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LG Chem, one of the world's largest chemical companies with headquarters in South Korea, has chosen ABB to provide a substation for Europe’s biggest electric car battery factory in Poland. more

The inauguration of what is perhaps Europe’s first ever energy warehouse using electric bus batteries is currently under way. more

Torqeedo is to show its latest products for electric mobility on the water at Salon Nautique International, Paris’s world-renowned boat show. more

The premium automotive brand Audi, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen, has announced it will be investing €14 billion up to 2023 in the areas of emobility, digitalisation and autonomous driving. more

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is set to invest €5bn up to 2021 on its Italian facilities, in order to meet increasing demand for SUVs and electric cars. more

Spanish locomotive manufacturer Talgo has won a €225 million electric train contract from Latvia’s state-run railway company Pasažieru Vilciens (PV). more

Toyota has opened a new line in Poland that produces gears for hybrid drives. This is the group's first such investment outside Asia. more

The German government has announced a €1bn investment to support local battery cell production, with the aim of reducing its auto industry’s reliance on cells from Asia. more

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced its investment in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. more

Germany’s Volkswagen is said to be developing a cheaper electric car which would sell for under €20,000 (or $23,000). If successful, this would thus undercut Tesla’s Model 3, its cheapest electric car, by almost $12,000. more

BASF has chosen Harjavalta, Finland, as its production base to serve the European EV battery materials market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). more

Groupe Renault, one of the European leaders in electric vehicle production, has confirmed the signing of three new agreements with key stakeholders in the European energy markets. more

Ford has entered the German electric transit market after commencing production of an electric delivery van using technology from Deutsche Post startup StreetScooter. more

Global street cleaning vehicle manufacturer Johnston Sweepers is reaping the benefits of switching from metal fabricated components to plastics moulded parts with the assistance of local injection moulder Broanmain Plastics. more

The Battery Alliance between industry giants Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Manz, announced in February, is set to enter serial production of a new generation of lithium-ion batteries in early 2020. more

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. more

According to a report by industry analysts EV-Volumes, there are now more than one million electric cars on the road in Europe. more

There is more news from the European electric vehicle market, as Audi has announced it has launched serial production of electric engines at its Hungarian plant in Gyor. more

British-based engine maker Rolls-Royce has announced its design of a propulsion system for a flying taxi which could, it says, be launched in the next decade. more

As the growth of emobility continues apace, Europe is looking to develop its own green car industry – but to do this it will have to considerably scale-up its production of lithium-ion batteries. more

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