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Feb 1, 2018 - 02:06 pm

Siemens may start producing batteries in Goerlitz

As the turbine factory in Goerlitz, Germany, is winding down, Siemens has had to face much criticism. The prospective loss of jobs and unavoidable layoffs have been difficult for both political relations as well as the concerned employees. A new battery factory in Oberlausitz may offer relief. 

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Dec 5, 2017 - 06:12 pm

BMW-led consortium explores 450 kW charging

Within a three-year research project called FastCharge, BMW (consortium leader), Porsche, Allego, Phoenix Contact and Siemens seek to explore “technical and physical limits of all components and systems involved in charging, both in the vehicle and the infrastructure.”

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Nov 28, 2017 - 04:22 pm

100-seater hybrid aircraft to take-off in 2020

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls Royce announce a hybrid airplane ready to take-off in 2020, thus bringing the dream of electric flying in close proximity. The E-Fan X will fly regional routes first and serve to propel electric aviation.

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Nov 9, 2017 - 11:12 pm

California sees first eHighway

Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) inaugurated a 1.6 km test track with an overhead catenary system made by Siemens. The eHighway stretches out in the Californian city of Carson, close to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Oct 11, 2017 - 09:43 pm

Dekra, FKFS, Bosch, Siemens, Cummins.

Faster evaluation of used EV batteries: German auditing company Dekra and the research centre FKFS in Stuttgart have found a way to check the status of used batteries much faster than it is possible today. The accelerated procedure could replace currently applied time-intensive measurements and shall be tested in some of Dekra’s branches from 2018 on.
dekra.de

Bosch shows battery for hybrids: The German supplier presents a new 48-volt battery for HEVs with standardized set-up for an easy integration in all sorts of hybrid vehicles. Production kick-off is scheduled to start in late 2018. Bosch estimates that by 2025 not less than 15m HEVs could benefit from its 48-volt battery.
bosch-presse.de

Siemens’ hybrid drive concepts for mine trucks: The company’s aim is to replace diesel-mechanical drive systems in mine trucks through hybrid solutions. After first trials in Australia, Siemens is convinced that its new concepts enhance efficiency as well as performance. In detail, the Germans registered 15 percent lower vehicle maintenance and servicing costs, less noise and emissions as well as a more efficient mine yield as a result of shorter cycle times.
blogs.siemens.com

U.S. tech for electric-powered buses: In Atlanta, U.S. engine manufacturer Cummins has introduced a new drivetrain for electric buses, available also with an additional range extender. Furthermore, the company has announced to team up with bus manufacturer Gillig: Both partners signed a technical collaboration agreement as they seek to integrate Cummins battery tech components into Gillig’s electric buses.
ngtnews.com, greencarcongress.com

Sep 27, 2017 - 08:11 am

Northvolt, ABB, Siemens, Valeo, Volocopter, British Airways.

Northvolt partners with ABB: Swedish company Northvolt and Swiss tech specialist ABB will work together to realise Northvolt’s project to build Europe’s largest lithium ion battery factory in Sweden. Their agreement involves a supply and technology partnership as well as R&D collaboration. ABB intends to supply robotics, automation and electrification solutions and to contribute to innovations in battery technology in areas such as production platform, cell and module design and battery performance. As reported, battery production in the new gigafactory could start in 2020 and ramp up to 32 GWh in 2023.
europe.autonews.com, new.abb.com

Does Siemens consider selling JV shares? When Siemens formed a 50:50 joint venture with Valeo in December 2016, it allegedly insisted on an exit clause, the Handelsblatt has learnt. Thus, Siemens has a put option from December 2021 and Valeo simultaneously a call option on Siemens’ shares. Their JV is focussing on high-voltage powertrains for all forms of electrified cars, including hybrids.
handelsblatt.com (in German, with paywall)

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Maiden flight of electric air taxi in Dubai: The autonomous air taxi concept by German manufacturer Volocopter has successfully completed its first unmanned test flight at a location close to Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Park. Currently, the prototype manages to stay in the air for approximately 30 minutes. As reported, also Daimler is among the investors of the aviation company.
zdnet.com, newatlas.com, mediaoffice.ae

