Tag: Germany

Dec 14, 2019 - 05:04 pm

Opel Grandland X PHEV to feature FWD

After the all-wheel-drive Grandland X Plug-in Hybrid, Opel’s part-time EVs are now also available as front-wheel-drive models. The new variant starts in Germany at a gross list price of €43,440 and is therefore exactly €6,500 cheaper than its AWD counterpart.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 04:17 pm

e.GO Moove presents cargo Mover

The joint venture e.GO Moove presents the cargo version of the e.GO Mover, which was specially designed for delivery services and craftsmen. In addition to the electric drive, the e.GO Mover will also optionally feature a compact fuel cell range extender.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 02:15 pm

VW is looking at electric performance GTX

VW’s GTI performance tag will probably become GTX as VW is planning a series of performance variants of its ID. electric models under the said tag. According to British media, the ID. Crozz series version could be the first MEB model to have a performance offshoot.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 01:24 pm

BMW wants to produce the i3 EV until 2024

Oliver Zipse had made it clear in October that BMW is planning something new with the i3 electric car until further notice. Now there’s also a hint for how long – and clearly beyond the premieres of the iNext and i4.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 06:57 pm

BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 05:17 pm

Daimler to produce electric drives in Untertürkheim

Daimler has decided to produce parts of the electric powertrain (eATS) for the next electric vehicles in the EQ family at their Untertürkheim plant in Germany. This was agreed after long negotiations between the management and the works council at the site.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 01:49 pm

The next Audi Q7 comes with 2 hybrid variants

Audi has started advance sales of the Q7 TFSI e quattro in Germany and other European countries. The plug-in hybrid SUV is available in two power levels with 280 kW and 335 kW. In each case, however, the electrical range is not excessive.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:57 pm

Tesla founds subsidiary for Gigafactory 4

Tesla has founded a European public limited company called Tesla Manufacturing Brandenburg SE for the operations of its planned plant in Grünheide, Brandenburg. Meanwhile, in China, rumour has it that Tesla already produces 1,000 Model 3s per week at its plant in Shanghai.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm

European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh

This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh. At […]

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Dec 7, 2019 - 02:02 pm

Jaguar unlocks 8% more range with software

Jaguar has announced a software update in an email to I-Pace customers, which is intended to increase coverage by up to eight per cent. However, customers will have to drive to the workshop again for the update – but the new software will also make over-the-air updates possible.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 06:08 pm

E-Mobility Index: China leads, Germany scores in tech

Germany has taken the lead in e-mobility technology ahead of France, while China consolidates its clear overall lead, specifically regarding batteries. In a comparison of the seven major automotive nations, Roland Berger and fka GmbH have released the latest edition of the Electric Mobility Index.

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Dec 2, 2019 - 01:32 pm

BMW prepares to produce iNEXT electric car

BMW is investing around €400M in the Dingolfingen vehicle plant for the production of the iNEXT. The Bavarian electric flagship is to roll off the production line there from 2021 – alongside other plug-in hybrids and models with combustion engines.

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Dec 1, 2019 - 05:32 pm

Sono Motors evolves radically new financing strategy

The Munich-based German startup Sono Motors has just radically changed its financing strategy. Instead of relying on strategic investors, Sono will now increase its focus on crowdfunding. The production date of the Sion is also shifting significantly.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 04:28 pm

Inductive charging project for taxis in Cologne

In the German city of Cologne, an inductive (wireless) charging project for taxis is being set up called the Taxi Charging Concept for Public Spaces (TALAKO for short from the German). This is part of the SMATA feasibility project was launched in October.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 01:27 pm

Audi increases efficiency in the e-Tron

Audi has introduced a technology update for the entire e-Tron series. With a few adjustments to the software and hardware, efficiency is to be increased, which will increase the WLTP range by around 25 kilometres. However, it is not possible to update the vehicles already delivered.

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Nov 27, 2019 - 03:14 pm

Smatrics expands European charging network roaming

The Austrian e-mobility service provider Smatrics has announced that it has entered into several new roaming partnerships in recent months. With the charge card, customers will now have access to 44,000 charging points in Central Europe.

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Nov 27, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Horiba FuelCon expands German factory

About one year after the takeover by the Japanese Horiba Group, the battery and fuel cell specialist Horiba FuelCon is expanding its production site in Barleben, Germany. 250 new jobs are to be created.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Ekoenergetyka to deliver chargers to Munich

The Polish supplier Ekoenergetyka-Polska announces a new major order from Munich. The Munich public transport operator Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft has ordered 56 charging stations for a brand new bus depot.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 04:49 pm

Bosch discontinues Coup scooter sharing

Bosch’s electric scooter sharing service Coup has announced that it will discontinue its service in the German Berlin and Tübingen by mid-December 2019. The Paris and Madrid locations are also to be closed at short notice.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Akasol remains in the red

The German battery system supplier Akasol was able to significantly increase its sales in the first nine months of the current year. The bottom line, however, is still a loss of millions.

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Nov 22, 2019 - 11:19 am

Webasto reveals battery solutions for North America

In the Ford booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas just passed, Webasto exhibited the Mustang Lithium a battery-electric prototype showcasing the 800-volt battery from their new modular battery system. The German company has also released new thermal management and charging solutions.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 02:21 pm

VW & Hamburg extend mobility partnership

The three-year strategic mobility partnership between Volkswagen and the City of Hamburg concluded in August 2016 has been extended. The most important news within the framework of the extension is that the WeShare car-sharing service will expand to Hamburg from spring next year.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 11:37 am

Smart names prices for incoming electric models

Smart has published the price list for the new edition of its electric models in Germany presented in September. The list prices remain unchanged compared to the predecessor models. It looks likely this will be the case across Europe.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/12/14/opel-grandland-x-phev-to-feature-fwd/
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