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University of California: Fast charging damages batteries of electric cars

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Engineers at the University of California (UC), Riverside, stated in a recent study that commercial fast-charging stations expose e-car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance, which can cause them to break, leak and lose their storage capacity. To prevent this from happening, the researchers have developed...

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Electric Vehicle Index: Europe is becoming the hotspot of electric mobility

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Europe is becoming the hotspot of electromobility: sales of battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids will rise by 44 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year to more than 600,000 vehicles. This makes Europe's development stand out worldwide. In China, e-car sales rose by only 3 per cent to 1.2 million, while in the USA the market shrank by as much as 12 per cent compared to the previous year to a good 300,000 cars. A total of 2.3 million e-cars were sold worldwide in 2019, 9 per cent more than in 2018.Thanks to the sustained momentum, Europe...

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Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer with 150 kW and 421 kilometres range

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In 2020, the Vito will receive a model update from Mercedes-Benz, which is intended to take the popular specialist for crafts, trade and service to a new level. Of particular interest to us is the Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer in the purely electric version, which is scheduled to hit the road in the summer of 2020. According to its own statement, Mercedes-Benz Vans has taken on a pioneering role in the premium segment for locally emission-free, commercial goods transport in urban areas with the eVito in 2018 and the eSprinter in 2019, which it now intends to expand further in 2020.

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Netherlands confirms promotion of new and used electric cars

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The Dutch government has confirmed the rumours about the planned purchase premium for new and used electric cars and has given some details. According to the rumours, there will be 4000 Euros subsidy for the purchase of a new and 2000 Euros for the purchase of a used electric car. It is planned that private individuals will be able to apply for the subsidy from July 1 if they buy an electric car or lease it privately.

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Renault plans city electric car for low-priced subsidiary Dacia

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At the end of last week, Groupe Renault presented its financial results. The presentation included an interesting product roadmap on future electric cars and plug-in hybrids of the Group: In addition to the long available Zoe and the recently announced plug-in hybrid versions of the SUV Captur and the compact car Megane as well as the Clio Hybrid (without plug), Renault announced no less than nine further electrified models: Two new plug-in hybrids, including a completely new model, four plugless hybrid cars and two pure electric cars.

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