British Airways to replace diesel tugs: The airline has inaugurated five new remote-controlled EVs capable to push back aircrafts from gates at London-Heathrow. The so-called “Mototoks” replace diesel tugs and are in operation at Terminal 5 where they allegedly manage to park up to 40 percent more airlines in the same amount of parking space.
internationalairportreview.com, engadget.com

Sep 15, 2017 - 11:26 am

Innogy, ADS-TEC, Siemens, SPIE, California, Karnataka.

Record funding: RWE subsidiary Innogy’s plan to erect 1,245 charging stations with two charge points each has been granted approval and funding by the Ministry of Transport. It is the biggest Yes to date, worth 3.1m euros and will stretch across four federal states. As part of the RWE utility, Innogy SE is one of Germany’s leading infrastructure providers with 4,600 charge points in 635 cities and municipalities.
handelsblatt.com (in German)

350 kW charging: ADS-TEC together with Porsche is working on the extra fast-charging system High Power Charger (HPC) for the limited-power distribution grid. The system is due to come onto the market by 2018 and shall provide 350 kW charging even in decentralised structures. At the EVS30 in Stuttgart this October, the system will be on display.
ads-tec.de

Siemens is getting ahead in fast-charging too and has found a new partner in charge in SPIE, a service provider. Together they want to offer complete packages that include consultation, installation and operation of DC chargers. Siemens launched a 50 kW Compact Power Charger in Frankfurt.
spie.com

16m for seven H2 stations: The California Energy Commission awarded a grant of 16m dollars to Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California. They shall be built in collaboration with Honda and Toyota.
greencarcongress.com

EV manufacturing zones: Indian state Karnataka approved the ‘Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy 2017’, looking to set up new EV manufacturing zones. It also includes charging stations at airports, railway stations, metro stations and encourages start-ups to develop business models.
livemint.com

Jun 30, 2017 - 07:55 am

Siemens, ChargePoint, Hubject, StreetScooter, UPS, Mitsubishi.

Siemens is ChargePoint’s new old big buddy as the German corporation joined the latest round of funding led by Daimler. The infrastructure provider thus managed to gather another 43m dollars, closing the total Series G round at 125m dollars. Siemens has got its very own stake in ChargePoint as it supplies DC charging technology and has been invested since 2010.
greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com

Hubject in Croatia: Hrvatski Telekom agreed to cooperate with Hubject, meaning all intercharge users may access charging opportunities in Croatia. Hubject now includes more than 55,000 charge points.
hubject.com

StreetScooter-BerlinStreetScooter goes Berlin: 40 electric delivery vans and 160 charge points at 4 logistic bases are only the beginning for Deutsche Post DHL’s electrification in the German capital. 30 of the 40 homemade StreetScooters are the new large version Work L, which can hold twice the volume of the usual van. On top, the fleet is to gradually get more electric, “wherever it can as Berlin is not any odd location,” DHL board member Juergen Gerdes promised. Estimates say the Berlin mail may come fully electric by 2025, at least an exact 156 charge points with 11 kW stand at the ready by now. In total, DHL operates 3,000 StreetScooters in Germany to date and is currently gearing up to electrify 70 percent of its deliveries on the first and last mile by 2025.
electrive.net (in German)

UPS is a little less ambitious than its competitor above as it set a target to have 25 percent of its new vehicle purchases be driven by alternative fuel by 2020. Five years later, UPS wants 40 percent of its fleet to be gas and diesel free.
hybridcars.com

Leading by example: The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) took charge of five Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs and five i-MiEV along with four quick charger units. They are part of a study and Mitsu hopes to reach more government agencies as well.
benzinga.com

May 8, 2017 - 08:20 am

Energica, Siemens, Share & Charge, Alphabet, Chargemaster.

