Tag: EU-Quota

Aug 17, 2017 - 08:04 am

StreetScooter, EU Quota, BJEV, Chery, Nikola, FF

The post van is here: Deutsche Post DHL and Ford have officially launched the StreetScooter Work XL. Its base is the Ford Transit equipped with a custom-made electric drive and chassis so that the post also likes to call it their own personal ‘e-van’. Being essentially bigger than even the latest StreetScooter Work L, it features a modular battery system delivering 30 kWh to 90 kWh for a range of between 80 km and 200 km. A pre-series of 150 pieces is to see the light of the day before the year’s end, followed by another 2,500 units in 2018. While the e-vans will first be utilised by DHL, the firm said it may sell to third parties and also showed approval of partner Ford, with who it may cooperate further in the future. On top, a second StreetScooter facility is planned with the location to be specified next month.
dpdhl.com (Work XL), electriccarsreport.com (spec), reuters.com (further cooperation, new facility)

EU sales quota for PEV likely: Despite denial from Brussels, diplomats and sources close to the issue say an EV sales quota is “increasingly likely” and may come as soon as 2025 or 2030. The German Ministry for the Environment even went on public record saying it expects such a proposal by the EU Commission by autumn. Clearly, the climate among EU officials has heated up and calls for enforceable targets as well as constructive cooperation from carmakers are becoming ever louder. A minimum fleet quota would likely include plug-in hybrids not just EVs though and the EU said it is committed to technological neutrality in general.
climatechangenews.com, reuters.com (German Ministry of Environment)

1.7bn for EV development: BAIC’s subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) that specialises in EVs only has gathered 1.67 billion dollars in its latest round of financing. The money will be used to come up with the new models while expanding production capacities. Reportedly, Daimler holds a minority stake of BJEV since this June.

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Nikola goes off-road: As its fuel cell truck is open for reservation already, Nikola Motors is looking to catch new customers with a quad dubbed UTV, for utility “task” or “terrain” vehicle, or Nikola Zero officially. It sits four under the roll cage and boasts four motors, one in each wheel. The battery comes in three versions, 75, 100, and 125 kWh. Prices shall start at 35,000 dollars with reservations taken from January 2018 through a new Nikola unit called Nikola Powersports.
trucks.com, cloudfront.net (spec, pdf)

Chery seeks to charm the European market with the introduction of a plug-in family and some simply hybrid cousins. The first model to hit our shores will be a compact SUV due to debut at the IAA. Furthermore, the Chinese firm wants to set up distribution as well as an R&D centre in Europe.

FF to quit FE? Rumour has it that Faraday Future will leave the electric racing series due to its on-going financial difficulties, The Verge reports. A final decision has yet to be made but could mean a premature end for a manufacturer that only entered the Formula E last year as Dragon Racing’s technical partner.

Jun 26, 2017 - 07:52 am

EU-Quota, Smart, Volkswagen, Tesla, Hyundai, Renault.

EU electric quota this year? The EU commission is about to introduce EV sales quota among a new set of rules to reduce CO2 emissions from transport, sources around EU Energy Commissioner’s Maroš Šefčovič’s cabinet table said. New proposals could be introduced before the year’s end and while no details have been given yet, it is at least likely the EU will take China’s spirit as an example. There, the announcement of an 8-percent sales quota had both the industry and policy makers on alert and ultimately showed some effect early on.
energate-messenger.de (in German)

Smart-ED-300x150Smart in Germany solely electrified? Daimler wants to offer its next-gen Smart as ED version only, Manager Magazin has learnt. Due by 2020 or 2021, the conventional Smarts would prove a burden to the carmaker’s CO2 balance in Germany. In the States however, the shift towards all-electric power is about to be made this September already.
manager-magazin.de (in German)

Two more I.D. models: It looks like Volkswagen may launch five rather than three electric models sharing the MEB platform between 2019 and 2022, a photo suggests. Beside the well-known I.D., I.D. Cross and I.D. Buzz, the picture of unclear origin shows the introduction of two further models called I.D. Lounge und I.D. Aero. The latter shall target the market in China and the States.
groen7.nl via carscoops.com, motor1.com

Tesla confirms talks with China: The EV maker and Shanghai are negotiating about a production plant Tesla would like to erect in an industrial area next by. Nothing is fixed yet, despite recent media reports, and Tesla said details about its China production plans will not be published before the year’s end.

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV pricing: The Ioniq exists in three versions with the latest line-up extension being the PHEV that German dealers offer from 26,615 euros including the federal incentive. The Ioniq PHEV can drive electrically for about 63 km.
auto-medienportal.net, motorzeitung.de (in German)

Kangoo Z.E. reaches wider: After having presented the new Kangoo Z.E., Renault publishes further details about its wide-reaching model. Its heart is a 44 kW electric motor and a 33 kWh battery that increases the car’s range from 170 to 270 km (NEFZ). Also new is the AC charger with 7 instead of 3.7 kW.
electriccarsreport.com, greencarcongress.com, media.renault.com

Found on electrive.com
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