Volkswagen has 30k+ reservations for the ID.3 1ST edition; most from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and UK

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Most of the pre-bookers live in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. has three different battery sizes available; a large battery (77 kWh net), a medium-sized battery (58 kWh net) and a small battery (45 kWh net). Electric (Battery

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Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. There are more than 25,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs available in the Netherlands.

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London Taxi relaunches as London EV Company; order for 225 vehicles from The Netherlands

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LEVC also revealed the final version of the new London Taxi—the TX—and its eCity technology comprising an advanced battery electric powertrain with a small gasoline generator. RMC, one of the Netherlands’ largest taxi operators, has been appointed as the importer and operator.

BYD wins European electric bus orders for Netherlands Schiermonnikoog

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The city of Schiermonnikoog in the province of Friesland, Netherlands is acquiring six new, long-range, all-electric BYD buses to launch in early 2013. The electric buses are powered with a 324 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack (540V, 600 Ah); charging the pack takes 3 hours with a three-phase, 480V 100 kW charger. In a European legal tender and open bid supported by four major bus manufacturers, BYD came out on top.

Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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International shipyard group Damen recently delivered the first of a series of three hybrid tugboats (ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid) to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN).

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BYD to begin making electric buses in California, delivers 6 electric buses in the Netherlands

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BYD will begin operating an electric bus manufacturing facility and a Li-ion battery manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California, in the coming months. Electric buses for the Netherlands. Separately, BYD officially delivered 6 electric buses to the island home of city of Schiermonnikoog, and the Netherlands’ first National Park in the province of Friesland, Netherlands.

ABB installing electric-vehicle fast chargers at BP service stations in Netherlands

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Power and automation technology group ABB has started installing multiple fast-charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) at some BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. BP has an intention agreement with Dutch EV charging operator The New Motion to operate BP’s chargers as part of a larger network of DC charging stations throughout the Netherlands. ABB’s Terra stations can recharge an EV battery in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

A Tesla Model S that runs on hydrogen fuel cells? Dutch firm claims it built one

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Tesla has never built anything but battery-electric cars. hydrogen Tesla Motors plug-in cars The Netherlands hydrogen fuel cellNow a Dutch gasoline company believes it's improved upon the Silicon Valley automaker's design with a hydrogen fuel cell—so much so that it wants to sell its solution to the general public. The Holthausen Group, a Dutch gasoline supplier, claims it built a hydrogen fuel cell-powered.

2017 72

SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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Maxus is presenting a range of zero emission EV80 battery electric vans at the 67 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover. Maxus offers a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a battery warranty of five years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 103

Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. The researchers present these results in the journal Nature Reviews Materials as part of a cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries. … in: “Behaviour of Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles.“

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Imec produces prototype solid-state Li-ion battery with 200 Wh/L; solid electrolyte applied as a liquid

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Imec, a global research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state Li-ion battery achieving an energy density of 200 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours). Batteries Solid-state

2018 101

MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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MAN, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is now selling a battery-electric van, the MAN eTGE. A 40 kW charging station fills a battery up to 80% in 45 minutes. Electric (Battery

2018 101

BMW and SCHERM put 40t battery-electric truck into service for material transport in 1-year pilot

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The truck battery takes three to four hours to charge. Terberg introduced the YT202-EV yard tractor in 2014; units are operating at a number of distribution centers and inland container terminals in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

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Alfen delivers 3MW storage system with BMW batteries

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Dutch grid technology and services company Alfen has delivered a 3MW stationary storage system using BMW batteries to Nuon’s Prinses Alexia Windpark in Zeewolde, the Netherlands. The system will be expanded to 12 MW over the coming period, making it the largest storage project in the Netherlands. Our system is compatible with multiple batteries.

