EAS Batteries reveals a hybrid module for marine craft
At the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019 in Amsterdam, EAS Batteries revealed a new hybrid module tailor-made for boats and ships. Nidec also offers a special battery system for maritime use.Weiterlesen
NewMotion signs V2X agreement with Amsterdam
NewMotion has signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the EVS32 with the City of Amsterdam, and a number of other public and private companies to develop Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) technology. The partners are planning the commercial introduction of V2X technologies in projects linking electric vehicles with energy systems in the Amsterdam area.Weiterlesen
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Dutch delegation heads for Lyon in electric car caravan
For this year’s Electric Vehicle Symposium 32, the Dutch delegation will be arriving in an EV caravan, driving all the way to Lyon from Amsterdam by electric car. Departure is on 18 May, in order to be there on time for the start of the symposium on the 20th.Weiterlesen
Albert Heijn to use electric vans in Amsterdam
The Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn will supply its customers in Amsterdam with electric transporters in the future. In a first step, 25 vehicles from the existing fleet of more than 400 VW Crafters were converted by Orten to electric drives.Weiterlesen
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Amsterdam to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2030
The city of Amsterdam aims to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from town by 2030 in its new Clean Air Action Plan. The city council will debate the proposal at the end of this month, followed by a six-week deadline for public comments.Weiterlesen
Mathieu Wijnen on strictly city-driven charging infrastructure
How to secure interoperability and data sharing as a city and where is it best to set up the next charging station? This episode of our interview series features Mathieu Wijnen, project manager for the City of Amsterdam, who is tasked with increasing charging infrastructure in the city.Weiterlesen
Flying taxi model by Audi & Airbus takes maiden flight
Airbus, Audi and their subsidiary Italdesign launched a model of their flying electric car Pop.Up Next. The concept is a hybrid of a drone and a cab that popped up in 2017 for the first time. In Amsterdam the team shows a working 1:4 model.Weiterlesen
Amsterdam’s PostNL receives 15 Renault Master Z.E.
As part of the ceremony opening a new package sorting centre, PostNL has taken 15 Renault Master Z.E. into fleet operation in Amsterdam. The BEVs will be used to deliver packages to customers in urban areas in the city.Weiterlesen
EasyJet to launch first electric aeroplane by 2019
Flying from London to Amsterdam with zero emission? You may not have to wait much longer, at least if the cooperation of EasyJet and Wright Electric continues to progress at lightning speed. The British airline aims to launch an electric aircraft next year.Weiterlesen
Dutch taxi driver defies Tesla to use Superchargers freely
Free access to Tesla Superchargers is increasingly restricted as the number of Tesla electric cars increases. This is true for new owners but also commercial businesses such as chauffeur services. Now, an exception has been made, ruled by a Dutch court.Weiterlesen
Electrification of Amsterdam Pride yielding results
Just a few weeks ago, we reported on a joint initiative of EV Box, the City of Amsterdam and utility NUON for the Amsterdam Pride parade. They dressed the town’s charging station in fancy rainbow colour and promised to donate all profits made on this day to an LGBTQ* organisation. This has come out of […]Weiterlesen
Ikea to accelerate electrification in five cities
Ikea has announced an accelerated time plan for their planned switch to electrified vehicles. As things stood, in 2020 deliveries in the inner city areas of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai will be conducted in a fully electric manner.Weiterlesen
Bolt renames themselves Etergo and presents AppScoooter
The Dutch startup Bolt Mobility has renamed themselves Etergo, and presented the final version of their networked electric scooter named AppScooter. Instead of the originally promised 400 km, the range will be 240 at maximum without charging.Weiterlesen
3MW electric car battery project live at Ajax arena
The 3MW storage unit built from reused electric car batteries is among the largest such projects in Europe. Located at the back of the Ajax Amsterdam arena it the result of collaboration between Nissan, Eaton and others.Weiterlesen
Smart charging platform Greenflux secures €11 million
Dutch Greenflux closed its latest round of funding with 11 million euros. Their electric mobility infrastructure management platform found favour with investors such as the green energy company Eneco Group and the investment fund SET Ventures.Weiterlesen
Extra large 13 MW charge depot for 100 e-buses live in Amsterdam
100 electric buses can now be charged at the “world’s largest charge depot” as Heliox brings 109 fast-charging stations online, including 24 with 450 kW. The electric bendy buses come from VDL and will serve on 6 routes around Schiphol Airport 24/7.Weiterlesen
Australia’s Tritium opens European HQ in Amsterdam
Fast-charging equipment designed Down Under shall become more widely available in Europe as Tritium opens its new European office in the Dutch capital. It will serve as sales and training center but also includes testing facilities for carmakers.Weiterlesen
Daimler launches shuttle service ViaVan in Amsterdam
ViaVan, a joint venture by Mercedes-Benz Vans and the U.S. startup Via has started its on-demand shuttle service in the Dutch capital. They will use the Vito and V Class as well as the electric B Class until the arrival of the eVito. More cities are on the list.Weiterlesen
Fastned and ABB install 350 kW fast charging stations
Fastned has installed their first fast charging stations capable of 350 kW charging performance at the Dutch service station “De Watering” on the A8 near Amsterdam.Weiterlesen
Zero-emission vessels pay less fees for Port of Amsterdam
Inland navigation vessels benefit from new fee regulations concerning Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters. Since 1st of January, zero-emission ships pay 20 less than their conventional-powered equivalents.Weiterlesen
Amsterdam, Ireland, Belgrade, ChargePoint, Burlington.
