Allego is building HPC chargers in Scandinavia
Allego is expanding into Scandinavia, where the company focuses on the installation of high-power charging stations with up to 350 kW charging capacity. Allego’s headquarters in Scandinavia will be in Stockholm. A total of 55 locations are to be set up in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe
The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.
Roaming partnership takes off in UK & Scandinavia
A number of charging infrastructure providers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing that they will open their charging networks in the UK by the end of 2019 as part of a roaming partnership. A similar agreement has also been signed for Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Seat Mii electric the cheapest of VW’s electric cars
Seat has published the price for the Mii electric for Germany. The small electric car of the Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary will be available at a basic list price of 20,650 euros and is, therefore, cheaper than the sister models of the Škoda and VW brands.
All-weather autonomous electric shuttle debuts
Announced in autumn, the first self-driving electric shuttle called Gacha, which has been made for all weather conditions, has now been presented in Helsinki. The electric shuttle will be available to the general public in pilot projects as of April this year in the Finnish city of Espoo and will also be available in Hämeenlinna, […]
Finnish Task Force calls for fuel tax + EV incentives
The Finnish Ministry of Transport had asked a Task Force to analyse how the country may reach its goal to eliminate CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 2045. Their final report is out and proposes a range of measures that alternate between the carrot and the stick.
BASF plans to lower nickel ratio in batteries
BASF is attempting to lower the nickel ratio in battery chemistry and also to work towards zero cobalt content. The goal is to reduce costs while supplying the growing market for cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries.
All-weather autonomous electric shuttle
Ryohin Keikaku of Japan designed a mini electric bus called the Gacha Shuttle Bus. It is said to ride through any weather and autonomously so and shall go into operation for the first time in Finland in 2020.
BASF builds battery material factory in Finland
BASF has now officially selected Harjavalta in Finland as their first location to manufacture battery materials for the European automobile market. The facility will be built nearby the refinery belonging to Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).
Finnish Pipistrel Alpha Electro takes off
After a small electric plane was tested by the Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel in Norway, it now took to the skies again in Finland for another test flight. This time the Pipistrel Alpha Electro took off from the Helsinki-Malmi airport.
E-motorbike with hubless motor by RMK Vehicles
Finnish motorcycle maker RMK Vehicles is gearing up for the debut of their E2 before the year’s end. The most striking element awes through absence – the hubless electric motor good for 50 kW. Pre-orders are open but beware; the price may come to a whopping 24,000 euros in the end.
Moved by the power of song
Fortum will promote the pleasures of electric driving at the music festival Ruisrock in Finland this July. But rather than offering “just” a test ride in a BMW i3, the Fortum Singalong Shuttle requires fans to sing to set it in motion.
Porsche cooperating with Hubject for digital charging
Porsche is kicking off a digital EV charging service, that can even be used by drivers of EVs and PHEVs by other manufacturers. Currently, the service is bundled with Hubject’s roaming network. Other options and international roll-out are currently being tested as well.
Electric vehicle for mining by Danfoss and Paus
The Finnish arm of Danish Danfoss has joined Paus Maschinenfabrik from Germany in their drive to electrify mine vehicles. The first fruit of their cooperation is the MinCa 5.1 that has gone serial and is available as either hybrid or all-electric vehicle.
K Group to install EV charging at stores in Finland
Finnish K Group wants to install a network of EV charging stations at its convenience stores across Finland. Labelled K Charge, 70 stations are to form a network of 400 charge points being installed throughout 2019 in support of the nation’s EV effort.
LEVC to enter Scandinavian markets
After hitting the London Taxi scene, the London Electric Vehicle Company has signed a statement of intent detailing a cooperation for charging ports and infrastructure with Fortum Charge & Drive, which is planned to cover Norway, Sweden and Finland.
MEGA-E: Allego to erect 322 HPC stations
Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive join forces to set up a pan-European high-power charging (HPC) network called MEGA-E and thus to erect 322 ultra-fast charging stations and 27 so-called e-charging hubs throughout Europe.
Electric Buses, EU, Finland, Iceland.
EU initiative for more electric buses: Representatives of numerous cities and regions, of OEMS and transportation authorities seek to deploy at least 2,000 electric buses by 2019 and just signed a respective MoU. Within the next 8 years, the share of alternatively fuelled buses in the European bus fleet shall rise from currently 10 – 12 percent to 30%.
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7 EU member states miss strategy: The EU Commission has reminded Greece, Ireland, Malta, Romania, Slovenia and Great Britain to present their national strategies concerning infrastructure for alternative fuels (e.g. charging stations, H2 stations) to comply with EU regulations. Another letter will reach the Swedish government as its current strategic framework does not meet the guideline’s minimum requirements. The governments in question now have two months left to carry out their duty, if not the Commission can appeal to the ECJ.
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Mandtory charging points? Finland’s National Coalition Party wants to write EV fast-charging points at all service stations located along the country’s major roadways into law. The party promised it will push the proposal during upcoming budget talks.
9 electric buses to run in Iceland: Several electric buses are to commute between Reykjavík main bus terminal and the Breiðholt neighbourhood by early autumn. The island’s bus authority Strætó bs. ordered nine units from Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong.