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Bologna orders e-buses from VDL

In Italy, the public transport operator TPER (Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport) has ordered seven Citea SLF-120 Electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach. These are to be deployed in the city of Bologna in 2022. Both parties also want to explore extending the order to up to 20 electric city buses. The order from Bologna is […] More…

Foxconn announces supply agreement for LFP batteries

Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer working for Apple, is cooperating with the companies Giga Solar Materials, Long Time Technology and China Steel Chemical to develop anode materials for lithium iron phosphate batteries. The new batteries are to be used for the first time in electric buses from 2023. The planned cooperation between the aforementioned players […] More…

Vulcan Energy presents first LHM sample and new plant in Germany

The German-Australian lithium producer Vulcan Energy announces that it has produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate using geothermal energy for the first time. The company also plans to move its planned central processing facility to the Höchst Chemical Park near Frankfurt. Vulcan Energy – more precisely, its German subsidiary Vulkan Energie Ressourcen GmbH – wants to extract […] More…

General Motors completes small-series BrightDrop production

General Motors has produced the first examples of its BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery vehicle. For the initial small series production, BrightDrop is cooperating with a partner; later, series production is to start in its own factory. Additionally, BrightDrop is introducing a smaller offshoot, the EV410. The EV600 is the young brand’s first electric delivery van. […] More…

Britain’s self-made fuel crisis

Because an estimated 100,000 truck drivers have gone back to where they came from because of Brexit, petrol is becoming increasingly scarce at British petrol stations. Panic buying has been going on for days. Now apparently soldiers are to help deliver the fuel. Prime minister Boris Johnson took to television to calm down the public, […] More…

S.Korean e-mobility alliance opens 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge in North America

Hyundai Motor Group is opening the 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge for startups and entrepreneurs in EV charging and services ready to scale in North America. The program follows the successful completion of the EV & Battery Challenge launched in 2020 and fosters collaboration between startups on various projects related to charging infrastructure and service […] More…

Tesla to build 300,000th vehicle in China so far this year

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai will apparently produce its 300,000th electric car this year. The upcoming annual general meeting of the Californian electric car manufacturer is also to take place at the production facility under construction in Texas. The date: 7 October. A Reuters report says that Tesla wants to reach a cumulative production figure of […] More…

Saietta announces as sole motor supplier for EAV

Saietta is now the exclusive supplier of in-wheel traction motors to Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV). The Saietta and EAV collaboration aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of e-mobility solutions within urban areas and congested town centres. The collaboration will begin by focusing on EAV’s Lightweight Inner-City Solution (LINCS) vehicle, which incorporates a modular lightweight skateboard […] More…