Tag: Brazil

Mar 17, 2021 - 05:56 pm

BYD presents first electric bendy bus made in Brazil

BYD has unveiled its first electric articulated bus produced in Brazil. By October of this year, the manufacturer, together with partner Marcopolo, plans to deliver twelve units for use on Brazil’s first all-electric bus corridor in São José dos Campos.

Jan 25, 2021 - 12:33 am

Brazilian brewery Ambev orders another 1,000 EVs

The Brazilian brewery Ambev has now ordered another 1,000 electric vehicles from the Brazilian manufacturers FNM and Agrale and its associated start-up FNM. The new vehicles will add to the brewery’s growing fleet of electric vehicles.

Nov 2, 2020 - 02:15 am

Brazilian FNM trucks reborn with Octillion batteries

Brazil’s Fábrica Nacional de Motores (FNM) has been reborn with electric trucks powered by batteries from Northern California’s Octillion Power Systems. The collaboration will produce Class 6 and Class 8 trucks as well as buses and tractors.



Sep 1, 2020 - 05:57 pm

BYD opens electric bus battery factory in Brazil

BYD has now started operations at its battery factory in Brazil. The factory is the third factory in the country belonging to the Chinese electric vehicle giant, though this will be their first battery factory and will produce lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries primarily for electric buses.

Jul 23, 2020 - 05:31 pm

Oxis & Texas Aircraft working on electric aeroplane in Brazil

Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has announced the development of an electric aircraft equipped with Oxis cells for training flights together with Texas Aircraft Manufacturing. For the British company, this is their second cooperation in the aviation sector.

May 17, 2020 - 05:09 pm

BYD to supply fleet of articulated e-buses to Brazil

BYD will supply 12 all-electric articulated buses to the new Green Line Project corridor, the main urban mobility project in the city of São José dos Campos, in Brazil’s São Paulo state. All the buses will be delivered in the next 18 months.

Apr 7, 2020 - 03:54 pm

ZEBRA to bring electric buses to South America

The ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator) project, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and C40 Cities, is dedicated to accelerating the rollout of electric buses in Latin America. Phase one focuses on four cities.

Jan 21, 2020 - 04:54 pm

EV charging infrastructure roll-out in Brazil

Brazil’s EV charging infrastructure is moving ahead with both public and private actors. Volvo, BMW and Portugal-based energy firm EDP are among them, along with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, ABB and Electric Mobility Brazil from Sao Paulo.

Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities

The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.

Dec 9, 2019 - 02:36 pm

Equipmake opens electric bus factory in Norfolk

The British electrification company Equipmake has officially opened a new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk, to construct vehicle chassis for their EBus. A workforce of 52 people will be working on the electric bus kit.

Dec 4, 2019 - 02:37 pm

Hyundai unveils electric strategy till 2025 & beyond

The Hyundai Motor Company has presented its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, in which the South Korean Group also sets its frameworks for electrification. By 2025, Hyundai intends to become one of the three largest EV manufacturers in the world with a multi-faceted approach.

Oct 4, 2019 - 05:10 pm

BYD delivers 9 electric garbage trucks to Brazil

BYD has delivered nine electric trucks to the Rio de Janeiro municipal cleaning company Comlurb, which will use the BYD T8 electric trucks for waste collection. This will apparently make the fleet the largest fleet of electric trucks outside of China.

Jun 12, 2019 - 04:31 pm

Oxis prepares for serial production of Li-S batteries

The lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has announced plans to build the first production plant for the manufacture of electrolyte and cathode material specifically for the mass production of lithium-sulfur cells in Port Talbot in Wales.

Feb 12, 2019 - 05:20 pm

Oxis Energy releases details re: Brazilian Li-S cell manufacture

Lithium-sulphur battery specialist Oxis Energy, which has recently announced a number of new investors, is now announcing the construction of the world’s first manufacturing facility for the mass production of Li-S cells. This is to be built in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.

Dec 13, 2018 - 08:03 pm

BYD delivers electric buses to Brazil & Hungary

Brazil’s largest city, that is Sao Paulo, has received its first electric buses from BYD. The 15 buses are part of a pilot project involving solar power, before they will take up full service in March 2019. Meanwhile, BYD has also become active in Hungary.

Aug 21, 2018 - 05:29 pm

Brazil: Brewery Ambev to run 1,600 VW electric trucks

Brazilian beer maker Ambev plans to add 1,600 electric trucks to fleets of its logistic suppliers. The first will be the VW e-Delivery that is to hit the road this year. It is the kickstart of a trial designed to find the zero emission technology serving Ambev best.

Jul 29, 2018 - 05:11 pm

BYD delivers 30 EVs to Brazil

BYD has completed their so far largest order from Brazil. The Brazilian city of São José dos Campos is leasing 30 electric vehicles from the Chinese manufacturer, which will be used by police and government.

May 23, 2018 - 04:49 pm

Oxis Energy begins cell production in Brazil

The British battery specialist OXIS Energy is in the process of opening a manufacturing facility in the Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. OCIS is aiming to produce batteries for electric buses and planes with their lithium-sulfur technology.

Mar 20, 2018 - 02:42 pm

Toyota to conquer Brazil with Flexible Fuel Hybrid

Toyota has special plans for the Brazilian market: A prototype based on the Prius, but using so-called Flexible Fuel Hybrid technology has been introduced. The Hybrid FFV can run on gasoline, as well as alternative fuel sources, such as ethanol.

Mar 13, 2018 - 01:22 pm

Nissan to offer Leaf in Latin America

Nissan will be offering the Leaf as of the coming year in Latin America as well. The EV will be released in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay and Puerto Rico in the first phase of South American rollout.

