Mercedes-Benz developing new AVAS sounds to fulfil regulatory requirements

Jul 15, 2019

Since 1 July 2019, a new EU Directive has made it mandatory to install a warning sound generator in electric cars. This is due to a new EU Directive. This stipulates that initially in newly certificated hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles – also trucks and buses – the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) must be installed for the protection of other road users.

Tropos and MOSOLF to sell all-electric Compact Utility Vehicles in Europe

Jul 15, 2019

Tropos Technologies, Inc. and MOSOLF, one of Europe’s largest automotive logistics and service providers, announced an agreement to form Tropos Motors Europe to sell Tropos Motors-branded all-electric compact utility vehicles (eCUVs) and trucks in Europe.

SVOLT announces plans to build Battery Factory in Europe

Jul 15, 2019

SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd, a growing battery maker in China, celebrated the world premiere of cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cell (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cell (NCMA). In view of the two major challenges the electric-vehicle battery (EVB) industry faces, safety and cost, SVOLT has provided two novel product solutions, steering the industry in the new direction.

Canada invests in Cross-Country EV Fast-Charging Network

Jul 15, 2019

Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, for building 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in its coast-to-coast network.

Pininfarina Battista undergoes final wind tunnel and dynamic tests

Jul 15, 2019

As the Battista’s wind tunnel and simulation development programme picks up speed in Italy under the guidance of Development Driver Nick Heidfeld, Automobili Pininfarina has confirmed that the world’s first pure-electric luxury hypercar will make its Monterey Car Week public debut at The Quail on 16 August 2019.

German Federal Minister for Economic and Energy Affairs visits Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa Plant

Jul 15, 2019

Jörg Burzer, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, as well as the new site manager Michael Göbel, Head of Production SUVs and President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), welcomed German Federal Minister for Economic and Energy Affairs Peter Altmaier at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa.

Future Ford EVs to be based on Volkswagens’s MEB platform

Jul 12, 2019

Ford will become the first additional automaker to use Volkswagen’s dedicated electric vehicle architecture and Modular Electric Toolkit – or MEB – to deliver a high-volume zero-emission vehicle in Europe starting in 2023.

Electrify America signs agreement to provide charging plans for Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Jul 12, 2019

Electrify America announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson LiveWire with the per minute equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

Harley-Davidson enters the electric era with the LiveWire motorcycle

Jul 12, 2019

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is an all-new, all-electric motorcycle; an exhilarating and evocative new model designed to offer the rider a high-performance motorcycling experience infused with a new level of technology, and the premium look and feel of a Harley-Davidson product.

Solaris receives additional orders for trolleybuses from Italian cities

Jul 11, 2019

In 2020, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. will deliver more trolleybuses to Italy. The operators SETA Modena and TEP Parma, both providing carrier services in the Emilia-Romagna region in the North of the country, have placed orders for altogether 18 modern Solaris Trollino 12 vehicles.

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