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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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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 combustion engines with four, six, eight and 12 cylinders produced there will be manufactured at the company’s locations in Steyr in Austria and Hams Hall in the UK going forward. By the end of 2022, each of our German plants will be producing at least one fully electric vehicle.

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

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In the future, every Volkswagen dealer in Germany will provide at least one AC charger with 11 kW power and one DC charger with 22 kW power. Under its long-term planning for the next ten years, the Group intends to launch some 70 all-electric models by 2030.

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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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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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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.

2020 209

KUKA receives major order for body-in-white production of the ID. BUZZ from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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BUZZ brings its classic, the Bulli, to the road as a fully electric version. KUKA is responsible for the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a fully automated body shop system for the underbody of the all-electric ID. The fully electric ID.

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BMW Munich plant takes 6-week break to prep for production of electric i4

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In preparation for production of the fully-electric BMW i4, BMW Group Plant Munich will pause vehicle production for six weeks this summer. We are gearing up our Munich plant for the future. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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I firmly believe the fight against climate change and how we use resources will decide the future of our society—and of the BMW Group. That is why we are taking responsibility here and now and making these issues central to our future strategic direction.

2020 232

Audi to quit DTM touring car racing series after this season

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Audi will not extend its commitment in the DTM touring car racing series beyond the 2020 season. Consequently, Audi’s successful involvement in Formula E and in customer racing will be taking center stage in Audi’s future motorsport activities.

2020 222

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. We are also hopeful for the future. —John van der Sluis, CEO at Holland Ship Electric. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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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. Cross-country rallying will be the spearhead of the factory motorsport commitment in the future. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motorsport

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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. The Group’s market share for electric drives in Europe is already three times higher than its market share for combustion-powered cars, added Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development.

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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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model series is for the fully electric version, with around 20,000 orders received over the first three months of this year. was launched in November 2019 and represents the new entry-level model to Volkswagen’s electric world. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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

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The number of electric motors required will also increase significantly. We are embarking on a massive expansion of our Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing: from 8,000 square metres currently to 80,000 in the future. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

2020 209

Hyundai Motor presents urban smart mobility solution UAM-PBV-Hub; air mobility

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Hyundai Motor Company unveiled at CES 2020 its vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities. Based on these mobility solutions, Hyundai aims to free future cities and people from constraints of time and space and allow them to create more value in their lives.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched its new zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.

2020 184

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

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Our assessment has shown that over their entire life-cycle in the EU, new electric vehicles are expected to have significantly lower impacts on the climate compared to conventional combustion engined vehicles. The electricity sources (e.g.

2020 209

RISE Robotics raises $3M in additional funding; electric linear actuation systems

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RISE Robotics, a leader in high-performance and cost-effective electric linear actuation solutions, raised $3 million in additional funding. As OEMs are forced to adapt their products to comply with imminent emissions regulations, the industry has struggled with the slow pace of innovation and high cost of using electricity as a power source for heavy machinery. Hydraulics are slowing and literally weighing down the adoption of electrically powered heavy machines.

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BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Europe December 2020

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This impressive result shooted December's plugin share to 23% share (14% BEV) , helping the 2020 numbers to rise 142% over those of the previous year, to well over 1 million units, and pulling the market into the. Disruption Zone , as the 2020 PEV share ended at 11% share (6.2%

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. SEAT is going to launch one new car every six months until 2020. And in 2020, the new EV will be joined by the first CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) in the SEAT model line-up as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the new generation Leon.

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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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New MG Electric Cars: Electrifying Sales Numbers

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MG Electric Cars: Electrifying Sales Numbers! MG Electric Cars – Grease Lightning! MG have electrified their presence quite literally, thrusting the company right front and center in the thriving world of EV, presenting recent growth of 169% in September 2020.

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The 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 4-door, 5-passenger EV coupe crossover is here!

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Audi sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period last year.

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4 Things to Consider When Installing Your EV Charger

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Unless you’re an experienced electrician or DIY wizard, the idea of installing your own electric vehicle (EV) charger might be daunting. Installing an EV charger safely requires expert knowledge of both your home’s electrical system and the charger itself.

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Volkswagen starts pre-production in first China plant focused only on e-mobility; MEB-based vehicles from Oct 2020

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The new plant of The SAIC Volkswagen joint venture’s new plant—which is dedicated to production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB)—has been completed in Anting, Shanghai. Celebrating the start of pre-production, a first China-specific all-electric Volkswagen ID. The start of series production of all-electric cars based on the MEB platform in Anting is scheduled for October 2020.

