ŠKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mladá Boleslav headquarters

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ŠKODA AUTO has started manufacturing battery systems for all-electric vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) in Mladá Boleslav. To achieve this, ŠKODA AUTO will continue to electrify its model portfolio over the coming years.

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Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 

Electric Vehicles India

Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 . Los Angeles Auto Show is back again after the pandemic break, it’s one of the major automotive events that is happening physically. Los Angeles Auto Show.

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OBA L5 e-auto

Electric Vehicles India

OBA L5 e-auto. is ready for its great launch of an electric auto Model L5 in the Indian market. The OBA aims to bring down the pollution levels in the country and moreover this e-auto offers low maintenance. OBA L5 e-auto.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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After recently debuting the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS).

Toyota North America joins Auto/Steel Partnership

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Toyota Motor North America has joined the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP). Auto/Steel Partnership is a consortium of steel mills including members of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Automotive Applications Council; General Motors Company; Stellantis; Toyota and tier one affiliates.

Buyer’s Guide: 2022 Guide to Green Auto Loans

Clean Fleet Report

However, drivers who choose an electric vehicle or other eco-friendly model that offers lower emissions may be able to save some money with a green auto loan. What are green auto loans? What Is a Green Auto Loan? What Makes a Green Auto Loan Different?

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TTTech Auto gains US$285M investment from Aptiv and Audi

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TTTech Auto, a Vienna-based technology leader in automotive safety software, raised US$285 million (€250 million) from Aptiv PLC and Audi in its latest funding round. With this latest funding round and a valuation of more than US$1 billion, TTTech Auto confirms its strong position amid a growing number of auto tech unicorns. TTTech Auto's shareholder base also includes Samsung Electronics, Infineon Technologies and the founder-led TTTech Group.

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Subaru introduces Solterra electric SUV at LA Auto Show

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Subaru of America revealed its first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Subaru Solterra, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Solterra had made its global debut earlier in Japan ( earlier post ). The vehicle was jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru; Toyota’s version is the bZ4X ( earlier post ).

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Bajaj Auto appoints Pitchfork Partners to lead strategic communication mandate

Electric Vehicles India

Bajaj Auto appoints Pitchfork Partners to lead strategic communication mandate. Pitchfork Partners will work with Bajaj Auto to elevate its corporate and brand reputation. In the recent past, Bajaj Auto has been very active in multiple segments in India and abroad.

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Event: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Clean Fleet Report

Two themes emerged from the 2022 Chicago Auto Show: special edition vehicles and those powered by some sort of electricity. The 2022 Chicago Auto Show runs through February 21 at McCormick Place. Here are some of first looks I had at the auto show—in alphabetical order.

Fisker reveals production-intent version of Fisker Ocean at LA Auto Show

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Fisker revealed its Fisker Ocean electric SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fisker Ocean is being manufactured by Magna-Steyr at a carbon-neutral factory in Graz, Austria. The base Fisker Ocean Sport trim level is priced at $37,499, before federal and state tax credits.

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Genesis stages global premiere of electric GV70 at Auto Guangzhou 2021

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Genesis introduced the Electrified GV70 SUV by hosting a world premiere event at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou 2021) in China last week.

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Lexus to debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Lexus will debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV (Recreational Off highway Vehicle) Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) this weekend.

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Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus home EV chargers now available for purchase at NAPA Auto Parts

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, announced a strategic partnership with NAPA Auto Parts, a premier retail auto parts reseller in the US.

Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially announced the widely reported formation of Zeekr—a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.

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Benchmark: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine risks raising costs for Europe’s auto industry

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to increase costs for Europe’s vehicle industry, which is already struggling with record high lithium prices and a shortage of semiconductor chips, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Prices for nickel, a key battery material, rose to their highest levels since 2011 this week following Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops into Ukraine.

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Benchmark Gigafactories Europe paints grim raw material supply picture; “Auto OEMs will need to become miners”

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence held its inaugural Battery Megafactories Europe 2022 event in Berlin; the event zeroed in on a number of pertinent points for the continent’s EV and battery supply chain. Key takeaways from the Berlin event include: Raw materials enter the realm of impossible.

Android Auto now works in Tesla vehicles through the browser

Electrek

A developer managed to get Android Auto working in Tesla vehicles through the web browser and an app on Google Play. more… The post Android Auto now works in Tesla vehicles through the browser appeared first on Electrek.

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More auto plant shutdowns for COVID-19

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Honda transmission and engine plants in North America that serve Honda auto plants also will suspend production for the same time period. Joining BMW, Ford and FCA in suspension of production in the US due to COVID-19 ( earlier post ) are: Toyota is temporarily suspending production at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the US, through 3 April.

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Kia teases EV9 electric SUV concept for LA auto show

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Kia will unveil an electric SUV concept November 11, ahead of the 2021 Los Angeles auto show. No details of the vehicle, dubbed Concept EV9 have been released yet, but a teaser image shows a boxy, SUV-like shape.

Volkswagen lays out its NEW AUTO strategy: transforming from manufacturer to software-driven mobility provider; Scalable Systems Platform

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Volkswagen Group executives laid out the basics of the new Group strategy “NEW AUTO – Mobility for Generations to Come”, which will see the Group realign from being a from vehicle manufacturer to a leading, global software-driven mobility provider.

