Top Story: Volkswagen’s global production network for electric vehicles grows with the launch of a second German site in Emden

One of the first ID.4 to be built on the assembly line in Emden. ID.4 - Combined energy consumption in kWh/100 km (NEFZ): 16.3; combined CO emissions in g/km: 0; efficiency rating: A+++.  Emden plant transformed into Lower Saxony’s first high-tech site for electric mobility with investments of one billion euros  Gradual conversion of the large-scale factory from ICE vehicle production to 100% electric mobility is the biggest transformation project in the plant’s history & more > cellspacing="1">

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Volkswagen’s global production network for electric vehicles grows with the launch of a second German site in Emden 20.05.2022

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen’s global production network for electric vehicles grows with the launch of a second German site in Emden

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SKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mlada Boleslav headquarters 17.05.2022

Electric vehicles: SKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mlada Boleslav headquarters

› Next strategic milestone reached in transforming the Czech Republic from an automotive location into an electromobility hub     › Around 130 million euros invested in the new production line› mehr >>

Ohme tells van fleets to go electric to reduce costs 17.05.2022

Electric vehicles: Ohme tells van fleets to go electric to reduce costs

With the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show imminent, more business should electrify their van fleets to help reduce their running costs says Ohme, the multi-award winning smart charger provider.Electric-powered van sales in the UK continue to grow with their sa mehr >>

Tesla, Toyota, Porsche lead GlobalData list of top EV firms among social media discussions in Q1 2022 22.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Tesla, Toyota, Porsche lead GlobalData list of top EV firms among social media discussions in Q1 2022

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Honda looks to lift market reach in China, Japan, North America with all electric plan by 2040, says GlobalData 13.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Honda looks to lift market reach in China, Japan, North America with all electric plan by 2040, says GlobalData

Following the news that Japanese automaker Honda plans to invest US$40bn in EVs as part of strategy to go all-electric by 2040;Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: mehr >>

Experience the cost-saving fun of the new electric Carver at Selfridges in April 07.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Experience the cost-saving fun of the new electric Carver at Selfridges in April

    The electric Carver is the ideal urban mobility solution    Zero tailpipe emissions and huge savings on fuel costs    Available for test drives at Selfridges in AprilCommute mehr >>

Mercedes me Charge: Mercedes-Benz drives electric mobility forward with simplified charging rates 05.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Mercedes me Charge: Mercedes-Benz drives electric mobility forward with simplified charging rates

    New tariff system for approximately 300,000 charging points in Europe makes electric mobility even more suitable for everyday use    Three different tariff options depending on the individual charging profile: Mercedes me Charge S, M and L    For new car buyers of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids (Me mehr >>

Hertz and Polestar Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption 05.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Hertz and Polestar Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five yearsHertz (NASDAQ: HTZ) and Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, today announced a new global partnership that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over f mehr >>

Andersen launches first electric vehicle charger with in-built camouflage technology 02.04.2022

Electric vehicles: Andersen launches first electric vehicle charger with in-built camouflage technology

    Andersen EV has built the first ever charger which camouflages itself to the wall it’s mounted on      Andersen-2-Invisible (A-2-I) is smart enough to match the exterior design of any house  mehr >>

Sony collaborates with Honda to fulfil electric vehicle ambition, observes GlobalData 07.03.2022

Electric vehicles: Sony collaborates with Honda to fulfil electric vehicle ambition, observes GlobalData

Following the news that Sony and Honda have signed a memorandum of understanding for strategic alliance in mobility field;Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The coll mehr >>

Audi-FAW’s new venture to lift EV production in China, observes GlobalData 02.03.2022

Electric vehicles: Audi-FAW’s new venture to lift EV production in China, observes GlobalData

The Chinese authorities have finally approved the US$3.3bn joint venture (JV) between the state-owned FAW Group and Europe’s Audi to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) in China. The new venture, which will commence its production from 2024, will expand Audi’s existing presence in China – the world’s largest automotive market, finds GlobalData, a leading da mehr >>

Ford turns to electric vehicles to revive fortunes in India, says GlobalData 19.02.2022

Electric vehicles: Ford turns to electric vehicles to revive fortunes in India, says GlobalData

Just months after announcing to cease operations in India due to mounting losses, American automaker Ford is making a comeback with electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing by applying for the recently announced production linked incentives (PLIs) scheme by the government. The move could be a win-win situation for Ford and India, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. mehr >>

Improving Last Mile Food Satisfaction -Cake sets the new standard for sustainable and quality meal deliveries 18.02.2022

Electric vehicles: Improving Last Mile Food Satisfaction -Cake sets the new standard for sustainable and quality meal deliveries

CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, has developed a concept for sustainable deliveries of prepared meals. The solution, which builds on electric scooters with powered delivery boxes that keep the food at desired tem mehr >>

BMW of North America and Electrify America Announce Collaboration 04.02.2022

Electric vehicles: BMW of North America and Electrify America Announce Collaboration

