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Volkswagen's luxury car unit Audi has announced that it is set to cut around 9,500 jobs - more than one in ten - in Germany by 2025 as part of a structural overhaul that will help fund the switch over to electric vehicles... Read more

Western powers are to hold talks in Brussels later this weeks on ways to curb Chinese dominance of rare earth minerals and other key resources. EU officials will also present their vision for 100% green supply chains... Read more

Transport currently accounts for almost a third (30%) of the world’s total energy use and around a quarter of the global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. With climate change high on the news agenda and more consumers than ever making... Read more

US based electric supercar company Tesla is to construct its base of operations in Europe just outside the German capital, Berlin, according to company founder Elon Musk who made the long-awaited announcement on Tuesday... Read more

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the electric air mobility pioneer, Eviation Aircraft, used its 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to develop the first prototype of its zero-emission, all-electric regional commuter aircraft – Alice – in two... Read more

The German government and the country's automotive association, VDA, have agreed to double the Umweltprämie ('Environmental Bonus') - cash incentives for electric vehicles - as the country attempts to speed up the move away from the combustion... Read more

Volvo Buses has received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. The buses will operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg. With their... Read more

Scientists have designed a lithium-ion battery that is able to charge at an elevated temperature in order to increase reaction rate but keep the cell cool during discharge. The team behind the project are claiming that this demonstrates the... Read more

Taiwanese battery tech company Xing Mobility has signed a dealer distribution agreement with Norway’s EST-Floattech to cooperate on providing electric vehicle (EV) battery and advanced powertrain solutions to construction and industrial equipment... Read more

ABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67% in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., also known as simply, Chargedot, a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months and... Read more

New research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) has revealed forecasted trends across several industries will contribute to very significant increases in global copper demand. The research, conducted by Metra Martech... Read more

German global auto tech and components company ZF has won an Innovation award from the Busworld exhibition in Brussels for its CeTrax electric central drive. The electric drive allows buses used for public transportation to operate with zero... Read more

A strategic agreement for the design development of a new range of products has been signed at the Evergrande headquarters in Shenzen, China, by Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori and Hui Kayan, Chairman of Evergrande Group. This agreement is in... Read more

With rare earth magnets becoming increasingly sought after for use in electric vehicle motors and other fast-developing sectors of industry, R&D activity focused on finding ways to recycle them from household waste is gaining momentum... Read more

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is set to merge its combustion engine operations into with those of its Chinese parent company Geely. The merger will form a stand-alone business and establish a new global player which is looking to develop the next... Read more

Kari Terho, General Manager of Elisa Smart Factory explains how his team has boosted the battery cell production yield by 16% with Predictive Quality Analytics at eLab, the electromobility research centre in the University of Aachen in Germany... Read more

NanoSUN and EcoG have been named the winners of the fourth edition of the New Energy Challenge. The two were chosen by an expert jury from a field of more than 200 start-ups and scale-ups from across Europe and Israel who are developing advanced... Read more

With environmental damage being a constant topic in the news and the improving technology and infrastructure for electric cars, 2019 is becoming the year in which UK motorists are making the switch to electric cars. In addition to the... Read more

Evergrande New Energy Automobile Group, the electric vehicle subsidiary of Chinese real estate developer Evergrande Group, has signed working partnerships with five global automotive engineering companies to help push the product development of... Read more

The Volkswagen Group has said that is on the brink of its "biggest transformation to date", as it announces its timetable for the switch to making electric cars exclusively... Read more

  • Elon Musk at the Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2019 in Berlin

  • Eviation Alice

  • Angela Merkel at VW

  • Volvo receives Europe’s largest order for electric buses

  • LIthium battery

  • Evergrande & Pininfarina to collaborate on electric vehicles

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