May 31, 2023 - 01:17 pm
BYD-Castrosua presents first electric city bus
BYD has presented the first electric bus jointly developed with the Spanish chassis builder Castrosua. Both companies signed a manufacturing partnership last year. The first units of the electric bus will soon be in use in Spain.
May 25, 2023 - 01:11 pm
Infineon heads semiconductor project with GaN
The new EU research project ALL2GaN, led by Infineon Austria, aims to exploit the energy-saving potential of highly efficient power semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) so that they can be easily and quickly integrated into many applications.
May 25, 2023 - 11:17 am
BYD eyes European locations for electric car plant
BYD is aiming to produce electric cars in Europe from 2025 onwards and is currently looking for locations in France, Spain and Germany. Although the Chinese automotive giant has not yet revealed a preference among these locations, the UK has already been ruled out.
May 23, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Driveco secures €250 mn in funding from APG to expand in Europe
Driveco, a French electric vehicle charging company, has announced a €250 million fundraising round from APG, one of the world’s largest institutional investors. The investment represents the most significant funding round in France’s charging infrastructure sector.
May 15, 2023 - 09:59 am
EU approves Spanish subsidy programme for EV batteries
The EU Commission has approved an €837 million Spanish government programme to support the production of batteries for electric vehicles under EU state aid rules. The programme is open to battery manufacturers and essential components or related raw materials suppliers.
May 8, 2023 - 12:02 pm
Be Charge will build HPC chargers across Europe
Italian charging infrastructure provider Be Charge has secured more than €100 million in funding. The money will be used to set up HPC chargers in eight European countries by 2025, including in Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, and Greece.
Apr 20, 2023 - 01:49 pm
Research project ‘HEFT’ to develop affordable drive technology
The European research and development project HEFT, launched by Spain’s Mondragon University, aims to develop cost-effective and efficient permanent magnet electric drive systems with higher power density for the mass production of next-generation electric vehicles.
Apr 20, 2023 - 12:43 pm
Europe has over 450,000 charge points at present
Power2Drive Europe has crunched some numbers taking data from the EU Commission’s European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) as its base. At the end of 2022, EV drivers could access 450,478 charge points in Europe; however, the deployment is not spread evenly.
Apr 11, 2023 - 01:52 pm
FreeWire enters Europe with battery-based chargers
The Californian charging infrastructure specialist FreeWire is expanding into Europe. With its battery-based charging stations, the company initially wants to gain a foothold in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, for which it is opening a European headquarters in Great Britain.
Apr 5, 2023 - 01:14 pm
ALD & ChargePoint deepen cooperation to target corporate fleets
ALD Automotive and ChargePoint want to establish an electric Mobility Service Provider (eMSP) dedicated to corporate fleet electrification. The aim is to offer charging solutions across Europe for company fleets from the ChargePoint portfolio, including billing options.
Apr 3, 2023 - 11:22 am
BYD launches on the Spanish market
Chinese carmaker BYD is now selling its electric cars in Spain. It will soon kick off its Atto 3 SUV, Tang SUV and Han sedan sales there. BYD also sells the models in other European countries.
Mar 30, 2023 - 11:32 am
Spain opens €2 billion funding pot with PERTE
Spain’s government plans to launch two new tenders worth two billion euros in parallel in July 2023 for the production of electric vehicles and batteries under its eMobility funding programme PERTE. In the first PERTE funding round, Volkswagen received almost half of the funds.
Mar 29, 2023 - 01:44 pm
Cabify scores funding deal to expand mobility business
Cabify has raised funding of $110 million and says this will help the mobility company increase its market share in its operating countries. Cabify also aims to expand to more than 25 cities in Latin America and Spain and to enter the logistics market.
Mar 24, 2023 - 01:39 pm
EMT Madrid orders first FC buses from CaetanoBus
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has ordered its first fuel cell buses. An order for ten units was placed with the Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus. The H2.City Gold model buses are to be delivered to Madrid by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
Mar 23, 2023 - 12:06 pm
VW wants to produce over 3 million small EVs by 2030
Volkswagen plans to produce a total of three million fully electric small cars at its Spanish plants in Martorell and Pamplona between 2025 and 2030. The total number is likely to be even higher with the entry-level model announced for 2027 – even though it may not be built in Spain.
Mar 14, 2023 - 01:09 pm
EDP Comercial relying on GreenFlux platform in Portugal
EDP Comercial, part of the energy firm EDP Group, has made a deal with GreenFlux to use their digital platform for intelligent charging. EDP’s main markets are Portugal, Spain, and Brazil, and the company says it offers e-mobility services to more than 50,000 EV drivers.
Mar 9, 2023 - 03:11 pm
Cooltra and Cabify combine e-moped fleets in Spain
The mobility brands Cooltra and Cabify have agreed to integrate Cooltra’s moped rental service on Cabify’s app. The service went live in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, where Cabify is making its first appearance.
Feb 28, 2023 - 01:56 pm
Nextbike: New locations for e-bike sharing in Spain
Nextbike, the bike-sharing provider acquired by Tier, is expanding its presence in Spain. The service’s launch in Palma de Mallorca just before the turn of the year was followed by launches in the Barcelona metropolitan region, Getxo and Mislata at the start of 2023.
Feb 23, 2023 - 11:25 am
Seat prepares Martorell plant for EV production
Seat is investing three billion euros in the conversion of its Martorell plant near Barcelona for the production of electric small cars. This was announced by the Spanish Volkswagen brand on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the location, which at the same time heralds the transformation of the plant.
Feb 15, 2023 - 12:59 pm
VW rumoured to turn the ID.2 into ID. Golf
According to a British media report, VW’s small electric car planned for 2025 will be called the ID. Golf and be the first model to use the MEB+ platform. Apparently, there will be a new study of the model in March – with the revised design and possibly a new name.
Feb 9, 2023 - 02:12 pm
EMT Madrid prepares to launch first high-speed bus line
In the Spanish capital, the public transport operator EMT Madrid has launched the first high-speed electric bus line. The line connects the districts of Valdebebas and Sanchinarro with the Ramón y Cajal Hospital over 31 kilometres and will be served by ten electric buses from Irizar from May.
Feb 7, 2023 - 12:09 pm
Tata starts looking for European battery site
Tata Motors is apparently searching for a location for its European battery cell factory in Spain or Great Britain. In Spain, the Indian manufacturer is considering an industrial site in Zuera near the city of Zaragoza.
Jan 20, 2023 - 04:11 pm
“Orchard of Europe” edges toward 100% electric transport
Volvo Trucks has delivered 15 refrigerated electric trucks to Grupo Primafrio. The trucks of type Volvo FH Electric will collect fruits and vegetables in the Spanish Murcia region, known as the Orchard of Europe. The Group says this transitions its regional operations to 100% electric.
Jan 12, 2023 - 03:41 pm
PowerCo secures land for Volkswagen’s next battery factory
Volkswagen’s plans for a battery cell factory in Spain have entered the next phase by purchasing a plot of land. PowerCo, the Group’s battery division, has signed the papers and was ready to invest €63 mn to buy 130 hectares in Sagunt, near Valencia.