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Caritas: Electric cars as a contribution to the integrity of creation

Caritas: Electric cars as a contribution to the integrity of creation

The Vatican has just announced that it will be converting its fleet to electric drive. Caritas in Germany, the welfare organisation of the Catholic Church, is moving faster. Caritas for the Archdiocese of Paderborn is one of the pioneers of the change, soon to have 400 electric cars.

e.GO Life: Series production to restart in early 2021

e.GO Life: Series production to restart in early 2021

e.GO Mobile plans to start production at its main plant in Germany in early 2021 after relaunching under the Next.e.GO Mobile name. The Aachen, Germany-based electric car manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the Greek government to set up a second series production facility.

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral has put its first HPC chargers into operation under an existing filling station roof in Wuppertal. The two 300 kW columns, each with two charging points, are located at Nevigeser Straße 31. Aral will be opening further HPC infrastructure at filling stations in Germany in the coming weeks.

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production locations for its EQ brand electric offensive, including production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant ahead of the model's world premiere on 20 January 2021.

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

RheinEnergie plans to charge for charging stations in January

Cologne-based energy supplier RheinEnergie has announced that it will be charging for its TankE charging points from 11 January. For technical reasons, however, the new tariff model will not apply at all charging points. Moreover, this is not RheinEnergie's first attempt to switch to a pay model.

E-buses: VDL receives orders from Plön, Völklingen and Neuss

E-buses: VDL receives orders from Plön, Völklingen and Neuss

Dutch bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach has received orders for a total of 16 electric buses from three more German cities: Plön in Schleswig-Holstein, Völklingen in Saarland and Neuss in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energy supply Beckum opens charging park on A2

Energieversorgung Beckum has opened a charging park at the A2 exit Beckum in North Rhine-Westphalia, which offers four DC charging points of 150 kW each and ten AC charging points of 22 kW each on a good 2,000 square metres, including two charging points at two parking areas suitable for the disabled.

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.

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.

Ruhrbahn tests on-demand service in Essen

Ruhrbahn tests on-demand service in Essen

The Ruhrbahn has started test operations of its pilot project Bussi, an on-demand shuttle service that will initially be offered in a core area around Essen's city centre. Five electrified London taxis from LEVC will be used.

Cologne to be fixed as production site of Ford's MEB Stromer

Cologne to be fixed as production site of Ford's MEB Stromer

Ford has apparently decided to build its first all-electric small car at the Fiesta plant in Cologne, Germany, and the U.S. automaker is also moving away from planned hybrid cars in favor of electric models, according to a media report citing insiders.

e.GO closes 30-million-euro financing deal

e.GO closes 30-million-euro financing deal

Aachen-based e-car startup e.GO Mobile, which now operates under the name Next.e.GO Mobile after being acquired by a Dutch investment group, has closed a Series B financing round of more than €30 million to start production at its Aachen plant.

MAN: Series production of the articulated electric bus to start in April

MAN: Series production of the articulated electric bus to start in April

MAN has announced that series production of the Lion's City 18 E electric articulated bus is to start in Poland in April, but some vehicles - still assembled in pre-production - will be in service earlier: from April a Lion's City 18 E will go into regular service in Cologne.

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants - two of them in Germany - starting in 2023. The vehicle will then also be based on a new platform, as we know.

500 E-Tretroller sunk in the Rhine

500 E-Tretroller sunk in the Rhine

More than 500 electric scooters have been spotted at the bottom of the Rhine by divers in Cologne, WDR reports, with GPS data showing them to be in the area of the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne's city centre.

eGO Life is in production again

eGO Life is in production again

Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life e-small car in Aachen, Germany, after the manufacturer began selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. 500 cars are expected to be completed by the end of the year - some with a new charger.

HyTrucks: 1,000 H2 trucks for international port logistics

HyTrucks: 1,000 H2 trucks for international port logistics

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.

City of Bonn procures 25 additional E-vehicles

City of Bonn procures 25 additional E-vehicles

The city of Bonn has announced that it will be procuring a further 25 vehicles with electric drives in the coming months. This step was actually only planned for the years 2024 to 2026. The fact that the procurement is already possible now is also due to the emissions scandal.

Mercedes EQS beats Tesla Model S

Mercedes EQS beats Tesla Model S

The city of Düsseldorf has cancelled its lease order for a Tesla Model S as an official car for Lord Mayor Stephan Keller due to a delivery date that has been postponed several times by Tesla. Instead, the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf has now opted for the all-electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz that has just been launched on the market.

Polestar opens further showrooms in Leipzig and Cologne

Polestar opens further showrooms in Leipzig and Cologne

Polestar has opened two permanent showrooms in Germany in recent weeks, with the new locations in Leipzig and Cologne each replacing temporary and much smaller showrooms.

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford plans seven new e-cars in Europe by 2024

Ford has announced plans to introduce three new electric passenger cars and four new electric commercial vehicles in Europe by 2024, with a goal of selling more than 600,000 electric vehicles annually in Europe starting in 2026. There are also details on Ford's MEB model.

UPS orders e-cargo bikes from Onomotion

UPS orders e-cargo bikes from Onomotion

The e-cargo bike manufacturer Onomotion has gained another CEP service provider as a customer with UPS, which is using a total of ten new Onos in Hamburg and Cologne.