Jun 8, 2023 - 12:53 pm
Silence kicks off production of the compact SO4
The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence has started production of its first four-wheeled electric vehicle. The two-seater Silence S04, first shown in autumn 2021, is now being manufactured in a new plant of the parent company Acciona in Barcelona.
May 23, 2023 - 02:55 pm
Ample unveils next-gen battery swap stations
US-based battery swap startup Ample has revealed its latest station design, marking the second generation of its technology. The new design enables Ample to halve the times it takes to swap a battery, and the company says, the new stations boast faster deployment times.
Apr 25, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Swobbee extends Series A financing to another €2 mn
Swobbee, a battery-swapping startup based in Berlin, has raised an extra €2 million in an extended Series A funding round. Polish fund SpeedUp Energy Innovation and Dutch Stichting Clean Future Dividend Fund are new investors.
Apr 24, 2023 - 02:20 pm
Gogoro expands to the Philippines
Gogoro continues its international expansion, adding the Philippines to its portfolio. The electric scooter manufacturer is rolling out its electric scooters and battery-swapping network there.
Jan 3, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Nio counts 10 battery swapping stations in Europe
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has now installed ten battery swapping stations in Europe, with seven more due to go into operation soon. The ten European battery-swapping stations are located in Norway, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Nov 18, 2022 - 12:11 pm
Nio delivers their first ET7 in Sweden
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio is tackling its next European market with Sweden. After the pilot market in Norway and the recent first deliveries in Germany and the Netherlands, Sweden is the fourth European market for Nio.
Nov 7, 2022 - 03:24 pm
Gogoro partners up with Zypp Electric in India
In India, Gogoro has announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with the EV-as-a-Service platform Zypp Electric. The two companies have teamed up to electrify logistics fleets and last-mile deliveries using Gogoro’s battery-swapping stations.
Oct 18, 2022 - 02:23 pm
Next.e.GO Mobile announces sales launch of the e.wave X
German electric vehicle manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile has started selling the e.wave X, the successor to the Life small electric car unveiled in May. The e.wave X can now be configured by pre-orderers at list prices starting at 24,990 euros. A cargo variant has also been announced.
Oct 10, 2022 - 07:41 pm
SAIC, CATL, Sinopec & CNPC to swap batteries in China
In China, the carmaker SAIC, the battery manufacturer CATL and the two oil companies Sinopec and China National Petroleum (CNPC) have founded a joint venture to promote EVs with replaceable batteries. SAIC wants to produce vehicles capable of battery-swapping under several brands at once.
Oct 8, 2022 - 11:56 am
Nio lanches in Europe with Berlin event
Nio held its European launch in the heart of Berlin on Friday. With its three electric car models headed for Europe, its Nio Home concept replacing car dealerships and showrooms, and its battery swapping stations and subscription models, this young company showed it is capable of disrupting the nascent European electric car market. We report […]
Sep 19, 2022 - 02:04 pm
Nio produces first battery swapping station in Hungary
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its production facility in Hungary, where battery swapping stations for Europe are manufactured. Nio announced that the first station produced there was just delivered to Germany in the last few days.
Sep 19, 2022 - 01:35 pm
CATL introduces new battery tech called MTB for HGVs
CATL has introduced a new battery technology called MTB (Module to Bracket) for heavy-duty electric trucks. The MTB technology integrates the battery module directly into the vehicle’s chassis, which, according to CATL, enables a 40 per cent increase in battery system utilisation and a ten per cent reduction in weight.
Aug 23, 2022 - 06:05 pm
Nio’s battery swapping stations support China’s grid
Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has begun testing battery swap stations that can feed power back into the grid. This comes against the backdrop of the current heat wave in China, which has already led to a number of power outages.
Aug 17, 2022 - 05:28 pm
Nio opens second battery swapping station in Norway
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its second battery-swapping station outside China. Like the first, the battery-swapping station is located in Vestby, Norway. But the first stations are soon to be built in Bergen.
Aug 1, 2022 - 12:37 pm
Nio plans to set up an affordable electric car brand
The Chinese manufacturer Nio plans the third brand for even more affordable electric cars. According to a media report, the third Nio label will cover the EV segment with a price range of 100,000 to 200,000 yuan – equivalent to about 14,500 to 29,000 euros.
Jul 28, 2022 - 12:35 pm
Nio confirms plans to release 150 kWh battery in 2022
The Chinese electric carmaker has confirmed its earlier timetables, according to which the first vehicles with the 150 kWh solid-state battery will be delivered this year. There will also be flexible upgrades for existing Nio customers via the company’s battery swap stations.
Jul 7, 2022 - 05:08 pm
Nio reveals 500kW charger and more at Power Day
At its second Power Day, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has announced that it will start installing a new 500 kW fast charging station in China and Europe this year. The company is also revealing more about its third generation battery swapping station.