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Europe's battery cell plans in numbers

Europe's battery cell plans in numbers | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it

German government minister Peter Altmeier wants to have about 30% of global battery production in 2030 take place in Europe.  According to the some experts, the battery production could grow to 3,000 GWh by 2030, which would mean that the 30% Altmaier and Šefčovič hope for would be a cool 1,000 GWh. If we take Tesla’s Gigafactory as an example here with 35 GWh, Europe would theoretically need about 29 such factories to satisfy 30% of global demand.

Europe’s ambitious plans for battery cell production are a bit behind if these numbers can be relied on – construction and investment efforts over the next twelve years would have to be immense. Of these projects, none have begun at this point, so it remains to be seen how quickly the EU can get mobilized for e-mobility.

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Tesla Model 3 hijacks sales from major brands

Tesla Model 3 hijacks sales from major brands | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
After Tesla reported a profit this Q3 mostly due to strong sales of the Model 3, reverberations are being felt across the industry. Carmakers like BMW and Audi are losing the bracket for their middle class models such as the 3 series and Audi A4. This October Audi noted a sales drop of 21 percent for their A4, that is a total of 2,267 units, in the States. The BMW 3 Series sold 3,445 times, a drop of 23 percent in the USA. Tesla sales of the Model 3 electric car however, continue to be strong.


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Austria to let drivers of electric cars go faster

Austria to let drivers of electric cars go faster | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Austria is offering would-be electric-car owners (and current ones) a tempting incentive to go tailpipe-emissions-free: permission to drive faster than those with gasoline, diesel, or hybrid vehicles in certain conditions.
Under a recently approved amendment to the country’s speed limits, aimed at rewarding those who choose electric vehicles, they will be given a legal exemption. During emissions-restricted times tied to high pollution levels, owners of EVs will be allowed to go 81 mph (130 km/h), versus 62 mph (100 km/h), in a particular speed region that includes 273 miles (440 km) of roadways.


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Nissan Leaf approved to feed into grid in Germany

Nissan Leaf approved to feed into grid in Germany | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it

The Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to receive approval to serve as stabilising back up of the grid in Germany. Nissan managed to take all regulatory hurdles for the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology by working with partners from the energy sector. Essentially the approval means the Nissan Leaf is now officially a mini power plant that may inject power into the net. To establish their V2G technology, Nissan had the backing of Daimler-funded The Mobility House, utility Enervie and German transmission system operator Amprion, which is co-owned by RWE.

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Total purchases French charging specialist G2Mobility

Total purchases French charging specialist G2Mobility | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
The oil corporation Total has purchased the French charging infrastructure specialist G2Mobility, hailing the move as “a pivotal step in improving our electric vehicle charging offering”. Furthermore, Total announced a cooperation with the cable manufacturer Nexans. Total is purchasing the infrastructure specialists from their former owners, which include Nexans, for an unpublished price. The acquisition …
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Recyclage des batteries : notre visite au cœur d'une usine française

Recyclage des batteries : notre visite au cœur d'une usine française | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Que deviennent les batteries de véhicules électriques et hybrides une fois usées ? Si les constructeurs automobiles communiquent beaucoup sur leur « seconde vie » comme solution de stockage des énergies renouvelables ou accumulateur domestique, ils restent discrets sur leur recyclage en toute fin de vie. C'est pourtant une activité prometteuse et décisive, partagée par une petite poignée d'industriels. Nous avons eu le privilège de pénétrer les entrailles de la SNAM, une de ces sociétés, sur leur site de Saint-Quentin-Fallavier près de Lyon.
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CATL revealing details on battery factory in Erfurt

CATL revealing details on battery factory in Erfurt | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it

It can hardly become more official: CATL released construction details of their first battery factory outside China. The facility in Erfurt, a town in the East of Germany, targets a capacity of 14 GWh and will cost CATL 240 million euros.

CATL says the move “emphasizes their commitment to the European automotive market in general and the growth opportunities electric vehicles represent in Europe”. Adds Dr. Robin Zeng, Chairman of CATL: “Building a smart battery plant in Germany is the first step in turning our European investment plan into reality. Developing a production facility in Germany will also deepen the collaboration between the European OEMs and CATL.” Specifically in Germany, CATL has scored large supply agreements with carmakers. BMW agreed to buy cells worth over a billion euros and had recommended Erfurt reportedly. The facility is close to the BMW Dingolfing factory in Bavaria, where the iNEXT will be manufactured starting in 2021. The CATL battery production in Erfurt will run at full capacity from 2022. Apart from making batteries, they will also install a R&D center for the development of smart manufacturing technology with a focus on battery production. In addition testing, quality control and services are also in focus at the facility. CATL will set up a project company in Thuringia as an independent business. They will deal with clients such as Volkswagen and Daimler that set up supply contracts with the Chinese manufacturer for the I.D. series as well as the EQ brand. Furthermore, PSA and Renault-Nissan will likely be sourcing some battery cells made in Erfurt from CATL too.