ŠKODA AUTO resumes production of high-voltage traction batteries

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ŠKODA AUTO has resumed production at its Czech plants. —Christian Bleiel, Head of Component Production at ŠKODA AUTO. They are also fitted in the ŠKODA SUPERB iV, which has been rolling off the line at the ŠKODA AUTO Kvasiny plant since last September as well.

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Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Following an initial product launch in April 2022, the companies will partner to manufacture 50,000 electric auto-rickshaws over the next five years, advancing both companies’ roadmaps for “made in India” manufacturing.

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EV Standouts at the 2021 LA Auto Show

EV Match

Below is an overview of the November 2021 LA auto show, where electric vehicles (EVs) stole the spotlight! That’s why we were excited to learn about the electric vehicles introduced at last month’s LA Auto Show.

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

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The auto industry has seen this need to improve familiarity in the past, with some advanced driver assist features such as ACC and even autonomous driving.

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company.

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TTTech Auto and Infineon design fail-operational architecture for Level 3 and 4 highly automated driving

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TTTech Auto and Infineon Technologies have developed key components for a fail-operational electronic architecture for highly automated driving of SAE Level 3 and 4. Failover management mechanism developed under the European PRYSTINE project (Copyright TTTech Auto).

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Will Auto-Dealer Protection Laws Stifle Electric Car Adoption?

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Some auto dealers are already proving they're going to make EV adoption a challenge for automakers

Geely’s Farizon Auto reveals Homtruck commercial vehicle; methanol hybrid, range-extender or swappable battery powertrains

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Geely Holding Group’s commercial vehicle brand, Farizon Auto, unveiled its next-generation smart new energy semi-truck, the Homtruck, with production and first deliveries planned for early 2024.

Ford splitting auto business into two distinct entities: Ford Blue and Ford Model e

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Ford is forming two distinct, but strategically interdependent, auto businesses: Ford Blue and Ford Model e.

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Tesla is fighting the auto industry over fuel economy standards

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Tesla is fighting the rest of the auto industry in the US over respecting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements set back in 2016. more… The post Tesla is fighting the auto industry over fuel economy standards appeared first on Electrek.

ABB and HASCO create joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

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Partnership builds on existing relationship to deliver increased automation and sustainability for auto parts production New joint venture agreement signed by both parties on December 30th 2021 and expected to commence operation in Q2, 2022. The joint venture will build on the existing successful relationship between the two companies, leading to the development of highly flexible and sustainable auto parts manufacturing within HASCO’s China-based operations.

Genesis’ First EV model, Electrified G80, Premieres at Auto Shanghai 2021

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The post Genesis’ First EV model, Electrified G80, Premieres at Auto Shanghai 2021 appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Vehicles Auto Shanghai 2021 Electrification Electrified G80

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Hyundai showcases RM20e racing midship electric sports car, Prophecy concept EV at Auto China

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At the 16 th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company showcased its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions.

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TTTech Auto establishes Car.OS unit and expands company structure

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The new corporate structure is part of TTTech Auto’s growth strategy and aims to enhance customer service and to unlock development capabilities in key technologies. —Georg Kopetz, CEO TTTech Auto. TTTech Auto combines its experience from various series production programs to take the next step in building advanced electronic vehicle architectures. TTTech Auto appointed industry expert Matthias Rudolph as Senior Vice President of the Car.OS

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Shanghai Auto Show 2021

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Major debuts, concepts and forthcoming electric vehicles from Shanghai

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Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic ( earlier post ) into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group for the automotive industry.

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New member benefit: Electric Auto Association partners on clean energy and EV loans

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By: Ron Freund, Electric Auto Association Director. The Electric Auto Association and Colorado-based Clean Energy Credit Union have partnered on a new member benefit. Once a member of the Electric Auto Association, to join the credit union you simply need to: open a savings account.

Bajaj Auto announces new EV manufacturing unit in India 

Electric Vehicles India

Bajaj Auto announces new EV manufacturing unit in India . Bajaj Auto India’s leading automaker has announced that it has started its work at the new electric vehicle manufacturing unit at Pune’s Akurdi. Read further to know more about Bajaj Auto EV manufacturing unit. .

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VinFast to unveil two new EVs at LA Auto Show next month

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VinFast, the Vietnam-based automotive manufacturer established in 2017, announced the global premiere of the company’s new EVs—VF e35 and VF e36—at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show 19-28 November 2021. The 2021 LA Auto Show marks the return of VinFast to the global stage since its first introduction at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

Teslas are worth longer term auto loans, study finds

Teslarati

Car buyers who ultimately end up purchasing Tesla electric vehicles end up having the longest average auto term loans, a new study from LendingTree says. On average, Tesla drivers have an auto loan term of 67.1

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Autonomous EV with DJI sensors spotted at Shanghai auto show

Electrek

And, the day before Shanghai’s big Auto Show, a DJI-related autonomous electric vehicle leak has occurred. more… The post Autonomous EV with DJI sensors spotted at Shanghai auto show appeared first on Electrek.

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Lexus to display new LF-Z Electrified concept at Auto Shanghai 2021

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Lexus plans to display the LF-Z Electrified Concept at Auto Shanghai 2021, which opens on 19 April 19 in Shanghai, China.

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