Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

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Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company Street Scooter, which has since built thousands of small car-sized electric delivery vans. Now Deutsche Post has announced it is partnering with Ford to put a larger. Europe Germany plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet

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Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

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CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building 5,000 cars each week by the end of the year; he previously set a goal of producing 500,000 cars across all model lines by the end of 2018. Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. The Model 3 is the vital linchpin of. management Tesla Motors Executives plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the factory turn out to grow even larger than originally planned?

Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The decision triggers investments of around NOK 2 billion (US$238 million), realizing a 60-70% cost reduction per MW from the Hywind demo project in Norway.

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Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

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It will build its own electric vans, in fact. Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. In 2012, Deutsche Post debuted prototype electric vans built by startup StreetScooter, and in 2014 it acquired the company outright. DON'T MISS: Automakers to fund 40 percent. Europe Germany plug-in cars fleet

2016 39

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

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As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two years ago, CEO Elon Musk had said that the electric-car maker expected to be operating at a "run rate" of 100,000 cars a year by the end of 2015. Due to the challenges of. Production assembly Tesla Motors

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DENSO building large test facility for production of biofuel from P. ellipsoidea microalgae

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Japan-based global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea , an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO.

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Politecnico di Torin builds prototype system for dynamic on-road EV charging

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Politecnico di Torino has built a prototype system for dynamic on-road electric vehicle charging. The POLITO Charge While Driving system is going to be tested on the test circuit in Susa close to the city of Turin. This test site has been developed in the framework of a research initiative promoted by the Politecnico together with 24 international partners of the European project FABRIC (Feasibility analysis and development of on-road Charging solutions for future electric vehicles).

2017 34

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon. The outcome—if successful—will be step one in a multi-design build project that would ideally see a test vehicle built using the batteries. Saint Jean Carbon Inc.,

2016 41

Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

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Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Interest in what is known as "Project Titan" largely rests on Apple's reputation for innovation, despite far too little information for analysts to make even educated guesses about specific features or design elements. Nonetheless. Elon Musk Future Cars Apple Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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DARPA invests $2.7M in QinetiQ electric wheel-hub drive technology; moving to build-and-test phase

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The latest $2.7-million investment, awarded in July 2016, is for taking the technology from a concept design into the building and testing phase, including production of two fully working units. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a $2.7m

2016 46

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. The company expects to spend many hundreds of millions on the project and is determined that the vehicle will not only fill a gap in the market vacated by the Defender but also provide a step change improvement in build quality and reliability.

Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

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This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor.

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Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products. Nissan’s commercial offering, xStorage Buildings, is a solution for organizations to manage their energy usage more efficiently and power their business in a more sustainable, smarter way. The xStorage Buildings system comprises Eaton bidirectional inverters and the equivalent of 280 Nissan LEAF second-life battery packs.

Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

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DON'T MISS: Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says The company already has. To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its upcoming $35,000, 215-mile Model 3 sedan, though, Tesla can't afford to be late. Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. It's actually rated by the EPA at 238 miles combined, but it joins a segment of the electric-car market with 200 miles or more of range that has only been occupied to date by cars with a. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Aiming to start commercial production in 2nd half of 2018, the company will build production lines with annual capacity of batteries for 50,000 pure electric vehicles, investing around 400 billion won (~US$358 million).

Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

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The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car batteries is closely held, with a few notable exceptions. One of those was the statement by GM product chief Mark Reuss that the company pays $145 per kilowatt-hour for the. Chevy battery pack costs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

2017 27

Toyota: 'No One Wants Us To Build Electric Cars'

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Well, here''s one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a Friday morning chuckle. Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world''s three largest carmakers, but also the global leader in hybrids. DON''T MISS: Toyota Fuel-Cell Ad Asks: Are You ''The Bold Few'' Or A ''Handbrake''? And it''s a staunch proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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Achates is building the analytical models to figure out how to design the ports for any given applications.

2017 46

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

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The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it''s a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it''s a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment to China and is backing that up with a

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China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

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Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors. And sales of. China plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) RAV4 EV compliance car

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FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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Building the factory of the future will have wide-ranging impact.

