DB Schenker introduces Volvo FL Electric fleet in Oslo
With the integration of a new Volvo FL Electric truck into the electric fleet of the ‘Oslo City Hub’ distribution centre, DB Schenker can now carry out its city logistics in Oslo without direct emissions. A further 23 electric vehicles are to follow by the end of the year.Weiterlesen
Inductive charging project starts test phase in Oslo
The EnergiCity project has started the test phase for the contactless charging of electric cabs. In the Norwegian capital Oslo, 25 Jaguar I-Pace will in future be inductively charged in taxi use. The charging capacity is to exceed far that of standard AC charging.Weiterlesen
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ABB to supply e-truck charging infrastructure in Norway
ABB has agreed with Norway’s largest food wholesaler ASKO and its owner NorgesGruppen to supply the charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric vehicles.Weiterlesen
Oslo’s first zero emissions construction site in action
The ZE85 electric excavator from Suncar HK is now successfully operated on a zero-emission construction site in Oslo, Norway. It is the first electric excavator with a CCS connection, which enables a full charge in less than an hour.Weiterlesen
Byton M-Byte pre-orders to start in EU before year’s end
Before the end of this year, Chinese manufacturer Byton will be accepting advance orders from European customers for its first electric model M-Byte – for a reservation fee of 500 euros. Byton has also revealed some details on the planned distribution and charging service.Weiterlesen
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Five electric ferries to hit Oslo waters
On the Oslofjord, at the northern end of which lies the Norwegian capital Oslo, five electric ferries will be put into operation by 2022 – the first of these as early as 2021. The transport authority Ruter has awarded the contract to operate the electric ferries to the Norwegian provider Boreal Sjø.Weiterlesen
BYD receives bus order from Norway
BYD announces another electric bus order from Norway: After the public transport operator Vy Buss recently ordered 55 electric buses from BYD, the public transport operator Unibuss has now ordered 23 battery-electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer.Weiterlesen
Norwegian gas station replaces petrol with electricity
A small sensation has occurred in Norway: The petrol station chain Circle K has installed six fast-charging stations for electric cars in Oslo. This is particularly worthy of mention because the company had to remove petrol pumps to make way for the chargers.Weiterlesen
Norway: How Ionity positions HPC in EV nation #1
This week, Ionity inaugurated its first high power charging corridor in Norway and invited us over to Oslo to join their COO and partners for the opening. Our editor Nora Manthey brought home some insights from the “EV Wonderland” that quickly felt just like the new normal.Weiterlesen
Fortum’s Mike Warner sees “huge potential” in wireless charging
HPC is coming indeed but speed is only one part of the challenge to charge electric cars in future, knows Michael Warner of Fortum Charge & Drive. He oversees the SaaS unit at the Finnish utility. Also a Member of the Board, he gave electrive.com an overview of Fortum’s network and technological strategy, in which […]Weiterlesen
Oslo: Charging electric cars no longer free of charge
Electric car drivers in the capital of Norway must now pay for charging. Oslo has started the conversion of about 1,300 public charging points in the city to be able to charge a fee. The aim is not so much to cash in but to keep EVs from parking for free without charging.Weiterlesen
ALD, NSB & GreenMobility launch Oslo car sharing
Fleet specialist ALD Automotive has launched an electric vehicle sharing service in Oslo in cooperation with train operator NSB and the Danish mobility service provider GreenMobility. Starting this December, 250 Renault Zoe will be available for rental via app.Weiterlesen
Oslo: Heliox to charge Europe’s largest electric bus fleet
Heliox has been chosen as the charging infrastructure partner for the 40 electric buses ordered by Unibuss in Oslo. The company will be installing 40 fast charging stations for buses at one of Europe’s largest bus depots.Weiterlesen
Oslo: Nobina orders electric bendy buses from BYD
BYD will deliver the largest fleet of electric articulated buses in Europe to Oslo. Two orders have been placed by Nobina for a total of 42 electric buses measuring a full 18 metres. The orders follows multiple electric bus deliveries to Norway.Weiterlesen
Oslo: Norgesbuss orders 17 Volvo electric buses
