Tag: electric vehicles

DfT transport strategy points to green, electric and connected future

DfT transport strategy points to green, electric and connected future

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The government has published its future transport strategy. After highlighting mobility trends towards increased take-up of electric vehicles, increased amounts of vehicle connectivity and increased ecological consciousness, the strategy focuses on four “next steps”: Implementing a flexible regulatory framework, Supporting industry and local leaders, Ensuring government decision-making is robust; and continuing established technology-specific plans. In other words its about electric mobility, data connectivity and better environmental performance.

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Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

When Rinspeed presented its microSNAP, a vehicle system with interchangeable chassis and bodies, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, eagle-eyed visitors may have spotted the display vehicle’s Hankook rubber. It wouldn’t wear anything else: Hankook Tire has been named official tyre partner to the microSNAP project, and the vehicle is kitted out in size 195/40R17 Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres.

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Hella presents strategic orientation toward electromobility

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Hella, the global automotive supplier, considers itself well positioned to continue its profitable growth path in the long term, the foundation for which is the consistent positioning of the company along the central automotive market trends of autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitalisation, as well as individualisation. At this year's Capital Markets Day, Hella gave investors and analysts a more detailed overview of its strategic orientation in the field of electromobility.

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Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Seat has chosen Bridgestone as its preferred tyre partner to equip its new Minimó electric concept car, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Minimó sits on specially designed tyres that apply Bridgestone’s ologic technology. Anticipating the design lines of a tyre oriented towards micro-mobility and CASE (Connected Autonomous Share Electric) vehicles, the tyres were developed for the car brand at Bridgestone’s R&D Centre in Rome.

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32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Lyon on 19-22 May 2019

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

The leading international event devoted to electro-mobility, EVS32 will be held at Lyon Eurexpo from Sunday 19 May to Friday 22 May 2019. Co-organised by AVERE and Live! By GL Events, the theme of this year's Symposium is "a world of e-motion".

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Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is supplying Potenza branded slick tyres as a new chapter in its Volkswagen supply partnership begins at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring. Volkswagen’s electric ID. R will aim to beat the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in summer 2019. Bridgestone is a long-term original equipment tyre supplier for the firm’s production vehicles, and the new deal sees the companies expand their partnership into motorsport. The ID. R is the racing forerunner to the new ID. product family – Volkswagen’s wide range of purely electric vehicles to be launched from 2020.

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UK sets new record for EV registrations

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

UK electric car registrations continue to set records, as latest figures place the total number of new 100 per cent electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered last year at 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date.

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BYD debuts electric trucks and plug-in van

BYD debuts electric trucks and plug-in van

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Build Your Dreams (BYD) has rolled out three zero emission commercial vehicles targeted at fleet customers in Europe. Two BYD pure electric trucks and one BYD pure electric van made their debut appearance in Europe last week at a presentation in the Estadio Nueva Condomina stadium in the city of Murcia, south-east Spain.

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Innovative InclusivEV electric vehicle sharing project launches in Solihull

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The InclusivEV Demonstrator project, a €3.8million pan-European project which aims to widen access to electric vehicles (EVs) through an affordable car sharing scheme, successfully launched its first demonstration site in Solihull, West Midlands.

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Leaseplan: EV growth encouraging, but UK contribution small

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Commenting on Deloitte’s recent research suggesting strong growth in the electric vehicle market, Steve Jones, Strategy and Transformation Director at LeasePlan UK, said: “Although this new report is extremely promising, the UK’s contribution to this global number is likely to be minimal.

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21 million more electric vehicles expected worldwide by 2030

21 million more electric vehicles expected worldwide by 2030

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Deloitte’s latest electric vehicle (EV) research shows the pace of global EV adoption, rising from two million units in 2018, to four million in 2020, 12 million in 2025, before rising to 21 million in 2030. By 2030, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) will significantly outperform the rest of the EV market, accounting for 70 per cent of total EV sales.

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No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) states. The ACEA has published new data on public charge points ahead of a meeting on Europe’s first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, producing a chart to demonstrate its findings.

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Ford, Volkswagen Alliance targets win-win in vans, medium pickup trucks – Frost & Sullivan

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

The recently announced partnership between Ford and Volkswagen in the commercial vans and medium pickup trucks arena served to highlight the strong global demand that both companies foresee in these two segments. The partnership was made public on the sidelines of the just concluded North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2019, in Detroit. It marks the first step in a partnership that seeks to leverage the complementary strengths of both automotive giants in a bid to boost their competitiveness.

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Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Audi has selected Bridgestone as its tyre supplier for the release of its first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. The companies agreed a list of characteristics required to highlight the specifications of the new model. The e-tron boasts fast acceleration, high comfort, very low noise, and high levels of safety without dropping performance. Bridgestone will supply six different tyres sized between 19 and 21 inches, four summer and two winter tyres, as original equipment. The manufacturer has emphasised the original equipment channel recently, achieving "more than 120 OE fitments" in EMEA during 2018, a result it labelled its best ever.

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UK drops out of top 5 in electric vehicle preparation index

17th January 2019 | 0 Comments

New research from LeasePlan has revealed the UK is lagging behind European leaders in its electric vehicle preparation. The annual index has revealed the UK has lost its 2018 position within the top five, dropping down to seventh, as Germany, Sweden and Austria are now more prepared for the electric vehicle revolution.

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