Tag: Mexico

Jan 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

Audi to install 4,500 charge points at its plants

Audi wants to invest around 100 million euros in charging infrastructure to install at its own sites and is planning more than 4,500 charging points, most of which will also be publicly accessible. The majority will stand at Audi’s German plants with some at other locations as well.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities

The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Cybertruck – for the force of the future

To date, Tesla has already tallied up at least 250,000 reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck. The fully-electric pickup truck is popular among police forces with reservations from the local police force in Ciudad Valles, Mexico; the Kansas Highway Patrol in the US; and the Dubai police force in the UAE.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Infiniti plans 2020 withdrawal from Western Europe

Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti will withdraw from Western Europe at the beginning of 2020. According to the manufacturer, it intends to focus instead on growth markets, particularly China and North America. Western Europe will therefore no longer play a role in the brand’s planned electrical offensive.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 11:36 am

Zig-zag at Tesla: prices are back up

U.S. electric car manufacturer continues its chaotic pricing policy: Tesla has announced an increase in its vehicle prices worldwide by three per cent after they had only just been reduced by an average of six per cent a few days ago.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 09:05 pm

Formula E: Audi’s photo finish in Mexico City

This is a first for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, the team that celebrated its first Formula E victory this season on Saturday. Brazil’s Lucas Di Grassi clinched a miraculous triumph in the Mexico City E-Prix in an epic wheel-to-wheel photo finish that is only possible in electric street racing.

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Jan 30, 2019 - 08:53 pm

Mexican fuel shortage as Chevrolet marketing chance

After a tapped gasoline pipeline exploded, the Mexican government closed several pipelines to combat fuel theft, leading to a nation-wide shortage of gasoline. Chevrolet Mexico immediately turned this into a marketing campaign for the e-model Bolt.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 03:55 pm

Tesla surprises with mid-range Model 3

The Californian automobile manufacturers have presented an unannounced third version of their Model 3 with a rear drive motor and a “mid range” battery for a basic price of $45,000. This version has a 260 mile (418 km) range, making it 50 km short of the long range version.

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Oct 17, 2018 - 06:56 pm

Tesla trademarks a very alternative fuel

Elon Musk never tires of tweeting surprises that border on the verge of comedy. This latest tweet has been made news via CNBC and deals with a new trademark that could be filed under better first than never. 

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:38 pm

BMW to replace all diesel with PHEV in the USA

It is the end of sales of diesel models in the USA, at least for BMW. The German carmaker confirmed the diesel engine will disappear from their lineup after the 2018 model year. Instead BMW is to focus on selling plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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May 19, 2018 - 04:51 pm

SAE releases new conductive charging norm

SAE International has released the new Norm SAE J3068 in North America for the conductive charging of medium and heavy electric utility vehicles. It resembles the European norm IEC 62196 for type 2 and CCS.

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May 1, 2018 - 02:57 pm

Mexico’s first EV Zacua goes into production

In the coming days, Mexicana Motores Limpios will start serial production on the first EVs made in Mexico. The first model is a small two seater named Zacua, with a range of up to 160 km. This year 100 vehicle models are scheduled to be made.

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Jul 12, 2017 - 08:02 am

LEVC, Faraday, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Mexico.

LEVC-300x150LTC embarks on electric future: London’s electric taxi has been unveiled in its final design today and the Geely-owned subsidiary used the occasion for a revamp of the brand. Now dubbed LEVC (for London EV Company, formerly London Taxi Company), the firm hopes to extend its range beyond the British border and has found one new customer already. Dutch RMC put a pre-order over 225 so-called TX cabs in. Plus, the order books for the UK will open on August, 1. Nora Manthey was at the launch and spoke to LEVC’s CEO Chris Gubbey and Mike Hedges of Unite union of taxi drivers. In summary, LECV and London face three challenges: growth, competition, and charging infrastructure.
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Faraday gives up on factory: For now, FF has stopped its plan to build a 1bn dollar factory close to Vegas for good but still did not admit the final word may has been spoken officially. Instead, the ambitious start-up so unfortunately backed by financially stricken LeEco is looking to realise its EV production plans elsewhere and within an existing plant. If the grandly announced FF91 will ever become a reality remains unclear as ever in the current situation.
electrek.co, autoblog.com, businessinsider.de, insideevs.com

Audi presents A8: The German carmaker has unveiled the next generation of its top-of-the-line model, scheduled to hit the shelves in late autumn. All versions will come with 48 volts mild-hybrid tech. That is until the A8 L e-tron quattro with 449 hp and a more powerful plug-in hybrid drive with the ability to benefit from Audi’s 3.6 kW inductive charging system is to follow.
carscoops.com, autocar.co.uk, audi-mediacenter.com

BMW confirms its full presence in the Formula E from season 5, when it will be taking over the Andretti entry from 2018/19 onwards. Expect to see both Audi with Abt and BMW go head to head on the race course and it is very likely we will see some tech advances coming out of the box as well.
motorsport.com, bmwgroup.com

Daimler invests in CleverShuttle: Daimler subsidiary EvoBus GmbH joins Berlin-based CleverShuttle as a strategic investor with a minority stake. The start-up operates a ride sharing mobility service in Berlin, Munich and Leipzig. Together the “newly-weds” seek to develop on-demand services for firms and transport associations.
media.daimler.com

First EV made in Mexico: Mexicana Motores Limpios presents the first locally made EV. The compact Zacua’s range is about 160 km. 200 units shall roll off the lines in 2018, before capacity shall increase slightly to 300 by 2019. In the next 4 years, MML intends to launch 4 more models and to export, too.
riviera-maya-news.com

Apr 1, 2016 - 08:03 am

Tesla, Daimler, Renault-Nissan, Skoda, Mexcio, Volvo, Mercedes.

