Electric Vehicles

News and analysis on the latest trends and products in electric vehicle technology, charging, e-mobility and related technologies and innovations such as battery storage, hydrogen power and fuel cells. EV technology is part of the Fourth Industrial revolution. Find out more about Electric Cars, hybrid cars, charging stations for EVs as well as electric vehicle policy and regulation.

Tesla ventilators

Tesla factory to make respirators “if there is a shortage” says...

Despite arguably down-playing the effect of COVID-19 on employees at the company's Alameda factory this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered to repurpose the factory to manufacture ventilators should there be a shortage.
flexibility

Flexibility vital to the success of the energy transition

The continued proliferation of RE on the grid requires more effective grid management to tap into the flexibility made possible by DERs.
UK EV

Norway’s Statkraft acquires Vattenfall’s UK EV business

Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft has acquired fellow Scandinavian giant Vattenfall's UK electric vehicle (EV) business via another recent UK EV business acquisition, Gronn Kontakt UK Ltd.
Tesla coronavirus

Tesla factory ordered to shut down as part of California COVID-19...

Tesla’s California factory in Alameda county which employs roughly 10,000 people, and is responsible for most of the company’s vehicle manufacturing, has been ordered to shut down under the county’s “shelter-in-place” order, given its classification as a “non-essential business”.
UK EV charging

Access to home charging driving UK motorists away from EVs claims...

UK drivers are deterred from switching to electric vehicles (EVs) because they do not have access to chargers at home, a new report has found.
London EV charging

Eddy Grant step aside – Siemens opens real “Electric Avenue”

Siemens has unveiled the UK’s first avenue, which is over half a mile in length, that has been fully converted to cater for electric vehicle (EV) charging, coined ‘Electric Avenue, W9’.
Formula E

Formula E, FIA announce season suspension due to COVID-19

Electric-powered racing series Formula E, sponsored by the likes of ABB, ROHM Semiconductor and other leading brands in the energy market, have announced the suspension of the 2019/2020 series for a two-month period due to Covid-19.
VW EV

VW launches budget-friendly EV that promises “no more accidents”

German automaker Volkswagen has launched its much-awaited ID.3 electric vehicle (EV), which it claims can use software to “anticipate, avoid accidents and...
smart cities

2020 winners for Smart Cities North America Awards named

IDC has named the winners of its third annual Smart Cities North America Awards.
Twitter EV

EVs the most discussed topic on Twitter – report

Electric vehicles have emerged as the most discussed theme on Twitter among the world’s leading automotive influencers, according to GlobalData.

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