Tag Archives: electric vehicles

Scania’s 2030 vision for urban transportation: NXT concept vehicle

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has just unveiled self-driving battery electric urban concept vehicle called NXT. The concept vehicle has been designed with flexibility in mind – it can shift from transporting commuters to and from work in … Read the full press release

Continental’s powertrain business now Vitesco Technologies; partial IPO planned for the 2H 2019

REGENSBURG, 1-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental has just announced that its powertrain business has become an independent entity and will trade under the name of “Vitesco Technologies” as the introduction of the new name is scheduled to happen during the … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover prepares tomorrow’s engineers for the self-driving future through its Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme

WHITLEY, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover is looking to inspire the next generation of software coders and talents with its Land Rover 4×4 In Schools programme. Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme gives tomorrow’s engineers the chance to learn … Read the full press release

Koenigsegg to accelerate growth in the hyper car market with EUR 150 million funding from NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden)

TROLLHÄTTAN, Sweden, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has just announced it purchased 20 percent minority stake in Koenigsegg’s parent company for EUR 150 million. The high-performance sports cars maker Koenigsegg will use the new capital to accelerate growth in … Read the full press release

New retail station in Jinan city, Shandong, China for BP marks the start of its plan to add 1,000 new sites across China

SHANDONG, China, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP opens its first branded station in Shandong, China. The new store is opened through BP’s new joint venture partnership with Dongming Petrochemical. It is located in the Huaiyin district of Jinan city. BP plans to … Read the full press release

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … Read the full press release

World Premiere: Power bank for electric cars – the mobile quick charging station by Volkswagen Group Components

Flexible charging station can support the stationary development of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and serve temporary needs CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, Thomas Schmall: “Completely new approach for the construction and expansion of the charging network” Head of … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release

BASF and GAC R&D Center unveil co-developed electric concept cars at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

GAC’s new concept cars, made with BASF materials and solutions, debut at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (booth location: 2B05) First concept car co-developed by BASF and a Chinese OEM Solutions to help transform electric concept car from design to … Read the full press release

InMotion Ventures announces its investment in world’s most advanced electric motorcycle, Arc Vector

Arc has pioneered Vector, the most efficient, safest and most fulfilling electric motorcycle experience yet Vector will be revealed in Milan on 6 November Vector comes with ground breaking haptic ride-wear and connected HUD helmet LONDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors announce plans to deploy Israel’s first commercial Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles in Israel. Volkswagen Group will provide the electric vehicles (EVs) as well as its in-depth knowledge about mobility services. Mobileye, an Intel Company, will … Read the full press release

Iberdrola announces €4.8 billion investment in digital transformation between 2018 and 2022

Today (17/10/2018) and tomorrow the company is holding its fourth Digital Summit, at its San Agustín del Guadalix training campus (Madrid) Ignacio Galán, the group’s chairman, stated that “digitalisation is one of our strategic pillars: it is providing new opportunities … Read the full press release

Volkswagen world premieres modular electric drive matrix (MEB): a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles

Brand announces attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices World premiere of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in Dresden: newly developed technology platform will be the key to the “electric car for all” Brand Board Member for E-Mobility Thomas Ulbrich: … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

U.K. home delivery business Milk & More orders 200 electric vehicles from Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter

Milk deliveries are set to become quieter and more environmentally friendly BONN/LONDON, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What do the British milkman and the German mail carrier have in common? Answer: Both are an institution in their respective countries, and both … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes launch R&D programme dedicated to digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

The aim of the programme is to bring low-emission vehicles to market faster Digital simulation reduces engine design turnaround time by reducing the need for physical tests and prototypes, thereby lowering development costs PARIS, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe PSA … Read the full press release

Renault Trucks to launch range of electric vehicles in 2019

Renault Trucks, part of Volvo Group, has announced that it will launch a range of electric vehicles in 2019. This range capitalizes on the experience gleaned from ten years of testing electric trucks in real-life conditions with its customers. These … Read the full press release

LeasePlan Poland to deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw in Poland

WROCLAW, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On October 17, LeasePlan Poland announced it will deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw, Poland, by the end of 2017. The cars will be available for public … Read the full press release

Chinese government grants NEVS’ application for electric vehicle production at its manufacturing plant in Tianjin

Trollhättan, Sweden, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chinese government has today approved NEVS’ application to start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin. – I am very grateful for the approval we now have received for the electric … Read the full press release

Volkswagen AG works on an automated direct-current charging system – so-called automated e-filling station “e-smartConnect” – for the next generation of electric vehicles

Automated direct-current charging with robot assistance Intelligent combination with automated parking (Valet Parking) High-capacity traction batteries enable a range of 500 km Wolfsburg, 15-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen AG is once again underscoring the leading role it plays in electric and automated … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers developed prototype software to show grid operators how many electric vehicles can be connected to their local grid

MUNICH, 3-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles – and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers have developed prototype software to … Read the full press release

Transport group Stagecoach invests more than £600,000 in five state-of-the-art electric vehicles for its bus operations in Inverness, Scotland

Bus operator to invest more than £600,000 infive state-of-the-art electric vehicles Further funding of £477,000 to come from Scottish Government Green Bus Fund Vehicles to go into service in Inverness PERTH, SCOTLAND, 24-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport group Stagecoach is … Read the full press release

Endesa’s new bidirectional charging points for electric vehicles offer charging power of 10kW

V2G technology is able to power electric vehicles with any excess power returning to the grid. The new V2G (vehicle to grid) charging infrastructure will have charging power of 10kW and allow a vehicle to fully charge in an hour … Read the full press release

Enel and Endesa unveiled new fast-charge point FASTO for all electric vehicles on the market

FASTO, or Fast Together, is the new product to sell recharging services equipped with all three connector types currently used in the market. It can therefore charge electric vehicles made by any manufacturer. An electric vehicle can gain an additional … Read the full press release

P&T Group Luxembourg announced 2.1% increase in turnover for the financial 2012

In a difficult climate, the P&T Group ended the 2012 financial year with a 2.1% increase in turnover. Investments reached almost EUR 160 M. P&T Group, a prominent stakeholder in sustainable development, is keenly aware of its social, ethical and … Read the full press release

Seine Aval Véhicules Électriques participants presented review of the project and outlook for the future

19-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Between March 2011 and December 2012, 65 Renault-Nissan electric vehicles were driven in the Seine Aval area and 130 charging stations installed as part of SAVE (Seine Aval Véhicules Électriques), France’s biggest ever trial of all-electric mobility, … Read the full press release

EC announced the first projects as part of new EU Electronics strategy

Brussels, 30-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission is today announcing a collection of five major projects, to boost Europe’s manufacturing competitiveness by bringing research closer to industrial needs. These projects are the first steps in putting into effect the European Electronics strategy … Read the full press release

BMW i & SOLARWATT team up on sustainable charging solutions for future BMW i customers

Solar carport provides home solar charging for electric vehicles. Munich, 26-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — SOLARWATT GmbH and BMW i will be teaming up to supply combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solutions for future BMW i customers. The new SOLARWATT CARPORT SYSTEM will … Read the full press release