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Daimler, Linde and TOTAL unite in hydrogen electromobility

September 2017 - New hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe. The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the nationwide hydrogen network to as many as 400 stations by 2023. f.r.t.l.: Bruno Daude-Lagrave (TOTAL), Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck (Daimler), Nikolas Iwan (H2 Mobility), Andrea Scholz (Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Karlsruhe), Thomas Bystry (Shell / Clean Energy Partnership), Andreas Frömmel (Sunfire), Maxime Zeller (EIFER), Mathias Kurras (Linde), Jacques Sacreste (EIFER), Pascal Terrien (EIFER), Philipp Braunsdorf (NOW)

A new hydrogen filling station was commissioned in Karlsruhe using hydrogen produced on-site using solar energy The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the German nationwide hydrogen network …

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Volkswagen offers up to 10,000 euros to go electric

e-Golf, Source: Volkswagen

VW to offer incentives as part of German “environmental programme” Volkswagen has introduced a new “environmental programme” aimed at encouraging German consumers to trade in diesel-fuelled vehicles. In a bid to rectify the ongoing headache of its so-called “dieselgate” scandal, and shore up demand for its incoming suite of electric …

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German consortium plans European “Gigafactory”

Render of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

A group of 17 companies and research organisations have formed the Terra E consortium to develop a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Germany. The recently formed TerraE-Holding company will lead the consortium and head up the implementation plan. Its 17 members include companies from the industrial supply chain …

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Automakers push back on Chinese quotas

Polluted highway outside Beijing

Associations from US, European, Japanese and Korean have called for a delay in the 8% EV mandate International car-makers are urging China to delay and reduce its planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. The auto-makers contend that they will be unable to meet China’s “impossible” mandates and …

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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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China EV quota to stick, reports say

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Draft public consultation document maintains 2018 date for 8% sales quota China, the world’s largest electric car market, is apparently not loosening strict EV sales quotas, reports Reuters. China’s Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a compromise that would have required less stringent quotas, the leaders …

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Hyperloop One shows off Eurotrips

Hyperloop One test track, Nevada.

Open competition proposes routes across Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and more Hyperloop One, the more developed of the two companies attempting to commercialise the vacuum-tube transportation technology made famous by Elon Musk, has unveiled a number of proposed European routes. At an event in Amsterdam the company laid out …

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Hermes set to send Mercedes electric vans soaring with new fleet purchase

Hanjo Schneider and Volker Mornhinweg
Source: Daimler

It has been announced that Daimler and Hermes have finalised an agreement for the courier service to purchase up to 1500 all-electric fleet vehicles. Initially, the partnership will undergo a trial phase, starting in 2018, which could lead to the full fleet implementation going through by 2020. Hermes intends to …

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