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More than 40 percent less emissions through light electric vehicles

Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) have great potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector and thus contribute to climate protection. Half of the kilometres currently driven by car in Germany could theoretically be covered by LEVs. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 percent compared to car trips. That … Continue reading More than 40 percent less emissions through light electric vehicles

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Vattenfall to test wireless charging technology for taxis

The Vattenfall automated charging and payment solution, InCharge, is part of a test that will make payment effortless while the electrical car is being charged wirelessly. The test includes a number of fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge taxis, and will run over a period of three years in Gothenburg, Sweden. Vattenfall, in collaboration with Volvo … Continue reading Vattenfall to test wireless charging technology for taxis

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Iberdrola inaugurates the largest ultra-fast charging hub for electric vehicles in southern Europe

The company, in partnership with Porsche, plans to boost electric mobility by setting up 35 ultra-fast charging stations, which will enable Iberdrola to expand its charging network, the most powerful in Spain. Iberdrola has inaugurated the largest ultra-fast charging hub for electric vehicles that currently exists in southern Europe. Located in a strategic location on … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates the largest ultra-fast charging hub for electric vehicles in southern Europe

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Siemens Gamesa’s groundbreaking pilot project hits key milestone as first green hydrogen is delivered to zero emission vehicles

Siemens Gamesa has developed the first project in the world capable of producing green hydrogen directly from wind energy in ‘island mode’, although it can also operate connected to the grid. This project, located in Brande, Denmark, has reached a new milestone by producing green hydrogen for the first time and distributing it to hydrogen … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s groundbreaking pilot project hits key milestone as first green hydrogen is delivered to zero emission vehicles

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Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

The agreement includes the installation of super-fast (150kW), fast (50kW) and semi-fast (22kW) charging points, which will be geolocated and managed through Iberdrola’s Public Charging App The chargers will be located in the car parks of nearly 200 Burger King® and Popeyes® restaurants, where users will be able to charge their electric car batteries in … Continue reading Iberdrola and RB Iberia to install 400 electric vehicle charging points in restaurants

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Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

Iberdrola is accelerating its investment plan to install more than 150,000 chargers within five years, deploying a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with equipment purchases and contracts with installers Supernova is the first public fast charger developed by Wallbox and, due to its technology and modular design, offers advantages in terms of energy efficiency, installation … Continue reading Iberdrola acquires the first 1,000 Supernova fast chargers from Wallbox

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Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

Vattenfall and Volvo Car Corporation started a first-of-its-kind joint venture, V2, in 2009. The aim was to put plug-in hybrid cars on the market. In December 2020, the joint venture was dissolved and the joint venture can look back on a successful cooperation that in many ways paved the way for electric vehicles. In May … Continue reading Profitable Plug-in car cooperation with Volvo

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Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

It is making advances with its sustainable mobility plan, which entails installing 150,000 electric chargers in homes, companies and on public roads. Iberdrola is stepping up investments in electric mobility by awarding contracts worth 50 million euros to 20 small and medium-sized companies in eleven Autonomous Regions for the installation of charge points and charge … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up its investments in electric mobility

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Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with annual volume of up to 170 gigawatt hours  Green electricity to flow from Luxcara’s German solar farm to VW starting in 2022  VW and RWE in talks about further purchase agreements  RWE Supply & Trading will source electricity from Germany’s largest independent solar park from 2022 onwards and supply … Continue reading Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

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Mer becomes a leading EV charging operator in Sweden

Statkraft enters into partnership with Bee Charging Solutions AB by acquiring 51 per cent of the company, while Öresundkraft, Jämtkraft and Tekniska Verken will keep 49 per cent. Together with Statkraft’s Swedish charging business Grön Kontakt AB, Bee Charging Solutions will now become one of the biggest operators in Sweden, Mer Sweden AB. Bee is … Continue reading Mer becomes a leading EV charging operator in Sweden

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When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

President Joe Biden wants to electrify the federal vehicle fleet. Tesla Inc. just sold half a million plug-in cars and expects to increase that by 50% a year. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are even working on electric Hummers and F-150s. So where’s the power going to come from? EVs are already greener … Continue reading When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola is rolling out a charging infrastructure plan with increased investment and a commitment to faster charging that will involve installing 150,000 charging points in homes, companies and on the roads (in cities and between them) over the next five years Volvo is leading the sustainable transformation of the car industry with the implementation of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Volvo Car España agree to promote electric mobility in Spain

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Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution (VGSD) reinforce their commitment to the electrification of transport with the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly promote the deployment of electric and sustainable mobility in Spain. The alliance has been supported in the meeting held between Iberdrola’s President Ignacio Galán and the Volkswagen Group CEO … Continue reading Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

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Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

Some 80 public charging stations owned by a number of Dutch municipalities have now been equipped with innovative software that controls the charging speed for electric vehicles according to the supply of electricity. In the coming years, still more of the electricity in the electricity grid will come from sun and wind, but the challenge … Continue reading Smart charging stations for a more sustainable grid

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Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

Vattenfall has just connected charging point number 15,000 to its international charging network InCharge. Vattenfall just connected charging point number 15,000 to its growing InCharge network that offers a full range of solutions for charging cars at home, at work and on the go. “It is fantastic to have now passed this milestone together with … Continue reading Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would opt for an electric car. In Europe, only the Czechs are more skeptical, with only 13 percent of them able to imagine an electric drive for their next car. This is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. Interest in … Continue reading Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

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Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

At a press conference ahead of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, along with Johannes-Jörg Rüger, CEO of Bosch Engineering GmbH, and Ralf Göttel, CEO of BENTELER, announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) platform.  Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch Engineering and BENTELER will evaluate the best … Continue reading Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER

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