Tag: Europe

Jul 8, 2020 - 02:49 pm

EU reveals strategy for energy systems and hydrogen

Today the European Commission has adopted the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategy. Among other things, the former tackles charging infrastructure and grids, while the latter focusses on long-haul and heavy-duty vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm

Renault launches charging subsidiary

Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Norway records 5,041 new BEVs in June

In Norway, 5,041 new electric cars were registered in June. Electric cars accounted for 44 per cent of new passenger car registrations. With 707 units, the VW e-Golf was the most popular model across all drive types.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 05:26 pm

Suzuki presents SUV plug-in hybrid Across

Suzuki presented the new Across, an SUV with plug-in hybrid drive, scheduled to go on sale in Europe this autumn. It is the first product of the partnership with Toyota and is essentially the Suzuki offshoot of the Toyota RAV4 PHEV with minor optical modifications.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm

ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight

ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 06:10 pm

DCS to operate My Easy Charge service for FCA

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have developed a joint public charging service. My Easy Charge gives customers of the FCA Group’s BEV and PHEV models access to over 130,000 charging points in 21 European countries.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 05:41 pm

EU approves infrastructure funds in North Germany

The European Commission supports the establishment of charging stations for electric vehicles in Schleswig-Holstein through the German state. At least 1,500 additional charging points are to be created in Germany’s northernmost federal state and up to six bus depots are to be equipped with charging stations.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 06:03 pm

Bosch charging network hits 150,000 charge points

Bosch’s Europe-wide network of charging stations has currently passed the 150,000 chargepoint mark and is to be expanded to around 200,000 chargepoints by the end of 2020. The German company is focusing primarily on roaming agreements.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm

BMW stops making the i8 super hybrid for good

The last i8 to be made left the Leipzig BMW plant on Thursday. Production of the PHEV was actually supposed to end in mid-April. But since the factory was shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, the end of production was postponed to June.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 02:46 pm

Citroën ë-SpaceTourer to hit markets in 2020

PSA is accelerating its push into commercial electric vehicles as Citroën has now announced that it will also launch the compact van Spacetourer as a BEV – called the ë-SpaceTourer – by the end of the year.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:42 pm

Volkswagen and Ford sign contracts for global alliance

Volkswagen and Ford have now signed the contracts for their global alliance in the areas of electrification, light commercial vehicles and autonomous driving. This paves the way for a Ford electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Box (MEB).

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Jun 10, 2020 - 04:22 pm

All-electric models from Ford and Lordstown Motors

On June 22, the configurator for the all-electric compact crossover Ford Mustang Mach-E is to be activated and thus reservations can be converted into orders. At the same time, the US startup Lordstown Motors has announced the presentation of its Endurance electric pickup truck for the same day.

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:42 am

Renault increases subsidy share for customers in Germany

In Germany, Renault is increasing its manufacturer’s share for subsidising the purchase of its electric vehicles. From now on, private customers will receive a bonus of 10,000 euros when buying a new Zoe or Kangoo Z.E. But the discount has a catch.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 07:15 pm

Leclanché goes for joint ventures and restructuring

The Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché is entering into a partnership with the Eneris Group operating from Poland, as well as strategically repositioning itself. Several joint ventures in Europe are to be established for this purpose.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 06:13 pm

Northvolt and Norsk Hydro to recycle batteries

The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announce the formation of a joint venture to enable the recycling of battery materials and aluminium from electric vehicles in the Norwegian market.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:04 pm

ASTRABAT EU project to further solid-state batteries

A new EU project called ASTRABAT has been created to push forward with the development of solid-state battery cells. The aim of the project is to create such cells for electric vehicles and other applications in Europe. The project consortium comprises 14 partners from eight European countries.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/08/eu-reveals-strategy-for-energy-systems-and-hydrogen/
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