Mar 17, 2023 - 02:35 pm
Stuttgart Airport acquires 30 heavy-duty EVs for manoeuvring area
Stuttgart Airport is continuing with the electrification of its manoeuvring area with the finalise! project, funded by the German government. The electric fleet will grow by more than thirty heavy-duty vehicles – including a 52-ton refuelling vehicle with electric drive.
Feb 9, 2023 - 03:40 pm
Mahle integrates DC charger to climatic wind tunnel
The automotive supplier Mahle has now equipped its climatic wind tunnel in Stuttgart with a DC fast charging system. The test engineers can charge electric vehicles there with up to 350 kilowatts – under all climatic conditions, even in extreme heat.
Jun 1, 2022 - 12:53 pm
Mercedes lays the foundation for eCampus near Stuttgart
Mercedes-Benz has laid the symbolic foundation stone for a new competence centre for the research and development of future generations of batteries and battery cells on the grounds of its main plant in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The so-called ‘Mercedes-Benz eCampus’ is to be gradually put into operation from 2023.
Jan 10, 2022 - 12:49 pm
Mercedes to build it’s own drives from 2024
Mercedes-Benz wants to significantly increase its vertical integration for the next generation of electric cars. This is to be achieved, among other things, through in-house production of the electric drives from 2024.
Jul 12, 2021 - 03:50 pm
Daimler & BMW network mobility services
BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. The vehicles of the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked in France, Germany, Spain and Italy via the Free Now multi mobility platform from the end of July onwards.
Jul 7, 2021 - 02:41 pm
H2FLY & Deutsche Aircraft working on regional hydrogen airplane
The two young German aviation companies H2FLY and Deutsche Aircraft want to establish the hydrogen fuel cell as a propulsion system in regional aviation. The two companies have set the goal of having a Dornier 328 take off as a hydrogen fuel cell aircraft in 2025.
Mar 7, 2021 - 09:02 pm
Daimler to produce lithium-ion cells near Stuttgart
A dispute over the electric campus at Mercedes seems to have been settled and Daimler has now announced that it will build the ‘Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Campus’ in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The main plant is to be focussed on electric vehicles, which included the production of lithium-ion cells.
Dec 14, 2020 - 05:12 pm
Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart
The latest generation of the world’s first four-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, the Hy4, has now been unveiled at Stuttgart Airport. The latest generation of the Hy4’s propulsion system recently received test flight permission, which means that the model can now take off at Stuttgart Airport.
Aug 31, 2020 - 03:51 pm
Audi lends staff to Porsche to ramp up Taycan production
Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out.
Mar 20, 2020 - 03:09 pm
Porsche to invest billions more in electrification
Porsche is investing around 10 billion euros in the hybridisation, electrification and digitalisation of its vehicles by 2024 and, according to their statements, is “consistently expanding” the product range in the field of electric mobility.
Oct 30, 2019 - 03:34 pm
Stuttgart airport expands electric cargo tractor fleet
The electrically operated luggage and cargo tractor Sherpa E from Goldhofer together with Suncar HK is now also being used in Stuttgart: The airport has commissioned four Sherpa Es at its freight terminal to replace diesel vehicles previously used.
Aug 15, 2019 - 07:28 pm
Lime expanding services in Germany
Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.
Apr 17, 2019 - 06:07 pm
Mahle system chargeBig banks on centralisation
Stuttgart Airport has chosen Mahle to supply the bigCharge system to install 110 charge points for its fleet and electric vehicles from employees. The Mahle system is easy to scale and fit thanks to a centralised charge management unit.
Dec 16, 2018 - 05:02 pm
Porsche utilises MAN electric truck for Taycan logistics
Porsche commissions a fully electric truck by MAN to deliver part for the production of their first electric car Taycan in Stuttgart currently in preparation. The MAN eTGM is a 32-ton carrier that Porsche says comes with a range of 130 km.
Oct 20, 2018 - 06:51 pm
ZUKUNFT.DE to bring 500 last mile e-transporters to Germany
A project titled ZUKUNFT.DE plans to provide 500 electric transporters in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg and Hessen for urban package delivery services in cities. Four large logistics providers have joined forces to bring the initiative to life.
Oct 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Porsche accelerating their mission electrification
Porsche is beginning to make real noise for its upcoming all-electric car, the Taycan. Formerly dubbed Mission E, workers in Stuttgart have started a small series production in the new facility. Porsche will use those first 100 EVs for testing and practising.
