Fisker receives investment from Caterpillar
It is an unlikely pairing, an electric sports carmaker coming together with a heavy machinery manufacturer. Yet, Fisker announced that it received an investment from Caterpillar. The latter want to use Fisker’s future solid-state battery technology once it materialises.
Fisker to use solid-state batteries from 2020 (video)
Fisker had been working on their comeback for some time and had got the industry talking when they first announced their EMotion would utilise solid-state batteries before later backing off, saying they’d resort to Li-ion cells by LG Chem. Now the story took another turn, this time on the executive level.
Fisker EMotion to debut at CES in Las Vegas
Fisker will take the wraps off its electric-powered luxury model at January, 9th, at CES. Ahead of the presentation, the company is showing now new teaser photos that are focussing on the so far quite unknown wing door concept of the car.
Chargemaster, Ikea, efficiency house, eMotion.
Chargemaster expands: The infrastructure provider wants to install 2,000 new charge points, half of them in London. Many will replace old chargers, while around 600 will be entirely new locations. Another 300 chargers currently controlled by Bolloré will also be transferred to Chargemaster’s own POLAR network later this year, which currently includes a total of 4,000 charging stations.
Ikea charges ahead: The Canadian branch announced that it will install two 60-amp chargers at all of its 12 locations in the country by the end of August. The stations will be free and supposedly compatible with all EVs sold in Canada. Canadian energy firm Sun Country Highway is in charge of the installation.
Europe’s biggest efficiency house opens: The building located in Frankfurt includes 24 apartments, 1,330 solar panels and electric carsharing. The EVs are powered with energy from the building’s own energy storage system. It is supposed to set new standards for energy efficient living.
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eMotion Zurich draws to a close: As part of a pilot project, 16 people and companies switched to EVs one year ago – not only driving themselves, but also renting out the car. The result: the vehicles drove a total of 100,000 kilometers and 94 percent of users were happy with the carsharing platform Sharoo.
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