Bosch introducing CVT for electric vehicles: CVT4EV

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Bosch is introducing a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Bosch push belt, specially designed for electric vehicles: the CVT4EV. CVT4EV is a compact variable ratio transmission that supports the performance demands of electric vehicles for a wider audience.

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Proterra opens EV battery manufacturing line in electric bus factory

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Proterra has opened a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s battery packs featuring next-generation cells. Batteries Bus Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Argonne releases GREET 2020

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center has released the 2020 version of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. Fuel/energy options include petroleum fuels, natural gas-based fuels, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity.

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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.

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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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ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with Class 6 electric vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is entering the electric truck market. ROUSH is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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Groupe PSA introduces new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) for C- and D-segment vehicles

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Between 2020 and 2025, Groupe PSA will gradually move from two multi-energy platforms to two 100% electrified platforms to support its e-mobility development. The group will launch electric vehicles in C- and D-segments from sedan to SUV in different regions of the world from 2023.

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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Ipsos’ new 2020 Global Mobility Navigator Study, focusing on Electrification, found global interest remained on par with the numbers from 2019. A growing consumer awareness led to an increased desire to have them in vehicles. Behavior Electric (Battery) Market Background Surveys

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IDTechEx: Market value for hybrid electric vehicles to peak at $792 billion in 2027

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In a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—IDTechEx forecasts that market value for hybrid electric vehicles will peak at $792 billion in 2027. HEVs can also aid manufacturers, the report notes.

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Sakor Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to Indian automotive manufacturers

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, has begun supplying a variety of systems for hybrid and electric vehicle testing and high voltage battery testing and simulation to Indian automotive manufacturers and regulatory agencies. SAJ is a designer and manufacturer of eddy current and hydraulic dynamometers for engine, vehicle, and transmission test rigs and customized special test rigs. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle Systems

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Equipmake and HiETA developing new motor with 20kW/kg power density using additive manufacturing

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UK-based electrification company, Equipmake, has teamed up with additive manufacturing organization HiETA to develop a next-generation motor as part of a project grant-funded by Innovate UK. 3D printing Electric (Battery) Motors

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PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. This project aims to: Respond to the challenges of the energy transition by reducing the environmental footprint of vehicles throughout the value chain in a desire to offer clean and affordable mobility to citizens. Position ACC as a major competitive player in supplying electric vehicle manufacturers.

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Tesla seeking 56% cut in $/kWh, $25K EV in three years through manufacturing and design innovations

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The baseline precept for the presentation was the centrality and associated difficulty of manufacturing new technologies at a scale sufficient to make a tangible difference. Cell-vehicle integration. The aim of Tesla is to be the best in manufacturing of any company on earth.

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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.

DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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Announced in January 2020 by US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, the Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) seeks to create and sustain American leadership in energy storage. This is why the US Secretary of Energy announced the Energy Storage Grand Challenge in January 2020.

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Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

Electric vehicles sales report FY2020-21

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Electric vehicles sales report FY2020-21. Electric vehicles in India have now come to a certain stage where almost half of the population in India knows about it. Let us now discuss completely about the Electric vehicles sales report by SMEV. . FY 2020.

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Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado.

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Lux Research: battery electric vehicles will be less reliant on lightweighting by 2030

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A new report from Lux Research, Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030 , analyzes the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. Lux then compared the range of the vehicles to the ratio of total mass to battery pack size.

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Here's why electric vehicles need different tires

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In electric cars, it's not just the powertrain that is different. Electric cars require special tires for a variety of reasons, tire manufacturer Continental said in a press release Friday. It's the tires.

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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China will impact the green energy sector, including renewable energy sources, battery energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and renewable heating and cooling, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Globally, carmakers are looking for independence from the current supremacy of Chinese battery manufacturers and are aiming to secure their own battery supply chains. Batteries China Health Manufacturing Market Background

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). in the second quarter of 2020.

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Electric vehicle news 23 May

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Electric vehicle news 23 May. In the Electric vehicle news 23 May, the highlights are Cargo bicycle from nexzu mobility , The first all-electric popemobile from Fisker Inc., First all-electric popemobile from Fisker Inc.

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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The world is in a race to dominate the electric vehicle market—the Europeans have made their Battery Alliance a priority and the Chinese are chomping at the bit. Global electric vehicle market growth is projected to rise from 1.7

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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.

