The AVINYA Concept, NIO Ramp-Up Breaks Record, Kia & The Ocean Cleanup — EV News Today

Highlights of this week’s electric vehicle news include the 200,000th NIO Vehicle, more electric bus orders, the AVINYA Concept, an ABB–Shell collab, a Volkswagen–bp collab, and more. Read on!

Electric Car & Bike News

New paradigm of innovation: Tata passenger electric mobility proudly showcases its new vision, a concept built on its pure EV architecture

Derived from the Sanskrit language, the name AVINYA stands for ‘Innovation’. The AVINYA Concept introduces a new typology of mobility that liberates enormous roominess and comfort, not restricted by traditional segmentation. It comes packed with new age technology, software and Artificial Intelligence that work in the background to deliver wellness and tranquility during transit.”

New paradigm of innovation: Tata passenger electric mobility proudly showcases its new vision, a concept built on its pure EV architecture

NIO Inc. provides April 2022 delivery update

  • NIO delivered 5,074 vehicles in April 2022
  • NIO delivered 30,842 vehicles year-to-date in 2022, increasing by 13.5% year-over-year
  • Cumulative deliveries of vehicles as of April 30, 2022 reached 197,912

Photo courtesy of NIO.

200,000th NIO vehicle rolls off production line

“From May 2018 to April 2022, NIO reached the production milestone of 200,000 units in less than four years. It only took NIO around one year to produce the second 100,000 vehicles, setting a new record for production speed of its kind.”

First electric minibus for Forest Green Rovers Football Club

Volkswagen Kassel will be the e-motor center of the future

Neymar Jr. e.GO Mobile becomes a Global Brand Ambassador

Loaded car carriers spotted leaving Giga Texas – are customer Model Y Standard Range deliveries about to begin?

Arcimoto vehicles reclassified as autocycles in the State of Maryland

Alabama passes autocycle bill allowing three-wheeled vehicles to be operated without a motorcycle license or helmet

Subaru of America, Inc. Today announced pricing on its first-ever all-electric SUV, the 2023 Subaru Solterra

TVR announces electric sports car for 2024

EV Charging

Number of rapid chargers available via Kia Charge grows by a third

“More than 2,500 rapid chargers (50kW+) are now available via Kia Charge, as of April 2022. Kia Charge — an exclusive service designed to simplify public EV charging — now gives Kia owners access to more DC connectors in the UK than almost any other brand.”

  • ABB E-mobility signs new global framework agreement (GFA) with Shell to supply its full portfolio of charging solutions
  • The GFA builds on a long-standing partnership between the two companies and will see ABB E-mobility support Shell in creating a global charging network
  • Charging solutions supplied by ABB will include Terra 360, the world’s fastest all-in-one electric car charger

ABB E-mobility to supply its full portfolio of charging solutions to Shell under new GFA

“Volkswagen’s innovative Flexpole 150kW charging units, each of which feature two charge points, have an integrated battery storage system, overcoming One of the biggest obstacles to the rapid roll-out of fast charging infrastructure in Europe today — the need for high-powered grid connections. The Flexpole units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid, which removes the requirement for a dedicated substation and costly construction work, significantly reducing installation times while still providing fast charging speeds of up to 150kW02enough to deliver up to 160km of driving in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the model of electric vehicle.”

Bernard Looney and Herbert Diess launching the first bp / Aral flexpole fast charger.

Quality offensive: Volkswagen makes charging easier and more convenient

FreeWire Technologies announces $125 million Series D financing to accelerate deployment and development of next-gen EV charging technology and energy management services

New EV chargers coming to Ontario

Electric Buses & Trucks

Independent study confirms cost savings & emissions advantages for heavy-duty trucks running ClearFlame’s engine modification technology

Volta Trucks reveals its full-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants

World premiere at the Q-Days 2022: QUANTRON presents the QUANTRON QARGO 4 EV Light Truck for the first time and presents an extended portfolio

Advancing City Safety: ZF presents new collision mitigation system for city bus applications

More orders from Milan — 75 electric Solaris buses will make their way to Italy

75 electric Solaris buses will make their way to Italy


Indy autonomous challenge racecar and Team PoliMOVE set new land speed record for autonomous racecar

Quiet, clean and smart: New electric autonomous bus is ready for riders

Automated vehicles will create a shift in workforce

Electric Ferries

Government commits $27m for electric ferries in Auckland

The new electric ferries will seat up to 200 people. Image courtesy of EV Maritime.

Zero-Emissions Tractors

Solectrac continues to advance fully electric, zero-emissions tractor sales with new dealer retail partnership in the Southeast

Electrifying Tractors: Good for the Community, Good for the Consumer, Good for the Earth


MAHLE and volytica diagnose electric vehicle batteries via charging plugs

Image courtesy of MAHLE and volytica

Umicore and ACC enter strategic partnership for EV battery materials in Europe

Benchmark Mineral: China’s zero-COVID policies weigh on lithium and cobalt prices

Nornickel and Rosatom sign cooperation agreement; possible lithium mining JV to develop Kolmozerskoye

EV Investments/Business Deals

Pepper Motion closes €30 million financing round

Advanced manufacturing supercluster spurs $76 million in zero-emission vehicle investments

Thailand boosts carmaking prospects with Toyota EV deal

AirCapture, OCOchem and partners win $2.93 million US Department of Energy grant

Solar News

New PV water heater from Germany

US solar industry prepares for solar panel supply issues

Renu Robotics is tackling utility-scale solar landscaping problems

Gov. DeSantis vetoes Florida bill that jeopardized solar net-metering

Seneca Nation of Indians starts new solar installation branch

California bill would boost low-income community solar + storage projects

EPFL achieves 29.2% efficiency for tandem solar cell with fully textured silicon


Kia partners with The Ocean Cleanup in the journey to become a ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’

Creating jobs and investment in mobility

Kia partners with The Ocean Cleanup in the journey to become a ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’



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