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With environmental concerns at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the automotive industry is under a lot of pressure. The manufacture and maintenance of cars has a lot to answer for in terms of fossil fuel emissions. In recent years however... Read more

Polish electric bus and coach manufacturer Solaris has become Europe's largest electric bus company following three large orders from cities around Europe... Read more

The electrification of transport industries is not a new development. In fact, automotive manufacturers have spent the last decade investing in the development of electric powertrains. Aerospace companies, however, have not been so quick to follow... Read more

The UEone from UK charging start-up Urban Electric Networks is the world's first pop-up charge point and aims to solve the problem of charging for the 50% of urban electric vehicle drivers that park on-street at night... Read more

South Korean auto giant Hyundai has launched the New Sonata Hybrid, complete with a solar panel roof charging system. The company said the technology would be introduced to other vehicles over the next few years... Read more

The islands of Heligoland and Düne, some 65 km off the northern coast of Germany, are famous for their undisturbed natural beauty, stunning red cliffs, bathing beaches, many sea birds and a unique maritime history... Read more

Lithium miners have been preparing for a rise in demand when electric vehicles move into the mainstream. However, the price of the silver-white soft metal, which is essential for rechargeable batteries, has begun to slide following a burst of new... Read more

The US energy tech company Wildcat Discovery Technologies and Slovakian energy group InoBat have announced plans to construct a 100 MWh production line for electric car batteries in the eastern European country. Construction is scheduled to begin in Read more

German automotive giant Audi has announced that it will invest €126-million in its plant in Győr in western Hungary in order to increase production capacity... Read more

Less than one month after receiving orders with public transport operators in Milan and Berlin, Polish passenger vehicle manufacturer Solaris Bus and Coach has announced that MZA, Warsaw's public transport operator has placed an order for 130... Read more

European Metals Holdings (EMH) has said that operations at its lithium project in Cinovec, Czech Republic, could begin by mid-2022 and that preliminary discussions are already underway... Read more

The rise of the electric vehicle, or EV, is inevitable. Over the past decade, many car manufacturers, including BMW, Audi and of course Tesla, have blown the lid off this new technology. As EV battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to... Read more

Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo Group’s electric trucks. Working together with Samsung SDI, Volvo Group aims to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term... Read more

In a widely anticipated move, car makers Ford and Volkswagen have announced the extension of their seven-month old partnership to cover autonomous and electric vehicles... Read more

BMZ Holding GmbH takes another major step forward on its growth and innovation path. The European leading manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems will join forces with KION GROUP AG, leading global provider of intralogistics solutions to form... Read more

The Polish bus manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach is to provide 250 electric buses to ATM Milano, the city of Milan's transport company. The first 40 buses are set to be delivered by June 2020, according to a statement by the company... Read more

Vattenfall and Echandia Marine have developed an emission and noise reducing solution for electric ferries which will also provide superfast charging and lower operational and maintenance costs. Installed on the E/S Movitz, a 98 passenger... Read more

There is huge opportunity for Europe to capture a significant share of the lithium battery value chain, and potentially position the European electric vehicle sector as a global leader. Awareness of this possibility is starting to grow and the... Read more

Kalmar, the Finnish cargo-handling machinery manufacturer, has introduced a medium electric lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-powered forklift. The new forklift sees the company continuing its move towards offering a fully electric version of every... Read more

Volvo Buses has unveiled the latest in its range of all-electric articulated buses. The new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated offers less noise, higher capacity and emission free operations. The 7900 joins the company's expanding, comprehensive... Read more

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