Tag: Israel

Jan 7, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Hatzolah Air orders VTOLs from Urban Aeronautics

Israeli air cab developer Urban Aeronautics has announced the first pre-order for its vertical takeoff CityHawk. Hatzolah Air, an organisation specialising in emergency and rescue flights, has reserved four hybrid-powered units for emergency service applications.

Jan 5, 2021 - 03:52 pm

Tesla granted import license for Israel

Tesla is preparing to launch the Model 3 on a large scale in Israel. The company has just been given a license from Israel’s Ministry of Transportation to import its electric cars without volume restrictions. Until now, Tesla was only allowed to import up to twenty vehicles in Israel, mainly for testing purposes.

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.



Oct 7, 2020 - 04:51 pm

ElectReon and Eurovia to build wireless electric roads

ElectReon Wireless, the Israeli company, specialising in inductive charging for electric vehicles, has signed an MoU with road construction company Eurovia. They jointly want to build wireless charging into road systems in Germany, France and Belgium.

Aug 25, 2020 - 06:24 pm

Israel funds electric buses with 11.7 million euros

Israel’s Ministry of the Environment has announced subsidies of 47 million shekels (around 11.7 million euros) for the purchase of 200 new electric buses by public transport companies. This is in addition to the 80 electric buses that have been subsidised to date.

Jun 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Urban Aeronautics is planning an H2 fuel cell VTOL

The Israeli air taxi developer Urban Aeronautics has entered into a cooperation with the Californian startup HyPoint to use its fuel cell technology in its vertical take-off aircraft CityHawk. Urban Aeronautics is currently still using a hybrid drive in the CityHawk VTOL.



Jan 2, 2020 - 06:29 pm

Tesla launches Shanghai Model 3 deliveries

Tesla has started deliveries of the first Model 3s produced in the Shanghai plant to customers. The first 15 vehicles were handed over to Tesla employees during a special event. According to a Reuters report, regular customers will also receive their vehicles from 7 January onwards.

Dec 3, 2019 - 05:14 pm

Sascha Zahnd is Tesla’s new boss in Europe

It looks like Sascha Zahnd is the new European head of Tesla. Zahnd will succeed Jan Oehmicke who left the company last summer. The new European boss will also be responsible for the construction of the Gigafactory 4 in Germany near Berlin.

Nov 17, 2019 - 06:59 pm

CZ: Škoda installs fast-charging with flywheel tech

In Prague, Škoda Auto DigiLab has started the pilot of a particularly innovative fast-charging station. It uses kinetic flywheel technology made by Israel’s start-up Chakratec and provides twice as much electricity as the national grid can supply.

Nov 14, 2019 - 05:36 pm

Driivz to help Ennet to deliver smart charging in Japan

The Ennet Corporation has selected Israeli software specialist Driivz to bring intelligent EV charging services to Japan. Driivz will provide smart charging software that includes platform modules as well as an app that will help the Japanese utility to broaden the services.

Sep 23, 2019 - 03:36 pm

ElectReon Wireless progresses dynamic charging in Israel

The Israeli company ElectReon Wireless has successfully charged a Renault Zoe inductively while driving. This was achieved along a 20-metre long section of track equipped with coils embedded in a section of road in the coastal town of Beit Yanai in Israel.

May 28, 2019 - 02:33 pm

Israel: Tel Aviv to ban polluting vehicles

Tel Aviv is currently drawing up a strategic plan for the electrification of traffic in the Israeli city. This also includes banning “polluting vehicles” from Tel Aviv as of 2025. In the rest of the country, combustion engines will also be inexorably facing extinction.

Oct 30, 2018 - 04:21 pm

VW to launch ride-hailing service with autonomous EVs

Volkswagen has chosen Israel to install a new ride-hailing service using self-driving electric cars. Together with Intel-owned Mobileye, VW is planning a joint venture to launch their Mobility-as-a-service (Maas) offer early next year and to scale up quickly.

Oct 29, 2018 - 01:59 pm

Israel: Electric car fits into tiniest parking lot (video)

A start-up called City Transformer has developed an electric car designed to tackle two issues, congestion of both the air and streets in inner cities. Their two-seater “folds” at the push of a bottom, reducing the width to no more than a metre. The price too has been set humbly.

Oct 12, 2018 - 03:51 pm

SolarEdge acquires large swath of Kokam

The Israeli company SolarEdge Technologies has taken over large parts of the South Korean battery and energy storage specialist Kokam. The transaction sum is said to stand at 88 million dollars.

Oct 10, 2018 - 08:52 pm

Israel zeroing in on electric transport

The Israeli Minister for Energy, Yuval Steinitz, has outlines his plan to phase-out all fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2030. He had hinted as much previously but now included commercial vehicles in his masterplan.

Sep 4, 2018 - 05:57 pm

Egged orders seven BYD buses for Jerusalem

The largest bus company in Israel has ordered seven fully electric buses from BYD to serve in Jerusalem. 17 electric buses by the Chinese manufacturer have been on the road in Haifa since 2017, for which the new order is a follow-up.

Aug 21, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Tender: Israel planning 2,560 EV charging stations

The Israeli authorities are planning to invest 25 million shekels (about 6M euros) in installing charging stations for electric vehicles. The energy ministry will release four tenders in October for a total of 2,560 charging stations to be set up across Israel.

Aug 6, 2018 - 04:16 pm

UK utility Centrica investing in EV charging software

British utility Centrica is pushing to enter new markets with no less than a total of 100 million dollars earmarked for investment. In a first financing move, the Israeli start-up Driivz that develops software for EV charging solutions has been selected.

