First Hyundai Kona Electric delivered from European plants
Hyundai has delivered the first examples of the Kona Electric from European production to customers. The more powerful of the two Kona Electric versions is produced at the Hyundai plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.Weiterlesen
Škoda Auto’s BeRider e-scooters return to Prague
This month, the green-painted electric scooters from the BeRider sharing initially launched through Škoda Auto’s DigiLab will return to the centre of Prague and in much greater numbers. This follows the completion of a successful pilot project exploring the potential for the service in the Czech capital.Weiterlesen
GreenGo electric car-sharing expands to Prague
The Hungarian provider GreenGo is starting an electric car-sharing service in Prague. The fleet will initially comprise of 100 VW e-Up and is to be doubled within three months. GreenGo is also active in Budapest, where the fleet was expanded last year from 45 to 300 electric cars.Weiterlesen
WeShare is expanding across Europe
WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.Weiterlesen
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Škoda’s Superb iV now available to order in UK
Škoda’s first albeit semi-electric vehicle is up for order. The books are now open in the UK for the Superb iV, starting with a price of £31,970. The plug-in hybrid comes in one of four trim variants and is set to hit UK showrooms this month.Weiterlesen
CZ: Škoda installs fast-charging with flywheel tech
In Prague, Škoda Auto DigiLab has started the pilot of a particularly innovative fast-charging station. It uses kinetic flywheel technology made by Israel’s start-up Chakratec and provides twice as much electricity as the national grid can supply.Weiterlesen
Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe
The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Berlin: Volkswagen launches WeShare electric car-sharing
Volkswagen’s WeShare e-car sharing service was launched in Berlin today. The brand is now offering an entirely electric fleet with 1,500 e-Golf vehicles, all of which are powered by green electricity and more are to join.Weiterlesen
Skoda debuts first electrified models in Bratislava
Skoda has presented their first electrified serial models for which the Czech brand has created the new subsidiary brand iV in Bratislava, Slovakia. For now, the iV range includes a battery electric model in form of the Citigo e iV and a plug-in hybrid called Superb iV.Weiterlesen
Tesla: Model 3 leasing from $399 / Iceland + Czechia
With Tesla having launched the new Model 3 leasing scheme only about a month ago, the first changes adjust the monthly rate as well as a down payment – favourably so for those in the States. Meanwhile, new stores are to open in Europe.Weiterlesen
Skoda launches Czech e-mobility pilot project
Before series production of the all-battery electric version of the Skoda Citigo starts in the fourth quarter of this year, the manufacturer is launching a pilot project with prototypes of the VW e-Up-based electric motor: ten Citigo E-Pilots will be made available to selected customers and facilities in the Czech Republic.Weiterlesen
Skoda Electric & Proton to work on fuel cell electric buses
Proton Power Systems has signed a letter of intent with Skoda Electric a.s. in the Czech Republic, as the partners aim to jointly develop, sell and service fuel cell electric buses using Proton’s modular ‘HyRange’ systems.Weiterlesen
Skoda planning 7,000 factory charging points
As part of its electrification offensive, Skoda will set up almost 7,000 charging points in and around the three Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí by 2025, spending a total of around 32 million euros for the charging infrastructure upgrade.Weiterlesen
Škoda preparing for electric launch with €2 billion
Škoda is currently in the middle of preparing for their electric launch, which will begin this year with a plug-in hybrid version of the Superb and a fully electric Citigo. Next year, the battery electric Vision E coupé will follow.Weiterlesen
Hungary: CEZ to install fast charging stations
The Czech Energy Group (CEZ) has been tasked with setting up fast charging stations in Hungary. The expansion is part of a $44M investment, first in their home nation before coming to Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia in the next decade.Weiterlesen
Skoda working on mobility concepts with Prague
Škoda, the city of Prague and the Czech Technical University have agreed to implement concepts for sustainable urban mobility together in the Czech capital. Initiatives will include electric mobility and sharing offers using future Skoda EVs including scooters.Weiterlesen
Re.Volt to start car-sharing in Prague with mini EVs
On the 15th of June a new car-sharing offer with small EVs is going to start in Prague. The company Re.Volt will release a fleet of 2.2 m short and 1.3 m wide two-seaters, which will have a 120 km range.Weiterlesen
Electric bus takeover in Prague – tender in the making
The capital of the Czech Republic is building on its good experience with electric buses and now wants to electrify entire routes. Therefore, Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) is preparing a tender for 15 electric buses to arrive by 2021.Weiterlesen
Czech Moneta Money Bank procures 150 VW e-Golf models
The Moneta Money Bank has announced that it intends to replace all of its combustion-powered cars through electrified vehicles. Its fleet consists of hundreds of cars.Weiterlesen
Skoda’s first EV to roll off the lines in the Czech Republic
Skoda seeks to launch five all-electric models until 2025. Now the brand has decided, where it will establish the production: The first model of the all-electric quintet will be built in the Czech plant Mladá Boleslav.Weiterlesen
Canada, Scotland, Czech Republic, EWE.
Canada extends fast-charging: The Canadian government wants to raise 120m dollars to further develop the nationwide infrastructure for electric vehicles in the current year. One of the first projects is the installation of ten EV quick charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway. The initiative will cost for 335,000 dollars in the New Brunswick province and is run together with local NB Power utility.
Charging Scotland: The ScotRail Alliance announced to implement charging places with two EV charging points each at 50 train stations across the country. The infrastructure project is scheduled for September and shall be completed by November. As the train operator oversees 359 stops, every 7th will be EV ready by then.
Electrified police cars: The police of the Czech Republic started a six month trial with eleven BMW i3, some with range extender. Three of them will be on patrol in Prague and the rest in other cities.
Shop & charge: German energy provider EWE wants to install 60 EV charging stations next to Edeka supermarkets in northwest Germany. EWE thus is to double the amount of its currently 120 charging stations by the end of this year and will begin at an Edeka centre in Friedrichsfehn.
industr.com (in German)
UK, Czech Republic, Tesla, EVGo, Beijing.
EV boost in UK: The Department for Transport introduced the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, which calls for more electric cars. Charging infrastructure was identified as the main issue and may be solved by forcing motorway services to provide EV charge points and hydrogen refuelling stations. Also, EV drivers shall have easier access to information on availability of charge stops.
businessgreen.com, parliament.uk (the bill)
Charging the Czech Republic: More than a billion krona or 37m euros have been earmerked by the government in Prague to install 1,200 EV charging stations across the Czech Republic before the decade’s end. The plan is also driven by VW’s Czech brand Skoda, that will electrify by 2019.
ee-portal.eu (in German), radio.cz (in Czech)
Tesla will double the number of Superchargers in America before the Model 3 will hit the market this year. At the moment, 373 such fast-chargers stand in the States but Tesla operates 805 Supercharger stations worldwide. New customers will be charged a small fee for their use.
EVGo charges for Bolt free: The infrastructure provider EVGo has teamed up with car sharer Maven and Lyft to offer fast-charging at no cost for drivers of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Additionally, EVgo is extending its 30-minute charge time limit to an hour for Bolt EV drivers.
Beijing cabs to go all electric? 71,000 taxis run in the Chinese capital and 94 percent of them drive with gas. This is to change as the city plans to only allow electric, hybrid, or LPG vehicles to replace old cabs or to be newly registered. The plan might come to pass already this year.