Month: November 2020

General Motors and Nikola Corporation have finalized a partnership first announced in September. But unlike the deal originally discussed, the memorandum of understanding announced by the two companies Monday does not include plans for GM to manufacture the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. GM will, however, supply its Hydrotec fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7
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Volvo Trucks North America has won $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program will provide $20 million, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will add $1.7 million for charging infrastructure. Volvo Trucks will deliver
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Auto manufacturing guru Sand Munro will be here to defend a few challenges to Tesla and Elon Musks claims and plans made during the Tesla battery day. WATCH NEXT ( Sandy’s Video ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJlEiZpJg2c OUR SPONSORS: ❤️ Climate XChange: Enter the Climate XChange raffle for a chance to win a Tesla at: https://carbonraffle.org/?utm_source=eforelectric ❤️ NeoCharge:
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Last month we reported that Tesla posted increased EPA range figures for all of its models. The Model Y now has a 326-mile EPA range rating, which is ten miles more than it had when it launched 6 months earlier.  That prompted the youTube channel, What Drives You, to conduct a highway range test to
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About 15% of U.S. diesel trucks that were originally certified with emissions controls have had those systems tampered with.  That’s among the takeaways from a U.S. EPA report released last Friday. It suggests an environmental and public-health impact that within the U.S. could exceed that of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, given the prevalence of such
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A special short news update on the recent launch/reveal of the much hyped Faraday Future FF 91. Hint: It’s not slow. Normal Fully Charged weekly shows start next week. Happy New Year. We couldn’t keep making this show without the help of our wonderful crowdfunding patreons. If you enjoy the show and you want to
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QuantumScape Corporation has completed its combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, and from today (November 27) on it is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “QS”. Net proceeds from the deal amounted to about $680 million. The company attracted a lot of attention from investors, including Volkswagen which invested
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With the deployment of 8 new electric buses from Netherlands-based manufacturer Ebusco, the Munich Traffic Association (MVG) has fully electrified the city’s bus line 144, which runs over the Landshutter Allee and through Olympia Park. The new 12-meter Ebusco 2.2 city buses join 4 Ebusco buses that were delivered to Munich earlier this year. Line
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TRB Lightweight Structures has created a new production process to deliver continuous-fiber thermoset composite parts at high volume. This automated manufacturing process is now being used to supply a global Tier 1 powertrain manufacturer with battery components for electric buses. TRB’s manufacturing process combines proprietary snap-cure resins and in-house-produced prepreg materials with robotic production to
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