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2nd Daimler Battery Factory In Kamenz On Solid Ground Now

The foundation for the second ACCUMOTIVE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany, has now been laid, according to new press release. The under-construction €500 million lithium-ion battery pack production facility has reportedly been designed to be CO2-neutral and will be relying on electricity from a power + heat production facility […]

May 24th

Tesla Reorganizes Pricing Structure In Germany For EV Incentives

In keeping with the German auto industry practice of hiding a lot of costs in option lists, Tesla has reportedly “unbundled” many of the features that typically come standard in the Model S, so as to allow the vehicle to qualify for the country’s new plug-in electric vehicle incentives. When they went into effect earlier […]

November 16th

MAN Truck & Bus Chooses ABB Fast-Charging Units For e-Bus R&D Facilities In Munich

The European commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus AG has chosen ABB’s e-bus fast-charging units for its electric bus research and development facilities in Munich, Germany — specifically, for depot and opportunity charging — according to an email recently sent to EV Obsession. To explain (for those not closely following the company’s announcements), MAN […]

September 28th

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)

A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), according to the most recent figures from EV Obsession and CleanTechnica partner EV Volumes. In this context, “plug-in electric vehicles” refers to all-electric (EV) and plug-in […]

August 20th

Germany Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Germany’s electric vehicle incentives are now in full effect. How has this affected sales of plug-in electric cars in the country? Apparently, not all that much, going by the July 2016 sales estimates for the German market that were just released by the EV Sales blog. Electric car sales in July (as compared to July 2015) were actually […]

August 20th

BMW i3 Sales Rose In Germany Following Electric Vehicle Subsidy Implementation

Following the implementation of plug-in electric vehicle subsidies in Germany, BMW i3 sales in the European country rose notably, according to recent reports. To be more specific, deliveries from the middle of July onwards in Germany rose “many times over” according to the German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Supposedly, around 1,000 of the 5,000 or […]

July 21st

Electric Vehicle Sales In Germany During May 2016

How are electric vehicle sales in Germany going? Sales during May 2016 were apparently the worst in 15 months — with an 18% year-on-year decrease (as compared to May 2015) being observed. The electric share of the country’s total auto market for the month fell to just 0.64%, according to the EV Sales blog. Altogether, […]

June 28th

Germany Not Banning Non-Electric Cars

Originally published on Renewables International. By Craig Morris (@PPchef) Translations of recent statements made by top German officials make it sound like the country is about to do the right thing. Reality is a bit messier. Google “all new cars mandated to be electric in Germany by 2030,” and you could be excused for believing that the […]

June 19th

10 EU Countries Have Breached National Emission Ceilings Directive Limits Since 2010 Compliance Deadline

Even following the passing of the 2010 deadline for compliance, 10 European Union countries have remained in breach of the individual air-pollutant emission limits established by the National Emission Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC). That finding is based on preliminary data for 2014, and the final data for 2010 through 2013, compiled in the EEA’s new briefing “NEC Directive […]

June 18th

Electric Vehicle Highlights From Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]

June 14th

15 Interesting Europe Electric Car Charts

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory recently reached out to let me know about the fascinating electric car data it aggregates and organizes for the European market. Its website is a treasure trove of fun electric car sales charts and tables. I just picked out 15 of my favorites for this article. Top-Selling Fully Electric Cars […]

May 30th

Germany Approves €4,000 EV Incentive

Originally published on CleanTechnica. €1.2 billion in funding will be put towards electric mobility in Germany, with half coming from the federal government and half from the auto industry, according to a recent decision from Germany’s political leaders. Buyers of EVs will receive €4,000 and plug-in hybrids €3,000. There is a cap on the cost of […]

April 28th

German EV Sales Split For February 2016

The top position for electric vehicle sales in Germany for the month of February 2016 was, surprisingly, held by the Audi A3 e-tron, with 210 units sold during the month in the market. This was followed closely by the Renault ZOE — with 201 units moved in the country during February — according to new […]

March 25th

Another EV Expert Presenting At CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN, Energy-Efficient Event Location, & Other Updates

Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]

March 25th

7 Cool Electric Vehicle Charts From POD Point

As noted in this article, I recently interviewed the CEO and founder of POD Point, Erik Fairbairn. POD Point is the top supplier of EV charging equipment in the UK, so it has quite a bit of useful data on hand. Following our interview, Erik passed along an interesting infographic, and I thought it would be fun […]

March 19th