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Jul 4, 2018 - 01:07 pm

French carmakers rush to replace Paris Autolib

After cancelling their contract with the electric car sharing Autolib, Paris already found a substitute. Two in fact as both Renault and PSA rush to populate the French capital with exclusively electric vehicles to hire.

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Jun 27, 2018 - 05:14 pm

Renault enables termination of battery lease

Renault electric vehicle owners holding a lease for the battery of their Zoe or even Twizy may now end their contract and buy (or resell) the power pack instead. The move follows the option to buy batteries of Renault EVs that had been open for new owners and now applies retroactively.

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May 30, 2018 - 02:40 pm

PSA and Opel/Vauxhall agree on mid-term future

Ten months after French PSA has taken over Opel, they have come to an agreement regarding the Opel facilities in Germany. The Eisennach factory will start making the Grandland X including a PHEV version from mid-2019. Further investments into R&D are planned as well.

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May 16, 2018 - 02:32 pm

JV for electric motors of PSA and Nidec complete

French PSA Group and Japan’s Nidec have finalised their planned joint venture. Together they will develop and sell motors for all-electric as well as hybrid vehicles. The new company called Nidec PSA emotors that both own 50 per cent of is based at Carrières-sous-Poissy close to Paris.

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May 8, 2018 - 01:51 pm

PSA selects partner for mild-hybrid technology

French PSA has selected Punch Powertrain to supply its transmission systems by 2022 as part of the group’s electrification push. Their transmission will equip mild-hybrid vehicles and the partners are discussing an extension of their cooperation.

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May 2, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Every car from PSA brand DS to be electrified by 2025

DS, the performance label under the wings of French PSA, will start offering hybrid and electric models only from 2025. This means any new car launched after that will either have a hybrid or electric drive or be offered in both variants. DS had announced the news amidst the whooshing racers at the e-Prix in […]

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Mar 9, 2018 - 08:00 pm

PSA to produce compact electric cars in Slovakia

PSA is planning to begin manufacturing electric cars in Trnava, Slovakia, as was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show by Chairman of the managing board Carlos Tavares. This includes the building of the Peugeot 208 and its EV variant.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 02:24 pm

Opel to launch electric Corsa made in Spain

Opel specified plans to launch an all-electric Corsa by 2020 and wants to build the EV in its facility in Spanish Zaragoza, making it the first factory in Europe to produce an all-electric Opel/Vauxhall model.

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Jan 9, 2018 - 01:55 pm

Citroën introduces new E-Mehari (Video)

The French carmaker reveales the new E-Mehari, which is based on the limited edition model ‘Styled by Courrèges’ presented at the IAA last year. Apart from an electric powertrain, the four-seat cabrio gets thus a strict hard top as well as windows at the sides and the back.

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Jan 5, 2018 - 10:22 am

Opel remains faithful to the Ampera-e

The German car brand plans to re-open its order books for the Ampera-e before this month’s end. This step is part of Opel’s electrification strategy under its new parent company PSA.

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Dec 6, 2017 - 10:36 am

PSA wants GM to compensate for Opel emissions

PSA Group, which paid General Motors 1.3 billion euros for Opel, now wants about half of the money back after discovering Opel’s emission strategy hinged on sales of the Ampera-e mainly, which was finally not included in the sale.

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Nov 9, 2017 - 11:01 pm

Opel/Vauxhall to electrify all of its carlines

PSA subsidiary Opel has revealed its roadmap “Pace”, a strategy plan that shall guarantee Opel’s return to profitability by 2020. Most important from an electric mobility viewpoint is Opel’s intention to offer all of its European carlines additionally with either electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrains by 2024.

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Sep 25, 2017 - 08:21 am

PSA, Tesla, Denza, Nio, Innogy, Formula E.

