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Solar Sunrise: Lighting the Way with World’s Largest Green Energy Park

Solar Sunrise: Lighting the Way with World’s Largest Green Energy Park

India is taking a big step towards a sustainable future. The Khavda solar park is inaugurated in Gujarat. It covers an area five times the size of Paris and has a capacity of 1,000 MW of electricity production in its first expansion phase. A total capacity of 30 GW is to be realized. As the world's largest energy park, the megaproject will supply millions of households with sustainably generated electricity.

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Post-Winter Review: Electricity Now Cheaper & More Sustainable Than Last Year

Post-Winter Review: Electricity Now Cheaper & More Sustainable Than Last Year

Fears loomed large when Germany’s last nuclear power plant was taken offline about a year ago. However, after the first winter without nuclear power in Germany, it can be confirmed: supply was consistently secure, prices significantly cheaper than in the winter of 2022/2023, and the share of renewable electricity has risen markedly again – a trend also observable in other European countries.

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Renewable Energy: From Vision to Reality

Renewable Energy: From Vision to Reality

In 2023, Germany achieved a historic milestone: over half its electricity came from renewables, leading the EU with a 56% share. Wind energy now surpasses coal, highlighting the nation's green transformation. Despite progress, the expansion of wind turbines remains slow, underscoring the urgent need for enhanced storage technologies to secure a sustainable future.

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2023: More e-bikes than bicycles sold in Germany for the first time

2023: More e-bikes than bicycles sold in Germany for the first time

2023 marks a historic turning point for the bicycle industry and two-wheeled e-mobility: For the first time in Germany, more e-bikes were sold than traditional bicycles, making it a pivotal year. In the European context, Germany, along with the Netherlands, leads the pack. However, the percentage of e-bikes in China is even higher. Despite this surge, the potential of e-bikes to contribute to a transportation revolution is far from being fully realized.

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Car manufacturers invest in their own EV charging networks

Car manufacturers invest in their own EV charging networks

Car manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen are investing in their own charging infrastructure, while Tesla continues to expand its existing Supercharger network.

2024/03/25 - In mid-2023, Porsche opened a premium charging station in Bingen/Rhine, capable of charging up to 300 kW and offering a lounge for customers. This Charging Lounge – with six DC fast charging stations up to 300 kW each and four AC charging points of 22 kW each – serves as the prototype for a planned Europe-wide expansion. Over the next few years, Porsche plans to build similar stations at intervals of 200 to 250 kilometers along major traffic routes in Europe...

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Battery Check for More Transparency

Battery Check for More Transparency

In order to offer drivers of electric cars a simple way of assessing the state of health (SOH) of the battery over its entire service life, TÜV Rheinland is now offering a "Battery Quick Check" in collaboration with Twaice.

2024/03/15 - The condition of the battery is crucial for the resale value of an electric vehicle. Vehicle owners are therefore interested in knowing how far battery degradation has progressed, while potential buyers want to objectively and independently assess the "State Of Health". The battery in electric vehicles is a wear part that deteriorates over time, both through charging and discharging cycles and through the mere passage time. The Battery Quick Check requires that the electric vehicle be connected to...

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5 times faster: New process accelerates battery cell production

5 times faster: New process accelerates battery cell production

One goal in battery development is to maximise the number of battery cells in the battery pack of an electric car. But SVOLT's high-speed stacking is about more than that: the process has many significant advantages.

It was an April Fool's joke in spring 2016 when the fast food chain BURGER KING® presented its new "Square" product line on social media. The first square Whopper® was supposed to require 25 percent less transport costs and up to 32 percent less storage space thanks to more efficient use of space. And all this without changing the portion size.
It was no joke when a large coffee retail chain announced at the beginning of 2023 that...

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Citroën ë-C3: Affordable electric-car comes with battery from SVOLT

Citroën ë-C3: Affordable electric-car comes with battery from SVOLT

According to the media, it is the “electric car game changer” that makes “electric mobility truly affordable for everyone”: the new Citroën ë-C3 will be launched in spring 2024 and can already be ordered now. 

The small car’s battery scores with its impressive technical details. Two key figures explain the euphoric media response to the small French car from Stellantis: the combination of its low entry-level price of just 23,300 euros (without subsidies) and its range of 300 kilometers according to the WLTP-standard. A combination that was previously unheard of for a five-seater compact car. Until now, customers have either had to dig much deeper into...

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