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Duisburg plans to convert bus line 934 to e-buses by the end of 2021

Duisburg plans to convert bus line 934 to e-buses by the end of 2021

The Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG) plans to convert bus line 934 completely to electric buses by the end of 2021. Seven articulated electric buses have now been ordered for this purpose. The contract for this was awarded to EvoBus.

H2 buses: Van Hool takes further BZ modules from Ballard

H2 buses: Van Hool takes further BZ modules from Ballard

Ballard Power Systems has received a follow-up order from Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool to supply additional fuel cell modules for ten H2 buses to be deployed in Emmen, the Netherlands, from 2022 as part of the JIVE 2 funding program.

Düsseldorf: Rheinbahn puts new e-buses into operation

Düsseldorf: Rheinbahn puts new e-buses into operation

In Düsseldorf, Rheinbahn is starting to use the first of the ten electric buses ordered last year from the Spanish manufacturer Irizar via its German contract partner Ferrostaal.

Oxford and Coventry to have e-bus-only fleets by 2025?

Oxford and Coventry to have e-bus-only fleets by 2025?

Coventry and Oxford could become the first UK cities to have all-electric bus fleets. The UK government now says it received 19 applications from across England for matching funding, from which the two cities were selected as finalists.

Hanover: Regiobus receives subsidy for electric bus purchase

Hanover: Regiobus receives subsidy for electric bus purchase

Regiobus Hannover is aiming to purchase 15 electric buses and has now been promised funding of up to 9 million euros by the Federal Environment Ministry. In addition to the purchase of the vehicles, the sum also covers the procurement of charging infrastructure.

SMO project: Driverless e-shuttles commute in Upper Franconia

SMO project: Driverless e-shuttles commute in Upper Franconia

A BMVI-funded research project called Shuttle Model Region Upper Franconia (SMO) aims to test the operation of six driverless e-shuttles on public roads. The sextet has recently been on the road in this context in the Upper Franconian communities of Kronach, Hof and Rehau.

Entsorgung Herne procures 15 BZ commercial vehicles

Entsorgung Herne procures 15 BZ commercial vehicles

The municipal waste disposal company Entsorgung Herne is investing 14.7 million euros in the purchase of 13 waste collection vehicles and two sweepers with FC drive. The money will also be used to convert the workshop and depot garages on the company's own premises.

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) is funding three research projects with a total of 24.4 million euros, which will develop both battery-electric commercial vehicles and fuel cell drives.

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

The draft bill for the fast charging law has been keeping the charging industry on its toes for weeks. In the meantime, the publicly voiced criticism of charging point operators is getting louder. They fear not only consequences for their existing charging stations, but also further expansion outside the "federal charging parks". But not all companies share the criticism.

South Korea plans 3,000 new fast chargers in 2021

South Korea plans 3,000 new fast chargers in 2021

South Korea plans to install 3,000 new fast-charging stations for e-cars by the end of this year. So far, there are 9,805 fast-charging stations in the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Finance. High-power chargers will also be promoted this year.

EnBW expands Sindelfinger Wald service area into HPC charging park

EnBW expands Sindelfinger Wald service area into HPC charging park

EnBW has opened a fast-charging park at the Sindelfinger Wald Süd service area on the A8 near Stuttgart, the first to be opened as part of the "Fast Lane-BW" funding project. The energy supplier has added four more charging points to the existing two, bringing the total number of charging points available to twelve.

eCharge: Project for inductive charging while driving

eCharge: Project for inductive charging while driving

In the "eCharge" project, scientists from TU Braunschweig, together with experts from Volkswagen, Eurovia Teerbau and Omexom GA Süd, want to develop a system for inductively charging e-vehicles while driving. At the heart of the solution are induction modules integrated into the asphalt pavement.

INPUT: BaWü promotes smart chargers in car parks

INPUT: BaWü promotes smart chargers in car parks

This year, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment is funding additional chargers in multi-storey and underground car parks with state grants of more than 3.5 million euros. The grants are going to a total of eleven projects as part of the INPUT funding programme.

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

The Federal Ministry of Transport has increased the funding volume for private wallboxes from 200 million euros to 300 million euros, but even with the additional budget, more than two thirds of the volume has already been used up.

France: 100 million euros for charging parks at service stations

France: 100 million euros for charging parks at service stations

The French government has launched a 100-million-euro funding program to build more charging stations on the national road network, initially focusing on equipping service stations on the main transport routes.