...Providing Two Years Complimentary 30-minute Charging for BMW EV Customers.    Kick-off in March with the sale of the all-electric BMW iX and BMW i4    2022 customers to receive two mehr >>

1 in 3 automotive cyber incidents result in car theft or break-ins 01.02.2022

Electric vehicles: 1 in 3 automotive cyber incidents result in car theft or break-ins

Recent findings reveal that 1 in 3 automotive cyber incidents result in car theft or break-ins. The data is based on 900+ automotive incidents since 2010. The report shows that:  •    Close to a third (27.9%) of cyber incidents since 2010 resulted in car theft or a break-in.•  mehr >>

VW's Golf leads Europe in 2021, Peugeot's 2008 is the best-selling SUV, and Tesla's Model 3 tops EV rankings 28.01.2022

Electric vehicles: VW's Golf leads Europe in 2021, Peugeot's 2008 is the best-selling SUV, and Tesla's Model 3 tops EV rankings

    Overall volume was down by 1.7% on top of the already disappoting results in 2020    Low emissions vehicles achieved new market share record with 19% of total registrations    Hyundai-Kia and Toyota won the biggest market share compared to pre-pandemic levels    SUVs reached record market mehr >>

Sustainable battery recycling: Market potential in Europe 27.01.2022

Electric vehicles: Sustainable battery recycling: Market potential in Europe

What prospects does the topic of battery recycling offer for mechanical and plant engineering? A study by Fraunhofer ISI, commissioned by the IMPULS Foundation of the VDMA, sees good market potential for Europe.   mehr >>

Aiways highlights the multiple benefits of ecomobility 19.01.2022

Electric vehicles: Aiways highlights the multiple benefits of ecomobility

 •    EV purchase grants and tax incentives available in 26 EU countries•    Governments offering grants for EV charge points; encouraging use of ‘green’ energy •    EV owners also benefit from free and reserved parking, the use of bus and taxi lanes, toll reductions, a mehr >>

Renault reveals more of its new SUV, Austral 05.01.2022

Electric vehicles: Renault reveals more of its new SUV, Austral

For the final stage of development,Renault has kitted out its new SUV, AUSTRAL, with all the gear to take on Europe's roads. The aim of this stage is to ensure the model's reliability and finish fine-tuning its engine optionsThe New Renau mehr >>

BMW Interview “Making charging even easier and more convenient” 27.12.2021

Electric vehicles: BMW Interview “Making charging even easier and more convenient”

Interview with the Members of the Board of Management of BMW AG Ilka Horstmeier, Human Resources, Labour Relations Director, Pieter Nota, Customer, Brands, Sales, and Dr Nicolas Peter, FinanceAs an e-mobility pioneer, the BMW Group has been mehr >>

Goodyear introduces its first electric vehicle replacement tire - the ElectricDrive GT 17.12.2021

Electric vehicles: Goodyear introduces its first electric vehicle replacement tire - the ElectricDrive GT

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced the launch of the new ElectricDrive GT. Marking Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles (EVs), the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT mehr >>

Vattenfall InCharge expands public charging business in Germany 17.12.2021

Electric vehicles: Vattenfall InCharge expands public charging business in Germany

Vattenfall InCharge and DAS FUTTERHAUS have agreed on a cooperation to set up 170 high-power charging points at almost 70 locations all over Germany. This is an important step towards enabling easier public charging, as interest in electrical vehicles increases. mehr >>

The mining industry enters its most important decade 17.12.2021

Electric vehicles: The mining industry enters its most important decade

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SEAT 2021: the year of the electric impulse 16.12.2021

Electric vehicles: SEAT 2021: the year of the electric impulse

    The transformation towards sustainable mobility is the automotive industry’s great challenge in the fight against climate change    The SEAT S.A. team, made up of more than 15,000 employees, has been driven by this boost in a decisive year    The CUPRA Born, the Test Center Energy and the Fu mehr >>

Ford Pro Charging Launches to Help Businesses of All Sizes Overcome the Hurdle to Seamless Electrification 16.12.2021

Electric vehicles: Ford Pro Charging Launches to Help Businesses of All Sizes Overcome the Hurdle to Seamless Electrification

    Ford Pro Charging offers enterprise-grade charge management software, hardware and services to support commercial customers running a fleet of electric vehicles    A simple management solution for electrified fleets of all makes and sizes, Ford Pro Charging lets customers switch between charging at depots, employee homes, and pub mehr >>

Marc ter Stegen discovers the CUPRA Born, his first fully electric car 14.12.2021

Electric vehicles: Marc ter Stegen discovers the CUPRA Born, his first fully electric car

    Marc ter Stegen receives the keys to his CUPRA Born from CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths    CUPRA’s first 100% electric car is also the goalkeeper’s first fully electric model, who is very committed to the fight against global warming    In the Design Lab, the FC Barcelona player discovered some o mehr >>

Toyota Motor Corporation unveils full global battery electric line-up 14.12.2021

Electric vehicles: Toyota Motor Corporation unveils full global battery electric line-up

