California-based eMobility startup Canoo delivers a preview of an all-electric, multi-purpose delivery vehicle based on the company's familiar platform.
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Gebauer Elektrotechnik has inaugurated its first public charging park near its headquarters in Bretzfeld-Schwabbach on the A6 motorway. The site includes ten AC charging points and uses the "smopi - Die Ladeschranklösung" (smopi - the charging cabinet solution) system from the company's in-house startup of the same name.
Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool has launched sales of its 2019 battery-electric coach for the North American market, with the first example of the Van Hool CX45E now shipped to the US ahead of ten more CX45Es in the first half of 2021.
Chinese manufacturer Xpeng has started delivering its electric cars to customers in Norway. 100 units of the Xpeng G3 E-SUV are currently being handed over to their new owners in 28 Norwegian cities. Prices of the electric car start at 358,000 kroner in Norway, the equivalent of around 33,700 euros.
The Federal Association of Fleet Management strongly advises against ignoring the topic of electromobility. Thanks to its close ties to its members, it is close to the reservations, but also to the showcase examples of the industry. With us, Managing Director Axel Schäfer sets out the recommendations and positions of the trade association.
Niu has demonstrated that you can also fly with its electric scooters - at least stuntman JT Holmes did in a pretty spectacular video, riding a Niu scooter out of the back of a plane and landing safely back on the ground thanks to a parachute.
The Australian company Alauda has now presented the eVTOL, the Airspeeder Mk3, which will compete in the first season of the planned racing series with electrically powered flying cars. The e-flying cars, which are to compete in races at speeds of more than 120 km/h, will initially be controlled remotely by pilots on site.
The Zurich city police have been using the first three purely electric cars in the traffic police patrol service for a few days now. The trio of electric cars are Audi e-tron models - specifically, two cars in police livery and one civilian vehicle.
The Volkswagen brand has presented its new strategy " ACCELERATE" and wants to accelerate its electric plans in this context. VW also mentions concrete model plans - only with the E-small car the Wolfsburgers do not go into detail yet.
Nico Rosberg's team won the first race in the history of the Extreme E electric off-road racing series with the driver pairing of Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor, but the event was marred by two serious accidents.
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.
The two ePrix on the second weekend of Formula E racing have produced two new winners this season. Saturday's race was won by former champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis have won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Saturday's race with the Mercedes victory in particular caused discussion: only nine of the 24 cars were classified in the end as many drivers ran out of energy.
Nico Rosberg's team also won the second race of the electric off-road racing series Extreme E. After the team managed to win the opening race in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, at the beginning of April, Rosberg X Racing also retained the upper hand at the Ocean X-Prix.
While Smart only offers electric cars, other manufacturers such as Volvo, Jaguar and even Mini have at least announced a switch to e-cars, and now Fiat is also set to become an all-electric car brand by 2030.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a prototype Land Rover Defender powered by fuel cells, which is due to begin testing in the UK later this year. The H2 off-road vehicle is being created as part of Jaguar Land Rover's research and development into future technologies.
General Motors plans to increase its investment in electric and automated-driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned $27 billion to $35 billion, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has unveiled the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.
BMW driver Maximilian Günther and Jaguar driver Sam Bird won rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season, while Porsche and Audi also scored points and the Mercedes EQ factory team came away empty-handed in New York.
After Rounds 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship, with two second places enough for the Dutchman, with Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra winning the races.
In its first season as an official FIA World Championship, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries won the title. The Stuttgart manufacturer also became world champion in the team classification at the finale in Berlin, but the future of the Mercedes works team is probably uncertain.
Porsche presented its vision of purely electric customer motorsport at the IAA Mobility with the Mission R study. The concept car is intended to be more than just a design study - a rolling chassis is already being tested.
Long-distance buses with battery-electric drives are still exotic. Belgian commercial vehicle manufacturer Van Hool has now even unveiled a double-decker coach with an all-electric drive. The TDX25E is supposed to travel up to 500 kilometres, but is intended for the North American market.
Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 as part of a documentary series on YouTube. The electric four-door performance GT, based on the Polestar Precept concept car, is set to launch in 2024.
BMW will air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl next Sunday for the electric iX, which launches next month in the U.S. In the celebrity-studded spot, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Greek god Zeus and Salma Hayek Pinault plays his consort, the goddess Hera. Here's the commercial.
Porsche won its first race since joining the factory two years ago at the third Formula E round of the season in Mexico City - it was the first victory for a Porsche Formula race car in more than 30 years. Pascal Wehrlein won for teammate André Lotterer and two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.