Tag: ev-strategy

Spotted: Is a Volta Trucks x Olympics partnership on the horizon?

The Volta Trucks project is alive and kicking, with a Volta Zero sporting the Olympic Games logos spotted in Paris. Could we be in for a summer collaboration?Hot on the heels of production plans...

Storedot unveil a battery breakthrough: Eliminating cold weather anxieties for EV drivers 

This StoreDot battery tech tackles winter range anxiety, providing a breakthrough for EV owners.Recent tests showcase cells maintaining an impressive 80% capacity even at freezing -10°C.StoreDot positions itself as a leader in EV technology,...

Auto Trader, FairCharge, E.ON and Charge UK join forces to urge VAT reduction on public EV charging

FairCharge urges Chancellor to cut VAT on public EV charging for fairness.38% of non-home EV chargers pay a 20% VAT, hampering adoption.Open letter by industry leaders emphasises equitable policies for government goals.This group of...

Tesla opens up its North American Supercharger network to Ford EV drivers

Tesla opened up its Superchargers across the US and Canada to owners of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning models this week, with owners able to order a fast charging adaptor free of charge...

Retro-inspired vehicles are making a comeback, thanks to EVs

Despite the modern nature of electric vehicles, more and more new EVs are taking designs that follow the design language of significantly older predecessors.On the other hand, other EV OEMs are pushing the design...

The first convertible Maserati EV gets closer, with the GranCabrio Folgore

Hot on the heels of the debut of the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, the Italian firm has now revealed the design of the upcoming GranCabrio.For the first time, Maserati is giving this new shape GranCabrio...

IONITY opens Northern Ireland’s largest ultra-rapid EV charging hub yet

Chargepoint operator, IONITY, known for its high speed hubs, has opened a new ultra-rapid EV charging hub in Belfast, Northern Ireland.Situated in the busy Kennedy Centre shopping centre, 11 chargers have been installed, capable...

Thought the Renault 5 EV was cool? The sportier Alpine A290 is also on the way

Whilst the reveal of the Renault 5 earlier this week has put it in the spotlight, Alpine has released teaser pics of its electric A290 hot hatch, undergoing cold weather stress testing in the...

EV Leaders: John O’Hanlon, CEO, Waylands Group

We caught up with John O'Hanlon, the CEO of Waylands Automotive since 2017. Waylands is a family-owned car dealership with locations in Bristol, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, and Swindon.The group specialises in Volvo, Kia,...

New electric MINI Countryman begins sustainable production at BMW Plant Leipzig

BMW Plant Leipzig adds all-electric MINI Countryman, aligning with MINI's electrification goals.Continuous upgrades boost capacity, introducing night shifts and expanding the workforce.Plant Leipzig's battery self-sufficiency and sustainability commitment underscore its pivotal role in BMW's...

Top Women in EV 2024 launches next week

Top Women in EV 2024 starts March 4th, spotlighting women's contributions to the EV sector.Achievements: 350 women recognised, 170 mentorships, 1.1M LinkedIn impressions in 2023.March 7th event at Tesla Delivery Hub explores inclusivity and...

Espen Digernes saves Swedish electric motorbike company, Cake, from bankruptcy

CEO Espen Digernes revives Cake, acquiring the electric motorcycle company after its 2023 bankruptcy.Ytterborn attributes Cake's decline to societal shifts and recession, unveiling multifaceted challenges.Acquisition details raise queries on staff payments, excluding subsidiaries and...
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Volkswagen and XPENG forge EV partnership for rapid development of new models

XPENG, Volkswagen sign Master Agreement for EV collaboration in platform and software development.Joint Sourcing Programme to cut costs, leveraging scale and VW's supply chain.Accelerated joint development of smart electric cars, starting with an SUV...

Powerdot secures €100 Million investment to expand charging infrastructure in Europe

Powerdot secures €100 million led by Antin Infrastructure Partners and Arié Group.Over 5,000 operational charging points, plans for 10,000, driving transformative growth.Strong 2023 achievements position Powerdot as a key player in European clean mobility...

Polestar secures $950 million financing to expand EV live-up and sustainable practices

Polestar secures $950M from global banks, including BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered.Geely Sweden Holdings pledges continuous support and future financing participation.Strategic expansion, efficiency measures, and shareholder restructuring position for growth, aiming for 2025 targets.Polestar...

Mitie orders 650 customised Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo vans, propelling its electric fleet to over 4,000 vehicles

Mitie orders 650 electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans for sustainability, aligning with 'Plan Zero' goals.ID. Buzz Cargo excels in driving, pricing, electric range, expanding Mitie's fleet to 4,000.Tailored solutions, 3.9m3 payload, collaboration with Volkswagen,...

Ohme joins forces with Travis Perkins: Providing smart charging for the UK’s largest builders’ merchants 

Ohme collaborates with Travis Perkins for smart charging at the UK's largest builders' merchants.Travis Perkins to introduce Ohme chargers, providing industry professionals access to cutting-edge charging technology.Ohme's chargers integrated into Travis Perkins' WholeHouse platform,...

Volta Trucks signs critical agreement with Steyr Automotive to restart production 

Steyr Automotive's crucial agreement signals the restart of Volta Trucks productionThe collaboration is yet to confirm a start date for productionThe deal marks a vote of confidence as the scale-up comes back from administration...

Apple scraps decade-long electric vehicle development process

Apple reportedly cancels decade-long EV project, shifts staff to AI division after internal meeting.Decision follows speculation and significant EV investment, aligning with subdued market demand.Strategic shift to generative AI reflects tech landscape changes amid...

Aston Martin delays the launch of its first electric car until 2026

Aston Martin delays first electric car to 2026, citing slow consumer adoption and financial challenges.Falling short of 2023 delivery targets, production difficulties for DB12 contribute to the decision.To bridge the transition, Aston Martin plans...

Oomph Introduces POWERSTREAM: The innovative mobile rapid EV charger

Oomph's POWERSTREAM transforms EV charging with integrated efficiency and swift recharge capabilities.Plug-and-play deployment addresses industry challenges for flexible, user-friendly operation.Oomph aims for innovation, committing to quality with a UK-based manufacturing route for POWERSTREAM.Oomph’s POWERSTREAM...

Tata’s £4 billion gigafactory positions Somerset at the forefront of the UK’s EV revolution

Tata's £4 billion Agratas battery gigafactory in Bridgwater makes Somerset a key player in EV battery production.Gigafactory to create 4,000 jobs, boost green energy, and spur regional economic growth.Somerset Council plans strategic 5-year investments,...

Octopus Energy and AeroVolt partner up to propel electric plane charging

Octopus Energy and AeroVolt collaborate for seamless electric plane charging.Pilots use Octopus Electroverse card at AeroVolt's airside chargers.The partnership aligns with Octopus Energy's commitment to advancing all forms of emobility.Octopus Energy and AeroVolt work...

Lead the Charge 2024 Leaderboard reveals the automotive industry’s decarbonisation progress and shortcomings

Lead the Charge 2024 Leaderboard Report evaluates 18 global automakers on sustainability and human rights.US automakers, led by Tesla, show significant progress, outpacing European counterparts.Ford secures top spot with a 42% score, highlighting the...
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