Quick charging along biking routes: Energica has put its first quick charging station in Selva di Val Gardena (South Tyrol) into operation. The specialist for electric motorcycles announced some months ago its intention to initiate a charging network along popular biking routes in Italy and California. The company counts on CCS tech and just recently joined the CharIN network.
blog.motorcycle.com

Siemens’ new 920 volts station: Siemens has added a new 150 kW high power charging station to its product line. The system works with up to 920 volts, enabling “a charging time of just ten minutes to travel over 100 km”, said the firm. The multi-standard station is able to service three EVs simultaneously.
siemens.com

Airbnb for charging stations: Share&Charge is the name of a new community platform for owners of EVs and charging stations that has just gone live in both Google and the Apple App Store. The tool works with blockchain tech and enables people to make their charging point accessible and billable. As the project was born through innogy’s Innovation Hub, innogy is also the first cooperation partner to register 1,000 charge points.
ibtimes.co.uk

Alphabet and Chargemaster announced their cooperation in Great Britain. While the first has a fleet of 8,000 EVs and HEVs, the latter erected more than 30,000 home charging units in 2016. The partners state, that clients would benefit “in a multitude of ways.”
fleetnews.co.uk

Electrified Bayernwerk fleet: The German E.ON subsidiary wants to replace its 1,300 cars gradually with EVs, mainly from 2020 on. At the latest in 2025, the utility wants to take its last conventionally powered car out of service. The first 28 EVs joined Bayernwerk’s fleet already at the end of 2016.
bayernwerk.de (in German)

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:13 am

Siemens, Pininfarina, SAIC, Hydrogen Storage

Hybridboot-Scossa-300x150Silent gliding in Venice: Electric tourist boats can now be hired in Venice. The Italian city teamed up with a tourist boat operator and shipyard to design the “Scossa,” an electric boat that carries around 40 passengers. Its electric propulsion comes from Siemens and more vessels are planned.
siemens.com

Pininfarina to develop an EV: The Mahindra group-owned automotive design firm Pininfarina has closed a deal worth 65m euros with Hong-Kong listed Hybrid Kinetic Group for developing an electric car. Pininfarina will support the project from design to physical validation for series production.
moneycontrol.com

SAIC research in Israel: Chinese SAIC wants to set-up an R&D centre for future technologies like electric mobility, car sharing and automation in Israel and plans to employ 50 people there.
globes.co.il

Effective H2 storage: Researchers from the USA and Thailand used confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage in a solid-state system with high-capacity lithium nitride. If put into practice, it may enable faster fuelling of fuel cell vehicles in the future.
greencarcongress.com, phys.org

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:02 pm

Honda, Toyota, Siemens, Tesla.

Neverending range: Honda is working on an electric car with unlimited vehicle range. The idea is a dynamic charging system that uses high power (180 kW) to energise an EV travelling at 155 kph. This perpetuum mobile exists, at least Honda has had running test and their R&D will present a paper at the SAE World Congress in early April.
greencarcongress.com, papers.sae.org

Toyota-Fuel-Cell-BusToyota delivered the first fuel cell bus that uses hydrogen technology from the Mirai. The bus will go into service in Tokyo in March together with another fuel cell bus. But they are just the first two of a fleet of 100 planned for the Olympics 2020 in Japan.
greencarcongress.com, toyota.co.jp

Electric fish farming boat: Norwegian Salmon farmer Salmar Farming AS took charge of an electric boat with propulsion by Siemens. The ‘Elfrieda’ measures 14 x 8 metres and sails 12 km off the coast daily with the BlueDrive PlusC propulsion system that has been developed for offshore ships. Siemens and its Trondheim office supply other ship companies as well.
siemens.com

Autopilot enhanced: Tesla released new features for its self-driving system. It allows Autosteer on (some) local roads now rather than on motorways only. Furthermore, a Tesla can Autopark with a parallel parking option. The Summon feature is probably just around the corner.
electrek.co (Autosteer), electrek.co (Autopark)

Dec 12, 2016 - 09:32 am

Colorado, GT racing series, BorgWarner, Siemens.

