Hyundai presents fuel cell truck with H2E marketing deal
Hyundai has presented a new fuel cell truck named the Fuel Cell Electric Truck in Hannover, and has announced a cooperation with the Swiss hydrogen provider H2 Energy to begin next year. Over the next five years, the two will create a fleet of 5,000 vehicles, as well as bring them to market.
BiCar: Swiss sci-fi EV to share getting serious
BiCar, an electric vehicle developed by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is about to hit the road. A spin-off, the Share your BICAR AG, has been working on the three-wheeled mini electric car and found powerful investors for the planned series production.
Electric Isetta remake Microlino homologated in Europe
The extra small electric car Microlino has completed homologation, making the Swiss EV street legal in all European countries. Market entry will have to wait a little but the first EVs will enter testing this autumn with production start set before the year’s end.
Switzerland to get Europe’s largest EV charging hub
Swiss energy firm EBL plans to create an E-Mobility Hub which will feature 280 EV charging points, including 60 fast chargers. The facility will be located in the canton of Basel. It will also have space for e-mobility related projects inside a large innovation centre.
Porsche cooperating with Hubject for digital charging
Porsche is kicking off a digital EV charging service, that can even be used by drivers of EVs and PHEVs by other manufacturers. Currently, the service is bundled with Hubject’s roaming network. Other options and international roll-out are currently being tested as well.
ABB gives away 30 fast-charging stations to Zurich
Infrastructure provider ABB has presented the capital of its home country Switzerland with 30 fast-charging stations. It is a gift on the occasion of ABB’s 30th anniversary. Once the chargers will be added, Zurich will have over 100 EV charging stations.
Swiss startup converts VW van with Kreisel battery
Engineers from Swiss Durot Electric have taken on a commission to convert a VW T6 van to all-electric power. The e-mobility specialists turned to Kreisel Electric for the power pack good for 400 km and also fitted the van with an all-electric AWD.
High Power Charging in Switzerland and Austria
The DACH region is catching up with high power charging stations as both Ionity and Smatrics opened first HPC locations this week. While Ionity focuses on motorways, Smatrics together with Wien Energie connected metropolitan Vienna.
Sharing the VW e-Up in Basel with Catch a Car
Swiss car sharing service Catch a Car has ordered its first electric models. Thirty VW e-UP are to arrive in Basel within the next few months and join the existing fleet of 120 regular Up cars. The electric version will be charged at new charging columns.
ABB expands Wallbox portfolio to include 52 types
ABB is expanding its portfolio as the Swiss add a range of wallboxes for AC charging at homes and workplaces. The new range includes a total of 52 types and offers charging at 4.6 to 22 kW. It runs on the Open-Charge-Point-Protokoll (OCPP).
Electric scooter sharing Go-Green to launch in Geneva
It will be the Alpine Republic’s first fleet of electric scooters to share once Go Green got its offer going this April in Geneva. 50 electric scooters from German Kumpan electric will mark the start of the planned expansion across Switzerland and Europe.
Microlino by Micro Mobility Systems debuts in Zurich
After two and a half years, Swiss Micro Mobility Systems has taken the wraps off the pilot production version of its Microlino in Zurich. The company received already more than 4,600 pre-orders for the BMW Isetta based Microlino EV. Now ‘production hell’ is waiting.
EVTEC fast-chargers with Type 2 DC plug in Switzerland
The first two EVTEC fast-charging stations including a Type 2 connector for DC fast-charging compatible with Tesla vehicles have been erected in Switzerland. Initiators are the companies Energie 360° and Gotthard Fastcharge (GOFAST). However, Tesla talks about a “misuse” of its tech.
Audi embarks on smart grid pilot project with EVs
The Audi Smart Energy Network will go live for the first time in a pilot as part of a joint research project. Households in the Ingolstadt area and the Zurich region will test various sizes of photovoltaic systems coupled with stationary batteries and EVs.
Irizar and Ferrostaal sign sales partnership for D-A-CH
The Spanish manufacturer has chosen Hamburg-based Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions to take care of its electric bus and charging infrastructure business in terms of sales, project management and after sales. Their deal involves the D-A-CH region, namely Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Switzerland, IKEA, New York, Supercharger, Seattle.
Swiss charging alliance: A number of infrastructure providers such as Alpiq, Renault, BKW and others will join forces from 2017. The new platform called MOVE will then include more than 300 chargers and will make up the largest public charging network in Switzerland. EV drivers can pre-pay or get a subscription to use the chare points.
Free energy while furniture shopping: IKEA now has a total of 72 chargers at its nine locations in Switzerland. All can charge with 22 kW and are free to use. Meanwhile, the branches are urged to get at least one electric car the next time they renew or add to their fleet.
Chargers for the Big Apple: The city of New York will kick off a pilot project, installing 25 public EV charging points across the city by March 2018. There will be at least two in each borough. The project is also a move to show President-elect Trump that the city will continue its war on climate change.
Shop and supercharge: Tesla is working with supermarket chain Hy-Vee in order to tighten the Supercharger network in the flyover states in the U.S. Eight chargers along the I-80 in Iowa have already been installed, with more to follow.
Hybrids convince: Seattle’s fire department is happy with the results of recent fuel efficiency tests of ambulances retrofitted with hybrid drivetrains form XL Hybrids. So happy, in fact, that they now ordered another 10 hybrid vehicles for their fleet.