May 12, 2023 - 02:27 pm
Germany: Northvolt makes progress on cell plant in Heide
Swedish battery cell manufacturer Northvolt is making progress in setting up a factory in Germany. The communities of Lohe-Rickelshof and Norderwöhrden have agreed to enter the next phase of the approval process. In addition, Northvolt is seeking what is known as TCTF funding.
Mar 16, 2023 - 12:50 pm
Hamburg orders up to 350 electric buses from MAN & Daimler
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) orders up to 350 new electric buses in one fell swoop for its public transport fleet of almost 700 vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses are the winners of the largest electric bus tender in the company’s history.
May 12, 2022 - 02:37 pm
Northvolt granted funding for German plant
Northvolt is to recieve European funding for its battery factory in Germany. In Berlin, the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck officially handed over notification of IPCEI funding (Important Projects of Common European Interest) to Northvolt.
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.
Apr 16, 2021 - 01:19 pm
ABB equips electric trains by Stadler in Germany
ABB has become the partner of choice for Stadler Germany, a train maker currently working to deliver battery-electric trains for regional and underground trains in Schleswig Holstein and Berlin. ABB will deliver traction converters and battery system to recharge electric locomotives running through the coastal state and on the underground in the German capital.
Feb 5, 2021 - 02:41 pm
Hamburg orders electric buses from Irizar, MAN & Volvo
Hamburg public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has completed the tender for a further 32 electric buses. The contracts were awarded to Irizar, MAN and Volvo. Delivery of the new vehicles is scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.
Jun 22, 2020 - 05:41 pm
EU approves infrastructure funds in North Germany
The European Commission supports the establishment of charging stations for electric vehicles in Schleswig-Holstein through the German state. At least 1,500 additional charging points are to be created in Germany’s northernmost federal state and up to six bus depots are to be equipped with charging stations.
Feb 12, 2020 - 03:05 pm
Municipal EV fleets to be funded in Germany
The German Federal Ministry of Transport has presented 168 so-called ‘future cheques’ totalling 90 million euros as part of the Electromobility Directive. These cheques will help local authorities to purchase more than 3,800 electric vehicles and almost 2,000 charging options.
Feb 5, 2020 - 03:52 pm
Shell doubles ultrarapid-charging stations in Germany
In addition to the already planned 50 HPC columns with 150 kW that Shell is building with the energy supplier EnBW, the oil company is now promising another 50 HPC columns in a second wave, apparently primarily in northern Germany.
Sep 30, 2019 - 04:05 pm
Delays in German electric highway project Elisa
Germany’s electric highway project Elisa is experiencing delays. Five cantenary trucks i.e with overhead current collectors are to collect data on the A5 in order to sound out the opportunities for tomorrow’s freight traffic. Less than five months after the start of the project, only two trucks are in operation.
Aug 21, 2019 - 04:06 pm
Aida plans to use battery systems on cruise ships
The cruise company Aida Cruises has announced a cooperation with the Norwegian-Canadian battery manufacturer Corvus Energy. Aida Cruises intends to use electrical energy from battery storage systems on board large ships.
Jun 21, 2019 - 11:59 pm
Germany: 55 Stadler Flirt Akku to replace diesel trains
In North Germany, the Schleswig-Holstein public transport association has commissioned the Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler to supply 55 battery-electric trains. The Stadler Flirt Akku units will replace 55 diesel trains in the coastal German state from December 2022.