Industry highlights week 18 – 22 April 2022

Sweden – Volvo Cars has made an investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital arm. See the article here.

Nissan Ariya was supposed to introduce the CMF-EV platform to the world, but that production delays would probably give the Renault Mégane E-TECH that primacy. When the French electric SUV was about to cross the finish line, a production interruption at the Douai plant puzzled everything. See the article here.

The Lightyear One is a solar-powered electric car that can travel 725 kilometers on one charge. It uses the power of sunlight to keep its 60 kWh battery charged. In the Netherlands, a pilot project with 50 cars will start this summer. See the article here.

Norway will ban the sales of new ICE cars in 2025, the earliest in the world, but so generously has it incentivised the transition to EVs that it’s nearly already there. In the first two months of this year, 80% of all new cars sold there were electric. See the article here.

This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet. See the article here.

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Industry highlights week 11 – 15 December 2023

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that its next new model – a compact crossover which will be available as a fully-electric car – will be called the Milano. That reverses months of speculation that the car would be called the Brennero.

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Henderson Group and bp pulse have signed a partnership agreement to install ultra-rapid changing for up to 200 electric vehicles (EVs) at around 100 Henderson Retail sites across Northern Ireland within the next two years.

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