Tag: EU

Sep 15, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Rivian completes first production vehicle

Rivian has finally made its first electric pickup truck, the RT1 – that’s after the US EV start-up had twice postponed the start of deliveries. According to CEO RJ Scaringe, the first customer vehicle has now rolled off the production line.

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Sep 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

Czech PM baulks at EU emissions targets

The Czech Republic has joined a growing number of countries and manufacturers that oppose the EU Commission’s climate package. The ‘Fit for 55’ plan effectively bans the sale of combustion engine cars in Europe from 2035 – an unwelcome move for some.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 02:03 pm

ACC granted funding to make batteries in Germany

ACC, the Franco-German initiative comprising PSA, Opel and Saft, has received funding notifications from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMVi) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to start constructing a battery cell factory in Germany as part of the EU’s Battery IPCEI.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 11:57 am

ICCT study finds BEVs maintain 70% smaller CO2 footprint

A new study by the ICCT finds battery-electric cars already have a better greenhouse gas emissions record than conventionally powered vehicles – and not only in Europe, but also in China, India or the USA. By 2030, the emissions advantage will increase further.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

EU Commission presents ‘Fit for 55’ climate package

The EU Commission has presented its ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. It contains legislative initiatives with which the Commission wants to achieve the goals of the ‘Green Deal’. Crucial for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol and diesel.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:53 pm

France launches battery industry training academy

France and EIT InnoEnergy, an independent body set up by the EU, have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the so-called EBA250 Academy to retrain and upskill tens of thousands of workers for the French battery industry.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm

EU Commission plans charging infrastructure requirements

According to a media report, the EU Commission is planning to give the member states concrete requirements for the expansion of the charging infrastructure as part of the eagerly awaited “Fit for 55” climate package. The package is to be published on 14 July.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 10:34 am

Hungary & Samsung SDI submit new papers to justify EU aid

As reported, in October 2019, the EU Commission opened an investigation to examine whether Hungary’s plans to grant subsidies of 108 million euros to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd, Hungary, complied with EU rules on regional state aid.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Will the EU set CO2 reduction targets at 60% by 2030?

The EU Commission is planning stricter targets for CO2 emissions from new cars as it considers raising the current CO2 reduction target for 2030 from 37.5 to 60 per cent, while the target for 2035 is to go up to 100%. This would effectively end the sales of ICE vehicles within 14 years.

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Jun 13, 2021 - 01:42 pm

Microlino 2.0 receives new roof, founds production company

Micro Mobility Systems provides another update on the development of its Microlino 2.0 light electric vehicle: The near-series third prototype now features a folding roof. The Swiss company also founded a company together with partner CECOMP that will help to produce in Turin.

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Jun 3, 2021 - 11:30 am

IPCEI to fund 12 European hydrogen mobility projects

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWI) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) have selected 62 major projects to receive government funding as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Hydrogen IPCEI). The BMVI is funding twelve projects in the mobility sector.

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May 31, 2021 - 02:25 pm

EU research project to tackle aluminium-sulphur battery chemistry

The EU-funded project Amapola which is focussing on a marketable polymer-based Al-S battery has announced it will be developing an aluminium-sulphur battery for vehicles and aircraft. The aim is to develop an Al-S cell that achieves very high energy density values (660 Wh/l or 400 Wh/kg) and uses the advantages of innovative polymer gel electrolytes.

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May 24, 2021 - 11:35 am

Nuvve to deploy EVs and V2G infrastructure in EU and US

In the USA, the California-based V2G specialist Nuvve and private equity firm Stonepeak have formed a  joint venture called Levo Mobility. In Europe, Nuvve and the provider of EV charging solutions Spirii will collaborate on vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technology, mostly in the Nordics.

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May 19, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Could EU law cut national bans of ICE vehicles?

National bans on sales of cars with internal combustion engines may not be implementable under European law and would instead have to be introduced at the European level. This is at least the view of a legal opinion commissioned by the Climate Neutrality Foundation in Germany.

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May 11, 2021 - 05:23 pm

Rocsys closes multi-million dollar financing round

Rocsys, which specialises in robotic charging solutions for electric vehicles, has raised 6.3 million US dollars (5.25 million euros) in a new financing round from existing investors. This will be used to drive expansion in the EU and North America.

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May 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm

EU project Progressus to tackle smart grids

An EU-funded project called Progressus is currently addressing three challenges in the realisation of next-generation smart grids: efficient energy conversion, smart energy management and secure monitoring – especially in the context of growing electric car sales.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 03:29 pm

BMW aims for solid-state battery by 2030

BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Is this the end of plug-in hybrid sales in the EU?

New EU rules may help phase out plug-in hybrid vehicles sooner than some carmakers were speculating. Drafts for ‘Green Finance’ regulations to come into force this year, would ban manufacturers from labelling PHEVs as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 04:26 pm

Hydrogen fuel cell rail project takes off in Europe

The EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal is developing and testing a new zero-emission train prototype. Key to the idea is a combination of electricity from overhead wires with a fuel cell power pack.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/15/rivian-completes-first-production-vehicle/
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