Tag Archives: electric vehicles

Continental Engineering Services and startup Volterio, world’s first fully automatic charging solution, to work on the development of an intelligent charging robot for electric vehicles

Innovative technology for automatic charging is simple and convenient First near-production charging robot systems planned for 2022 Charging robots initially for use in private garages – later also in public areas (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 26-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental (ETR: … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall’s high-voltage pyrofuse won the “2021 China Automotive & Parts Industry Developing & Innovation Award”

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 24-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), a German integrated technology group active in the automotive and defence industries, has announced that its high-voltage pyrofuse has won the “2021 China Automotive & Parts Industry Developing & … Read the full press release

German navigation software firm HERE acquires software tool for fleet managers developed by Migros and Empa

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 20-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, has announced that a software tool aimed at supporting fleet managers in transforming truck fleet to low-CO2 powertrains jointly developed by the … Read the full press release

Kia to equip its all-electric car EV6 with premium tires from Continental

PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX tires equipped with Continental’s ContiSilent technology chosen as original equipment for the Kia EV6 Wide range of suitable summer, winter and all-season replacement tires also available from tire dealers (PRESS RELEASE) HANOVER, 20-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Petrol and diesel pumps at Shell’s existing fuel station in Fulham, London replaced with ultra-rapid 175kW charge points

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (AMS: RDSA), a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company, has announced it has replaced all of its existing petrol and diesel pumps at its station in Fulham, London with … Read the full press release

Inductive charging for EVs: Holcim and German startup Magment partner over magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces

Strategic partnership with German startup Magment to enable roads that recharge electric vehicles Highway trials planned in the US Other applications include robot recharging in warehouses and factories (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

MinDCet drivers and FTEX powertrain solutions enable EV GaN applications

MinDCet drivers and FTEX powertrain solutions enable EV GaN applications

(PRESS RELEASE) LEUVEN, Belgium, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — MinDCet, a leading semiconductor house specializing in power and high-voltage IC design, announced the development of the first GaN-driven Dynamic Drive along with FTEX, the renowned specialist in precision motor control systems using … Read the full press release

Stagecoach and renewable energy company SSE to trial a new community electric vehicle charging hub

Trial scheme would maximise efficiency of EV charging infrastructure by making it available to fleet users and local community during the day when buses are out of depots (PRESS RELEASE) PERTH, Scotland, UK, 8-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach (LON: SGC), … Read the full press release

Arkema invests in a French start-up specialized in high performance batteries

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 5-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, has announced it took part of Verkor’s recent €100 million round thus becoming a shareholder and technological partner of the startup. The … Read the full press release

Electric mobility: TotalEnergies to equip its motorway and expressway service stations with high-power charge points for electric vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced it will invest €200 million to add high-power charge points for electric vehicles to its more than 150 motorway and expressway … Read the full press release

Continental’s strong position in the segment of tires for all-electric vehicles has been underscored by Porsche Taycan approval

Porsche Taycan available with Continental summer, winter and all-season tires Original equipment approvals for PremiumContact 6, WinterContact TS 860 S and ProContact RX tires Continental Supplies Tires for Six of the Ten Most Successful Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies acquires Bluecharge, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ SINGAPORE, 28-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies announces the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’ from Bolloré Group. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate Singapore’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than … Read the full press release

MAHLE: chargeBIG’s electric charging infrastructure obtains VDE’s certification

Corporate start-up obtains type examination certificate from Germany’s Association for Electrical, Electronic, and Information Technologies (VDE) Customers of the electric charging infrastructure can now be billed in compliance with the German Measurement and Verification Act (MessEG) chargeBIG is also the … Read the full press release

Centrica launches new Fleet Charging Management System that breaks down barriers in accessing public charging networks

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational energy and services company Centrica announces the launch of its new Fleet Charging Management System that answers the question of what happens when drivers need to charge their commercial vehicles while … Read the full press release

Enel X announces partnership with Sterling and Wilson to accelerate deployment of EV charging infrastructure in India

The purpose of the JV is to market and distribute products for electric vehicle private and public charging businesses across India (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, Italy/ MUMBAI, India, 26-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X announces that it has entered into a … Read the full press release

