Tag: electric vehicles

Electric Vehicle Approved Scheme launched to certify excellence in EV retail

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme has been launched by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to certify retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. The launch took place at the House of Commons, where an audience of MPs, retailers and industry stakeholders were given an insight into the new initiative.

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Hyundai, Kia invest 80M euros in Rimac, establish technology partnership

Hyundai, Kia invest 80M euros in Rimac, establish technology partnership

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have jointly invested 80M Euros in Rimac Automobili (Rimac) - the Croatian high-performance electric vehicle technology and sportscar company. The companies have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of two high-performance electric vehicles by 2020.

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Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has showcased its latest technology to support alternatively fuelled vehicles, led by its new Ecorun AA tyre for hybrids, at the inaugural E-Mobility Days Munich event (3-4 May 2019). The two-day programme of activities included specialist lectures on electric mobility, the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles and visit the laboratories of Bundeswehr University, where alternative drive technologies are being researched. Falken also sponsored the event.

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Fastned opens first 350kW-ready fast charging station in the UK

Fastned opens first 350kW-ready fast charging station in the UK

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Fastned has opened its first fast charging station in the United Kingdom. It is also reportedly the first fast charging station in the United Kingdom with a charging capacity up to 350 kW. The station is located in Sunderland, near the factory where the Nissan Leaf is produced for the entire European market. Fastned supplies 100 per cent renewable electricity and is accessible for all full electric vehicles (FEVs).

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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan has found that the UK could be set for a £62bn windfall from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by 2030. The report, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, has found that the UK is in pole position in the global race to market for CAVs.

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Continental introduces tyre for electric city buses

Continental introduces tyre for electric city buses

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Conti Urban HA3 is the Continental commercial tyre of choice for city-based usage. The range has now been extended with the introduction of a tyre optimised for the weight requirements and torque delivery of electric city buses.

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Volkswagen and Northvolt establish European Battery Union

Volkswagen and Northvolt establish European Battery Union

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Volkswagen Group and further European partners are joining forces to form the European Battery Union (EBU) with a view to forging ahead with battery research throughout Europe. The new consortium is to be led by the Volkswagen Group and the Swedish battery producer Northvolt. The joint research activities of the European Battery Union will cover the entire battery value stream – from raw materials through cell technology to recycling. The prime objective is to accumulate much broader know-how on battery cell production.

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Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

All the data shows that in the years to come electrification will rapidly increase battery demand. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum purportedly makes over 80 per cent of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel etc.

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Goodyear supplying tyres for UK’s largest electric fleet – Zipcar

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has announced that it is partnering with Zipcar UK, the country’s leading car sharing service, with 24/7 member access to a fleet of 2,600 vehicles. Of these, 325 are electric, making it the largest electric vehicle fleet in the UK. Goodyear is supplying both car and van tyres to the fleet, helping Zipcar UK’s 250,000 members to move around London efficiently.

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Fastned wins second tender in the North East of England

Fastned wins second tender in the North East of England

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Fastned, a charging company which is building a European network of fast charging stations, won a second tender in the UK led by the North East Joined Transport Committee. Fastned will build and operate five fast charging stations (hubs) for electric vehicles across the region. Each station will initially house two 50 kW fast chargers (known as “rapid” chargers in the UK) that will deliver 100 per cent renewable electricity.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Tyre makers in the battery manufacturing space

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

As leading well-known tyre manufacturers transition into automotive suppliers, and mobility providers and as the vehicle parc become increasingly electrified, the value of entering the battery manufacturing space is obvious.

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Goodyear, Envoy Technologies pilot digital EV service solution

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has announced a new pilot programme, which sees the tyremaker partner with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs).

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Mind the gap: Lack of understanding preventing motorists taking the EV plunge

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Conflicting and confusing information on the latest generation of battery electric vehicles has created a ‘knowledge gap’ for potential buyers, holding them back from choosing an EV as their next purchase, a new White Paper from the UK’s leading consumer champion and new car buying platform, What Car? has found.

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Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Amnesty International is challenging automotive and specifically electric vehicle battery manufacturers to raise ethical standards and specifically “make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years.” The challenge was laid down at the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo on 21 March 2019. For its part Amnesty is seeking to highlight how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are reportedly linked to “human rights abuses including child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and environmental risks which could undermine their green potential”.

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