2017 60

Dutch fleet operator orders 80 Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer vans

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Utrecht is one of the areas with the highest density of charging points in the Netherlands. With the installed battery capacity of 41 kWh, the vehicle offers a total range of between 156 and 186 kilometers (97 and 116 miles). Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Government of Canada awards $18.2M for aluminum autoparts and better Li-ion battery management

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million to two companies that have developed innovations with the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life. CanArt), and the Netherlands-based multinational Constellium N.V. The funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund, which funds clean-technology projects, will allow the company to develop longer lasting batteries for electric cars.

2017 60

Amprius demonstrates new tool for roll-to-roll manufacturing of high-energy batteries with Si nanowire anodes

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Amprius, a manufacturer of high-energy lithium-ion batteries using silicon nanowire anodes ( earlier post ), has demonstrated a novel tool for high-volume manufacturing. The new tool, a first-of-its-kind system for inline, continuous, and roll-to-roll production of three-dimensional silicon nanowire anodes, will enable Amprius to scale manufacturing and deliver lightweight and long-lasting batteries for unmanned vehicles, wearable technologies, and electric vehicles.

2016 60

DAF delivers first electric truck to Jumbo

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The CF Electric was developed in a joint venture between DAF and VDL ( earlier post ), and will be used by Jumbo to supply its supermarkets in the south of the Netherlands. The battery has a 30-minute quick-charge feature and a full charge takes just 1.5

2018 158

AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on BikeExchange.com

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V eBikes are launching first in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, due to the popularity of lithium-ion battery-powered eBikes in those markets. In Belgium and the Netherlands, the AR?V The battery was validated to rigorous safety standards similar to GM’s EV batteries.

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research TNO, has now joined in this partnership as an evaluation partner. While battery-electric trucks can operate efficiently in urban areas, hydrogen technology is one of the options for zero-emission logistics over longer distances.

2018 110

New battery-electric MINI to be variant of core 3-door model

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The BMW Group announced that the new battery-electric MINI will be a variant of the brand’s core 3-door model. This fully electric car will go into production in 2019, increasing the choice of MINI powertrains to include gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, a plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) and a battery electric vehicle. Electric (Battery

2017 65

Researchers gain fundamental insight into key reaction for Li-air batteries

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air batteries but also show the impact that the nature of the lithium peroxide (size, shape, and crystallinity) has on the oxidation mechanism. air batteries, they suggest. O 2 batteries has exploded over the past few years. Batteries

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Dutch #ichargesmart charging app boosts share of renewable energy in battery; now available for Tesla home charging

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A previously conducted test among 40 Tesla drivers demonstrated that the app increases the share of renewable energy in the battery and reduces costs. The more than 6,000 Teslas in the Netherlands account for nearly half of the total number of fully electric cars in the country. The service is currently available for 1000+ compatible public charging stations and smart home charging for Tesla in the Netherlands.

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Groupe Renault launching large-scale V2G trials with fleet of 15 Zoe EVs

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The pilot schemes will begin in the Netherlands and Portugal. Vehicle-to-grid charging—also called reversible charging—modulates the charging and discharging of electric-vehicle batteries in accordance with users’ needs and the grid’s supply of available electricity.

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Vattenfall contracts with BMW for up to 1,000 new 33 kWh Li-ion batteries this year for storage projects in wind farms

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Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries—each with a capacity of 33 kWh—are equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by the car manufacturer in the BMW i3. Vattenfall will purchase the new batteries from the BMW plant in Dingolfing and use them in all storage projects. This is a so-called storage control unit made of batteries.

2017 64

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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The highest numbers were registered in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK. In Europe, the e-vehicle market is almost equally divided between battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background

2018 112

Better Place consortium launches electric taxi project with battery switch station at Schiphol airport

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A Better Place-led project consortium has launched an electric taxi project—including a battery-switch station—at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The company also announced the appointment of Paul Harms as CEO of Better Place Netherlands. Harms previously served as CEO of Athlon Netherlands and as an Executive Vice President of Athlon Car Leasing International. electric cars with switchable batteries have driven more than three million electric kilometers to date (1.9

2012 97

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policyChina made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. have adopted different timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous.

