• Romania: Eastern-Europe Largest Electric Bus Order

    The company will supply 123 Solaris Urbino 12 electric and charging infrastructure by the end of 2022. Solaris has been awarded a large order for 123 out of 131 electric buses in a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration for seven local towns and cities. The company is contracted to deliver 123 Solaris Urbino 12 electric (12-meter long) and charging infrastructure (123 40 kW depot chargers…


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  • Dacia Spring EV: 42 000 Lei

    Starting March 20, Dacia opens online pre-orders for the “Comfort Plus” version of its first electric model. It will be available at the price of 18.100 euros (VAT included). Deliveries are scheduled for September. Pre-orders for the “Comfort” version will then be opened, available for 16,800 euros (VAT included). The car can be bought through the Rabla Plus Program (incentives of -9000 Eur), so the price will drop to…


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  • ROMBAT to start production of Li-Ion car batteries

    Romanian battery producer Rombat will start production of cells for Li-Ion car batteries at its new Bucharest plant in the second half of this year. “We have worked hard in the last year to implement the health, safety, environment, quality, and energy management systems, as well as the maintenance system,” announced Alin Ioanes, the new CEO of Rombat. The cells will be delivered to Rombat’s partner that produces car batteries, Prime…


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  • Solaris will deliver 11 trolleybuses to Târgu Jiu

    Solaris Bus & Coach, a European leader in the production of electric vehicles for public transport, announces that it will deliver 11 state-of-the-art Trollino 12 trolleybuses in the municipality of Targu Jiu. The new trolleybuses will start transporting passengers in the first part of 2022. According to the company, the contract was recently signed, following an auction launched by the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, and its total…


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  • Galati installs fast chargers via AFM Municipality Financing

    Galati decided to ensure broad public network of chargers by accessing funding for 15 fast charging stations for electric cars , each with 50 kW DC and 22 kW AC dual gun types . Each station installed by Telekom Romania will be able to serve two electric cars or plug-in hybrids at the same time. The project for power stations in the Danube city was won by Telekom E-Mobility and they will install…


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  • Suceava installed 43 chargers for EV Buses

    ABB supplied Suceava with thirty 50 kW Terra 54 HV charging stations and thirteen 150 kW charging stations to power the fleet of electric buses. Thus, Terra 54 HV chargers will provide electricity for overnight bus charging, while 150 kW chargers will ensure the fast charging of buses during the day at the depot. HVPCs provide high load power, thus ensuring maximum vehicle availability. The ABB solution installed in Suceava provides…


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  • GM: Wireless battery management system

    General Motors will rely on an “an almost completely wireless battery management system” for its upcoming electric car models. The company claims that the system should thus be much easier to adapt to new models from a common set of battery components. GM worked with the company Analog Devices on what they call the wBMS (wireless Battery Management System). The aim is to help bring GM’s Ultium electric vehicles to…


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  • EV Scrappage subsidies budget for 2020 exhausted. Increase is in discussion

    The budget of the Rabla Plus 2020 Subsidies Program, of 140 million lei (~28 mil eur), was exhausted in just 5 months. The program started this year on March 25 with a bonus of 45,000 lei (9,300 euros) for the purchase of a new electric car, which the buyer can not alienate in the first year. Individuals have reserved almost double the number of eco-cars purchased through the Environmental Fund…


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  • Trofeul Iasi Electric Race

    Race Trophy Stage CNSS 2020 is held between 2nd and 4th of October in Iasi, Romania. At this edition electric vehicles can participate. For more details on the space of the competition, the program of the event, as well as the benefits of participation as a partner / sponsor, please download the attached document. In perioada 02-04.10.2020 este organizat evenimentul “Trofeul IASI etapa CNSS 2020” unde pot participa autovehicule electrice. Pentru…


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  • Europe’s big battery bet

    Europe has a master plan to build a world-class battery industry, almost from scratch: Spend big, and spend now. There’s just one problem: The competition is already streets ahead. The European Commission, supported by a cluster of countries, has spent more than three years working up a strategy to jumpstart projects across the battery value chain — everything from mining raw materials needed in battery packs and cell production itself…


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