Tag: Germany

Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm

TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks

In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 11:59 am

Nio starts deliveries of its EL7 SUV in Europe

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started deliveries of its EL7 SUV model in Europe. The first cars went to customers in the Netherlands. Deliveries of the EL7 in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway will follow soon.

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Feb 1, 2023 - 05:00 pm

Wolfspeed & ZF move ahead with European SiC factory

The US semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed has confirmed previously leaked plans to build a plant for SiC semiconductors in Saarland with local supplier ZF. The highly automated 200 mm wafer plant will be the company’s first “fab facility” in Europe and is expected to be the most modern of its kind.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 12:44 pm

RecyLIB to enable direct reuse of battery elements

In Germany, a project coordinated by Fraunhofer ISC called RecyLIB aims to develop a battery manufacturing process designed to allow the use of recycled material. This allows the active functional material to be recovered after the battery’s end-of-life for direct reuse in the remanufacturing of electrodes.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 12:11 pm

H2FLY & Stuttgart Airport to build centre for H2 aviation

In Germany, H2FLY, a company developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, has announced the construction of a facility called the Center of Excellence for Hydrogen in Aviation. The facility is to be located at Stuttgart Airport and is scheduled to open in late 2024.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:25 pm

E.ON & Contipark to install 4,000 wallboxes

In Germany and Austria, the parking operator Contipark and the energy company E.ON want to install more than 4,000 new charging points in car parks and underground garages between 2023 and 2025. The project will involve AC wall boxes with an output of up to 22 kW.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 04:18 pm

Vattenfall to install chargers at NH Hotels in Germany

In Germany, Vattenfall and the NH Hotel Group are collaborating to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. The hotel group is planning to install publicly accessible fast-charging infrastructure with 180 kW charging columns and AC chargers at 50 of its hotel locations.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 04:46 pm

GP Joule to acquire 100 FC Nikola Tre trucks

GP Joule plans to procure 100 Nikola Tre trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells. This is provided for in a letter of intent signed by both companies. The first vehicles could go to GP Joule in 2024 – provided the German government approves the corresponding funding.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 03:33 pm

Volkswagen publishes findings from smart charging pilot

Volkswagen’s energy business Elli and German grid operator Mitnetz Strom started a pilot in the summer of 2022 to optimise charging processes in line with the grid. They aimed to achieve efficient and environmentally-friendly interaction between distributors and VW electric vehicles. Here’s the result.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 02:37 pm

Aral forms electric truck charging route in Rhine region

Aral pulse has opened a charging corridor for electric trucks along 600 kilometres of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor. The busy logistics route currently connects two major metropolitan regions with six charge hubs. However, the corridor is not yet complete.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 02:05 pm

Review Nissan Ariya: Well meant but not always well done

The Nissan Leaf was once among the e-mobility pioneers but fell behind in recent times. The long-announced Ariya was supposed to help Nissan catch up again and target the growing majority of EV adopters. Yet, the new platform and concept do not deliver throughout, as our driving test shows.

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Jan 19, 2023 - 01:55 pm

Vanwall presents compact EV with racing genes

The revived car brand Vanwall, a former English Formula 1 racing team, has presented an electric compact model to be built in Germany. The Vanderwell is said to stand out with its sporty look and will be delivered from the third quarter of 2023.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 03:49 pm

BMW is planning battery assembly plant in Bavaria

BMW is planning to build a large assembly plant for high-voltage batteries in Bavaria. The carmaker confirmed the plan in essence, but has not yet signed all the contracts. If all goes as planned, the excavators should start rolling in 2024.

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Jan 13, 2023 - 02:29 pm

Dacia expands Spring series by more powerful model

Renault’s Dacia brand is giving its only electric model, the Spring, a more powerful drive combined with a new equipment line. The Spring Extreme Electric 65, which Dacia is presenting at the Brussels Motor Show now underway, gets a new electric motor with 48 kW of power.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 03:35 pm

Tevex Logistics orders 50 Mercedes eActros LongHaul

Tevex Logistics, the logistics subsidiary of the German butcher Tönnies Group, wants to use the battery-electric eActros LongHaul long-distance truck for food deliveries in the future. To this end, the company has now signed a letter of intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks for the order of 50 units.

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Jan 9, 2023 - 06:08 pm

Mercedes-Benz & Lohum collaborate on 2nd life batteries

Mercedes-Benz Energy and the Indian company Lohum have agreed to a multi-year supply contract for used electric vehicle batteries. Mercedes-Benz Energy and Lohum have agreed to a minimum purchase of 50 MWh per year in the form of several second-life module variants.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/07/virtual-testing-porsche-engineering-cuts-development-time-of-electric-drives/
07.02.2023 13:18