Inductive charging on the go: The Colorado Department of Transportation and private Partners want to fit highway segments and the trucks with a coil transmission and reception system, essentially allowing for wireless charging while driving. Construction could begin as early as 2018.
truckinginfo.com

NEW-GT-100DModel S on the tracks: The world’s first electric GT racing series announced that its electric racer called V2.0 Car will in fact be a Tesla Model S P100D. It gives the series quite a power upgrade, as previous developments were based on the Model S P85 with rear-wheel drive.
endurance-info.com

BorgWarner will supply its turbocharging technology for hybrid cars from BYD, namely the 1.5 and 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engines in the Qin, Yuan, Tang and Song. The water-cooled technology is said to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
borgwarner.com

Electric world climb record: Siemens’ plane Extra 330LE set a new record for time to climb, reaching a 3,000 metre altitude in just four minutes and 22 seconds. The plane’s electric drivetrain weighs just 50 kilos and has an output of 260 kW. Siemens expects first electrically powered passenger airplanes with a range of up to 1,000 km to take over the sky from 2030.
siemens.com

Dec 5, 2016 - 08:41 am

Siemens, Valeo, Diesel, NextEV, Maven, Tesla, Chrysler.

Siemens and Valeo form alliance: The recently announced Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH, a 50:50 joint venture, has begun operations. The company will focus on high-voltage powertrains for all forms of electrified cars, including hybrids. Jointly developed electric motors, on-board chargers, inverters and power converters are said to give the companies a more favourable position in the market.
greencarcongress.com, siemens.com

Good-bye diesel cars: The mayors of Athens, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris pledged they would ban diesel cars from their streets by 2025. Athens even wants to go one step further and get rid of all cars in in city centre. Meanwhile, from February 15th, 2017, Beijing will prohibit all cars that don’t meet emission standards from entering the city during smog alarm. The move could affect all cars that are ten years or older – or roughly 8 percent of vehicles.
theguardian.com, c40.org (diesel), channelnewsasia.com (Beijing)

Tesla-fighter from China: NextEV, who just unveiled its 1 MW hypercar, is reportedly also working on a Model X competitor. The electric SUV will be built in China together with JAC and is said to hit the road late 2018 or early 2019. Thanks to a 70 kWh battery pack, range is estimated at 330 miles (530 km), but more importantly, NextEV says it will be “cheaper” than the Tesla.
autonews.com

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Maven comes to Germany: Opel will introduce GM’s mobility service Maven to Germany next year. Called “Maven home,” it will also employ the Ampera-e. The EV will first be available for selected hotels, apartment complexes and student housing, and will later also be used in a more conventional e-carsharing scheme.
automobilwoche.de, autogazette.de (articles in German)

Tesla goes on sale in Spain: The Model S and Model X can now be ordered in Spain, with first deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2017. The EV pioneer is also stepping up its game in terms of chargers there, installing more Superchargers and Destination Chargers at hotels, etc.
electrek.co, elpais.com

The first Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid rolled off production lines at the Windsor plant in Ontario on December 1st. The first electrified minivan will be available from just under 42,000 dollars in the U.S., where it also qualifies for the 7,500 dollar tax credit. Electric range is rated at 30 miles.
greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com

Nov 30, 2016 - 08:01 am

SK Innovation, Siemens, Toshiba, Canadian Electric Boat Company.

Regulatory uncertainty is keeping SK Innovation from building a new battery facility in China as Beijing moves on with new rules it suggested before. The draft raised the minimum annual production capacity to 8 gigawatt hours to be eligible for subsidies. Both SK Innovation and Samsung do not meet the targets – effectively only China’s BYD Co and Amperex Technology do.
reuters.com

eHighwayeHighway in California: Siemens plans its next electric highway as it will fit its overhead contact system for hybrid electric trucks above a motorway in California by January next year. The first such eHighway has reportedly been set up in Sweden, where it charges trucks from Scania.
eurotransport.de (in German)

