Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.

Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a North American test facility.

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Hyundai reveals IONIQ 5 EV for North America

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IONIQ 5 rides on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for more interior space and optimized performance. Electrify America plans to have about 800 charging stations with more than 3,500 ultra-fast chargers either open or in development by the end of 2021.

SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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SCS Global Services (SCS), Electrify America and Verra announced the first validation of a carbon-offset project under a new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

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Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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ATC Drivetrain launches remanufacturing solutions for electric vehicles in North America and Asia

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With our launch of these competencies in the US and China, we expect to be the first and only independent remanufacturer with global capacities for ICE, hybrid and fully electric vehicle solutions. —George Kostopoulos, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing at ATC Drivetrain.

Schlumberger New Energy and Panasonic Energy of North America partner on new battery-grade DLE lithium production process

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Situated in Clayton Valley, Nevada, the pilot plant is just 200 miles from Panasonic’s large-scale advanced battery manufacturing operation, Panasonic Energy of North America, in Sparks, Nevada.

Fisker Ocean EV to make global public debut at CES 2020; Electrify America charging station network partner

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Fisker also announced a partnership with Electrify America, the largest, open DC Fast charging network for EVs in the United States. Electrify America expects to install, or have under development, approximately 800 total charging station sites with about 3,500 chargers by December 2021.

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Hyzon Motors announces strategic collaboration with Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) to partner in penetrating new markets and exploring the development of new fuel cell-powered commercial mobility applications. SMA is a subsidiary of the Sojitz Group, a global distributor of machinery and equipment headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hyzon Motors Inc.,

WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation fell fractionally in North America and in West & Central Europe, but rose in Africa, Asia, South America and East Europe & Russia. The average global capacity factor for reactors generating electricity in 2019 rose from 79.8%

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Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle collaborate to expand recycling in North America

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GM’s zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90 percent of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025.

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas makes strategic investment in hydrogen fuel provider OneH2

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, has invested in OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company headquartered in Longview, North Carolina.

Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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Under the proposed alliance, Honda and GM would collaborate on a variety of segments in North America, intending to share common vehicle platforms, including both electrified and internal combustion propulsion systems that align with the vehicle platforms.

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Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

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Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. In North America, the Ford Mustang Mach-E already has found early sales success.

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Electrify America partially shuts down its network as its global supplier investigates safety issue with high-powered charging cables

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At the recommendation of its supplier, HUBER+SUHNER , a leading supplier of high-powered charging cable technology in the industry, Electrify America is shutting down the majority of its high-powered chargers (150 kW – 350kW) in its network to investigate a potential safety issue with its liquid-cooled cables. —Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. Electrify America chargers not affected by the high-power cable issue will remain open and available for use.

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Daimler Truck and CATL expand global partnership on truck-focused batteries and supply

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In 2019, Daimler Truck AG and CATL entered into a global lithium-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2.

Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. Bank of America is also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations. Bank of America can help move GCEP technologies to commercialization.

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Byton forms charging partnership with Electrify America

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Chinese EV startup Byton has taken steps to establish its foothold in the United States, entering into a partnership with the Volkswagen-backed Electrify America charging network ahead of the global launch of its M-Byte crossover.

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ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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While we forecast global EV sales to grow by a remarkable 21% CAGR over the next decade, the increase in battery production and capacity will be even higher.

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Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. This strategic business decision combines Enel X’s global resources and energy sector know-how with eMotorWerks’ technological expertise in smart, grid-connected EV charging.

Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years. Audi aims to achieve net CO 2 neutrality globally across the lifecycle of its vehicles by 2050.

Volkswagen of America opening reservations for ID.4 electric SUV immediately after unveil in September

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Next month, Volkswagen of America will unveil its first electric SUV, the ID.4, and a new system that allows customers to reserve their car.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI. This is an important piece of the Group’s global decarbonization strategy.

