Renault Trucks broadens its all-electric lineup

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Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric lineup. There is a now wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles: the Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E can now accommodate 66 kWh battery packs. now feature 66 kWh batteries.

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Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon

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Lion Electric will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon; the first two will be delivered this year. Our all-electric trucks will be a valuable addition to Amazon’s trucking operations as they work to deliver on their sustainability goals. Electric (Battery

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Successful first flight of the world?s largest all-electric aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

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magniX, a company developing electric propulsion systems for aircraft, and AeroTEC, a leading independent company focused on aerospace testing, engineering and certification, announced the successful flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B.

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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane: ACCEL

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Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. The ACCEL project team includes key partners YASA, the electric motor and controller manufacturer, and aviation start-up Electroflight. Aviation Electric (Battery

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XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

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In 2020, more than 50 SPACs have been formed in the US as of the beginning of August, raising some $21.5 XL has strong demand momentum with a $220-million 12-month sales pipeline and forecasted revenue of more than $21 million in 2020 and $75 million in 2021.

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Škoda starts series production of MEB-based all-electric Enyaq

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ŠKODA AUTO has begun series production of the electric ENYAQ iV at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The battery-electric SUV is the first ŠKODA series production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first series-production model that was designed as an all-electric vehicle from the outset. Depending on the battery size, the range is up to 536 kilometers (333 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

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Tesla X is OCTA’s first all-electric vanpool vehicle

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The Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a Tesla Model X SUV as its first all-electric vehicle in the OCTA Vanpool program. The all-electric vanpool vehicle is being used by five employees who work in Seal Beach at the Naval Weapons Station.

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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The first pilot Volvo VNR Electric truck will operate at the Volvo Trucks North America TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Mercedes-Benz will be producing 8 all-electric EQ models in 2022

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In 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ global portfolio will include eight all-electric Mercedes-EQ models. The global Mercedes-Benz production network is ready for the company’s electric product offensive and is integrating its Mercedes-EQ models into series production in its existing plants.

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All-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype exceeds testing target; 1502 hp, quarter-mile in 8.27s

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The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype has blazed through a quarter-mile in 8.27 Batteries Electric (Battery

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DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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DEUTZ combines diesel, gas, hybrid, electric and hydrogen technologies to create optimal solution for every customer. DEUTZ presented the all-electric JLG telescopic handler concept G5-18A, which was developed in collaboration with JLG. liters and a 48 volt electric motor.

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Ford Performance unveils all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 electric dragster prototype

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Ford Performance has unveiled a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion. Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit.

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Line 144 in Munich all-electric with 8 new Ebusco buses; first fully electric line

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From now on, line 144 will be driven entirely electrically with these buses—his is the first fully electric line in Munich. The second line is already on its way; line 100 will also run entirely electrically by the end of the year. Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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NASA releases concept images of all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane in final Mod IV configuration

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NASA has released a series of concept images of the all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane ( earlier post ), showcasing aspects of its final Mod IV configuration during different flight modes. Aviation Batteries Electric (Battery

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Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis to develop all-electric chassis MT50e for delivery truck applications

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Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) announced a collaboration to develop the MT50e, a new all-electric delivery truck chassis. The all-electric chassis can support a GVWR of 16,000 to 23,000 pounds, with no reduction in cargo volume capacity.

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GM to invest $2.2B at Detroit-Hamtramck to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs; GM’s first fully-dedicated EV plant

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billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM’s first all-electric truck will be a pickup with production scheduled to begin in late 2021. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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All-electric member of new Mercedes S-Class on market next year: EQS based on new electric architecture

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Mercedes-Benz’ EQS—the all-electric member in the new S-Class range—will arrive on the market next year. The EQS is the first to use the new electric architecture for electric vehicles of the luxury and executive segment at Mercedes-Benz. Electric (Battery

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BMW Group plans > €30B on future-oriented technologies up to 2025; all-electric 7 Series model coming

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We have set ourselves clear targets for 2020. All measures and initiatives implemented in conjunction with Performance > NEXT are taking us in the right direction. At that stage, the BMW Group will offer five all-electric series production vehicles.

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Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo will jointly develop an all-electric platform based on Canoo’s fully scalable, proprietary skateboard design ( earlier post ) for upcoming Hyundai and Kia EVs and PBVs (purpose-built vehicles) ( earlier post ).

