Oct 6, 2016 - 07:56 am

NeMo, ChargeNow, DriveNow, Delaware, Nottingham, Multicity.

More interoperability with NeMo: The EU-funded project Hyper Network for electro-Mobility (NeMo) unites 19 partners from eight European countries, working to improve interoperability of electric mobility services. The project will continue for three years.

ChargeNow update in Asia: BMW now offers ChargeNow in Japan. Drivers of the Bavarian’s electric and plug-in hybrid models can plug in at some 14,000 NCS network locations across the country. Meanwhile, BMW partnered with GreenTech in Malaysia, giving its customers access to the ChargEV network with 95 locations.
japan.ahk.de (Japan; in German), carlist.my (Malaysia)

DriveNow starts in Milan: The carsharing scheme from BWM and Sixt will be available in Italy’s second biggest city from October 19th. A total of 480 BMWs will be made available. An additional 20 BMW i3 will join the fleet in the coming months.
newfleet.de, biztravel.fvw.de

EV incentives prolonged: The U.S. state of Delaware will renew its incentive programme for cars with alternative drivetrains when it runs out at the end of the month, as well raise the rebate from 2,200 to 3,500 dollars for battery-powered vehicles. Moreover, the state will foot half the bill of a private charger and even 75 percent of the cost for an EV charger in a commercial environment.
delmarvanow.com, delaware.gov

Preferential lanes: Nottingham kicked off works for a six-mile Eco-Expressway. It will see an extra lane in both directions that is reserved for electric vehicles only. Electric buses will be allowed to use the lane as well.
bbc.com, nottinghampost.com

Multicity loses electric edge: The previously all-electric carsharing scheme added 100 petrol-powered Citroën C1 to its fleet in Berlin. With 250 Citroën C-Zero, the offer is still mostly EV, but citing customers’ “growing mobility needs,” Berlin seems ready to abandon its role as the capital of electric mobility.

Jun 25, 2015 - 08:52 am

HV-ModAL, NEMO, BioSolar, ZSW.

Modular EV drivetrain system: In the next three years, research partners of the project HV-ModAL hope to create an electric drive train modular system toolbox, which is suitable for a wide range of electric cars from various manufacturers. The project consists of ten partners from the whole automotive value chain and the sciences in Germany, including BMW, Daimler, Bosch and others. The German government is funding the project with 7.5 million euros.
presseagentur.com, evertiq.com

Predicting the grid: A European consortium of German, Danish and Dutch researchers has presented the “NEMO Tool Suite,” a forward looking tool for planning power grids in which renewables are optimally integrated and controllable loads and storage are considered. It is part of the “Novel E-Mobility Grid Model” project aimed at supporting grid operators.

High capacity cathode: U.S. company BioSolar and the University of California, Santa Barbara have filed a joint patent application for their newly developed high capacity cathode. It is said to make full use of anodes’ storage capacity, increasing the capacity and lifespan of li-ion batteries, while lowering costs. Researchers say the technology could potentially breach the 100 dollars per kWh cost barrier.
renewables.seenews.com, biosolar.com

P2G tender: In a soon to be launched public tendering procedure, German ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung) and partners want to find the location and operator of a power-to-gas (P2G) facility, which could produce hydrogen for over 1,000 fuel-cell vehicles. The state government of Baden-Wuerttemberg is funding the flagship project with 4.5 million euros.
zsw-bw.de (in German)

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Most clicked link on Wednesday were the spy shots showing Dongfeng´s all-electric Fengshen A60 EV for the Chinese market.

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06.10.2016 07:15