is bringing its XCIENT fuel cell truck to the USA for the first time through two government-funded projects in California. The incoming 32 demo trucks are based on XCIENT Fuel Cell with technical modifications with Hyundai specifying a range of 500 miles (800 km).

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Jul 27, 2021 - 03:07 pm

BMW installed 4,350 charging points to date

The BMW Group has already exceeded its 2019 target of installing around 4,100 charging points at its German locations by the end of 2021. Together with its partner Eon, around 4,350 charging points have been installed to date.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 02:13 pm

Tesla reveals details on opening Superchargers

During the Tesla earnings call last night, the company also provided details on the planned opening of the Supercharger network to third parties. Central to the idea is the Tesla app to facilitate drivers of electric cars from other manufacturers to supercharge.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 11:25 pm

Tesla reports more than $1 billion in net income in Q2

The latest Tesla earnings call reveals a tenfold increase in net income, meaning Tesla made over one billion dollars after expenses. The company also continues to produce at capacity, amid persisting global challenges and record demand for electric cars.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 10:10 pm

Asda to convert all company cars to electric by mid-2025

The British supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will convert its fleet of over 600 vehicles completely to electric cars by June 2025. The company is thus a few years ahead of the British government’s target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from 2030.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 09:54 pm

Arrival scores first e-bus deal in the US worth $2Mn

The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has chosen Arrival to replace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buses with Arrival’s battery-electric buses. For funding, ATN has been awarded a two-million-dollar grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the city of Anaheim, California.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 09:19 pm

Octopus Energy & Mer agree UK roaming deal

A new roaming agreement between EV charging experts Mer and green energy provider Octopus Energy sees British EV users signed up to Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network charge at any of Mer’s over 200 chargers in the UK.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Rivian to install Waypoint chargers at all Tennessee Parks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a new deal with EV automaker Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks. The goal is to have charging stations available at all 56 state parks, depending on the availability of electricity.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Shell Recharge coming to Waitrose stores across the UK

Petrochemical giant Shell announces plans to build hundreds of charging points for electric cars at Waitrose stores in the UK over the next few years. The British supermarket chain specifically plans to host up to 800 charging stations at up to 100 Waitrose stores across the UK by 2025.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK: Pivot Power & Wärtsilä install new Energy Superhubs

UK-based Pivot Power has announced a deal with technology company Wärtsilä to deliver two new grid-scale battery storage facilities in the West Midlands. The so-called Energy Superhubs at Coventry and Sandwell will each provide 100MW of battery storage and high power charging facilities.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 10:49 am

Nidec aims for EV joint venture with Foxconn

Foxconn and Nidec have launched talks to set up a joint venture in Taiwan next year to accelerate electric vehicle motor production as the two Apple suppliers push further into the market. Nidec wants Foxconn to help make automotive its largest business driver – only there’s some way to go.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/08/03/mercedes-grob-werke-intensify-battery-cooperation/
03.08.2021 16:11