MotoE: Niki Tuuli wins first electric motorbike race
Niki Tuuli from Finland has won the first race of the new MotoE World Cup at the Sachsenring in Germany. Tuuli won just ahead of Bradley Smith and Mike di Meglio. The next MotoE race will take place on August 11th in Spielberg, Austria.Weiterlesen
Michelin & Faurecia to form H2 fuel cell joint venture
Michelin and Faurecia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint venture to combine all of Michelin’s fuel cell activities, including its subsidiary Symbio, with those of Faurecia.Weiterlesen
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Electric Vehicle Symposium 32 gears up in Lyon
This year’s EVS is taking place in Europe, to be exact in Lyon, France from the 19th to the 22nd of May, 2019. It marks the event’s 50th anniversary, which boldly claims the title of “Number one pan-European e-mobility event this year”, and, at the very least, the most long-standing electric mobility forum on the […]Weiterlesen
France signs contract with car manufacturers & suppliers
The French government has signed a strategic contract with several French automobile manufacturers and suppliers to help prepare the market for “technological disruptions” such as electrification and autonomous driving.Weiterlesen
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BMW/SGL, Team Future Electric, Michelin, Mahindra.
BMW and SGL: The German joint venture is planing to expand its carbon fibre production in Moses Lake, USA. To meet demand of the lightweight material used in BMW’s electric cars, 120 new workers will be hired by early 2015, bringing the number of employees to 200. In total, BMW will invest 200 million dollars in the facility in Washington State.
Team Future Electric: The consortium of Danish companies and the Aalborg Univeristy have developed a new kind of e-motorbike, ready to hit the track at the FIM eRoadRacing Championship and Moto E. Weighing only 180 kilos, the bike can go from zero to 100 in 2.5 seconds.
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Michelin invests in fuel cell technology: According to rumours, Michelin has bought 31% of minority shares of French company Symbio FCell, helping it increase capital. The latter is working on fuel cell range extenders, which are currently being tested in the French post office’s HyKangoo.
Mahindra sites in Michigan: The Indian company wants to build up to 9,000 units of the GenZe electric two-wheeler at its new factory in Michigan. And with the expansion of the Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC), the company adds engineering expertise as well as vehicle prototyping capabilities to its global operations.
greencarcongress.com, greencarreports.com, forbes.com