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12.06.2019 - 17:17

VW invests for 20% of Northvolt

Volkswagen is investing 900 million euros in the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. Part of the sum is earmarked for a planned joint venture with the Swedish battery manufacturer, another part goes directly to Northvolt.

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12.06.2019 - 15:42

Silent Air Taxi: A new hybrid aircraft from Germany

The next project of the Aachen electric car pioneer Günther Schuh has a title: e.SAT. The company has presented the hybrid-electric small aircraft Silent Air Taxi together with the RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

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06.06.2019 - 18:01

VW to install 36,000 charging points in Europe

Volkswagen plans to build 36,000 charging points in Europe by 2025, 11,000 of which will be built by the VW brand itself. The German automaker made a not-so-subtle dig at the Federal German government for failing to make significant progress in infrastructure for electric mobility.

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05.06.2019 - 15:43

Schaeffler to offer utility vehicle electric drives

The automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced its entry into the electrification of commercial vehicles. To this end, the company has developed a modular system called E-Drive, which is intended to offer customers cost-effective, tailor-made solutions.

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05.06.2019 - 14:14

VW marks 20,000 pre-orders for their ID.3

According to sales manager Jürgen Stackmann, VW has now passed the mark of 20,000 pre-orders for the ID.3. Starting in 2020, the ID.3 will also be included in the electric car sharing service fleets at We Share.

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04.06.2019 - 16:04

Opel’s electric Corsa

For the first time, Opel is offering a purely battery-electric vehicle with the new sixth Corsa generation. The Corsa-e can now be ordered starting from 29,900 euros. Deliveries are scheduled to start in spring 2020.

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04.06.2019 - 11:30

Microlino opens order books

The online configurator for the Microlino is now activated. The Swiss electric cabin scooter can now be reserved at prices starting at 12,000 euros. As reported, the delivery start was recently postponed.

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31.05.2019 - 15:52

Germany extends EV premiums til end of 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Economics has officially extended the purchase premiums for electric cars and plug-in hybrids until the end of 2020. The environmental bonus will therefore continue in its current form, meaning with identical subsidy rates, until 31 December 2020.

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28.05.2019 - 16:35

Germany: Akasol to hit 800 MWh by early 2020

The German battery system supplier Akasol plans to increase its production capacity at its site in Langen, Germany before schedule. The latest quarterly report states that Akasol will have a production capacity of 800 MWh from the first quarter of 2020.

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27.05.2019 - 15:47

EU battery cell production: First funding in June

The German BMBF, that is the Ministry for Education, plans to decide on the location of a research factory for cell production on June 7. Moreover, the German government is also planning to pay the first half of the money for the planned cell production factories this June as well.

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25.05.2019 - 16:47

Germany looks to raising EV subsidies

The German Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to boost electric car sales by raising the ‘Environmental Bonus’ for purely electric cars from currently 2000 to 4000 euros by 2020. The measure would only apply to small battery electric or fuel cell cars with a purchase price of no more than 30,000 euros. 

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24.05.2019 - 12:33

DHL Express & StreetScooter present fuel cell van

At GreenTech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and the DHL/Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter just announced their cooperation in developing the ‘H2 Panel Van’. The van will be the first standard 4.25-ton electric utility van powered by hydrogen fuel cell – enabling a range of up to 500 kilometres.

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23.05.2019 - 15:57

BMW has plans for collapsible electric kick scooter

BMW is launching an electric kick scooter with a range of up to twelve kilometres and a speed of 20 km/h in September. Designed in cooperation with Micro Mobility Systems, the triple fold mechanism is geared towards high mobility consumers.

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22.05.2019 - 15:12

USA: Enel’s eMotorWerks introduces the JuicePlan

Enel Group subsidiary eMotorWerks has introduced its residential electric vehicle charging service called the JuicePlan in the US. Through this new service, eMotorWerks aims to increase access to smart charging and accelerate EV adoption.

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22.05.2019 - 13:06

Daimler restructures as Zetsche hands reigns to Källenius

After 13 years at the helm of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche stepped down as CEO today and has handed over management of the Group to Ola Källenius. He will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars for the next five years and comes with ambitions.

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22.05.2019 - 12:22

Bosch eBike Systems announce R200 e-bike range test

Bosch eBike Systems has made progress on a standard for measuring the ranges of e-bikes with defined parameters. The R200 has been developed in cooperation with ZIV (Germany’s bicycle industry association) and major companies from the bicycle industry are getting behind it.

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21.05.2019 - 17:18

Tritium to supply a further 120 Ionity charging parks

Tritium has signed a contract with Ionity for the supply of its HPC chargers for a further 120 charging parks. Last year, the joint venture already commissioned the Australian company to equip 100 sites. In addition, Tritium has received another order from Nissan.

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21.05.2019 - 15:49

Is BMW considering fully electric version of the i8?

For the next generation of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, BMW is apparently in favour of a fully electric drive with core elements from the BMW iNext’s electric all-wheel drive. The battery cells could be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer CATL.

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21.05.2019 - 15:45

Audi’s new PHEV called Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

With the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, Audi presents the first representative of its new plug-in hybrid family. The model offers 270 kW system power and a “more than 40 km” purely electric range according to WLTP. The partly electric SUV can be ordered immediately.

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21.05.2019 - 14:11

Unu reveals its second generation electric scooter

The Berlin-based company Unu, founded in 2013, has revealed its second-generation electric scooter developed in cooperation with partners including Bosch and LG. The completely new e-scooter can be ordered online in three performance variants and seven colours.

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18.05.2019 - 15:04

Dräxlmaier producing Porsche Taycan battery system

The German automobile supplier Dräxlmaier, located near Stuttgart, is starting series production of the 800-volt total battery system for the Porsche Taycan. For this purpose, the Bavarian company built their first battery assembly plant on an area of 10,000 sqm.

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17.05.2019 - 13:26

Sweden: Autonomous electric truck in operation

German logistics group DB Schenker is now using Einride’s fully electric autonomous T-Pod truck in Jönköping, Sweden, to transport goods on a public road. Swedish authorities recently gave their approval for the endeavour.

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17.05.2019 - 12:25

VW to manufacture small electric car in Eastern Europe

Volkswagen’s plans for future plants are changing rapidly: from 2023, the purely electric small car for less than 20,000 euros is to be built in Eastern Europe instead of in Emden in Germany as originally planned. The Zwickau plant in Germany will probably hand over the production of the I.D. Crozz to Emden.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/15/germany-four-h2-stations-closed-after-norway-explosion/
15.06.2019 16:35