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La carte Shell donne accès au réseau de bornes NewMotion

Shell franchit une nouvelle étape dans le domaine de l’électromobilité. Les détenteurs de véhicules électriques et hybrides rechargeables peuvent désormais utiliser la carte carburant du pétrolier pour faire le plein en électricité. Ils ont accès aux 11 000 bornes de recharge du réseau NewMotion en France. Rappelons que l’opérateur est propriété de Shell depuis l’an dernier.
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China aims for 900 kW hyper power charging standard

China is planning an upgrade of its fast-charging standards GB/T that would make the 350 kW CCS or the 400 kW ChaDeMo aims for look like child’s play. The new GB/T standard due in 2019/20 would enable charging with four times higher power than today. In numbers that mean charging with 900 kW at 1,500 Volt, whereas the current GB/T version is at 237.5 kW and 950 Volt in China. The new numbers were part of a presentation by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) which the CHAdeMO General Assembly has obtained. If this new “hyper power” charging standard becomes a reality, it would be limited to China. It does set the bar high though, given it would aim for double the power than the latest HPC standards CCS and ChaDeMo standards of Europe and Japan are gearing up for. Interesting times ahead for carmakers and grid operators in China, surely.


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IONITY to set up charging at 80 German gas stations

IONITY to set up charging at 80 German gas stations | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
IONITY will be fitting a total of 80 Tank & Rast rest stations in Germany with EV charging infrastructure. The two cooperation partners announced this at the unveiling of the first German HPC park at the Autobahn stop near Brohltal. The first location connected with the IONITY EV charging network in Germany was opened in April near the A61 in the state of Rhineland Palatinate. The new charging park in Brohltal is nearby as well. The location was only now officially opened by representatives from politics and industry, where the cooperation partners also revealed their plans for the next step. The plans will see IONITY adding high power charging stations with up to 350 kW capacity to 80 more locations by the Tank & Rast gas station service provider across the country. The initiative is supported by the ministry for traffic and digital infrastructure and the appropriate local politicians.For the gas station operator, this marks the second step in electrification, as they had previously established a national charging network with 50 to 150 kW charging stations. So far, more than 300 gas stations have been fitted with EV charging infrastructure. IONITY plans to expand to more than 400 HPC locations across Europe. The 80 planned stations in Germany will make a significant first step in that direction. Behind the initiative is a HPC alliance between BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, along with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche.


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3MW electric car battery project live at Ajax arena

3MW electric car battery project live at Ajax arena | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
The 3MW storage unit built from reused electric car batteries is among the largest such projects in Europe. Located at the back of the Ajax Amsterdam arena it the result of collaboration between Nissan, Eaton and others. The 3 megawatt storage system provides energy for the stadium, its visitors, neighbours and the Dutch energy grid. It combines Eaton power conversion units and the equivalent of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries. Other partners include BAM, The Mobility House and the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Funding comes through the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg. The system guarantees the arena’s energy supply even during a power outage. In turn, the energy storage balances supply and demand of energy in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and the grid. For example, the system will provide back-up power and provide relief to the energy grid by flattening the peaks that occur during concerts for example.


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Norway: Fortum doubles price of fast-charging

Norway: Fortum doubles price of fast-charging | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Infrastructure provider Fortum has raised prices for fast-charging at its stations by 60 percent in Norway. For now the price hike affects 35 charging stations were the price per minute of charging increased from 2.50 to 4 Kronen. Fortum claims deficits. The move however, effectively makes fast-charging more costly than fuel, according to a report in Norwegian media. Fortum says they had to increase prices because their fast-charging businesses is showing deficits. Apparently their charging stations are not being used often enough and they have to bear high cost for maintaining the network on top.


