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Lincoln working with Rivian on new fully electric vehicle

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The Lincoln Motor Company is working with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company’s original investment in Rivian. Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle will join the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles, further solidifying Lincoln’s commitment to electrification. This all-new vehicle also is part of Ford’s previously announced investment of more than $11.5

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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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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. The new E-Transit will join the all-electric F-150 announced in September and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which begins arriving in dealers’ showrooms next month. The new entries support Ford’s plan to electrify its iconic and most popular vehicles, including its commercial vehicles.

BMW Group opens Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing and expands manufacturing capacity

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The BMW Group has opened the Competence Center for E-Drive Production at its largest European manufacturing location in Dingolfing. Having produced electric powertrain components in Dingolfing since 2013, the BMW Group is now expanding its capacity significantly.

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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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The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The company is investing €400 million in a new vehicle assembly at the main plant in Munich.

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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. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors Vehicle Manufacturer

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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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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 to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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The new pilot plant will enable us to close the final gap in the value chain from battery cell development, to production of modules and powertrain components, all the way to installation of fully assembled high-voltage batteries at our vehicle plants.

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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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. Production of the new fully-electric BMW iX3 will get underway at BBA Plant Dadong by the end of September.

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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. In a few years, more than ten fully electric EQ models will be in series production.

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Volkswagen Group Components delivering essential components for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV

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family and numerous other Group brand models based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Volkswagen Group Components contributes around 40% of the overall added value of the first fully electric SUV by the Volkswagen brand, the world e-car ID.4.

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Daimler electric trucks & buses log more than 7M customer kilometers

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Worldwide, Daimler battery-electric trucks and buses have already logged more than seven million customer kilometers (4.3 As one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, we have the ambition to be the innovation and technology leader also with alternative drive systems.

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Volvo Cars invests in designing and developing electric motors in-house

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Volvo Cars says that it is making significant investments that allow for the in-house design and development of electric motors for the next generation of Volvo models, as the company continues to move towards becoming a fully electric car maker.

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BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020. The first of these electric vehicles will be delivered to customers by the end of the year. The electric car is based on the globally successful BMW X3.

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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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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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Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs

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Rheinmetall Automotive AG, part of technology group Rheinmetall AG, has received a major order from an international OEM for electrical vacuum pumps. The components will be manufactured by Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology (PHP), a Shanghai-based joint venture company of Rheinmetall Automotive.

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Volkswagen of America unveils the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

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electric SUV—the brand’s first long-range EV to be sold in the US. electric compact SUV is based on the modular electric drive architecture (MEB). A more powerful, electric all-wheel-drive variant with 302 hp will follow later in 2021.

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Audi boosts specs on 2021 e-tron family, lowers price

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The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are the first and second fully electric vehicles in the Audi lineup, laddering up to the brand’s commitment to 30% of the US model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nikkei: Nissan will sell only electric and hybrid cars in China by 2025

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The Nikkei reports that Nissan will switch all models sold in China to either electric or hybrid vehicles by 2025. The move follows an announcement that China will require all new vehicles sold in 2035 to be “eco-friendly.” Nissan will introduce nine models in China by 2025 that will either be fully electric or hybrid. The company also plans to launch a new electric model “Ariya” next year.

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric. Next, it will introduce the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and e-tron GT performance sedan, which have already been shown as concept vehicles.

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Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. million megawatt hours of electricity and avoided 8.7

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Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs

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Nissan and Uber have signed a deal to support the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Nissan LEAFs for drivers who use the Uber app. Nissan will provide Uber with a dedicated EV education program, transaction price and marketing plan to drive uptake of the zero emission vehicles.

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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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Audi to compete in Dakar Rally in 2022 with series-hybrid electric prototype; factory team leaving Formula E

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The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time. The vehicle will be driven by a powerful electric drivetrain. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motorsport

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Vehicle Manufacturers

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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities. Ford said it is setting the 2050 goal fully aware of challenges, including customer acceptance, government regulations, economic conditions and the availability of renewable, carbon-neutral electricity and renewable fuels. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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

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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. This is a tangible manifestation of our determination to take a leading role in heavy vehicle electrification, which is needed to fulfil our commitment to science-based climate targets. Staff handling manual elements of battery module assembly, such as fitting cable harnesses, will be trained in electrical safety and protection.

