Category Archives: Electric Vehicle

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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Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group with the brands Toyota and Lexus, will in a new collaboration offer full service charging solutions to customers in the Netherlands. This is possible at any Toyota and Lexus dealer when buying an electrical vehicle Pieter van Ommeren, director of Vattenfall InCharge Netherlands: “Louwman Group is an important partner in … Continue reading Vattenfall InCharge and Louwman Group in new cooperation to charge electrical vehicles and reach “zero emission”

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Vattenfall and Hyundai boost electric driving together

In a new partnership, Vattenfall and Hyundai make it possible for Dutch customers to purchase a future-proof charging point and charge card from Vattenfall. This is done at the Hyundai dealer, when buying or leasing a KONA Electric or IONIQ Electric. Hyundai offers future-proof 22 kW (3-phase) charging points through Vattenfall, so that drivers can … Continue reading Vattenfall and Hyundai boost electric driving together

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Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

Following on from the first electrically powered small aircraft, the next big step for electric flight will be in the commuter class, with 19-seater aircraft. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has teamed up with Bauhaus Luftfahrt to work on the CoCoRe (Cooperation for Commuter Research) project, which examines the … Continue reading Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

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Discussions on Sustainable Aviation Take Place in Abu Dhabi

Between 2013 and 2018 the number of air travellers increased by 38 per cent, and the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) expects annual passenger numbers to double to 8.2 billion by 2037. While this growth could support up to 100 million jobs over the next 20 years, it will also increase aviation carbon emissions. Finding … Continue reading Discussions on Sustainable Aviation Take Place in Abu Dhabi

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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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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Wind power in Teruel: 5 other wind farms of Enel

The wind energy plants of Allueva, Sierra Pelarda, Muniesa, Farlán and San Pedro de Alacón have a total capacity of 167 MW and can generate 557 GWh per year.The development of wind turbines farms responds to Endesa’s strategy of reaching 10.2 GW of renewable installed capacity in 2022 thanks to an investment of 3.8 billion … Continue reading Wind power in Teruel: 5 other wind farms of Enel

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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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Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

Electric vehicles (EVs) hold the key to unleash synergies between clean transport and low-carbon electricity. Just as future transport must be increasingly electrified, future power systems must make maximum use of variable renewable energy sources. Smart charging for EVs minimises their load impact and unlocks the flexibility to use more solar and wind power. This … Continue reading Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

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How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

When the economy was growing robustly, Beijing saw stronger environmental policies as core to its economic transformation. Today, with growth at its slowest pace since the early 1990s, that has changed. The FT reports. © Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Baoding, China | The smoggy city of Baoding is known for two things: donkey burgers, and solar panels. … Continue reading How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

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More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

On 14 and 15 November the 13th Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET-Plan) conference took place in Helsinki. The SET-Plan provides an important framework to promote the EU’s goals in energy Research and Innovation (R&I). To deliver on its ambitious climate and energy targets, Europe needs strong and fit-for-purpose innovation programmes. These will develop and improve … Continue reading More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

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Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

Electric vehicles can be a game-changer for renewable power like wind energy and solar power and offer ideal opportunities for the broader introduction of renewables to the transport sector. Electric vehicles (EVs) create new demand for electricity that can be supplied by renewables. In addition to benefits like reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution, electric mobility … Continue reading Closing the loop between Energy and Transport

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Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

Vattenfall and technology company Honda have today signed a Letter of Intent to introduce convenient home charging solutions and flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. This service will initially be rolled out in the UK and Germany in 2020. Vattenfall´s goal is to enable a fossil free life within … Continue reading Vattenfall and Honda to develop a climate smart and cost effective charging solution

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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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EDF Renewables acquires PowerFlex Systems to Accelerate Deployment of EV in the United States

EDF Renewables announced it has acquired Los Altos, California-based PowerFlex Systems (PowerFlex), a pioneer in managed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology. This acquisition will enable a single ecosystem for distributed energy that seamlessly integrates Electric Vehicle smart charging, solar, storage and building load. The investment is part of EDF Renewables’ strategy in the USA in … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires PowerFlex Systems to Accelerate Deployment of EV in the United States

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Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

Ørsted has decided to phase out fossil-fuelled vehicles and make its car fleet 100% electric. As of 2021, the company will no longer buy or lease fossil-fuelled vehicles, and in 2025, Ørsted’s car fleet will be 100% electric. Ørsted is the first Danish company to join the global EV100 initiative. Over the past decade, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

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