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ChargeMap s'attaque aux flottes d'entreprise

ChargeMap s'attaque aux flottes d'entreprise | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
ChargeMap ajoute une corde à son arc pour séduire de nouveaux adeptes de la voiture électrique. La société dirigée par Yoann Nussbaumer s’attaque aujourd’hui au marché des flottes avec ChargeMap Fleet. Cette nouvelle offre s’articule autour du badge ChargeMap Pass, la carte d’accès et de paiement aux bornes de recharge commercialisée par l’entreprise depuis un an. Ce badge est aujourd’hui accepté sur plus de 50 réseaux en France.
Le principal intérêt de l’offre calibrée pour les professionnels est que toutes les informations liées aux recharges effectuées par les collaborateurs à l’aide du ChargeMap Pass remontent directement sur un outil en ligne. Les responsables de flottes peuvent ainsi suivre toutes les dépenses, à l’image de ce qu’ils font avec les cartes carburant classiques.
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GB: EDF Energy to install 1,500 V2G charging points

GB: EDF Energy to install 1,500 V2G charging points | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Vehicle-to-grid charging is to get bigger in Britain with EDF Energy wanting to install 1,500 such V2G connections. The utility announces a partnership with technology company Nuvve and is aiming for the B2B market first.
In concrete terms, EDF and Nuvve will install 1,500 units of what they call “smart electric chargers” in the United Kingdom. These V2G applications are to store energy in no peak times in order to make it available for sale on the energy markets or for supporting grid flexibility at times of peak energy use. EDF and Nuvve have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a view to forming a joint venture to develop these V2G solutions in Europe. The San Diego-based green energy technology firm has deployed similar projects on five continents including what they claim to be the “world’s first fully commercial V2G hub in Denmark,” which has been operational for two years now. We suspect Nuvve is referring to a V2G project they have set up with Nissan in the Nordic country. In addition the Japanese carmaker and Nuvve are currently working to install a 1,000 V2G charger network and EV fleet in the UK.
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La Chine domine plus que jamais le monde de l'électrique

Avec déjà plus de 370 000 immatriculations de BEV et PHEV au premier semestre 2018 (+108 %), la Chine demeure l'incontestable leader sur le marché des modèles électrifiés en représentant 49,1 % des ventes mondiales.
Ce n'est pas vraiment une surprise. La Chine domine très largement le marché des modèles électrifiés, selon les chiffres d'Inovev. Ainsi, sur le premier semestre de l'année 2018, le pays a enregistré une progression des ventes de modèles BEV et PHEV de 108 % ! Cela représente 372 782 unités, soit 49,1 % des ventes du genre dans le monde. Une part déjà impressionnante qui devrait encore grossir avec la mise en place de quotas de véhicules propres dans les ventes des constructeurs à partir de 2019. Une tendance à l'électrification qui se vérifie également en Europe, aux Etats-Unis et au Japon, avec des progressions allant de 36,8 à 77,3 %, même si les volumes restent largement plus bas.
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Tesla releases Q3 earnings: record revenue and a profit

Tesla releases Q3 earnings: record revenue and a profit | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it

Tesla reports a profit for the second time in its history and makes a record revenue : a profit of $312 million from a record revenue of 6.8 billion dollars. Compare this to about $4BN in revenue just a quarter ago. This was mainly due to the gross margin on Model 3 topping 20%.

This means Tesla righteously says their Q3 2018 was a “truly historic quarter” thanks to the success of the Model 3 in particular. The economy Tesla was the best-selling car in the U.S. in terms of revenue and the 5th best-selling car in terms of volume, according to the EV maker.

Overall, Tesla delivered 56,065 Model 3s to customers in Q3. Also in terms of production they have made progress as Tesla managed to decrease labour hours per Model 3 by more than 30% from Q2 to Q3. Clearly they have come out of production hell and made it into the profit zone.

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Production : deux records symboliques pour les voitures électriques Tesla

Production : deux records symboliques pour les voitures électriques Tesla | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
En fin de semaine dernière, le constructeur de Palo Alto a produit le 100.000e exemplaire de sa Model 3, dont plus de la moitié uniquement sur le 3e trimestre 2018. Ce record n’est pas seulement celui de Tesla : c’est d’abord celui des voitures particulières électriques dont aucun modèle n’avait connu une telle cadence. Désormais, il sort plus de 5.000 Model 3 par semaine de l’usine d’assemblage. En comptant les Model S et Model X, ce sont désormais plus de 1.000 voitures qui sont produites par jour par Tesla. Autre record hautement symbolique pour Tesla, au 3e trimestre 2018 : Il s’est vendu aux Etats-Unis davantage de Model S, Model X et Model 3 que de Mercedes : 69.925 contre 66.542 unités. Si la progression des ventes de VE produits à Palo Alto continue à ce rythme, BMW sera probablement dépassé au cours du présent 4e trimestre 2018. Le constructeur à l’hélice a vendu de juillet à septembre dernier 71.679 exemplaires de ses modèles au catalogue : une très courte longueur d’avance, de seulement 1.754 unités !


