Tag: Germany

Jan 28, 2020 - 02:39 pm

VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.

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Jan 28, 2020 - 12:32 pm

e.GO Mobile boss exposes German finance culture

Günther Schuh, head of e.Go Mobile, also co-founder of StreetScooter and an Aachen University professor expressed disappointment with German financial institutions and the culture of hesitancy. He also speaks about e.GO Mobile’s current investment structure at home and in China in detail.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 02:38 pm

Daimler delivers 16 electric buses to Hamburg

Public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has now taken delivery of its 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses ordered in April 2019. Another four eCitaro solo buses and 17 eCitaro G articulated buses are to be delivered by the end of the year.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Tesla under consideration for Gigafactory 4 subsidies

According to a local media report, Tesla has applied to the German government for subsidies for battery cell production and research in Germany. In return, Tesla could become part of one of the consortia that the Ministry of Economics wants to support.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Toshiba to build hybrid trains for DB Cargo

DB Cargo is procuring 50 hybrid locomotives from Japan’s Toshiba to replace existing diesel locomotives. In addition, Deutsche Bahn’s freight unit is leasing another 50 of Toshiba’s hybrid locomotives.

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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 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm

VW ID.4 to have its world premiere this spring

The ID.3, which is finally due to be launched this summer, will probably be followed by ID.4 already this year. Two media outlets now claim to know more details about Volkswagen’s first e-SUV – including the location and time of the world premiere.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 12:31 pm

e.GO planning JV with unnamed Chinese company

German electric vehicle startup e.GO Mobile is planning a joint venture with a Chinese company. According to e.GO boss Günther Schuh, a Chinese version of the e.GO Life will be produced there. The contracts have apparently been signed, but not yet implemented.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 01:11 pm

Tesla signs land purchase contract for Gigafactory 4

In Germany, the site for the planned Tesla factory in Brandenburg district of Grünheide has been moved forward with a decisive step: Tesla has now signed the purchase contract with the state of Brandenburg for the 300 hectares of land for Tesla’s Gigafactory 4.

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Jan 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

Audi to install 4,500 charge points at its plants

Audi wants to invest around 100 million euros in charging infrastructure to install at its own sites and is planning more than 4,500 charging points, most of which will also be publicly accessible. The majority will stand at Audi’s German plants with some at other locations as well.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 01:57 pm

BMW to convert Munich plant for i4 production this summer

BMW will be closing its main plant in Munich for six weeks this summer to convert it to producing the all-electric BMW i4. The EV is scheduled to go into series production next year, still with battery cells bought in. However, this could change in future.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 09:42 am

Ford goes to Carnival

As a mobility partner of the Cologne Carnival in Germany, Ford is electrifying the entire fleet of parade floats at this year’s Monday procession. Of the 55 carts used, 25 Transit custom plug-in hybrids are exclusively electric, the remaining 30 are mild-hybrid versions.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Amazon orders electric delivery vehicles in Munich

Amazon has enlarged its delivery fleet of the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre with several electric delivery vans. Amazon has ordered 40 Work Box and 60 charging stations from StreetScooter, plus ten eVito from Mercedes-Benz.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Tesla distances from German battery production

Tesla does not plan to manufacture lithium-ion cells near Berlin in the first construction phase. This could be due to the tight schedule. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model Y has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the USA.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Hamburg police adds Opel Ampera-e to fleet

The Hamburg police have received the first seven of a total of 16 radio patrol cars with electric drive. They are the Opel Ampera-e. According to the police, the electric fleet will be used mainly for traffic surveillance as part of the local presence.

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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 - 03:00 pm

Small fuel cell aircraft in development in Germany

The electric vehicle retrofitter eCap Mobility and the microlight aircraft manufacturer Breezer Aircraft want to develop a fuel cell drive that can be retrofitted to single-engine aircraft. However, the focus is more on single-seat sports aircraft than on the electrification of commercial planes.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 04:35 pm

SK Innovation to expand in Hungary and the USA

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation apparently wants to further increase its production capacities in the USA and Hungary to meet rocketing demand for EV batteries. There is also talk of a joint venture with Volkswagen.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Mercedes-Benz opens new e-truck testing centre

Mercedes-Benz has opened an expanded development and test centre at its truck plant in the German town of Wörth after a year and a half of construction. This is where solutions for connected, autonomous and electric driving for trucks will be developed and tested.

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Jan 9, 2020 - 10:43 pm

Developments in H2 storage using nanoparticles

At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) in Germany, materials researchers are developing hydrogen storage systems based on light metal hydrides. Now they have published a new concept with which these hydrogen storage systems could be refilled five times faster at a working temperature below 180 degrees.

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Jan 9, 2020 - 12:27 pm

Compact BMW X models to come in PHEV versions

BMW is introducing the X1 as a plug-in hybrid. The X2 will also be equipped with PHEV drive later this year. BMW will be relying on the familiar powertrain from the 2-series Active Tourer and Mini Countryman.

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Jan 9, 2020 - 11:13 am

Sono Motors drums up another 10 million euros

Sono Motors is well on the way to meeting its crowdfunding target of 50 million euros as part of the crowdfunding campaign that was extended till January 20. Sono Motors received a financing commitment of a further 10 million euros through the participation of existing investors, bringing the current level to just under 45 million […]

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Jan 8, 2020 - 04:28 pm

BMW & Daimler’s Free Now add Teslas to fleets

BMW and Daimler’s ride-hailing operator Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) is expanding its ride-hailing fleet in Hamburg with an initial 60 Tesla vehicles. The ride-sharing service wants to boost its expansion into other cities in Germany.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/28/vw-boss-herbert-diess-gets-frank-about-co2/
28.01.2020 14:19