US battery recyclers and Volkswagen form alliance

New York The environmental balance of the electric car also depends on a critical question: What happens to the batteries when they are no longer needed? Batteries aren’t just an important component in giving cars longer range – they’re also full of rare raw materials like cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium. Therefore, VW North America … Read more

ZF CEO Scheider moves to Partners Group

Zurich, Stuttgart ZF boss Wolf-Henning Scheider has a new job: The top executive, who is letting his contract with the Friedrichshafen-based car supplier expire, will join private equity firm Partners Group early next year. The Swiss announced on Tuesday. At Partners Group, Scheider will be responsible for what is by far the largest division: the … Read more

How Sono Motors plans the production line

Munich The solar cells span the entire car – over the roof, door, tailgate and fender. Sono Motors installed a total of 456 half-cells in the Sion prototype. They are intended to give the excellent electric car additional power when parked without having to connect a cable. On average, the sun provides energy for 112 … Read more

Premiere at Eurobike 2022: Dutch start-up DOCKR expands its fleet of …

30/06/2022 – 11:35 am DOCKR Mobility Munich / Leusden (NL) (ots) Dutch start-up DOCKR is exhibiting at Eurobike in Frankfurt from 13-17. July 2022 for the first time the new sporty and versatile electric cargo bike Kettler Cargoline HT 600 with the unmistakable DOCKR trim. Based on a flexible and sustainable subscription model, DOCKR wants … Read more

Friday: Google warns of cell phone spying software, slow digitization in Austria

Google has detected spyware on smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan that can read messages and contacts. This is true for both Android and Apple iOS phones. The creator of the software is the Italian RCS Lab, which in the past collaborated with the well-known company Hacking Team. This type of espionage is likely to benefit … Read more

Audi is suing Nio in a trademark dispute

Düsseldorf Chinese carmakers are increasingly pushing for Europe. This is not always without conflict. Audi is currently seeking a legal battle with one of the new electricians from China. VW’s premium subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against Nio in a Munich court, according to group circles. Some of the models offered for the first time … Read more

The Turkish technology company Togg was found in VivaTech, the largest startup …

16/06/2022 – 08:05 Togg Kocaeli, Turkey (ots) High-tech company and pioneer of the electric propulsion ecosystem “Togg connects smart home with mobile services and smart city in a new electric ecosystem” The Turkish consortium will launch the first domestic electric car in 2023. At the state-of-the-art research and development center, specialists and engineers are developing … Read more

The start-up of Munich becomes a pioneer of green aviation: VAERIDION develops …

15/06/2022 – 10:00 Vaeridion GmbH Munich (ots) Munich launch accelerates with a small electric aircraft to be approved and delivered before 2030 VAERIDION the green transformation of aviation. The innovative design of the Microliner is designed for perfect aerodynamics and maximum energy efficiency. In this way, long distances can be achieved with the available battery … Read more

Siemens relies on wireless charging of electronic cars

Inductive charging The simulation roughly shows what a station might look like. (Photo: Siemens) Munich Siemens relies on wireless charging of electric vehicles. The technology group acquires a minority stake in the American start-up WiTricity. The two companies want to develop induction charging systems and promote the introduction of open standards worldwide. “Wireless charging allows … Read more

Porsche is on the hunt for start-ups in the US

Düsseldorf Sports car maker Porsche is increasingly looking for new start-ups in the field of mobility. To this end, the Volkswagen subsidiary in Stuttgart is collaborating with the start-up incubator UP.Labs from the USA and investing an amount in double digits. As Porsche announced on Tuesday, six new companies will be established by 2025. The … Read more