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 - 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 - 11:17 am
GM confirms return to Europe
General Motors is gearing up for its return to Europe with an EV lineup. The Cadillac Lyriq could be among the first to hit the road there, as the carmaker is preparing to kick off EV sales in Europe this autumn. But only in some countries.
Apr 21, 2023 - 01:51 pm
Quantron signs Westgass Hydrogen as next H2 supplier in the Nordics
Quantron and Westgass Hydrogen have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to run and fuel hydrogen trucks across the Nordic countries. The two companies will combine their offerings with Quantron deploying fuel cell electric vehicles and Westgass Hydrogen supplying the fuel.
Apr 21, 2023 - 10:54 am
Human Horizons introduces third EV for European markets
The Chinese carmaker Human Horizons has presented the third model of its electric car brand HiPhi at Auto Shanghai. The company also revealed more details about its launch in Europe, which it had announced at the beginning of the week.
Apr 17, 2023 - 02:30 pm
Norway to subsidize electric construction vehicles
The Norwegian business development agency Enova has launched two programmes to contribute to reduced emissions in the construction industry. The aim is to support the use of emission-free construction machines and mobile charging stations for their operation.
Apr 17, 2023 - 12:41 pm
Oslo: Unibuss commissions 183 electric buses
The Norwegian capital Oslo got 183 new electric buses on 16 April. The Solaris Urbino 18 electric vehicles will be used in route areas 1 (city centre north-south) and 2 (city centre east-west).
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 28, 2023 - 09:33 am
Li-Cycle and Kion Group sign battery recycling agreement
The North American battery recycler Li-Cycle is cooperating with the industrial truck manufacturer Kion Group. Under the agreement, which runs until 2030, Li-Cycle will recycle batteries from Kion’s global brands starting in the second half of 2023.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Scania delivers 66-tonne electric truck to Norway
We have written several times about Scania’s extra-long heavy-duty electric trucks. Now another such vehicle has been delivered, this time in Norway, to haul lime with its 66 tonnes total weight, sparing the atmosphere the combustion of almost 60,000 litres of diesel per year.
Mar 3, 2023 - 01:06 pm
Norwegian shipping company orders two hydrogen ferries
Two hydrogen ferries will serve Norway’s longest ferry route across the Vestfjord from 2025. Shipping company Torghatten Nord commissioned The Norwegian Ship Design Company with the design. PowerCell will supply the fuel cell technology, and control and propulsion technology comes from SEAM.
Mar 3, 2023 - 09:25 am
Lucid expands to Norway
US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors appoints a new European head and opens its fourth European retail studio – its first in Norway. Lucid’s new Managing Director for Europe is Michael van der Sande, who will report directly to CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson and be based in Amsterdam at Lucid’s European headquarters.
Mar 2, 2023 - 11:48 am
EV sales pick up again in Norway over February
After an extremely weak January, electric car registrations in Norway have returned to their usual level: 6,183 new electric cars were registered there in January. By far the best-selling model was the Tesla Model Y.
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 2, 2023 - 11:59 am
Nio starts deliveries of its EL7 SUV in Europe
Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started deliveries of its EL7 SUV model in Europe. The first cars went to customers in the Netherlands. Deliveries of the EL7 in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway will follow soon.
Feb 2, 2023 - 09:23 am
Norwegian customers buy significantly less cars than usual
Less than 2,000 passenger cars were newly registered in Norway in January; some 6,000 fewer than in the same month last year. This comes after Norway hit a new record in December, with 32,714 newly registered batter-electric passenger cars – by far the strongest month in 2022.
Jan 25, 2023 - 05:11 pm
Elinor Batteries to make LFP batteries in Norway
The Norwegian investment company Valinor founded Elinor Batteries with plans to build a gigawatt-scale factory for LFP batteries in central Norway. The cells are to be purposed for stationary storage for EV charging and marine applications, among other things.
Jan 17, 2023 - 11:04 am
Xpeng moves forward again in Europe
Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced plans to open four delivery and service centres in Europe. These are scheduled to open in the first half of 2023 after the company’s European plans were temporarily halted last year. The young company has also issued a hefty price cut in China.
Jan 11, 2023 - 02:21 pm
Oslo releases funding for heavy-duty EV charging stations
The city of Oslo has launched a grant scheme to support the installation of charging stations for electric trucks and buses in the Norwegian capital. The first round of funding through the ‘Climate and Energy Fund’ sees Oslo carrying up to 80 per cent of installation costs.
Jan 11, 2023 - 10:59 am
Norwegian royalty goes electric
After their country has been the most electric nation on the continent for a few years, the Norwegian Royal Family has added three electric vehicles to its official fleet, including a Mercedes EQS, a BMW i7 and a Mercedes EQV.
Jan 3, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Voyah completes first vehicle deliveries in Norway
The Dongfeng subsidiary Voyah has delivered its first electric cars in Europe. In December, the first 136 units of the electric SUV model Voyah Free were handed over to customers in Norway. Further markets are to follow in 2023 – Germany has not yet been named.
Jan 3, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Nio counts 10 battery swapping stations in Europe
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has now installed ten battery swapping stations in Europe, with seven more due to go into operation soon. The ten European battery-swapping stations are located in Norway, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Jan 2, 2023 - 12:52 pm
Hyundai to sell only electric vehicles in Norway from 2023
Hyundai will only sell pure electric cars in Norway from 1 January 2023. Since 2020, the Korean manufacturer had already been offering only electric cars and plug-in hybrids there. At the end of 2022, Hyundai sold the last PHEVs in Norway and is now focusing on pure electricity.
Dec 27, 2022 - 11:06 am
Hyundai Ioniq 5 powers remote reindeer farm (V2L)
It is Ho-Ho-Ho for Hyundai (and the beginning of our holiday season) today as the Korean company took the Ioniq 5 high up north, near the alleged home of Santa Claus, to help him power his sledge. That is not exactly what they said, but certainly, the spirit.
Dec 8, 2022 - 02:10 pm
MAN scores first e-bus order from Norway
The Norwegian transport operator Unibuss has ordered 76 all-electric Lion’s City E buses from MAN Truck & Bus for Oslo. For MAN, this is the first electric bus order from Norway. The order is for 59 solo and 17 articulated buses bound for operation in the northeast and east of Oslo from the end of […]