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ViriCiti launches automatic tool for all-electric mode for BAE Systems? Series-ER electric hybrid buses

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ViriCiti, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has developed a new functionality that enables fleet operators with Series-ER (Electric Range) electric hybrid systems on transit buses to switch the engine on or off automatically in predefined geofenced areas. Bus Electric (Battery

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Kawasaki Heavy taps Corvus Energy for batteries for first all-electric tanker

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries has selected Corvus Energy to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for the first zero-emissions electric “e5 tanker” currently under construction for Asahi Tanker Co., The battery-powered vessel was designed by e5 Lab Inc.,

Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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Bremen’s public transport provider Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered five new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses equipped with solid-state batteries. The batteries combine a very high energy density with a particularly long service life.

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XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. for federal testing, as is required for all new bus models that are purchased using federal funds.

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NYC Mayor orders all-electric fleet by 2040 and end to expansion of fossil-fuel-related infrastructure

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week issued an executive order specifying the attainment of an all-electric “carbon-neutral” fleet by the year 2040. The CFTP will outline alternative fuel, fuel efficiency and electrification for all City fleet units by type. Electric (Battery) Fleets PolicyNew York City operates more than 30,000 owned and leased vehicles (on-road and off-road), the largest municipal fleet in the United States.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos.

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Corvus Energy to supply batteries for five new electric ferries

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The aim of GVB’s extensive newbuilding and retrofit program aims is that the entire fleet will be hybrid or fully electric by 2025. With the new batteries from Corvus, we get are able to equip ships with bigger power demands which mean that we expand the number of hybrid vessels.

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First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems.

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Bentley plans to go all-plug-in by 2026, all-electric by 2030

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Bentley plans to make its entire lineup plug-in hybrid or all-electric by 2026, and will switch entirely to battery-electric vehicles by 2030.

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Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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Daimler Trucks also presented for the first time a preview of a purely battery-powered long-haul truck, the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, which is designed to cover regular journeys on routes that can be planned in an energy-efficient manner.

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BMW X2 xDrive25e SAC PHEV to be launched July 2020

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BMW will launch the new X2 xDrive25e SAC (“Sport Activity Coupé”) PHEV, announced in January ( earlier post ), in Europe in July 2020 with pricing from €47,250 (US$51,800). An electric motor generating an output of 70 kW/95 hp and a high-voltage battery with a gross energy content of 10.0

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Lightning eMotors introduces new generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit Class 3 Van; battery-electric and fuel cell electric variants

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Lightning eMotors has announced a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van. The new, longer-range Lightning Electric Transit Van is the fourth generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell electric platform, based on the Ford Transit 350HD chassis.

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. The 2020 growth curve can be tracked to a number of factors—the biggest one being demand.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning electric trucks and vans

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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles into its fleet, with availability starting in Q4 2020.

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Lithium-ion battery capacity for new BEVs sold in US reached a record high in 2019

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With a 1% increase in sales and increasing battery pack size, all-electric vehicles (EVs) captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales

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Optimal Electric Vehicles secures initial order for 200 EV chassis; partnership with Olathe Ford

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Optimal Electric Vehicles and Olathe Ford, one of the nation’s largest Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers (CVCs), announced a new partnership in the sales and distribution of Optimal-EV’s E1 series battery-electric cutaway chassis platform. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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GM boosting EV product spending to $27B through 2025; 1st use of Li-metal anode in GM battery

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Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said that the company will offer 30 all-electric models globally by mid-decade; 40% of the company’s US entries will be battery electric vehicles by the end of 2025. Despite the pandemic, GM’s work on EVs accelerated during 2020.

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Ford reveals 2022 E-Transit battery-electric van

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Ford unveiled the 2022 E-Transit van, an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van. With a usable battery capacity of 67 kWh, E-Transit will deliver an estimated range of 126 miles in the low-roof cargo van variant. of torque across all configurations.

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is the first to test MCI’s first all-electric coach—the MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, designed for long-range express routes—in Canada. MCI’s electric era has arrived. Its battery-electric bus programs are deployed across North America.

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Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford F-550 for shuttle buses, delivery trucks

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Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab. The new Lightning Electric Ford F-550 will be available in gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 17,500 to 19,500 pounds. Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery module production in 2021

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The BMW Group is further expanding its Germany-based production capacities for electric drives. From 2021, the Leipzig plant will also produce battery modules for the high-voltage batteries of the BMW Group’s electrified vehicles. Production of battery modules.

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Twin Rivers (CA) Unified School District receives 10 additional LionC electric school buses

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The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has delivered 10 battery-electric LionC school buses to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California.

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Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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Nuvve and Lion Electric to collaborate on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in electric school buses

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Nuvve Corporation, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, and Lion Electric, an original equipment manufacturer of all-electric heavy-duty vehicles based in Québec, are collaborating to launch vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a standard feature of Lion’s zero-emission school buses.

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