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IONITY begins charging for charging

IONITY begins charging for charging | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Free charging for EVs with IONITY was officially relegated to the history books today: As of now, the HPC coalition of vehicle manufacturers BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche will begin charging €8 per charge. If this flat-rate will be the long-term price, was not immediately mentioned in the IONITY …
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La voiture électrique ne fera pas sauter le réseau

La voiture électrique ne fera pas sauter le réseau | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Même avec 15 millions de voitures électriques en circulation, la consommation d’électricité en France devrait rester stable et l’impact sur le réseau limité sous réserve que les pics de consommation soient correctement régulés.
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EVBox buy French fast-charging provider EVTronic

EVBox buy French fast-charging provider EVTronic | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
EVBox announces the acquisition of French fast and ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic. With this acquisition, EVBox grows their global base to 60,000 installed charging points, including 700 fast charging (DC) stations. EVTronic designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of fast charging stations for electric vehicles since 2007. In parallel, the company is active in R&D, with a focus on V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) technologies.


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French carmakers rush to replace Paris Autolib

French carmakers rush to replace Paris Autolib | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
After cancelling their contract with the electric car sharing Autolib, Paris already found a substitute. Two in fact as both Renault and PSA rush to populate the French capital with exclusively electric vehicles to hire. The pioneering electric car sharing fleet of Bolloré had run into trouble in Paris and so the city terminated the …
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BP buys Britain's POLAR charging network

BP buys Britain's POLAR charging network | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
BP will buy one of the UK’s largest EV charging providers. Chargemaster runs about 6,500 stations in their Polar network. They did not disclose any details but the new company will be called BP Chargemaster and plans on setting up more fast-charging stations at pit stops. The acquisition follows a string of deals that see the petrochemical company buying into green technologies and BP say they will spend 500 million dollar a year on clean energy. How much of that money has fallen to Chargemaster is unknown but BP plan to use their technology to roll out ultra-fast chargers (150 kW) across its 1,200 petrol stations across the UK over the next 12 months. Upon completion of the transaction, Chargemaster employees will continue to be employed by BP Chargemaster or its subsidiaries. BP Chargemaster will operate as a wholly-owned BP entity. BP had decided to invest in batteries and charging infrastructure in August 2017 when CEO Bob Dudley announced that it was feasible to add EV charging stations at BP pit stops around the world. BP also invested 5 million dollars in FreeWire Technologies earlier this year, which produces mobile fast charging systems for EVs. BP is planning on also testing their Mobi Charger at selected locations in Europe.


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ChargePoint takes over software specialist Kisensum

ChargePoint takes over software specialist Kisensum | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Charging technology specialist ChargePoint has purchased Kisensum, acquiring an expert in the development of software solutions in the energy sector. The company will continue to exist as a unit after the acquisition, confirmed by ChargePoint. Kisensum will continue to operate from their current location in Oakland, California. The team will also continue to work on the development and deployment of fleet and energy management solutions, as well as continue to honor their current customers and pilot projects. The purchase price was not revealed. ChargePoint is one of the largest companies active in the charging infrastructure sector. According to their own statements, the Silicon Valley based company is currently undergoing the most “aggressive growth phase in their ten-year history”. The company counts more than 51,000 charging stations currently operational and thousands of customers, including private companies, cities and service providers.


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Daimler facility stores batteries for EVs while providing storage to grid

Daimler facility stores batteries for EVs while providing storage to grid | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Daimler and its Mercedes-Benz Energy subsidiary have turned a former coal plant in Germany into an 8.96 MW, 9.8 MWh energy storage facility. The facility, in Elverlingsen, will act as a "live replacement parts store" for Daimler’s fleet of third generation electric smart cars, the company said in a statement. The storage facility will also supply energy to the German grid to provide primary balancing power.
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Fin d’Autolib’ : les places et bornes libérées seront dédiées aux véhicules électriques

Fin d’Autolib’ : les places et bornes libérées seront dédiées aux véhicules électriques | Groupe Recharge | Scoop.it
Alors que les élus métropolitains ont acté l’arrêt définitif du dispositif Autolib’, la Mairie de Paris a indiqué que les 3.244 places de stationnement et bornes de recharge libérées par l'abandon du dispositif seront réservées aux conducteurs de véhicules électriques.
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