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

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Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, are forming a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry. As the automotive industry’s transition towards electric vehicles gathers pace, parts manufacturers must increasingly invest in flexible facilities that can respond to rapidly changing demands and trends. China Electric (Battery) Industry 4.0

Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach. The J4500 CHARGE features brighter, more spacious interiors with industry-leading legroom. Bus Electric (Battery

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Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. We all win when we prevent batteries from going to landfill.

CNH Industrial enters into exclusive multi?year technology licensing agreement with Monarch Tractor for tractor electrification

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CNH Industrial has entered into an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement for electrification technologies with Monarch Tractor , a US-based AgTech company specializing in fully electric autonomous tractors. The Monarch Tractor is 100 percent electric and has zero tailpipe emissions.

Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. More than 50 transit agencies have already purchased or have orders for the electric bus. Bus Electric (Batter

Electrify America and NFI Industries collaborate on US’ largest heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure project

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Electrify America and NFI Industries announced plans for the US’ single largest charging infrastructure project to support heavy-duty electric trucks, with 34 ultra-fast DC chargers slated for completion by December 2023. NFI will deploy 60 battery-electric drayage trucks, becoming the first 100% zero-emission fleet operator and truck shop in California. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. In 2019, rechargeable batteries accounted for 54% of total lithium demand, almost entirely from Li-ion battery technologies.

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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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With existing and forthcoming emissions mandates, DANNAR and Nuvera would be able to meet the needs of organizations and industries seeking clean energy options for mobility. can provide up to a half Megawatt of energy storage in its high-capacity BMW lithium-ion battery packs.

Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry

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The post Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry appeared first on The Truth About Cars. Electric Vehicles Government Green Industry News Blog battery recycling Biden administration China Electric vehicles electrification EVs Industry News R&D Research

Hyundai signs MOU with South Korean government and industry partners to demo EV battery leasing business

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Hyundai Motor Company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with the South Korean government as well as logistics, battery and mobility companies to demonstrate the electric vehicle (EV) battery leasing business.

Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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Further additions to lithium production capacity for mined and refined lithium products will be required to keep pace with demand growth, led by battery applications. In 2019, rechargeable batteries accounted for 54% of total lithium demand, almost entirely from Li-ion battery technologies. As battery applications extend their dominance of lithium demand, the market is expected to become more focused on providing products to meet specifications for automotive batteries.

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup. Magna’s battery enclosure for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning protects power source. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), collaborating with UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers, suggest that the US can retrofit diesel-electric trains with batteries in a way that is cost-competitive with diesel.

Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element. Adding niobium reduces the amount and weight of steel required, an important feature for the automotive industry but also for infrastructure. Niobium and batteries.

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Volkswagen deepens partnership with Gotion to industrialize battery cell production in Germany

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Based on a substantial shareholding agreement in May 2020, Volkswagen Group entered a strategic cooperation framework with the major Chinese battery producer headquartered at Hefei. The goals of both partners are to industrialize the planned battery cell production at the Salzgitter site of Volkswagen Group Components and to develop first use cases of the Volkswagen unified cell concept for the volume segment. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

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Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at the newly commissioned Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. The cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

BHP orders two Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives

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Wabtec Corporation announced an order from BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) for two FLXdrive battery locomotives ( earlier post ). The deal builds momentum in the market for the world’s first 100%, battery-powered locomotive and supports the Australia-based natural resource company’s plan to decarbonize its rail network. The FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive represents the future of sustainable rail operations. Electric (Battery) Mining Rail

3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million. The battery that LionVolt is developing is based on 3D technology and solid-state layers. 3D solid-state battery (3DSSB).

Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

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All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives.

Anadolu Isuzu and Proterra partner on next-generation Citi VOLT battery-electric buses in Europe

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Anadolu Isuzu, Turkey’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, and Proterra announced a new collaboration to power the new generation of Anadolu Isuzu’s all-electric Citi VOLT public transportation buses with Proterra’s commercial vehicle battery technology.

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CN purchases Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive

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CN has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive ( earlier post ). CN’s Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE) Company received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help with the purchase of the battery-electric locomotive.

Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India

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Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India. Before we jump into the list of top EV battery manufacturers in India, let us discuss some things about electric vehicles batteries. Top electric vehicles battery manufacturers in India.

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Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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The white paper is the result of a two-day meeting to understand the unique R&D needs for electric aviation batteries held in December 2019 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Source: “Assessment of the R&D Needs for Electric Aviation”.

