Tag: Germany

Nov 30, 2020 - 06:30 pm

VW transports batteries to Zwickau by train

According to Volkswagen, “green battery logistics” have been put into operation for the MEB plant in Zwickau. Transporting the batteries by rail is expected to save around 11,000 tons of CO2 per year compared to truck transport.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 03:44 pm

VW boss again crosses hairs with the works council

Only a few months after the last major conflict with employee representatives at the Volkswagen works council, which ended in the loss of the post as head of the brand, VW CEO Herbert Diess has apparently found trouble again. According to a report in the German media, the current development could even result in a […]

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Nov 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm

VW looks at China to make small e-cars for Europe

Rumours about a small electric car from Volkswagen for less than 20,000 euros are back on the boil. According to a report in the German media, VW will be cooperating with JAC from China for the construction of the small electric car. This is not such a surprising development given the project’s past and increasing […]

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Nov 29, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Ford looking to build MEB electric car in Cologne

This summer just passed, Ford announced that its future electric car would be developed on the basis of Volkswagen’s Modular E-Drive Box (MEB) in Cologne-Merkenich, Germany. Now, various reports from the German media are now reporting that the electric car is also to be built at the Ford plant in Cologne.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 02:46 pm

Valmet launches new battery test centre in Germany

The Finnish supplier Valmet Automotive has started up another Battery Test Center (BTC) in Weihenbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The facility should expand the testing capacities at the central battery testing facility in Bad Friedrichshall 30 kilometres away.

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Nov 26, 2020 - 07:54 pm

VW opens order books for Arteon PHEVs

VW has opened the order books for the PHEV versions of the new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake with 59 and 57 kilometres electric range, respectively. Prices in Germany start at €51,064 for the Arteon eHybrid hatchback and from €51,927 for Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid.

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Nov 26, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Marelli to manufacture e-drives in Cologne, Germany

The automotive supplier Marelli is planning a production facility for electric vehicle drives in Cologne, Germany that will go into operation in the first half of 2021. The company based in Japan has not yet provided technical data on the drives built there.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Kuka to build underbody for VW ID.Buzz

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has entrusted Kuka with the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a fully automated body shop for the substructure of the purely electrical ID. Buzz. The model will be produced at the VWN plant in Hanover from 2022.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 05:40 pm

Mahle opens electric axle drive testing facility

The automotive supplier Mahle has opened a new test bench for electric drives in Fellbach near Stuttgart, Germany. In the future, individual drive units and complete electric axle drives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids will be tested there. The first test for a customer has already been completed.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 04:51 pm

Second life for a coal power plant in Germany

In a former coal-fired power plant in Elverlingsen, Germany, a new stationary battery storage system made up of of electric car batteries has been put into operation. The project was jointly developed by Renault, the technology company The Mobility House and the electricity storage system expert Fenecon.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 05:52 pm

Hamburg: VHH manages e-bus fleet across 11 depots

The city of Hamburg is becoming a beacon of bus electrification. The Senate decided to make electric bus purchasing compulsory this year and the growing number of e-buses changes the depots. Operator VHH has therefore turned to PSI Transcom to implement PSIeBus.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 02:24 pm

Aiways drives expansion with U5 electric SUV

China’s Aiways is driving its European expansion as the company’s first electric SUV reaches new customers. The EV maker has named the Netherlands as next destination this November, following an earlier market launch in Germany and parts of France.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 06:37 pm

Lilium flying electric taxi hub set up in the USA

The German flying e-taxi startup Lilium has just announced its expansion into the USA. By 2025, the first hub for electric air mobility is to be built in Orlando in the US state of Florida. This will connect the region around Orlando itself with Miami in the south and Jacksonville in the north of Florida.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm

BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant

BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Germany extends stimulus for EVs until 2025

In Germany, a panel of top politicians and business leaders has decided on further incentives for electric mobility. As expected, these include the extension of the innovation premium until 2025, but also subsidies and requirements for the expansion of charging infrastructure.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 03:20 pm

SVOLT to build German battery factory in Saarland

The Chinese battery cell manufacturer SVOLT will build its European battery cell factory in the German state of Saarland. The cell factory itself is to be built in Überherrn, and an assembly of modules and packs in Heusweiler. Cell production is scheduled to start at the end of 2023.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to join S&P 500 stock market in December

Tesla shares are now included in the S&P 500 stock market index after all. Tesla’s inclusion will take place on 21 December. In addition, Tesla has apparently found a new construction manager for the Gigafactory in Grünheide within its own ranks.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Volkswagen aims for 2023 with electric station wagon

After VW announced that the electric model Aero will also be built in Emden from 2023 in the course of its latest investment planning round, CEO Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed further details: The model will be launched as the Aero B and the Aero B Shooting Brake two years later than originally planned.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 11:09 am

Cummins to build fuel cell system plant in Germany

The US company Cummins has announced the opening of a new plant in the German city of Herten, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for Alstom hydrogen trains. The plant is scheduled to start operations in July 2021.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Renault drops battery rental for Zoe & Kangoo Z.E. in Germany

After pulling the option in Spain and the UK, Renault is removing the battery rental option in Germany for its Zoe and Kangoo Z.E. models starting 14 November. Renault is making an exception with the Twizy which will continue to be offered exclusively with battery rental.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm

BASF breaks ground for cathode plant in Germany

The chemical company BASF has completed the groundbreaking ceremony for the cathode material plant in Schwarzheide, Brandenburg. At the digital event, German Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier described the project as a “big step for Germany and Schwarzheide”.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Daimler under fire for leaving Berlin to Tesla

IG Metall Berlin is reacting with a protest action to the news that Tesla has apparently poached René Reif, the former head of the Mercedes engine plant in Berlin-Marienfelde. The change is perceived “as a betrayal”, the union said in a statement.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm

StreetScooter delays end of production

The announced end of production at StreetScooter has been moved “a few months” to 2021. The owner, Deutsche Post says that the extension of the StreetScooter production does not represent any change of strategy.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 05:14 pm

German-Dutch research for 1,000-km battery

A new type of battery technology called ‘Spatial Atom Layer Deposition’ (SALD) is to enable higher capacities and charging performance for electric cars for “well over 1,000 kilometres range.” A company has now been founded for the series production of such cells.

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Nov 8, 2020 - 05:21 pm

Max Planck Institute scores millions in EU grant

6.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) go to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany. With this funding, the researchers aim to increase the density of batteries four to six times.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 03:48 pm

Germany marks October sales records for EVs

According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 23,158 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in October, marking a new record. Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded an increase of no less than 365.1 per cent.

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