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Smart Charging
EV Biz

Smart Charging to create an additional €5 billion annual revenue in Europe by 2030

IMPROVED Corporate Finance and P3 publish white paper: Smart Charging: The Upcoming Revolution of Electric Vehicle Economics

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Development
EV Biz

Electric hypercar developer Rimac Technology officially becomes its own entity

Rimac Technology will ramp up its production and manufacture tens of thousands high-performance systems per year by 2024

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Infrastructure
EV Biz

Blink Charging to supply electric vehicle (EV) chargers to General Motors (GM) dealerships in North America

Deployment of Blink’s electric car chargers at participating GM dealerships will help support accelerated adoption of electric vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Proterra announces long-term battery supply agreement for Nikola electric trucks

Multi-year supply agreement represents Proterra expansion into the Class 8 truck market

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen and Bosch look to industrialise manufacturing processes for battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs)

The collaboration aims to achieve cost and technology leadership in equipping cell production factories in Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Dan Bentham - Senior Vice President at Green Investment Group

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the pioneers in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space helping to provide a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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Charging
EV Biz

Monta raises €15 million in Series A funding to make electric vehicle (EV) charging globally accessible

Monta’s EV platform will help electric car drivers by simplifying the experience and provide full control to charge point owners

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Kevin Welstead EV Sector Director SSE Energy Solutions (Distributed Energy)

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK who is helping individuals and companies make the transition to driving electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner future

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Investment
EV Biz

ALD announces the signing of a memorandum of understanding to acquire LeasePlan

The acquisition will create a leading global player in mobility and help the transition to cleaner electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Volta Trucks partners with HERE Technologies to deliver a tailored last-mile electric vehicle navigation system featuring what3words

New technology will help lower costs, improve scalability and consistently update and upgrade the driver experience

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Niall Riddell Co-Founder and CEO at Paua

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK who is helping individuals and companies make the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Range
EV Life

New poll by Zap-Map in the UK shows high satisfaction among electric vehicle (EV) drivers with long journeys the norm

Over half of the respondents said they have driven more than 200 miles (322km) in their electric car in a single trip

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Marine
EV Biz

Aqua superPower and Tritium announce partnership to power electric boats on global waterways

DC fast chargers are critical to the growth prospects of the electric boat industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Maria Bengtsson Partner and Electric Vehicle (EV) Lead at EY

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the pioneers in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Osprey Charging Network in the UK adds over 100 new Tritium fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs)

Tritium’s electric car chargers will be used across 40 new destinations as Osprey expands its UK network

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Ian Osborne

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Commercial
EV Biz

John Deere partners with Kreisel Electric who specialise in battery-powered technology

In the near future much of Deere's turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors and compact construction vehicles could rely solely on batteries as a power source

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Shell to launch its first electric vehicle (EV) only charging hub in the UK

New charging station located in Fulham will feature 10 high powered Tritium 175kW charge points

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Stellantis plans more than €30 billion (£25.5 billion/$33.8 billion) investment through 2025 to execute software and electrification transformation

Stellantis will also partner with Foxconn to design and sell new flexible semiconductors for the automotive Industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Toyota to build electric vehicle (EV) batteries in North Carolina USA

Plant is first to produce electric car batteries for Toyota in North America and expected to create 1,750 new jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

GRIDSERVE announces more than 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs in the UK

The company will also open several new Electric Forecourts including one at Gatwick airport

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen creates new European company Société Européenne for its electric vehicle (EV) batteries

VW will invest €2 billion (£1.7 billion/$2.3 billion) in its Salzgitter gigafactory

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Fleets
EV Biz

bp acquire Amply Power who provide electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management for fleets

bp plans to grow its global network of electric vehicle charging points from around 11,000 to more than 70,000 by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis signs lithium supply agreement with Vulcan Energy for decarbonised supply of key raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) battery packs

This deal is a key element to power Stellantis’ aggressive electrification strategy of its 14 car brands

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) fleet payments provider Allstar Business Solutions partners with Zap-Map

As fleets rapidly transition to electric cars it’s essential to deliver a smooth and simple user experience

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

IONITY will create 5,000 new fast charging points for electric cars across Europe by 2025

IONITY will invest 700 million euros in its high-power electric vehicle (EV) charging network

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Electric car charge point operator Connected Kerb signs up to become new Zap-Pay partner

Connected Kerb will become the eighth charge point operator to be added to Zap-Pay

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Electric car company Polestar is ready for further global growth

Swedish electric vehicle (EV) company expects to operate in 30 markets by the end of 2023 and sell 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Saietta acquires e-Traction from Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group

