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ŠKODA AUTO Launches Production Of MEB Battery Systems At Mladá Boleslav Headquarters

› Next strategic milestone reached in transforming the Czech Republic from an automotive location into an electromobility hub › Around 130 million euros invested in the new production line › The Mladá Boleslav plant is the only European production facility…

Hydrovolt Launches Europe’s Largest EV Battery Recycling Plant

Hydrovolt, the EV battery recycling joint venture between Northvolt and Hydro (an aluminum company), on May 15 officially commenced commercial recycling operations at its plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The plant starts commercial operations less than two years after the announcement…

Daimler Buses Wants To Sell Only Electric City Buses From 2030

Daimler Buses wants to offer CO2-neutral vehicles in all segments in Europe and Latin America by 2030 and only sell all-electric vehicles for city buses in Europe. To achieve this, there will be a new series and updates for existing…

Vienna To Stop Buying Combustion Vehicles From 2025

The City of Vienna will no longer procure any new petrol or diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet from 2025 at the latest. Possible exceptions apply to certain special vehicles for which no CO2-free alternatives are available by then. However,…

Germany May End Hybrid Car Subsidies By 2023, Electric By 2025-Sources

Germany’s economy ministry wants to terminate subsidies for plug-in hybrid cars next year while continuing support for buyers of electric cars for a few more years at a decremental annual pace, sources at the ministry run by the ecologist Greens…

Ford Launches The E-Transit In Europe, Electrifying Business Productivity Globally

Ford announced it has officially started shipping production units of its all-electric E-Transit van to customers across Europe, aligning with its goals to electrify its business globally. The Detroit-based Ford, who recently separated its electric and combustion engine businesses into…

100% Green Power: BMW Group To Use Sustainably Produced Aluminium Wheels From 2024

The BMW Group is stepping up its activities in the field of sustainability and will use cast aluminium wheels produced with 100-percent green power for its BMW and MINI brands from 2024 onwards. For the BMW Group, this is another…

Panasonic Industry Takes Action In Driving Europe’s Net-Zero Goals

Panasonic has welcomed experts from across the sector to address key issues around the future of electric vehicle technology and its effects on decarbonization. The Livestream held on 17th March 2022, “Driving Net-Zero: How electronic components are essential for green…

Hertz & Polestar Announce Global Strategic Partnership To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

Hertz (NASDAQ: HTZ) and Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, today announced a new global partnership that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over five years. Availability is expected to begin in Spring 2022 in Europe…

Europe’s Largest EV Battery Gigafactory In Poland

LG Chem’s LG Energy Solution (LGES) has recently released an interesting PR video about its lithium-ion battery cell factory in Poland, which gives us a rare insight into this large gigafactory. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsr58222QYs&t=4s The site, located in Wrocław in western…