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24.04.2019 - 15:00

BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.

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24.04.2019 - 14:31

VW ID.3 to cost 29,990 euros with a 48 kWh battery

The basic version of the VW ID.3 is expected to run on a 48 kWh battery and will probably cost 29,990 euros, but is not yet ready for launch. A launch edition of Volkswagen’s first MEB electric car can be pre-ordered from 8 May onwards.

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23.04.2019 - 16:14

Audi revises e-tron production targets downwards

Audi has reduced the e-tron production target for this year at its Brussels plant by more than 10,000 units to 45,242 units, due to supply issues. Also, production of Audi’s second electric model, the e-tron Sportback, is to be postponed until 2020.

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23.04.2019 - 16:19

Lilium air taxi seeks EASA & US approval + first CFO

Lilium, the startup that wants to launch a fleet of flying electric cars in cities across the globe by 2025, is awaiting safety approval in Europe and the USA. Meanwhile, the Munich-based company will be joined by Christopher Delbrueck as its first CFO.

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15.04.2019 - 17:08

More electric cars being sold despite market downturn

The latest report by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) forecasts electric vehicle sales to continue to gain momentum in 2019 – despite a decline in the overall number of car registrations. China and Norway remain the drivers and exceptions of the global trend.

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10.04.2019 - 21:08

Porsche reclaims axle production for Macan EV

With the fully electric Macan to enter production in Leipzig early on in the next decade, Porsche is integrating axle assembly on-site. So far, the factory had outsourced this work to a supplier and Porsche says, the new unit will create more than 100 jobs and help keep motors a USP.

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10.04.2019 - 15:33

Germany: Mercedes to deliver 56 eCitaro to ESWE

Mercedes-Benz has received a major order from the ESWE public transport operator in Wiesbaden for the electric city bus eCitaro. The local transport company of the Hessian capital ordered a total of 56 units of the electric bus, which is manufactured in Mannheim.

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09.04.2019 - 17:07

FastNed switching to kWh billing model in May

Fastned will change billing at its mainland European fast-charging stations to kWh prices on 1 May. At all Fastned charging points in Germany, 59 cents per kilowatt hour will be charged starting next month, while in their native Netherlands, they are already offering the same deal.

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09.04.2019 - 14:04

First Audi e-tron statistics released

After Audi began deliveries of the all-electric e-tron to customers in Europe in March, the German luxury car giant is now able to reveal its first distribution figures. According to these, most e-trons have so far gone to Germany (490) and Norway (621).

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06.04.2019 - 12:43

Daimler starts building new battery sub-plant

Daimler company Mercedes Benz Cars has now begun construction work on the planned battery sub-plant on its Brühl site situated at the company’s home grounds in the Stuttgart district of Untertürkheim. Batteries for future electric vehicles of the EQ family will soon be assembled on an area of 12,000 square meters.

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05.04.2019 - 14:47

Innolith battery said to achieve 4 x energy density

Swiss energy technology company Innolith says they have developed the world’s first lithium-based rechargeable battery with an energy density of 1000 Wh/kg, which would give electric cars a range of more than 1000 km on a single charge. The battery apparently uses less expensive materials and is non-flammable.

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04.04.2019 - 20:48

16 eCitaro electric buses for Hamburg

The Hamburg-Holstein Transport Authority (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro models that should be delivered at the end of 2019. According to Daimler, this will be the first time the fully electric city buses will feature the new maximum configuration with twelve battery packs and a total capacity of 292 kWh.

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04.04.2019 - 16:19

ZF new automatic transmissions for BMW

ZF Friedrichshafen has received an order from BMW to supply its advanced 8-speed automatic transmission with a volume in the tens of billions over a long period of time. The latest version of the ZF 8-speed transmission, which has been in production since 2009, is technically optimized for the integration of electric drives. This also […]

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04.04.2019 - 14:08

Germany paves their way for electric micro-mobilty

The German federal cabinet has passed the long-announced Small Electric Vehicle Ordinance (eKFV). Now it is up to the federal council to take the next steps. It could adopt the new regulations on 17 May so that the regulation would enter into force this spring.

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04.04.2019 - 00:31

Hamburger Hochbahn appoints ABB for chargers

For Germany’s first electric bus depot, Hamburger Hochbahn AG has appointed ABB to supply infrastructure for 44 high-power chargers. Each of the buses with a range of up to 150 km in normal conditions, will be able to be charged overnight in the central bus depot.

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02.04.2019 - 14:12

Fraunhofer presents fuel cell bicycle

In Germany, the Fraunhofer ISE is undertaking the LiteFCBike project, which is developing a compact fuel cell system offering a fully-fledged replacement for a pedelec battery. The Fraunhofer ISE is currently presenting this hydrogen technology at the Hannover Messe.

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02.04.2019 - 13:10

Byton marks 50,000 M-Byte reservations

Although the vehicle is not yet on the market, but Byton has already received no less than 50,000 reservations for the M byte via the website. Meanwhile, the startup with prototypes of the model completed winter tests in Inner Mongolia.

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01.04.2019 - 20:39

Irizar to deliver electric buses to Germany

The Spanish electric bus manufacturer Irizar has received new orders from Germany and Switzerland. A contract has been signed with Rheinbahn in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the delivery of ten electric buses. Irizar has also been awarded the contract to supply the electric bus system for the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

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30.03.2019 - 08:28

TÜV SÜD to help build battery lab in Thailand

TÜV SÜD is participating in the construction of a battery test centre near Bangkok in Thailand. The German testing and certification service provider has now signed a corresponding cooperation agreement with the local Ministry of Industry and the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI).

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30.03.2019 - 07:38

VWN pumps €1.8 billion into future fields

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) announces that it intends to spend more than €1.8 billion in the current year 2019 on converting its plants, establishing new business areas and developing new vehicles – the latter with a focus on electric drives.

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29.03.2019 - 14:25

Are European carmakers holding back on EV sales?

The Norwegian electric car association Elbilforening has criticised long waiting lists for electric cars and see this endangering the goal set by the government three years ago of only registering emission-free new cars in Norway from 2025.

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28.03.2019 - 16:44

Self-driving shuttles to operate in German town

By the Rhein river in the city of Monheim in Germany, five fully autonomous electric buses will begin operations on five bus lines this autumn. Each bus built by France’s Easymile is four meters long with seating for just six passengers.

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28.03.2019 - 13:54

The future of Daimler’s Smart secured with Geely

Daimler confirms the latest rumours about the future of its small car brand Smart – so now it is official: Daimler and Geely will establish a joint venture based in China to further develop the Smart brand as a global EV manufacturer.

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26.03.2019 - 19:20

Germany: CELEST energy research centre opens

The research platform for electrochemical energy was officially launched today. Researchers from various disciplines will now be working on high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage systems at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST).

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25.03.2019 - 15:23

Smart’s future in the balance

Daimler wants to decide this year about the future of its small car brand Smart. Under the incoming new CEO Ola Källenius, the little car may fall victim to pressure to make savings at Daimler. Smart boss Katrin Adt is already looking for a partner in China to lower costs.

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24.04.2019 15:00