CATL launches cell production in new 60 GWh factory
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has started production at its largest plant to date in Fuding near Ningde in Fujian province, which is to offer an annual capacity of 120 GWh when completed. The first phase, which has now started, is said to have a capacity of 60 GWh per year.
China: FAW and CATL launch battery joint venture
The battery cell manufacturer CATL and the state-owned Chinese car manufacturer FAW have founded a joint venture for the development, production and sale of lithium-ion batteries. It has a starting capital of two billion yuan (approx. 263 million euros).
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Official DriveNow launch in London: The carsharing scheme has hit the roads in the UK capital, featuring 240 cars (BMW 1 series and Mini Countryman). Beginning early next year, the free-floating service will also include 30 BMW i3. It is the first service of its kind in London.
Electric taxis in Vienna: Four Tesla taxis are already in service in Austria´s capital provided by the company “Öko-Taxi”, which plans to add another 16 Tesla taxis. The city of Vienna recently agreed to increase the share of all-electric taxis by 2025.
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Oldham extends e-fleet: Oldham Council added two Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet. They join eight Nissan Leaf that are used as pool vehicles across the borough in north-west England by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police.
CHAdeMO adapter delivered: The official status on Tesla’s website is still that the adapter is “coming soon”. But after Tesla has slashed the price by more than half to 450 dollars, Inside EVs decided to order one – and has now received it.
11th Supercharger for the UK: The Tesla charger opened in Warrington in North-England. It was installed at the at The Park Royal hotel, part of the QHotels group, which already has Superchargers at two other locations. More are said to be installed at the group’s hotels next year.
Fast-chargers for Fujian: The Chinese province plans to install 60 rapid chargers with an output of 120 kW at petrol stations throughout the province next year. All stations will have two charge points.