Volkswagen intends to gain competencies in battery cells to be able produce and recycle them in-house. Volkswagen Group is moving forward with its comprehensive electrification plan – the latest step was the launch of battery cell development and pilot production at its Salzgitter site in Germany. The German manufacturer is investing some €100 million in
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Since the beginning of 2018, Bosch has won electromobility-related orders worth roughly €13 billion, including production projects for electric powertrains for passenger cars and light trucks. The company is fast-tracking electrification, as well as developing higher-efficiency ICEs and investing in fuel cells, automated driving and technology for mobility services. At the beginning of 2019, Bosch
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Electric car charging firm IONITY is as joint venture between BMW Group, Ford, Daimler AG, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, has been joined by new shareholder Hyundai Motor Group – accelerating IONITY’s mission to make long distance EV travel across Europe a reality. The Hyundai Motor Group includes the Hyundai and Kia brands.
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Montreal-based startup Taiga Motors began life in 2015 as a spin-out from the racing team at McGill University, where co-founders Paul Achard, Gabriel Bernatchez and Sam Bruneau worked on electric powertrains. The company has developed a line of electric snowmobiles, and has now announced an electric watercraft (as reported by Electrek). The Taiga Orca features
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German battery maker AKASOLhas announced several new Li-ion battery solutions which it plans to begin mass-producing in the next 6 to 12 months. The company’s new flagship battery, the AKAModule CYC, features liquid-cooled battery modules, and claims specific energy of 221 Wh/kg. AKASOL says its new modules are scalable and can be integrated into various
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Battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and Daimler Trucks & Buses have signed an agreement for CATL to provide Daimler with Li-ion battery modules beginning in 2021. The agreement covers the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 electric trucks. Frank Reintjes, Daimler’s Head of Global Powertrain, E-Mobility and Manufacturing Engineering, said, “We are constantly
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Outcomes from yesterday’s UN Climate Action Summit. The Netherlands agrees to build one of the largest solar farms in the country. Panasonic announces a new residential battery storage system. Making noise in this Mexican restaurant creates green energy. The Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A daily technical, financial,
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If there’s ever been a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 is it. It’s a compact hatchback, and an all-electric car from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines. How does it measure up to that lofty standard? Subscribe for the latest GreenCarReports.com videos: http://bit.ly/12upBka Watch More Videos on GreenCarReports.com:
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Delphi Technologies has begun volume production of an 800 V silicon carbide (SiC) inverter. The component uses silicon carbide-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology. Delphi’s announcement follows a recent partnership with SiC semiconductors manufacturer Cree, which will combine Cree’s MOSFETs with Delphi’s traction drive inverters and DC/DC converters and chargers. Delphi’s new inverters are supported
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Months after launching its new Supercharger V3, we haven’t seen many next-generation stations from Tesla, but now we have confirmation that the automaker is bringing a Supercharger V3 to Florida. In March, Tesla launched the new version of its Supercharger to enable a new top charge rate of 250 kW. The update has been long-anticipated because Tesla has
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Short Drives to Get Acquainted with Hot, New Cars The MPG event had strong participation from carmakers Motor Press Guild (MPG), the Southern California trade association for automotive journalists, regularly brings together writers with automotive industry representatives. The most recent of these events was held in mid-September at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, high in the
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Jonny hopped over to the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab to experience, among many other exciting vehicles, a fully autonomous Renault ZOE (with weird doors.) For the very observant, you will see that the experimental autonomous vehicle is using the previous version of the ZOE, not the latest iteration. More info from Renault: https://bit.ly/2VJlhny We couldn’t keep
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Sponsored by Scheugenpflug Scheugenpflug focuses on e-mobility and autonomous driving and, with its high-quality dispensing solutions, is accompanying an imminent turn of events in the growth field of mobility. Digitalization, e-mobility, autonomous driving, industry 4.0 and energy system transformation: Many of today’s megatrends would be unachievable without safe, reliable electronics. These electronics are becoming smaller,
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): What’s happening today at the UN Climate Action Summit. Countries need to triple climate emissions targets to limit 2C global heating. Global electric bus adoption will triple by 2025. More Americans are worried about the environment — but they have to make real changes. The Electrek Green Energy
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