Dec 13, 2022 - 04:42 pm
Rivian opens tech centre in Belgrade
The US electric car startup Rivian has opened its first location outside North America with a technology centre in the Serbian capital Belgrade. In the long term, 1,200 developers are to be employed there.
Nov 15, 2022 - 02:08 pm
InoBat to build battery factory in Serbia
Slovakian battery company InoBat Auto has signed letters of intent with the government of Serbia to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory in the country with an annual capacity of up to 32 GWh. InoBat had recently made a similar move with Spain.
Apr 29, 2022 - 11:57 am
Stellantis upgrades factory in Serbia for EV production
Stellantis has announced plans to build electric cars in Serbia in the future. According to the group, a new electric compact model will go into production at the Stellantis plant in Kragujevac from mid-2024, replacing the Fiat 500L minivan.
Jan 24, 2022 - 02:00 pm
Serbia blocks lithium mining project
The Serbian government has denied permission for the Jadar project of the British-Australian mining company Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto wanted to build a lithium mine in Serbia as part of the project.
Dec 7, 2021 - 01:40 pm
Jeep to release 2022 Wrangler only as PHEV in most of Europe
Jeep will offer its Wrangler only as a plug-in hybrid in European left-hand drive markets with the new 2022 model year. The slightly revised 2022 model of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe will also receive some minor updates, including a host of new ADAS features.
Nov 17, 2021 - 01:34 pm
Rio Tinto invests in InoBat
Mining group Rio Tinto is investing in Slovakian battery company InoBat. The investment follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies in May to build a value chain for the production and recycling of electric car batteries in Serbia.
Oct 22, 2021 - 02:58 pm
ElevenEs to build LFP batteries in Europe
The Serbian company ElevenEs has announced a strategic partnership with EIT InnoEnergy to build the first LFP lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Europe. The location has already been decided, but construction is not due to start until 2024.
Aug 19, 2021 - 12:21 pm
Serbia suspends EV subsidies
The government of Serbia has suspended its subsidy programme for electric and hybrid vehicles introduced last year. Since 13 August, no new applications have been accepted for this year because the budget has been exhausted.
Aug 2, 2021 - 02:41 pm
Rio Tinto to mine lithium in Serbia
Mining group Rio Tinto has announced investments of US$2.4 billion in its planned Jadar project in Serbia to produce, among other things, up to 58,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate from 2026.
May 26, 2021 - 01:33 pm
InoBat & Rio Tinto to set up battery recycling in Serbia
The Slovakian battery company InoBat wants to build a value chain for the production and recycling of electric car batteries in Serbia together with the mining group Rio Tinto. However, one important point is still open: The investment decision in the mine in Serbia.
Apr 9, 2021 - 05:32 pm
Nidec is gearing up its electric motor business in Europe
Japan’s Nidec Corporation just opened new offices in Serbia and is setting up two new factories in the city of Novi Sad. These are just part of a wider network that is to bring Nidec to the forefront of the global electric car market. This is according to this latest strategy briefing.
Mar 15, 2021 - 04:47 pm
Chariot Motors to supply e-buses with ultra-caps
The Bulgarian electric bus manufacturer Chariot Motors has received an order from Belgrade. The public transport company GSP from the Serbian capital wants ten electric buses of a special kind – Chariot will use ultracapacitors which won them the tender.
Mar 5, 2021 - 12:47 pm
Belgrade gets greener with €5.2 billion investment
The Serbian capital Belgrade is aiming to invest a total of 5.2 billion euros by 2030 together with private stakeholders to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. In doing so, the metropolis is also focusing on the electrification of the transport sector.
Nov 3, 2020 - 01:16 pm
Nidec invests billions aiming lead in e-drive market
The Japanese supplier Nidec has announced that it will invest up to ten billion US dollars in the automotive electric motor business over the next five years. According to the CEO, the company intends to “dominate the market for electric vehicle engines”.
Jan 2, 2020 - 03:57 pm
Tesla completes Canadian Supercharger corridor
Tesla has completed a new supercharger corridor in Canada, which extends from Vancouver to Halifax. The expansion of Tesla’s own fast-charging network is to continue in 2020 – the company also plans to expand in Europe.
Sep 24, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Tesla expands further in Eastern Europe
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said Tesla would open stores in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and most Eastern Europe states by early next year. Meanwhile, Model 3 has arrived in Australia, and back in the company’s home country, a judge in Delaware, USA orders Tesla to defend Elon Musk’s potential payout.
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:44 pm
German ZF to invest €85M in Serbia to make EV parts
Germany’s ZF Group has stated its intent to invest 85 million euros to built an electric vehicle component factory in Pancevo, in northern Serbia. The project will be scaled up in stages from 2019 and ultimately employ up to a 1,000 people.