Tag: Munich

Mar 19, 2021 - 02:35 pm

Sono Motors hires new CTO

Markus Volmer will be the new Head of Complete Vehicle Development at Sono Motors. He succeeds Roberto Diesel, who left the Munich-based company back in April 2020. The new CTO is now responsible for the testing and validation of the Sion solar electric car on its way to series production.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:10 pm

Daimler recalls eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

There are issues with the solid-state battery buses Daimler delivered to the city of Wiesbaden in February. The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaros have been out of service for a good two weeks as their batteries are undergoing checks due to an insulation fault that could lead to short circuits.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 06:23 pm

Knorr-Bremse forms internal think-tank

Knorr-Bremse is pooling its expertise in electric transport with a new, in-house development unit called eCUBATOR. Up to 60 internal and external experts will work on electric commercial vehicle solutions at the Munich and Budapest sites.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 01:00 pm

BMW considers moving up i4 production

According to a media report, BMW brings forward the production start of the all-electric i4 from the year’s end to August or September. This means BMW could roll-out the first cars in Germany in 2021. In China, meanwhile, BMW has significantly reduced the price of its iX3 electric SUV.

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Jan 28, 2021 - 03:36 pm

Munich Airport runs Goldhofer eTug Phoenix E

Tractor specialist Goldhofer is on a high as they write a second order from a central airport. After Vienna Airport, Munich now too uses a zero-emission aircraft tow tractor by Goldhofer. Model Phoenix E is even stronger than the Bison as it tows large jets weighing up to 350 tons.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 10:15 pm

MAN finds eTGM truck promising for off-peak deliveries

MAN proves in Munich that e-trucks are suitable for inner-city driving at sensitive times. The test drives with the all-electric MAN eTGM truck showed a time saving of 15 to 30 per cent by shifting the time window of deliveries to the off-peak hours of the day.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 02:25 pm

Munich city orders PSI depot management system

In Germany, Stadtwerke München (SWM) has commissioned PSI Transcom to supply the PSIebus depot management system for electric buses. The software will be used to manage and control the electric bus dispatching in the ‘Moosach’ and ‘Ost’ bus depots.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 04:58 pm

TU Munich develops supercapacitor with hybrid materials

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a highly efficient supercapacitor. The basis of the energy storage device is a novel graphene hybrid material that has comparable performance data to batteries currently in use.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Sono Motors gathers 45 million euros

The Munich-based company Sono Motors has concluded financing of 45 million euros. The startup has also garnered around 12,400 pre-orders for its Sion solar electric car. A few days ago, Sono Motors had announced its intention to present the new prototype generation in January.

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Dec 11, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Sono Motors to present prototype in January

Sono Motors has announced its intention to present the new prototype generation of the Sion at CES in January 2021. Furthermore, that might soon not be Sono Motors’ only connection to the US, as the Munich-based startup is reportedly aiming for the U.S. stock market.

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Dec 4, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Twaice opens new battery lab in Germany

Twaice is expanding testing capacities with a new battery lab in Munich, reacting to rapidly increasing demand. The equipment includes hundreds of test channels, several temperature chambers and in-house developed test equipment for battery cells and modules.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 06:37 pm

Lilium flying electric taxi hub set up in the USA

The German flying e-taxi startup Lilium has just announced its expansion into the USA. By 2025, the first hub for electric air mobility is to be built in Orlando in the US state of Florida. This will connect the region around Orlando itself with Miami in the south and Jacksonville in the north of Florida.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm

BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant

BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:21 pm

LEVC starts production of hybrid van model VN5

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of the new VN5 van model in Anstry near Coventry and has meanwhile integrated another partner in Germany into its local dealer network.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 07:27 pm

Fisker announces European HQ in Munich

The electric car manufacturer Fisker will set up its European headquarters in Munich. The choice of location for the European headquarters called “Matrix” was also made because of its proximity to Magna’s production facility in Graz.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 07:11 pm

FC Bayern players now all drive Audi e-tron

Audi has handed over 19 e-tron electric cars to FC Bayern players. As the club’s official mobility partner, Audi has also already installed charging points for the electric fleet at the Bayern training ground in Munich.

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Jul 22, 2020 - 03:44 pm

BMW refits Munich factory for BMW i4 production

With the end of the late shift on 23 July, the BMW plant in Munich will begin preparations for the production of the purely electric i4. To this end, vehicle production will be suspended for six weeks until the early shift starts on 7 September.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:35 pm

VW opens their first ID. Store in Germany

Volkswagen has opened their first ID. Store in Dresden. The flexible ID. Stores are designed to give interested parties the opportunity to find out more about ID.3 and all about e-mobility at Volkswagen. But a pop-up concept is also planned.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 01:49 pm

Lilium closes $240M financing round for jet-like VTOL

The Bavarian electric aircraft company Lilium has closed a financing round for more than 240 million dollars. The Chinese internet giant Tencent led the round. Other previous investors including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT also participated.

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Feb 9, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Uniper aims to deploy 1,300 mobile fast-charging units

A new initiative from utility Uniper envisions a network of mobile, that is grid-independent, fast-chargers deployed throughout cluster regions. The firm revealed a few details ahead of the launch such as the stations serving as charging units where required as well as energy storage when clustered together at depots.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 01:57 pm

BMW to convert Munich plant for i4 production this summer

BMW will be closing its main plant in Munich for six weeks this summer to convert it to producing the all-electric BMW i4. The EV is scheduled to go into series production next year, still with battery cells bought in. However, this could change in future.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 04:07 pm

Amazon orders electric delivery vehicles in Munich

Amazon has enlarged its delivery fleet of the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre with several electric delivery vans. Amazon has ordered 40 Work Box and 60 charging stations from StreetScooter, plus ten eVito from Mercedes-Benz.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Ekoenergetyka to deliver chargers to Munich

The Polish supplier Ekoenergetyka-Polska announces a new major order from Munich. The Munich public transport operator Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft has ordered 56 charging stations for a brand new bus depot.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 02:56 pm

Dresden researchers to improve battery cell electrodes

Researchers at the Dresden ExcellBattMat Center at the Fraunhofer IWS want to contribute key components to the large-scale “Research Production Battery Cell” project in Münster. The research object is electrodes made of silicon or lithium layers.

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Sep 28, 2019 - 02:05 pm

No go for little Karo(lino) aka Microlino

The Microlino saga continues as the (cloned) cabin scooter presented by Artega at the IAA under the new name Karo, has now been explicitly banned by interim injunction, following two previous injunctions.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/19/sono-motors-hires-new-cto/
19.03.2021 14:42