Tag: Bavaria

Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 02:56 pm

Dresden researchers to improve battery cell electrodes

Researchers at the Dresden ExcellBattMat Center at the Fraunhofer IWS want to contribute key components to the large-scale “Research Production Battery Cell” project in Münster. The research object is electrodes made of silicon or lithium layers.

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Nov 8, 2019 - 12:06 pm

The scooter parking that wasn’t

In the German Nuremberg, a sign advertising Europe’s first electric scooter parking garage was set up. Up to 12,000 electric kick scooters will be able to park and charge there, alongside a lounge for the drivers.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 06:14 pm

UPS converts 33 diesel vans to electric and hybrid

UPS is expanding its low emission fleet in Germany as part of the ZUKUNFT project funded by the government by retrofitting a further 33 diesel vehicles. 15 will be pure electric, and the remaining 18 will be plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 02:49 pm

Webasto begins battery production in Germany

The automotive supplier Webasto has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The production of battery packs for a European bus manufacturer has begun at the Schierling site in the Regensburg district – albeit with purchased cells.

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Sep 4, 2019 - 03:25 pm

Share Now doubles electric fleet in Munich

The City of Munich and the BMW Group are expanding their cooperation in the field of e-mobility. On the basis of this partnership, the car sharing provider Share Now is expanding its Munich electric fleet from 85 at present to 200 BMW i3 by the end of 2019.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 03:05 pm

Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe

Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.

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Aug 14, 2019 - 01:57 pm

Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app

Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.

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Jun 22, 2019 - 11:22 pm

Sixt to offer Tier Mobility electric kick-scooters

Customers of car rental firm Sixt will soon be able to book thousands of Tier Mobility electric kick scooters via the Sixt app. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Münster are the first cities to start with more to come.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 02:51 pm

Germany: kick-scooters now legal and set to multiply

Kick-scooters and similar LEVs are now road-legal in Germany with the official publication of the “Ordinance on the Participation of Small Electric Vehicles in Road Traffic”. Large scale rollouts are underway in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

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May 11, 2019 - 11:08 am

Evum improves the aCar and prepares for 2020 launch

Evum Motors, the spin-off of the TU Munich for the commercialization of the all-electric commercial vehicle aCar, is back with some news. In Bayerbach, Bavaria, the site is currently being prepared for series production and a workshop with a showroom is being set up in Munich.

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Mar 24, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Electric retrofit available for Mercedes-Benz Vario

The standard conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Vario into an electric truck by the Lower Bavarian special vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge, announced at the beginning of 2018, will start in Vilshofen in the second quarter of this year. The first model will be presented in Munich in April.

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Mar 18, 2019 - 03:48 pm

Bamberg launches 15 electric kick scooters for testing

Bamberg’s plan to be the first city in Germany to put electric kick scooters on the road, announced at the end of November, is becoming concrete: On the basis of a special permit, test operation for 15 Bird electric kick scooters has now been started.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 02:13 pm

BMW is stocking up staff for electrification

At their plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria, BMW is planning to increase the number of jobs in the production of electric drive components from the current 600 to up to 2,000 employees. Also, preparations are being made for the production of the iNEXT planned for 2021.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Audi agrees to assemble battery packs in Germany

It has taken some wrestling but now the Audi management and worker’s council agreed on installing a battery assembly in Ingolstadt. The site thus builds up “competence for future technologies” says the union, that before managed to convince Audi to build two new electric SUVs here.

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Dec 11, 2018 - 02:42 pm

BMW puts €200M into Munich plant to make electric i4

With investments of around 200 million euros in its Munich plant, BMW is getting ready for series production of the all-electric BMW i4. The investments will go into the building and logistics but more so the production as the i4 differs considerably from the models usually made here.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 04:48 pm

BMZ investing €120M in growing battery business

German supplier BMZ has earmarked 120 million euros to invest in the expansion of its battery factory for various electric vehicles at Karlstein. An additional production hall measuring 3,000 sqm is under construction and BMZ is also building a new logistics centre.

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Aug 12, 2018 - 01:20 pm

DLR and NASA laud e-airplane design from Munich

The German center for aerospace (DLR) has lauded the winners of the competition they organized in cooperation with NASA for design ideas regarding future flight technology. The winners were a team from the technical university in Munich.

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Jul 25, 2018 - 07:35 pm

Munich taxi centre picks up 10 Jaguar I-Pace

The Munich Taxi Centre (MTZ) has taken on ten Jaguar I-Pace for regular taxi services. The e-taxi fleet of the MTZ was also officially presented today. A fluent two-shift system for the taxis was enabled by the installation of a specialized fast-charging infrastructure.

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May 14, 2018 - 02:47 pm

Utility EnBW to equip 100 pit stops with HPC stations

EnBW, the main energy provider in Germany’s south, has forged a new partnership that will result in a high power charging network located on the home turf of BMW, Daimler and Porsche. And this time, the HPC stops won’t be limited to motorways alone.

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Apr 25, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Magnetic cement enables dynamic wireless charging

Bavaria’s startup Magment has patented a new material with the properties of cement that at the same time can create a magnetic field in order to enable both static and dynamic charging of electric vehicles. First projects are underway.

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Apr 23, 2018 - 01:19 pm

SOLID: scalable solid-state battery production

Researchers at Fraunhofer ISC have embarked on a collaborative effort to develop a low-cost method for mass production of solid-state batteries using sol-gel. Funded with 3.2 million euros, first results are due in a year with the project running until 2020.

