May 4, 2023 - 01:38 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF to build development centre near Nuremberg
Wolfspeed and ZF are planning a joint research and development centre for silicon carbide power electronics in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. The development site is to complement the planned silicon carbide chip factory in Saarland – but like the factory, it is still subject to an important proviso.
Apr 21, 2023 - 10:54 am
Human Horizons introduces third EV for European markets
The Chinese carmaker Human Horizons has presented the third model of its electric car brand HiPhi at Auto Shanghai. The company also revealed more details about its launch in Europe, which it had announced at the beginning of the week.
Mar 22, 2023 - 02:34 pm
Twaice & Vispiron open battery research lab in Munich
Munich-based battery analytics company Twaice has opened the Munich Battery Lab together with R&D service provider Vispiron Systems. The new battery lab is designed to analyse battery behaviour and optimise battery development. The focus is on testing lithium-ion batteries.
Mar 15, 2023 - 12:42 pm
BMW to release six BEVs by 2025
BMW is planning at least six model launches within 24 months for the ‘New Class’ electric cars from 2025. To this end, additional plants are to be converted for the production of these electric cars. More concrete information on the platform and the first models will be available in September.
Mar 2, 2023 - 11:07 am
Daimler Buses focuses on electric city buses in Mannheim
Daimler Buses is turning its plant in Mannheim, Germany, into a centre of competence for electric city buses. From 2024, the plant will focus entirely on producing electrically powered city buses and become more involved in component production.
Feb 27, 2023 - 11:25 am
First BMW iX5 Hydrogen hit the road
BMW launched a demonstration fleet of hydrogen cars. After four years of development, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen vehicle and development project is thus entering its next phase.
Feb 24, 2023 - 09:20 am
BMW finds location for battery assembly plant in Bavaria
BMW has found and bought the plot for its battery assembly plant in Bavaria. The carmaker secured a 105-hectare area in the communities of Straßkirchen and Irlbach in Lower Bavaria, about 50 kilometres north of BMW’s largest European car plant in Dingolfing.
Feb 20, 2023 - 12:00 pm
Aschaffenburg orders H2 buses from Solaris
In Germany, the municipal utility company Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg has ordered twelve hydrogen buses from the Polish manufacturer Solaris – ten Urbino 12 hydrogen solo buses and two Urbino 18 hydrogen articulated buses . The latter two are a first for Solaris.
Feb 3, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Daimler to deliver new e-buses for VAG Nuremberg
German public transport operator VAG Nuremberg has ordered 46 eCitaro from Mercedes-Benz. The 16 electric solo buses and 30 articulated models will gradually go into service this year, turning almost half of VAG’s fleet to zero-emission.
Jan 18, 2023 - 03:49 pm
BMW is planning battery assembly plant in Bavaria
BMW is planning to build a large assembly plant for high-voltage batteries in Bavaria. The carmaker confirmed the plan in essence, but has not yet signed all the contracts. If all goes as planned, the excavators should start rolling in 2024.
Dec 5, 2022 - 04:06 pm
BayBatt opens new battery R&D laboratory
The Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth has celebrated the inauguration of its new premises. Covering an area of around 7,000 square metres, the building offers plenty of space for researching and developing batteries for mobile and stationary applications.
Nov 16, 2022 - 03:33 pm
ElectReon & Eurovia to launch charging project on German ‘Autobahn’
The Israeli company ElectReon Wireless, which specialises in inductive charging of electric vehicles, and the road construction company Eurovia are planning a joint project in Germany. In northern Bavaria, a short section of motorway is to be equipped with the inductive charging solution.
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:56 pm
Schaeffler begins downsizing combustion departments
The accelerated transformation of vehicle drives towards electromobility is leading to overcapacities at Schaeffler for products for combustion vehicles. For this reason and to reduce fixed costs, the automotive supplier is now announcing the elimination of a total of 1,300 jobs by the end of 2026.
May 10, 2022 - 11:48 am
Lucid to open first Munich store on Friday
The European launch of the Californian electric car start-up Lucid Motors announced last year is becoming concrete: on 13 May, the manufacturer will open its first location in Europe with the Lucid Studio at Odeonsplatz in Munich. The first prices for Germany are also known.
Mar 22, 2022 - 05:04 pm
Bavaria puts H2 fuel cell train through its paces
The first hydrogen train for the German state of Bavaria is taking shape: Siemens Mobility and Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB) recently signed the leasing contract for the prototype, which is a two-part hydrogen multiple unit.
Jan 12, 2022 - 01:56 pm
Munich orders 14 electric 18-metre Ebusco buses
The Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco has received a follow-up order from public transport operator Stadtwerke München in Germany. The order is for 14 electric 18-metre buses of the type Ebusco 2.2. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2023.
Oct 24, 2021 - 12:46 pm
BMW kicks off production of the i4 in Munich
The Munich-based carmaker has started production of the all-electric i4 at its main plant in Munich. This means that, in line with BMW’s approach to flexible production, vehicles with all drive variants are now running on the same assembly line.
Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm
Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022
The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.
Jul 1, 2021 - 11:44 am
Torqeedo lays foundation for new HQ
Torqeedo, a company specialising in electric boat drives, has celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new headquarters and production facilities. Like the previous buildings, the new building is being constructed in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
Jun 10, 2021 - 11:51 am
MAN to launch electric truck serial production by 2024
MAN plans to start series production of electric trucks at its main plant in Munich from 2024. With the MAN eMobility Center now open at the plant, the commercial vehicle manufacturer is laying the foundations for producing electric trucks in large industrial quantities.
May 19, 2021 - 02:53 pm
FC Bayern installs extra EV charge points at Allianz Arena
Together with its partner Audi, FC Bayern has set up 21 charging points for electric vehicles at the Allianz Arena, its home pitch in Munich. Starting this summer, the club will gradually expand the charging infrastructure further, not the least for its own players driving e-tron vehicles.
May 5, 2021 - 10:39 am
Genesis to release three all-electric cars in Europe
Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has announced details of its European debut this year. Sales will launch in Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain this summer, initially with combustion models. From the end of 2021, Genesis promises three pure electric cars are to follow.
May 4, 2021 - 04:06 pm
The Mobility House adds grid-friendly charging module
The Mobility House has a new add-on module called “grid-friendly charging” for its ChargePilot energy management system. TMH says the feature enables grid operators to intelligently control multiple charging stations and help charge point operators save money.
May 4, 2021 - 12:52 pm
BMW is preparing for small-scale FCEV production
At BMW, preparations are underway for the small series of the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5, announced last year for 2022. While the fuel cells themselves come from partner Toyota, some core components are to be manufactured in Bavaria.
Apr 30, 2021 - 11:30 am
BMW to launch battery production in Leipzig
The BMW Group is starting production of battery components at its Leipzig and Regensburg plants. On 3 May 2021, the series production of battery modules will start in Leipzig. The Regensburg plant already began painting battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April.