Tag: Spain

May 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm

EU project Progressus to tackle smart grids

An EU-funded project called Progressus is currently addressing three challenges in the realisation of next-generation smart grids: efficient energy conversion, smart energy management and secure monitoring – especially in the context of growing electric car sales.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 04:27 pm

EMT Madrid orders more e-buses with BYD and Irizar

The public transport operator EMT Madrid has procured 50 more electric buses. The contracts have been awarded to the manufacturers Irizar and BYD, who are to deliver 30 Irizar ieBUS and 20 BYD K9UB respectively. Further orders are in planning.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Mercedes & BMW win Formula E leg in Valencia

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Especially the Saturday race with the Mercedes victory caused discussions: Only nine of the 24 cars were scored in the end, as many drivers ran out of energy.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 04:26 pm

Hydrogen fuel cell rail project takes off in Europe

The EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal is developing and testing a new zero-emission train prototype. Key to the idea is a combination of electricity from overhead wires with a fuel cell power pack.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:02 pm

MAN to begin articulated e-bus production in Poland

MAN has announced that the series production of the Lion’s City 18 E articulated bus will start in Poland in April. Some vehicles that are still assembled in pre-series will be in service earlier: one such Lion’s City 18 E will go into regular service in Cologne from April.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 03:34 pm

Ford invests in Valencia hybrid powertrain plant

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Spanish site in Valencia. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga PHEV and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy series from the end of 2022. An additional €5.2 million will be invested in expanding the battery assembly capacity in […]

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Mar 22, 2021 - 03:27 pm

Seat aims for 500,000 electric cars per year

Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars per year in Spain from 2025 for its own label and other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its own new ‘urban electric vehicle’ at the company’s annual press conference.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 6, 2021 - 05:24 pm

Spain increases electric mobility subsidies

The Spanish government has expanded the budget for its Moves II subsidy programme from 100 to 120 million euros. In the course of the programme, the purchase of electric cars will be subsidised by up to 5,500 euros. The following programme Moves III will be endowed with at least 400 million euros.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Spanish EV startup plans plant in Uruguay

The Spanish start-up Lupa has announced its intention to build one of several planned production facilities in Uruguay. The factory is scheduled to go into operation in 2024. Among other things, the presented electric small car and an electric delivery van are to be built there.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Seat announces Cupra Born to release in second half of 2021

As part of a strategy presentation, the Seat brand Cupra has now shown the production version of the electric model based on the Volkswagen Group platform MEB, which was first presented in 2019 as el-Born. The car is scheduled to go into production in Zwickau in the second half of 2021.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Nissan may convert factory in Barcelona to battery production

Nissan’s car plant in Barcelona that the carmaker announced last year would close, could be transformed into a battery production plant for electric cars to save thousands of jobs, according to a media report. There are said to be prominent interested parties already.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 05:22 pm

Nissan & Repsol team up on fast-charging Spain

Nissan and Spain’s petrochemical company Repsol have made a deal to, as they say, “promote electric mobility in Spain”. To start with, Repsol will install 15 fast-charging stations at their pitstops and offer discounts for Nissan EV drivers.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Smart releases Bluedawn special EQ Fortwo Coupé

Smart is releasing a special model of the EQ Fortwo Coupé to dealers during the second quarter of 2021. The special model called Edition Bluedawn is painted in a striking matt blue that Daimler calls ‘Velvet Blue’.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 03:43 pm

Wenea to build 470 fast chargers in Spain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided 50 million euros to charging infrastructure provider Wenea for building more than 470 fast chargers for electric cars nationwide in Spain by the end of 2022.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Seat Mó to export e-scooter from early 2021

Seat has started series production of its Seat Mó eScooter 125 electric scooters with e-motorcycle manufacturer Silence. The electric scooter is already being used in sharing applications in Barcelona, and the e-scooter will also be available in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Sweden in the first quarter of 2021.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 03:47 pm

Iberdrola & BNP Paribas to offer eMobility package in Spain

Energy provider Iberdrola and bank BNP Paribas are putting together an entry-level eMobility package for Spanish private and business customers, and also plan to launch financing solutions for Iberdrola customers in other European countries such as Portugal, Italy and France.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 06:17 pm

Hyundai expands VIVe car-sharing in rural Spain

About a year ago, Hyundai introduced an e-car sharing service for Spain under the VIVe label. Following the success of the pilot project in the village of Campisábalos, Hyundai is now rolling out the service nationwide.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Iberdrola & Porsche build charging parks in Spain

Porsche and the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola have announced the construction of 35 HPC parks with six to eight charging points each in Spain. Twenty sites are expected to be put into operation next year, with the remaining 15 charging parks to follow in 2022.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Seat working on serial version of Cupra Tavascan

Seat is developing a production version of the purely electric concept car Cupra Tavascan. This was hinted at by the new brand boss Wayne Griffiths in an interview in which he described the all-electric SUV coupe as “our dream car”. Seat is also considering a small electric car based on MEB.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:30 pm

Lexus cooperates with DCS on new charging service

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) and Lexus Europe are launching a new charging service for Lexus drivers under the label “Lexus Charging Network”. The service is available in Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/02/eu-project-progressus-to-tackle-smart-grids/
02.05.2021 12:44