13 MW charge infrastructure: Amsterdam is about to become home to the world’s largest depot charging network to be installed by Heliox. The 13 MW turnkey project is to charge 100 electric buses from Connexxion (Transdev) and the order will include installation sites at Amsterdam Airport and Amstelveen. Heliox’s opportunity chargers provide 450 and up to 600 kW from 2018, resulting in charging times of 2 to 4 minutes via pantograph.
Irish EV task force: Ireland joins the countries that wish to drive all-electric from 2030, as outlined in its ‘National Policy Framework on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure for Transport in Ireland’. A Low Emission Vehicle Taskforce is to work out how to best achieve such LEV uptake, including infrastructure measures. So far, Ireland is far behind its intended EV share with estimates for 8,000 electric cars on the roads – far from the targeted 50,000 by 2020.
60 e-buses for Belgrade? Serbia’s capital plans to deploy 60 electric buses, says a report from Belarus, where local company Belkommunmash actually hopes to win the bid as Belgrade is testing one of its electric buses. Competition comes from China but Belkommunmash bets on competitive pricing.
EV inclusive: U.S. Bank’s Voyager Network Fleet Card will now be accepted at ChargePoint’s stations across the States. ChargePoint will begin updating its locations immediately and expects the process to be completed over the summer so that corporate fleets may adopt electric cars more easily.
Utility rebate: Burlington Electric of Burlington, Vermont is the next utility to offer customers a rebate on the purchase of a new electric vehicle. The 1,200 dollar discount applies to any electric car priced 50,000 dollars or less.
Seoul, Philippines, Amsterdam, Green Motion.
Diesel ban in Seoul? Korea’s capital is pondering a plan to restrict entry to the ancient centre for old diesel cars and chartered buses. If such a ban passes, it would be easy to enforce as the old town lies within four gates and Seoul said controls would be strict. A study on traffic control has been commissioned and the city wants to expand both bus and bike lanes to fill in the transport gap.
The Philippines go green officially as its Department of Energy will donate 24 Toyota Prius government offices tomorrow. The move is aided through a grant from the government of Japan.
Zero emission delivery: Dutch Albert Heijn launched two electric trucks to supply its supermarkets in Amsterdam. Proivided by logistic partner Simon Loos, the e-trucks will charge while being loaded at distribution centres and could thus run continuously but will drive up to 6 times a day in practice.
Eco-friendly car rent: Green Motion specialises in electric and hybrid cars and opened a new outlet at Ljubljana airport in Slovenia. It is the 30th country the services launches, as a franchise in this case.
Apple, Beverly Hills, Amsterdam, GKN.
iSecret in Berlin? According to German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has secret lab for its upcoming electric car in the German capital. As many as 20 experts from the German automotive industry are said to work there to prepare the launch of the iCar in Germany in 2019 or 2020, at which point it will become part of a carsharing fleet.
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Autonomous in Beverly Hills: The Los Angeles neighbourhood decided to implement a self-driving limousine service. Thanks to the vast network of fibreglass cables, the cars can stay connected with each other as well as that part of town. Beverly Hills plans to sit down with Tesla and Google to talk about delivering the fleet – which will therefore be all-electric.
Autonomous Amsterdam: The Dutch city, too, wants to kick off a pilot project with fully self-driving cars. The EU could issue a general approval of autonomous vehicles by 2019. Meanwhile, the city will test the cars on separate roads.
eAxle for Volvo: Following the Volvo XC 90 PHEV, GKN will also deliver its eAxle system for the Volvo S90 Plug-in Hybrid. The system supports both all-electric driving, as well as all-wheel drive where the rear is powered by an electric motor and the front by a combustion engine.