PSA to launch 3 EVs until 2020: The French group has revealed details about its electrification strategy in the upcoming years. By 2019, PSA intends to launch all-electric versions of its best-selling model, the Peugeot 208, and of its upcoming DS 3 Crossback. An EV version of the Peugeot 2008 shall follow in 2020. To gain a stronger position in the PHEV market, PSA plans to introduce hybrid versions of the DS 7 Crossback, the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel’s respectively Vauxhall’s Grandland X, too. The first PHEV compact crossover built on the company’s EMP2 platform will be the above mentioned DS 7 Crossback in 2019.
europe.autonews.com

Tesla stops Model S 75 sales: Since yesterday, the cheapest option of the Model S is not available anymore – most probably to further distinguish the luxury sedan from the new Model 3. From now on, the Model S base version will no longer be a rear-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive model with 75 or 100 kWh battery pack and pricing starting at 74,500 dollars (before 69,500 USD). Thus, the Model 3 is going to be the only EV in Tesla’s line-up with a rear-wheel drive motor.
electrek.co

Denza to broaden its EV line-up? Wang Chuanfu, CEO of Chinese manufacturer BYD, says he is currently discussing with Daimler additional investments in their Chinese JV. The aim is to launch new electric vehicle models through their common brand Denza. Further details have not yet been released.
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Tech data about Nio’s electric SUV: When start-up Nio presented its electric SUV ES8 in April, technical specifications were not provided. Now CarNewsChina publishes data gained through a leaked spec sheet: Thus, the seven-seater comes with a total output of 240 kW and 420 Nm torque, a 67 kWh battery pack shall enable a NEFZ range of 355 km. Production kick-off is scheduled for late-2017.
carnewschina.com

Innogy’s investment plans: German RWE subsidy Innogy publishes details about its company strategy until 2025. Among others, it intends to put 1,2bn euros in the growing markets of electric mobility, photovoltaics and broadband until 2019. Within its electric mobility business unit, Innogy says it currently operates 5,800 charging points in more than 20 countries and to offer the “complete package”: from developing, installation and operation of charging stations to their maintenance and accounting.
news.innogy.com

Formula E travels to 4 new cities: The calendar for the Formula E’s next season is featuring four historic new events: in Zurich, Rome, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo. The Zurich race marks the first circuit racing in Switzerland since it was banned in 1955. The season starts with a double-header event in Hong Kong early December.
electricautosport.com

Aug 1, 2017 - 08:18 am

Andy Palmer, Al Gore

Andy-Palmer-Nissan“In 2040 there won’t be a pure combustion car, because hybridisation and plug-in hybridisation will be there with room to spare. I genuinely believe plug-in hybrids will represent 40% of the mix even by 2030, so this 2040 ban would be late.”

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer shares his thoughts about the UK’s plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040, pointing out that the new legislation would have no effect on future trends anyway.
autocar.co.uk

anonym“We have the solutions now. Solar electricity, wind electricity, batteries in electric vehicles and soon electricity from renewable sources are going to be cheaper all over the world than fossil fuels. So we’re going to win this.”

Former vice president Al Gore has not lost his optimism after President Donald Trump’s recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. According to him, there are lots of approaches to battle global warming.
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Jul 18, 2017 - 07:37 am

PSA, Africa, Tesla, Porsche, Solid-State.

PSA wants to dive into sustainable mobility in Africa and has just agreed to work with five universities in Morocco. Two American and one French university are on board as well and operate branches in the North African country already. For PSA it is the 18th so-called OpenLab with others active in Brazil, China and France. The researchers’ agenda lists electric vehicles, renewable energy as well as future logistics and they got four years to progress and to take advantage of PSA’s network.
automotiveworld.com

Three more U.S. Gigafactories: The next few years might witness the rise of two to three more Gigafactories in the States, said Elon Musk during an interview with the National Governors Association. His statement was well placed given that Tesla is currently scouting locations and wants to take a decision before the year’s end, so this is the call on states to put out favourable conditions.
electrek.co, autoblog.com

Goodbye WEC? Porsche ponders its exit from the WEC series after winning it three times in a row. If the VW brand follows Audi indeed, it would leave Toyota as sole contender in the hybrid LMP1 category. Porsche will decide this July and is also looking at the Formula E or making motors for the Formula 1.
autosport.com

Novel solid electrolyte: Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a low-cost, scalable approach for solid-state batteries. The team substituted germanium in the solid electrolyte for two more readily available elements: tin and silicon.
greencarcongress.com

Jun 12, 2017 - 07:55 am

Tesla, PSA, Beijing, JLR, Honda, GM.

