Tag: Bavaria

Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm

BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant

BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 01:04 pm

BMW going for dedicated EV platform in strategic turn

BMW is changing its electric strategy and is now developing a dedicated electric car platform to utilise in the new plant in Hungary after 2025. The company also intends to start building a fully electric model in the city of Regensburg from 2022.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:21 pm

LEVC starts production of hybrid van model VN5

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of the new VN5 van model in Anstry near Coventry and has meanwhile integrated another partner in Germany into its local dealer network.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 07:27 pm

Fisker announces European HQ in Munich

The electric car manufacturer Fisker will set up its European headquarters in Munich. The choice of location for the European headquarters called “Matrix” was also made because of its proximity to Magna’s production facility in Graz.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:45 pm

BMW ramps up battery capacities in Regensburg

BMW has announced that it will further expand its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at the BMW plant in Regensburg, and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 12:53 pm

MAN to focus on H2 trucks

The Volkswagen subsidiary MAN Truck & Bus intends to give greater priority to hydrogen in its electrification strategy in future, in addition to the development and manufacture of battery-powered commercial vehicles. The Munich-based company will be testing hydrogen-powered vehicle prototypes as early as next year.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 07:11 pm

FC Bayern players now all drive Audi e-tron

Audi has handed over 19 e-tron electric cars to FC Bayern players. As the club’s official mobility partner, Audi has also already installed charging points for the electric fleet at the Bayern training ground in Munich.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 02:55 pm

FST & Quantron develop heavy truck FC system

In Germany, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the development of a fuel cell system for trucks in the 40-ton weight class. The company is cooperating with commercial vehicle conversion company Quantron.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:35 pm

BMW is awarded millions in battery research funding

BMW has received a grant of 60 million euros from the German federal government and the state of Bavaria for battery research. BMW apparently plans to use the money to establish its own pilot battery cell production in Parsdorf near Munich.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm

Germany invests in battery research with Varta

Varta has now received funding positive decisions from the Germany federal government and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg concerning 300 million euros for projects involving battery cells. The subsidy was approved by the EU Commission in December 2019 and the decisions have now been sent to Varta.

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Jun 5, 2020 - 03:12 pm

London & Regensburg home to new electric trucks

Electric trucks are becoming a reality as two real-life trials progress in the UK and Germany. At Infineon’s Regensburg site, a purely electric truck now made it into regular operation after two weeks of successful testing. Daimler has also delivered another Fuso eCanter in London – for a special purpose.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:35 pm

VW opens their first ID. Store in Germany

Volkswagen has opened their first ID. Store in Dresden. The flexible ID. Stores are designed to give interested parties the opportunity to find out more about ID.3 and all about e-mobility at Volkswagen. But a pop-up concept is also planned.

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Mar 26, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Audi is considering battery assembly in Germany

Audi is planning an assembly plant for electric car battery packs near its plant in Ingolstadt. The cells for this are to continue to come from LG Chem. The Korean battery manufacturer also received a loan from the EIB for the expansion of the plant in Poland to what they say will be the world’s […]

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Mar 23, 2020 - 01:49 pm

Lilium closes $240M financing round for jet-like VTOL

The Bavarian electric aircraft company Lilium has closed a financing round for more than 240 million dollars. The Chinese internet giant Tencent led the round. Other previous investors including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT also participated.

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Feb 9, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Uniper aims to deploy 1,300 mobile fast-charging units

A new initiative from utility Uniper envisions a network of mobile, that is grid-independent, fast-chargers deployed throughout cluster regions. The firm revealed a few details ahead of the launch such as the stations serving as charging units where required as well as energy storage when clustered together at depots.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 12:32 pm

BMW increases electric powertrain production

BMW is increasing production capacities and the number of employees in its electric drive production competence centre in Dingolfing faster than initially planned – due to the high demand for plug-in vehicles.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 01:57 pm

BMW to convert Munich plant for i4 production this summer

BMW will be closing its main plant in Munich for six weeks this summer to convert it to producing the all-electric BMW i4. The EV is scheduled to go into series production next year, still with battery cells bought in. However, this could change in future.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Amazon orders electric delivery vehicles in Munich

Amazon has enlarged its delivery fleet of the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre with several electric delivery vans. Amazon has ordered 40 Work Box and 60 charging stations from StreetScooter, plus ten eVito from Mercedes-Benz.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Ekoenergetyka to deliver chargers to Munich

The Polish supplier Ekoenergetyka-Polska announces a new major order from Munich. The Munich public transport operator Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft has ordered 56 charging stations for a brand new bus depot.

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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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