Tag: HEV

Jun 1, 2023 - 12:48 pm

Norway: 10,773 new electric cars registered in May

In Norway, new electric car registrations have somewhat increased again: After a slight decline in April, more than 10,000 new electric cars were put on the road in May. The most popular model in Norway last month was by far the Tesla Model Y.

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May 25, 2023 - 03:54 pm

A long wait is over for Volkswagen employees

Volkswagen employees can now, finally, order electric cars as company cars again. The company has insisted employees wait two years before they can get electric vehicles from their own company as company cars.

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May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am

Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard

A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.

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May 12, 2023 - 11:08 am

Honda presents new models and makeovers for the European market

Honda has presented its second electric model for the European market. The e:Ny1 is an all-electric compact SUV based on Honda’s newly developed front-motor-driven platform e:N Architecture F. The electric motor produces 150 kW and is coupled with a 68.8 kWh battery, allowing the EV to go up to 412 kilometres on one charge, according […]

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May 8, 2023 - 09:51 am

Great Wall Motors opens EV factory in Brazil

Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) will open a new factory in Brazil next year. The plant will manufacture electric cars only – in the form of battery electric cars, hybrids and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. It will be GWM’s fourth-largest manufacturing site worldwide.

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May 3, 2023 - 12:45 pm

Ford expects billion dollar losses over electric vehicles

Ford presented its business figures for the first quarter of 2023, breaking them down for the first time into the three core business units Ford Blue (combustion cars and hybrids), Ford Model e (electric vehicles) and Ford Pro (commercial vehicles). However, the electric car business is expected to be profitable as early as 2024.

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May 2, 2023 - 03:36 pm

Norway: 7,471 new electric cars in April

In Norway, the car market recorded a slight decline last month. Contrary to the trend, EV sales increased minimally but came in significantly behind the March result. The best-selling model was the Tesla Model Y, but here, too, with declines.

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Apr 26, 2023 - 12:40 pm

Changan announces plans for EV factory in Thailand

The Chinese car manufacturer Changan is investing the equivalent of 258 million euros in a plant for electric and hybrid cars and batteries in Thailand. It is to become Changan’s first vehicle plant for right-hand drive vehicles outside China.

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Apr 14, 2023 - 02:48 pm

Nissan considers dropping out of Renault partnership

According to an agency report, the Japanese carmaker Nissan is pushing ahead with its growth plans in areas such as software and electric vehicles independently of alliance partner Renault. The two companies had recently officially agreed on closer cooperation.

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Apr 12, 2023 - 01:20 pm

Toyota plans to release 10 new electric cars by 2026

Under new CEO Koji Sato, Toyota wants to focus more on electric cars in the future and is planning ten new BEV models by 2026. However, Sato is also still committed to hybrids and therefore wants to continue investing in the combustion engine.

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Mar 24, 2023 - 11:28 am

Potential compromise found in EU e-fuels discussion

A potential solution is on the horizon in the dispute over the phasing out of ICEs in the EU. The German transport ministry no longer wants to renegotiate CO2 limits for cars, thus the de facto end of internal combustion vehicles from 2035. It is not yet clear whether the EU Commission will accept the […]

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Mar 23, 2023 - 01:32 pm

Vitesco achieves billion-dollar turnover with EV components

The drive supplier Vitesco Technologies surpassed the one billion euro mark in turnover with electrification products for the first time in 2022. With electric drives and other components, Vitesco turned over around 1.1 billion euros, compared to 0.9 billion euros in 2021.

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Mar 22, 2023 - 12:53 pm

California keeps pushing for zero-emissions trucks by 2045

California will have cleaner air than the rest of the US sooner. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to greenlight plans allowing the state to phase out diesel trucks earlier than the rest of the United States and introduce stricter emission regulations.

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Mar 22, 2023 - 12:45 pm

Final EU vote on combustion ban this week looking questionable

After the postponed final vote of the EU states on the ban of combustion engines in new cars from 2035, the hanging game continues. Although the EU Commission has submitted a proposal to the German government on e-fuel use after 2035, an agreement at the EU summit this week remains doubtful.

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Mar 9, 2023 - 01:27 pm

Nissan streamlines EV and E-Power drive development

Nissan is taking a new approach to powertrain development that integrates zero-emission and hybrid technology. The ‘X in 1’ program sees engineers utilising the same components for both EV and E-Power drives for cost-saving effects.

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Mar 2, 2023 - 11:48 am

EV sales pick up again in Norway over February

After an extremely weak January, electric car registrations in Norway have returned to their usual level: 6,183 new electric cars were registered there in January. By far the best-selling model was the Tesla Model Y.

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Mar 2, 2023 - 10:35 am

Europe: The end of the end of combustion engines?

The decision to phase out new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035 seemed to be a done deal. But now, Germany could overturn it. Other EU countries also revised their acceptance of the agreement, making its future unclear.

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Feb 27, 2023 - 10:08 am

Nissan to launch 19 EVs by 2030

Nissan is further accelerating its electrification strategy. The Japanese automaker will launch 27 new electrified models by fiscal 2030, including 19 purely electric ones. That is four more pure electric vehicles than announced with the last strategic plan in November 2021.

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Feb 20, 2023 - 03:50 pm

Alternative powertrains dominate the bus world

In 2022, 62% of all city buses in Europe were driven with an alternative powertrain. For over ten years, Wim Chatrou of Chatrou CME Solutions has been observing and analysing the European bus market. The two big surprises from 2022 were that Yutong registered the most electric buses across Europe, and Denmark came 4th in […]

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Feb 13, 2023 - 01:47 pm

Dubai to allow only electric taxis from 2027

In Dubai, only electrified taxis will be on the road from 2027. This is the plan now adopted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai. Currently, 72 per cent of the 11,371 taxis in Dubai are hybrid vehicles.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 04:17 pm

Ford to return to the Formula 1 in 2026

Ford will return to Formula 1 from 2026 after more than two decades – as Red Bull’s technical partner. Red Bull Powertrains and Ford will collaborate on the development of the next-generation hybrid powertrain for the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 09:23 am

Norwegian customers buy significantly less cars than usual

Less than 2,000 passenger cars were newly registered in Norway in January; some 6,000 fewer than in the same month last year. This comes after Norway hit a new record in December, with 32,714 newly registered batter-electric passenger cars – by far the strongest month in 2022.

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