Tag: Austria

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 2, 2022 - 03:57 pm

KTM and H2X to develop chassis for light duty EVs

Australian fuel cell vehicle developer H2X collaborates with KTM Technologies, part of Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM, to develop a lightweight, low-cost vehicle chassis. The “origami chassis” will form the basis for a range of light trucks, vans and pickup trucks.

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May 2, 2022 - 01:45 pm

Fisker to triple production of the ‘Ocean’

Fisker is aiming to triple production of its Ocean all-electric SUV model from 2024 through contract manufacturer Magna. This is to be prepared for the expected increase in demand as soon as the first examples are on the road.

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Apr 21, 2022 - 03:34 pm

OpMoSi project to research battery cell density

An Austrian consortium is researching significant improvements to lithium-ion batteries as part of the “OpMoSi” project. The aim of the project is to increase the energy density of cells by 20 to 30 per cent at 1,000 charges.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 02:27 pm

Vienna to stop buying combustion vehicles from 2025

The City of Vienna will no longer procure any new petrol or diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet from 2025 at the latest. Possible exceptions apply to certain special vehicles for which no CO2-free alternatives are available by then.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 03:55 pm

Austria funds zero-emission commercial vehicles (ENIN)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) has published a new funding program for zero-emission commercial vehicles and infrastructure, ENIN for short. The budget amounts to 275 million euros until the end of 2025, with the first call for proposals set for mid-2022.

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Mar 9, 2022 - 04:05 pm

Dance expands + adds new electric two-wheelers

Berlin-based startup Dance is now rolling out its premium subscription service for e-bikes to Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris. In addition to expanding into new markets, Dance is adding another e-bike model and electric mopeds to its product range.

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Mar 7, 2022 - 05:29 pm

Solaris signs new agreement for buses in Austria

Solaris has signed another framework agreement with the Austrian transport authority, Österreichische Postbus AG. This covers battery-electric and hydrogen-electric buses that the Austrian bus operator intends to procure between 2022 and 2025.

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Mar 2, 2022 - 04:21 pm

Austrian Post stops purchasing fossil-fuelled vehicles

From now on, the Austrian Post will only purchase zero-emission vehicles. Originally, this step was to take place in 2023, but due to the progress and developments in the vehicle market, the procurement of vehicles with combustion engines is already being discontinued.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/11/17/magna-completes-the-first-ocean/
17.11.2022 16:52