Tag: Germany

Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 11:50 am

e.GO Mobile closes €30 million financing round

Aachen-based electric car start-up e.GO Mobile, which now operates under the name Next.e.GO Mobile after being acquired by a Dutch investment group, has closed a Series B financing round of more than 30 million euros to enable the start of production at its plant in Aachen.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:48 pm

Blackstone announces LFP production ready by summer

Blackstone Technology, the German subsidiary of Swiss-based Blackstone Resources, has unveiled a new lithium-ion battery cell based on LFP technology, manufactured using an in-house patented 3D printing technology, which is expected to enter volume production this summer.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:27 pm

Audi expands plug-in hybrid model lineup

Audi is further expanding its range of plug-in hybrid models. The Q5 TFSI e quattro is getting a new battery, which should increase the electric range. In addition, the Q5 Sportback is also coming in two PHEV variants with immediate effect. The new battery will also be used in the PHEV versions of the A6 […]

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Feb 22, 2021 - 01:55 pm

Schaeffler to open new lab in Bavaria

Automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced plans to invest around 80 million euros in a new central laboratory in Herzogenaurach, Germany, which is scheduled for completion by 2023. Schaeffler intends to bundle “core competencies and key technologies” at the site.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 06:06 am

Aral expands HPC network in Germany

Aral is now uniting all of its e-mobility activities under its new Aral Pulse brand and says it will expand its HPC network in Germany more extensively than previously planned. This should mean that by the end of the year, 500 charging points with up to 350 kW are to be in operation at more […]

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Feb 17, 2021 - 05:55 am

BMW introduces new charging tarifs in Europe

The BMW Group has introduced a new tariff structure for its charging services BMW Charging and Mini Charging in 19 European countries. Only one of the two tariffs offers fixed prices at all available charging stations. In both cases, preferential conditions with Ionity cost more.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:52 pm

Greenpeace have their eyes trained on Volkswagen

The Greenpeace vs Volkswagen saga continues as the NGO finds the Group has registered a “disproportionately high number” of new electrified cars to themselves and their dealers when compared to ICE, allegedly to avoid fines. Volkswagen reacts rather dryly.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:45 pm

Researchers find lithium distributes unevenly in batteries

A German-American research team has studied the electrochemical processes in lithium-ion batteries in more detail. They discovered that the lithium is not evenly distributed in the battery cells – a discovery that should improve the modelling of battery cells.

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Feb 13, 2021 - 06:39 pm

Go4City: Fraunhofer & ELO Mobility to develop H2 buses

The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI and Berlin-based ELO Mobility have teamed up developing next-gen hydrogen-powered buses. They just launched the Go4City project with funding through the German government.

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Feb 12, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Amazon-backed Rivian looking for EV plant in Europe

The US electric car startup Rivian, supported by Amazon and Ford, is looking for European locations for a new plant. Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary are among the countries under discussion, sources close to the matter said.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:16 am

Tesla opens platform for repair by third parties in the EU

Tesla has opened its platform for repair and maintenance information to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission. Independent car repair shops can now access the information without restrictions. Meanwhile, an investment firm has greatly increased its Tesla shares.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 06:19 pm

Allego ups the power at 40 stations in Germany

In Germany, the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging locations built as part of the EU Fast-E project. In selected locations, 300 kW fast chargers will also be installed.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 03:25 pm

ZSW breaks ground for HyFaB factory

In Germany, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Ulm has broken ground for the HyFaB research factory, an open industry platform with a focus on fuel cell stacks. Commissioning is planned for the beginning of 2022.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 03:15 pm

InnoTherMS to redesign thermal management

The new German-French research project InnoTherMS aims to reduce the energy consumption of electric vehicles to the bare minimum by means of an innovative thermal management system. This should improve the range by at least ten per cent.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 01:12 pm

Ford to build electric vehicles in Cologne

Ford has decided to build its first purely electric small car at the Fiesta plant in Cologne. According to industry insiders informing a media report, the US carmaker is also moving away from planned hybrid cars in favour of electric models.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 06:12 pm

Three German transit firms order VDL e-buses

VDL Bus & Coach has received orders from three transport companies in Germany for a total of twelve Citea SLF-120 Electric. Nine of the electric buses will go to Kraftverkehrsgesellschaft Braunschweig, two to Verdener Verkehrsgesellschaft and one to Stadtbus Goslar.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 02:27 pm

Porsche announces new Cayenne series manager

Porsche has found a replacement for Cayenne series manager Manfred Harrer, who left for Apple to work on Project Titan. Stefan Weckbach used to be the chief developer of the Taycan electric model and will now take over responsibility for the large SUV series.

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Feb 5, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Hamburg orders electric buses from Irizar, MAN & Volvo

Hamburg public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has completed the tender for a further 32 electric buses. The contracts were awarded to Irizar, MAN and Volvo. Delivery of the new vehicles is scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 04:49 pm

Electreon joins eCharge project for in-motion charging

Israel’s Electreon has joined the eCharge project conducted by the TU Braunschweig with funding through the German government. The consortium also includes Volkswagen and Eurovia. Electreon will deliver its wireless in-road charging technology.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 01:50 pm

Mercedes EQA now available to order in Europe

Mercedes is opening the order books for its EQA compact electric vehicle, which they unveiled two weeks ago. The first models will arrive at dealers in the spring. So far we know list prices in Germany for the EQA 250 with 140 kW battery.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Ekoenergetyka installs depot chargers in Aachen

The Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has installed 17 depot charging stations for electric buses in the German town of Aachen. Each has a capacity of 75 kW, and another ten of these charging stations are to follow in mid-2021.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 06:38 pm

Daimler delivers solid-state battery buses

Wiesbaden’s public transport operator, ESWE is building electric momentum as the first Daimler buses with solid-state batteries arrive. Now ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft added corresponding charging infrastructure.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 04:51 pm

VW ID.4 entry-level versions now up for pre-sale

After the pre-sale of the special edition VW ID.4 1ST, VW is now starting the pre-sale of other models of the ID.4 – this includes versions with a smaller battery. Deliveries to customers in Europe and China are scheduled to begin in March, and in the USA from the middle of the year.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/26/fastned-closes-financing-round-with-e150-million/
26.02.2021 14:28