Van Hool reveals double decker travel coach
Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still a rare species but the Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool pushed zero-emission evolution forward with a double-decker coach with purely electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to have a range of up to 500 kilometres and has been created for the North American market.
World leaders get the e-bus at COP26 in Glasgow
While the world looks to COP26 in Glasgow to turn the tides on catastrophic climate change, we look at change happening on the ground – the decarbonisation of public transport, a field where host nation UK and specifically Scotland may actually shine. Local manufacturers are building unique electric vehicles and are increasingly banking on both […]
Austrian e-taxis pioneer charging pad system
In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project’ is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators.
ICCT study reveals electric car-sharing success factors
The ICCT, in a new briefing, looks at electric carsharing in Europe and North America and provides detailed insights into charging infrastructure needs and best practices gained from successful carsharing schemes. Crucially, EV sharing programs can reduce GHG emissions by up to 43%.
Honda e Test: Stylish city car that fits a niche
Meet the Honda e, the chic small car which the company packed full of hi-tech before bringing it to market. Last year, the electric car made a convincing first drive, considering the concept’s specifications. But what does the Honda e deliver in everyday use today?
P3 Charging Index places Mercedes in first place
After the first edition in 2019, the eMobility consultancy P3 Automotive has published a new edition of the P3 Charging Index. We are publishing it today exclusively in advance. There is a change at the top placing, but the most long-distance-suitable electric car still comes from Stuttgart.
“Actually, we are the pioneer of solid-state battery”
They are the only manufacturer of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles on an industrial scale – and yet they are hardly in the spotlight: French Bolloré subsidiary Blue Solutions developed and commercialised batteries with solid-state electrolyte years ago. Their most prominent customer is Daimler.
Hyundai releases the Ioniq 5
Hyundai has just presented the Ioniq 5, its first production model based on its E-GMP platform. While the electric SUV has impressive technical data, the angular design will probably polarise.
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.
Plug&Charge: The missing link to a breakthrough
In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable, thanks to several steps that have been taken behind the scenes. This lays the groundwork from which the automotive industry at large should now benefit. That being said, for the technology to be widely used, one main thing is still missing: a large […]