Month: October 2020

WINTER GARDEN, Fla, Oct., 30, 2020 – ABC Companies, a leading provider to the motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transportation market in the United States and Canada, will soon be the first to offer a motorcoach-diesel-to-electric-repower program for North American operators. Together with Lightning eMotors, formerly known as Lightning Systems, the partners have created a five-step
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Samsung SDI, one of the major EV battery suppliers, has noticeably increased its revenues in the past quarter by over 20% year-over-year, to probably an all-time level of $2.72 billion. The good news is that the business overall is also very profitable right now: Revenue: 3,087 billion KRW, ≈$2.72 billion (up 20.2% year-over-year) Revenue (Li-ion Battery
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Battery electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles have unique marketplaces. Electric vehicles that must minimize weight (e.g. heavy duty trucks and airplanes) consider fuel cells as a primary power source for electrification, as they reduce the significant battery weight associated with battery electric vehicles. Engineers are continuing to develop new fuel cell designs for vehicles.
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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched a new strategic initiative to drive EV innovation.  The 100% EV initiative aims to enable rapid innovation by unifying fragmented development processes, bringing together previously siloed disciplines in order to unlock innovation and enable widespread adoption of EV technologies ahead of regulatory deadlines.  Hexagon says its design, engineering and manufacturing
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s service push, changes to Tesla’s regen braking, Model 3 2021 gets its EPA rating, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle
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Islington Council takes delivery of its first 100 per cent electric Renault ZOEs Six zero-emissions-in-use superminis to be used across the borough by the Council’s Voids Team Supports Islington Council’s drive to have a greener fleet and make borough a cleaner and healthier place Renault ZOE chosen for its value, real-world range and flexible charging
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By Joey Klender Posted on October 30, 2020 Tesla has outsold Volkswagen, Renault, Hyundai-Kia, and BMW in electric vehicle sales in 2020 so far, new data shows. The Elon Musk-led Tesla, based out of Silicon Valley, California, holds 18% of the total 2020 market share in EV sales. The next closest automaker is Volkswagen, with
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Twenty-two global leading experts held an urgent virtual workshop, convened by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about the connection between the degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks. The resulting report (which you can read here) states that future pandemics will become more frequent, spread more rapidly, do more damage to
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The Journey to Automation award presented by the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) has named Continental the Overall Winner in the award’s six categories, and the winner of the Tire Technology Award. The UK-based trade journal honored Continental for its Conti C.A.R.E. tire concept. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrification.) is a wheel/tire concept that uses
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Tesla is apparently starting to test discounted rates at Supercharger stations in order to offset expensive peak demand charges. Do you think it’s going to work? Electric utilities are making large energy users pay ‘demand charges’ during peak use that can be quite taxing, especially to charging station operators. Charging stations by nature suffer from
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An electric pickup with in-wheel motors plays tug-of-war. A survey shows automotive suppliers want more EVs and higher mileage standards. And an “electrified” Ram truck is on that way: Is it plug-in hybrid or fully electric? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lordstown Motors staged a stunt that repeats one done by Tesla
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SAE International has published a new global standard that specifies both the vehicle-side and charger-side requirements for wireless charging of EVs. The new standard, SAE J2954, was more than a decade in the making. In 2007, when SAE began its research, there were few EVs on the market, and wireless power transfer (WPT) may have
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Panasonic announced that it is working with Tesla to build a new prototype production line to produce its 4680 battery cell at Gigafactory Nevada. In a conference call following the release of its latest earnings, Panasonic’s Chief Financial Officer Hirokazu Umeda announced that they are working with Tesla to produce its new 4680 battery cell
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Despite governments the world over practically forcing electric vehicles down our collective throat via stringent emission standards, the average person living in North America hasn’t changed their mind on them. According to a recent survey by J.D. Power, the “Mobility Confidence Index” for battery-electric vehicles remains largely neutral. Even as global lockdowns have made them
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The SSC Tuatara might be the fastest production vehicle on the planet, but the record isn’t yet official. SSC claims it set a new production-vehicle land-speed record of 316.11 mph on Oct. 10. Two weeks after the record attempt, the Washington-based automaker has yet to have an independent third party verify and certify the GPS
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GM’s all electric Hummer EV was a big splash from the legacy manufacturer but Tesla’s Q3 results and the release of the Full Self Driving update may have just outdone that. InsideEVs contributor Tom Moloughney will be here to help me sort through this and other electric car news WATCH NEXT: https://youtu.be/_nrkVuu6W4g Subscribe to Tom
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