May 25, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Easee temporarily restricts wall box sales on its own account
After Sweden banned the sales of Easee wall boxes due to potential safety deficiencies, authorities in other countries have become active. In Austria, Easee is now temporarily restricting the sale of two products itself, and the situation also appears to have changed in Germany.
May 25, 2023 - 01:11 pm
Infineon heads semiconductor project with GaN
The new EU research project ALL2GaN, led by Infineon Austria, aims to exploit the energy-saving potential of highly efficient power semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) so that they can be easily and quickly integrated into many applications.
May 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Driveco secures €250 mn in funding from APG to expand in Europe
Driveco, a French electric vehicle charging company, has announced a €250 million fundraising round from APG, one of the world’s largest institutional investors. The investment represents the most significant funding round in France’s charging infrastructure sector.
May 23, 2023 - 10:46 am
Lucid brings two more Air variants to Europe
US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors announced pricing for two more Lucid Air luxury sedan variants for Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway. These are the Air Pure AWD and the Air Touring, which feature the smaller 92 kWh battery pack for up to 725 kilometres WLTP range.
May 11, 2023 - 12:48 pm
Volvo’s electric truck orders are up 141 per cent
Volvo Trucks received 486 orders for electric trucks in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 141 per cent compared to the same period last year. This number is expected to increase over the course of the year as the Swedish company looks to bring its electric trucks to even more countries.
May 3, 2023 - 03:36 pm
European roadshow presents the eActros in action
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has started its sales tour through five European countries to present the eActros in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. The tour started at the manufacturer’s largest assembly plant in Wörth.
Apr 25, 2023 - 12:21 pm
Holland experiences a run on BEV truck funding
An open technology tender for 400 zero-emission trucks in the Netherlands was closed after only one day due to high demand. Particularly remarkable to note is that all 1,600 applications were submitted for BEV trucks and not a single one for fuel cell trucks.
Apr 20, 2023 - 01:21 pm
14 DAF electric trucks collect waste in and around Eindhoven
The Dutch company Cure Waste Management is procuring 14 electric trucks from DAF Trucks to collect household waste in Eindhoven, Valkenswaard and Geldrop-Mierlo. Seven CF Electric trucks, equipped as refuse collection vehicles, have already been delivered. The others will follow shortly.
Apr 20, 2023 - 12:43 pm
Europe has over 450,000 charge points at present
Power2Drive Europe has crunched some numbers taking data from the EU Commission’s European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) as its base. At the end of 2022, EV drivers could access 450,478 charge points in Europe; however, the deployment is not spread evenly.
Apr 17, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Qbuzz and OV-bureau order 35 Mercedes eCitaro G
The Dutch public transport operators Qbuzz and OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe have placed an order with Daimler Buses for the construction of a total of 35 fully electric articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses. According to the contract, deliveries are to be completed by 2026.
Apr 14, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Dutch-German research project to develop batteries
The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany and the Dutch institute TNO of the Holst Centre have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for the European automotive industry.
Apr 11, 2023 - 01:52 pm
FreeWire enters Europe with battery-based chargers
The Californian charging infrastructure specialist FreeWire is expanding into Europe. With its battery-based charging stations, the company initially wants to gain a foothold in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, for which it is opening a European headquarters in Great Britain.
Apr 5, 2023 - 01:14 pm
ALD & ChargePoint deepen cooperation to target corporate fleets
ALD Automotive and ChargePoint want to establish an electric Mobility Service Provider (eMSP) dedicated to corporate fleet electrification. The aim is to offer charging solutions across Europe for company fleets from the ChargePoint portfolio, including billing options.
Mar 30, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Nio expands presence in Europe with third ‘Nio House’
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its third ‘Nio House’ in Europe in Rotterdam. The locations primarily serve as showrooms, but also have a café, a meeting room and an area for children, among other things.
Mar 22, 2023 - 01:10 pm
NL: Ebusco receives order over 63 e-buses from QBuzz
In the Netherlands, the electric bus manufacturer Ebusco has received an order for up to 63 e-buses from the public transport operator Qbuzz. The deal comprises the latest Ebusco 3.0 model. The buses will be used in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe from 2024.
Mar 17, 2023 - 03:33 pm
TotalEnergies to sell gas stations in Germany & Netherlands
The French mineral oil group wants to sell its entire service station network in Germany and the Netherlands to the Canadian company Couche-Tard. The reason is allegedly the planned phasing out of internal combustion engines in Europe. In countries where TotalEnergies is not the market leader, the company wants to focus on hydrogen and charging […]
Mar 17, 2023 - 10:24 am
LiveWire One launches in Europe
The first all-electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand can now be pre-ordered in Europe. Just in time for the motorcycle season. For a €100 down-payment, customers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK can reserve a LiveWire One and “secure priority delivery beginning later in April”.
Mar 6, 2023 - 11:57 am
Tesla starts introducing V4 Superchargers in Europe
Tesla has started installing a new generation of its Superchargers. The first known location for Tesla’s fourth-generation fast-charging stations is Harderwijk in the Netherlands, about 60 kilometres from Amsterdam.
Mar 1, 2023 - 05:06 pm
Germany’s car fleets electrification slower than neighbours
How is it going with the electrification of company car fleets in Germany, and how does this compare to its Northern European neighbours, the Netherlands and Sweden? To answer that question, a comparative study was commissioned by the energy company Vattenfall. We summarised the main results.
Feb 28, 2023 - 10:12 am
Fisker Ocean could launch in Europe this year
According to carmaker Fisker, its first model, the Fisker Ocean, is getting ready to hit the streets in over 20 countries before the end of the year. Homologation testing for Europe and the US is said to be completed in March. And once the regulatory approval process is finished, sales could kick off.
Feb 27, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Rail subsidiary Arriva wins electric bus tender in the Netherlands
German rail transport company Arriva will deploy more than 100 new electric buses in the eastern part of the Netherlands from the end of this year. Arriva has been awarded the Twente-ZHO tender for bus and rail services in the province of Overijssel for a period of four years following a tendering process.
Feb 9, 2023 - 02:52 pm
E.ON Drive to build chargers for VinFast
E.ON Drive has been commissioned by VinFast to build charging points at its sites in Germany, France and the Netherlands. As part of the cooperation, the E.ON subsidiary will cover the entire scope of the project, from planning and installation to the operation of the charging points.
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm
TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks
In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.