    Akio Toyoda announces 30 battery electric models by 2030    Total global battery electric vehicle sales to reach 3.5M within same timeframe    Lexus aims for 100% battery electric mix in Europe*, N. America and China by 2030    Announcement underpins Toyota Motor E mehr >>

From Opel Corsa-e to Vivaro-e: 100 kW DC Fast-Charging is a “Given” 14.12.2021

Electric vehicles: From Opel Corsa-e to Vivaro-e: 100 kW DC Fast-Charging is a “Given”

    Opel e-vehicles equipped for 100 kW DC fast-charging    Even Corsa-e and Mokka-e small-class cars capable of fast-charging as standard    7.4 and 11 kW on-board chargers also allow single-phase and 3-phase AC charging    Variety of recharging options, from wallbox or domestic socket mehr >>

BMW Group Asia electrifies Singapore this December with the first-ever BMW iX and new BMW iX3. 03.12.2021

Electric vehicles: BMW Group Asia electrifies Singapore this December with the first-ever BMW iX and new BMW iX3.

Customers to experience new EVs first-hand at Christmas Wonderland and EV Weekend. BMW Group Asia brings 2021 to a close with the launch of the first-ever BMW iX and new BMW iX3 at two of the most anticipated events in the Lion City this December mehr >>

Volkswagen loses poll position for the second time this century, as Stellantis outperforms 30.11.2021

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen loses poll position for the second time this century, as Stellantis outperforms

    Stellantis registered more units than Volkswagen Group in October    The European car market decreased in size due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage    EVs achieve a new record for monthly market share mehr >>

Stellantis Signs Lithium Supply Agreement with Vulcan Energy 30.11.2021

Electric vehicles: Stellantis Signs Lithium Supply Agreement with Vulcan Energy

    Agreement supports decarbonized supply of key raw material for electrified vehicle battery packs    Key element to power Stellantis’ aggressive electrification strategyStellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euron mehr >>

Energy Absolute eying for EV leadership in Thailand with its new battery plant, says GlobalData 24.11.2021

Electric vehicles: Energy Absolute eying for EV leadership in Thailand with its new battery plant, says GlobalData

Following the news that Thailand’s renewable energy company Energy Absolute (EA) is set to open an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Thailand; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, of mehr >>

Production starts on the first road−going full−electric Volta Zero vehicles 17.11.2021

Electric vehicles: Production starts on the first road−going full−electric Volta Zero vehicles

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has started production of the first road-going ‘Design Verification’ (DV) prototype Volta Zero vehicle at a bespoke facility in Coventry, UK. The mehr >>

Aiways to start selling electric battery SUVs in Switzerland 04.11.2021

Electric vehicles: Aiways to start selling electric battery SUVs in Switzerland

•    Aiways partners with Alcomotive for sales and distribution  •    Aiways U5 SUV available to buy from early 2022 •    Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé to follow in the Q1 of 2022 •    Aiways to launch one new model per calendar year in Europe mehr >>

EV top theme among Xiaomi discussions on social media during last 90 days, reveals GlobalData 30.10.2021

Electric vehicles: EV top theme among Xiaomi discussions on social media during last 90 days, reveals GlobalData

•    Discussions around Xiaomi zoomed as it forayed into automobile industry•    Influencers positive on Xiaomi’s plan to move beyond smartphones•    Xiaomi may find challenging in China due to crowded EV market mehr >>

E-transport challenge: 300 kilometres running on electricity in polar climate carrying 14 tonnes of iron ore 28.10.2021

Electric vehicles: E-transport challenge: 300 kilometres running on electricity in polar climate carrying 14 tonnes of iron ore

Managing to electrify heavy transport is an important element in the climate transition, but is it even possible above the polar circle? Trucks and buses account for a large part of CO2 emissions from the transport sector in Europe. Reducing emiss mehr >>

Aiways offers unrivalled battery safety 20.10.2021

Electric vehicles: Aiways offers unrivalled battery safety

•    Shanghai-based EV brand achieves ‘zero battery fire’ record since 2019•    Patented ‘sandwich’ technology negates risk of coolant leakage•    Effcient battery packaging increases interior comfort and wellbeing•    Aiways working together mehr >>

Ecobat Acquires Benelux Battery Distributor Emrol 19.10.2021

Electric vehicles: Ecobat Acquires Benelux Battery Distributor Emrol

Acquisition diversifies Ecobat's position in Europe as the leader in energy storage by expanding into new e-mobility and motive power markets Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, announced mehr >>

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America 19.10.2021

Electric vehicles: Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America

    New battery plant to have annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours; targeted to start by first quarter 2024    Important next step toward electrification transformation in North America mehr >>

19.10.2021

Electric vehicles: Vulcan Energy signs binding lithium offtake agreement with Umicore

Vulcan Energy has signed a binding Lithium hydroxide offtake agreement (“Agreement”) with Umicore, a leader in cathode materials production used in lithium-ion batteries for electrified transportation.  In Nysa, Poland, Umicore has built the first cathode materials plant in Europe. The plant is expected to start production around y mehr >>

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