Mar 17, 2023 - 04:00 pm
DB Schenker & Mpreis put Hyzon H2 Trucks on the road in Europe
Mpreis and DB Schenker are now using the first hydrogen-powered semi-trailer trucks from Hyzon Motors in Austria and Germany. Mpreis has received the first of 70 commercial vehicles ordered directly from Hyzon Motors, while DB Schenker is leasing an Hyzon H2 semitrailer tractor from Hylane.
Mar 15, 2023 - 01:38 pm
EMPOWER: EU project to develop both BEV & FCEV truck
Austria’s Institute of Technology, AIT, has kicked off the new EU project EMPOWER. Over the next few years, the AIT and partners will work to develop two zero-emission 40-ton trucks. And here’s the challenge, EMPOWER will look into both battery-electric and fuel-cell electric drives.
Feb 28, 2023 - 10:12 am
Fisker Ocean could launch in Europe this year
According to carmaker Fisker, its first model, the Fisker Ocean, is getting ready to hit the streets in over 20 countries before the end of the year. Homologation testing for Europe and the US is said to be completed in March. And once the regulatory approval process is finished, sales could kick off.
Jan 25, 2023 - 05:25 pm
E.ON & Contipark to install 4,000 wallboxes
In Germany and Austria, the parking operator Contipark and the energy company E.ON want to install more than 4,000 new charging points in car parks and underground garages between 2023 and 2025. The project will involve AC wall boxes with an output of up to 22 kW.
Dec 22, 2022 - 03:28 pm
BMW prepares to produce solid-state cells in Germany
BMW wants to produce solid-state battery cells in its own pilot plant in Germany based on the design of technology partner Solid Power. To this end, the Munich-based carmaker has obtained a research and development licence from the US company.
Dec 5, 2022 - 02:10 pm
BMW prepares for drive production in Steyr
BMW has launched preparations to produce the next generation of electric drive systems at its engine plant in Steyr from 2025. In concrete terms, BMW has begun to set the course in terms of personnel and organisation. Meanwhile in the USA, the plug-in hybrid SUV BMW XM is now rolling off the production line.
Dec 2, 2022 - 02:29 pm
Jeep releases the ‘1st Edition’ Avenger for €39,900
Jeep has opened orders in many European countries for its first BEV model Avenger in the fully equipped ‘1st Edition’. In Germany, the variant costs €39,900. However, the price for the base model is not yet available.
Nov 17, 2022 - 04:01 pm
Magna completes the first Ocean
Production of the Fisker Ocean has started on schedule at the contract manufacturer Magna in Graz. However, production of the electric SUV, for which Fisker has registered more than 63,000 reservations so far, is not expected to really pick up speed until next year. In addition, the configurator with the final prices is now online.
Oct 22, 2022 - 05:29 pm
Evia Aero to purchase 25 electric aircraft from Eviation
Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received a letter of intent from Germany for 25 battery-electric feeder aircraft. Evia Aero, which is developing a sustainable regional airline, intends to use Eviation’s Alice electric aircraft.
Oct 19, 2022 - 03:34 pm
BYD to bring two more BEV models to Europe
BYD wants to rapidly expand its electric car range in Europe. The electric car trio with which the Chinese manufacturer plans to launch in many European markets could be expanded to a quintet as early as next year.
Sep 23, 2022 - 02:55 pm
Kreisel Electric expands battery production for John Deere
Following John Deere’s acquisition of a majority stake in Austrian eMobility specialist Kreisel Electric, the US agricultural machinery manufacturer is investing in two additional sites with immediate effect to expand the production capacities of Kreisel batteries for electric and hybrid drive systems by more than 2 GWh.
Sep 20, 2022 - 03:32 pm
Steyr begins production of the Volta Zero
Steyr Automotive has produced the first Zero vehicle for Volta Trucks at its plant in Steyr, Austria. It is the first unit of Volta’s second prototype generation now out for product validation in a pilot fleet. The vehicles in this fleet will be loaned out to customers for an extended period of time in late […]
Aug 22, 2022 - 11:42 am
Fisker looks to expand production of the ‘Ocean’
The electric car startup Fisker has announced that it is considering increasing production at contract manufacturer Magna in Graz beyond the previously planned 50,000 units per year from 2024 due to the high level of interest in its Ocean electric SUV. In addition, Fisker is looking into producing the Ocean in the US.
Aug 18, 2022 - 03:12 pm
11 eCitaro electric buses put into operation in Austria
In Austria, Österreichische Postbus AG has put eleven new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses into operation. The eCitaro are being used by the Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) in the southern Weinviertel region of Lower Austria.
Aug 5, 2022 - 12:15 pm
e.battery systems to manufacture EV batteries in India
The Austrian battery specialist e.battery systems and the Indian company Amara Raja Batteries have started the joint development of a liquid-cooled battery for two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles in India. Production is scheduled to start in a year.
Jul 12, 2022 - 02:45 pm
Jebsen & Jessen signs on as Mellor sales partner
The English bus manufacturer Mellor has entered into a sales partnership for its battery-electric buses in Germany and Austria. The Hamburg-based company Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions will take over the sales and service of Mellor’s electric buses in both countries.
Jul 4, 2022 - 03:28 pm
Austria funds 289 electric buses
With the funding programme called Emission-free Buses and Infrastructure (EBIN), the Austrian Climate Protection Ministry is now supporting Austrian companies to convert their fleets to emission-free buses along with the necessary charging and refuelling infrastructure.
Jun 20, 2022 - 05:46 pm
BMW to build next-gen e-drive in Austria
BMW has just announced that it will also develop and produce the next generation of electric drives at its engine plant in Steyr, Upper Austria, from 2025. The plant will be converted to produce 600,000 e-drives per year.
Jun 20, 2022 - 03:41 pm
eTaxi Austria opens pilot charging test location
The eTaxi Austria project for testing automated conductive charging technology for electric taxis directly at taxi ranks is becoming concrete: Before the pilot operation starts, a project location has now been realised at the Wien Energie site at the Simmering power plant in order to implement various application scenarios in practice.
Jun 16, 2022 - 04:03 pm
John Deere & Wacker Neuson to cooperate on compact electric excavators
German construction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson and US agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. This includes a long-term, exclusive OEM supply contract for mini and compact excavators weighing less than five tonnes and also includes battery-electric excavators.