Tag: Europe

May 2, 2023 - 12:58 pm

Sunwoda sources battery separator films from SK subsidiary

The South Korean company SK IE Technology (SKIET) has reached an agreement with the Chinese battery manufacturer Sunwoda to supply separators for electric car batteries. Initially, the agreement will cover China, but later the supply will also be extended to Europe.

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Apr 27, 2023 - 03:18 pm

Leoni focuses on EV charging cables in new division

Automotive supplier Leoni announces a new business unit. ‘Charging & Power Solutions’ will unify the company’s cable business and focus on electromobility. The product suite ‘EcoSense’ covers cables for all types of charging, including new liquid-cooled solutions for HPC.

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Apr 27, 2023 - 01:39 pm

Fisker Ocean now available in Europe

The first electric car from the American manufacturer Fisker is allowed to roll on the roads in Europe. The Fisker Ocean has received sales approval for the European market and is to be delivered to customers as early as 5 May.

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Apr 26, 2023 - 11:58 am

Volvo Buses signs electric bus cooperation with MCV

Volvo Buses wants MCV (Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles) to produce bodies for its electric buses in the city and intercity segments in the European markets from next year. This is provided for in a memorandum of understanding between the two companies.

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Apr 21, 2023 - 09:27 am

Harley opens order books for S2 Del Mar

The second all-electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand, the S2 Del Mar, can now be pre-ordered in the US. In Europe, customers can reserve the motorcycle from 27 April – and they have to be quick, as there are only 100 units available.

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Apr 20, 2023 - 12:43 pm

Europe has over 450,000 charge points at present

Power2Drive Europe has crunched some numbers taking data from the EU Commission’s European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) as its base. At the end of 2022, EV drivers could access 450,478 charge points in Europe; however, the deployment is not spread evenly.

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Apr 18, 2023 - 11:37 am

Polestar 4 is heading to Europe in early 2024

Polestar presented its third all-electric series model, the Polestar 4, at the Shanghai auto show. In terms of size and price, the SUV coupé is to be positioned between the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3. The most striking feature: the Polestar 4 no longer has a rear window.

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Apr 17, 2023 - 02:01 pm

VW premieres the ID.7: carmaker is going the long haul

With the almost five-metre-long ID.7 saloon, Volkswagen has unveiled its new interim electric flagship. With a new drive system and battery size, the ID.7 is trimmed for range and comfort and intended for Passat clientele in Europe – but the 700 km range should also be a convincing argument in the US and China.

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Apr 17, 2023 - 12:54 pm

Human Horizons to introduce HiPhi models in Europe

Chinese carmaker Human Horizons announces the imminent European launch of its HiPhi electric car brand. The first brand representative will be the electric SUV HiPhi X, whose EU homologation via TÜV SÜD has now been completed.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 01:24 pm

BYD customers to get Shell discounts in Europe

BYD Europe and Shell EV Charging Solutions have entered into a cooperation to offer at least 100,000 BYD customers in Europe access to DC and HPC charging on the Shell Recharge network with special conditions.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Dutch-German research project to develop batteries

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany and the Dutch institute TNO of the Holst Centre have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for the European automotive industry.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Tesla lowers prices in Europe

Tesla has lowered the prices for all models in Europe. This means that not only the Model 3 and Model Y are affected, but also the upper-range Model S and Model X series have become cheaper. In addition, the Model Y should soon also be available in Turkey.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 11:41 am

Koncar orders train batteries from Leclanché

The Croatian train builder Koncar has placed its first order with the Swiss battery system manufacturer Leclanché. The order is for battery systems for two trains that will operate on medium-haul routes in coastal and inland Croatia.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 12:37 pm

ZF starts series production of transporter e-drive

The supplier ZF has started series production of the electric central drive CeTrax lite. The new driveline is suitable for use in light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tons. ZF says it has already received orders for the CeTrax from Asia and America.

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Apr 13, 2023 - 11:39 am

BYD confirms European launch of the Dolphin & Seal

BYD is gearing up to release two more electric models to Europe with the Dolphin and Seal. The Dolphin will be available from June/July and the Seal from August/September. Technical details are now available for both models.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 04:05 pm

MAN strengthens drive technology research initiative

MAN Truck & Bus is strengthening its cooperation with surrounding scientific institutions at its Nuremberg site. Together they want to research “fossil-free, future-proof drives” and create synergies between science and industry.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 01:52 pm

FreeWire enters Europe with battery-based chargers

The Californian charging infrastructure specialist FreeWire is expanding into Europe. With its battery-based charging stations, the company initially wants to gain a foothold in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, for which it is opening a European headquarters in Great Britain.

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Apr 11, 2023 - 12:04 pm

German recycling project looks at battery electrolytes

In Germany, battery industry players and university researchers are partnering on a joint project to improve the ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries. The project, called SWELL, is led by battery electrolyte company Elyte Innovations, and joined by a team at the Technical University Dresden and the automotive lubricants company, Fuchs Smierstoffe.

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Apr 6, 2023 - 02:03 pm

Uber signs charging agreement with BP

BP and Uber have entered into a new mobility partnership to allow Uber drivers to access BP Pulse’s HPC charging network. Initially, the collaboration will focus on core markets in Europe, the UK and the US.

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