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Volkswagen’s Chinese SOL

The SOL E20X. Credit: xcar.cn

Volkswagen has come out with a new EV brand targeting the Chinese market Volkswagen has released a new electric car brand specifically for the Chinese market, dubbed SOL. The brand’s first model, the E20X, was revealed at the Beijing Auto Show this week. It will be produced by Jianghuai Volkswagen …

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Electra Meccanica hints at SOLO direction

Sneak Peek of Electra Meccanica's 2019 SOLO (CNW Group/Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp.)

Electra Meccanica has offered a first glimpse at the new 2019 model of its flagship SOLO EV Canadian electric vehicle maker Electra Meccanica has released a sneak preview of its new 2019 SOLO. The 2016 model is an all-electric three-wheeler with a single passenger capacity and a 100-mile range. The …

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Volkswagen unveils fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak

World premiere of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak on 22nd April 2018 in Alés (F)

Volkswagen has unveiled its latest fully electric supercar. Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar the I.D. R Pikes Peak in Alès, France. The supercar will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs, CO, on June 24, seeking to …

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Air Race to launch all-electric event

Source: Air Race E

Eight airplanes will race directly against each other, only metres above the ground at speeds of over 400kph around a 1.5-km tight circuit As the buzz around electric aviation intensifies, companies across the sector are being invited to become founding technical partners of the latest electric motorsport series: Air Race …

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Infiniti confirms new EV platform based on Q concept

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Q Inspiration will form the basis of a new EV platform for Infiniti models in China Nissan’s Infiniti unit is developing an all-new EV platform which it says will be heavily influenced by the Q Inspiration concept. Infiniti will produce an all-new electrified vehicle based on this architecture, in addition …

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Ionity opens first charging station

Ionity station at Brohltal-Ost on the A61.

Pan-European charging consortium Ionity has opened its first fast-charging station in Germany, with reports suggesting that new members may also be on the cards Charging provider Ionity has opened its first high-power charging station in Germany. In a brief statement on its website, the group announced that its first station …

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Mahindra Electric and Meru partner to deploy EVs

Mahindra eVerito

Mahindra Electric has joined hands with Meru to launch a pilot EV project in Hyderabad, under which Meru will deploy Mahindra’s eVerito models Mahindra Electric – the Mahindra Group’s electric mobility arm – and Meru, a tech-enabled cab provider, have announced a new collaboration for a pilot EV project in …

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Vattenfall launches new EV charging unit

Business charging solutions offered by the Vattenfall InCharge unit.

Sweden’s Vattenfall is to launch a new dedicated charging infrastructure business, tasked with expanding services across Northwest Europe Swedish utility Vattenfall has created a new subsidiary to expand its provision of EV charging. The company says it intends the new unit to become a leading operator in Northwest Europe within …

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Denmark welcomes charging stations from Siemens

Siemens charging system in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Siemens supplies high-power charging (HPC) stations for electric buses, rated at levels 150kW, 300kW and 450kW Siemens has signed a three-year contract with Danish transport agency Movia to deliver charging stations for electric buses in Denmark. The scope of work includes installation, commissioning, civil engineering works and the Siemens remote monitoring …

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ElaadNL launches new P2P charging payment system

Harm van den Brink, innovator at ElaadNL and Enexis is charging a mini Telsa on the IOTA charging station at the ElaadNL test site in Arnhem.

Dutch charging research group ElaadNL has unveiled its first IOTA-powered charging station, allowing users to pay for power using a blockchain-like system As the global EV charging network has grown, so too has the complexity of interacting with it. Multiple providers offer multiple methods of payment, apps and account systems …

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China to ease restrictions on foreign car makers

Chinese car factory

China will allow foreign EV makers to set up wholly-owned assembly plants in the country The government of China has announced plans to ease a major restriction next year on foreign EV makers looking to to establish assembly plants in the country. Foreign automakers currently face a 25% import tariff …

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OVO Energy launches home V2G charger

OVO Energy's 6kW V2G charger

Green energy provider OVO has unveiled the first commercial plug-in Vehicle-to-Grid Charger, allowing users to supply energy back to the grid at peak times At an event in London this week, UK clean energy supplier OVO Energy unveiled a range of products supporting its intelligent “VCharge” platform, which it says …

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US$8m for Shell-Toyota LA hydrogen station

Project Portal Class 8 FCEV. Source: Toyota

The California Energy Commission has given provisional approval to help fund the Project Portal hydrogen project at the LA and Long Beach terminals While Tesla works quietly on its electric Semi, down the coast Toyota has its plans for a hydrogen-powered version for drayage operations. Dubbed Project Portal, Toyota is …

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs in Japan by 2022

Nissan to join Formula E electric racing from 2018-19 season

Nissan reaffirms its M.O.V.E. 2022 targets, with plans to launch eight electrified models in Japan over the next five years Nissan has confirmed plans to launch three new EVs and five hybrid e-POWER models in Japan by the end of 2022 In an April 20 statement Nissan reaffirmed that it …

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Momentum Dynamics installs first 200kW wireless bus charger

The Momentum 200 kW Wireless Charging System is embedded in the pavement at Link Transit's Columbia Station in Wenatchee, Washington. (PRNewsfoto/Momentum Dynamics Corporation)

US-based Momentum installs 200kW wireless charging system for Link Transit in Washington, with more due in the US later this year Wireless charging may still be in its infancy, but it’s unquestionably one of the most important avenues that the EV industry must pursue if electric adoption is to become …

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