Acquisition will accelerate Saietta’s entry into heavy electric vehicle (EV) markets and deployment of its AFT electric motors

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

GRIDSERVE launches ‘GRIDSERVE Partner Network’ to support and accelerate the shift to net zero carbon transport worldwide

GRIDSERVE Partner Network will provide the technology, expertise and support to partners worldwide and accelerate the global rollout of net zero electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Auto Trader funds Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit designed in collaboration with retailers and manufacturers

Toolkit will help companies in the motor industry on their journey towards reducing their carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Shell to rebrand NewMotion and Greenlots to create global electric mobility offer through Shell Recharge Solutions

Shell to bring electric mobility portfolio businesses under unified brand to simplify customer offer

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Biz

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Castrol announce five-year partnership to co-develop fluids to make electric cars more efficient

Partnership will initially focus on motorsport activities but will also look to develop a full range of electric vehicle (EV) fluids for wider electrification projects

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Stellantis and TheF Charging announce partnership to create new electric car public charging network across Europe

The collaboration will develop the network, primarily quick charge, in over 15,000 locations

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Foxconn sets its sights on making electric cars in Europe, India and Latin America

The maker of the Apple iPhone will collaborate with electric vehicle (EV) companies around the world including Fisker and Stellantis

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

New electric car battery plant will create up to 6,000 new highly skilled jobs and thousands more in the wider supply chain

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution join forces for lithium-ion battery production for electric cars in North America

New electric vehicle (EV) battery plant to have annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours and is targeted to start by first quarter 2024

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

ElectricDrives takes a look at the rapid progress of Volta Trucks with their Volta Zero all-electric truck

Volta Trucks have worked with the best in the business to create a battery electric vehicle that will help to create sustainable cities of the future 

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Governments and officials from around the globe engage massively with World EV Day 2021

World EV Day has become a global movement working together to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Volta Trucks confirms €37 million (£31.5 million/$43.5 million) of Series B funding for its Volta Zero electric truck

Volta Zero pre-orders pass 2,500, with an order value exceeding €600m (£511 million/$706 million)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Mayor in California announces electric carmaker Tesla plan to create a new Megafactory in Lathrop

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer continues to expand its empire but there hasn’t been an official announcement from Elon Musk Tesla CEO

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

General Motors (GM) to invest in next-generation battery facility to lower the price of their electric cars

New gigafactory battery facility in the US will expand design capabilities of future battery chemistries and increase electric vehicle (EV) range in the future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
EV Biz

The Aston Martin DB6 remastered by Lunaz as a zero-emissions electric car

New limited edition electric Aston Martin DB6 models are expected to have a price tag of at least $1million

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Liberty Charge seeks to address the lack of on-street charging for electric cars with a fully-funded solution

In collaboration with Virgin Media O2 they will roll out an initial 500 electric vehicle charging sockets across five UK local authorities by the end of 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis to turn Turin factory into a hub for electric vehicles (EVs) including Maserati models

The global auto producer that owns 14 motor brands, including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën and Jeep, say there will be no job losses as a result

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group China builds battery system factory to strengthen its electric car value chain

Annual capacity will be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) battery systems

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Electric carmaker Polestar doubles the size of its UK R&D team

UK R&D team will play a crucial role in the development of the Polestar Precept electric vehicle (EV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen takes the next step towards developing and producing electric car batteries

Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art cell laboratory in Salzgitter, Germany that could reduce battery prices by 50 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Are electric carmakers ready to be profitable without government incentives?

Moving away from incentives, Tesla and Volkswagen power ahead in the race toward electric car affordability

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Beginners’ Guide to Going Electric launched on World EV Day

Electrifying.com teams up with the Department for Transport to produce a guide to help speed up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards $26.8 million to five electric vehicle (EV) charging providers

Ampol, ChargeFox, Electric Highway Tasmania, Engie and Evie Networks all receive money to help increase electric charging infrastructure in Australia

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

This year’s EV Summit is just one day away and here’s a list of the event’s main partners

EV Summit brings together the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Day two of the 2021 EV Summit is about to kick off at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School

World’s most significant emobility leaders gather to explore how to advance battery-electric mobility for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Key points from this morning’s 2021 EV Summit

Sustainable Fleets and Investment Opportunities panels

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Key take-aways from this afternoon’s EV Summit

Charging infrastructure in the UK Rethinking Emobility and Sustainable Cities panels

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

2021 EV Summit kicks off at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School

World’s most significant emobility leaders gather to explore how to advance battery-electric mobility for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Motor Fuel Group signs up to Zap-Map’s electric vehicle (EV) payment system