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The Model 3 unveiled: After much ado, Elon Musk finally took the wraps off the Model 3 in California. The smaller version of the Model S is said to have an EPA rating of 215 miles and will cost (as promised) 35,000 dollars. The base version of the EV will go from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, while there are versions “that can go much faster.” Autopilot hardware also comes standard, as do supercharging capabilities, even though Musk did not mention whether fast-charging will cost extra. 115,000 units were reserved on March 31st, before the Model 3 had even been unveiled. Production is said to start late 2017, and Musk said that he feels “fairly confident” that deliveries will begin at the end of next year.
youtube.com (Presentation), theverge.com (with video), latimes.com, wired.com, businessinsider.de

Mercedes meets Renault-Nissan: Renault-Nissan and Mercedes producer Daimler plan to expand their partnership, the Handelsblatt reports. The two companies have been working together since 2008, but the new alliance could mean collaboration on electric cars. The carmakers plan to jointly operate a factory in Mexico, and also take additional stakes in each other’s businesses.
global.handelsblatt.com

Skoda expands: As part of a memorandum of understanding with Chinese joint venture partner SAIC Volkswagen. Skoda plans to expand their model range and technologies, and will invest 2bn euros in research and development in the next five years. The Czech automaker hopes to introduce two new SUV variants and one crossover utility vehicle in China.
greenvehicles.automotive-business-review.com

Bans in Mexico: Due to smog, Mexico City is limiting private and federal car usage in the city. Cars will be banned one day every week, as well as one Saturday each month. This follows a level 1 smog alert last month.
examiner.com

Volvo priced: The luxury Volvo XC90 Excellence will cost 106,000 dollars in U.S. This is a huge increase from the XC90 at 44,945 dollars, and the T8 Twin-Engine model at 69,095 dollars. The Excellence will be offered only as a plug-in hybrid. A limited number will be made available in the U.S., as it is primarily designed for the Chinese market.
autoblog.com

Mercedes moves production: Mercedes anticipates further capacity shifts from their South African Daimler production plants to East London. By the end of the year, the Mercedes-Benz C350e, their second plug-in model, will be produced at the East London plant. Investment specifically for the C350e has not yet been finalized, but officials describe the plant as capable of integrating work on hybrid vehicles.
iol.ca.za

Mar 4, 2016 - 10:02 am

PlugSurfing, Mexico, Ottawa, Norway, Nebraska, EV-Box.

PlugSurfing expands into France: PlugSurfing has signed an Interoperable Agreement with French company Sodetrel, adding another 1,600 charging point to its network. The former enables EV drivers to plug in in Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, using the same account.
plugsurfing.com

Electric transport in Mexico: 25 electric trolley buses have gone into service in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. They were built by local manufacturer DINA together with Škoda Electric, which delivered all electric components. Final assembly took place in Mexico City.
newstix.de (in German), parlamentnilisty.cz (in Czech)

Shifting burden of proof: The Canadian city of Ottawa wants more electric and hybrid vehicles in its fleets and will oblige staff to buy greener cars. Purchases of petrol- or diesel-powered cars need to be explicitly justified. Moreover, the city is setting up a ‘green fleet fund’ to cover any cost difference.
metronews.ca

H2 coalition update: Norwegian companies NEL Fuel AS and Uno-X have formed a joint venture to set up a total of 20 hydrogen filling stations across the country. The hydrogen will be produced on site. The companies had previously signed a letter of intent and are now ready to start a “real, commercial network of hydrogen refuelling stations in Norway.”
gasworld.com

Self-driving city: The U.S. city Lincoln, Nebraska, hopes to decide the Smart City Challenge for itself. If successful, it would use the 50m dollars from the Department of Transportation and Vulcan Philanthropy to put 50 autonomous shuttles and 650 self-driving cars on the read in three years. All-electric of course.
columbustelegram.com

EV-Box takes Amsterdam: Infrastructure provider EV-Box has opened a new head quarter in Amsterdam. The city commissioned to company along with Nuon-Heijmans to set up 4,000 EV charging points by 2018 (we reported). Some 1,500 are already in service.
ev-box.com

Jan 20, 2014 - 09:26 am

Parrot patrol.

The police in Mexico City could not believe their ears, when examining a driver at a routine checkpoint. From inside the car, a harsh voice repeatedly stated “He’s drunk, he’s drunk.” On close examination, the driver’s pet parrot was found to be the whistle-blower. His treason though, did not severe the bond between the master and his fluttery friend, as in the end they went to jail together.
upi.com

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