Xpeng opens service centres in China’s major cities
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has opened six new service centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Dongguan. Xpeng plans to open a total of 100 sales and service centers by the end of this year.Weiterlesen
CATL catapulted to be worth billions on stock exchange
China’s battery powerhouse CATL has succeeded instantly on the stock exchange. Shares in Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd soared 44 percent on their debut in Shenzhen as investors seek to embrace clean energy.Weiterlesen
Shenzhen: BYD lands large order for electric dump trucks
BYD is progressing in electrification and that fast with orders coming in not only from Europe but its home country too. From the megacity Shenzhen an order over 500 electric dump trucks has arrived and BYD is to advance into other UV terrain as well.Weiterlesen
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XCharge to enter French and German fast-charging market
Chinese start-up XCharge seeks to challenge existing players of the German and French fast-charging market, the “Handelsblatt” has learnt. Created in 2015, the company provides so far EV charging stations in Shenzhen, China.Weiterlesen
Saxonia, Shenzhen, Air Liquide, Disneyland.
Electric patrol: 44 electric cars have joined the police force in Saxonia and not all of them are of German built. The fleet consists of 15 Renault Zoe, 24 Mercedes B-series ED, and 5 Renault Kangoo ZE vans. They will serve in the federal states’ five largest cities like Dresden and Leipzig and shall get one charging station each. The first has gone up in Dresden already with another 43 to follow by September. The EVs make for an 1.6 percent electric share in the Saxonian police fleet.
Making a difference: Shenzhen introduces a three-tier system for license plates, now differentiating between electric, hybrid, and gasoline-powered cars. While the first two can essentially be registered immediately and in any number, plates for petrol vehicles are limited to 80,000 a year.
Hyundai and Air Liquide to collaborate: Together the two companies are committed to speed up the development of hydrogen infrastructure. In Korea, this will take the form of H2 fuelling stations, while in Europe their efforts are focused on FCEV projects like taxi or government fleets.
EV Disneyland: 100 new energy vehicles will serve in Shanghai’s International Tourism and Resort Zone that has the cartoon theme park at its heart. The EVs will cater for half of all public transport needs in the area and connect Disneyland to other hotspots in the Chinese metropolis.
RWE, DriveNow, Shenzhen, ERDF, Scoot Networks.
400 rapid charging stations will be erected at German gas stations near the “Autobahn” by 2018. Tank&Rast already ordered the first 49 from utility RWE. The rapid charging stations are built by Portuguese Efacec and feature CCS, CHAdeMO and level 2 charging. Installation is to be completed within the next five months with the other stations to follow successively. Once completed, the network will span the most important motorways in Germany with stations to be found at a distance of 30 km from each other.
auto-motor-sport.de (in German)
DriveNow electrifies: The car-sharing service continues the electrification of its fleet as it introduces the first fifteen electric i3 in Cologne and Dusseldorf as planned. 30 more are to follow before the year’s end. Austrian capital Vienna is next in line as it will receive 20 BMW i3 to share this December.
grüneautos.com (Germany, in German) futurezone.at (Vienna, in German)
In favour of EVs is a new policy by Shenzhen’s local government that might see the Chinese metropolis get up to 10,000 EV charging points. Furthermore, subsidies are planned that support both the installation of charging facilities as well as the acquisition of hybrid and electric vehicles.
1,000 EV in service: French utility ERDF took delivery of its 1,000th Renault Kangoo ZE. The electric fleet is to double by the end of 2016, with another 500 Kangoo ZE and other yet to be specified EVs.
Twizy-based concept shared: The Nissan New Mobility Concept, or Scoot Quad, is a small, two-seater EV based on Renault’s Twizy. Ten of those electric quads were provided to the Scoot Networks mobility service in San Francisco, where they join 400 electric scooters.
Shenzhen, Tesla, Switzerland, Crosspoint Kinetics.
Shenzhen charges up: The Chinese metropolis plans to invest 5 billion RMB (about 800m USD) on developing the market for so-called new energy vehicles. 1,800 charge points for electric cars are announced to be installed in Shenzhen this year alone. Independently, Tesla announced it will begin installing free charging stations at customers’ homes in 2015.
gasgoo.com (Shenzhen), zdnet.com (Tesla)
California readies funding: The California Energy Commission announced the availability of up to 1.3 million dollars in Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness funding. The money is meant to support new and existing planning efforts for the installation of infrastructure for PEVs and FCEVs.
Swiss e-mobility confederation: Alpiq, Siemens, Swisscom and Zurich are developing a Switzerland-wide access and accounting system for EV charging stations. It is expected to be available from mid-2015 and most of the existing charging stations can be retrofitted with the system.
Leasing for retrofit hybrid: Crosspoint Kinetics offers a leasing program for commercial fleets. Fleet operators can choose to retrofit their existing fleet with the Crosspoint electric hybrid system or order it to be installed on new vehicles. Fleets may apply their fuel savings toward paying for the lease.