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Karsan unveiling “Buy America” CNG bus at UTIP World Global Transport Summit

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Turkey-based Karsan will introduce its first “Buy America” compliant vehicle at the upcoming UITP World Global Transport Summit, 15-17 May at Palais des Congrès de Montréal, QC Canada. Having successfully completed Altoona testing, the 40' (12m), CNG-powered vehicle is currently completing FMVSS/CMVSS certification and will be ready for sale before the end of 2017. The 51 year-old manufacturer has produced more than 277,000 total vehicles.

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda last week announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

Alsco Uniforms North America launches fleet electrification program with Motiv Power Systems

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Motiv Power Systems announced the deployment of four all-electric step vans with Alsco, a global uniform service company.

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UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Mt, followed by the Americas (13.1 of global greenhouse gas emissions. kg), followed by the Americas (13.3

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021.

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Arbios Biotech forms global alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies; wood and post-consumer biomass to finished products

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Arbios Biotech, a joint venture between Licella and Canfor ( earlier post ), and Shell Catalysts & Technologies (SC&T), have formed a new global alliance aimed at utilizing SC&T’s upgrading technology capability in the pursuit of a low-carbon intensity, circular-economy-focused biorefinery.

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Nissan launches lightweight aluminum technology in Europe on new Qashqai; 2nd global model with parts from closed-loop recycling

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The new Qashqai follows the new Rogue sold in North America as the second global model for Nissan to feature aluminum parts produced with the closed-loop recycling process.

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Ford-owned Spin partners with Tortoise to bring remotely operated e-scooters to cities in N America & Europe in 2021

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Spin, the micromobility subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, announced an exclusive international alliance with software company Tortoise to bring Spin S-200 remotely-operated e-scooters to cities in North America and Europe in 2021.

BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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—Lara Zhang, Regional Director of BYD Latin America. BYD entered the Colombian market in 2012 and made several milestone achievements: building the first pure electric taxi fleet in South America in 2013, entering the Bogotá BRT system in 2017.

Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. This is a key building block in Volkswagen Group’s global strategy to become carbon neutral across its business by 2050.

Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

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Bank of America: Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the annual increase in global oil consumption slows dramatically in the years ahead. Bank of America did offer a few caveats and uncertainties. Roughly 62 percent global cobalt output is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Any major disruption to cobalt today would likely curb EV proliferation in the early 2020s, in turn supporting long dated crude oil prices,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned.

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Volkswagen Group of America launches Inclusive Mobility initiative; focus on autonomous and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In addition to product development, the recent meeting focused on the need to create global safety standards for wheelchair securement in autonomous vehicles. VWGoA) launched the Inclusive Mobility initiative, an industry-first effort to engage directly with disability groups early in the design of vehicle technologies, user experience and mobility services.

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Plus raises $200M in new funding to advance global commercialization of its automated trucks

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Plus plans to use the new funds to accelerate the global commercialization and deployment of its automated trucking system.

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. However, the study reveals there has been an increase in interest in the US and Chinese markets. Source: Ipsos.

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Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

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Audi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO 2 emissions. This is part of the global commitment Audi has made to lower its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025, and is part of the larger Audi AG Mission:Zero imperative to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. Fuel consumed by Audi of America fleet vehicles.

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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The heart of GM’s strategy is a modular propulsion system and a highly flexible, third-generation global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. In North America, GM EVs will be powered by rectangular, pouch-style battery packs that are simple, lightweight and space-efficient.

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Tesla set to dominate North America’s used car market as officials ponder 2nd-hand EV incentives

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Additionally, we remain focused on global growth in a service capacity, reduced customer wait times, and improved operational efficiency,” noted Tesla in its 2021 Update.

Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range diesel powertrain and advanced engineering collaboration

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and Isuzu Motors Limited announced agreements for a global mid-range diesel powertrain and an advanced engineering collaboration, marking another step forward in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP). The partnership, formed in May 2019, formalized a business structure for the two companies to evaluate and carry out opportunities jointly to develop and to bring new diesel and alternate powertrains to global markets. Cummins Inc.

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