Jul 11, 2016 - 08:56 am

Milton Keynes, Chongqing Lifan Group, Scottland, Brazil, New Delhi.

Free EV parking: The English town of Milton Keynes has created 15,000 free parking spaces for electric vehicles with a Green Parking Permit. Funded by the “Go Ultra Low Cities” initiative, the spaces are only the first step in a multi-stage plan, which will includes the addition of charging hubs, residential chargers, and bus lanes access.
fleetnews.co.uk, autocar.co.uk

World’s biggest carsharing: Chinese Chongqing Lifan Group hopes to roll out the world’s largest carsharing scheme from next year, reaching a 300,000 electric car fleet by 2020. The company will use Lifan 300EV2 cars, which the manufacturer claims can be recharged in three minutes.

Scottish Borders fleet: The Scottish Borders Council used 87,000 pounds worth of government funding to purchase six electric vehicles. Two of the cars will be for social care staff and three for the council’s waste, neighbourhood services, and contracts staff.

Brazil receives bus: The Brazilian city of Curitiba has received its first Volvo electric hybrid bus as part of Volvo’s electro-mobility project in Latin America. The vehicle comes with Zone Management, which allows areas where the bus can drive 100 percent electric to be defined and for the operator to limit the bus’ maximum speed in regions with high pedestrian traffic.

New Delhi to hire fleet: The Union Transport Ministry in New Delhi has invited bids for hybrid and electric cars to be used by officials. They plan to hire at least 20 cars in each category for one year, with the possibility of extending the contract another year. Some criticise that the move may discourage taxi companies for investing in greener fleets.

Nov 23, 2015 - 06:09 am

Mercedes, Tesla, Volkswagem Guangzhou Auto, Brazil.

Mercedes goes electric: According to German Auto Bild, Mercedes is planning to launch an electric variant of its GLC by the end of 2018. The ELC will have at least two electric motors and a 400 km range. And by autumn 2020, the carmaker is said to introduce an electric version of its GLA, called the ELA.
autobild.de (ELC; in German), autobild.de (ELA; in German)

H2-Mercedes? Moreover, British magazin Autocar quotes Thomas Weber, Mercedes’ head of research and development, as saying that the carmaker will premier its GLC F-Cell at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. The car will then hit showrooms in 2018 for around 50,000 pounds and is said to have a range of 600 km.

Tesla recall: The EV maker is calling all 90,000 Model S sold worldwide back to the shop because of a possible seatbelt issue. The recall is voluntary, as there has only been one incident in Europe where the front-seat passenger seatbelt detached. There have been no reported accidents or injuries.
forbes.com, insideevs.com


VW cuts R&D budget: Amid the emission scandal, the carmaker will reduce its investments in research and development by about 1bn euros, bringing total investments for 2016 down to 12bn euros. However, it will spend some 100m euros more on the development of alternative drivetrains, including its modular electric kit.
nytimes.com (plus video with interview), greencarcongress.com

No EV facility: Guangzhou Auto (GAC) says it will not build its planned factory for electric and hybrid cars, and will instead update existing facilities by 2016. The goal is to annually produce 400,000 vehicles with fully and partly electric drivetrains. GAC will also launch a subsidiary for component production.

Brazil cuts taxes: The country recently lowered import duties for electric and fuel cell vehicles and now considers also including electric buses and small utility vehicles.

Nov 5, 2014 - 09:22 am

SK Continental, B-Class ED, ZAP Jonway & AIMA, Brazil, KIA, KTM.

SK-Continental-E-motionBye-bye EV battery: The joint venture between Germany’s Continental and South Korea’s SK Innovation, established in 2013, might come to an end. Developing batteries for EVs is just not paying off, executives say, as the market is increasing more slowly than expected. Continental doesn’t see “any economic basis in the medium-term for the business operations in our joint venture” and “existing activities and investments have already been reduced considerably,” Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of Continental’s Executive Board, stated.
bloomberg.com, continental-corporation.com

Sales kick off for B-Class ED in Germany: Pricing starts at 39,151 euros (49,186 USD), while the electric cars can be leased at a monthly rate of 399 euros (501 USD). The B-Class ED comes in three equipment lines and with an “Exclusive package” for an additional 1,309 euros (1,644 USD).
puregreencars.com, automotive-business-review.com

ZAP-AIMA deal: The Chinese-American company ZAP Jonway has signed a deal with electric motorcycle manufacturer AIMA in order to develop a new version of the Urbee, Starting in January, the new model will be sold via the 2,000 AIMA dealerships in China.

Brazil to introduce subsidies: Minister for development Mauro Borges said at the Sao Paulo International Motorshow that Brazil will introduce subsidies for manufacturers of electric and hybrid vehicles. A few weeks ago, the government had announced that it would cut import duties for hybrid vehicles only, because it feared the national grid could not support EVs (we reported).
laht.com, greencarreports.com (earlier report)

Driving the Kia Soul EV: The Telegraph is not the “biggest fan” of the EV from South Korea, saying that performance nods off at about 50 mph and that the car “shivers and shakes on anything but billiard tables.” Lastly, pricing is an issue and the Kia Soul EV costs about as much as the BMW i3 in the UK.

Riding the KTM Freeride E-SX: The electric off-road motorcycle weighs only 108 kilos and the battery last for a maximum of 45 minutes of “moderate driving,” but can be swapped easily. Moreover, range is not really an issue, as KTM hopes to set up E-Park off-road tracks, where one can easily change or charge a bike.

Found on electrive.com
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