26.08.2019 - 00:38

Blitz cooperation: Opel PEVs through PSA & Dongfeng

Affordable prices through economies of scale – this is what Opel wants to achieve in cooperation with PSA and Dongfeng through new platforms for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Unlike the VW Group’s MEB, the trio wants to remain flexible. Christoph M. Schwarzer takes a close look at the strategy.

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26.05.2019 - 13:50

This is a warning: AVAS for electric cars

Starting this July, newly homologated electric cars will have to make artificial noises at low speeds. That may be good news for sound designers, but the obligation to sound is unfair, our research suggests because new combustion engines are almost as quiet on the road.

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01.04.2019 - 07:12

German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment

In a concerted rebranding campaign, the three German premium vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes want to adapt their labelling to the electric mobility of the future. The brand-new designs are exclusively available to our industry service electrive so far. Happy April Fools! 

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13.11.2019 - 14:54

What’s driving the electric bus boom in Poland?

More than every third electric bus in the EU was built in Poland. The strength of the industry is based not only on the domestic manufacturer Solaris – but also on the constantly high demand domestically, as Aleksandra Fedorska reports in her analysis. The bad air in many Polish cities has meant that domestic demand […]

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02.04.2019 - 13:49

Mercedes eSprinter: cruising the arctic circle

This March, we accompanied Mercedes-Benz Vans live for their winter testing of the upcoming electric transporter in northern Sweden. The eSprinter took off from the Arctic Circle and scored well with its sophisticated thermal management system and generously packed battery.

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10.04.2019 - 17:36

Norway: How Ionity positions HPC in EV nation #1

This week, Ionity inaugurated its first high power charging corridor in Norway and invited us over to Oslo to join their COO and partners for the opening. Our editor Nora Manthey brought home some insights from the “EV Wonderland” that quickly felt just like the new normal.

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12.02.2019 - 22:53

Power electronics for making charging points

In various trade fair discussions last year, electrive.com was told that the manufacturers of charging stations were struggling with the purchase of power electronics. Is there really such a shortage? And what are the causes? Michael Nallinger has been listening in around the industry. 

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02.08.2019 - 16:14

Solid electrolyte batteries – the next big thing?!

Battery cells with a solid electrolyte promise high energy densities. Batteries in electric cars could thus become smaller and lighter – and the range could increase. Christoph M. Schwarzer spoke to experts to analyse the current situation for electrive. Whether and when all-solid-state batteries reach series production is an open question.

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06.03.2019 - 20:30

Battery cell production in Europe: a view from France

We reported on the Franco-German initiative to establish Europe’s very own battery cell production extensively. But who are the key players and their arguments in France specifically and most importantly, where could a facility best be built? An overview by our Paris correspondent Cora Werwitzke.

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