UK issues plan to expand V2G charging infrastructure

The government of the UK and Ofgem published the ‘Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan’ today, setting out steps to seize on the significant potential of smart EV charging and make it the preferred method of long-duration charging by ...

15 OEMs are testing StoreDots fast-charging battery cells

StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated battery cells are already being tested under real-life conditions by 15 car brands from Europe, Asia and the USA. According to the Israeli battery developer, initial test results confirm the fast-charging capability of the cells. StoreDot ...

Tata Power to build 25,000 charger network in India

The Indian energy supplier Tata Power has announced the development of a nationwide charging network in India. Around 25,000 charging points are to be installed over the next five years. The charging infrastructure will be monitored from Mumbai. Tata ...

‘HV-MELA-BAT’ project to improve high-voltage charging experience

Increasingly higher currents during fast charging pose new challenges for both the power electronics and the contact system. As part of the joint project ‘HV-MELA-BAT’ funded by the German government, Fraunhofer researchers now want to find a remedy. The ...

Gridserve opens Super Hub in Wiltshire near Stonehenge

In the UK, Gridserve has opened its first Electric Super Hub of 2023 at Solstice Park in Wiltshire, providing eight 350kW chargers to boost charging capacity for passing electric vehicles on the A303 near Stonehenge. The A303 is a ...

Nikola to move Romeo battery production to Arizona

After acquiring battery maker Romeo Power last year, Nikola Motor is now relocating its battery production from Cypress, California, to Nikola’s own plant in Coolidge in the state of Arizona. The move is expected to be completed by mid-2023. ...

BYD reveals dealership network plans for the UK

The first stores in the UK will be opening in the first quarter of 2023, with vehicle sales to follow shortly after. The first confirmed dealer partners include Pendragon, Arnold Clark Automobiles, Lookers Motor Group and LSH Auto Holdings. ...

Proterra opens battery assembly plant in South Carolina

In the USA, Proterra has started assembly lines at its announced battery production facility in Greer, South Carolina. Battery systems for use in electric vehicles will be manufactured there immediately, with deliveries to customers scheduled to begin this quarter. ...

Seres 5 to be available in Europe from March

Seres, a brand belonging to the Chinese group Sokon, has announced the launch of its all-electric SUV model Seres 5 in Europe at the Brussels Motor Show. The Seres 5 will be available from March through the brand’s European ...

Stellantis & Vulcan look into geothermal energy in Germany

Automotive group Stellantis and lithium producer Vulcan Energy are exploring the use of geothermal energy to decarbonise the Stellantis car plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany, where the DS 4 and Opel Astra are built. Stellantis says geothermal energy could meet ...

Coleman Miln has your important journeys covered

Coleman Miln takes passengers everywhere in life and beyond: the British vehicle conversion company Coleman Milne is unveiling a hearse and stretch limousine based on the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E. Both electric vehicles will be offered to the UK ...

Xpeng moves forward again in Europe

Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced plans to open four delivery and service centres in Europe. These are scheduled to open in the first half of 2023 after the company’s European plans were temporarily halted last year. The ...

Suzuki presents electric SUV concept for 2025

Suzuki presented the purely electric concept car eVX at the Auto Expo in India. The concept is to become a series model for the world market in 2025. It is a compact electric SUV that is supposed to have ...

Alternative electric transport means introduced at CES

Electric drives are not just for regular vehicles. At this year’s CES, a variety of alternative EV applications were explored as there were also electric rollerblades and a self-driving electric stroller on display. The rollerblades are powered by an ...

Lightyear receives potential major order for the Lightyear 2

Leasing provider Arval has reserved 10,000 units of the Lightyear 2 from Dutch solar car start-up Lightyear. The total number of pre-orders for the Lightyear 2 from B2B partners now exceeds 21,000 vehicles. The Lightyear 2 is the Dutch ...

Italvolt to manufacture StoreDot’s XFC battery cells

Budding cell manufacturer Italvolt has entered into a strategic collaboration with Israeli battery developer StoreDot. Under the terms of the agreement, Italvolt will be able to use StoreDot’s ultra-fast charging (XFC) technology and manufacturing intellectual property rights by licence. ...

Rock Tech Lithium receives early approval to start mining in Guben

Rock Tech Lithium has received approval for an early start from the responsible State Office for the Environment for the construction of its lithium converter in Guben, Brandenburg, and is planning the first major work on-site in the next ...

356 Lincoln dealers in the US to install chargers onsite

At least 356 dealers of Ford’s Lincoln brand in the USA will install charging infrastructure at their stores. This figure makes up 59 per cent of all the brand’s dealers, which are said to be responsible for almost 90 ...

Plastic Omnium & Shenergy form joint venture for H2 tanks in China

French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium is setting up a joint venture in China with Shenergy Group for the production of high-pressure hydrogen tanks for use in commercial vehicles. The duo plans to mass produce up to 60,000 H2 tanks ...

Renault & partners to develop new bidirectional charger

Renault Group and the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies CEA are jointly developing a bidirectional charger with very high efficiency for electric vehicles. The new charger is meant to be used in Renault’s production models by ...

