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ABB chargers power Ionity’s new Swiss charging station

The opening of Ionity's Swiss charging station

ABB has been chosen by Ionity as the main technology partner and supplier for its ambitious Europe EV charging plans Ionity, which plans to build a network of EV service stations across Europe to make long trips as feasible for EVs as for fossil-fuelled vehicles, has opened a new station …

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Volkswagen partners with QuantumScape to secure access to solid-state battery technology

Volkswagen E-Golf

Solid-state batteries could significantly increase the range of Volkswagen’s EVs Volkswagen will invest US$100 million in US-based QuantumScape and will become the innovative enterprise’s largest automotive shareholder. By increasing its stake in the California technology company and forming a new joint venture, Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the …

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Summer testing begins for the Mercedes-Benz Luxury SUV: the EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC

The SUV’s development testing takes place in Spain ahead of production starting next year Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of summer testing of the EQC, the automaker’s first serious investment in fully electric electric vehicles. The all-electric SUV has been through an extensive development programme, including various stages of testing, ahead …

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Uber starts UberÉLECTRIQUE in Canada

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Uber teams up with AVÉQ and EMC in support of electrification in ridesharing Uber Canada has launched the UberÉLECTRIQUE programme in Montreal in partnership with l’Association des véhicules électriques du Québec (AVEQ) and Electric Mobility Canada (EMC). At present, there are 100 EV driver-partners on the Uber platform. Uber and …

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Hyundai and Audi partner in fuel cell technology

Hyundai NEXO

Hyundai and Audi plan to jointly develop fuel cell technology for use in future hydrogen-powered cars Hyundai Motor Group and Audi AG have entered into a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement, covering a broad range of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) components and technologies. Under the new partnership, the world’s fifth-largest …

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Porsche takes stake in Croatian EV maker

Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG, Mate Rimac, CEO of Rimac Automobili, l-r, 2018, Porsche AG

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili currently offers two electric supercars Porsche has taken up a 10% minority stake in both Croatia’s Rimac Automobili, which is developing a super high-performance, battery-powered car, and the group’s subsidiary, Greyp Bikes. Rimac provides EV solutions to global automotive manufacturers, as well as developing and manufacturing high-performance electric vehicles. …

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ENGIE inaugurates hydrogen fleet and station

Some of ENGIE's fleet of Renault Kangoo ZEs

ENGIE’s new hydrogen station will use renewable energy to produce its own hydrogen French energy company ENGIE has inaugurated the largest hydrogen utility fleet and the first alternative multi-fuel station in France. Located in the heart of the International Market of Rungis in Paris, the largest wholesale food market in …

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