Mar 30, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Nio expands presence in Europe with third ‘Nio House’
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its third ‘Nio House’ in Europe in Rotterdam. The locations primarily serve as showrooms, but also have a café, a meeting room and an area for children, among other things.
Mar 30, 2023 - 12:40 pm
CATL appoints new CEO for Europe
Mathias Hüttenrauch has been CEO of the European business of the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL since March. This is a position that did not exist at the company before.
Mar 29, 2023 - 12:11 pm
International cooperation to push sustainable battery technology
The Norwegian battery company Freyr wants to join forces with Glencore, Caterpillar, Siemens and Nidec to advance the use of sustainable battery solutions in Europe and North America. For example, by looking at areas of common interest along the battery value chain.
Mar 28, 2023 - 03:17 pm
EU Member States adopt ICE sales ban almost unanimously
It is set – there won’t be any more sales of cars with internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035. The Member States had their final vote in the Council today. The regulation will now be published in the EU’s Official Journal.
Mar 28, 2023 - 11:40 am
EU negotiators agree on targets for H2 and charging network expansion
Negotiators of the European Parliament and the EU states have agreed on binding national targets for the expansion of the infrastructure for alternative fuels – both for passenger cars and trucks. In the passenger car sector, charging stations are to be built every 60 kilometres along the main routes in the EU.
Mar 28, 2023 - 09:33 am
Li-Cycle and Kion Group sign battery recycling agreement
The North American battery recycler Li-Cycle is cooperating with the industrial truck manufacturer Kion Group. Under the agreement, which runs until 2030, Li-Cycle will recycle batteries from Kion’s global brands starting in the second half of 2023.
Mar 25, 2023 - 05:31 pm
Germany and EU compromise on e-fuels discussion
The EU Commission and the German government have agreed on a compromise on how new cars with combustion engines can be registered after 2035 as long as they run on climate-neutral fuel. The original regulation on the phasing out of internal combustion engines is not to be touched again, and the exceptions will now be […]
Mar 24, 2023 - 11:28 am
Potential compromise found in EU e-fuels discussion
A potential solution is on the horizon in the dispute over the phasing out of ICEs in the EU. The German transport ministry no longer wants to renegotiate CO2 limits for cars, thus the de facto end of internal combustion vehicles from 2035. It is not yet clear whether the EU Commission will accept the […]
Mar 24, 2023 - 10:38 am
EU and US near deal on EV subsidy agreement
After the US and the EU announced in mid-March that they wanted to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, the US government now submitted a concept paper for a transatlantic raw materials partnership to the EU Commission.
Mar 23, 2023 - 01:02 pm
Ireland cuts electric vehicle subsidies
The Irish government has announced a reduction of its subsidy for privately purchased electric vehicles. From 1 July 2023, the purchase premium will drop from 5,000 to 3,500 euros.
Mar 22, 2023 - 03:56 pm
Tesla opens more Superchargers in Europe for 3rd party use
Tesla has opened many more of its Superchargers in Europe to other brands. Although the number of European countries with approved Superchargers has not changed, there is an increase in the number of stations that can be used by electric cars from other brands.
Mar 22, 2023 - 02:04 pm
Maserati Folgore EVs will rely on Bosch Charging Services
Italian automaker Maserati will launch its new GranTurismo Folgore with access to the public charging service by Bosch. Maserati is covered by the Bosch charging network that will include around 700,000 charging points in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific by mid-2023
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Final EU vote on combustion ban this week looking questionable
After the postponed final vote of the EU states on the ban of combustion engines in new cars from 2035, the hanging game continues. Although the EU Commission has submitted a proposal to the German government on e-fuel use after 2035, an agreement at the EU summit this week remains doubtful.
Mar 21, 2023 - 01:01 pm
Ford MEB model Explorer costs less than €45,000
Ford has unveiled a new mid-size electric SUV called Explorer. The BEV will be built in Cologne and is supposed to be nothing less than the first of a “new wave of bold, iconic electric vehicles …steeped in Ford’s American roots and designed for Europe.” The Explorer’s electric drive is not made by Ford.
Mar 17, 2023 - 10:24 am
LiveWire One launches in Europe
The first all-electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand can now be pre-ordered in Europe. Just in time for the motorcycle season. For a €100 down-payment, customers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK can reserve a LiveWire One and “secure priority delivery beginning later in April”.
Mar 16, 2023 - 04:46 pm
EU Commission presents strategy to secure critical raw materials
The EU Commission is aiming for ten per cent of the EU’s demand for critical raw materials to be met from its own mining operations in 2030, 40 per cent from local processing and 15 per cent from EU recycling capacities. This was outlined in the newly presented ‘Critical Raw Materials Act’.
Mar 15, 2023 - 05:03 pm
VW raises e-mobility targets for 2030
The VW brand has increased its electric car sales targets in Europe and North America. In Europe, up to 80 per cent of the cars sold by VW are to be BEVs by 2030 instead of the previously planned 70 per cent; in North America, a BEV share of 55 per cent is planned by […]
Mar 15, 2023 - 02:50 pm
Koura signs supply deal with Ascend Elements
Ascend Elements will supply Koura with up to 5,000 tonnes of recycled lithium carbonate per year. Koura will use the recycled lithium carbonate in lithium-ion battery materials for the US and European markets, including lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), a key electrolyte salt.
Mar 13, 2023 - 09:45 am
US and EU to coordinate EV incentive programmes
The US and the EU want to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, said US President Joe Biden and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a meeting at the White House. The planned agreement would make EVs manufactured in the EU eligible for US tax credits, currently reserved for […]
Mar 10, 2023 - 12:32 pm
Mercedes to build first own fast chargers before 2023
After Mercedes-Benz announced far-reaching plans to build its own global HPC network in North America, Europe, China at the beginning of this year, the company is now giving more details. The development is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the USA and in the European countries of Germany and France.
Mar 10, 2023 - 11:42 am
EU loosens EV & battery subsidy requirements
The EU Commission has adapted state aid rules to simplify the approval of subsidies in key sectors such as batteries and renewable energies. The new rules are a reaction to the US government’s Inflation Reduction Act.
Mar 9, 2023 - 01:30 pm
Cabot to build battery centre in Germany
The US speciality chemicals company Cabot has announced the establishment of a technology centre in Germany. With the centre in Münster, Cabot wants to focus on technical cooperation with customers to accelerate the development of its battery materials products in Europe.