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Will GM’s Fully Electric Hummer Compete with the Tesla Cybertruck?

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The embodiment of American excess, the Hummer had long been a target of environmentalists, so you can imagine their surprise to see GM resurrect it 10 years later as a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a 350-mile range. Cybertruck Electric Vehicles Hummer EV Tesla Rivian

Start of production for Audi Q4 e-tron in Zwickau

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The fully electric compact model is the first electric SUV to be produced by Audi in Germany. and, in the future, another Volkswagen model. The Volkswagen plant there has been converted to an all-electric plant and is now an integral part of the Group’s electric offensive.

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BMW Group launches battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

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We expect at least 50 percent of the vehicles we deliver to our customers worldwide to be fully electric by 2030. And we are systematically expanding our production network for electric drive trains in response to this. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Volvo Cars introduces new compact architecture; expects electrified vehicles to be 10% of total sales by 2020

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CMA’s introduction in 2017 means that all future Volvo cars will be built on just two fully scalable and wholly modular vehicle architectures. Volvo Cars will also develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. We are confident that by 2020, 10% of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars.” Lastly, Volvo Cars has confirmed that it will build an all-electric car for sale by 2019.

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Ford ups its electrified vehicle ante to $11B; 86% trucks and SUVs in the product mix by 2020

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Ford management gave an update on its product line plans, touting that by 2020, the company will offer “North America’s freshest lineup among all full-line automakers,” with its average showroom age dropping from 5.7 By 2020, trucks and SUVs—including electrified vehicles—are to represent 86% of Ford’s product mix. Throwing a charger in the trunk of a vehicle and sending customers on their way isn’t enough to help promote the viability of electric vehicles.

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Audi Neckarsulm first plant in Group using RFID for vehicle ID throughout production; on-metal tags

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Audi’s Neckarsulm site is the first automotive plant in the Volkswagen Group to use RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology for vehicle identification throughout the entire production process, thereby laying another cornerstone for fully connected production.

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BMW Group to source lithium from Livent

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Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers from 2022 on. The BMW Group became the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) in early 2020.

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Ford commits to 100% all-electric passenger vehicle range in Europe by 2030; $1B to transform Cologne plant

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Ford committed today that by mid-2026, 100% of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. Electric (Battery) Europe Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi and FAW establishing new JV company for production of PPE-based EVs in China

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Audi and FAW are forming a new new cooperation company for the future production of PPE-based electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60% share, making this company—founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche—the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China.

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9 Leading EV Influencers Discuss The Innovations That Will Shape The Future Of Electric Cars

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic slowdown, the outlook for electric vehicles (EVs) remains very promising thanks to the rapid pace of innovation. However, it does leave us wondering: what’s the next series of big innovations that will drive demand for EVs in the future?

Australian auto manufacturing industry collaborating on electric vehicles; launch of EV Engineering Ltd.

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Leading companies in the Australian automotive manufacturing industry are collaborating on the design and engineering of electric vehicles with the launch of EV Engineering Ltd. EV Engineering will design and engineer seven proof-of-concept fully-electric versions of. The proof-of-concept vehicles will be powered by renewable energy using standard electric vehicle. Consistent with the direction of the Automotive Australia 2020 roadmap, EV Engineering Limited.

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Audi increases upfront expenditure for electric mobility; €12B by 2024

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Audi AG plans an outlay of approximately €37 billion for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years (2020 to 2024). The current planning reflects a significant improvement in investment and cost discipline, as well as the strong prioritization of investments in electric mobility. The manufacturer is planning an upfront expenditure of €12 billion solely for electric mobility—more than ever before.

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Volkswagen brand to spend more than €9B on electrification over next 5 years; expansion of platform model

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The brand currently has two fully-electric cars in its program. Work on converting the Zwickau plant to be run exclusively as an electric mobility site is already underway, and in addition the plants in Emden and Hanover will switch to the production of electric vehicles from 2022. Two electric vehicle plants are also currently taking shape in Anting and Foshan in China, with production scheduled to commence in 2020. With the fully-electric ID.1

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BMW Group extends JV contract with Brilliance to 2040, increases stake to 75%; €3B investment in plants

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Production capacity there will remain the same, but the structure of the plant will gradually be expanded for future BMW model variants and the expected market growth. With continuous investment, as well as the development and production of electric vehicles, we underline China’s importance as a dynamic growth market for us. At Plant Dadong, the BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase version (including plug-in hybrid version) and the BMW X3 are manufactured.

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