DHL expand EV fleet in the Phillippines
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by Chris Randall
12h ago
DHL Express has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles in the Philippines. The new batch of 18 EVs includes 13 BYD vans and five motorcycles manufactured by Ecooter. These new electric vehicle fleets will be deployed to operate delivering shipments in Metro Manila cities such as Makati, Ortigas, Manila and Las Piñas. They will also have routes in Laguna and Clark, Pampanga. This initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s target of running 60% of its vehicles around the world electrically by 2030. In terms of technical specifications, the BYD vans have a range of up to 250 km on a full c ..read more
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Missouri says “hold my beer…”
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
In the USA, Missouri Republicans want to ban local mandates on electric car charging stations, saying that requiring business owners to install electric vehicle chargers is an infringement on their freedoms. After the declared war on electric cars in Wyoming, which was later reneged, Missouri Republicans have drafted legislation against saying that – if Missouri cities and counties have a mandate on businesses to install electric vehicle chargers – those cities and counties would have to pay for said chargers themselves. “We can’t charge what it costs per hour to pay for these. It is very exp ..read more
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Fastned opens 13th charging hub in the UK
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by Chris Randall
12h ago
Fastned has launched its latest ultra-rapid charging hub in the UK. Based off the A183 on Parsons Road, the new Fastned hub in Washington comprises eight charging bays of up to 300 kW and will serve EV commuters to and from South Tyneside, as well as Sunderland. The launch marks Fastned’s 13th charging hub in the UK and its 7th in the North-East of the nation. Last May, Fastned had opened their largest HPC park yet in Scotland, also using the same 300 kW DC charging stations. In the meantime, the Dutch company has clearly expanded their offer. The following month, Fastned then officially rais ..read more
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Ireland launches sports club charging scheme
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by Chris Randall
12h ago
Ireland’s Department of Transport has launched the ‘Shared Island Sports Club EV Charging Scheme’. The new €15 million scheme is designed to support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast-charging for sports clubs and communities across the island of Ireland. This is the first destination scheme launched as part of the Irish government’s EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy and will be followed by destination schemes for commercial and public sector locations, as well as by a neighbourhood charging scheme which will support local authorities to provide charging for areas where home charging ..read more
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Superchargers opened to third parties in Australia
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
Following the opening of Superchargers to third parties in Europe, Tesla is now starting to open its fast-charging stations for electric cars of other brands in Australia. Five Supercharger locations have initially been made available in the state of New South Wales. More of the approximately 50 Supercharger locations in Australia are to open to other brands at a later date. In Europe, selected Tesla Superchargers are also accessible to other brands in a total of 15 countries. The programme was launched in November 2021 in the Netherlands, followed by Norway, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain ..read more
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Electrify America to build 1,000 HPCs for TravelCenters of America
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by Chris Randall
12h ago
TravelCenters of America is partnering with Electrify America to install approximately 1,000 fast charging stations at 200 locations along major US highways within five years. The company operates rest stops, restaurants and shops in the US under various brand names. The first fast-charging stations operated by Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America are to be installed at TravelCenters of America locations later this year. They will offer 350 kW, Plug&Charge payment technology and round-the-clock customer support, according to a company statement. The charging infrastructure will be owne ..read more
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StoreDot cooperates with Circulor on supply chain tracking
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has agreed to cooperate with supply chain tracking provider Circulor. The cooperation will make it possible to track the origin and CO2 emissions of the raw materials for StoreDot’s battery cells. The technology from Ciculor makes it possible to track the provenance and CO2 emissions of the raw materials used in any company’s battery cells and its manufacturing cells process. This makes it possible for said company to prove responsible, sustainable, and ethical sourcing. StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated battery cells are already being tested under ..read more
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GM starts production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
General Motors began the production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV this week at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of this quarter. The electric SUV is an offshoot of the electric pickup truck of the same name. GM or the GMC brand already unveiled the Hummer SUV in 2021. Although still by no means a modestly proportioned vehicle, at 4.99 metres, the new SUV is 50.8 centimetres shorter, and at 3.22 metres has 22 centimetres less wheelbase than its original design. Although both Hummer old and new variants are very similar at the f ..read more
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Arrival lays off 50% of employees and appoints new CEO
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
The crisis-stricken British electric vehicle developer Arrival is laying off half of its employees and changing its CEO to Igor Torgov. While production is not expected to start at the company’s US microfactory in North Carolina until 2024, this will require fresh capital. Arrival has said it will reduce its global workforce by about 50 per cent to 800 employees to cut running costs. The move is part of several immediate measures to reduce operating costs and optimise the use of existing cash. The goal is to halve the ongoing cash costs of running the business to about $30 million per quarter ..read more
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London introduces scrappage scheme
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by Carrie Hampel
12h ago
The City of London has launched a £110 million scrappage scheme for combustion engine vehicles. This follows the announced extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London from 29 August 2023. The scrappage subsidies target economically vulnerable groups. London’s new vehicle scrappage scheme is aimed at low-income Londoners, people with disabilities, charities, and sole traders and businesses with ten or fewer employees. Within these groups, the maximum amount then varies again. For low-income Londoners receiving certain social security or disability benefits, grants of ..read more
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