Tag: Germany

Dec 8, 2021 - 02:20 pm

BMW to introduce Saturday shifts due to high i4 demand

BMW plans to introduce Saturday shifts at its Munich plant in the first quarter of 2022 to keep up with the high demand for the new i4 electric model. The waiting time for the electric sedan is currently said to be around nine months, but could soon climb to a year.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 08:08 pm

SEA Electric to convert 10k US school buses

SEA Electric, a provider of electric commercial vehicles originally from Australia and now based in Los Angeles has received another major order: US school bus dealer Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE) wants SEA to convert 10,000 existing school buses to electric vehicles.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 02:45 pm

Bosch launches semiconductor production in Germany

After several years of development, Bosch in Reutlingen has now started large-scale production of power semiconductors made of silicon carbide (SiC). In parallel, however, the further development of the semiconductors and the expansion of production capacities are already underway.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 06:38 pm

Germany’s EDAG patents wireless EV charging technology

As part of the German LaneCharge project, their engineering partner EDAG developed a new process for inductive charging of electric cars and applied for the patent. A key point: unlike previous approaches, EDAG set the charging intelligence in the vehicle and no longer in the road.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 02:26 pm

German rail operator DB Regio orders 44 BEV trains

DB Regio has ordered 44 battery-electric multiple units of the type ‘Flirt Akku’ from Stadler for use in the Pfalz network. From December 2025, the first of the 44 multiple units are to go into passenger service on eight routes and replace the diesel trains currently in use by the end of 2026.

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Nov 26, 2021 - 01:56 pm

Tesla declines German grant for battery plant

Tesla is foregoing a possible government subsidy of billions of euros for the planned battery cell production in Grünheide. In September, it was still said that the Californian company could expect a subsidy of 1.135 billion euros.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 04:29 pm

CATL launches personnel recruitment in Germany

About two years after the start of construction, CATL plans to hire more employees for its battery cell factory near Erfurt in the next few weeks. The workforce is expected to increase from around 180 employees from Thuringia at present to about 225 by the end of the year.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 03:58 pm

Germany’s new government aims for more sustainable transport

The newly-elected German federal coalition government has presented its coalition agreement. This is titled “Mehr Fortschritt Wagen” and can be translated to something like “dare to innovate” or “dare to make progress.” This, of course, has a number of ramifications for the transport industry.

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Nov 24, 2021 - 04:08 pm

Eni to build 31,000 charging points by 2030

The Italian energy company Eni has announced its intention to expand its charging network for electric cars to more than 31,000 charging points in Europe by 2030. An interim target of 27,000 chargers was also mentioned for 2025.

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Nov 24, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Environmental objection period for Giga Berlin closed

The online discussion on objections to the Tesla plant in Grünheide, which was scheduled for a second time, is now closed. Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Jörg Steinbach, remains optimistic that the first electric cars will roll off the assembly line there this year.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 11:42 am

Volkswagen launches sales of the ID.5

VW has started the pre-sale of the ID.5. The coupé version of the VW ID.4, which was presented earlier this month, is available in Germany from a starting price of 46,515 euros. However, it is currently difficult to make a statement on the price after subsidy deduction. In addition, the ID.5 GTX gets an even […]

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Nov 16, 2021 - 03:45 pm

GreenMobility heads to cities on the Rhine

The Danish electric car-sharing provider GreenMobility has announced its launch in Düsseldorf and Cologne in December 2021. The launch in the two NRW cities will initially be with 50 to 100 electric cars before the fleets are to be increased in 2022.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 02:17 pm

Zero-emission trains for Brandenburg

The Berlin-Brandenburg region will get its first zero-emission regional trains from December 2024. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) has just ordered 31 two-car battery trains of the type Mireo Plus B from Siemens Mobility. In May this year, NEB already announced plans for six hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure along the RB27 regional railway line – also […]

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Nov 13, 2021 - 08:15 pm

ADS-TEC scores US deal over up to 200 ultra-rapid chargers

ADS-TEC Energy, a German provider of battery-based fast charging technology, will supply 20 ultra-fast charging units to Smart City Capital (SCC) in the USA. The order volume could grow significantly, with a letter of intent signed for an additional 180 charging stations in 2022.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 02:40 pm

Daimler Trucks and Total join forces on H2 infrastructure

Truck manufacturer Daimler Truck and the energy group Total have signed an agreement to work together on the development of a hydrogen infrastructure for heavy trucks in the European Union. The two corporations will initial focus on Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

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Nov 9, 2021 - 04:20 pm

VW launches pre-series production of the ID.4 in Emden

The conversion of the Emden site into Lower Saxony’s first plant for electric cars is on the home straight, according to VW. The first pre-series vehicles of the ID.4 are already being produced in the body shop, the paint shop and soon in assembly. Volume production is scheduled to start in spring 2022.

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Nov 9, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Akasol provides batteries for KTEG excavators

In Germany, the battery maker Akasol has concluded a framework agreement with construction vehicle maker KTEG GmbH for the supply of the AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. KTEG will use it to equip over one hundred small excavators of the type KTEG ZE85. The framework agreement is valid up to and including 2023.

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Nov 9, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Voi presents plan to become climate positive by 2030

The Swedish electric scooter provider Voi Technology wants to achieve climate positivity without certificate offsets by 2030. In addition to switching to local battery production and fully electric logistics, the company plans to further expand its integration with public transport through mobility stations.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/09/production-start-for-the-fuel-cell-opel-vivaro/
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