Mar 22, 2023 - 02:34 pm
Twaice & Vispiron open battery research lab in Munich
Munich-based battery analytics company Twaice has opened the Munich Battery Lab together with R&D service provider Vispiron Systems. The new battery lab is designed to analyse battery behaviour and optimise battery development. The focus is on testing lithium-ion batteries.
Mar 15, 2023 - 12:42 pm
BMW to release six BEVs by 2025
BMW is planning at least six model launches within 24 months for the ‘New Class’ electric cars from 2025. To this end, additional plants are to be converted for the production of these electric cars. More concrete information on the platform and the first models will be available in September.
Feb 27, 2023 - 11:25 am
First BMW iX5 Hydrogen hit the road
BMW launched a demonstration fleet of hydrogen cars. After four years of development, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen vehicle and development project is thus entering its next phase.
Feb 24, 2023 - 04:57 pm
Sono Motors has dropped the Sion
The Munich-based start-up Sono has decided to discontinue the Sion programme and not to pursue its own solar car project any further – the Sion is thus history before the first series production example. Instead, they will concentrate on the solar business for B2B customers.
Dec 12, 2022 - 06:07 pm
Twaice issues new guarantee on battery analysis findings
Munich-based battery analytics company Twaice is introducing a guarantee on the accuracy and findings of its analytics platform. With its predictive analytics software, the company is known to enable statements on the health of batteries.
Nov 21, 2022 - 04:04 pm
Sono to source more components from Continental
The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has expanded its cooperation with Continental. The vehicles for the current series validation of the Sion are to use further components from the supplier from Hanover, also surrounding the vehicle’s battery.
Nov 17, 2022 - 12:07 pm
First drive MG4 Electric
We took the MG4 Electric for a ride around Munich on a day much too warm for November, with 17 degrees. The MG platform is inspired by Volkswagen’s modular electric vehicle (MEB) architecture known from the ID.3 but is significantly cheaper. So how technically solid is this potential bang for the buck?
Nov 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Torqeedo moves into new headquarters in Bavaria
Torqeedo, the company specialising in marine electric drives, has opened a new 8,300 m2 building near Munich. The new headquarters now houses all business activities, including research, development, and production, under one roof.
Nov 7, 2022 - 12:23 pm
Renault & Dongfeng launch luxury EV brand in China
BeyonCa is a new electric car start-up from China. BeyonCa was founded by Renault China CEO Soh Weiming and Dongfeng Motor, has a headquarters in Beijing, a design centre in Munich and a development site for artificial intelligence in Singapore.
Oct 27, 2022 - 03:50 pm
AUTEL & EconetiQ Launched its first live DC fast charger in the UK
With the installation of their first ‘Maxicharger DC Fast’ 120 kW charger in the UK, the Munich-based Autel has passed a major milestone in Europe. Autel first began manufacturing charging products in 2021, aiming to explore the sustainable development of environmentally friendly technology and energy.
Oct 19, 2022 - 05:35 pm
Clean Logistics announces three hydrogen truck orders
The truck and bus retrofitter Clean Logistics has received new orders for the delivery of hydrogen trucks. This involves a total of ten trucks with hydrogen fuel cells, which are to go to three projects in the first half of 2023.
Sep 6, 2022 - 01:36 pm
Dachser launches electric trucks in Munich’s inner city
The logistics provider Dachser is deploying 7.5-tonne electric trucks in Munich starting this month. In the first step, a Fuso eCanter will start its service in the postcode area 80539. Two more vehicles of this type are expected to be added in early 2023.
Aug 16, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Samsung SDI expands research centres globally
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI is expanding its research and development (R&D) activities for new battery technologies. New locations this year are being founded in the USA and Germany with a further centre planned in China next year.
Jul 25, 2022 - 07:40 pm
Sono Motors presents the final series design of the Sion
The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has presented the series design of its Sion solar electric car. This only concerns the design of the body and the interior – nothing has changed in the specifications for the technology. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2023.
Jun 15, 2022 - 01:20 pm
MAN says production preparations on schedule for electric truck
Traton subsidiary MAN is on schedule with preparations for large-scale production of electric trucks at its Munich plant. In the first twelve months since the eMobility Centre was established at its main plant, MAN Truck & Bus has launched 20 prototypes of the upcoming heavy-duty electric truck.
May 10, 2022 - 11:48 am
Lucid to open first Munich store on Friday
The European launch of the Californian electric car start-up Lucid Motors announced last year is becoming concrete: on 13 May, the manufacturer will open its first location in Europe with the Lucid Studio at Odeonsplatz in Munich. The first prices for Germany are also known.
Apr 26, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Twaice closes $30 million financing round
The battery analytics company Twaice has secured additional Series B funding of 30 million US dollars from investor Coatue and existing investors. The Munich-based company plans to use the money to further develop its platform and open new locations.
Apr 4, 2022 - 07:32 pm
Sono Motors pilots solar bus trailer in Munich
German electric car startup Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG).
Apr 4, 2022 - 03:48 pm
Lilium postpones market launch until 2025
The Bavarian electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium has postponed its planned market launch by one year. Instead of 2024, the electric vertical take-off is now expected to be approved in 2025 and thus begin commercial operation.
Mar 28, 2022 - 02:06 pm
ACM Adaptive City Mobility faces its end
The end for the electric car start-up ACM Adaptive City Mobility from Munich now seems to be confirmed. After the company filed for insolvency at the responsible district court last year, according to a media report, investor Karl-Thomas Neumann no longer has any hope of a sale and continued operation.
Mar 15, 2022 - 01:27 pm
Sono Motors to enter test phase for the Sion
Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has announced that it will soon start the series testing phase for its Sion. The company is currently building a fleet of series validation vehicles for the Sion’s testing programme. The final design of the electric car is expected to be unveiled this summer.
Feb 18, 2022 - 01:13 pm
MAN targets heavy electric truck production in 2024
MAN Truck & Bus has announced the start of production of heavy electric trucks in Munich for the beginning of 2024 – almost a year earlier than planned. The delivery of an initial 200 units is to follow promptly. MAN also presented a near-production prototype of the new electric truck for the first time.
Jan 12, 2022 - 01:56 pm
Munich orders 14 electric 18-metre Ebusco buses
The Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco has received a follow-up order from public transport operator Stadtwerke München in Germany. The order is for 14 electric 18-metre buses of the type Ebusco 2.2. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2023.
Dec 21, 2021 - 03:21 pm
Ebusco delivers electric buses in Germany & Denmark
In the last week, the Dutch electric bus company Ebusco delivered a total of 25 electric buses to Transdev in Frankfurt and to Nobina in Copenhagen. Another two electric buses were handed over to Stadtwerke München, while a large order has been confirmed in Berlin.