SVEN: Electric 3-seater for shared mobility (gallery)

The German town of Aachen is becoming the country’s hottest e-mobility spot. Share2Drive is the latest startup wanting to make it there. Their small EV called SVEN (Shared Vehicle Electric Native) fits 3 and could hit the road by 2019. StreetScooter and e.Go are getting company it appears. Not unlike them, Share2Drive is a spin-off. […]

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In July Deutsche Post DHL Sold The Most Electric Cars In Germany

StreetScooter was the most popular electric model in Germany last month In July, some 5,617 passenger plug-in electric cars were sold in Germany, which is 33% more than a year ago at a decent 1.77% market share. BEVs: 2,526 – up 39% at ≈0.8% market share PHEVs: 3,091 – up 28% at ≈1% market share In […]

Daimler diesel recall including hybrid vehicles

Following their investigation into forged exhaust emissions at Daimler, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority KBA obliges Daimler to recall 700,000 vehicles. Now these also include hybrid models from Mercedes-Benz – namely the C 300 h and the S 300 h. The recall had been coming for Daimler since weeks and German media such as Der […]

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Porsche Registers Batch Of 32 Taycans In Germany

In July Porsche registered 32 all-electric cars in Germany Porsche is selling plug-in hybrids in Germany in volume of approximately 200 a month (1,398 so far this year with an all-time peak of 413 last month), but all-electric registrations from Porsche are a rare sight. The market introduction of Porsche Taycan is approaching relentlessly as in July […]

In-Depth Look At CATL’s Massive Battery Factory In Germany

Tesla has a real challenger here More details appear on the Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) lithium-ion battery plant in Thuringia, Germany announced by the way of a €4 billion (€4.7 billion) deal with BMW. The new factory will have capacity of 14 GWh annually, which is more than the 11.84 GWh that CATL sold in […]

Germany: Bosch investing €77M in e-mobility R&D centre

Bosch is planning on investing 77 million euros in its existing development centre in German Schwieberdingen. Most of the money will help build new offices for employees working on electric transport solutions. Bosch will spend the first 27 million this year. The Stuttgarter Zeitung quotes the head of the facility, Thomas Pauer, saying the remaining […]

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Tesla’s European Gigafactory Might Be In Germany Or Netherlands

Two countries seem to be in the game to secure the European Tesla battery Gigafactory – Netherlands and Germany – recently hinted at by Elon Musk. Netherlands is already home to Tesla’s European HQ with a final assembly facility in Tilburg. In the case of Germany, there is Tesla Grohmann Automation company, acquired some time ago. Germany […]

German Public Charging Infrastructure Grows, Still No Profits Though

Sales of plug-in electric cars highly increased in the recent year in Germany but that hasn’t improved the profitability of the public charging infrastructure. Since June 2017, some 2,800 new public charging stations were installed, which translated to annual growth of a quarter. However, the 13,500 available public charging points of various kinds (AC or […]

Will Porsche Enter Production Hell For Taycan?

Difficult challenges lie ahead for the production facility staff at Zuffenhausen Porsche is entering the fully electric vehicle scene with a bang. The Porsche Taycan – their first all-electric vehicle – is slated to feature all of the high-performance traits known by this legacy car maker. The vehicle comes listed with a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time […]