17.11.2022 - 12:07

First drive MG4 Electric

We took the MG4 Electric for a ride around Munich on a day much too warm for November, with 17 degrees. The MG platform is inspired by Volkswagen’s modular electric vehicle (MEB) architecture known from the ID.3 but is significantly cheaper. So how technically solid is this potential bang for the buck?

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08.10.2022 - 11:56

Nio lanches in Europe with Berlin event

Nio held its European launch in the heart of Berlin on Friday. With its three electric car models headed for Europe, its Nio Home concept replacing car dealerships and showrooms, and its battery swapping stations and subscription models, this young company showed it is capable of disrupting the nascent European electric car market. We report […]

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11.09.2022 - 12:11

VW ID. Buzz: First drive in Volkswagen’s electric Bulli

When still in office, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess described the ID. Buzz as one of the most exciting vehicles launching this year. Our first drive of VW’s electric van shows that the carmaker has indeed succeeded in creating a great electric car that goes down very well with passers-by. If only it weren’t for the […]

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02.08.2022 - 11:58

MG ZS EV review: It’s truly long range and a bargain

440 km of range for less than €30,000 after subsidies – that’s the MG ZS EV Long Range in a nutshell. The same applies in the UK: 273 miles in WLTP for less than 30k. No Volkswagen or any other European manufacturer has such a car in its portfolio but MG. Yet does it deliver […]

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13.10.2022 - 15:19

Daimler Truck calls to accelerate ZEV transition

Daimler Buses rejects Euro-7 for city buses and will invest straight into zero-emission technology, according to CEO Till Oberwörder. We report from the Daimler Truck’s panel in Brussels that perfectly reflected the push and pull between the industry, clients, and the EU.

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04.10.2022 - 15:29

Analysis: Electric trucks dominate market by 2035

A new report by Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) attests to a bright future for zero-emission trucks. BEVs are forecasted to outperform internal combustion engine technology within the decade. Worldwide, PwC analysts expect zero-emission models to essentially replace conventional trucks within the next 15 years – given that infrastructure is catching up.

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22.09.2022 - 18:14

Urbino 18 Hydrogen: Solaris expands on H2 buses

Hamburg first trialled zero-emission Solaris buses eight years ago with the Urbino Electric and Urbino Hydrogen models. Solaris, a Polish company that is part of the Spanish CAF Group, has also been offering solo fuel cell buses since 2019 and sold around 100 buses so far. Now Solaris expands on the theme with an articulated […]

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25.11.2022 - 14:35

Solaris reveals huge Charging Park ready for V2G

Solaris gives us an insight into its factory in Bolechowo near Poznan, where Poland’s leading e-bus maker recently inaugurated a bus charging park. Solaris equipped the massive charging hub with systems from three manufacturers that support bidirectional charging – a first in Poland.

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29.03.2022 - 15:11

H2 Mobility to increase hydrogen refuelling network

In Germany, the government-funded hydrogen filling station operator H2 Mobility has received an investment of 110 million euros to enable its next phase of growth. The primary investor is the French finance company Hy24. The expansion goals are accompanied by a focus on hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles of all sizes.

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18.04.2022 - 14:34

All Solid-State Battery: Could Nissan make it first?

When Nissan announced it was prototyping all solid-state batteries, the news held an ambitious timeline to start pilot producing ASSBs in 2024 and power a series EV in 2028. In a follow-up call, Nissan detailed the basics of their technology, while claiming breakthroughs that build on an advantage indeed fewer carmakers have.

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15.03.2022 - 12:50

Electric car battery in winter: Heating, please!

Most electric car drivers notice it every winter: Performance at the fast-charging stations drops with the temperatures. Christoph M. Schwarzer and analysts from P3 Automotive have compiled a detailed report to see how cold affects battery cells and what this sensitivity means.

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01.03.2022 - 12:42

Market analysis: Electric buses keep booming in Europe

The electric bus boom in Europe continues, as the registration figures in 2021 show. After 2,210 electric buses in 2020, a further 3,282 electric buses (in each case excluding trolleybuses) were newly registered in 2021, with manufacturers competing for market shares. So who is leading the charge?

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02.11.2021 - 16:15

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 […]

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29.06.2022 - 06:43

EU Council confirms ICE ban for cars and vans by 2035

Late last night in Luxembourg, the European Council of Environmental Ministers agreed to raise the targets for reducing CO2 emissions for new cars and new vans by 2030 to 55% instead 50% for cars and 50% for vans. The Council also stood firm on the ICE ban in 2035 – but left a back door […]

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01.06.2022 - 17:59

Agora takes a look at India’s decarbonization efforts

A discussion regarding the direction and efforts of India’s decarbonization efforts took place at an online event with Agora researcher Vanchhit Johri, Amit Bhatt from the ICCT, and Christian Hochfeld from the Berlin-based think tank Agora Verkehrswende, which advocates for the electrification of transport.

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26.08.2022 - 16:01

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft – what for and when?

With increasing fuel prices and climate change, the aviation industry is having to look at life after fossil fuels but is facing a particularly tough challenge – passenger aircraft needs to be light and very safe, and what about longer distances? We asked aviation insiders where hydrogen fits in.

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