Robot solution for fast charging of heavy e-vehicles

Robot solution for fast charging of heavy e-vehicles

Robotics specialist Rocsys is partnering with Grivix and VDL Enabling Transport Solutions to develop a robotic charging solution for high-performance charging of heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles, and the consortium plans to begin validation testing later this year.

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

The third-generation Tesla Wall Connector is now available in Germany. The new wallbox has a number of new features: the connectivity now installed also makes the Tesla Wallbox eligible for subsidies in Germany.

Researchers develop hybrid circuit boards for power electronics

Researchers develop hybrid circuit boards for power electronics

In the BMWi-funded CLAPE project, experts from the Fraunhofer ILT, ILFA GmbH and the French SME Ouest Coating have succeeded in developing a novel industrial manufacturing process that now makes it possible to use low-cost FR4 circuit board substrates in power electronics, for example in electric motors.

Hyundai deploys some H2 trucks in the U.S.

Hyundai deploys some H2 trucks in the U.S.

Hyundai is also bringing its XCIENT fuel cell truck to the U.S., specifically California, with two government-funded projects that will initially see two units of the XCIENT deployed starting in August of this year and an additional 30 units starting in the second quarter of 2023 - with technical modifications.

Australia promotes construction of 403 fast chargers

Australia promotes construction of 403 fast chargers

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, has awarded funding totalling $24.55 million to five providers to build a combined 403 new fast charging stations.

51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July

51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July

The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) registered exactly 51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July, an increase of 150 percent compared to the same month last year.

Premiere run for Alstom battery train in Saxony

Premiere run for Alstom battery train in Saxony

A battery-powered multiple unit train from Alstom has completed its premiere journey in Saxony. The prototype train started in Chemnitz and travelled via Flöha and Zschopau back to Chemnitz. Trains of this type are scheduled to enter passenger service from December 2021.

VW: Six PHEV models also eligible in 2022

VW: Six PHEV models also eligible in 2022

Volkswagen has said that the brand's six PHEV models currently available to order already meet BAFA's future requirements and will continue to be eligible. As is well known, the mandatory e-range for plug-in hybrids will increase from 40 to 60 kilometers in order to qualify for the environmental bonus.

British government promotes 335 E-buses

British government promotes 335 E-buses

The UK government is funding five local transport authorities with a total of almost £71 million under the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area programme to support the introduction of up to 335 zero emission buses.

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to US media.

Federal government supports leasing program for 800 Hyundai Nexo

Federal government supports leasing program for 800 Hyundai Nexo

The Allane Mobility Group (formerly Sixt Leasing SE) has received a funding commitment of up to 11.4 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport for the marketing of up to 800 new Hyundai Nexo vehicles to leasing customers as part of a cooperation with Hyundai.

British government promotes 943 E-buses

British government promotes 943 E-buses

The UK government is funding twelve local transport authorities with a total of £198.3 million in a further round of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) programme, which will support the purchase of 943 battery and hydrogen buses and associated charging or refuelling infrastructure.

Hyundai launches customer campaign ahead of environmental bonus change

Hyundai launches customer campaign ahead of environmental bonus change

Against the background of the planned changes to the environmental bonus from next year, Hyundai Germany guarantees private customers who conclude a binding purchase contract that the vehicles will be delivered before the end of this year - but different order deadlines apply depending on the model.

DB and Siemens Mobility present hydrogen train Mireo Plus H

DB and Siemens Mobility present hydrogen train Mireo Plus H

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have presented for the first time elements of the overall hydrogen system being developed as part of the H2goesRail joint project: the Mireo Plus H, the latest generation of hydrogen train, and a newly designed mobile hydrogen storage trailer.

Toyota reaches 200,000 e-vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota reaches 200,000 e-vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota is the third automaker, after Tesla and General Motors, to reach the 200,000 plug-in vehicle sales mark in the U.S., which determines eligibility for the U.S.-wide tax credit.

Peugeot and DS guarantee environmental bonus with leasing offer

Peugeot and DS guarantee environmental bonus with leasing offer

Peugeot Germany has issued a delivery guarantee this year for a limited edition e-208 - provided the vehicle is ordered through Peugeot's Financing Store. Similarly, DS Automobiles is making a special allocation of DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 300 plug-in hybrids available to private customers.