2020 253

Mullen Technologies executes LOI for $135M in funding to acquire an existing EV manufacturing plant in the US

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a Southern California-based licensed electric vehicle manufacturer, executed an LOI with Axiom Financial for $135 million in funding to acquire and build out an electric vehicle manufacturing plant. The parties amended the originally announced Letter of Intent (LOI) to reflect an extended exclusivity period of 30 days, until 10 August 2020. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi using augmented reality to increase efficiency in logistics planning

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Through this, their work is made more efficient and can begin significantly earlier: For example, experts in the Ingolstadt body shop are currently planning machine technology for using an innovative driverless transport system, long before the first automated guided vehicles will be delivered.

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Eaton contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative with lineup of emission-reducing and electric vehicle technologies

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Eaton’s new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles is the latest addition to its growing eMobility portfolio of electrified vehicle (EV) transmissions. 48V Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

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Solid Power now producing large form factor 22-layer 20 Ah solid-state cells, pathway to full automotive performance compliance

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Solid Power, a developer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, announced that its Louisville, Colo. Solid Power’s sulfide-based all solid-state lithium metal batteries are manufactured using lithium-ion industry standard processes and automated equipment.

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BYD, Toyota launch BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY (BTET) JV to conduct battery electric vehicle R&D

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and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that preparations have proceeded since they signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture company to conduct research and development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on 7 November 2019 ( earlier post ), and registration of the new company has been completed. Operations are scheduled to commence in May 2020. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle ManufacturersBYD Company Ltd.

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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UNCTAD predicts that some 23 million electric vehicles will be sold over the coming decade: the market for rechargeable car batteries, currently estimated at $7 billion, is forecast to rise to $58 billion by 2024. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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OXIS Energy to build Li-S manufacturing plant in Brazil

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OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil to build a Li-sulfur battery manufacturing operation. In January 2020, OXIS Energy reported it had successfully tested its cell prototypes at 471 Wh/kg and that it is confident of achieving 500Wh/kg in the next 12 months.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars lifts global deliveries of BEV vehicles by 197% and of electric vehicles overall by 158% in 2020

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In 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered more than 212,000 electric cars in total (+158 percent versus 2019), including nearly 134,000 battery electric vehicles (+197 percent versus 2019). This brought the share of BEV and hybrid vehicles in Europe up to 12.4%

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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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FCA confirms discussions with Foxconn on China JV for electric vehicles

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Foxconn ) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) business. Foxconn is one of Apple’s key manufacturing partners. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersFiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. FCA) confirmed that it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Ind.

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% During the first quarter of 2020, the number of diesel cars registered across the European Union plummeted by 32.6%

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Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications; first application on Energy Observer

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Embarking in June 2017 from Saint-Malo Port in France, Energy Observer is an electrically propelled vessel of the future that is operated using a mix of renewable energies and an on-board system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater.

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Adamas: LFP market share drops to 6% in global passenger EV batteries in 2019; potential comeback in 2020 with cell-to-pack

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However, despite the ongoing downturn for LFP in the passenger EV market, it remains the dominant cathode of choice for commercial and special purpose vehicle batteries in China due to its low-cost and reliability, Adamas notes.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. Moreover, flexible development can satisfy various customer needs for vehicle performance.

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GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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General Motors announced that it will design, develop and manufacture a family of five interchangeable electric drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” —Ken Morris, GM vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs.

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ACEA report finds growth of charging points not keeping pace with rising demand for electric vehicles in Europe

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A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the EU still falls far below what is needed, and remains unevenly distributed across member states. This new report shows that sales of electrically-chargeable cars in the EU increased by 110% over the past three years. of all cars sold in Europe in 2019 were electrically-chargeable (+2.4

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Conversion of Volkswagen Emden plant for EV production underway

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Volkswagen has begun conversion of its Emden, Germany plant to support the production of Evs; the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022. Emden will be developed into a cornerstone of our electric strategy. The new all-electric compact SUV ID.4

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SK Innovation accelerates hiring at its first US-based EV battery site in Georgia

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In one of the largest economic projects in Georgia’s history, SK Innovation affirmed its long-range investment plans for the facility that would make Georgia one of the largest hubs of EV battery manufacturing in the world. Batteries Manufacturing

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