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Corvus Energy, a supplier of energy storage systems for marine applications, has been chosen by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries. Read more

The City of Paris has set ambitious goals to improve air quality and reduce the city’s carbon footprint in conjunction with the upcoming Olympic Games in 2024. Read more

In an industry first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start to launch a fully electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. Read more

Denmark-based E-mobility Service Provider Clever and Germany's E.ON have announced a joint venture for building and operating ultra-fast chargers along the freeways throughout Scandinavia. Read more

Automakers are competing to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles, resulting in a spate of at least 20 new models to be released on the European market in 2019. Read more

Samskip, a leading European multimodal container logistics systems operator, is heading an ambitious initiative to develop autonomous, zero-emissions container ships that can also compete on cost. Read more

The BMZ Group, a global player in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery systems in Europe, is launching a long-term electromobility cooperation with Samsung SDI from Korea. Read more

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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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