Tag: Belgium

Jun 28, 2022 - 03:23 pm

Umicore & Idemitsu Kosan join solid-state battery race

Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore and Japan’s energy company Idemitsu Kosan have agreed to develop high-performance materials for solid-state batteries jointly. Umicore will bring its expertise in cathode active materials (CAM) and banks on Idemitsu Kosan’s know-how in solid electrolytes.

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Jun 8, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Van Hool introduces new electric bus series

The Belgian manufacturer Van Hool has presented a new bus series with four different vehicle lengths (12, 13, 18 and 24 metres), which will be offered exclusively with zero-emission drive systems (battery, fuel cell and overhead line).

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May 18, 2022 - 03:48 pm

Allego EV chargers coming to pit stops across Belgium

Dutch charging infrastructure provider Allego has entered into a cooperation to install ultra-fast charging stations at 100 rest stops operated by G&V Energy Group by 2024. The partners want to realise twelve locations before the end of 2022 and see the longer-term potential for another 150 sites.

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May 17, 2022 - 03:01 pm

Volvo Trucks opens battery factory in Belgium

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has opened its first battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium. There, cells and modules from Samsung SDI are assembled into customised battery packs for the FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck series.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 11:17 am

Teenagers hack GO Sharing scooters

In Brussels, almost all GO Sharing electric were recently stolen by young people who had figured out how to circumvent the rental system. According to the Brussels Times, the thieves even offered crash courses for their method online, stole the electric scooters for joyrides and drove until the battery was empty.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 12:55 pm

De Lijn to buy up to 1,250 electric buses within 6 years

The Board of Directors at De Lijn has agreed to procure up to 1,250 electric buses to take up service in Flanders over the next six years. The new tenders include zero-emission vehicles, from midi-buses over city buses to extra-long double bendy buses and run parallel to another tender issued last year.

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Mar 3, 2022 - 12:47 pm

Flanders grants operators €22,000 to buy electric buses

In the Flemish region of Belgium, bus operators may now claim 21,700 euros a year when replacing diesel buses with zero-emission models. Flanders’ government, together with the Federation of Belgian Coach and Bus Operators (FBAA) and De Lijn, have made concrete agreements.

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Feb 15, 2022 - 03:59 pm

Tesla opens Superchargers to third-parties in Europe

After a test phase lasting several months, Tesla has made all of its Superchargers in the Netherlands accessible to electric cars from other brands. Pilot programs are also underway in Norway, France, Germany and Belgium for electric car drivers from other brands to use the Superchargers via an app.

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Feb 11, 2022 - 03:46 pm

Umicore signs recycling agreement with ACC

The materials technology and recycling group Umicore has signed an agreement with the battery cell joint venture Automotive Cells Company (ACC) of Stellantis, Total and Mercedes-Benz for battery recycling services for the needs of the ACC pilot plant in Nersac, France.

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Feb 3, 2022 - 01:40 pm

Eneco chargers coming to Albert Heijn shops

The Dutch retailer Albert Heijn joined forces with Eneco eMobility to build charging stations at its branches in Belgium and the Netherlands. Plans for this year include the installation of 120 fast-charging stations, each with two charging points before the expansion continues.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 03:40 pm

Allego to build 14 HPC sites in Flanders

Allego has been awarded 14 more HPC sites on motorways in Flanders. These 14 new sites complement two motorway sites for which Allego was already selected by the Flemish Agency for Roads and Transport in 2020.

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Jan 5, 2022 - 02:52 pm

Brussels airport to electrify company fleet

Against the backdrop of new regulations in Belgium, Brussels Airport is introducing a new mobility policy to drive electrification. From the beginning of the new year, the Brussels Airport Company will only purchase electric company cars.

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Jan 3, 2022 - 06:23 pm

Allego changes prices in some places and station types

In Europe, Allego has introduced new prices for its charging stations in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands as of 1 January 2022 – which does not always mean a price increase. Also new is a distinction between slower DC charging and HPC.

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Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 02:08 pm

TotalEnergies to add 800 charge points for Ghent

The French energy company TotalEnergies has won a tender from the city of Ghent to install 800 new charging points by 2025 and to operate them for ten years. For Total, this is already the third such order from a major Belgian city.

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Dec 6, 2021 - 03:28 pm

Belgian region of Flanders to build 49 HPC points

The government of the Belgian region of Flanders has announced an investment of 5.4 million euros in fast-charging infrastructure. A total of 49 HPC (high power charging) points with at least 150 kW are to be built along expressways and rural roads by mid-2024.

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Dec 3, 2021 - 05:06 pm

De Lijn orders 60 electric buses from Van Hool & VDL

The Flemish public transport company De Lijn has ordered 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL for delivery from the fourth quarter of next year. The order for the necessary charging infrastructure goes in equal parts to the two suppliers Spie-Ekoenergetyka and Heliox.

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Dec 3, 2021 - 12:13 pm

Toyota presents roadmap for Europe and the bZ4X

Toyota has given an outlook on its strategy in Europe. By 2030, Toyota wants to increase the share of purely electric vehicles to at least 50 per cent, and from 2035, only zero-emission cars will be allowed on sale. In addition, the first purely battery-electric Toyota model bZ4X is now celebrating its European premiere.

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Nov 24, 2021 - 01:43 pm

Van Hool reveals double decker travel coach

Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still a rare species but the Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool pushed zero-emission evolution forward with a double-decker coach with purely electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to have a range of up to 500 kilometres and has been created for the North American market.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 12:38 pm

Audi to build the Q8 e-tron in Brussels

Audi will build the Q8 e-tron at its Brussels plant from 2026. According to Belgian media, this rumour, which emerged in June, has now been officially confirmed by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann at an event to mark the production of the eight millionth vehicle at Audi Brussels.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Volvo announces plans for another European plant

Volvo Cars is planning a significant expansion of its production capacities and intends to build another plant in Europe in the medium term. Initially, production capacity at the existing European plants in Torslanda near Gothenburg and Ghent in Belgium is to increase to 1.2 million vehicles.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 02:40 pm

Daimler Trucks and Total join forces on H2 infrastructure

Truck manufacturer Daimler Truck and the energy group Total have signed an agreement to work together on the development of a hydrogen infrastructure for heavy trucks in the European Union. The two corporations will initial focus on Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 01:42 pm

Flanders to phase out ICE vehicles from 2029

A climate plan has now been drawn up by the Flemish regional government to phase out the sale of cars and vans with combustion engines in favour of electrically powered vehicles from 2029. This phase-out includes petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles.

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Oct 8, 2021 - 01:53 pm

Allego to install 120 HPC chargers at Van der Valk hotels

Allego has expanded its partnership with the Van der Valk hotel chain and will install 120 new fast chargers at more than 50 hotels in Belgium and the Netherlands from the end of this year. These will primarily be DC charging points in different power classes.

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Oct 4, 2021 - 03:29 pm

Belgian postal services to procure 1200 e-vans

The Belgian national postal operator Bpost is procuring 1,200 electric vans to be delivered by the end of 2022. According to a Flemish media report, the first 400 of the electric transporters have already been ordered, with the tender for the remaining 800 to follow at the end of this month.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/28/umicore-idemitsu-kosan-join-solid-state-battery-development/
28.06.2022 15:32