Apr 11, 2023 - 01:52 pm
FreeWire enters Europe with battery-based chargers
The Californian charging infrastructure specialist FreeWire is expanding into Europe. With its battery-based charging stations, the company initially wants to gain a foothold in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, for which it is opening a European headquarters in Great Britain.
Mar 17, 2023 - 03:33 pm
TotalEnergies to sell gas stations in Germany & Netherlands
The French mineral oil group wants to sell its entire service station network in Germany and the Netherlands to the Canadian company Couche-Tard. The reason is allegedly the planned phasing out of internal combustion engines in Europe. In countries where TotalEnergies is not the market leader, the company wants to focus on hydrogen and charging […]
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm
TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks
In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.
Jan 20, 2023 - 11:53 am
Four EU nations call for combustion bus & truck phase out
Four EU member states call on the European Commission to set an end date for new trucks and buses with combustion engines. The push comes ahead of stricter CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles due in February and echoes similar sentiments of some in the industry.
Dec 2, 2022 - 02:29 pm
Jeep releases the ‘1st Edition’ Avenger for €39,900
Jeep has opened orders in many European countries for its first BEV model Avenger in the fully equipped ‘1st Edition’. In Germany, the variant costs €39,900. However, the price for the base model is not yet available.
Oct 29, 2022 - 12:17 pm
Luxembourg is funding 29 charging infrastructure projects
In Luxembourg, the government is funding the construction of 672 additional charging points for electric cars, 44 of which are fast chargers, with more than 4.5 million euros. A total of 29 projects from 19 companies have now been selected as part of the first call for funding.
Oct 19, 2022 - 03:34 pm
BYD to bring two more BEV models to Europe
BYD wants to rapidly expand its electric car range in Europe. The electric car trio with which the Chinese manufacturer plans to launch in many European markets could be expanded to a quintet as early as next year.
Sep 29, 2022 - 12:52 pm
BYD is heading to Europe with an electric car trio
Waiting times for electric cars in Europe are sometimes very long. Chinese manufacturers see this as an opportunity for expansion – especially BYD. The carmaker from Shenzhen has now announced details of its upcoming market launch with electric cars in Europe. The launch models will be the Atto 3, Tang and Han.
Jun 17, 2022 - 01:23 pm
Select Superchargers open for others in the EU
Tesla has now opened selected Supercharger stations in Germany for electric cars of other brands, as well as in Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This comes at the moment before the summer holidays in many European countries.
Mar 29, 2022 - 04:21 pm
Anodox Energy to build two battery plants in Latvia
The Swedish company Anodox Energy Systems wants to build two factories in Latvia to produce batteries for electric vehicles. According to Latvia’s Ministry of Economy, a plant for the assembly of battery packs will be built first in the port of Riga. The second plant, which will focus on cell production, is to follow shortly […]
Jan 4, 2022 - 05:57 pm
StreetScooter bought by Odin
Deutsche Post DHL Group has sold its electric delivery van subsidiary StreetScooter to the Luxembourg holding company Odin Automotive. StreetScooter rights and production know-how as well as its subsidiaries in Switzerland and Japan will go from Deutsche Post DHL Group to the new owner.
Oct 6, 2021 - 11:54 am
German Post reportedly finds buyer for StreetScooter
Deutsche Post has apparently found a buyer for its electric vehicle subsidiary StreetScooter. According to a media report, a company called Odin Automotive is the buyer. Odin is backed by a well-known eMobility manager.
Sep 7, 2021 - 11:47 am
Polestar to launch single motor deliveries this month
Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were introduced in the spring, will be delivered for the first time this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand also plans to expand further globally.
May 20, 2021 - 04:34 pm
Blink Charging acquires Blue Corner
Blink Charging has acquired the European EV charging operator Blue Corner N.V., based in Antwerp, Belgium. The acquisition adds 7,071 charging ports to Blink’s portfolio across four countries in Western Europe – Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
Mar 25, 2021 - 01:07 pm
Luxembourg links EV subsidies to consumption
The government of Luxembourg has extended its subsidy programme for electric vehicles by another twelve months until 31 March 2022. The purchase premium for pure electric cars will in future be linked to electricity consumption. Changes will also apply to plug-in hybrids.
Mar 11, 2021 - 10:56 am
Nine European nations call for EU combustion phase-out
In a letter, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg call on the EU Commission to set a phase-out date for the sale of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines in the EU that is in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
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’.
Dec 29, 2020 - 03:06 pm
Luxembourg launches 10 electric buses
The city of Luxembourg has put ten electric buses into service. The CE 7900 E model Volvo buses will be used on routes 9 and 14, which are now exclusively electric.
Dec 16, 2020 - 09:57 pm
FCA offers fleet customers NewMotion charging solutions
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and NewMotion announce a new partnership for FCA’s business clients that will gain access to NewMotion’s entire charging ecosystem. The partners will roll out the service in twelve European countries, starting with France, Germany and the UK.
Sep 12, 2020 - 04:49 pm
MAN supplies four Lion Electric buses to Luxembourg
Voyages Ecker, a subsidiary of Voyages Emile Weber from Luxembourg, has taken delivery of the first four MAN Lion City Electric buses. The solo buses are pre-series models, which MAN sold to the Group under a partnership agreement concluded in 2017.
Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm
Renault launches charging subsidiary
Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.
Jun 18, 2020 - 04:03 pm
UFODrive offers EV fleet management software
The electric car rental company UFODrive has launched a fleet management software for electric cars. The Luxembourg-based company already rents electric vehicles in various European cities and now also offers the new software ‘eMobility Fleet Manager’.
Oct 13, 2019 - 01:29 pm
New financing for Bird and Tier kick-scooter business
The kick scooter industry continues to raise money from investors with both Tier Mobility and Bird closing new financing rounds. Both companies, however, are now looking to reach profitability rather than “just” expanding.
Oct 9, 2019 - 06:09 pm
Nissan & Plugsurfing charging app starts in Europe
The Nissan Charge App developed by Nissan and Plugsurfing enables electric car drivers to charge at over 100,000 charging points throughout Europe. The service that includes navigation and charge management first launches in Italy and Germany before successively covering other markets.
Jul 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Orders open for the Mini Cooper SE across Europe
The all-electric Mini Cooper SE can now be reserved in a total of twelve European countries; These are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Jun 27, 2019 - 11:46 am
Police not charged
In Luxemburg, a Tesla police car ran out of battery power on a public highway. Usually running out of fuel on a highway in the rather small and very wealthy European country will incur a fine. But since there are currently no regulations against empty batteries, the police got away with an embarrassing moment.
Jan 16, 2019 - 06:05 pm
Chargy expands electric car charging in Luxemburg
The infrastructure operator Chargy delivers the latest data from Luxembourg where the network includes 277 charging stations since its inception in 2017. Moreover, all signs are on expansion in the Grand Duchy with numbers to more than double in the next two years.
Dec 10, 2018 - 10:05 pm
Germany’s first self-service Tesla car rental station
Luxembourg-based start-up UFOdrive opened their first self-service rental car station in Germany. Drivers can now rent and collect one of six Tesla Model S at Hamburg Airport, simply via app. UFOdrives operates EV-only fleets in Luxembourg and Brussels as well.