Jul 25, 2018 - 05:22 pm
Mercedes expands battery offensive
Mercedes-Benz has announced an expansion of their battery offensive for the near future. In particular, the locations in Singelfingen and Untertürkheim will receive the newest facilities in Mercedes’ global battery production network.
Jul 19, 2018 - 04:58 pm
Govecs takes over Stuttgart ID bike brand Elmoto
The electric scooter manufacturer Govecs is taking over the brand Elmoto from ID-Bike, further expanding their electric scooter model range. The company will begin releasing their next bike, the Elmoto HR4 at the start of next year.
Jun 20, 2018 - 05:05 pm
Brand new electric Smart cars to share in Stuttgart
The car2go fleet in Mercedes’ home town Stuttgart is the first to include the electric Smart of the latest generation. They boast the new faster charger and Smart wants to complete the exchange of all 500 electric cars with new ones this autumn.
Mar 25, 2018 - 12:19 am
What to do with combustion engines once EVs take over?
With transport turning increasingly electric, fossil fuel powered cars and their innards don’t have a place anymore. So what to do with them once they become redundant? Are we going to toss them away, let them fill the scrapyards? Maybe not.
Mar 21, 2018 - 06:55 pm
Daimler to pull expertise from all sites for GLC F-Cell
Daimler’s plug-in with fuel cells is coming together through symbiosis as Mercedes is banking on expertise from various subsidiaries and neighbouring specialists. The GLC F-Cell is to launch this year and so Daimler talks details.
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:17 am
Daimler to restructure its EV battery development unit
The carmaker is currently discussing to ‘insource’ this unit, according to the Stuttgarter Zeitung. Wolfgang Nieke, Chairman of the company’s works council, makes clear that he wants development specialists of Daimler’s subsidiary Accumotive to move to the headquarters in Untertürkheim.
Apr 10, 2017 - 10:39 pm
How to turn Germany’s ultimate car city into a sustainable urban space.
The world’s most car-centric region is Baden-Württemberg with its capital Stuttgart. After all, it is here that Bertha Benz drove the first Daimler and to this day it shelters Mercedes, Porsche and suppliers like Bosch or Mahle. The heartbeat of the German car industry can be felt most strongly here and has transported combustion engine technology […]
Feb 22, 2017 - 11:26 am
Stuttgart, Tuscany, Pod Point, California.
Diesel ban in Stuttgart by 2018: There will be no more diesel cars allowed on certain streets in the hometown of Porsche and Mercedes from next year onwards. The ruling coalition of the green and conservative party voted in favour of driving bans for vehicles below Euro 6 norm on days with high air pollution. Stuttgart suffers from fine particle pollution.
stuttgarter-zeitung.de (in German)
Charging Tuscany: Project EVE (Electric Vehicle Energy) unites Enegan, Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio (Pisa) and Dielectrik in their quest to install 325 EV charging stations in the Italian region of Tuscany. No timeline has been issued yet.
trasporti-italia.com, gonews.it (both in Italian)
Call to crowdfunding: UK charging station supplier Pod Point launched a 1.5m pound crowdfunding round to expand its network. The call is part of larger 9m GBP fundraise led by a venture capitalist firm.
16 H2 pit stops in California: 33.4m dollars are available from the California Energy Commission to fund 16 new hydrogen fuelling stations in the Golden state. First Element Fuel as well as Toyota and Shell will take over their installation.
Oct 14, 2016 - 07:36 am
STILLE, Stuttgart, Leoni, Maxwell.
Inductive standards: 13 international partners are now working on project STILLE to produce recommendations for the interoperability of inductive charging systems for EVs. The undertaking is supported by the German government and includes i.e. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Toyota, Continental, Bosch, Qualcomm, TÜV Süd and Witricity.
p3-group.com (in German)
New airport project: Stuttgart Airport has started a new project ‘Scale-up!,’ putting electric airport service vehicles into service. The goal is to determine whether the EVs can be used comprehensively – first in Stuttgart and later at other airports. The project will take three years and is supported by the German Federal Environment Ministry with 2 Mio. euros.
airliners.de, flughafen-stuttgart.de (articles in German)
Cool cables for hot chargers: Leoni will present a cooled charging cable for EVs at the IZB in Wolfsburg next week. It is said to carry currents of up to 400 amperes, and could therefore pave the way for the high-speed chargers of the future.
New ultracap module: Maxwell presented a new 51-volt ultracapacitor module. The manufacture says the self-cooling system is especially fit to optimise performance of i.e. hybrid buses and other high-duty cycle applications.