Tag: Germany

Sep 29, 2022 - 06:55 pm

German courts challenge Renault over remote battery termination

The German Federal Supreme Court is hearing a case to decide how much power manufacturers have over vehicle batteries in a lease. The court will decide whether it is legal for the battery of an electric vehicle to be remotely turned off in the case of an extraordinary termination of the lease.

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Sep 29, 2022 - 12:52 pm

BYD is heading to Europe with an electric car trio

Waiting times for electric cars in Europe are sometimes very long. Chinese manufacturers see this as an opportunity for expansion – especially BYD. The carmaker from Shenzhen has now announced details of its upcoming market launch with electric cars in Europe. The launch models will be the Atto 3, Tang and Han.

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Sep 28, 2022 - 03:04 pm

Smart announces prices for the #1

Smart has published the first European prices for its electric SUV #1. In Germany, the base model Pro+ starts at 41,490 euros, with three more variants on offer above that. For the UK, pre-orders of the Launch Edition will open in January and are strictly limited to 100 cars. Pre-orders for the other models will […]

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Sep 27, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Quantron looks to expand to India

Quantron and the Indian company ETO Motors are planning a cooperation for the Indian and European markets. Through this cooperation, the German electric commercial vehicle manufacturer wants to gain access to the Indian market with its products, among other things.

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Sep 26, 2022 - 03:36 pm

Eight Hyundai Ioniq 5 form grid-balancing powerbank

In Germany, eight charging stations and eight Hyundai Ioniq 5 have fed in secondary balancing power in the area under the auspices of transmission grid operator Amprion. Amprion has also successfully placed its first Green Bond on the international capital market. 

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Sep 26, 2022 - 12:15 pm

VW subsidiary PowerCo & Umicore launch battery joint venture

The Volkswagen Group’s new battery subsidiary PowerCo and the Belgian materials technology group Umicore have established a joint venture for cathode and prematerial production in Europe. From 2025, the joint venture is to supply PowerCo’s European battery cell factories with key materials.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 01:02 pm

Volkswagen to upgrade Chemnitz factory

Volkswagen is planning to adjust production at the Chemnitz engine plant in future as part of the transformation to electric mobility. Up to now, only combustion engines have been produced at the plant. At a works meeting, the first eMobility component from Chemnitz was announced.

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Sep 21, 2022 - 11:22 am

Mercedes is low on chargers

Mercedes plug-in hybrids currently come without Mode 2 charging cables, which enable charging at household sockets. “There is currently a worldwide supply shortage of certain semiconductor components,” Mercedes confirmed. Mercedes could not say when customers would get their cables.

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Sep 19, 2022 - 10:32 am

12.500 pre-orders for the ID. Buzz

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) has published an update on the interim status of pre-orders for the ID. Buzz. This has revealed currently around 12,500 pre-orders – of which more than 6,000 reservations are for the ID. Buzz Cargo.

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Sep 17, 2022 - 05:59 pm

Evonik makes headway in battery recycling processes

The specialty chemicals group Evonik wants to make the recycling of lithium from drive batteries of electric vehicles easier, more economical and more environmentally friendly. The ceramic membrane process developed for this purpose should be ready for the market in three to five years.

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Sep 17, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Nikola & Iveco start testing e-trucks in the Port of Hamburg

In Germany, in the Port of Hamburg, a demonstration phase has begun with the first three Nikola BEV tractor units in Europe. In the second phase of the project, the full integration of the BEV vehicles into port operations and the installation of the charging infrastructure will take place in 2023.

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Sep 16, 2022 - 06:52 pm

Allego and Shell Recharge again raise charging prices

In Europe, Allego announced a further price increase for its charging stations on 7 October – although the previous price round only took place on 1 September. In Germany, Shell Recharge is already increasing its rates at the end of the month.

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Sep 16, 2022 - 02:23 pm

Bosch starts making drives for light commercial EVs

Bosch is putting a new electric drive for vans and small and medium-sized trucks into series production. The new drive unit consists of an electric motor plus an integrated inverter. The German automotive supplier already has Daimler Truck as a launch customer.

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Sep 15, 2022 - 02:34 pm

Cellcentric and Mahle announce fuel cell cooperation

Mahle & Cellcentric, the fuel cell joint venture of Daimler Truck and Volvo, have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the field of fuel cell technology. This concerns both the use in heavy commercial vehicles, but also “other applications with comparable requirements”.

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Sep 15, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Tesla rumoured to postpone battery production in Germany

Tesla is rumoured to have postponed its plans for battery production in Grünheide. Instead, corresponding projects in the USA are to be pushed ahead for the time being. According to media reports, the US government’s tax plans are behind the new battery strategy.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 02:35 pm

Fraunhofer Institutes receive €80 million for fuel cell production

A consortium of 19 Fraunhofer institutes has received a funding decision of 80 million euros from the German Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) for the project ‘H2GO – National Fuel Cell Production Action Plan’. With this, the BMDV wants to promote the ramp-up of fuel cell production for heavy-duty transport in Germany.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 11:14 am

MG to launch the MG4 Electric for €28,990

The SAIC brand MG Motor has opened the configurator for its MG4 Electric with its official market launch in Europe. The compact electric car is available in three model variants and is scheduled for delivery this year. By 2025, the Chinese company wants to offer ten model series.

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Sep 13, 2022 - 04:32 pm

Bosch begins testing fuel cell transporters

Bosch has equipped two vans with fuel cell technology and started test operation on the road. The partner in the project is the company Abt eLine, which converted the vehicles together with Bosch Engineering. Bosch will also bring the FC transporters to the IAA Transportation next week.

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Sep 13, 2022 - 11:07 am

There’s no easy-going for Tesla’s Autopilot in Germany

Tesla has to improve its driver assistance system Autopilot in Germany once more. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) identified weaknesses in the system months ago. Tesla has since been able to resolve some of the complaints, but according to a KBA spokesperson, “further remedial measures are still being tested and validated”.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 12:07 pm

Tesla presents plans to further expand Giga Berlin

Tesla has announced new plans to expand the plant in Grünheide, Germany, by 100 hectares at an event at the weekend. A train station as well as logistics and storage areas are to be built there in order to keep significantly more parts in stock on site than before.

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Sep 10, 2022 - 01:04 pm

SVOLT confirms 2nd battery cell plant in Germany

SVOLT has confirmed building another cell factory for the European battery industry in Germany. The new site at Lauchhammer, Brandenburg, is a former wind turbine plant owned by Vestas. The company aims to repurpose it fast, by early 2025.

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Sep 9, 2022 - 03:28 pm

Meyle designs new control arm for Tesla

Component manufacturer Meyle will present an improved control arm for the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y at Automechanika next week. More and more Tesla drivers had been complaining about squeaking noises in the Model 3 and Model Y, according to Meyle, so they fitted a solution.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/10/01/german-aerospace-center-hwa-develop-cleanest-concept-yet/
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