Tag: Italy

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 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Vergne & Vandoorne win Formula E in Rome

The two races on the second weekend of Formula E have produced two new winners this season. Saturday’s race was won by previous champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Fiat cuts down production of the electric 500

Fiat will reduce the production of the all-electric Fiat 500 at its Mirafiori plant in Turin from 300 to 210 units per day as of next week because the manufacturer is having difficulties with battery supplies.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 02:32 pm

Guardia di Finanza rents 30 Peugeot e-208

The Italian financial and customs police have ordered 30 Peugeot e-208s. A first electric car painted in the official colours of the “Guardia di Finanza” is on free loan and has already been handed over. The other electric cars will be rented on a long-term basis.

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Apr 5, 2021 - 06:27 pm

Siemens to deliver 120 charging stations to Rome for EV sharing On

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has sealed another deal and will install electric vehicle charging in Rome. The new EV sharing service On ordered 120 AC charging stations to power their cars in the Italian capital. Siemens already installed the first 23 across the city centre with the remaining to follow within this year.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 01:38 pm

MG Motor to expand into Europe

The British SAIC brand MG Motor is increasingly expanding into continental Europe. After the recently launched all-electric SUV ZS EV and the soon to follow plug-in hybrid MG EHS, the carmaker has announced the next electric duo: the SUV Marvel R Electric and the compact estate MG 5 Electric.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 11:11 pm

Van Hool to deliver 6 electric trolleybuses to Italy

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool will deliver six 18-metre electric buses to the transport authority of the Italian city of Pescara from mid-2022, while three more could follow. The buses also feature technology from a German supplier.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Italvolt to set up 45 GWh cell production in Italy

The newly founded company Italvolt wants to build the first ‘gigafactory’ for electric car battery cells in Italy. An initial capacity of 45 GWh is announced, which could later be expanded to 70 GWh. However, the planned start of production, among other points were not announced.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 05:54 pm

FAW & Silk EV open Silk Roads with e-hypercar

Silk EV, an Italian automotive engineering and design company has formed a joint venture with China’s carmaking giant FAW to make luxury electric sports cars with a commitment of “more than 1 billion euros”. 

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Feb 2, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Smart releases Bluedawn special EQ Fortwo Coupé

Smart is releasing a special model of the EQ Fortwo Coupé to dealers during the second quarter of 2021. The special model called Edition Bluedawn is painted in a striking matt blue that Daimler calls ‘Velvet Blue’.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 11:24 am

Tesla fashionistas commission a facelift

Italy’s luxury design house ARES has converted the Tesla Model S into a two-door convertible, commissioned by a private client. The price remains undisclosed but ARES said they would gladly undertake further conversions of this kind upon request.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 09:08 pm

Nissan & Enel team up for special tariff in Italy

Buyers of the Nissan Leaf in Italy benefit from a new package which Nissan, Enel Energia and Enel X have put together. Called E-ASY ELECTRIC, it includes 480 kWh of free charging at more than 12,000 Enel X charging stations via the JuicePass app.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 03:19 pm

Turin orders 100 electric buses from BYD

After the Turin transport operator GTT terminated a contract with the Chinese manufacturer Yutong for the delivery of 100 electric buses, BYD has now received the order. The first 50 of the electric buses have already been firmly ordered from BYD and are to be delivered to Turin in April 2021.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Seat Mó to export e-scooter from early 2021

Seat has started series production of its Seat Mó eScooter 125 electric scooters with e-motorcycle manufacturer Silence. The electric scooter is already being used in sharing applications in Barcelona, and the e-scooter will also be available in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Sweden in the first quarter of 2021.

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Dec 14, 2020 - 05:47 pm

FCA and Engie awarded tender for 25 MW V2G reserve

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity. This should provide ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system at FCA’s Mirafiori headquarters site.

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Dec 2, 2020 - 05:35 pm

Alstom to build six H2 fuel cell trains for Italy

Alstom will build six fuel cell trains for FNM, a transport company operating in the Italian region of Lombardy. The contract also includes an option for eight additional FC trains. In the meantime, Alstom’s Coradia iLint fuel cell train has completed a three-month test run in Austria.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 01:53 pm

ABB provides Azipod drives for five italian cruise ships

ABB has secured a contract worth around 150 million US dollars to supply the complete power and drive package for cruise ships built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The electric drives will still be powered by diesel engines, but are said to reduce fuel consumption by 20%.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:21 pm

FCA Italy & Engie EPS consider joint venture

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint venture in the field of e-mobility. The focus will be on energy and charging infrastructure solutions and services for the private, commercial and public sectors.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 05:35 pm

Solaris builds another 100 electric buses for ATM Milan

Milan-based public transport operator ATM has ordered 100 more electric buses from Solaris. The basis for the new order is the framework agreement concluded last year for up to 250 electric buses. The first 40 electric buses ordered under this contract have already been delivered by Solaris.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 08:30 pm

Genoa is getting electric buses from Irizar

Irizar has started supplying electric buses to Genoa. A total of 14 electric buses are scheduled to arrive in the Italian port city by the end of this month. The Spanish manufacturer is also making the charging infrastructure to equip the depot.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 04:56 pm

200 Enel X charging points for McDonald’s Italia

Enel X will install 200 charging points for electric vehicles at 100 McDonald’s parking lots throughout Italy by the end of next year as part of a new partnership with McDonald’s Italia. The company has already put the first locations into operation.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:55 pm

Enel X launches new JuiceBox charger

Enel X has launched its new JuiceBox on the Italian market, aiming the private charging infrastructure to be installed in parking garages and parking spaces, at home or the office. Enel X also signed an agreement to help boost electric mobility in Italy with BCC Energia.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/02/eu-project-progressus-to-tackle-smart-grids/
02.05.2021 12:44