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Mar 15, 2018 - 06:47 pm

Munich buys 40 new electric buses

The Bavarian capital has announced plans that the city is purchasing 40 electric buses for the Munich transport authority (MVG) to use in public transport. The first step will see 8 buses to create the first all-electric public transport line in the city.

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Mar 6, 2018 - 02:38 pm

BMW i Vision Dynamics will go serial as BMW i4

BMW confirms that its EV concept BMW i Vision Dynamics – first unveiled at the IAA 2017 – will go serial. The model will be produced in Munich under the name BMW i4. However, a time schedule has not yet been released.

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Jan 2, 2018 - 10:36 am

BMW to supply battery modules to StreetScooter

Battery modules of the BMW i are now also getting part of the fully electrified delivery vans made by the Deutsche Post DHL. According to the German carmaker, these modules are equivalent to those used for the BMW i3.

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Dec 21, 2017 - 04:22 pm

Allego: Four Ultra-E chargers erected in Germany

The first four fast-chargers of the EU project Ultra-E are now in operation in Kleinostheim, Germany, close to the highway A3 (exit “Aschaffenburg West”). The finalisation comes just one month after Smatrics and Allego announced the installation of these stations.

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Aug 8, 2017 - 08:10 am

Bavaria, Rolec EV, Melbourne, EMotorWerks.

32 new BMW i3 with range extender are joining the fleet of Bavaria’s public authorities. They will be distributed among the state’s construction authorities and the motorway directorate. In order to erect almost 190 new charging stations at the new fleet bases, the Bavarian state invests additional 3,8m euros. The stations shall enable visitors to charge their EVs for free while they deal with their affairs.
stmi.bayern.de (in German)

Always up-to-date charging data: UK-based Rolec EV has developed a smart technology platform that integrates real-time charge point data such as availability, costs and power consumption. The so-called UltraSMART technology platform is a further development of the company’s former independent smart charging solutions that have now been merged into an all-in-one package.
fleetnews.co.uk

H2 waste collection trucks in Melbourne: Moreland City in northern Melbourne shall see 12 hydrogen fuel cell waste collection vehicles by 2020. In order to realise this project the City Council teams up with hydrogen utility company H2U and Iveco owner CNH Industria. The 9.37m dollars project also includes the installation of Australia’s first commercial-scale H2 refuelling station.
fullyloaded.com.au

Like Airbnb, but for EVs: Charger company EMotorWerks seeks to link EV drivers with owners of home charging stations and thus tests a distributed, peer-to-peer charging marketplace in California. The start-up has launched now a beta test of its project. As reported, the San Carlos-based company works with the Share&Charge blockchain platform developed by MotionWerk.
greentechmedia.com

Sep 30, 2015 - 08:13 am

TOSA, POD Point, Bavaria, Toyota.

Ultra-fast charging come true: Pilot project TOSA that saw electric buses in Geneva being charged with 400 kW in 15 seconds at stops (we reported) has been a success. The Swiss city plans to acquire 12 electric buses destined to enter service in 2017 and run between Geneva city and the airport. The Swiss government is ready to contribute 15m francs (15.5m dollars).
avere-france.org (in French) via insideevs.com

Open access: British POD Point introduces its Open Charge solution that allows drivers to pay at EV charging points via app instead of an RFID card. However, the first 15 min of charging require nothing but plugging in. POD Points plans to install 100,000 charge points across the UK over the next decade.
evfleetworld.co.uk, fleetnews.co.uk

Bavarian police electrifies: Police in Munich, Nurnberg and Augsburg will each test the practicality of a refitted BMW i3. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann promised that if the i3 proves itself, police will purchase additional EVs in the future.
bayern.de, abendzeitung-muenchen.de (articles in German)

Tokyo Toyota carsharing to expand: Park24 and Toyota will widen their central Tokyo offer. From next month, more EV rental stations will open, while the Toyota iRoads are to be joined by the micro EV called COMS. The new trial will run until March 2016.
greencarcongress.com, acnnewswire.com

Mar 18, 2014 - 09:59 am

Bavaria, Idaho National Laboratory, Winfried Hermann, DLR.

Bavaria to install fast-chargers fast: Bavaria’s interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, announced his plan to install fast chargers at all 68 motorway service areas of the German federal state by the end of 2015. To bridge longer distances between them, additional chargers could be erected at smaller rest areas.
pnp.de (in German)

Fast-charging is not as damaging as expected, a recent study of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) concluded. Four Nissan Leafs were charged in pairs with one being charged fast (DC) and the other at Level 2 chargers. The battery capacity was then measured at at 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 and 40,000 miles and only minimal differences could be found.
simanaitissays.com via green.autoblog.com, avt.inel.gov (presentation as pdf)

Public display of affection: The German state of Baden-Württemberg is the undisputed territory of Porsche, Mercedes and Audi. At least until the state’s transport minister Winfried Hermann publicly posed with a Tesla Model S. While the green-party minister is convinced that electric cars are the way to go, local patriots were not particularly amused.
bild.de (in German with photos)

Study with EV owners: DLR, the German aeronautics and space research centre, has asked 3,111 owners of electric cars about their usage patterns and satisfaction. 84% of private users would recommend an EV to others while half of the commercial users are planning to buy another one in the near future. Most EV owners were male and went through higher education. 50% had a household net income of between 2,000 and 4,000 euros a month which contradicts the assumption that EVs are mainly for the wealthy.
dlr.de (in German)

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/14/bmw-opens-battery-competence-centre-in-munich/
14.11.2019 15:55