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13.08.2018 - 16:56

Horiba takes over FuelCon AG

The Japanese company will be taking over the German FuelCon, which is specialised on battery and fuel cell testing. The company is based in Barleben near Magdeburg, and has specialised on building test tracks for NEVs. Several larger corporations are among their customers.

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06.08.2018 - 13:56

E.ON complying with German “Eichrecht” for EV charging

Utility E.ON has announced to begin equipping their charging stations in accordance with the German Weights and Measures Law (Eichrecht). The solution called SAM has been developed by EBG compleo and enables E.ON to accurately calculate the price of charging both per minute and kWh.

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31.07.2018 - 14:15

Tesla in talks for additional Gigafactory

Tesla has reportedly begun preliminary talks with representatives from the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland, regarding the construction of Tesla’s first Gigafactory in Europe. The facility will produce both cars and batteries.

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30.07.2018 - 17:04

MOIA switching from testing to regular operations

The MOIA ride-share initiative in Hannover switched from their test phase to official commercial operation today. The permit granted by the city allows the company to start with 150 vehicles. By 2020, the MOIA fleet in Hannover will be allowed to grow to 250. By the end of 2020, the VW subsidiary plans to have […]

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18.07.2018 - 17:39

Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn using electric cabs of LEVC

Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki has launched an individual shuttle service in Hamburg. The on-demand offer complements the public transit by operator VHH and is included in their ticketing. The partners opted for the range-extended electric taxis made by British LEVC.

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17.07.2018 - 17:11

Audi batteries storing energy in second-life setting

Audi has joined the ranks of carmakers finding new uses for old electric car batteries as energy storage. The station has been set up close to Nuremberg in the south of Germany. Capturing 1,000 kWh, the second-life installation is run by local utilities.

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16.07.2018 - 14:13

Akasol making better batteries for eCitaro by Daimler

Germany’s Akasol has got to work on the next generation of power packs for Daimler’s eCitaro electric bus. The next-gen batteries shall stay the same size but deliver 330 kWh rather than the initial 243 kWh. Series production will begin in 2020.

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12.07.2018 - 18:55

800 volt charging park by Porsche goes online in Berlin

The EV charging park announced last year at the Porsche center in Berlin-Adlershof was recently connected to the grid. Four customer parking spots were fitted with Porsche chargers, two of which with the new 800 volt charging technology. The park is accessible to all cars during the opening times of the center.

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11.07.2018 - 18:39

SGL Carbon preparing to make more batteries

SGL Carbon steels itself for surging demand for EV batteries. The supplier says it “significantly increased” production capacities for synthetic graphite anode material and will conclude the expansion in 2019, while also investing in their battery lab.

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09.07.2018 - 11:44

Siemens to exit electric motor JV with Valeo

In future Valeo will be solely responsible for the Valeo Siemens eAutomotive joint venture that they had founded together with Siemens back in 2016. Valeo’s main man in Germany, Derrick Zechmair, confirmed an end to the JV, saying they had planned the exit along.

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05.07.2018 - 16:37

Beige electric cabs by LEVC kick-off in Germany

A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide.

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05.07.2018 - 13:10

IONITY selects ultra-fast chargers from Tritium

The high power charging network IONITY set up by mostly German carmakers has turned to Tritium of Australia to order ultra-fast charging equipment. These will equip 100 HPC locations across five European countries – for a start.

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05.07.2018 - 07:02

Sono Motors reenforces Executive Board

EV startup Sono Motors secures support from two experienced executives. New COO will be Thomas Hausch, last responsible for e-mobility at Nissan with previous roles at Daimler and Chrysler. Isa Krupka joins as Chief Communications Officer (CCO).

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03.07.2018 - 20:48

Controlled stress test for local grid in Germany

South Germany’s utility EnBW has launched a pilot project to see, whether the local grid can withstand peak demand from eleven electric cars charging on one street. The neighbourhood in question is in a town close to Stuttgart and has been renamed E-Mobility Allee.

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28.06.2018 - 17:56

PlugSurfing adds Freshmile charge points in France

Berlin startup PlugSurfing now includes the 2,000 charging points of Freshmile in France and Germany in their portfolio. The cooperation stretches over 100 local networks and will enable electric car drivers to use their PlugSurfing RFID key widely.

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26.06.2018 - 17:15

Belectric lends life to thousands of electric car batteries

Belectric says it has commissioned three large projects in the UK and Germany based on thousands of electric car batteries, both used and new. The batteries from different manufacturers have a total capacity of 40 MWh and are providing frequency response services to grids in Europe.

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25.06.2018 - 19:18

Sweden: Alelion supplying heavy-duty EV batteries

Swedish Alelion has been selected to supply batteries for Germany’s KAMAG Transporttechnik who wants to electrify one of their heavy-duty truck models. The order is worth 1.4M euros and part of a joint development project starting this year.

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25.06.2018 - 13:26

Berlin: Extensive EV subsidy scheme for businesses

Berlin step up their e-mobility efforts big time as they launch a new plug-in vehicle subsidy scheme for SMEs and businesses in the German capital. As of July, 1, companies may claim up to 4,000 euros for buying an EV and 8,000 for an electric van, all on top of the federal incentive.

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23.06.2018 - 15:50

eHighway pilot under construction on the Autobahn

Works have started on one of three eHighway projects in Germany. Led by Siemens, the track along the A1 motorway will enable hybrid trucks to charge while in motion via overhead wire. The pilot set to start in mid-2019 will receive power from renewable energy sources.

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22.06.2018 - 03:39

Germany: First Fastned High Power Charging station live

Fastned opens their first ultra-fast charging in Germany today. Located on the A3 motorway, the site serves electric car drivers with charging powers of up to 350 kW. It is the first of 25 such stations the Dutch will install across the country with hundreds more planned across Europe.

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21.06.2018 - 16:09

Daimler reforms coal plant into EV battery storage unit

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy has turned a coal power plant into an energy storage facility. It holds close to 2,000 electric car batteries for a combined capacity of near 10 MWh available to the energy market. On top, these batteries may also return to power new smart electric vehicles.

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20.06.2018 - 17:34

Brand new electric Smart cars to share in Stuttgart

The car2go fleet in Mercedes’ home town Stuttgart is the first to include the electric Smart of the latest generation. They boast the new faster charger and Smart wants to complete the exchange of all 500 electric cars with new ones this autumn.

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20.06.2018 - 16:26

Euronics offering EV charging with EnBW in Germany

Electronics retailer Euronics that operates stores in all of Europe has teamed up with utility EnBW to install charging stations at 50 locations in Germany. Customers will receive a charging voucher that can be used at any station in the EnBW network.

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20.06.2018 - 13:20

Tesla CEO favours Gigafactory in Germany

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter – no surprises here – to add some detail to plans for a Gigafactory in Europe. And – here’s the surprise – he named Germany as a “leading choice” mainly due to its location in the centre of Europe.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/06/20/tesla-ceo-favours-gigafactory-in-germany/
20.06.2018 13:20