Nov 8, 2022 - 05:53 pm
Vitesco presents improved hybrid motorcycle drive
At this year’s motorbike trade fair EICMA, the drive supplier Vitesco Technologies is showing the second development stage of its hybrid concept for motorbikes, which was presented last year. But there are also new Vitesco solutions for smaller two-wheelers.
Nov 23, 2021 - 05:29 pm
Vitesco brings out e-motors for two wheelers
The German automotive supplier Vitesco Technologies has just presented system solutions for 48-volt electric drives for two-wheelers for the first time at the Milan motorbike trade fair EICMA 2021. A demonstration model of a hybrid motorbike will also be on display.
Aug 25, 2021 - 12:05 pm
Opel launches Citroën Ami spin off in Germany
Opel is introducing its own offshoot of the Citroën Ami light electric vehicle. The mini and low-cost EV will come to market as Opel Rocks-e in Germany with orders starting this autumn online or through direct sales at select Opel dealers – with other markets to follow in 2022.
Aug 23, 2021 - 01:01 pm
Geely plans joint venture with Sunwoda for batteries
Geely is planning a joint venture with the Chinese company Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery. The joint venture with Sunwoda and Geely subsidiary Jirun Automobile will develop and produce battery cells, modules and packs for hybrid vehicles.
Jun 3, 2020 - 03:01 pm
Punch Powertrain & PSA form new joint venture
The PSA Group and the Belgian transmission manufacturer Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to set up a second joint venture and expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification. This will focus on transmissions for HEV and PHEVs – also for other manufacturers.
Apr 20, 2020 - 02:28 pm
Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive
Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems.
Feb 13, 2020 - 03:46 pm
European premiere for the Mustang Mach-E
Ford has now presented the Mustang Mach-E for the European public for the first time at an event. At their Europe Roadshow Ford is taking the opportunity to inform consumers about the US-American company’s path to an electrified future. Part of this plan includes installing 1,000 charging stations at European company locations over the next […]
Jan 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Seat to release hybrid Leon
Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary Seat has presented the fourth generation of the Leon, which will also be available as a mild hybrid (eTSI) and as a plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) for the first time. Production will start in January and the market launch in April.
Jan 28, 2020 - 04:46 pm
BorgWarner takes over Delphi
BorgWarner has now taken over its competitor Delphi also to retain its expertise in power electronics and thus be better equipped for the change to e-drives. In addition, the US supplier has concluded a contract with an unnamed European car manufacturer to supply its eTurbo for a passenger car.
Jan 22, 2020 - 03:51 pm
Volabo: boat market & next gen e-drives
Volabo is presenting the fourth generation of its Intelligent Stator Cage Drive (ISCAD) electric drive that can generate high power of up to 300 kW at a voltage of 48 volts. Volabo has also successfully concluded a Series A financing round for its market entry into the boat sector.
Nov 17, 2019 - 06:25 pm
Continental closes e-bike drive division
Continental will close its e-bike motor business at the end of this year, “for economic reasons” and to “invest in other growth areas,” the company says. Service for pedelec drives already delivered is to be maintained until 2022.
Oct 31, 2019 - 02:50 pm
BMW orders hybrid drives from Magna
Magna has received its most significant production order for transmission technologies in the company’s history from the BMW Group. The multi-year contract covers all front-wheel-drive dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid transmissions.
Oct 24, 2019 - 07:50 pm
Volkswagen presents Golf 8 with five hybrid versions
With the launch of the Golf 8, Volkswagen is sending its bestseller onto the road in five hybrid variants, without a single purely electric drive among them. Christoph M. Schwarzer has taken a detailed look at them all and asks if the Golf 8 will be the last of its kind.
Oct 7, 2019 - 04:54 pm
Akasol to reveal new battery systems at Busworld
At Busworld in Brussels, Akasol will be presenting three new lithium-ion battery systems for all-electric and hybrid city buses, intercity buses and coaches. A new battery system for fuel cell vehicles will also be on show.
Sep 11, 2019 - 01:48 pm
Ford is banking on hybrids at the IAA
Ford presented what it could do in electrified vehicles to date at the IAA. A pure electric car is still missing, as only hybrids and plug-in hybrids are on show in Frankfurt. The sales targets are also notably high.
Jul 30, 2019 - 03:23 pm
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.
Apr 8, 2019 - 01:42 pm
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.
Mar 14, 2019 - 01:34 pm
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.
Jan 17, 2019 - 05:08 pm
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.
Jan 11, 2019 - 04:14 pm
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.
Nov 24, 2018 - 08:25 pm
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.
Aug 14, 2018 - 06:01 pm
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.
Jul 9, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Honda launching world’s first series hybrid scooter
Honda is expanding their scooter range with a motorcycle hybrid system that will come to live inside the PCX HYBRID. The company says it will be the world’s first mass-produced hybrid scooter once it kicks off this September in Japan.
Jun 14, 2018 - 01:05 pm
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.
May 2, 2018 - 01:10 pm
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.”