Autor: Chris Randall

Jun 9, 2023 - 01:43 pm

Seoul places massive FC bus order with Hyundai

South Korea’s capital Seoul wants to replace a total of 1,300 existing buses with new fuel-cell buses from Hyundai by 2026. This was agreed upon by Hyundai Motor, the Seoul city government, the South Korean Ministry of the Environment and the companies SK E&S and Tmap Mobility.

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Jun 9, 2023 - 12:52 pm

EVBox opens the order books for 400 kW charger

EVBox has presented its currently most powerful charging station: The EVBox Troniq High Power can deliver up to 400 kW of power. It has a scalable architecture with up to ten 40 kW power modules and is available with 320 kW, 360 kW or 400 kW output power.

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Jun 9, 2023 - 12:23 pm

NEV registrations continue to rise in China over May

Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China increased again in May. Around 717,000 of the so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEV) were sold, according to data published by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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Jun 9, 2023 - 11:31 am

ID. Buzz headed to the tuners

The German vehicle tuner Irmscher also modifies the electric VW ID. Buzz. Now the electric van can be completely revamped by the Remshalden-based company, turning it into a more leisurely version of the electric van.

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Jun 9, 2023 - 11:21 am

General Motors to use Tesla charging standard from 2025

From 2025, General Motors will rely on Tesla’s charging port in the USA and Canada – exclusively. GM wants to provide adapters so that all cars equipped with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) can also charge at CCS stations. This makes GM the second major US carmaker to commit to Tesla’s charging standard.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 01:51 pm

Livista announces plans for lithium refinery in Germany

The Luxembourg-based company Livista Energy Europe is planning a lithium refinery in Germany. This is to go into operation in 2026 and produce up to 40,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium products per year – enough for the batteries of around 850,000 electric vehicles.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 12:53 pm

Silence kicks off production of the compact SO4

The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence has started production of its first four-wheeled electric vehicle. The Silence S04, first shown in autumn 2021, is now being manufactured in a new plant of the parent company Acciona in Barcelona.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 11:57 am

Mercedes to source ‘green’ steel from Sweden

Mercedes-Benz has signed a supply contract with the Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) for around 50,000 tonnes of virtually CO2-free steel per year for its European press plants. The steel is to be used in various series models of the carmaker.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 11:40 am

Volvo takes select PHEVs off the UK market

Volvo has taken several plug-in hybrid variants of some of its most popular models off the market in the UK as part of a major cull. The Swedish brand announced that it will affect PHEV variants of its XC40 SUV, as well as the S90 saloon and Cross Country-badged estates in the UK.

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Jun 8, 2023 - 11:03 am

AESC kicks off construction of battery plant in South Carolina

Battery cell manufacturer AESC (formerly Envision AESC) has begun construction of its new factory in the US state of South Carolina, which will supply BMW with cylindrical cells in the future. Announced in December 2022, the production facility in Florence County is scheduled to come on stream in 2026.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 03:47 pm

LiveWire appoints new CEO

Leadership change at LiveWire, the electric motorbike brand of Harley-Davidson: Karim Donnez is appointed as the new CEO with effect from 12 June 2023 and replaces Jochen Zeitz in this function, who will, however, remain Chairman of the LiveWire Group.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 03:25 pm

Shell charged with greenwashing in the UK

Dutch oil and gas corporation Shell has been banned from running certain advertisements in the UK. In the campaign, Shell advertises its efforts to provide renewable energy and expand charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 02:10 pm

ZF presents hybrid marine conversion module

ZF has presented a “plug-and-play” hybrid marine conversion module, which is to simplify the electrification of new and existing ship platforms. The hybrid module was presented at the Nor-Shipping trade fair (June 6-9 in Oslo).

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Jun 7, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Forsee introduces ‘Flex-Plus’ battery for heavy vehicles

The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power presented the ‘Flex Plus’ new battery system for equipping heavy electric vehicles such as buses, trucks and off-road vehicles. Only a month ago, the company presented a battery system for medium-sized trucks and minibuses.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 01:17 pm

LGES to source graphite anode material from Novonix

South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) and US battery materials company Novonix have signed an agreement to develop artificial graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries. A supply contract could follow soon.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 11:10 am

Volkswagen reorganizes production in China

Volkswagen is reorganising its production in China. While early information remains sparse, space is to be created for production of electric cars by bundling production. Among other things, the assembly of combustion models is to be relocated from the Anting plant to other sites.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm

Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing

Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 02:24 pm

Austrian police launches BEV pilot project

The Austrian police are testing a total of 23 electric cars in four federal provinces for their suitability in police service. The pilot project will start in the fourth quarter of 2023, but the 20 police stations in Salzburg, Lower Austria, Vienna and Tyrol have already taken delivery of the electric cars.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK

Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.

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