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23.06.2018 - 14:30

US-China trade war to hit e-bike market with price surge

Trump could be responsible for hitting U.S. sales of electric bikes hard as pedelecs from China are included in a list of goods proposed for a 25% import tariff hike. This would drive prices up a couple of hundred dollars, potentially stifling a strong-going industry.

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21.06.2018 - 15:23

USA: 9 states release plan to boost electric vehicles

In a Trump-defying move, 9 states of America with California in the lead have released an action plan to boost electric vehicle sales. The plan lists 80 steps that the industry, utilities, state officials and infrastructure companies should take until 2021.

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21.06.2018 - 13:22

Volvo presents brand new S60 with two PHEV options

Volvo has taken the wraps off the long expected S60 series that marks the end of diesel or better, the beginning of the electrified era at the Swedish carmaker as the S60 comes in two plug-in hybrid variants. And it is another first as the car is made entirely in Volvo’s new U.S. factory.

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14.06.2018 - 18:54

Electrify America to enter car sharing

The VW subsidiary founded in the wake of the diesel scandal has announced plans to open an EV car sharing service in Sacramento, starting with 260 vehicles. The company is also investing in a budget car-sharing service and electric buses in the region for a total amount of $44 million.

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05.06.2018 - 16:07

Webasto buying AeroVironment EV unit for $35M

Webasto is acquiring the electric car charging and testing business of AeroVironment, grouped under the Efficient Energy Systems (EES) division. The acquisition will cost the German supplier 35 million dollars and is still subject to approval.

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31.05.2018 - 15:44

Panasonic to cut all cobalt from EV batteries

Tesla’s Gigafactory partner Panasonic says it is developing cobalt-free batteries to become independent of the rare and expensive material in the near future. Meanwhile, Tesla released their ‘Conflict Minerals Report’ and also aims for further reductions in cobalt use.

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31.05.2018 - 13:44

From Hummer to electric cars – SF Motors retools factory

EV startup SF Motors will invest 160 million dollars in refurbishing a former Hummer factory in Indiana to build its own electric cars. The factory will be able assemble the SF Motors SUVs in their entirety, including battery pack and welding. Trials may run this year.

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19.05.2018 - 16:14

SAE releases new conductive charging norm

SAE International has released the new Norm SAE J3068 in North America for the conductive charging of medium and heavy electric utility vehicles. It resembles the European norm IEC 62196 for type 2 and CCS.

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18.05.2018 - 17:30

Mars exploration via helicopter

NASA is thinking far ahead and has a project with transport potential on Mars sorted before any passengers have even reached the red planet. Whilst the Tesla Roadster is on its way through space, NASA engineers have come up with the Mars Helicopter that will accompany their rover by 2020.

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17.05.2018 - 16:44

Cruising e-bike Scrambler S by Vintage Electric

In the U.S. retro-style electric bikes are in season every summer and it is the same with this beach cruiser from California. Vintage Electric presents the Scrambler S, a strong electric bike able to go as fast as 58 kph – mostly illegally so.

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16.05.2018 - 19:03

Honda starts serial production of Insight hybrid

Honda has flipped the switch to get the lines rolling at its Greensburg facility in the state of Indiana. They now churn out the Insight serially and the hybrid car is the fifth electrified model by the Japanese company and will be available in early summer. 

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16.05.2018 - 17:09

San Francisco aims for full electrification by 2035

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced their plan to transition their over 800 strong bus fleet to all-electric vehicles. The switch shall be complete by 2035 but measures are underway already and include trolley and hybrid buses.

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16.05.2018 - 13:12

Volvo is done with diesel starting with next-gen S60

The Swedish brand has said before that it would discontinue diesel or, on an even more positive note, electrify its entire line-up. The first model to benefit from the new strategy is the next-gen Volvo S60 for which no diesel engine option is available.

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14.05.2018 - 14:41

Tiny trike hits US as Electra Meccanica delivers Solo

Canadian startup Electra Meccanica has made its Solo, a three-wheeled tiny electric car. The first few LEVs have been delivered in the States and will be the first of many as Electra Meccanica convinced investors to produce no less than 75,000 units.

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14.05.2018 - 13:40

Tesla is gearing up for AWD and Performance Model 3

Tesla got news with Elon Musk tweeting to announce the opening of order books for the Model 3 with two electric motors for the all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the first Canadians will receive their economy Tesla while their chief engineer is taking a time out.

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12.05.2018 - 20:16

PG&E orders 2,500 charging stations from EVBox

The charging infrastructure specialist EVBox has announced the securement of a major contract from the USA: The energy provider Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) wants to purchase up to 2,560 charging stations from the Dutch company.

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12.05.2018 - 20:12

Uber presents tentative air taxi design

Uber has brought their latest flying cab design to their second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. The ride hail company hopes to be using their drone-like “flying car” for personal taxi transport as of 2023.

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09.05.2018 - 12:36

Tesla changes credit conditions for capital increase

Tesla has made some major changes to their banking credit in order to be able to invest more capital. Hence Musk has offered up the Fremont factory as collateral as Tesla’s existing 1.8BN dollar credit only has another 543M dollars left to use.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/09/tesla-changes-credit-conditions-for-capital-increase/
09.05.2018 12:36