Hydrogen Application Centre: Toshiba started construction of a new Hydrogen Application Center in Tokyo. The facility will be built around a H2One hydrogen power system that will use renewable energy to produce hydrogen and supply it to H2 forklifts operating in Fuchu Complex from April 2017.
greencarcongress.com

Fast electric boat: The Canadian Electric Boat Company took inspiration and battery cells from Tesla to build a really fast electric boat. The Bruce 22E has a 100 kW motor and is equipped with a 48.66 kW battery and hits 41 knots. Deliveries are to begin early next year with a piece starting at 100,000 euros.
yachtingmagazine.com, electricboats.ca

Nov 21, 2016 - 08:50 am

Toyota, fuel cell, Siemens, hydrogen.

Toyota extends development in China: The carmaker will invest in its research facility in China, setting up i.e. a new lab and battery test field before the end of 2018, as well as extending its testing track. Moreover, Toyota will introduce a PHEV version of the Corolla Levin and is gearing up for the market introduction of its fuel cell car.
greencarcongress.com

Toyota tests Fuel Cell Trucks: For a feasibility study, the manufacturer will fit large trucks with fuel cell technology from its Mirai. Details about the undertaking are still rare, with more to follow next month. But preparations seem to already be underway.
forbes.com, greencarcongress.com, autoblog.com

Siemens to test overhead charging: Siemens wants to test the use of hybrid trucks for long-haul transports that are charged via an overhead wire. Tests on public roads will begin 2019, one manager revealed. The needed infrastructure will be set up by the end of 2018 and will be funded by the German government in form of a tender.
handelsblatt.com (in German)

Putting money in H2 technology: The U.S. Department of Energy has earmarked another 30m dollars to fund fuel cell and hydrogen technology. The focus will be on platin-free catalysts and electrodes to be used in PEM fuel cells for the automotive sector, new means of splitting water and new H2-storage technologies.
greencarcongress.com

Oct 4, 2016 - 08:48 am

LG Chem, Qualcomm, Siemens, Ricardo.

LG-Chem-CellsLG Chem continues to grow: The Korean battery maker has bought the cathode material business from GS Energy – including all patents and production sites. According to LG Chem, the deal is part of its plan to become the leading supplier of EV batteries. The supplier already counts GM and Renault to its clients, and was now able to win the business of Faraday Future.
pulsenews.co.kr (GS EM), fortune.com (FF)

Qualcomm to acquire NXP: The world of semiconductors could see its next big takeover, as chip manufacturer Qualcomm has an eye on Dutch competitor NXP Semiconductors. The deal would be worth more than 30bn dollars. Talks, however, are still in the early stages.
forbes.com, wsj.com

Electrifying Norwegian ferries: Siemens will supply the drivetrains for two new battery-electric vessels that will commute on a 2.4 km long route along Norway’s west coast from January 2018. It will be able to transport 120 cars, 12 trailers and 349 passengers. Siemens will therefore claim the title of leading drivetrain supplier for electric ships.
siemens.com

New partners: Ricardo and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) have signed a MoU in the field of powertrain electrification. The two are also said to jointly develop motors, batteries and power electronics for the automotive industry.
greencarcongress.com, automotiveworld.com

Jul 11, 2016 - 08:55 am

Siemens, Smart City Challenge.

Video tip: First flight footage of the record-setting 350 hp Siemens electric aircraft (we reported) near Dinslaken, Germany, has been published online.
youtube.com via electric-vehiclenews.com

Reading tip: Columbus, Ohio, has won the Smart City Challenge along with 50m dollars to promote and develop a better, more electric, transportation system. With a further 90m dollars from local businesses, Columbus has laid out a plan to transform their city including getting local top 50 CEOs to purchase electric vehicles.
autonews.com

Jul 5, 2016 - 08:15 am

Siemens Aircraft Motor, Nissan Sunderland, Advanced Propulsion Centre.