Mar 7, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Israel to cease the use of fossil fuels by 2030

Israel aims to stop the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and diesel in energy and transport by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz stated at a conference in Tel Aviv. The goal is to rely solely on renewable energy and natural gas.

Feb 28, 2018 - 07:56 pm

Phinergy entered JV for metal-air batteries in China

There is a new battery joint venture in the making in China. Yunnan Aluminium has turned to fellow Chinese Shanghai Zuoyong New Energy Technology and Israeli Phinergy. Together they want to make metal-air batteries under the name of Yunnan Phinergy Chuang Neng Metal Air Battery.

Feb 15, 2018 - 06:46 pm

Eviation Aircraft sets sights on Kokam batteries

The israeli startup Eviation Aircraft, which raised some eyebrows at last years Paris Air Show with the prototype of its electrical light aircraft “Alice”, has officially announced the source for the batteries they will be using in their planes: South Korea’s Kokam. 

Oct 5, 2017 - 08:30 am

Nissan, JLR, Tesla, Ford, Israel, Suzuki.

Nissan presents launch edition: The next-gen Leaf finally reached Europe. The Japanese carmaker chose Oslo to introduce its updated EV to the audience and to also announce a launch edition called „2.ZERO Edition“, fully equipped e.g. with the driver assistance system ProPILOT and Nissan’s new e-pedal. Pricing for the special version starts at 34,950 euros (in contrast to the new Leaf’s basis price of 31,950 euros), first deliveries are scheduled for early 2018.

JLR electrifies Range Rover Sport: For the first time, Jaguar Land Rover adds a PHEV to its line-up: The Range Rover Sport family will get a new plug-in hybrid member called P400e. The new model couples a 300 PS gasoline engine with a 85kW electric motor and a 13.1 kWh battery, reaching a maximum range of 50km in an electric-only modus. The UK order books are open by now. Pricing starts at 70,800 pounds with first sales planned in the beginning of 2018.
electriccarsreport.com, greencarcongress.com, autocar.co.uk

First spy shot of Tesla’s truck: Several websites have published a photo showing Tesla’s electric truck Semi for the first time more or less completely. The picture has been taken at a circuit in California where the EV maker regularly tests its vehicles. The truck’s official presentation is due at October, 26th, after having been once postponed.
electrek.co, teslarati.com

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Ford to reconsider EV strategy for China? The American carmaker is about to realign its EV business, shifting together with its JV partner Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) further towards electric transporters and trucks, according to Reuters. Main reasons are the impending ban of combustion-powered cars in China and the fact that no other foreign manufacturer has yet put detailed plans on the table to enter the potentially lucrative Chinese electric utility vehicle market.

Israel continues „green taxation“: The country’s government agreed on keeping its lower purchase tax rate on electrified vehicles until at least late 2019. Instead of a 83 percent tax rate, HEVs and PHEVs are taxed at 30 percent, fully electric cars just at 10 percent. The reductions are valid since 2009 and serve as incentives for the country’s population.

JV trio to get another partner? After Toyota, Mazda and Denso have founded a Japanese EV alliance based in Nagoya, Suzuki seems to be interested to join the JV, too. At least that is what Kyodo News reports referring to sources that do not want to be named. Suzuki has a major presence in India but faces more and more problems to meet tightening emission standards around the world.

Mar 9, 2017 - 08:23 am

Deutsche Post/ DHL, Energica, Israel, California, AmeriPride.

Zero emission logistics by 2050 is Deutsche Post/ DHL’s commitment to the future of deliveries. Its ambitious target applies to both its own operations and to those of its subcontractors. However, as 2050 is far, the group formulated four milestones for 2025 already, that are part of its GoGreen programme. One of them is to switch 70% of its delivery services on the first and last mile to electric vehicles.

First e-bike maker joins CharIn: The CCS charging initiative welcomed Energica as its latest member. Energica says it is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer that uses this fast-charging standard.
autoevolution.com, motorcycle.com

Life Riders in Israel: Emergency service Magen David Adom (MDA) has added pedelecs to its fleet for first responders. The so-called Life Rider unit involves a 1,000 e-bikes for volunteers to operate within a 10 mile radius starting by mid-2017. Each pedelec carries resuscitation equipment.

The first 27 next-gen electric trucks are due to arrive in California tomorrow. Reason enoigh for CARB to gather together all partners involved, namely the state of California, the San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG), Daylight Transport, and BYD. More e-trucks are to be delivered this summer.

Fleet replacement expands: AmeriPride Services now plans to add 20 additional vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems electric powertrain to the company’s California business, after initially replacing 20 percent of its fleet in Vernon with electric delivery trucks.

Jul 1, 2016 - 08:26 am

Israel, Leicester, Canada, Supercharger, Ruby Tuesday.

Israel electrifies: The country wishes to clean the air with the government spending about 57m dollars on initiatives for electric mobility and more. Grants for the acquisition of 2,000 hybrid taxes have been set up, and electric buses will be bought. On the private side, 4 carsharing schemes with at least 800 electric cars and 2,000 charge stops will be introduced in 4 Israeli cities including Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Diesel replacement: British Leicester will potentially replace a 95 strong diesel fleet with EVs if tests with ten Nissan Leaf proof successful. The Leaf will be joined by five Nissan e-NV200 within the following weeks and testing is to resume over six months.
leicestermercury.co.uk, 4-traders.com

Rapid charging in Canada: Six EV fast-charging stations are to go up along Canada’s Highway that connects Montréal and Quebec. The province will pay half the price of each station that are estimated to cost 60,000 dollars and would like to see them go up within the next six months.

Supercharge and dine: Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday plans to install a series of Superchargers at its diners. The first has gone up in Miner, Missouri, yet the chain has not specified how many EV charging stations will follow.

Found on electrive.com
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