Adani to deploy 400 BYD electric trucks at 4 Indian ports

Chinese manufacturer BYD has kicked off the delivery of a batch of 304 electric trucks to India’s Adani Group. The BYD Q1R electric trucks are now on their way by sea to four Adani Group ports in India, where ...

Porsche driver takes the first Gen3 race in Mexico

At the Mexico City E-Prix, the first race with the new third-generation electric racing cars, German carmaker Porsche made a successful start to the season: The race win went to Jake Dennis from customer team Andretti ahead of Porsche ...

Wattif EV secures financing for €50 million

Norwegian charging station provider Wattif EV has closed a 50-million-euro investment from Marguerite, one of Europe’s largest investment fund managers for sustainable infrastructure projects. Marguerite is including Wattif EV in the portfolio of its latest fund, Marguerite III. Wattif ...

Bosch to invest over $1 billion in e-mobility capacities in China

Bosch has announced that it will invest around one billion US dollars over several years in the development and production of components for electromobility and automated driving in China – and will build a centre for research, development and ...

Ford is planning an EV platform for Europe

Ford wants to launch electric cars based on its own platform in Europe from the middle of this decade. This is what Martin Sander, Ford’s electric car development manager in Europe said. However, most of the development work will ...

BYD to launch affordable electric hatchback in China

BYD is preparing to launch a new electric small car in China. The BYD Seagull is smaller and cheaper than the BYD Dolphin and priced at between 60,000 to 100,000 yuan – equivalent to around 8,200 to 13,700 euros ...

Mazda CX-50 Hybrid North American launch scheduled in 2024

The gas-powered Mazda CX-50 went on sale in the U.S. in April 2022 and is slotted above the CX-5 crossover in the brand’s North American line-up. The company is off to a decent start with 21,329 units sold last year, ...

Audi is building battery-suported charging points in Neckarsulm

Audi is creating 72 additional charging points for electric vehicles at its Neckarsulm site through the use of so-called cubes, which use used lithium-ion batteries from dismantled Audi test vehicles to store electricity. Two of the cubes feed a ...

Mazda launches plug-in hybrid variant of the MX-30

Mazda is adding a plug-in hybrid version to its battery-electric MX-30. Now unveiled at the Motor Show in Brussels, the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is the announced new variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender. While the wheels ...

Rouen converts 49 diesel buses to electric

The Rouen municipality in northern France is having 49 Iveco Crossway diesel intercity buses converted to electric drives to operate as school buses. The project was awarded to a French consortium from which Greenmot will supply the retrofit kit. ...

Consortium to build truck charging network in Sweden

A consortium of three Nordic companies wants to implement a nationwide fast-charging network for electric trucks in Sweden. The aim is to provide infrastructure for some of the 85,000 heavy trucks currently using Swedish roads, that will need charging ...

Verkor to source manganese in Czech Republic

French battery manufacturer Verkor, which is a partner of Renault, has signed a letter of intent with Canadian battery materials company Euro Manganese to source manganese for the production of vehicle batteries. A binding purchase agreement has yet to ...

Porsche 911 Hybrid confirmed but debut unlikely before 2026: Report

Right from its market launch in 1964 to the present day, the Porsche 911 has been considered by many as the ultimate expression of a sports car. However, Porsche’s iconic rear-engine two-seat model is set to receive a hybrid variant ...

Apple Car to be cheaper & simpler than initially planned: Report

Apple has a history of revolutionizing things for consumers in whichever field it enters. It changed how we access music with iTunes and iPod, combined high-end portable media players and mobile phones into a single device with the iPhone, made ...

Dacia expands Spring series by more powerful model

Renault’s Dacia brand is giving its only electric model, the Spring, a more powerful drive combined with a new equipment line. The Spring Extreme Electric 65, which Dacia is presenting at the Brussels Motor Show now underway, gets a ...

Major rare earth deposits found in Sweden

The Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB says it has identified significant deposits of rare earth metals that are needed for electric cars and wind turbines, among other things. However, it will still take several years before potential mining on ...

Impact Clean Power to source battery cells from Freyr

The budding Norwegian battery cell manufacturer Freyr announced its first customer in the e-mobility sector: Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a Polish manufacturer of battery systems for heavy-duty vehicles. The framework agreement between Freyr and ICPT is not yet ...

Lucid exceeded 2022 production goals

The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has exceeded its most recent production target for 2022. With a strong final quarter, the target of 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles was even slightly exceeded. After halving the target from 12,000 to ...

Tata considers building battery factory in Europe

The Indian Tata Group is considering building two factories for the production of battery cells, one in India and another in Europe. With the latter plant, the group would produce cells for Tata subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover. P.B. Balaji, ...

Tesla lowers Model 3 & Y prices in Europe and the USA

After the latest significant price reduction in China, Tesla is now following suit in Europe and the USA. Depending on the variant, the two models have been reduced in price by up to 9,100 euros – especially the prices ...

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