Bosch to reveal e-platform and e-shuttle at the IAA
At the IAA in September, Bosch will show how all Bosch products for electric and automated vehicles integrate. The showcase is part of development cooperation with chassis and automotive technology expert Benteler. Also on show will be the IoT Shuttle.
Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft
Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people.
Mercedes-AMG to offer all models as PHEV
Mercedes-AMG will optionally offer all future models as plug-in hybrids. This was explained by Frank Overmeyer, emissions strategist at Daimler. Mercedes-AMG currently offers a range of mild hybrid models, but will not continue on this path.
BEV charging solution powered by a fuel cell
The British company AFC Energy has demonstrated a network-independent charging solution for electric vehicles under the name CH2ARGE. A hydrogen fuel cell system provides energy to charge a connected battery that lastly delivers the charge for the electric car.
Ford to offer electrified options for every model
Ford is planning on restructuring their business in Europe, in order to improve their competitiveness as well as profitability. As part of this effort, Ford Europe has announced that beginning with the new Focus, each model series would receive an electric version in future.
Range Rover plans for a PHEV Evoque
Range Rover has introduced the second generation of the compact SUV Evoque, and simultaneously announced that variants with a 48 volt mild hybrid would be offered within twelve months of the introduction of the next-gen vehicle.
Düsseldorf company presents extendable BEV iEV X
The Düsseldorf company iEV1 GmbH has presented a single-seated mini BEV named the iEV X, which can extend itself thanks to flexible vehicle architecture. At full length, it can house two persons and luggage. Currently the company is in the middle of a crowd-funding campaign to fund production.
Will VW release an electric T7 in 2020?
In the coming year, the next generation of the VW T7 bus will be introduced. Currently, the Wolfsburgers are testing several vehicle variants under the chassis of the current generation. It may happen, that the T7 will be introduced as a BEV in the second half of 2020.
Next-gen VW Golf to get mild-hybrid system
Volkswagen is taking a gentle approach so to speak when it comes to the electrification of the next Golf as the firm presents its latest 48-Volt mild-hybrid, calling it “the first step into the world of efficient electrified models.”