International network of ideas, continuous cooperation with all brands
and drivers of expertise: Volkswagen Group Research has been an
incubator for innovative vehicle and mobility solutions for 50 years
now. It has been consistently restructured and positioned to further
enhance its technological leadership.
Blink Charging Hellas, a Greek entity that Blink Charging Co. owns
together with Eunice Energy Group (EEG) and others, announced its first
deployment of Blink electric vehicle charging stations in Greece, as
part of the green energy electrification of the Rio-Antirrio “Charilaos
Trikoupis” Bridge. The electrification of the bridge is an initiative of
WE ENERGY, a member of Eunice Energy Group that is dedicated to the
development and widespread use of renewable energy.
evpass has joined forces with Tamoil, AVIA and Oel-Pool to offer evpass
Express, a 160 kW network of charging stations with national coverage
located primarily in highway service stations, making it possible to
charge 100 km in 5 minutes in locations that are comfortable and secure
with a shop and sometimes a café.
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. announced that Hu Xiaoming, Chairman of
Kandi, and Joey Wahba, CEO of DGL Group Inc. signed a Purchase Framework
Agreement on behalf of Kandi’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi
Vehicles Co., Ltd. and DGL Group regarding an initial batch order of
300,000 electric scooters and 500,000 electric self-balancing scooters.
The eBike Grant Fund for 2019/20 has provided over 100 e-bikes to 19
organisations across Scotland. Over £273,000 ($338,520) has been awarded
from the Scottish Government so far, with additional awards expected by
the end of the year.
Early results of an R&D project to develop a scalable Electric Drive
Unit (EDU) for future electric vehicles is amongst the highlights of
Ricardo’s presence at the CTI’s 8th International Congress and Expo, to
be hosted in Shanghai, China.
The City of Peachtree Corners celebrated the grand opening of Curiosity
Lab at Peachtree Corners, America’s first intelligent mobility and smart
city living laboratory powered by cutting-edge infrastructure and
Sprint’s True Mobile 5G– where companies will prove out Internet of
Things (IoT/connected device) applications and technologies that will
change the way people live and the way businesses operate in the near
Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake
Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES), a major
Chinese energy storage research and development centre, to build an
Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Centre.
US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced nearly $60
million in federal grant funding to eight projects in seven states to
test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS) on American
During National Drive Electric Week, Florida Power & Light Company
(FPL) announced a new electric vehicle (EV) charging initiative that
will propel Florida to the forefront of sustainable transportation.
CTEK, a global brand in battery management solutions, has signed a deal
with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of
electricity and heat, to supply Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging
equipment and associated services across Europe.
Autonomous vehicles driving on London’s complex and congested streets
are required to make 150 independent vehicle detections every second and
can detect traffic lights in 1/2,000th of a second – faster than the
human eye, according to Oxbotica, a leading autonomous vehicle software
wejo Ltd, a UK-based tech firm transforming global mobility through
connected vehicle data, and Waycare, a smart mobility cloud-based
traffic management firm operating in the US and Israel, announced a new
partnership in which Waycare will utilise wejo’s connected car data for
more accurate traffic management solutions.
With the pilot project “Cobalt for Development”, the BMW Group, BASF SE,
Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics kicked off their cross-industrial
initiative aimed at improving working conditions of the people working
at an artisanal cobalt mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR