Swiss startup converts VW van with Kreisel battery

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Engineers from Swiss Durot Electric have taken on a commission to convert a VW T6 van to all-electric power. The e-mobility specialists turned to Kreisel Electric for the power pack good for 400 km and also fitted the van with an all-electric AWD. Durot Electric is an engineering firm based in Swiss St. Gallen that […]

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Daimler’s first EQC and electric S-class delayed?

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It looks like Daimler might be coming ever later to the electric game as German Handelsblatt cites sources saying the first electric car, the EQC might be delayed with the same being alleged for the electric S-class. Initially the EQC was to launch in early 2019 after its debut planned this September but sources told […]

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Equipmake patents spoke motor, gears for expansion

British electric motor firm Equipmake says it is on the brink of a major expansion based on their advance in electric drive technology. The firm patented so-called spoke machines with a new cooling technology. Based on their patents, Equipmake from Norfolk says they will soon be building “hundreds of thousands” of said spoke machines. In […]

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FEV with new range and emission testing facility

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Engineering service FEV expands their facility in German Alsdorf with a new testing facility. One focus is on emission and also range testing according to international standards for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as development. The ground has been broken in Alsdorf close Aachen, where the StreetScooter was born and that is home to […]

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Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf electric cars in Europe

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Nissan says it has reached another milestone for its bestselling electric car as the Leaf has found buyer no. 100,000 in Madrid. Over a third of all Leaf electric cars sold in Europe are now the latest model that was released only this February. For Nissan, electric cars have proven a success over many years […]

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BYD and Daimler increase spending on Denza

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China’s BYD and Daimler will put more money behind their joint electric vehicle venture Denza in China as they increase their investment. Both will add another 400 million RMB, (about 53M euros) in order to build on production and service. The total of 800 million yuan or over 100 million euros serves BYD and Daimler […]

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VW qualifies experts for I.D. family production

Volkswagen will begin the education of the next generation this month with the Future Electronic Engineer Program (FEEP). As part of the program, 100 young engineers and specialists will be specially trained to produce the the I.D. family vehicles. The future specialists will be taking places in the areas of planning, the pilot hall, the […]

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GM subsidiary Cruise receives billions from Softbank

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The race to be the first major autonomous drive brand is picking up – the technology company Softbank is investing 2.25 billion dollars in GM Cruise, the General Motors subsidiary specializing on autonomous driving. The investment will take place in two payments. The first will see 900 million dollars flow to GM Cruise. The other […]

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Price announced for Hyundai Kona Electric in Norway

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Hyundai has announced the Norwegian prices for the fully electric Kona, which they presented at the end of February. The Koreans have decided to offer the Kona Electric in Norway only outfitted with the strongest motor (150 kW) and the largest available battery packet (64 kWh). The basic price has been set at 325,000 Kronen, […]

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Electric trike Nobe 100 to be a neo-retro classic instantly

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Electric transport concepts have had a drag to the retroside at times, revoking small yet beautiful designs such as the Isetta or motorcycles with side cars. But this Estonian Nobe 100 designed together with Tallinn Technical University takes things a step further. Firstly in terms of beauty. No writer can look at it and not […]

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