Tag: Germany

May 10, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Tesla Giga Berlin gets approval for another hall

Tesla has received approval to build a huge hall on the Gigafactory site in Grünheide, near Berlin, possibly for the battery factory. Tesla is apparently also planning an expansion for Giga Texas, which is also under construction.

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May 5, 2021 - 04:24 pm

Volkswagen’s Emden factory on time for BEV production

VW has provided an update on the conversion of the Emden plant for the production of MEB electric cars, which started in July 2020. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2022, with EV volume production to begin with the ID.4. VW has also confirmed other models, including an electric estate.

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May 5, 2021 - 10:39 am

Genesis to release three all-electric cars in Europe

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has announced details of its European debut this year. Sales will launch in Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain this summer, initially with combustion models. From the end of 2021, Genesis promises three pure electric cars are to follow.

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May 4, 2021 - 04:06 pm

The Mobility House adds grid-friendly charging module

The Mobility House has a new add-on module called “grid-friendly charging” for its ChargePilot energy management system. TMH says the feature enables grid operators to intelligently control multiple charging stations and help charge point operators save money.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:41 pm

Kia EV6 now available to order in Europe

The Kia EV6 can now be configured and ordered at local dealers across 24 nations in Europe. During the reservation phase, which has now ended, Kia recorded 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe. This indicates – as already with the e-Niro – long delivery times.

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May 4, 2021 - 12:52 pm

BMW is preparing for small-scale FCEV production

At BMW, preparations are underway for the small series of the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5, announced last year for 2022. While the fuel cells themselves come from partner Toyota, some core components are to be manufactured in Bavaria.

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May 3, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Configurator open for the Audi e-tron GT in Europe

The Audi e-tron GT is now available to order in Europe. The electric Gran Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive in two performance levels. Prices for the Audi e-tron GT quattro start at €99,800 and prices for the RS e-tron GT start at €138,200.

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May 3, 2021 - 01:44 pm

Charge4Europe and Total cooperate for ultra-rapid charging

France’s oil and gas giant Total has opened its network of high power charging stations to Charge4Europe. The JV of DKV and Innogy thus extends its reach across Europe with the agreement affecting Total pit stops in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

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May 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm

EU project Progressus to tackle smart grids

An EU-funded project called Progressus is currently addressing three challenges in the realisation of next-generation smart grids: efficient energy conversion, smart energy management and secure monitoring – especially in the context of growing electric car sales.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Benteler offers EV platform for ‘people movers’

After a platform for electric cars, Benteler now wants to get into the passenger transport business: The automotive supplier now offers a special platform concept for ‘people movers’, or passenger vans. On request, the supplier will not only provide the platform, but also deliver finished shuttles to the customer.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:30 am

BMW to launch battery production in Leipzig

The BMW Group is starting production of battery components at its Leipzig and Regensburg plants. On 3 May 2021, the series production of battery modules will start in Leipzig. The Regensburg plant already began painting battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 04:50 pm

GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion

GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:31 pm

e-troFit & Paul Nutzfahrzeuge launch partnership

e-troFit GmbH and Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH have joined forces in a so-called Preferred Partnership. The aim of the cooperation is to make greater use of synergies in the field of commercial vehicle electrification and to benefit from the partner’s value chains.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 05:24 pm

VW presents the ID.4 GTX with all-wheel-drive

Volkswagen has just presented the first all-wheel-drive model in the ID. family. Although the information on the technical data of the ID.4 GTX had already been released, this is the first time the German carmaker has revealed the price of 50,415 euros before subsidies. The sporty GTX model is to be launched on the market […]

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Apr 28, 2021 - 02:10 pm

ÜSTRA factory recycles old eCitaro batteries

The partners of the GUW+ model project are dedicated to the re-use of batteries from electric city buses and will now realise a stationary energy storage system in a rectifier substation of the ÜSTRA based on batteries that were previously used in eCitaro city buses.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:09 am

Tesla wants to amend Giga Berlin approval permits

Tesla has informed the approval authority that the permit application for the plant in Grünheide is to be amended to include battery cell production. This is likely to delay the start of vehicle production at the Gigafactory by months.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 10:51 am

Opel’s fast electric prototype from 50 years ago

Opel reminds us that 50 years ago there was a prototype of the Opel GT with an all-electric drive that never went into series production. The ‘Elektro GT’ set a total of six electric car world records on 17 and 18 May 1971 on the Formula 1 circuit in Hockenheim.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Toyota begins European roll-out of Proace electric vans

Toyota has started the market launch of Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric in Europe. List prices in Germany start at 41,948 euros for the Proace Electric and 58,530 euros for the Proace Verso Electric. The smaller Proace City Electric is to follow in October this year.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 11:39 am

CAM study finds PHEV sales rose in Europe over Q1

An analysis by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) found that new registrations of BEVs and PHEVs increased strongly in Europe and China in the first quarter of 2021. China remains the largest electric market, just ahead of Europe. What is striking is the enormous increase in new PHEV registrations in Europe.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 01:51 pm

EnBW to build largest public HPC park in Europe

EnBW is planning a large-scale charging park at Kamener Kreuz in North Rhine-Westphalia. It will have 52 HPC charging points with a capacity of up to 300 kW, making it the largest public fast-charging park in Europe, according to the energy company.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:32 am

Porsche considers battery plant in Germany

Porsche wants to build its own battery cell factory for the production of “high-performance batteries” in Tübingen, Germany. Although the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer plans to purchase batteries for its electric cars from parent company Volkswagen in the future, high-performance cells – that is “a Porsche domain”.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 02:25 pm

AMG Lithium to build lithium hydroxide plant in Germany

AMG Lithium GmbH, a subsidiary of the Dutch Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG), has acquired a plot of land in the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park. A lithium hydroxide plant is to be built there by 2023, not far from the planned battery plant of Daimler partner Farasis.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 11:25 am

Giga Berlin decision faces further delays

The final approval for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Grünheide is apparently being delayed further. According to a media report, Brandenburg’s Environment Minister Axel Vogt is said to have cited a lack of “fundamental information”.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/11/dachser-to-deliver-emission-free-in-11-eu-cities/
11.05.2021 13:09