Vision Marine Technologies partners with Octillion to develop proprietary high-density batteries for electric powertrain system

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Vision Marine Technologies has partnered with Octillion Power to develop a customized high voltage 35 KW high-density battery exclusively for use within the recreational boating market. billion kilometers driven on Octillion’s battery systems.

Wabtec and GM to develop advanced Ultium Battery and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell solutions for rail industry

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Wabtec Corporation and General Motors will collaborate to develop and commercialize GM’s Ultium battery technology and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec locomotives. Batteries Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

BYD introducing battery-electric Type D school bus

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BYD is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38, and 40 feet, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus can seat up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. Bus Electric (Battery

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Toyota and Toyota Industries announce new battery for hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation announced that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, which are forecasted to expand rapidly in the future. The companies said they will release information such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performanc prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

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ElDorado National introducing electric Axess bus in 40-, 35- and 32-foot lengths; Cummins drive system, battery

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ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group, will launch its fully electric Axess bus at APTA Expo 8-10 November 2021. In addition to being the first zero-corrosion battery electric bus (BEB), it is the first to offer 40', 35' and 32' bus lengths.

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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Hyundai Motor Group, SK Innovation to collaborate on development of EV battery industry ecosystem

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will cooperate in the development of a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The two parties announced their plan to cooperate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery industry, including battery sales solutions, battery management service and battery reuse and recycling. As a result, the cooperation is expected to catalyse the spread of diverse cooperation systems between mobility and battery companies.

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries. Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials Mining Motors

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EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might

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Seen by some as a moral imperative, electrification is swiftly changing the dynamics of the automotive industry. The post EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Roy Hill purchases Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

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Roy Hill , the largest single iron ore mine in Australia, has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100% battery-electric, heavy-haul locomotive ( earlier post ) for the region and the mining industry. The FLXdrive locomotive will be the first for the region and the first for the mining industry and will improve our rail operations from the mine to Port Hedland. Australia Electric (Battery) Mining Rail

Electric vehicles trends in India

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Electric vehicles trends in India. Electric vehicles have attracted the attention of India’s policy makers as clean technology alternatives due to their multiple advantages like higher efficiency and lower air pollution in short to medium term and reduced CO2 emissions.

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Kandi enters framework agreement to produce battery swap-enabled electric vehicles in China

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jointly to produce battery-swap enabled pure electric vehicles. According to the agreement, Kandi and Hengrun will use their respective capabilities to produce battery-swappable pure electric vehicles. We are a pioneer of EV battery swapping in China. Our accumulated experience of building over 50,000 electric vehicles combined with our dozens of battery-swap patents gives us a strong competitive advantage in this initiative.

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AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production. The ultra-high energy battery system will be manufactured in the Gigafactory 1 in Darmstadt from 2023. Batteries Electric (Battery

Nikola and Proterra agree to long-term battery supply for zero-emission Class 8 trucks

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Nikola and Proterra announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra product is expected to be incorporated in the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and Tre fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

W Australia to host $135M national battery research hub: Future Battery Industries CRC

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Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a A$135-million (US$96.4-million) industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government. The world is transitioning to electricity systems powered by renewable energy and the global use of energy materials is booming, driven by the rising demand for batteries to store this power. Australia Batteries

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Proterra unveils ZX5 next-generation battery-electric transit bus

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Proterra introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle: the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The ZX5 also offers faster acceleration and greater horsepower than earlier Proterra electric vehicle models, plus industry-leading hill-climbing abilities to tackle steep terrain.

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In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

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Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030. The common industry/NGO request comes ahead of the expected review of Europe’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) this year. Our industry is fully committed to the Green Deal and therefore carbon-neutral road freight transport by 2050 at the latest. he future is electric, even for trucks.

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Stellantis, Foxconn partner to design and sell new flexible semiconductors for automotive industry

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Our software-defined transformation will be powered by great partners across industries and expertise. This partnership was announced as part of the Stellantis Software Day 2021 event where the Company unveiled STLA Brain, the new electrical/electronic and software architecture launching in 2024 across Stellantis’ four battery electric vehicle-centric platforms: STLA Small, Medium, Large and Frame. Stellantis N.V.

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SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure, and reducing likelihood of battery fires. One of the central questions is how long it takes for a battery to degrade. Batteries Market Background Smart Grid

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