Tag: Hanover

Jul 5, 2022 - 03:48 pm

VWN resumes production of the ID. Buzz in Hanover

ID. Buzz vehicles are coming off the production line again in Hanover. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) has resumed production, which was interrupted for a week due to quality problems with the battery. In the course of the week, the level before the break is expected to be reached again.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 04:09 pm

Volkswagen halts ID. Buzz production in Hanover

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has halted ID.Buzz production in Hanover for initially one week. There are quality problems with the battery. According to information from electrive, the battery cell is from a new supplier, so only the Hanover plant is affected and no other MEB plants.

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Jan 26, 2022 - 12:49 pm

Bentley gears up to manufacture its first BEV in 2025

Bentley will produce its first BEV model at its plant in Crewe, England, from 2025, the luxury car manufacturer has now officially confirmed. Bentley plans to invest £2.5 billion in the site and in research and development over the next ten years, with a particular focus on sustainability.

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Jan 11, 2022 - 12:09 pm

Artemis withdrawal will cost Porsche millions

Porsche will have to dig deep into its pockets to withdraw from the VW Group’s Artemis project. In order not to have to build the model at VW Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the Stuttgart-based company is paying a “small three-digit million amount”, or at least 100 million euros, according to a media report.

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Dec 10, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Volkswagen confirms the ID. California electric van

As part of its new round of planning, Volkswagen has also confirmed an all-electric leisure vehicle that will be produced by the commercial vehicle division in Hanover in the future: The ID. California will be an electric camper based on the VW ID. Buzz.

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Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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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 2, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover

The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.

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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 20, 2021 - 12:24 pm

Daimler eCitaro G fitted with better battery

Mercedes is now equipping its eCitaro G electric articulated bus with a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries. The first eCitaro G of the new type have been delivered to the ÜSTRA transport company in Hanover as part of a major order for a total of 48 eCitaro.

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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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Oct 15, 2020 - 12:56 pm

2,200 robots for automation at VW plants

Volkswagen is moving forward on automation at its electric vehicle plants. VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles divisions have ordered more than 2,200 new robots for the planned production of EVs at the German plants and the US plant in Chattanooga.

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Aug 23, 2020 - 03:40 pm

VWCV gets Hanover plant ready to make electrified vans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has used the summer break at its Hanover plant to revamp for producing the new Multivan and purely electric ID.Buzz in Germany from 2022. In short, Hanover is preparing for the future models of the Bulli family that sees increasing electrification.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 04:28 pm

Inductive charging project for taxis in Cologne

In the German city of Cologne, an inductive (wireless) charging project for taxis is being set up called the Taxi Charging Concept for Public Spaces (TALAKO for short from the German). This is part of the SMATA feasibility project was launched in October.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 10:18 pm

VW Commercial Vehicles installs 100 charge points

VW Commercial Vehicles has commissioned 100 charging points for electric vehicles at its plant in Hanover. Half of these are on the company premises and the other 50 on public parking lots around the site. By 2023, VWN plans to increase their number to 450.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 06:14 pm

UPS converts 33 diesel vans to electric and hybrid

UPS is expanding its low emission fleet in Germany as part of the ZUKUNFT project funded by the government by retrofitting a further 33 diesel vehicles. 15 will be pure electric, and the remaining 18 will be plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 04:58 pm

VW readies Emden plant for MEB electric vehicles

While the preparations for the start of production of the VW ID.3 in Zwickau are in full swing, the necessary financial resources amounting to 1 billion euros for the extensive transformation of the Emden location into an MEB plant have now been finally made available.

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Aug 22, 2019 - 06:17 pm

Volkswagen opens its first charging park

In Braunschweig, Germany, Volkswagen’s first employee charging park went into operation with 60 charging points. By 2025, 4,000 charging points are to be created at ten locations across Germany.

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Aug 15, 2019 - 07:28 pm

Lime expanding services in Germany

Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.

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Aug 14, 2019 - 01:57 pm

Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app

Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.

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Aug 7, 2019 - 03:48 pm

Hanover orders 48 Mercedes eCitaro buses

In order to completely electrify the bus traffic in the city centre from the Northern German city of Hanover by 2023, the public transport operator ÜSTRA ordered 48 new electric buses. After the Europe-wide tender has been completed, Daimler has been awarded the framework contract.

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May 5, 2019 - 07:56 pm

Volkswagen (VWCV) presents serial cargo e-bike

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took its smallest delivery vehicle to date to the new “micromobility expo” in Hanover. The VW Cargo e-Bike (sic!) is due to hit the road this year, and the start of serial production imminent.

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Nov 16, 2018 - 06:28 pm

VW confirms electric vehicle plants in Emden & Hanover

Volkswagen will be investing a total of 44 billion euros in future technologies by 2023 with about 3/4 of the money reserved for e-mobility alone. In accordance with the Boards latest priority, VW now confirmed their facilities in Emden and Hanover as new EV plants that will utilise the MEB platform.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 09:03 pm

VW to make EVs in Hannover and Emden from 2022

Volkswagen has now confirmed the rumours that have been circulating for days: They will indeed be converting their German plants in Emden and Hanover for the production of electric vehicles in the future, in addition to their plant in Zwickau.

