Swiss-Swedish conglomerate ABB has for the first time given details of its announced research and development center for electromobility, where 120 employees will develop new next-generation solutions for charging infrastructure.
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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.
Keolis Nederland has now put 246 all-electric buses into service in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the bulk of the 259 e-bus order placed with BYD at the end of 2019, with the remaining 13 battery buses scheduled for delivery in spring 2021.
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.
Solaris Bus & Coach and Arriva Netherlands have signed a contract for the delivery of ten Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. The twelve-metre long hydrogen buses will be delivered to the province of Gelderland later this year to replace diesel buses.
The "Yoke" steering wheel unveiled by Tesla as part of the refresh of its Model S and Model X, which many thought was a marketing stunt with no chance of coming to fruition, is apparently actually ready for registration in Europe.
VDL Bus Venlo becomes an industrial partner of Camperfixx, a motorhome builder from Friesland. VDL will build compact electric campers based on the almost identical vehicles Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Opel Vivaro and Citroën Jumpy, with the first example to be completed in February.
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.
Shell and Alfen have installed a 350 kWh battery-based charging solution at a filling station in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, as part of a pilot project. The system operates with two 175 kW charging points and is simultaneously integrated into a virtual power plant for "peak shaving".
Dutch transport company Hermes has ordered 32 electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach, which will be in operation in Eindhoven from January 2022, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
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.
Hyundai and We Drive Solar, together with other partners, are planning to test electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging on a large scale in Utrecht, the Netherlands, starting this summer. The new Ioniq 5 will also be used.
CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul starting in 2024. Daimler's commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations for battery and fuel cell truck infrastructure ahead of the planned split of the group.
Volvo has opened the order books for the C40 Recharge in the first European countries. The second electric model in the Swedes' current line-up is available to order now in the Netherlands and Norway and from June 3 in Sweden and the UK, with more markets to follow in the coming weeks.
A consortium called HyTrucks, formed by Air Liquide, DATS 24 and the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Duisburg, plans to deploy 1,000 H2 trucks and 25 H2 refueling stations by 2025, contributing to zero-emission trucking between the Netherlands, Belgium and western Germany.
Amsterdam's public transport operator GVB has ordered 44 Citea SLFA-180 Electric articulated electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach, which are scheduled to arrive in the city in early 2022 to join the 31 VDL electric buses already in use there.
In the Netherlands, the province of North Holland has awarded the country's first zero-emission bus concession. Operator Transdev will replace all buses with internal combustion engines with electric ones in the Gooi en Vechtstreek region during 2022 as part of the concession, which runs until the end of 2030.
California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors plans to start delivering its cars in Germany next year, Germany CEO Roberto Russo confirmed to electrive.net. Deliveries are also set to start in other European countries in 2022.
Rivian has been negotiating with the UK government to build a plant near Bristol for several weeks, according to a media report, but the talks are not yet at an advanced stage.
Tesla has handed over the first Model Ys to customers in Europe, with social media posts showing that the first handovers have taken place in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. There are also new rumours about the battery technology of the Model Y built in Grünheide.
Starting in 2022, the Dutch city of Utrecht will become a real-life laboratory for electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging. Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has now announced that it will provide 100 units of its Sion solar e-car for the project in Utrecht.
BYD has appointed Bluekens EV as the first dealer in the Netherlands for its all-electric trucks and vans. The company is a subsidiary of Bluekens Group and will handle sales and after-sales services for BYD e-transport vehicles up to twelve tonnes in the Netherlands.
Tesla is opening ten Supercharger locations in the Netherlands to drivers of e-vehicles from other brands. The move is intended as a test balloon to gain experience with demand. Initially, the ten locations will only be accessible to e-car drivers who are registered in the Netherlands.
After its European debut in Norway, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng also plans to launch in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands next year. It is not yet known when Xpeng also plans to come to Germany.
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.
Rumours of a European plant for US electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian have been circulating for some time, and while a production facility near Bristol in England was previously considered the favourite, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has now confirmed that talks are underway with Rivian about a very specific location in the country.