2017 78

Leclanché to develop battery storage solution for Fastned’s network of fast charging stations

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Leclanché SA ( earlier post ) will develop a battery storage solution for Fastned’s fast charging electric vehicle stations, starting with a pilot at two locations. Fastned has built and is operating 63 fast charging EV stations in the Netherlands. Leclanché will provide scalable battery energy storage systems (BESS) for Fastned, using large-format lithium-ion batteries. The battery acts as a buffer between the electricity grid and the vehicles charging.

2017 60

Daimler hands over FUSO eCanter electric truck to Penske Truck Leasing in the US

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tons already is in costumer operations in Japan and the US and also in major European markets such as Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Electric (Battery) FleetsPenske Truck Leasing has taken delivery of its first FUSO eCanter elctric light-duty truck from Daimler.

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T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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The number of battery-electric buses ordered in Europe more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching 1,031 vehicles, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty

2018 161

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

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The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare. emissions China global warming energy policy climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation air pollutionIt was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. More recently, France and the U.K. have enacted various forms of bans on non-electrified vehicles, on varying schedules. Now that China has said it's considering timetables.

2017 66

Renault selects DHL for Li-ion battery pack replacement logistics services

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Renault has selected DHL as its first logistics provider to manage and distribute replacement Li-ion batteries to the “Expert Z.E.” The Renault sales contract for the electric vehicles is an all-in-one offer including battery replacement after several years of use or in the event of dysfunction—at which point customers visit their dealership to swap the battery. In this particular business model, the client will rent the battery reparable in Renault dealerships.

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Forecast puts global lead acid battery market at $76.44B by 2022

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forecasts that the global lead acid battery market will reach US$76.44 Growing preference for pollution free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period. VRLA (valve-regulated lead-acid) batteries are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% Growing demand for e-bikes along with solar power systems in UK, Germany, and Netherlands will stimulate industry growth.

EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The PolyZion (Fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery based on ionic liquids) received funding of €2.4 The resulting battery device is intended to be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete will alternative battery technologies in the hybrid and EV markets.

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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For this demonstration, the consortium linked Hitachi’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charger to ENGIE’s office building in Zaandam, The Netherlands. The car battery therefore acts as an energy storage source, as well as an emergency power supply. Hitachi Europe Ltd.,

2018 107

EC awards Better Place and partners €4.95M for EV infrastructure project, including battery switch stations

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The project envisions the analysis, testing and deployment of a multi-transport mode network using the current road infrastructure and railways coupled with an electric car charging network of battery switch stations and charge spots powered by renewable energy along with intelligent transport systems. Six European Ministries of Transport—Denmark, The Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg—have endorsed the project during its application phase.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the A-Class E-CELL, a compact five-seat battery-electric car with a range of more than 200 km (124 miles) (NEDC), targeted as a family EV for urban areas. The E-CELL is powered by twin Li-ion battery packs with a combined capacity of 36 kWh.

2010 102

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Behavior China Electric (Battery) Market Background PolicyNearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4

2018 131

Corvus Energy’s marine lithium polymer battery pack used in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat

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Lithium polymer battery packs from Corvus Energy were recently installed in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat, the RotorTug RT Adriaan of KOTUG, an international maritime service provider headquartered in The Netherlands. The conversion features Corvus’ AT6500 48 volt lithium polymer battery packs. Corvus’ lithium polymer batteries last up to 10 times longer and have up to 10 times more power and energy storage than lead acid batteries.

Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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This was largely because February marked a month of uncertainty for many of the bigger European markets, such as Spain, where registrations fell by 10% amongst political turmoil, and the Netherlands, where a change in tax on pure electric vehicles contributed to the 15% drop in overall registrations.

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Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Alongside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, the charging service is now also available in Norway, France, Spain, Great Britain and Italy. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

2019 112

Volkswagen starts pre-booking for ID.3 EV in Europe; ID.3 1ST special edition

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1 ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 With the three series battery options, ranges between 330 and up to 550 kilometers in accordance with WLTP will be possible. Both battery cell production and ID. Electric (Battery

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