Siemens-Electric-Aircraft-MotorElectric maiden flight: Siemens’s record-setting electric aircraft motor, which reportedly boasts a continuous output of about 260 kW but weighs only 50 kg, has successfully completed its first public flight. This success will allow for the creation of an hybrid-electric aircraft with four or more seats. As the drive is scalable, it will also be at the base of the joint project of Airbus and Siemens for the development of hybrid regional airliners (we reported).
siemens.com

No Brexit for Nissan: The Japanese carmaker is investing 26.5m pounds to continue to produce EV batteries at its manufacturing base in Sunderland, ensuring that some 300 jobs will remain at the lithium-ion battery plant.
smmt.co.uk

Supply chain competition: The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK is launching a 1m pound competition, wherein vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and organisations will compete to develop a greener automotive supply chain. The Centre hopes to fund up to four projects.
businessgreen.com, apcuk.co.uk

Jul 1, 2016 - 08:28 am

Siemens, Primove, FEV, Le Mans, WEC

1bn euros for disruption: Siemens set up an incubator for start-ups and plans to invest 1 billion euros over the next five years. The unit called next47 aims to foster disruptive technologies with one of the first projects being a cooperation with Airbus to electrify aviation (we reported). Employees as well as founders, external start-ups and established companies are invited to tap into the new segment.
eu-startups.com, siemens.com

Charging while driving: A 10 ton truck was charged wirelessly while driving with up to 70 kph in a test conducted by Bombardier Primove. Four charging segments with a total length of 20 metres provided up to 200 kW inductively and on demand. Primove technology is already in use in public transport systems around the world but trucks and ultimately electric cars are the next step.
elektroauto-news.net (in German)

German EV R&D in China: FEV has opened its Beijing Vehicle and Powertrain Development Center in the Chinese capital. At the facility, electric drives, batteries, and fuel cells will be developed and tested for both Chinese as well as international clients.
automotiveworld.com

FCVs to enter Le Mans and WEC: FIA and Le Mans organiser ACO are working on a new set of rules that would allow hydrogen powered racers in the 24h and WEC competition. Also, a new hybrid LMP1 sub-class allowing for more retrieved energy has been confirmed for 2018 alongside a third KERS.
autosport.com, e-racingmag.com

Jun 28, 2016 - 08:08 am

Cher, FleetCarma, Siemens, Aspen, Route Monkey.

Chinese rental EVs: Chery is to work with rental company Shou Qi to introduce 10,000 new energy vehicles for the car hire service Gofun eventually. The agreement to cooperate and to produce such customised electric cars has been signed already.
autonews.gasgoo.com

Telematics for mixed fleets: The EVS29 is FleetCarma’s new telematic device. While the C2 supports all sorts of vehicles, including diesel and gasoline, it shall ultimately increase a fleet’s hybrid and electric vehicle share as it identifies which cars could be replaced with greener options.
fleetcarma.com

Smart Siemens HQ: In Munich, Siemens has completed construction of its new company HQ that can accommodate up to 1,200 employees. The building meets the highest environmental standards and all energy comes from renewable sources. The garage offers space for 200 bicycles including a charging station for pedelecs and has another 21 parking lots with EV charge points.
smartcitiesworld.net, siemens.com

Summer has arrived in Aspen and with it free rides in electric carts. The service is sponsored by the town but “coincides” with increased parking fares and has started as planned. Rides can be booked via app and will be available until September when the skiing season is about to start.
aspendailynews.com

EV navigation: As Route Monkey recently received funding to develop an online portal and app for EV drivers, it teams up with Sygic in order to do so. The partner is a GPS navigation specialist and together with Route Monkey is to make a platform that optimises itineraries for EV fleets.
greencarcongress.com

May 12, 2016 - 08:56 am

PSA, Dongfeng, Lilium, Panasonic, Siemens, Local Motors.

