7,000 worldwide sales of LEVC, Renault Scenic Vision Concept, Bike to Work Day electric taxis — EV News Updates


May 20 is World Bee Day and National Bike to Work Day. In addition to these special celebrations, we have news on free electric taxi rides this week, fun concept cars, Volvo customers now having access to over 270,000 charging stations in Europe, growth in taxi sales electrical, and more. Continue reading.

Electric car

Renault Scenic Vision concept car

“Renault is writing a new chapter in its history with Scenic Vision, an innovative concept car that brings the brand’s vision for a greener, safer and more inclusive future to life.”

Renault Scénic Vision concept car.

“The Scenic Vision embodies the brand’s sustainability commitments and encapsulates them in a single vehicle. Its smart design and manufacturing incorporates methods Groupe Renault and its brands will use to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and globally by 2050. Notably, this includes Renault aiming for an all-electric range by 2030.

“Outside, Scenic Vision presents Renault’s future 100% electric family cars. Inside, it invites travelers into a new era, a future where technology and innovation will make the world more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Renault Scénic Vision concept car.

LEVC Celebrates 7,000 Global Electric Taxi Sales Milestone With Free Taxi Rides

Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “LEVC is proud to have sold 7,000 TX electric taxis around the world. The iconic black taxi can now be seen from Paris to Madrid and from Cairo to Tokyo; it truly is a vehicle for everyone, everywhere.

“As the iconic ‘black cab’ is such an integral part of the London landscape, we wanted to mark 7,000 global sales of our TX in the capital. As the British people will also be celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, we thought that it was fitting to bring a classic British street party theme to our three celebration taxis.

“The black cab has been a familiar sight on city streets for over a hundred years and today’s TX has never been more fit for its purpose. Offering unparalleled accessibility, capable of zero emissions and eliminating the range anxiety, the TX is the ideal choice for taxi drivers and passengers in any city.

Electric taxi from LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company).

Electric taxi from LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company).

“As of today (Thursday 19and May) until Thursday 26and In May, there will be three unique ‘celebration taxis’ roaming central London. Each will be outfitted with a unique exterior, as well as a special surprise inside for passenger enjoyment, celebrating not only 7,000 global TX sales, but also the upcoming Jubilee.

“Over the next seven days, anyone who hails one of the three distinctive taxis will be able to travel from their pick-up point to any destination within the North and South Circular*, with the fare paid by LEVC .”

Polestar reports strong start to 2022 with record sales, continued growth and market expansion

“Polestar, the premium performance electric car brand, reported record sales for the first four months of 2022 along with excellent global order intake fueled by continued expansion into new and existing markets. first four months of the year, vehicle sales more than doubled to approximately 13,600 and the Company’s orders more than tripled to nearly 23,000 compared to the same period in 2021.

“During the period, Polestar increased its global presence to 23 markets, up from 19 at the end of 2021, putting the company on track to achieve its goal of 30 total markets by the end of 2023. new markets in the Middle East and Europe will soon be joined by Spain and Portugal. Plans are underway to begin operations in Israel and Italy later in 2022.

“In addition, Polestar announced a global partnership with car rental company Hertz to supply 65,000 cars over the next five years.”

Chioma Nnadi arrives at the Met Gala 2022 in a Polestar 2.

Announcing Switch Live at The Classic presented by myenergi

“Visitors to the award-winning three-day event will not only be treated to the world’s biggest retro racing party at the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, but also the opportunity to test-drive an impressive selection of electric cars on the stunning open circuit roads in the countryside surrounding the famous Formula 1 venue.”

Light switch

Volkswagen and Mahindra sign partnership agreement for MEB electrical components in Chennai

“Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) are exploring the use of SEM electrical components for Mahindra’s new “born electrical platform”. The two parties announced today that they signed a partnership agreement on May 18 to assess the scope of the collaboration. Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electrical components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells. The partnership agreement assesses the scope of the collaboration – it indicates binding rules for the assessment phase as well as the non-binding scope of the supply. The binding supply agreement will be continuously negotiated, constructively and in accordance with the law to be concluded by the end of 2022.”

