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French oil giant Total has been awarded a contract by Metropolitan Region Amsterdam for the installation of 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the provinces of North Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

“It is difference of opinion that makes horse races,” said Mark Twain. But what’s the leading opinion on whether photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are really the ecological and economical solution they are cracked up to be? Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Turkish construction machinery manufacturer Hidromek was won the German Design Award 2020 for its 100% electric wheeled excavator, Hicon 7W... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

According to a new market intelligence report published by California-based market intelligence company BIS Research, the eVTOL aircraft market is estimated to be approximately $524-million (€471.7-million) by 2025 and is projected to reach... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

Following the successful acquisition of insolvent Serbian bus manufacturer Ikarbus by Chinese peer Yinlong Group, the firm will begin production of two e-bus models in the country, according to Ikarbus Director General Aleksandar Vicentic. Read more

EMERGING EUROPE

The German state of Brandenburg has seen a spike in interest among German carmakers following the announcement by electric-car giant Tesla last November that it will build its European gigafactory there, according to the Brandenburg Economy... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

German multinational Thyssenkrupp has been in advanced stage talks with California-based Tesla over providing services to the company's first European e-vehicle manufacturing facility, according to comments made by a board member to German daily... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

History was made in the skies above the Canadian city of Vancouver this week when the world's first fully electric commercial aircraft made its maiden flight.... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

The European Commission has given the green light to €3.2-billion of state aid from seven member state for the research and development of battery technology. The announcement comes as part of Brussels continued push to find strategic areas where... Read more

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

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