Tag: France

Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.

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Mar 16, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Newron Motors presents extravagant e-motorbike

The French startup Newron Motors is exhibiting an extravagant electric motorcycle called EV-1, which is to be offered with wooden-looking frame elements, among other things. Initially, they plan a small series of twelve units, to be delivered from 2021.

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Mar 15, 2020 - 04:57 pm

VoltAero launches hybrid aircraft prototype (video)

The French startup VoltAero launched the maiden flight of its first hybrid aircraft. The prototype, called Cassio 1, is based on a Cessna 337 Skymaster and comes equipped with two electric motors from Safran and a thrust propeller with combustion engine from Nissan.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season

Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.

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Mar 7, 2020 - 01:25 pm

Hybrid survey ship hits the waters in France

Alumarine Shipyard has built a diesel-electric survey ship for the port of La Rochelle in south-west France. The electric drive package comes from Torqeedo and consists of two electric outboards with four batteries each.

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Mar 2, 2020 - 06:03 pm

Byton M-Byte pre-orders to start in EU before year’s end

Before the end of this year, Chinese manufacturer Byton will be accepting advance orders from European customers for its first electric model M-Byte – for a reservation fee of 500 euros. Byton has also revealed some details on the planned distribution and charging service.

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Mar 1, 2020 - 12:58 pm

FR: Izivia shuts down most of its fast-charging stations

French network operator Izivia has shut down 189 of 217 fast-charging terminals due to security concerns. The EDF subsidiary has decided to close these stations in the Corri-Door charging network following two “hardware incidents” within a few months.

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Feb 28, 2020 - 12:56 pm

Aiways will skip dealerships in Europe

Aiways will offer its new battery electric SUV U5 in Europe exclusively through direct sales and not through traditional dealer networks. After sales and service will be handled by partners – the first ones for Europe have now been named.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Citroën shows off a light electric car for 6,000 euros

Citroën has just presented an electric two-seater called the Ami that is based on the Ami One Concept from 2019. With this light city vehicle that requires no driving licence, the French company wants to make electric mobility available to everyone. Our electrive staff attended the premiere in Paris.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Cityscoot concludes successful funding round to expand

Cityscoot has concluded a financing round for 23.6 million euros. With the capital increase, the French electric scooter sharing provider wants to expand into two more European cities this year and increase its fleet to a total of over 8,000 electric scooters.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 05:18 pm

Renault to replace Moov’in with Zity in Paris

Renault and Ferrovial will bring their electric car-sharing Zity, which was launched in Madrid in 2017, to Paris in March. The launch on the Seine will take place with 500 Renault Zoe, which should replace Renault’s previous Moov’in fleet. In the coming years, the electric car-sharing service is to be extended to other European cities.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 12:22 pm

EDF becomes Pod Point majority shareholder

The French electricity company Électricité de France (EDF) has acquired a majority stake in the British charging station manufacturer Pod Point. The deal is part of a new joint venture with the finance company Legal & General Capital.

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Feb 10, 2020 - 05:02 pm

France: Chronopost orders 420 Volkswagen e-Crafter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) will deliver a total of 420 e-Crafter electric vans to the French logistics company Chronopost over the next two years. After extensive testing, the subsidiary of the French Post Group has decided in favour of the e-Crafter.

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Feb 8, 2020 - 10:41 am

Opel & PSA plants to make 48GWh battery cells yearly

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has given a statement on the planned battery cell production capacity at the Opel site in the southwest of Germany: they aim for 24 GWh. The relevant cell technology is currently still being developed in France by Saft, where a sister plant is to produce the […]

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Feb 5, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Renault Trucks to supply e-trucks for Carlsberg

Renault Trucks has signed a contract with the Carlsberg Group for the supply of 20 purely electric 26-tonne Z.E. trucks. The electric trucks are to be delivered to the brewery in Feldschlösschen, Switzerland this year.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 07:25 pm

Start of Saft battery cell pilot production in France

France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s research minister Anja Karliczek have given the official go-ahead for a battery cell pilot production in a factory of the manufacturer Saft in Nersac, southwest France. The pilot plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2021.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:16 pm

WeShare is expanding across Europe

WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:03 pm

INCIT-EV project launches in 7 EU cities

The INCIT-EV project, now launched and funded by the EU Commission, is concerned with the development of innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles until the end of 2023. Under the leadership of Renault, a total of 33 partners from eight countries are participating in the project.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:41 pm

ID.3 to become available for order in April

German electric car rental company Nextmove has revealed further details of the market launch of the VW ID.3 with reference to a document from France. Orders for the First Edition should apparently be possible from April. The series version will also be available from May, initially with 58 kWh and 45 kWh batteries.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 02:49 pm

Reservation books open for Lucid Air in Europe

The US-American startup Lucid Motors has now opened European reservation books for the first model Lucid Air. The startup says it will officially unveil the Tesla-like debut car in New York in April. Deliveries in Europe are scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 05:24 pm

Safra fuel cell buses coming to Auxerre

The city of Auxerre has commissioned the French manufacturer Safra to deliver five fuel cell buses by the end of this year. To be precise, these are hybrid buses that combine a 30-kW Symbio fuel cell system with a 30-kilo hydrogen tank and a 132-kWh battery pack.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:07 pm

CAM study finds USA and China EV markets in decline

In the two most important markets for e-mobility, new car sales in 2019 as a whole were down, as CAM notes in its latest industry study Electromobility Report 2020. Germany, on the other hand, has the highest gains worldwide – if you include PHEVs.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 02:30 pm

Orléans to acquire 180 electric buses by 2024

The French city of Orléans intends to procure 180 electric buses as part of its plan to implement a fully electric public transport system by 2024. The first 29 electric buses made by Spain’s Irizar are to go into operation in the first half of 2021.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 03:57 pm

Tesla completes Canadian Supercharger corridor

Tesla has completed a new supercharger corridor in Canada, which extends from Vancouver to Halifax. The expansion of Tesla’s own fast-charging network is to continue in 2020 – the company also plans to expand in Europe.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/27/lime-is-facing-tough-times-due-to-pandemic/
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