Tag: Porsche

Jul 26, 2021 - 01:16 pm

3 new shareholders join Customcells, incl. Porsche

Customcells announces the completion of a financing round in which the battery specialist brings three new shareholders on board. Among them Porsche. The move comes just a short time after the joint founding of a battery joint venture with Porsche and can be seen as a push towards large-scale production.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 01:51 pm

BASF selected as cell development partner by Cellforce

Cellforce, the new battery joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, officially appointed BASF as its exclusive cell development partner. BASF is to provide NCM cathode materials for high-performance battery cells. In addition, BASF will recycle the production waste from cell manufacturing.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:18 pm

Volkswagen sells over 170,000 EVs in first half of 2021

Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2%). The Group had sold 170,939 battery-electric cars worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in Q2 of this year alone.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm

Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030

Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long

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Jul 6, 2021 - 09:57 am

Rimac completes Bugatti takeover

The Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac will take over a majority stake in VW’s noble Bugatti brand, as expected. The German automaker group is thus parting with a brand but will continue to hold shares in the new company Bugatti-Rimac via Porsche.

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Jul 4, 2021 - 10:59 am

Porsche issues global Taycan recall

Porsche is planning a global recall for its Taycan electric model. US customers complained in isolated cases about what appeared to be a software-related shutdown of the drive while driving, triggering an investigation by the NHTSA.

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Jun 29, 2021 - 04:08 pm

Porsche targets 100 fast-charging EU sites by 2025

According to a report in German media, Porsche is aiming to set up around 100 of its own fast-charging locations in Europe by 2025. The concept probably envisages a three-stage system that involves the creation of a simple charging station to a station with an attached restaurant.

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Jun 22, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Varta finds first client for new V4Drive cells in Porsche

Varta confirms Porsche as the first client for the company’s novel battery cell V4Drive, which debuted in April, already hinting at sports and performance electric cars. The new deal may see the Varta batteries boosting the Porsche Taycan or electric 911 in future.

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May 24, 2021 - 10:04 pm

Porsche looking at GTS versions for the Taycan

Porsche is apparently planning further sportier GTS variants of its Taycan electric car. According to a media report, the Taycan GTS and the Taycan Sport Turismo GTS are next on the agenda. Both could be launched in 2022.

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May 10, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Porsche begins street testing the electric Macan

Camouflaged prototypes of the all-electric Macan have now left the factory for the first time after initial test drives at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. Porsche also announced that the e-Macan will be launched in 2023.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Fraunhofer SiCeffizient project to boost EV ranges

Together with Porsche and Bosch, a Fraunhofer team is developing new inverters for electric cars that will convert energy between the battery and motor more efficiently than before. The ‘SiCeffizent’ project’s focus is on cooling silicon carbide semiconductors.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid hypercar

Following a series of hints, Audi now officially announced plans to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season. Unlike Toyota or Peugeot, however, the German company will not build a hypercar according to Le Mans rules.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 10:32 am

Porsche considers battery plant in Germany

Porsche wants to build its own battery cell factory for the production of “high-performance batteries” in Tübingen, Germany. Although the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer plans to purchase batteries for its electric cars from parent company Volkswagen in the future, high-performance cells – that is “a Porsche domain”.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Partners pledge to implement Plug&Charge across Europe

Major players such as BMW AG, Groupe Renault, Stellantis, Tritium and Volkswagen AG, and Shell, bp, and Total, have agreed to implement Plug&Charge as standardised by ISO before the second half of this year. A dedicated project team at CharIN is to drive the implementation.

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Apr 7, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Porsche battery cell JV Cellforce Group awaits approval

The planned battery cell joint venture between Porsche and Fraunhofer spin-off Customcells becomes more concrete. The German antitrust authority (Bundeskartellamt) is looking into the Cellforce Group with reports suggesting that P3 will be the third partner in the new company.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Porsche to remain with the Formula E

Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the coming years. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed “Gen3” race cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 02:52 pm

Porsche to decide on electric Boxster by Summer 2021

Porsche has not yet decided whether the next generation of the 718 series (Cayman and Boxster) will have a fully-electric drive. Actually, the decision should have been made in 2020. However, it is clear that there will be a new generation of smaller sports cars.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 03:38 pm

Porsche updates Taycan charging function software

Porsche has announced a software update for older Taycan models. This should also provide  2019 and 2020 model year customers with the same improvements with which the 2021 model year has been delivered since September 2020. It should also soon be possible to retrofit the 22 kW AC charger.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Porsche demands sustainable battery cell production

Porsche wants to become CO2-neutral in balance sheet terms across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer wants to “not compensate, but avoid”.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:00 pm

Porsche increases stake in Rimac to 24%

Porsche is increasing its stake in the Croatian electric technology and sports car company Rimac Automobili from 15.5 to 24 per cent. At its most recent meeting, the supervisory board of Porsche AG agreed to invest a further 70 million euros for this purpose.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 06:21 pm

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo sports four drive options

Porsche is expanding its all-electric sportscar range and has unveiled four fully electric Taycan Cross Turismo models. Like the Taycan sports saloon, the Cross Turismo always comes with a big battery option and all-wheel-drive, but with its storage space and dedicated chassis, the Turismo is more than just an offshoot. Deliveries are due to start […]

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Mar 2, 2021 - 11:43 am

Porsche auctions Taycan Artcar for charity

American artist Richard Phillips has turned Porsche’s Taycan into an art object. The Taycan Artcar will be sold in April in a worldwide online auction with all proceeds going to support artists in Switzerland.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/07/26/three-new-shareholders-join-customcells-including-porsche/
26.07.2021 13:09