BMW announces market launch of 225xe Active Tourer

BMW announces market launch of 225xe Active Tourer

Recent advances in battery cell technology for BMW plug-in hybrid models are extending the capabilities in terms of locally emissions-free driving pleasure – both in the city and beyond. The new battery generation in the BMW 225xe Active Tourer increases the electrically powered range of the urban all-rounder by more than 25% to between 55 and 57 kilometres.

Prices and specifications of the updated Hyundai Ioniq announced in UK

Prices and specifications of the updated Hyundai Ioniq announced in UK

Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification changes for the New Ioniq range, which will be in showrooms from the 5th September.

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Spanish city of Zaragoza to acquire 4 electric buses

Spanish city of Zaragoza to acquire 4 electric buses

Jorge Azcón, the Mayor of Zaragoza and Natalia Chueca, the Minister of Public Services and Mobility, announced that 17 new hybrid vehicles of the Volvo 7905 model will be incorporated into lines 42, 44, 52 and 53 in the Spanish city. The city also plans to incorporate 4 electric and 18 articulated hybrid buses in September this year.

Chile incorporates 100 new BYD electric buses

Chile incorporates 100 new BYD electric buses

The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, along with the Ministers of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, and the Environment, Carolina Schmidt together with representatives of BYD, Enel and the operator Metbus, received 100 new BYD electric buses from China at the port of San Antonio.

Karma Automotive to showcase its SC1 Vision concept at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Karma Automotive to showcase its SC1 Vision concept at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Southern California-based luxury electric automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Automotive announced that the North American debut of its SC1 Vision Concept car will occur at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Renesas’ new Battery Management IC maximises driving range for hybrids and EVs

Renesas’ new Battery Management IC maximises driving range for hybrids and EVs

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its fourth-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery management IC that offers unmatched lifetime accuracy.

AAM’s Electric Drive System powers the new Jaguar I-Pace

AAM’s Electric Drive System powers the new Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s first all-electric production vehicle, the I-Pace, features American Axle & Manufacturing’s all-wheel-drive front and rear e-Drive units.

Mercedes-Benz Energy and BVEV start development partnership on 2nd life battery storage

Mercedes-Benz Energy and BVEV start development partnership on 2nd life battery storage

Daimler AG with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, have entered into a development partnership, intending to establish 2nd life energy storage systems in China in the future.

Hyundai UK reveals pricing and specifications of the new Kona Hybrid

Hyundai UK reveals pricing and specifications of the new Kona Hybrid

Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification changes for the New Kona Hybrid, which goes on sale from the 30th September.

Chinese city of Xi’an deploys 200 electric taxis

Chinese city of Xi’an deploys 200 electric taxis

Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province, announced the launch of 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation programme, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of 2019. The 6,461 Dual-fuel taxis currently in operation, along with 8,124 methanal and electric vehicles, will be gradually phased out and replaced by methanol and electric vehicles in Xi’an’s pursuit of becoming China’s first emission-free, ecological city.

Continental’s Powertrain Business to focus on the Electric Future

Continental’s Powertrain Business to focus on the Electric Future

Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. This is due to the tightening of political targets, that are leading to an increasingly disruptive market in which future technologies are determined by regulations.

Details of the all electric Peugeot e-208 revealed

Details of the all electric Peugeot e-208 revealed

Prices and specifications for the fully-electric Peugeot e-208 have been released. The all-new e-208 start from £25,050 ($30,561) respectively with customer deliveries starting early 2020.

Volvo produces first cars containing recycled Cobalt mapped by Blockchain

Volvo produces first cars containing recycled Cobalt mapped by Blockchain

Volvo Cars announced that it has produced first vehicles that use recycled Cobalt mapped by blockchain at its plant in Zhejiang, Chinese. The Swedish carmaker said that it had tracked Cobalt from a Chinese recycling plant over a period of two months to June 27.

Australian Mines to supply battery minerals to SK Innovation

Australian Mines to supply battery minerals to SK Innovation

Advanced battery materials developer, Australian Mines Limited and SK Innovation have executed a long-form off-take agreement that replaces and expands upon the agreed terms of the binding term sheet executed by the companies in February 2018.

Indian Government to incentivise battery manufacturing in the country

Indian Government to incentivise battery manufacturing in the country

The Government of India is said to be planning a programme to provide incentives to companies taking up battery manufacturing activities domestically. This step is being seen as an attempt to reduce dependence on battery imports to support the country’s efforts in electrifying its transport systems.

Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions

Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions, leveraging Proterra’s industry-leading electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles.

KIT develops new process to speed up electrode coating for batteries

KIT develops new process to speed up electrode coating for batteries

With a new coating process, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. At the same time, the new process improves the quality of electrodes and reduces production costs.

Hanover based public transport provider ÜSTRA orders 48 eCitaro buses

Hanover based public transport provider ÜSTRA orders 48 eCitaro buses

Public transport provider ÜSTRA from Hanover concluded a framework agreement for 48 units of the fully electric city bus. The first four already ordered eCitaro buses will be delivered this year already. All of the eCitaro models in this large order are equipped with pantographs for intermediary charging. The agreement is for 30 rigid buses and 18 eCitaro G articulated buses.

Technology University in Graz develops new electrolyte for solid state batteries

Technology University in Graz develops new electrolyte for solid state batteries

An international team working with TU Graz presented a new solid electrolyte for batteries. The electrolyte exhibits one of the fastest ever measured lithium migration processes in a lithium-ion conductor.

Toyota improves Preventive Safety performance of ‘Sora’ FCEV bus

Toyota improves Preventive Safety performance of ‘Sora’ FCEV bus

Toyota Motor Corporation announced the launch of its updated ‘Sora’ Fuel Cell Electrified Vehicle bus (FCEV bus) in August and improvements to its preventive safety performance. Specifically, Toyota has improved the Sora’s preventive safety performance through the use of ITS functions (ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems). Additionally, the Sora’s transportation capacity, speed, and punctuality have been expanded.

Renault EVs enroute Australia damaged due to oil spill onboard

Renault EVs enroute Australia damaged due to oil spill onboard

Renault announced that a car shipment that was destined for Australia has been damaged due to an oil spill in the car carrier’s cargo area. A large number of Renault Zoe EVs were a part of this shipment. The vehicles were being transported from Renault’s Flins factory, northwest of Paris.

Oslo Airport orders 8 VDL Citeas SLFA-181 Electric buses

Oslo Airport orders 8 VDL Citeas SLFA-181 Electric buses

With 8 Citeas SLFA-181 Electric, VDL Bus & Coach will be making a major contribution to the further electrification of Oslo Airport in Norway. The shuttle buses will go into service in 2020.

Pure EV registrations in the UK almost triple in July

Pure EV registrations in the UK almost triple in July

The UK new car market declined again in July, with 157,198 vehicles leaving showrooms, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell by 4.1%, the fifth consecutive month of decline, as political and economic uncertainty and confusion over future government policy on different fuel types continued to knock consumer and business confidence.

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 UK prices announced

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 UK prices announced

Arriving in showrooms in January, Vauxhall’s new Grandland X Hybrid4 is now available to order, priced from £35,590 ($43,908) on-the-road and bringing with it significant cost benefits for business drivers.

NIO and Razer launch NIO ES6 Night Explorer Limited Edition

NIO and Razer launch NIO ES6 Night Explorer Limited Edition

NIO, and the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer, officially announced the beginning of a cross-platform partnership. As the first project in this partnership, the NIO ES6 Night Explorer Limited Edition Vehicle will make its debut at 2019 ChinaJoy at the Razer booth.