This week’s EV News wrap includes: EnBW, Audi A6 e-tron, Elocity India, Hero Electric, Jidu, EV Demand in India, Ola Electric and more
EnBW to open Europe’s biggest EV fast charging park in fourth quarter
EnBW has announced it plans to open in the fourth quarter what will be Europe’s biggest public fast charging park for electric vehicles, where 52 EVs will be able to charge using renewable power. The park will be located at the Kamener Kreuz motorway intersection in North-Rhine Westphalia and supply renewable electricity to high-power charging points with a capacity of 300 kilowatt each.
Audi unveils electric A6 e-tron at Auto Shanghai
Audi unveiled an all electric version of its durable A6 sedan as a concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show. The A6 e-tron, like its internal-combustion namesake, is a four-door luxury sedan. Unlike the A6 models currently on the road, the e-tron is built on the company’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technology architecture. In the immediate future, this is the platform on which Audi EVs will be constructed.
New Honda CEO aims for 100% electric vehicles by 2040
Honda Motor’s new chief executive recently said that the company was aiming to increase its ratio of electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles to 100% of all sales by 2040.
Elocity India appoints Prity Singh as MD of Operations
EV charging technology company,Elocity has appointed Prity Singh as the managing director of operations in India. In her new role, she will assume responsibilities for developing Elocity into a market-leading electric vehicle (EV) charging demand management technology provider.
Jidu to invest $7.7 bln into smart cars over next five years says CEO
Jidu Auto, the electric vehicle venture between China’s tech giant Baidu and Chinese automaker Geely, aims to invest $7.70 billion into making smart cars over the next five years, Jidu’s chief executive told Reuters.
14 UP cities to get 700 electric buses this year
The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to operate 700 electric buses in 14 major cities of the state in order to bring down pollution levels.Work is being done at a rapid pace on the project.
Canoo names new CEO, outlines push to make its own vehicles
Canoo Inc has announced that Executive Chairman Tony Aquila will take over as chief executive, and the electric vehicle startup outlined a push to roll out its own vehicles, reports Reuters.
Hero Electric retails over 50,000 electric two wheeler units in 2020
Hero Electric has announced that it retailed over 50,000 units in 2020, the highest ever figure for an electric 2-wheeler manufacturer in India. Hero Electric recently revealed their City Speed range highlighting their ‘no emission’ mission and two of its offerings, Optima and Nyx, gained traction with the Indian audience.
Demand for electric vehicles in India more than doubled in 3 years
In a written reply to a question on electric vehicles in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Arjun Ram Meghwal said that number of registered electric vehicles as per e-vahan portal during the last three years has seen a consistent increase. As against 69,012 units of electric vehicles sold in India during 2017-18, its numbers increased to 143,358 units in 2018-19 and again rising in 2019-20 to 167,041 units. The number included both two-wheelers, three wheelers and buses but two-wheeler sales have been upbeat.
Ola Electric to invest $ 2 Billion to set up world’s largest electric vehicle two-wheeler charging network
Ola Electric Mobility has announced that it will invest $2 billion in the next five years to build world’s largest electric two-wheeler charging network along with its partners. Called Hypercharger Network, Ola said it will provide super-fast charging solutions to all its electric two-wheeler customers, including the scooter that it plans to launch in July