Norway’s capital has taken the next step in its push for a zero emission transit system. Volvo received an order for 17 electric buses due to arrive in Oslo in summer 2019. They are part of a total of 70 all-electric buses various manufacturers share.Weiterlesen
Electric mini-plane takes flight in Norway
In Oslo an electric mini-plane made by Slowenian manufacturer Pipistrel took off for a short test flight with the Norwegian minister for transport Ketil Solvik-Olse. The Alpha Electro G2 aircraft was piloted by Dag Falk-Peterson, head of the state-owned company Avinor, which operates Norwegian airports.Weiterlesen
VDL to deliver 40 electric buses to Oslo’s Unibuss
VDL has received its largest bus order from Scandinavia to date and it comes from Oslo bus operator Unibuss. The Norwegian company carries the lion’s share of the electrification offensive underway in Norway’s capital.Weiterlesen
Fortum Charge & Drive opens HPC corridor in Scandinavia
Fortum Charge & Drive has opened its first high power charging station in Norway. It marks the beginning of a HPC corridor through the Nordics that is to connect Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki before the end of 2018 as a start.Weiterlesen
Norway’s EV share at over 5 percent and rising
Norway firmly remains on top of global EV sales with electric cars now making up 5.1 per cent of all sales. Throughout 2017, 42.5% more BEV were sold compared to 2016 and there are 142,490 all-electric cars and vans on Norwegian roads to date with more being added every month.Weiterlesen
Norway operates first articulated BYD buses in Europe
The first two articulated electric buses made by the Chinese manufacturer have been put into operation in Norway’s capital Oslo. Bus company Nobina deploys both 18-metres models on line 31 and 31E, known as “Norway’s heaviest duty routes carrying around 50,000 a day”.
route-one.net, mynewsdesk.com (in Norwegian)
Leclanché, Taiwan, Volocopter, Oslo.
Leclanché supplies batteries to Škoda Electric: In the framework of a 5 year development cooperation, Swiss manufacturer Leclanché will deliver its battery solutions for electric buses to Škoda Electric. Besides that, the partnership involves also battery systems for cars and off-road vehicles.
Printed mini EV made in Taiwan: The Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium has introduced a small EV with elements from a 3D printer. With its lightweight construction, the two-seater is designed for city life requirements – that’s also why it just provides 60 kph and not more than a 6.6 battery pack for 100 km. Further information that would indicate commercial use have not yet been released.
Volocopter to take off in 2017 in Dubai: State-owned traffic authority RTA entered into a deal with German company Volocopter in order to trial its autonomous electric air-taxi in the Emirate. The project covers 5 years and shall begin in the fourth quarter of this year.
Autonomous electric buses in Oslo: From March 2018, the Norwegian capital will see autonomous mini buses users can order via app. In the long term, Oslo’s Roads and City Authority even considers to deploy 10 to 20 of those self-driving buses.
Oslo, Opel Ampera-e, UK, Rheinmetall, Volvo, Asahi Kasei, GLM.
Electric cabs only in Oslo? Norway’s capital may be next to move towards a diesel-free future as Oslo wants to eject all diesel taxis and allow electric ones only, Taxi Times reports. The cleanse could start by 2022 with the city council’s decision due by 2018 and a group for the transformation process been established already. It would be a regional regulation made possible by the Norwegian government’s decision to leave taxi transport rules to municipalities.
taxi-times.com (in German), dagbladet.no (in Norwegian)
Meanwhile, Norwegian civilians are taking deliveries of the Ampera-e aka the Chevy Bolt. Opel chose Norway’s national holiday to serve the first three customers and said there are another 4,000 orders awaiting fulfilment.
Policy pledge on pollution: With the General Election in the UK on the horizon, opposition parties rush to swing voters and thus the Liberal Democrat manifesto promises a ban on sales of diesel cars from 2025. It is part of the party’s Green Transport Act, which also wants to increase electrification.
Rheinmetall enters e-mobility: An order worth 100m dollars has reached mobility and military supplier Rheinmetall, which is to deliver electric motor housings over the next seven years. The commission comes from an unnamed but “globally operating German carmaker” who is to utilise the casings for cars build for the Chinese market. Consequently, production will take place at Rheinmetall’s Chinese subsidiary KPSNC in Shanghai from mid-2018.
