Feb 28, 2023 - 11:13 am
Shell buys Swiss charging network Evpass
Shell wants to expand its charging network and has taken over Evpass in Switzerland. According to Shell, the latter operates the largest network of charging stations in the country, with locations in all cantons and about a third of municipalities.
Feb 28, 2023 - 10:12 am
Fisker Ocean could launch in Europe this year
According to carmaker Fisker, its first model, the Fisker Ocean, is getting ready to hit the streets in over 20 countries before the end of the year. Homologation testing for Europe and the US is said to be completed in March. And once the regulatory approval process is finished, sales could kick off.
Feb 2, 2023 - 01:49 pm
Swiss Post goes fully electric in Zurich and Bern
Citizens in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Bern will now have their letters and parcels delivered by electric vehicle. By the end of 2024, all delivery vehicles in Geneva and Basel will also become fully electric, as well as some 50 other locations in the mountainous country.
Dec 19, 2022 - 03:02 pm
Designwerk presents megawatt charging station
The Swiss eMobility specialist Designwerk has presented a new type of megawatt charging station designed to rapid-charge electric trucks within 45 minutes. That would be six times faster than 350-kW charging stations, and Designwerk is moving fast towards real-life applications.
Dec 5, 2022 - 03:36 pm
Geneva: Hess receives another all-Swiss order
The Swiss bus manufacturer Hess has placed the winning bid in a tender for Geneva’s public transport company TPG (Transports Publics Genevois). TPG now commissioned Hess to deliver 119 extra-long and tram-like electric buses.
Dec 2, 2022 - 04:41 pm
The truth behind the rumoured EV driving ban in Switzerland
In the last few days, reports in various media outlets have circulated which, at least in their headlines, somewhat luridly suggested that Switzerland was planning driving bans for electric cars. It turns out the truth behind the “news” is not quite that wild.
Nov 30, 2022 - 05:44 pm
Designwerk Car Carrier sports 1,000 kWh battery
The Swiss eMobility specialist Designwerk is taking orders for its electric Car Carrier with a 1,000 kWh battery capacity. The extra-large battery was developed in close cooperation with Kässbohrer Transport Technik for the international market.
Nov 21, 2022 - 04:03 pm
Hess receives major e-tram order from VBZ
The Zurich Transport Authority (VBZ) is renewing its trolleybus fleet and, following an international tender, has awarded the Swiss bus manufacturer Hess a contract worth CHF 330 million (€336 million). The order volume exceeds 150 battery-electric trams.
Nov 18, 2022 - 12:17 pm
Lucid Motors opens up shop in Switzerland
The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has opened its first sales outlet in Switzerland. The Lucid Studio at Cours de Rive 10 in Geneva is the company’s second location in Europe after the store in Munich, which opened in May 2022.
Nov 16, 2022 - 04:40 pm
Designwerk long haul e-truck sports 1000 kWh batteries
The Swiss eMobility specialist Designwerk has presented an all-electric tractor unit with a battery capacity of 1,000 kilowatt-hours. This should also make long-distance and heavy transport possible – at least in some countries.
Nov 1, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Fastned lowers charge point prices
The European fast-charging company Fastned has lowered the prices at its charge points in a number of countries, responding to a recent drop in energy prices.
Oct 10, 2022 - 06:02 pm
ETH Zurich launches small e-plane e-Sling with unique tech (video)
An electric aircraft called e-Sling has managed its maiden flight at Dübendorf airfield in Switzerland. Developed by students at ETH Zurich, the four-seater plane with roots in Africa carries a unique propulsion system designed in Zurich, enabling battery swaps during stopovers.
Sep 27, 2022 - 02:11 pm
Stadler orders Ballard H2 fuel cell systems for US trains
Ballard Power Systems has received an order from Stadler Rail to supply six 100 kW Fcmove-HD+ fuel cell modules to power the first hydrogen train in the US. The train is expected to enter service in San Bernardino, California, in 2024 and will seat over 100 passengers.
Sep 7, 2022 - 02:30 pm
V2X Suisse project launches with V2G-ready Honda e cars
The previously announced V2X Suisse pilot project just got the go-ahead in Bern. Over one year, seven companies, including Honda, will investigate how shared electric cars may increase grid stability and close electricity gaps across Switzerland.
Aug 8, 2022 - 12:41 pm
Gotion High-Tech hits the Swiss stock exchange
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer and Volkswagen partner Gotion High-Tech has been listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX) as part of the first group of companies from China that managed to do so.
Jul 4, 2022 - 11:47 am
Switzerland considers new road taxes to include plug-in cars
With the increasing spread of electric vehicles, revenues from the mineral oil tax are decreasing. To cover road infrastructure costs, Switzerland is considering a replacement tax for vehicles with alternative drive systems that could come into force by 2030.
Jun 17, 2022 - 01:23 pm
Select Superchargers open for others in the EU
Tesla has now opened selected Supercharger stations in Germany for electric cars of other brands, as well as in Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This comes at the moment before the summer holidays in many European countries.
Jun 8, 2022 - 01:41 pm
Audi Charging Hub to open in Zurich this year
Audi has announced new locations for its fast-charging concept Charging Hub. Based on the findings of the pilot site in Nuremberg, a pilot in Zurich is next on the list. Salzburg and Berlin are slated to become the first regular locations, with more sites to follow in Germany.
May 22, 2022 - 10:03 am
450 eVito for Northgate and Quickpac
Mercedes-Benz has received orders for a total of 450 eVito from two customers. The British vehicle rental company Northgate Vehicle Hire has ordered 350 electric transporters, while an order for 150 eVito comes from the Swiss parcel service Quickpac.
May 17, 2022 - 02:14 pm
Switzerland establishes e-mobility roadmap until 2025
The electromobility roadmap that has been running in Switzerland since 2018 will be strengthened and extended until 2025. With a “broad range” of new and updated measures, the new ambitious goals are to be achieved by the end of 2025.
May 10, 2022 - 11:48 am
Lucid to open first Munich store on Friday
The European launch of the Californian electric car start-up Lucid Motors announced last year is becoming concrete: on 13 May, the manufacturer will open its first location in Europe with the Lucid Studio at Odeonsplatz in Munich. The first prices for Germany are also known.
Feb 16, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Juice Technology expands into the UK and Ireland
The Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology is expanding into the UK and Ireland. The company has founded the London-based subsidiary Juice UK and Ireland Ltd for this purpose that will start off with a four-person sales team.
Feb 15, 2022 - 02:13 pm
Blackstone Resources spins off holding company
The Swiss commodities company Blackstone Resources is spinning off its German battery division Blackstone Technology into the newly founded Blackstone Technology Holding AG. David Batstone has been appointed CEO of the new holding company.
Feb 1, 2022 - 03:32 pm
Leclanché supplies batteries for hybrid ship ‘MS Jungfrau’
The MS Jungfrau, the flagship of the BLS tourist fleet, has been converted into a hybrid ship. The battery system with 168 kWh was supplied by the Swiss manufacturer Leclanché. It allows 30 minutes of pure electric operation as well as recharging on the job or at the port.
Jan 28, 2022 - 05:24 pm
ABB invests in InCharge Energy
Swiss technology group ABB has acquired a majority stake in US company InCharge Energy. ABB had held a ten per cent stake in InCharge Energy since 2020 and is now increasing its share to 60 per cent. The acquisition is intended to strengthen ABB’s e-mobility division in the North American market.