Tesla-Model3-300Model 3 debut with limited choice: Tesla will activate the online configurator for the Model 3 by the end of July. Design choices will be limited however to a choice of colour and wheel size as the firm wants to avoid problems it had with the Model X debut. At the time, the Californians had difficulties to quickly reach large quantities, due to a lot of configuration possibilities.
teslarati.com, electrek.co, tesla.com (video of shareholder meeting)

PSA to invest in China: 500m euros will flow into the China JV between the French car manufacturer and its partner Changan this year. Their target is to launch one new DS model per year in China starting in 2018, and to offer both PHEV and EV versions of their luxury label from 2019.
europe.autonews.com, businesswire.com

Beijing has used up its NEV quota for the private sector this year already. Local government had limited the number of licence plates to 51,000 in 2017 and with all of those gone, it looks like new buyers must be patient until 2018 – if the city government does not readjust the quota in the meantime.
blog.ihs.com

Jaguar to electrify extensively: Each and every Jaguar Land Rover will be offered as both EV and PHEV by 2025, Hanno Kirner, responsible for the company’s strategy, revealed to German Tagesspiegel. Starting with the I-Pace due in 2018 for a price of around 80,000 euros, Jaguar wants to get half way through the electrification of it main line-up within three years. Kirner further pointed to the Formula E as both a platform for learning and audience engagement. For JLR it is the first season with Team Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
pressreader.com(in German)

Nothing but electric for Honda’s NSX? According to Honda’s head of R&D Sekino Yosuke, the next-gen hybrid sports car NSX could come equipped with four electric motors. Honda is just testing fitting tech in the 1,000 bhp Pikes Peak race car, the NSX-inspired Acura EV concept.
autocar.co.uk

Chevy Bolt now U.S.-wide: General Motors slightly accelerates market entry of its all-electric Bolt in the States as it opens the order books nationwide. The Bolt will now arrive in the newly included states in August, one month earlier than originally planned.
insideevs.com, electrek.co

May 10, 2017 - 10:24 am

Fuel Cell Stacks, PSA, Paul Scherrer Institute, NREL.

Scaling up fuel cell production: EU Digiman programme wants to fully automate mass production of fuel cell stacks for the car industry. Headed by fuel cell manufacturer Intelligent Energy, the 3.5m euro project shall provide a blueprint for a robust platform designed to deliver more than 50,000 fuel cell stacks annually by 2020. Toyota is the project’s automotive partner.
greencarcongress.com, businessgreen.com, fuelcellsworks.com

GridMotion-PSA-EnelPSA initiates field trial: The French group kicked-off the research project GridMotion together with Direct Energie, Enel, Nuvve, Proxiserve and the Technical University of Denmark. They aim to explore potential energy savings by implementing smart charging and discharging strategies for real-life EVs. Thus, the project team is still looking for participants, who live in France and drive a Peugeot or Citroën with construction date January 2015 or younger.
media.groupe-psa.com

Slowing battery ageing: Based on X-rays, scientists of the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute show how lithium-sulfur compounds change within a Li-S-battery and lower its capacity. But once they added quartz powder the battery’s performance improved by 25 to 30%.
greencarcongress.com, sciencedaily.com, psi.ch

An exclusive license agreement was forged by the NREL and Forge Nano, in order to commercialise its patented Li-ion battery materials and systems for high-stress environments. The tech bases on the encapsulation of materials with solid electrolyte coatings.
greencarcongress.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/23/renault-and-ada-start-e-car-sharing-moovin-in-paris/
23.07.2018 17:49