Volvo opens order book: The second-gen Volvo XC60 is now available in the USA, where it will hit the shelves this autumn. Prices for the top line T8 Twin Engine with a 400 hp PHEV system start from 52,900 dollars.
Campaign concept vehicle: Japanese Asahi Kasei and GLM have come up with a three-seat electric SUV. The 225 kW concepts builds on GLM’s EV platform but will most likely never roll off a production line. Asahi Kasei rather sees the electric car as a vehicle to presents its materials and tech to OEMs.
Audi, Oslo, Kia, Citroen, Chevy, Tesla.
Five new e-trons for China: Audi and its Chinese joint venture partner signed off their 10-year strategic plan. Next to forming its own brand for mobility and digital services, the two companies are also planning to produce five more e-tron models in China, on top of the already scheduled A6 L e-tron und Q7 e-tron, and introduce them to the market there. That includes purely electric vehicles.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co, audi-mediacenter.com
Diesel-ban in Oslo: The Norwegian capital banned private diesel cars from its roads on Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The ban could be extended. German magazine Der Spiegel reports that Oslo even wants kick all vehicles with combustion engines out of the inner city ring by 2024.
thelocal.no, theguardian.com, spiegel.de (in German)
Kia Stinger update: According to Auto Express, Kia could launch an all-electric version of the Kia Stinger GT, which it presented at the Detroit Motor Show. The sleek five-door GT would then rival the upcoming Tesla Model 3, but is not said to hit the road before 2019. But it could then be fitted with level 3 or 4 autonomous features.
SUV Aircross as PHEV: Citroën wants to introduce its SUV Aircross to the Chinese market at the end of the year. It will also be available as a seven-seater, as well as a plug-in hybrid from 2018.
Rollout plan: GM has published a rollout schedule for the Chevrolet Bolt in the U.S. The EV is currently only available at dealerships in California and Oregon, but can already be ordered in a total of seven states. By September, the Bolt will be available across the United States.
Tesla referral programme: Tesla launched a new round of its referral programme until March 15th. Clients who successfully refer seven new buyers will receive two invitation to the Model 3 delivery event. Those who sell five vehicles get a limited-edition Powerwall and those with three successful referrals get a Model S for kids. Tesla also kicked off an annual awards programme. The first person to successfully refer 20 new buyers in each sales region – North America, Europe, or Asia Pacific – will get a Tesla Model S or X P100D.
Tesla, Audi, VW, Oslo, Panasonic, Mahindra.
Masterplan, Part 2 revealed: Elon Musk says the EV maker will also focus on creating solar roofs with integrated storage and that it is working on a Tesla Semi and “high passenger density urban transport,” both of which should be unveiled next year. The carmaker will also further develop its fully autonomous technology. Once in place, drivers can add their EV to a Tesla shared fleet that can be summoned by the touch of a button.
Audi focuses on H2: CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed that Audi will take over the lead in developing fuel cell technology within the VW Group. When Audi will release its first serial FCV remains unclear. The H-tron quattro concept had been previewed in January. Moreover, Rupert reemphasized the company’s goal that EVs should make up 25 percent of sales in ten years’ time.
t-online.de (in German)
New Golf previewed: The eight generation will hit the road 2019 and also be available as a PHEV and electric variant. Two designs are still in the running, one with a more stretched silhouette, the other with a steeper tailgate. It will also serve as basis for the VW NUVe, also scheduled for 2019.
autobild.de (in German)
Car-free step by step: Oslo has started redesigning the city centre, swapping car parks for food courts and theatres. The goal is to be almost entirely car-free by 2019. That also means that incentives for car owners are being scrapped and public transport improved.
tnp.no via carscoops.com
Panasonic job fair: The company is looking to hire a second wave of people for cell manufacturing at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada. Panasonic currently lists 42 job openings on its site. The job fair will take place on August 10th in Reno and will be Panasonic’s second hiring event in two months.
Mahindra Scorpio becomes hybrid: So far, the Indian offroader was a mild hybrid at most, but will now be fitted with Intelli-Hybrid technology. Features such as recuperation and an electric motor that provides an extra boost are said to lower fuel consumption by 7 percent.