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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

Hydrogen-electric truck

Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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Dendrobium e-hypercar to be manufactured in the UK

Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar

Dendrobium D-1 aims to set a new post-Brexit standard of British supercar technology A new company, Dendrobium Automotive Ltd, has been established in the UK which will be in charge of the development and production of the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar. Dendrobium D-1 was first introduced at the Geneva International …

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Smart chargers overtake the Netherlands

An Allego fast charger in action

Ecotap and Allego will install and operate 4,500 public charging sockets in the Netherlands The Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel have awarded a contract to charger manufacturer Ecotap and Allego to install and operate 4,500 public EV chargers in 43 cities. The initiative will increase four times the availability …

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Hungary’s Mobiliti orders Tritium fast chargers

Representatives from NKM Mobiliti and Tritium

100 e-chargers to be installed in strategic locations by the end of 2018 NKM Mobilitas (Mobiliti), a subsidiary of National Utilities, the state Hungarian utilities provider which supplies gas and electricity to 4.2 million households, has ordered the first 12 Veefil-RT 50-kW DC fast chargers from Brisbane-based Tritium. The fast …

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Charging ahead

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Research consultancy Delta-ee talks to ElecTrans about the future of the UK’s EV charging network Charging infrastructure will be a crucial factor in determining electric vehicle adoption. Anyone looking to buy an EV will want fast, easy to access and safe charging points, something to rival the immense network of …

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Leclanché receives substantial funding

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Leclanché’s largest shareholder makes a US$76 million investment commitment Swiss energy storage solution company Leclanché SA has secured CHF 75 million (US$76 million) of funding from FEFAM, Leclanché’s largest shareholder. FEFAM has also agreed to provide a conditional CHF 50 million (US$51 million) funding facility to finance acquisitions and joint ventures in e-transport …

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Siemens and Northvolt build “battery factory of the future”

Siemens building

Siemens will invest 10 million euros (US$11.7 million) in battery partnership Siemens and Northvolt have entered into partnership to develop technology to produce green Li-ion batteries. Upon completion of the new battery plant set for 2020, Siemens intends to purchase batteries from the factory, making Northvolt a preferred supplier. The …

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