Tag: BEV

Jul 8, 2020 - 02:49 pm

EU reveals strategy for energy systems and hydrogen

Today the European Commission has adopted the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategy. Among other things, the former tackles charging infrastructure and grids, while the latter focusses on long-haul and heavy-duty vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 01:16 pm

German Innovation Premium comes into force

In Germany, the Innovation Premium that spells out the doubling of the federal share of the Environmental Bonus for electric vehicles will come into force today. The amended funding guidelines for the Environmental Bonus were published in the Federal Gazette German publication for government announcements yesterday.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm

GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric

In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Audi to also launch the Q4 e-tron as a Sportback

Audi has now presented a near-production study with the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, turning the compact electric SUV into a four-door SUV coupe. Series production is already scheduled: The Q4 e-tron Sportback will to be the seventh electric Audi and should hit markets in 2021.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 06:41 pm

Gaussin scores order for 150 electric trailer movers

In France, Gaussin engineering, a company that designs, assembles and sells products and services in the transport and logistics field, has announced a firm order for 150 fully electric automotive trailer movers from its distributor Blydd.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 04:03 pm

Polish Ministry of Climate launches e-bus support schemes

The Polish Ministry of Climate Change announced a few weeks ago that it intends to promote the purchase of electric buses with two programmes with a total volume of 90 million euros. Both support programmes are to make it easier for municipalities and districts to purchase electric buses for passenger transport.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 03:13 pm

Registrations of e-cars in Sweden at about 25%

In June, the overall car market in Sweden declined by 21.3 per cent in comparison with the same month last year. At the same time, BEV and PHEV were still able to increase their market share significantly, thanks to the Swedish subsidy system.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 06:09 pm

Boschung reveals autonomous electric street sweepers

The Swiss company Boschung has announced the launch of a purely electrically driven and fully autonomous sweeper. The 2.3-tonne machine, called Urban-Sweeper S2.0, will be able to work eight hours at a stretch. Five units are already in operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Autonomous Audi A9 e-tron rumoured for 2024

At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 04:52 pm

Venturi’s Voxan off to speed record with e-motorcyle Wattman

The manufacturer Voxan Motors, which belongs to the Venturi Group, presents its electric high-speed motorcycle Wattman, built to set a new world speed record for electric two-wheelers on Bolivia’s legendary salt lake in 2021. And, the machine’s key spec is indeed impressive.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Formula E powering up for seasons to come

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant

Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm

Renault launches charging subsidiary

Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 08:02 pm

AC Cars electrifies the iconic AC Cobra Series 1

British specialist automobile manufacturer AC Cars is launching a limited edition run of zero-emission cars, the first-ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the AC Cobra Series1 Electric and only 58 reservations will be taken.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Tesla production & delivery report Q2/2020

Tesla delivered a total of 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, 2,250 more than in the first quarter of the year. From April to June a total of 82,272 Tesla vehicles were produced, which significantly fewer than in the 1st quarter due to Corona restrictions.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:55 pm

Insolvency proceedings opened for e.GO Mobile

Insolvency proceedings have now opened in Germany for the assets of the electric car manufacturer e.GO Mobile under its own administration. e.GO Mobile filed for a preliminary self-administration procedure in early April this year.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:03 pm

When the truth hurts?

A commercial made by the e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has been prohibited from broadcast on French television because of the ads depiction of a melting car. The self-regulating body responsible, the ARPP, argue that aspects of the film “discredit the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.”

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Jul 1, 2020 - 06:57 pm

NEVS presents electric robotaxi for sharing services

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has presented a mobility ecosystem for autonomous electric vehicles for sharing services, under the name PONS. At the heart of the ecosystem is the autonomous Sango electric vehicle for up to six passengers.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Ford opens orders for the Mustang Mach-E in the USA

Ford has opened the order books in the USA for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. Those with pre-orders are now invited to convert their reservations into official orders. Ford has also revised the Mustang Mach-E’s performance specifications upwards.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 01:09 pm

How do small garages in Germany cope with Teslas?

According to an article in the German trade magazine kfz-betrieb, the German Association of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) has complained to the European Commission because Tesla is denying independent garages easy and non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information and to diagnostic and programming software.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 03:48 pm

Acciona expands scooter sharing to Rome

The Spanish company Acciona has expanded its electric scooter sharing to Rome. Operations will kick off in the Italian capital with 500 vehicles. According to Acciona, it already has more than 10,000 electric scooters in sharing use in various cities.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/08/eu-reveals-strategy-for-energy-systems-and-hydrogen/
08.07.2020 14:31