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Volkswagen sets sights on electric record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

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Volkswagen’s ID. R sports car will attempt at recording breaking run on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife this summer Following the record-breaking run at the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the ID. R – Volkswagen’s fully-electric sports car – has now set its sights on another record in the summer of 2019: the …

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Opel hometown to boast high EV charger concentration in EU

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Opel’s hometown of Rüsselsheim am Main will install close to 1,300 charging stations Rüsselsheim am Main, Opel and the RheinMain University are driving the extension of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics, the installation of around 1,300 charging stations across the city will …

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Deutsche Post subsidiary receives approval for large series production

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The EC vehicle type approval also applies to other EU countries, including Switzerland and Norway Deutsche Post DHL Group’s EV-making subsidiary Street Scooter has received EC vehicle type approval from the KBA, the German motor transport authority, for large series production of its basic WORK electric delivery van. In October Ford …

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Rosenbauer to develop hybrid electric fire truck with Berlin Fire Department

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Rosenbauer’s fire truck will help Germany meet its carbon-emission goals Rosenbauer Deutschland and the Berlin Fire Department plan to jointly develop a hybrid electric fire engine in the next two years. Representatives from both sides have entered into an “innovation partnership,” which will be responsible for carrying out the project …

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

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The Dingolfing plant will produce batteries for a number BMW’s EVs from 2020 BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany is gearing up for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into structural measures and equipment to …

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Ford starts producing Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford will produce 3,500 StreetScooter WORK XL vans per year Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery …

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