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Henrik Fisker interview: the EMotion EV, and a ‘game-changer’ charging method

In Torrance, Calif., a Danish-born designer-cum-CEO is putting his own name behind a car company he’s building. It’s not the first time Henrik Fisker has done this, but perhaps it’ll go a little more smoothly this time around. The timing seems better for what he wants to do, which is launch a high-end, long-range electric vehicle. Lire la suite…

Ford, DHL Unveil StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Truck – Up To 90 kWh Batteries

StreetScooter WORK XL

StreetScooter WORK XL

In June, Deutsche Post DHL announced the first StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery vans, built on the Ford Transit chassis.

Now we learn that the Deutsche Post intends to assemble the EVs in Aachen, Germany.

In total, some 150 pre-production WORK XL models will be build this year, and more than 2,500 by the end of 2018. Lire la suite…

BMW On Track To Beat Aggressive Goal Of 100,000 EV Sales In 2017

Ursula Mathar of BMW

Ursula Mathar of BMW

In 2016, BMW sold around 60,000 electrified vehicles around the world. That’s not nothing, but the German automaker wants to almost double that number in 2017. Speaking at the Movin’On sustainable mobility conference in Montreal this week, BMW’s Ursula Mathar confirmed that the company’s goal of 100,000 plug-in vehicle sales remains on target. The company first set this goal in early January. Lire la suite…

JAGUAR BUILDING FIRST COPIES OF THE I-PACE

The Jaguar I-Pace, an electric crossover set to compete with the Tesla Model X, has entered production in Austria, according to a report from Automotive News. The crossover is being built by Magna Steyr, a vehicle manufacturing division of Canadian supplier Magna International. Although Jaguar engineers created the vehicle, Magna Steyr has had a significant say in the I-Pace project from the beginning. Lire la suite…

AUDI: Progress feels electric !

It was unquestionably a surprise when Audi announced last October that it would exit diesel-hybrid endurance racing to focus on the all-electric Formula E. It wasn’t a trick or a dodge. It was Audi’s vision for the future. As Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler put it last year, “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power. As our production cars are becoming increasingly electric, our motorsport cars, as Audi’s technological spearheads, have to even more so.” Stefan Knirsch, another board member, said that given Audi’s big EV plans, “adapting our motorsport program and taking up a commitment in a fully electric racing series is only a logical move.” Lire la suite…

German Postal Service Turns To Ford For 2,500+ Electric Vans

Deutsche Post’s electrified plans haven’t stopped at just having a massive fleet of StreetScooter EVs, as the German postal service has just announced a deal with Ford to produce even bigger plug-in vans, using the Ford Transit as a base.

Initially, Deutsche Post acquired StreetScooter and immediately ramped up production of its own electric delivery vehicles, mostly because no other OEM was able to do the job to its timeline and satisfaction. Lire la suite…

Chevrolet Bolt EV Nationwide Deliveries Bump Up To August, Orders Open Now

General Motors had originally planned to open nationwide US orders for its all-electric, Chevrolet Bolt EV in July – for first deliveries to arrive in September.

However, customers across the country have now discovered that they can already place orders for the 238 mile EV.

Better yet, they will also arrive early – the new ETA is August deliveries! Lire la suite…

Street Light Electric Car Charging Comes To London

We’ve seen lamp post charging before, but this may be the first time a major European city is being used as a test bed for street traffic sign charging.

Char.gy wants to do just that – bring curbside charging to London in the form of low-power, street light-mounted charging stations.

“Seventy-two percent of drivers in London don’t have off-street parking. If you want an electric car, not being able to charge at home is a major disincentive.” Lire la suite…