CEO Tavares marks a new era for Stellantis in India

“During interactions with the media, Stellantis SA CEO Carlos Tavares highlighted India’s strategic importance to Stellantis and his vision for evolving its operations under the Dare the future 2030 overall strategic plan.

“The merged companies that formed Stellantis have invested over €1 billion since 2015 to build a lasting footprint in the country and grow their brands in line with the Indian government’s plan to grow the automotive industry through its initiative” Make in India” under the leadership of Hon. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

“India is already a major sourcing hub for vehicles, components and mobility technologies and hosts the heart of Stellantis ICT while contributing strongly to global software development. With its diverse talent base and proven expertise in R&D and engineering, Stellantis India is at the heart of Stellantis.

Electric trucks

Lunaz Applied Technologies Reveals Anatomy of Recycled Recycling Truck Ahead of Nationwide Rollout

“Ahead of a historic nationwide rollout of recycled industrial electric vehicles (UEVs), Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT) reveals its earliest and most ambitious design and powertrain requirements. After a preliminary development phase, which consumed a collective total of 240 years of intensive development by the brand’s engineering and design functions, LAT achieved all of the goals depicted in the illustration, creating the first truck of UEV recycling in the world.

UEV design, development and technology changes visually

“These essential vehicles, based on the Mercedes-Benz Econic platform, are cleaner, cheaper and better equipped than their newest battery-electric counterparts. Following the large influx of government contracts, these VUs will operate recycling collection routes for several councils, including a number of London boroughs.

“In recycling end-of-life Mercedes-Benz Econic recycling trucks, LAT has leveraged the same unrivaled design and engineering expertise responsible for creating the famous Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Range Rovers and Jaguars. UEVs that belong to the Lunaz Design brand. These products have recently received considerable media attention after Lunaz investor David Beckham presented his son Brooklyn Beckham with a Jaguar XK140 at his recent nuptials.

EV charging

Volvo Cars simplifies public charging with new app integration

“With the integration of the Plugsurfing platform directly into the Volvo Cars app, drivers of fully electric Volvo cars in Europe now have a wider choice of public electric vehicle charging networks at their fingertips.

“By enhancing the functionality of the Volvo Cars app, Volvo customers now have access to more 270,000 charging stations across the continent and across borders, while being able to pay to top it all up from a single, seamless gateway.


Bike to Work – or anywhere – to save fuel

Image by Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica.


Lamborghini’s bees are busy supporting environmental biomonitoring

On World Bee Day on May 20, the growing population of 600,000 Lamborghini bees is busy monitoring CO2 levels in the area surrounding the headquarters of super sports car manufacturer Sant’Agata Bolognese. With 13 hives established in the Lamborghini Park apiary, approximately 120,000 of the bees forage in the local area and provide data for the company’s environmental biomonitoring program, launched in 2016 as part of its commitment to protect the ecosystem. .

Lamborghini on World Bee Day. Image courtesy of Lamborghini.

The Technology Behind Bee Studies

“Through its partnership with the Audi Environmental Foundation, Lamborghini last year introduced new “technology” beehives, equipped with instruments to measure internal and external temperature, humidity and wind speed. They also contain electronic scales for weighing the hive, to remotely monitor whether the bees are collecting enough nectar and pollen and whether the family is growing as expected. Both technology hives have a built-in SIM card that can transmit measured data. »

Biomonitoring project with bees. Image courtesy of Lamborghini.

The Roe v. Wade bodes ill for the air, wetlands and the EPA

“Science and the United States Supreme Court are becoming oil and water, much to the delight of Big Oil and the terror of those who support actions that protect our planet. It is the involvement of reasoning of judge Samuel Alito in his escape draft of the High Court’s potential decision to restrict reproductive rights by setting aside Roe vs. Wade.”

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The finished project: Tesla Model 3 converted into an off-road tank with chains instead of wheels. Credit: Real Life Guys / YouTube via Tesla Oracle



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