Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

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Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s $11.1-billion investment in global electric vehicles, Ford is expanding its BEV manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly plant in southeast Michigan. The plant will become the production home to vehicles from the company’s next-generation battery electric flexible architecture.

2019 68

Protected: Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

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No this is a job for the company I’ve long been a stockholder of – Google. Detroit has public transportation, an effective freeway system, rail lines, a modern airport, and uniquely for the USA – land and buildings available for pennies on the dollar.

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OXIS Energy to build Li-sulfur battery plant in Brazil; initial capacity 2M cells/year

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OXIS Energy Ltd UK has signed a contract with CODEMGE PARTICIPACOES SA, a public company incorporated in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to establish the world’s first digital manufacturing plant for the mass production of OXIS’ lithium-sulfur cells.

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Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB. In addition to Chattanooga, Volkswagen is building the first dedicated EV production facility in Zwickau, Germany, starting MEB production by the end of 2019.

2019 121

Electric Company Too Scared To Tell Truth About Climate Change

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Your fiendly neighborhood Greenius along with my very green friend Dency Nelson, had to speak up and tell the audience that our very own Ted Lieu, Assemblyman of this 53rd District, was the co-author of AB 920 and that electric companies like PG&E and SCE were fighting against it.

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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Alison Diaz (with scissors) along with ECHS staff and supporters about to cut the ribbon in front of Environmental Charter High School's new solar-powered greenhouse. photo by Glenn Marzano).

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Build My Dreams, BYD

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Earlier this year Warren Buffet invested over $200 million in the company (10% share). The announcement that BYD, the Chinese battery giant turned automaker, has actually begun selling its plug-in hybrid, is pretty big news. Shares rose about 15% on the Hong Kong stock exchange Monday.

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Elio Motors to buy engines, abandons building its own

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Elio Motors, which has been struggling since 2009 to build its own ultra-cheap, small, fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car, announced Thursday that it will source an engine from a major automaker. Previously, the company planned to build its own 3-cylinder engine with up to 55 horsepower for its projected 84-mpg three-wheeler. The company did not.

2018 71

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

2017 67

Dyson plans to build its electric car in Singapore

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The company confirmed that its board has ratified the decision for the company itself to construct what it calls a “purpose-built advanced automotive manufacturing facility” there. Dyson, the British maker of premium vacuum cleaners, aims to enter the electric-car arena—and it’s chosen Singapore as the global assembly site.

Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions, underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. The new company will play its part with energy offerings from renewable sources and smart charging solutions.

2019 130

Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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Buildings, electric cars and household appliances, heat pumps, and other consumers can coordinate their particular power requirements, thereby preventing overloads. Following the “Plugfest,” the companies involved will pass the EEBUS specification for the area of e-mobility.

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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.

Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 In their field trials, the companies focused on sending messages directly via cellular V2X technology (PC5).

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SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. The company says that the new investment will provide opportunities for it to bring its products to additional automakers in the United States. SK Group has been building relationships within the United States for decades. South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67

2018 92

S. Korea launches new company to lead construction of hydrogen fueling infrastructure; 100 stations by 2022

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South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced that 13 hydrogen-related companies, including Hyundai Motor, are partnering to launch a special purpose corporation (SPC), named HyNet, to drive the construction of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the country. million) for each station, to build the infrastructure.

2019 68

Volkswagen progressing with work on quantum computing, develops traffic management system for taxi companies

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As a result, public transportation organizations, taxi companies, and transport service providers will be able to deploy their fleets considerably more efficiently while minimizing waiting times for passengers.

2018 132

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.

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HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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The company recently showcased its powertrain technology alongside Mack Trucks at Waste Expo 2016 in Las Vegas and signed a $30+ million deal with NZ Bus, signaling multinational and multimodal demand for the company’s powertrain technology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

2016 159

Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland; ninth in its global network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the site in Jawor, Poland, and thus extend its global battery production network to nine factories. In Jawor, approximately 100 km away from the German border, Mercedes-Benz is currently building a state-of-the-art engine factory. It became apparent that building an engine factory in Jawor has been a good decision. In this way, the company says that it is securing for itself the best possible technology.

2019 83

Fulcrum to build second waste-to-fuels plant in Gary, Indiana

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Fulcrum’s Centerpoint plant will be the company’s second waste-to-fuels plant. Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel.

2018 108

Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

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The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to start a pilot project using Virgin Media's cables and trenches that run to thousands of neighborhoods around Britain. The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. Since they already have power, Liberty Global says they. charging

2019 80

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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We set ourselves the demanding task of building an ultra-light, electric supercar based on a historic sports car as the ideal application for our transmission.

2018 96

Toyota and CARMERA team up to build high definition maps for automated vehicles using camera data

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This is the first step towards realizing TRI-AD’s open software platform concept known as Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) to support the scalability of highly automated driving, by combining data gathered from vehicles of participating companies to generate HD maps. In this proof of concept, the two companies will place cameras in Toyota test vehicles to collect data over several months from areas of downtown Tokyo. Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc.

2019 69

As excitement builds in the Montney Shale, companies seek more infrastructure

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What does it take to build up a new region for oil and gas development? To begin with, there needs to be enough companies willing to take risks on major drilling projects. Next, there needs to be enough capital behind those companies to make projects viable. That last piece—building the storage tanks, compressor stations, and pipelines that will transport product to refineries—is a sure sign that a region is starting to make a name for itself.

