CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. Electric motors, on the other hand, have instantaneous torque and peak torque available at every operating speed. Electric (Battery) Off-road

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Benelli QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle

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Benelli QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle. The Italian manufacturer Benelli’s China-based sister company QJMotor has a number of new products in its portfolio and now the company has showcased the QJ7000D fully electric motorcycle at an event in China.

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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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Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. The Recharge car line is the name for all Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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MAN Truck & Bus starts series production of the fully electric Lion’s City E

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At the beginning of October, series production for battery-electric city buses started successfully at the MAN plant in Starachowice, Poland, beginning with the Lion’s City E in the 12-meter solo version. Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Schwarz Logistik using fully electric MAN eTGM distribution truck

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MAN Truck & Bus recently handed over a fully electric MAN eTGM to Schwarz Logistik GmbH. The vehicle is part of a small series of electric trucks that MAN has been delivering to various European customers since the end of 2019. The new electric truck from Schwarz Logistik GmbH is used to supply ZEISS to production in Oberkochen. The eTGM offers a permissible total weight of 26 tons and is driven by a 264 kW (360 PS) electric motor, which has a torque of max.

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BMW begins e-drivetrain production for the fully-electric BMW iX and BMW i4

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Production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and BMW i4 is now underway at the BMW’s Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing. The BMW Group also produces battery cell prototypes itself.

Karma GSe-6: Fully electric Revero priced vs. Tesla Model S, Lucid Air

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California-based Karma Automotive set pricing Friday for the GSe-6, its upcoming battery electric version of its Revero, until recently slated to be called the Revero GTE.

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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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Will FCA’s electrified Ram pickup be a plug-in hybrid or fully electric?

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Between the GMC Hummer EV, the Ford F-150 Electric, the Lordstown Endurance, and the Rivian R1T, there’s a whole lot of excitement about American-made electric pickups. Amid this hive of battery-electric truck activity, one other longtime American truck. And that’s before picking up the wildcard of the bunch, the Tesla Cybertruck. Plug-In Hybrids

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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. By comparison, the starting MSRP for a 2020 Audi A8 55 TFSI quattro with automatic transmission is $85,200. The Audi virtual cockpit is also updated to display battery data and range statistics.

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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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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

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It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience. The HUMMER EV debuts exclusively in a fully-equipped Edition 1 trim package.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. And we are preparing for future growth: With this new Battery Center, we more than double the capacity of our local battery production in China.

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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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First electric school buses deployed in Texas; 3 Blue Bird buses

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The first zero-emissions electric school buses in the state of Texas were recently received by Everman Independent School District. Blue Bird’s electric school buses produce zero emissions, and have fewer parts when compared with a diesel bus. Bus Electric (Battery

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Mercedes-Benz gradually increasing battery production in Kamenz plant

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Local battery production is an important success factor for Mercedes-Benz AG’s electric offensive and the key element to meet the global demand for electrified vehicles flexibly and efficiently. Battery production at Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz.

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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The proceeds of the bond will be used to fund the design, development and manufacturing of fully electric cars in line with the company’s recently established Green Finance Framework. Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Amazon orders more than 1,800 EVs from Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Amazon announced the largest order for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to date: more than 1,800 battery-electric eVito and eSprinter from Mercedes-Benz Vans will be delivered to Amazon starting this year to be used across Europe.

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Mack LR Electric refuse truck to enter production in 2021

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Volvo Group’s American subsidiary Mack Trucks announced plans to commercialize the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in Q4 2020, with deliveries beginning in 2021.

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Van Hool ships first CX45E electric coach to the US; 10 more to follow in 1H 2021; Proterra batteries, Siemens traction system

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Van Hool, an independent Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has shipped the first CX45E, a 100% battery electric coach, to the US. The all-electric CX45E will then be delivered to two North American customers. Bus Electric (Battery) Market Backgroun

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. The workforce at the BBA Plant Dadong in Shenyang already celebrated the successful start of production on 29 September 2020.

