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Sono Motors Abandons Plans to Produce Solar-Powered Electric Car
Sono Motors has abandoned its plans to produce the electric car "Sion" with solar cells integrated into the body. The company will now pivot to retrofitting and integrating its solar technology onto third party vehicles, a move that is far less capital-intensive.
Mar 1, 2023 // Transport, Germany, Sono Motors, Europe, Sion
General Motors Commits $650 Million to Secure EV Raw Materials
General Motors invests $650 million in lithium mining to secure its electric vehicle supply chain and support its future production of more than 1 million EVs annually in North America by 2025.
Feb 1, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Transport, USA, North America, EV, General Motors
Sono Motors hopeful of getting needed funding for solar car programme
German solar mobility firm Sono Motors, subsidiary of Sono Group NV (NASDAQ: SEV), on Tuesday said it has secured over EUR 40 million (USD 43m) in consumer commitments in the recentlies as part of its ongoing #savesion campaign focused on rescuing its Sion solar car project.
Jan 19, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Germany, Sono Motors, Europe
Fleet of Solar Ferries to be Introduced in Saryu River in Ayodhya, UP
The Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) is preparing the deployment of 10 solar ferries that will help the tourism in the city and take pilgrims on local voyages. Each ferry will certainly have photovoltaic panels set up on its roofing. There will certainly also be waterproofing of the lithium batteries.
Jan 9, 2023 // Transport, Solar Panels, lithium batteries, Ayodhya Development Authority, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Saryu River, Vishal Singh, Yogi Adityanath
Unofficial range record for "Sunswift 7"
The solar-powered electrical car "Sunswift 7" established by a team of pupils at the University of New South Wales in Australia has actually established an unofficial globe record-- pending alert of the dimension results-- for electrical cars to cover 1,000 kilometers on one battery fee. An access in the Guinness Book of Records has been obtained.
Dec 21, 2022 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, University of New South Wales
Sono Motors introduces campaign to rescue Sion solar car project
German solar mobility firm Sono Motors has released a campaign to save its Sion solar-electric car, which seeks to protect 3,500 Sion appointments, as it admitted it fell short to elevate adequate funds to continue the project.
Dec 12, 2022 // Transport, Sono Motors, Sion
UAE Obtains its Initial Solar-Powered Car
Prior to getting on sale officially following year, the globe's very first solar automobile that awaits manufacturing has landed in the United Arab Emirates. The Lightyear 0 will work on solar energy, and its makers assert that driving it for months at once without recharging is possible.
Oct 19, 2022 // Transport, Asia, UAE
Dubai to green Jumeirah Lakes Towers district with 6.3 MW of solar carports
UAE's biggest free-trade zone Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and also a device of Dubai Electricity as well as Water Authority (DEWA) have accepted provide 6.3 MW of solar car shades across the Jumeirah Lakes Towers community to support its decarbonisation.
Oct 14, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Dewa, solar car, Asia, UAE, DMCC
Deutsche Post tests solar-powered ship for parcel shipping in Germany
Deutsche Post AG (ETR: DPW), operating as Deutsche Post DHL, is testing the transport of parcels on the Spree river in Berlin with a solar-powered ship as part of a pilot project which is the initial of its kind in Germany.
Oct 7, 2022 // Transport, Germany, Europe, Deutsche Post AG, solar-powered ship
Solar-powered carmaker Lightyear raises $85M and gears up for production
Lightyear, a Dutch startup creating a long-range solar-powered car, today announced that it has raised EUR86 million ($ 85 million) as it prepares to start production of its first vehicle in the coming months.
Sep 6, 2022 // Transport, Germany, Europe, Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot
Tesla reveals solar array extender trailer with SpaceX Starlink internet terminal
Tesla has revealed a new solar variety extender trailer with a SpaceX Starlink internet satellite system at a presentation in Germany, however don't expect to be able to buy it any time soon.
Jul 5, 2022 // Transport, TESLA
Wild Lightyear 0 Goes 44 Miles on Solar Power Alone, Has 388-Mile EV Range
Dutch brand name Lightyear is finally prepared to place its $266,000 solar car into manufacturing.
Jun 13, 2022 // Transport, Europe, Netherlands, Lightyear 0
Enerparc seals solar PPA with VW manufacturing facility in Germany
German carmaker Volkswagen AG (ETR: VOW) will power its electric car factory in the eastern city of Zwickau with electricity from a nearby 5.3-MW solar plant that will certainly be commissioned by solar developer Enerparc AG in the coming weeks.
Apr 27, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Transport, Germany, PPA, Europe, Enerparc
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Apr 27, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Transport, China, Europe, Asia, solar module, solar-and-storage