UK’s largest forecourt operator to join Zap-Pay to help electric car drivers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Paua partners with Osprey electric vehicle (EV) charging

Partnership extends the network of chargepoints that Paua’s electric car drivers can use

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Oxford is fast becoming the new world epicentre for electric vehicle (EV) technology

With a wealth of electric vehicle (EV) design, technology and industry, along with the EV Summit, Oxford is one of the most progressive locations on the planet for emobility

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

The EV Summit announces its full list of emobility panel speakers for the 2021 event

This year the event returns as a hybrid, in-person meets digital event

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

REE Automotive awarded £12.5 million funding from UK Government to develop REEcorner electric vehicle (EV) technology

The investment will be part of a project that could save nearly 32 million tonnes of carbon emissions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Major British companies unite to electrify UK transport

Working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) they believe electrification of fleets will help mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to build electric car batteries in Indonesia

New gigafactory is expected to produce 10GWh of lithium-ion battery cells per year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

Council bids to make Reading Buses all-electric

Council has submitted an expression of interest to the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) £120m Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

Ellesmere Port will support sustainable mobility through the production of an all-electric vehicle starting in 2022

£100 million investment will be for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands for both domestic and export markets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

REE Automotive, a leader in electric vehicle technology, and 10X Captal to join forces

New business combo will speed up the development of REEcorner technology which allows for the industry's flattest electric vehicle (EV) platform

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volvo Cars set out their future technology roadmap with electric cars at the forefront

The company will also focus on safety, take software development in-house and continue its partnership with Google

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

myenergi reveals plans to expand its UK flagship headquarters

Expansion will see new 45,000ft² production facility for home electric car chargers and eco-smart home management products added to the site

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

The EV Summit, the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders, returns as an in-person event

EV Summit is placing the master narrative of decarbonisation at the centre of this year’s event

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production for electric cars

New collaboration will open new gigafactory in Europe and create 3,000 jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Britain in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce electric car batteries

Carmakers Ford and Nissan are said to be in talks with the government to expand their electrification plans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

DKV acquires SET Ventures portfolio company GreenFlux

Acquisition marks DKV’s further expansion into the fast-growing electric car charging market

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen invests a further £438 million in sustainable battery production with Northvolt AB

The investment will help the German carmaker cope with the increasing demand for zero-emissions electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Ecotricity sells Electric Highway to GRIDSERVE

The sale will see GRIDSERVE expand and update the Electric Highway to offer easier and faster charging for electric car drivers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

David Beckham invests in UK company Lunaz who offer electric powertrains for existing vehicles

Upcycling existing passenger, industrial and commercial vehicles presents a sustainable alternative to replacing them with new

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Ford to build electric car batteries in a joint venture with SK Innovation

The new venture aims to produce approximately 60 GWh annually

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Biz

First Student and Lion Electric announce largest electric school bus order of 260 buses

This move will make First Student the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in North America

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Elon Musk’s visit to the UK drives rumours of a Tesla factory

A new Tesla Gigafactory could provide an estimated £80 billion boost for the UK car industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volta Trucks strengthens its executive management team with new strategic appointments

Electric truck company’s rapid expansion shows the future of delivery is all about vehicles with zero-emissions

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Ford urges action to help the change to driving electric in the UK

Ford wants all the key players to form a plan to support the rollout of electric vehicles ahead of November’s critical COP26 climate summit

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Saietta partners with Tier 1 supplier Padmini VNA for Indian electric motor sales

Zero-emission powertrains being used in motorcycles could become sustainable mobility solutions for three and four-wheel transport too

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Volta Trucks confirms the appointment of Essa Al-Saleh as new CEO and executive chairman

Zero-emissions truck company also appoints founder Carl-Magnus Norden as its executive chairman of the board of directors

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Hyundai Motor partners with Uber with the aim of electrifying its mobility services in Europe

By 2025, 50 percent of the total aggregated kilometres of Uber rides across seven European capitals will be driven by electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Volta Trucks investigates manufacturing its all-electric Volta Zero truck in Spain

Meanwhile, the Swedish zero-emissions truck maker continues its tour of Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Ford doubles electric car and vehicle investment to $22 billion (£16 billion/€18 billion)

CEO Jim Farley announces that Ford is accelerating its electric car plans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Newly formed Thermal Management Solutions Group primed to take advantage of world growth in electric vehicles

New global automotive technology business will provide customers with crucial new technologies and systems for modern clean cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Honda removes diesel vehicles in the UK and plans to go electrified by 2022

Japanese car manufacturer lead the charge in converting to zero-emission electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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