Dongfeng-PeugeotShared EV platform: PSA and Dongfeng officially agreed to jointly build a platform for electric cars. The e-CMP, based on the common modular platform, will be the base for compact and subcompact electric cars for the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, and Dongfeng brands.
autonews.com, businesswire.com

Electric VTOL: ESA is backing Lilium, a Munich-based start-up intending to launch an electric jet by 2018. The two-seater shall start and land vertically, while flying at speeds of up to 400 kph. In cruising mode, range is given at 500 km and batteries are said to charge via a household socket.
siliconrepublic.com, inverse.com, esa.int

Panasonic increased its investment in the Tesla Gigafactory by 35 percent this last quarter. With 64m dollars, the Japanese paid more in Q1 2016, than they have since the start of the project. It is a good indicator that production of battery cells is about to start very soon.
electrek.co

3D car printing: Siemens partners with Local Motors to advance large scale 3D printing of cars. Siemens’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, which creates digital twins, will be combined with Local Motors’ experience in a process called Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM).
siemens.com

Apr 20, 2016 - 08:56 am

Siemens, Valeo, ElringKlinger, LG Chem, Aurora Flight Sciences.

Siemens-Sivetec-MSA-3300Siemens and Valeo form alliance: The two companies have formed a 50:50 joint venture to make high-voltage powertrains for all forms of electrified cars, including hybrids. Jointly developed electric motors, on-board chargers, inverters and power converters are said to give the companies a more favourable position in the market.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

Battery cooperation: ElringKlinger meanwhile teamed up with Sensor Technik Wiedemann. Together the German companies want to create lithium-ion battery modules and system for i.e. electric vehicles. The first projects will include energy 24 and 48 Volt energy storage systems with optimal cooling.
prcenter.de

LG Chem with new coating: LG Chem has purchased a patent licence agreement from company Optodot to use the latter’s boehmite ceramic-coated separators for Li-ion batteries. Ceramic coating is said to improve performance, life cycle and safety of Li-ion batteries.
greencarcongress.com

Vertical takeoff: Aurora Flight Sciences has completed a first flight with a miniature model of its newly developed aircraft with hybrid-electric propulsion (we reported). The plane can take off and land vertically, making runways a thing of the past. Once airborne, it can reach up to 740 kph. The development is funded 89m dollars from the U.S. Pentagon.
gizmag.com, dailymail.co.uk

Apr 8, 2016 - 08:31 am

Airbus, Siemens, WiTricity, Volvo, fuel cell.

Hybrid propulsion system: Airbus and Siemens have signed an agreement to jointly develop hybrid-electric drives for airplanes. Until 2020, the partners want to show the feasibility of various propulsion systems. Airbus CEO Tom Enders is convinced that an airplane with less than 100 seats could be propelled by a hybrid system by 2030.
greencarcongress.com, airbusgroup.com

Inductive charging technology: WiTricity has signed another license agreement, this time with Japanese company Daihen. The latter will use WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology for its inductive charging technology for forklifts and Automatic Guided Vehicles (AVG).
electriccarsreport.com

Generator highway: Volvo has fitted a short bit of highly frequented U.S. road with an underground hydraulic generator. Every passing vehicles generates electricity, used to charge a nearby parked Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid. The PHEV thanked (perplexed) drivers on a giant screen and left the charger with a full battery later that day.
youtube.com (video) via nydailynews.com

Fuel cells from South Africa: As part of a project to build up local skills in hydrogen and FC development in South Africa, company Impala Platinum Limited unveiled a new fuel cell powered forklift and H2 fuelling station. It was developed by Hydrogen South Africa (HySa) Systems, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Department of Science and Technology.
hydrogenfuelnews.com, gasworld.com

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Most clicked link on Thursday was France’s environmental minister offering Tesla to set up a production plant in an old nuclear facility.
reuters.com

Mar 10, 2016 - 09:42 am

Global sales of eco-friendly cars.

A total of 1.99 million hybrid and electric cars were sold globally in 2015, according to the Korea Automotive Research Institute. Toyota takes the crown with 1.08m sales (Prius), followed by Honda (231,000), Renault-Nissan (81,000) and Hyundai-Kia with 73,592 eco-friendly cars.
yonhapnews.co.kr

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/03/27/hackrod-and-siemens-present-3d-printed-e-sportscar/
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