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Orleans Métropole in France acquiring 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses

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Orleans Métropole (France) has selected Irizar e-mobility for the supply of 29 Irizar ie tram zero emissions electric buses. The batteries are also proprietary technology and meet the latest European rules on electrical, thermal and mechanical safety: R100.v2, R10.v5

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DHL piloting 4 BYD electric Class 8 trucks in LA

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DHL is piloting four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the Los Angeles market, just in time for the peak holiday shipping season. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

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Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures. Advanced Electric Machines Ltd – Motor manufacturing and systems assembly.

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BMW investing €400M in new vehicle assembly at Munich plant as part of shift to electromobility; engine production being concentrated at Steyr and Hams Hall

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By the end of 2022, each of our German plants will be producing at least one fully electric vehicle. The future assembly and its production processes will be designed for a new cluster architecture geared towards electric drive trains.

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Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. Rendering of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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The eGen Power product family, previously referred to as AXE for trucks, will be the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen portfolio of fully electric and electric hybrid propulsion solutions.

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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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The Tiguan eHybrid has an all-electric range (WLTP) of up to 50 km (31 miles). In Hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the 1.4-liter TSI engine and acts like an additional booster. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Scania to invest $116M in battery assembly plant, $18.4M in new battery laboratory

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With the rapid expansion of Scania’s electrified range of trucks, buses and engines, the company plans to, over several years, invest more than 1 billion SEK (US$116 million) in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden. The initial step is a 18,000-square meter facility and the construction will start early 2021 with the aim to be fully operational by 2023. million) in a new battery laboratory at its research and development facilities in Södertälje.

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Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L The most advanced components within this platform are the drive units and battery cells, both of which are being designed for maximum usability throughout GM vehicle lineups in different countries. The EVs can be configured in front-, rear- or all-wheel drive, and the output of their battery systems will be adjustable based on vehicle and customer needs. Electric (Battery

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BMW Group enters long-term €2B supply contract with Northvolt for battery cells from Europe

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The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth €2 billion for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden (series plant Northvolt Ett) from 2024. Northvolt will obtain 100% of the energy needed to produce the battery cells regionally in northern Sweden and exclusively from wind and hydroelectric power.

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Volkswagen significantly expanding charging infrastructure at German sites; first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW

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Under its long-term planning for the next ten years, the Group intends to launch some 70 all-electric models by 2030. The Planning Round envisages production of approximately 26 million fully-electric cars by 2030.

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. YTD 2020 new vehicle marketshare for full electrics is 6.1%, up from 5.1%

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Mercedes-Benz has 60+ orders for eCitaro G articulated electric bus; first deliveries this year

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Mercedes-Benz reports that it already has definitive orders for more than 60 fully-electric eCitaro G articulated buses, with first deliveries slated for later this year. Shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies.

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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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BMW Group sources sustainable cobalt worth around €100M from Morocco for fifth-gen batteries

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With this order the BMW Group will cover about one-fifth of its cobalt needs for the fifth generation of electric drive trains. The contract between the BMW Group and the Managem Group is for a term of five years (2020 – 2025). By signing this supply contract with Managem today, we are continuing to secure our raw material needs for battery cells. By 2023, we aim to have 25 electrified models in our line-up—more than half of them fully-electric.

BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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BMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 Market launch will begin in China later in 2020. China Electric (Battery) Europe

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BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells. The new pilot plant will strengthen our expertise in production of battery cells. Assembly of the battery cell at the Battery Cell Competence Center.

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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By switching from diesel-fueled propulsion to fully electrically powered transport, an important step can be taken towards realizing the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The concept is based on the use of replaceable battery containers, to be known as “ZESPacks”.

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Hyliion launches Hypertruck Electric Range Extender; CNG genset; 1,000-truck pre-order

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a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, launched its Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX), a long-haul, natural-gas series-hybrid electric powertrain. Hyliion Inc.,

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Due to its modular design, the platform was used to create the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and 05, as well as the pure electric 2020 Polestar 2 and Volvo’s first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge. In June 2020, it had sold a total of 35,708 CMA-based vehicles.

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