Electrification strategy: Audi and its Chinese partner FAW announce the appointment of Helmut Stettner as CEO of PPE company in China

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 1-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi moves ahead with the establishment of a new cooperative enterprise with FAW, which will produce electric vehicles on the platform PPE (Premium Platform Electric) in Changchun from 2024 onwards, with the announcement … Read the full press release

Siemens Smart Infrastructure to the grid connection at selected gas stations of bp subsidiary in Germany Aral AG

Aral to install more than 100 ultra-fast chargers at 30 gas stations in Germany until end of first quarter 2021; further roll-out planned Siemens to provide intelligent grid connection for growing power demand Cloud connection creates transparency across all locations, … Read the full press release

The all-electric BMW i4 ahead of its world premiere: the brand’s first car with sporty DNA for purely electric driving built entirely from scratch

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 22-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW Group (ETR: BMW), a German multinational company which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles, has released a video for 1st hand explanations from behind the steering wheel by the BMW i4 Project Leader … Read the full press release

E-VIA FLEX-E European project: Enel X and IP activate ultrafast charging facilities in Italy

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 15-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X and IP announce that the first three HPC (High Power Charge) charging facilities of the E-VIA FLEX-E project in Italy are now operational. These ultrafast charging stations enable owners of electric … Read the full press release

Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen: We need significantly more charging points in Germany and Europe if electric vehicles are to establish themselves quickly

Over 1,200 charging points already in operation at German sites Some 750 new charging points to be installed in 2021, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power Thomas Ulbrich: “We need significantly more charging … Read the full press release

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California As MiRA’s New Features Revealed

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Passenger-centric mobility pioneer, Laureti, has announced that the car volumes dedicated for North America will be made in the United States. Laureti chief Marcus Paleti said that the company is seriously considering the … Read the full press release

British Gas and Vauxhall to offer 30k miles of free electricity to Corsa-e customers

British Gas to offer free chargers with expert installation by their engineers to Vauxhall EV customers Vauxhall Corsa-e customers will also get 30k worth of free miles paid as a credit on their electricity account with a British Gas time … Read the full press release

BASF Circular Economy Program: Focus on circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models

(PRESS RELEASE)LUDWIGSHAFEN, 10-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF announces the launch of a new Circular Economy Program. The company aims to double its sales generated with solutions for the circular economy to €17 billion by the year 2030 and plans to … Read the full press release

Stora Enso to build a granulation and packing plant for lignin

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 4-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper, Stora Enso announces its investment of EUR 14 million for the construction of a granulation and packing plant for lignin at … Read the full press release

Continental’s High-Performance Computer, Cooperation Portal and Natural 3D Lightfield Centerstack recognized by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers at the 2020 CLEPA Awards

Body High-Performance Computer (HPC) and Continental Cooperation Portal were awarded as “Winner” in the CLEPA “Cooperation” category The HPC based architecture replaces conventional, distributed control unit architectures in vehicles Continental Cooperation Portal simplifies software integration from various parties and increases … Read the full press release

Cebr’s study for FairFuel UK: forcing people to use electric vehicles would make car ownership unaffordable for the poorest

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, has released its commentary on UK Gov’s green agenda which has started to emerge in a series of … Read the full press release

LAURETI DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST MOBILITY OPERATING SYSTEM

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Laureti, a pioneering mobility technology company, reveals MiRA.OS– a first-of-its kind mobility operating system designed to deliver a dedicated passenger-centric experience. The central rationale of the operating system supports passenger wellness, productivity and connectivity—in … Read the full press release

SEAT to invest EUR 7 million for the development of new automotive battery lab in Martorell

The new Test Center Energy requires an investment of more than 7 million euros Vehicles, cell modules and battery groups can be tested in the facility’s 1,500 m2 area and 1.3 megawatts of testing capacity The future centre will position … Read the full press release

E-mobility: Vattenfall partners with Aral and BP over fueling/charging solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish government-owned multinational power company Vattenfall has announced it will partner with Aral in Germany and with BP in the Netherlands. The partnership will make it easier to get into e-mobility and mixed … Read the full press release