New battery test centre opened by TÜV in Germany
The German technical inspection agency TÜV Rheinland has opened its Battery Test Centre in Aachen. The facility is said to be the most modern independent test centre in Europe. Not only electrical tests and durability simulations can be carried out there, but also safety tests up to the destruction of the battery.
Next.e.GO Mobile to introduce battery swapping
The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has introduced its own battery exchange solution. The first two of the stations called ‘e.Pit’ are already in operation. However, there is a big difference to other battery exchange solutions.
e.Go Life back in production
Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life small electric car in Aachen after the manufacturer started selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. By the end of the year, 500 cars are to be built – some with a new charger.
e.GO Mobile closes €30 million financing round
Aachen-based electric car start-up e.GO Mobile, which now operates under the name Next.e.GO Mobile after being acquired by a Dutch investment group, has closed a Series B financing round of more than 30 million euros to enable the start of production at its plant in Aachen.
Ekoenergetyka installs depot chargers in Aachen
The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses in the German town of Aachen. Each has a capacity of 75 kW, and another ten of these charging stations are to follow in mid-2021.
Next.e.GO Mobile ready for production in 2021
e.GO Mobile plans to start production at its main plant in Germany in early 2021 after relaunching under the name Next.e.GO Mobile. The Aachen-based electric car manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the Greek government to set up a second series production facility.
DroidDrive presents last-mile delivery EV system
The Ducktrain is a new innovation from RWTH Aachen University. The Aachen-based company DroidDrive is developing an electrically driven articulated train consisting of trailers that are to swarm out autonomously in the delivery area. A first prototype has now started testing.
e.GO Moove presents cargo Mover
The joint venture e.GO Moove presents the cargo version of the e.GO Mover, which was specially designed for delivery services and tradespeople. In addition to the electric drive, the e.GO Mover will also optionally feature a compact fuel cell range extender.
Mercedes to deliver 27 eCitaro to Aachen
Mercedes-Benz has received another major order for its eCitaro. The public transport operator Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG) ordered up to 27 electric city buses. The first seven eCitaro buses have already been handed over.
StreetScooter made in Germany
StreetScooter CEO Jörg Sommer has cut short the rumours about the company relocating its production. The German plants in Aachen and Düren are apparently not up for discussion – rather, new employees are being sought for Aachen. This is to be made possible by a cooperation with a Japanese company.
Silent Air Taxi: A new hybrid aircraft from Germany
The next project of the Aachen electric car pioneer Günther Schuh has a title: e.SAT. The company has presented the hybrid-electric small aircraft Silent Air Taxi together with the RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
e.Go Mobile starts deliveries of limited edition electric car
Electric car start-up e.GO Mobile has started deliveries of its first model e.GO Life as announced. The company handed over the so-called e.Go First Edition units to honoraries in the EV hotbed Aachen, where StreetScooter is from as well. Still, deliveries of the freely configurated models will stretch out until autumn at least.
StreetScooter brings Jörg Sommer to Aachen as CEO
The Post subsidiary StreetScooter is getting a new boss. On 1 April, Jörg Sommer, previously COO at the e-truck manufacturer Chanje, will move from California to the German city of Aachen to expand the StreetScooter management team as their new CEO.
Fuel cell range extender made in Germany
Aachen-based e.Go Mobile is progressing their product palette and team up with fuel cell specialist Proton Motor Fuel. Their joint venture called e.Go REx shall come to life before the year’s end with the purpose of developing a fuel cell range extender. First for e.Go’s upcoming mini electric bus and for other OEMs as well […]
Electric van sharing free of charge coming to Germany
UZE Mobility is yet another start-up from Aachen, the town that turned into Germany’s unofficial e-mobility capital. Unlike other start-ups though, UZE Mobility want to offer their services free of charge to users as they think they found innovative revenue streams.
e.GO Mobile opens factory in Aachen
The German startup e.GO has opened their first factory to produce their electric car e.Go Life in Aachen. Once all is set up, a target of 10,000 vehicles per year will be produced here, with deliveries scheduled to begin at the end of 2018.
Cit-Kar: four-wheeled pedelec with a roof from Berlin
Berlin-based startup Cit-Kar is working on a pedal-assist bike of the same name. It runs on four wheels and that is not the only reminiscence of the car, as the e-bike features weather shelter and heavy load capabilities. Plus, it is more than a concept.
e.Go Mobile to start serial production this May
Aachen-based startup e.Go Mobile will start to produce its compact EV e.Go Life serially from May, 15, CEO Günther Schuh revealed in an interview. The first 200 units will serve in testing and as company cars while non-employees will get their EVs from October.
Aachen, South Korea, Formula E, Tesla, Ballard Power Systems.
Aachen is fond of emobility: Following a pilot project that pushed EVs as company cars, the German city of Aachen has ordered an additional 20 electric cars. The government is covering half of the additional costs that arise, compared to if the city had bought conventional cars.
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Clearing the air: The South Korean environmental ministry wants to remove some 60,000 old diesel cars from Seoul’s streets this year, in order to cut fine dust levels. 17 other cities are said to follow suit next year. Other measures, such as the maximum number of cars allowed on roads per day, will also go into effect. Meanwhile, the country will again step up subsidiaries for EVs, as well as the installation of public charging infrastructure.
Electric change: Formula One driver Esteban Guiterrez will join the Formula E, after he lost his old seat to a new driver. It is still not clear which team he’ll join, but team Faraday Future Dragon Racing is a real possibility.
Supercharger corridor complete: Tesla has finished the 1,000-mile-long (1,600 km) Supercharger corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane, commissioning three new locations. Tesla now counts a total of eleven Supercharger locations Down Under and plans on installing another seven by the end of the year.
Milestone: Fuel cell buses from Ballard Power Systems have driven more than 10m cumulative kilometres. It has therefore become the first dedicated fuel cell company to reach the mark. Ballard already more than 80 buses in service in i.e. Germany, Norway, the UK, China, the US, Brazil and India.