JLR receives £500 million government loan guarantee to build EVs

Jul 16, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover has received a £500 million ($621 million) loan guarantee from the UK government, after Theresa May hosted automotive industry heads at 10 Downing Street in her final days as Prime Minister.

Argentina launches Its first all electric bus fleet in Mendoza

Jul 16, 2019

On July 11, 2019, the Government of Mendoza Province held a ceremony to launch 18 electric buses, including 12 BYD K9 model units that will operate the main lines in the city. These vehicles form the first fleet of electric buses in Argentina, which marks a key milestone in the electrification of public transportation in the South American country.

AECOM to deliver 200 Ultrafast Fast EV Chargers for Shell

Jul 16, 2019

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has been appointed by Shell Retail to deliver ultrafast electrical vehicle (EV) 150kW fast chargers across the Netherlands. Allowing more people to charge their cars on the go, a total of 200 fast chargers – under the brand name Shell Recharge – will be available on Shell forecourts.

Chroma and Altair collaborate to develop Digital Twins for EV Propulsion Testing Systems

Jul 16, 2019

Chroma ATE signed a MoU with Altair Engineering, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence. Chroma and Altair will work together to jointly develop tools for electric vehicle (EV) development and testing, as well as digital twins of e-Propulsion Testing Systems.

Vakrangee to deploy EV Charging Infrastructure across India

Jul 16, 2019

Vakrangee has decided to set-up the Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure facility through Nextgen Vakrangee Kendra Outlets. Vakrangee has 3,504 Nextgen Vakrangee Kendra’s spread across 19 states, 366 districts and 2,186 postal codes.

ZF presents new Electric 2-Speed Drive for Passenger Cars

Jul 16, 2019

ZF’ has launched a new 2-speed electric drive for passenger cars that integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics.

Tata Group to set up EV battery manufacturing facility in India

Jul 16, 2019

The parent company of Indian automaker, Tata Motors, is all set to open a battery manufacturing unit to further its EV activities in the country. To be located at the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Western state of Gujarat, the plant will be built with an investment of INR40 billion ($600 million).

Hyundai’s Kona hybrid up for order in Germany

Jul 15, 2019

Hyundai’s lifestyle SUV Kona Hybrid can now be ordered in Germany with a staring price of €26,900 ($30,397) with deliveries beginning in autumn this year. The Hyundai Kona also offers other drive variants such as gasoline, diesel, as well as battery electric variant.

BP Chargemaster to install almost 200 rapid chargers at Mitchells & Butlers’ sites

Jul 15, 2019

After several successful trial locations Mitchells & Butlers has agreed to a nationwide rollout of BP Chargemaster rapid charging points at up to 200 pubs and restaurants, adding many of their ideally located businesses to the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network.

New Nissan LEAF lands on the Australian shores

Jul 15, 2019

The new Nissan LEAF has arrived in Australia and will go on sale at 89 Dealers nationally – the largest electric vehicle network in the country. Priced at $49,990 plus on road costs – making it one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market – the new, zero tailpipe emission Nissan LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. The three key aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility exemplified by the new Nissan LEAF are Nissan Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent Integration.

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