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Saudi Aramco and Air Products to build Saudi Arabia’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station; operational 2Q19

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Saudi Aramco and Air Products signed an agreement to jointly-build the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station in Saudi Arabia. The collaboration between the two companies will combine Air Products’ technological know-how and experience in the field of hydrogen with Saudi Aramco’s industrial experience, facilities and R&D capabilities.

2019 94

German startup I SEE Electric Trucks GmbH building electric variants of Opel Viraro and Movano

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German startup I SEE Electric Trucks GmbH is building electric versions of the Opel Vivaro and Opel Movano. The company already has more than 25 model variants available, with two battery sizes—40 kWh and 55 kWh—offering range of up to more than 200 km (124 miles).

2018 104

In-wheel electric drive company Protean receives $84M in funding; to build production plant in China

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GSR is honored to lead this round of investment in a disruptive technology that we believe has great promise for the Chinese automotive market and potentially building a global EV platform. Protean also has won the 2012 Technology Pioneers Award from the World Economic Forum as being one of most promising start-up technology companies in the world.

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

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

2016 107

Energy Impact Partners invests €5M in EV fleet efficiency company ViriCiti

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million (€5 million) in ViriCiti, a Europe-based EV fleet efficiency technology company ( earlier post ), in a Series A round. The company currently serves more than 50% of the e-bus market in Europe and North America, with its solution integrated into some of the largest urban transit networks, including New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Another EIP portfolio company, smart home security technology firm Ring, was acquired by Amazon in March 2018.

2019 81

Gevo develops process for low-cost renewable isoprene; building block for rubber and rubber products

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Renewable, low-carbon, low-cost isoprene has been pursued by a lot of companies over the years without commercial success. Gevo, Inc. has developed a proprietary catalytic process that transforms low-cost commercially available, or even waste by-product, renewable alcohols into renewable isoprene that would be expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based chemical equivalents while reducing CO 2 emissions.

2019 76

Tesla builds Supercharging "moat" to keep out competition: analysis

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Just as the young company begins to ramp up production of its bread-and-butter Model 3 to what CEO Elon Musk has called sustainable levels, Tesla's European rivals are beginning to roll out their own electric cars. Competitors are coming for Tesla. That has some investors worried about whether the upstart automaker can survive the onslaught from

2018 62

SK Innovation to invest $354M to build Li-ion battery separator plant in China

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million) to build a Li-ion battery separator plant in China. SK Innovation is the first company in Korea and the third in the world exclusively to develop separators, a key component in lithium-ion batteries. This investment will help us build a springboard to become the world’s biggest in terms of wet separator market share, a notch up from the current position as the world’s second largest. SK Innovation will invest 400 billion won (US$353.8

2018 79

LIBCOIN-BHEL consortium in discussions to build Indian Government’s first Li-ion Gigafactory; to scale up to 30 GWh

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Magnis Energy Technologies Limited announced that the Government of India, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises advises that Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and LIBCOIN (20% owned by Magnis) are in discussions to build India’s first Li-ion battery gigafactory. LIBCOIN is a consortium comprising Magnis Energy, Duggal Family Trust and Charge CCCV(C4V) and has a vision to build large Lithium-ion battery Gigafactories globally.

2019 72

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

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Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its development. One of them is Hyperloop Technologies Inc., which is trying to recruit engineers from the Detroit car industry to make the Hyperloop a reality. This is real. This is. Detroit Elon Musk mass transit Public transport Hyperloop

2016 63

Elio Motors says it will build production cars next year

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Elio told media that his company had raised more than $110 million for a three-wheeled car that would cost $7,500 and manage Paul Elio told investors and media Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana, that his three-wheeled car would go on sale next year after several delays and questions about funding. "I I believe this project has to happen," Elio said.

NASA awards $247.5M contract to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to build quieter supersonic aircraft

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NASA has awarded a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company was selected for the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration contract, a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract valued at $247.5

2018 93

EcoMotors and a subsidiary engine company of First Auto Works (FAW) in JV to build opoc engines in China

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EM), developer of opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (opoc) engine technology ( earlier post ), has formed a joint venture with First Auto Works Jingye Engine Company (FAW JY) to develop, manufacture, sell and service the opoc engine technology in China. FAW JY is fully funding the building of the commercial-scale plant in China’s Shanxi Province at a total investment in excess of US $200 million (USD); FAW JY will retain a 51% ownership of the joint venture with EM retaining 49%.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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I had ventured forth from the calm, cooling breezes of my mellow beach community because the treasure map I had recently discovered showed that over $600 million was available inside that building.

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Swiss battery maker ecovolta building 200 MWh automated Li-ion battery pack assembly plant

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The Swiss company ecovolta is building a fully automated Li-Ion battery pack assembly plant in Schwyz with an annual capacity of 200 MWh. Ecovolta combines the development expertise of various companies from Switzerland and Italy.

2018 78

Renault to Build Electric Cars in Israel?

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Associated Press is reporting out of Paris (via Forbes.com) that Renault is "studying a possible plan to build a manufacturing plant for electric cars in Israel, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday." Shai Agassi, an Israeli entrepreneur whose Project Better Place is looking at infrastructure and battery schemes to facilitate electric cars, could be involved in a partnership, according to Renault spokeswoman Rochelle Chimenes.

2007 100

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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With its 128 hydropower plants, VERBUND, Austria’s largest electricity company and a leading European hydropower electricity producer, generates almost 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

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