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BMW Group to offer 25 electrified vehicle models by 2025, 12 fully electric

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By 2025, the BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicle models—12 of them fully electric, said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a preview briefing before the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. BMW Group will deliver 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers this year, Krüger said. By the end of 2017, there will be a total of more than 200,000 BMW Group electrified vehicles on the road.

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

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This applies in particular to energy-intensive production of high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles. That is why we now have a contractual agreement with our cell manufacturers that they will only use green power to produce our fifth-generation battery cells. The BMW Group will also source cells manufactured in Europe from the Chinese manufacturer CATL from the plant currently under construction in Erfurt, Germany.

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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). We are systematically driving electrification of our vehicle fleet. By 2023, we aim to have 25 electrified models in our line-up—more than half of them fully-electric. Batteries Materials Sustainability Vehicle Manufacturers

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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BMW Group accelerates expansion for production of electric powertrain components at Plant Dingolfing

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Due to growing demand for electrified vehicles, the plant expects the number of modules needed for production of high-voltage batteries to double from the previous year. The number of electric motors required will also increase significantly.

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Flipkart partners Mahindra EDEL to deploy electric vehicles in its fleet 

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Flipkart partners Mahindra EDEL to deploy electric vehicles in its fleet . India’s leading and pioneer brand Mahindra’s Logistics Limited has partnered with a leading e-commerce marketplace to deploy electric vehicles all over its logistics fleet in India.

The BMW Group’s battery cell suppliers to use only green power to produce its fifth-generation cells

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The BMW Group now has a contractual agreement with it cell manufacturers so that they will use only green power to produce BMW’s fifth-generation battery cells, according to BMW AG Management Board Chairman Oliver Zipse. The production of high-voltage batteries is energy-intensive, and accounts for up to 40% of a fully electric vehicle’s CO 2 emissions come from battery cell production alone. Batteries Emissions Manufacturing Market Background

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Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits

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Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is important to conduct driveline and component testing during design and manufacturing that is specially adapted to the particular nature of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Comprehensive LCA report from Ricardo on behalf of EC confirms environmental benefits of electrified powertrains

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Ricardo experts in sustainable transport, with colleagues from E4tech and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu), have produced a comprehensive lifecycle assessment (LCA) of road vehicles on behalf of the European Commission. The electricity sources (e.g.

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Hydrogen fuel-cell off-roader, Tesla suspension issue, diesel truck tampering: Today’s Car News

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Audi’s shift to fully electric vehicles is adding urgency to the carbon-neutral rethink it’s giving manufacturing. Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel-cell system could be destined for an SUV throwback.

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BCG Report Expects Battery Costs Will Constrain Widespread Market Adoption of Fully Electric Vehicles, Absent a Technology Breakthrough; Forecasts 26% of Major Market New Cars in 2020 To be Hybrid or Electric

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As an example of cost direction, BCG forecasts that NCA cell and pack costs will decline 60-65% by 2020. Although lithium-ion cell and pack costs are expected to fall sharply by 2020, they are unlikely to drop enough to support widespread adoption of fully electric vehicles without a major breakthrough in battery technology, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). million will be fully electric, 1.5

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Electric vehicles vs. petrol/diesel/hybrid

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From the rise of autonomous cars to the soaring popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) , this is one of the most exciting periods in automotive history. Cost of electric cars compared. Electric cars can represent huge savings when driven for business use. Vehicle.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX teased 

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Volkswagen has teased its new electric car saying “Are you ready for the next ID? GTX electric vehicle. The carmaker is planning to bring 20 new fully electric vehicles to the market by 2025. Volkswagen ID.4 GTX teased .

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