2016 46

CA To Require New Buildings To Be Wired For Electric-Car Charging Stations

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Now, California has ensured that new buildings at least will have With extensive electrical infrastructure already in place in built-up areas, plug-in electric cars are never too far from a potential recharging source. But retrofitting existing structures with the necessary wiring to install 240-Volt Level 2 charging stations can be complicated.

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How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

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How many cars can it build this year? It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? And when? How many can it deliver to paying customers? At a promised starting price of $35,000, the Model 3 is not only Tesla's latest moonshot but the car that. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Honda, GM To Build Factory For Fuel-Cell Production By 2025

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The cost of developing advanced zero-emission powertrains for future vehicles is substantial, even for the world's largest carmakers. Especially in hydrogen fuel-cell research, the biggest auto companies are doubling and tripling up to share the costs. Honda and GM said in July 2013 that they would share their fuel-cell development efforts, and. General Motors GM hydrogen Project Driveway hydrogen fuel cell

2016 47

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

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Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as previously expected. This morning, the company''s North America President, Alan Batey, officially confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that the vehicle will be built at GM''s Orion

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

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But what does it actually take to build a Supercharger As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company''s Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come.

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Ballard builds out China operations center for expanding fuel cell business

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Ballard Power Systems has opened its first corporate office headquartered in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, China. This office will serve as the company’s initial operations center in China, supporting management, sales and business development, technical, after-sales and administrative support personnel. Thecompany also recently completed the registration of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) with the name of 广州市巴拉德动力系统有限公司 (Guangzhou Ballard Power Systems Co., Ltd.).

2017 28

Tesla Will Build Electric Cars In China; Model S On Sale There This Week

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We''ve expected it for some time, but now it''s been confirmed: Tesla will build electric cars in China in the next three to four years. While Chinese production won''t replace the company''s facilities in the U.S, it will give Tesla a foothold in an ever-growing market--and help it avoid China''s hefty 25 percent import tariff. According to Bloomberg

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Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

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It's the Urba Centurion, a diesel-powered kit car that it's still possible for you to build today. It's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much popularity. No, it's not the DeLorean DMC-12. DON'T MISS: Opel P1 376-MPG. movie cars kit Car Performance Vintage

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Samsung calls for united front in building 5G ecosystem

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We believe it is time to come together and shape the new era of 5G and, to that goal, it is critical to build a sustainable ecosystem by inviting all industry stakeholders to share their perspectives on how 5G will develop over the next few years. Samsung Electronics hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit , held at Samsung Research America in San Jose, California.

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

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Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. These trucks will be made available to a small number of European test customers for 12-month trials, with the deliveries slated to begin later this year. The decision to go forward with a. Europe Trucks Mercedes-Benz Daimler plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

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When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious stretch goal. When he said on last week's quarterly earnings call that the company was pulling that goal two years ahead to 2018, you can almost hear the gasps. That means that. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

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GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

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Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with, GM’s global fuel-cell business director Charles Freese seemed confident that hydrogen will become a next big step in transportation. General Motors has been involved in fuel-cell. General Motors GM hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

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CA Electric Utility Applies To Build 25,000 Electric-Car Charging Stations

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)--one of the state''s biggest electric utilities--recently submitted a proposal to the Public Utilities Commission asking for permission to build 25,000 new charging California already leads the nation in electric-car adoption, and that momentum will likely increase if a new infrastructure plan is approved.

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Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

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Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform for smaller cars, which complements the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform used for larger models. Virtually every. Future Cars plug-in cars

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India's Mahindra To Build Electric Two-Wheeler In Michigan

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A little slice of India will soon be moving into Michigan, with the announcement that Mahindra will produce an electric two-wheeler at a factory in Ann Arbor. India''s Mahindra Group is investing in a 37,000 square-foot facility to produce the GenZe electric scooter. A small step-through scooter with a large storage box above the rear wheel, GenZe

Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites

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A local utility company is leading the effort to build a comprehensive network of charging sites for drivers of plug-in vehicles. DON''T MISS: BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars Over the Kansas City, Missouri, will become the latest municipality to gain an electric-car charging infrastructure this year.