Tag: Europe

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 13, 2021 - 11:12 pm

Uber drivers get special deals on Hyundai EVs

Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe. Through this cooperation, Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 10:34 pm

The Brussels region cuts red tape for charging rollout

The Brussels regional government has cut some red tape to speed up the planned installation of an additional 250 charging stations across the city. The time between the application and the installation of stations is to be reduced from the current six months to two months.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:58 am

Polestar adds front-wheel-drive and new battery variants

Polestar is expanding the range for its purely electric hatchback Polestar 2. Three drive trains are now available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel-drive.

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Apr 11, 2021 - 11:45 am

Toyota officially joins hydrogen catamaran project EODev

Toyota Motor Europe is a new shareholder in the start-up Energy Observer Developments (EODev). The French company was founded in 2019 with the aim of driving research and development of the H2 catamaran Energy Observer, for which Toyota is supplying the fuel cell technology.

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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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Mar 31, 2021 - 12:29 pm

Mercedes expands eSprinter production

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants from 2023, with two of them in Germany. Additionally, the vehicle will then also be based on a new platform.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 04:03 pm

BP buys into Digital Charging Solutions

Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a share of 33.3 per cent. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions through the partnership with the mineral oil company in the future.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Lanxess to supply battery electrolytes in Europe

The German speciality chemicals group Lanxess is entering the battery chemistry sector and has entered into a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co, a manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. This involves the supply of electrolytes in Europe.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 11:07 am

Do as I say, not as I do

The Irish government has now admitted that only 25 of more than 6,000 state-owned vehicles are electrically-powered. This was revealed as the Irish government is rolling out their Climate Action Bill, leading to much criticism from environmental groups at home.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 01:14 pm

Romania doubles 2021 EV subsidy budget

The Romanian Ministry of Environment is doubling the budget for its Rabla Plus programme this year, which offers subsidies for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars, to the equivalent of around 82 million euros.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 03:34 pm

Ford invests in Valencia hybrid powertrain plant

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Spanish site in Valencia. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga PHEV and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy series from the end of 2022. An additional €5.2 million will be invested in expanding the battery assembly capacity in […]

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Mar 25, 2021 - 01:07 pm

Luxembourg links EV subsidies to consumption

The government of Luxembourg has extended its subsidy programme for electric vehicles by another twelve months until 31 March 2022. The purchase premium for pure electric cars will in future be linked to electricity consumption. For plug-in hybrids, support will only be available until the end of the year.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 11:46 am

VW to launch ID.4 deliveries in March

VW is starting customer deliveries of the ID.4 this month. The first ID.4s will be handed over to customers in many European markets before the end of March. Deliveries in the USA began a few days ago, while Europe will follow with Germany starting on 26 March.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 01:38 pm

MG Motor to expand into Europe

The British SAIC brand MG Motor is increasingly expanding into continental Europe. After the recently launched all-electric SUV ZS EV and the soon to follow plug-in hybrid MG EHS, the carmaker has announced the next electric duo: the SUV Marvel R Electric and the compact estate MG 5 Electric.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 07:01 am

Siemens & DCS launch ‘Enterprise Charging Network’

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) have teamed up to better help business fleets make the switch to electric vehicles. Corporate customers can now sign onto the ‘Enterprise Charging Network’ for unified access to charging points across Europe.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 06:26 pm

Ford plans electric Transit Custom for 2023

Ford has announced that the next generation of the Transit Custom series will include an all-electric model. The same applies to the Tourneo Custom passenger car counterpart. The vehicles will be manufactured at the Kocaeli site in Turkey from the first half of 2023. Ford is also building an offshoot for partner VW there.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 03:26 pm

Bird to double its fleet of electric scooters in Europe

Bird has announced plans to invest 125 million euros in expanding its offering in Europe. The micromobility provider plans to double its presence in Europe over the spring and summer by relaunching in 50 cities and expanding its offering in existing cities.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 03:08 pm

ChargeUp demands EU charging infrastructure regulation

In an open letter to the EU Commission, ChargeUp Europe, an association of European charging infrastructure providers, has called for a new stand-alone regulation for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The association says this should be separate from the existing directive for alternative fuels (DAFI).

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 12:56 pm

EU politicians demand local battery production by 2025

German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, his French colleague Bruno Le Maire and EU Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic wrote in a guest article demanding that by 2025, Europe should be able to produce enough battery cells each year to supply at least seven million electric cars.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 03:28 pm

Tier Mobility e-scooters can be booked via FreeNow

The Berlin-based micromobility provider Tier Mobility has entered into a cooperation with the Free Now mobility platform from BMW and Daimler. As part of the cooperation, Tier’s electric scooters (kick-scoters and mopeds) will be gradually integrated into the Free Now app.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Project eHaul examines robot battery-swapping for trucks

In a three-year project called eHaul, a German consortium of business and science is dedicated to developing an automated battery-swapping station for heavy electric trucks. Among others, the TU Berlin, the Fraunhofer IVI and Bosch are involved in the project.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/14/is-this-the-end-of-plug-in-hybrids-in-the-eu/
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