Munich-based Sono Motors launches financing round
After its first crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, Munich start-up Sono Motors launches its second round of financing in order to generate capital for the last development stage and production of the company’s solar electric car Sion, which is scheduled to start rolling off the lines in late 2019.
Chargemap joins Hubject’s intercharge network
The Alsatian E-Mobility startup Chargemap is cooperating with Hubject to move outside of France as well. As of the coming summer, EV drivers who use the Chargemap charging solution can use any intercharge charging station in the world.
Finland’s Fortum takes over PlugSurfing from Berlin
Finnish charging infrastructure operator Fortum Charge & Drive has acquired all shares of PlugSurfing and owns the company now to a 100 percent. The Berlin-based startup had specialised in unifying charging with one solution for multiple suppliers early on as it developed a particularly smart billing solution working across a range of payment systems.
EV start-up Bollinger to settle down in Detroit
New York-based Bollinger Motors wants to move to Detroit to set up a design and research centre and production may move there too but at a later date. The start-up had presented its electric off-road EV B1 last year and says production is to start in the second half of 2019.
Hyundai accelerates on the electrification trail
The Korean carmaker says it wants to invest 17.6 bn euros over the next five years to advance technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles as well as artificial intelligence. In total, Hyundai wants to employ 45,000 more workers by 2023.
Byton to unveil its first electric car at CES
Ahead of its debut at CES, EV brand Byton has published photos of its upcoming electric-powered SUV, showing among others the cockpit. Byton is a brand of Future Mobility, a Chinese start-up supported by Foxconn and Tencent and led by former BMW i manager Carsten Breitfeld.
Indian start-up plans various EV launches
Hriman Motors wants to enter the EV market with a range of different vehicles. The Delhi-based start-up plans to debut with its first EV model in mid-2018 and says it is going to launch an electric-powered mini bus and a race car, too.
E.On supplies energy to Uniti car owners
Swedish EV start-up Uniti and energy provider E.On closed an interesting deal: Swedish clients, who buy one of Uniti’s EVs, are getting five years of solar power to charge their vehicles at home. The bill will be paid by Uniti.