Cummins to build fuel cell system plant in Germany
The US company Cummins has announced the opening of a new plant in the German city of Herten, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for Alstom hydrogen trains. The plant is scheduled to start operations in July 2021.
Lime expanding services in Germany
Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.
German battery cell production research centre situated
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has announced that its battery production research centre (FFB) will be located in Münster and will be set up at MEET (Electrochemical Energy Technology centre at Uni Münster). The German government funds the project with 500 million euros.
Sixt to offer Tier Mobility electric kick-scooters
Customers of car rental firm Sixt will soon be able to book thousands of Tier Mobility electric kick scooters via the Sixt app. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bonn and Münster are the first cities to start with more to come.
Nissan Leaf approved to feed into grid in Germany
The Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to receive approval to serve as stabilising back up of the grid in Germany. Nissan managed to take all regulatory hurdles for the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology by working with partners from the energy sector.
North Rhine-Westphalia expands eMobility support
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has announced new support and subsidies for electric mobility concepts in the state, which will take effect as of the 5th of February. This will include public charging sites as well as communal support to transform the public transportation system.
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German charging infrastructure: Half a million euros will be spend by North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, for the installation of up to 200 EV charging stations within its county borders. The initiative is part of a joint investment programme of Germany’s federal and state governments, which will kick off next year.
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Fresh fleet: The Austrian city of Linz will see 20 electric catenary buses successively replacing existing ones by 2017. The Van Hool buses cost public transport provider Linz AG 20m euros. They are 24 m long, have room for 180 passengers and a range of up to 10 km.
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Twizy patrol: Four Renault Twizy are now patrolling the streets of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. They are part of a one year trial. So far, fuel savings and maneuverability during rush hour speak in the electric quad’s favour. City Hall also operates five electric scooters.
Fleet replacement: British Chichester District Council will replace seven petrol vehicles in its fleet with electric ones when their leases run out. The will be used by the parking services department and external contractors. The council hopes to save 1,000 GBP per year per vehicle.