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Sep 16, 2018 - 05:04 pm

ElringKlinger to enter IAA with new products

ElringKlinger is ready to show new product innovations at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, particularly in the battery and fuel cell technology areas. An example is their PEM fuel cell stack with 260 cells. The supplier also packed new electric drive units to go on display. 

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Dec 15, 2015 - 09:31 am

EV consortium, retailers, Hanover, Arctic Roads, Florida.

West Coast EV consortium: Mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene have teamed up to reduce CO2 emissions in their cities by 80 percent by 2020. They formed a consortium to bundle purchasing power for electric vehicles, including i.e. garbage trucks. They also joined the ZEV Alliance, reportedly launched at COP21, which aims for all new cars to be emission-free by 2050.
greencarreports.com

Retailers support Paris: German retail companies announced their support for the Paris agreement. In a joint declaration, retailers vow to increase energy efficiency of their operations, to reduce emissions from transport and to support electric cars by installing charging infrastructure.
einzelhandel.de (in German)

Circular energy economy: A new trial with three electric buses is in preparation in Hanover, with public transport provider üstra installing two pantographs. They will fast-charge electric buses next year and are powered by energy regenerated from braking street cars.
hannover.de (in German)

Fast charging record: Arctic Roads says it can recharge a Nissan Leaf with a 30 kWh battery in only 26 minutes and 33 seconds using 21 kWh and a DC fast charger from Delta Electronics. It recently took Fastned a little longer (33 min) to charge a Leaf from almost empty to 90 percent.
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New Hybrid buses: Broward County, Florida, is en route to modernise its transport, investing a total of 26m dollars in new buses. Among the new arrivals will be five hybrid models.
sun-sentinel.com

Sep 2, 2015 - 09:57 am

Hanover, Solar Power Inc., Tesla, DriveMyCar.

Hanover pedals: As part of the showcase project for electric mobility, the German city now offers 52 pedelecs for hire. Until the end of the testing phase in June 2016, they can even be used for free. There are three rental stations located in Hanover, and the city hopes to attract more people to use bikes instead of their car.
hannover.de (in German)

New online EV hire platform: Solar Power Inc. (SPI) has acquired 60 percent of shares of Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology Development Company (Yiwei) for 30bn yuan (4,7bn dollars). They will set up an online platform for electric car hire, as well as EV charging infrastructure in Chinese cities.
cnn.com

Tesla lottery ticket: According to Tech in Asia, the Californian EV maker will be added to the list of preferred vehicles in the license plate lottery in Beijing. Only winners will receive license plates and until now, Tesla was in the pool with combustion engine cars.
techinasia.com

Combustion-free zone: The Bogor Institute of Agriculture in Indonesia will no longer allow combustion engine vehicles on its campus. Instead, students can use one of 44 electric cars or 1,500 bikes provided on campus. Usage is not free and can be paid electronically.
tempo.co

Easy access to hybrids and EVs: Australian peer-to-peer rental start-up DriveMyCar will now lease cars to the business sector in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, including hybrid and electric vehicles. The company essentially provides businesses with access to under-utilised cars of its members.
thefifthestate.com.au

Jun 1, 2015 - 08:24 am

LeasePlan, Hanover, Scotland, Sacramento, Pakistan.

Full service mobility: Belgian LeasePlan will offer the Mobility Card to its customers this June. The card gives business travellers access to any form of transport, be it via car, tram or bike share and also enables electric car charging. Multimodal travel will thus also include employees without a lease car.
fleetnews.co.uk

Electric bus test: The German city of Hanover will start an electric bus trial next year. Three Solaris buses are to serve line 100/200 and will be charged at the depot overnight as well as juicing up via the Tram’s overhead lines. If the test is successful, the whole fleet of 130 diesel and hybrid buses could be replaced over time, despite the 600,000-dollar price tag on the Solaris buses.
heise.de (in German)

Scottish ICEing: EV incentives have been working well in Scotland as the country is experiencing Norwegian-like circumstances. EV drivers are complaining about hybrid vehicles blocking charging stations – without even being plugged in. Clearly, more infrastructure is needed.
heraldscotland.com

Electric garbage truck test: Sacramento County will start a trial with two electric waste collection trucks by Californian TransPower next year. The trucks will be provided for free in the first two years to get an overview of operational costs. After that the County might buy the EVs at a reduced rate.
sacbee.com

Hybrid privilege: The Government of Pakistan is thinking about lowering import duties for hybrid vehicles by another ten percent. Already, a 50-percent duty discount applies to hybrid vehicles.
thenews.com.pk

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/08/15/vw-commercial-vehicles-begins-prepping-for-id-buzz-variant-production/
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