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Electric car charging firms agree on si​ngle subscription model

Nine charging firms in the UK and Nordic countries will allow drivers to access their networks via a single subscription A number of major electric carcharging companies have signed a pledge agreeing to let drivers access their respective networks in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland charge their cars via a single subscription. The nine…
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7th October 2019 0

Bolivia in push to become global battery industrial hotspot

Bolivia’s lithium reserves are centred around the salt flats scattered between the southwest cities of Uyuni, Potosí and Oruro. Image credit: Damien Ramos / Flickr Bolivia will try and capitalise on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official. The country’s…
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4th October 2019 0

McCharge: McDonald’s drive-thru electric charging stations in Sweden

As the number of electric-powered passenger cars is increasing in Sweden, McDonald’s has grown to become Sweden’s largest restaurant chain for electric car charging. after installing its first charging posts as early as 2009, the mega-chain now counts with 55 charging stations around the Scandinavian country. the expansion of charging stations continues as McDonald’s aims…
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30th September 2019 0

Volvo teases all-electric XC40 SUV coming next month, releases images

The Volvo XC40 SUV has become the Swedish automaker’s second best-selling vehicle and now they are bringing an all-electric version of the XC40 next month. Volvo started teasing ahead of a launch next month. Last year, Volvo confirmed that it was going to bring an all-electric version of the very successful XC40 to market in…
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26th September 2019 0

VW enters partnership with Swedish battery maker Northvolt

This summer Swedish startup has announced the German automaker will invest heavily in two new battery plants. The factories, located in Sweden and Germany, are intended to compete with Tesla and Asian suppliers. Northvolt, a Swedish car battery maker, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $1 billion (€900 million) in cash to finance the…
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17th September 2019 0

Electric Road EV Charging System Concept To Get First Trial In Sweden

The city of Lund, Sweden, is ready to begin installing the first kilometre of Elonroad track along a heavily used bus route to recharge electric buses as they drive. What is Elonroad? The electric road concept “Elonroad” is charging infrastructure for all the electric vehicles. The electric charging system is both an automatic park-charger without…
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15th May 2019 0

Amnesty challenges industry leaders to clean up their batteries

Amnesty International is today publicly challenging leaders within the electric vehicle industry to make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years. At the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo, the organization is highlighting how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are linked to human rights abuses including child labour in…
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14th May 2019 0

EU Commission calls for strategic battery value chain

The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels to discuss issues like sustainable production and processing of raw materials. The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels recently to discuss such issues as sustainable production and the processing of raw materials, ways of financing new investments and the creation of new policies to push forward projects in…
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13th May 2019 0

Bosch partners with Sweden’s Powercell to build fuel cells for electric cars, trucks

Expect the fuel cells to start making their way to automakers by 2022. There are multiple types of fuel cells out there. Bosch and Powercell are working on what’s called the polymer-electrolyte membrane type. As much as everyone likes to think about battery-electric vehicles as the inevitable end-all, be-all of electrification, hydrogen fuel cell technology…
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10th May 2019 0

Defying Brexit, Volvo car brand Polestar picks UK for new development hub

STOCKHOLM: Swedish luxury electric carmaker Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Cars and its Chinese parent Geely, is setting up an R&D center in Britain to develop future passenger cars, it said on Wednesday (May 8). The move comes as Britain’s impending exit from the European Union has dented UK car manufacturing, prompting several…
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9th May 2019 0