The Daimler Group has now officially confirmed that its plant in Hambach, France, is to be sold to Ineos. The British group will take over the plant in the next few weeks after final details have been clarified. A solution has been found for the production of the electric Smarts.
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Fiat Chrysler and NewMotion are collaborating to systematically provide FCA's business customers with access to NewMotion's charging ecosystems. The offering will be rolled out in 12 European countries - the first being France, Germany and the UK.
Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power plan to establish a 50:50 joint venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, aiming for more than 30 percent of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe.
In France, charging network operator Freshmile and charging specialist Chargemap have further developed their cooperation. Previously, access to Freshmile charging stations was via roaming using the Chargemap badge. Now, the Chargemap and Freshmile services are directly connected via the open protocol OCPI.
The French electric bus manufacturer Bluebus, a member of the Bolloré Group, has announced two orders from the public transport operator RATP for a total of 109 e-buses for the Ile-de-France region, i.e. the Paris conurbation. A special feature here is that the buses have solid batteries on board.
Renault boss Luca de Meo has unveiled his new "Renaulution" strategy. The Italian wants to give the French carmaker a new business principle in three phases: away from volume and towards value. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025. In the spotlight: the Renault 5 Prototype.
Polish charging infrastructure provider Ekoenergetyka has won another major contract, with Paris-based public transport operator RATP commissioning Ekoenergetyka-Polska to supply electric bus chargers with a total capacity of around 24.5 megawatts.
The hydrogen joint venture HysetCo has taken over the Parisian taxi operator Slota and plans to replace its diesel vehicles with 600 Toyota Mirai. In addition, two new hydrogen filling stations are to be built this year. By 2024 HysetCo wants to operate about 20 H2 stations in Paris.
Renault is apparently indeed planning a production version of its recently unveiled all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, which, according to a media report, will be based on the new CMF-B EV platform for electric compact cars and built at the Douai plant from 2023.
Swedish startup Unimi Solutions has partnered with Stradal to manufacture and market its universal and modular anchoring solution Unimi-1base for charging infrastructure in France.
Dutch charging point operator Allego has opened its first fast charging site in France, but some existing charging parks are currently experiencing problems - following an incident, eleven charging parks in Germany and the Netherlands have been taken offline.
Nissan has confirmed plans for its next generation of vans in Europe. The new series will also be launched with a purely electric drive. The model name or even technical data, however, the Japanese do not yet call.
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.
Public transport operator Keolis has received 55 e-buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The vehicles will be used for two projects in Denmark. Keolis has also received another order from France.
Dacia will open the first pre-orders for its Spring electric model on March 20. Now the Renault brand has given more details on the production model as well as initial pricing, with the private customer model set to start at list prices starting at €16,990 in France.
The Rouen Normandie metropolitan region in northwestern France has ordered ten electric buses from Daimler. The ten eCitaro are to be delivered this summer - but the French are relying on different battery technologies for the vehicles.
Alstom announces the first order of hydrogen trains in France. On behalf of four regions, the state railway company SNCF has ordered the first twelve trains developed by Alstom to run on both overhead contact line and hydrogen. The order is worth almost 190 million euros.
Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe, through which Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.
It had already been foreshadowed: Audi wants to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season, but unlike Toyota or Peugeot, for example, the Ingolstadt-based company will not build a hypercar in accordance with the Le Mans rules.
Citroën has unveiled a cargo variant of its Ami electric light vehicle for urban delivery services and other urban uses. The new model variant, called My Ami Cargo, has had the passenger seat replaced with a modular cargo box that offers 260 litres of storage space.
Current Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa secured his first win of the season at the seventh race of the electric series in Monaco. The Portuguese won ahead of Virgin driver Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans in the Jaguar.
After Opel presented the fuel cell version of its Vivaro van model called Vivaro-e Hydrogen a few days ago, group competitor Peugeot now presents its e-Expert Hydrogen, which adopts the technology and is thus also supposed to offer a range of over 400 km according to WLTP.
Total is buying a 20 percent stake in HysetCo, a joint venture focused on hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. The joint venture owns a fleet of about 700 taxis, the majority of which are still diesel vehicles but will gradually be converted to hydrogen vehicles by 2024.
Renault Group is creating an independent umbrella company called Renault ElectriCity for electric car production at its Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz plants in northern France. Renault ElectriCity is to be measured against a target of 400,000 vehicles per year from 2025.
Zity, the e-car sharing company jointly operated by Renault and Ferrovial in Madrid and Paris, is beginning to integrate the Dacia Spring into its fleets. The first 150 examples of the Dacia Stromer for Zity will be launched in Paris this month, with another 100 to follow in September.
Mobilize, Renault's new mobility brand announced in January, presents its projects for the next few years, including Duo, Bento and Hippo, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for transporting people and goods.
Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has unveiled a comprehensive strategy package for this under the name "Renault Eways Electropop", with not only new sales targets but also more details on the French company's platform and technology strategy.
According to a media report, Audi also plans to sell its electric cars in the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since launching its electric offensive last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place "in a staggered manner in key European markets from 2023".
The city of Paris is threatening electric pedal scooter operators with the revocation of their licenses, saying that if problems with speeding and improperly parked scooters continue, "we will consider the complete abolition of pedal scooters," according to Deputy Mayor David Belliard. Recently, a 32-year-old Italian woman living in Paris was struck by an e-treadroller on a pedestrian walkway on the edge of the Seine [...]
Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power have formed the announced joint venture called Hyvia, giving details of their H2 plans for light commercial vehicles. The Hyvia ecosystem will include green hydrogen production, storage and distribution.
Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.
BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. Vehicles from the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked via the Free Now multimobility platform from the end of July in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
Total is investing €200 million to equip more than 150 of its motorway and expressway service stations in France with fast-charging points, with plans to install 50 kW and 175 kW charging points at 60 of the 150 sites by the end of this year.
Allego is to install more than 2,000 fast charging points for e-cars with power ratings between 75 and 300 kW at more than 200 locations in France by 2023 for French retailer Carrefour. In addition to building the network, Allego will also be responsible for its operation and maintenance over a twelve-year period.
Japanese carmaker Nissan will significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealerships in 16 countries for this purpose, but Nissan sales companies in Germany and the UK are going their own ways.