GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

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BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services designed to improve the delivery of goods and services from the first to last mile.

Fiat Ducato Electric debuts in Europe, first electric commercial van from brand

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That duty often falls to slab-sided commercial vans like the Fiat Ducato. electric vehicles Commercial vehicleIn the U.S., pickups reign supreme for most work detail. Abroad? In the U.S. the Ducato is offered as the Ram ProMaster, but is largely identical. Earlier this month, Fiat Professional rolled out its 2020 Ducato van with slight updates inside and out, but the brand offered.

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Utah-based Energy Fuels to enter commercial rare earth business in Q1-2021

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Upon a successful ramp-up of this program, Energy Fuels will be the first US company in several years to produce a marketable mixed REE concentrate ready for separation on a commercial scale. Energy Fuels expects to recover uranium from the monazite and produce a commercially salable mixed REE carbonate containing ~71% TREO (dry basis). Energy Fuels Inc.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells announces commercial availability of E-45 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced that its Nuvera E-45 fuel cell system is now commercially available.

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. The new look and corresponding technical solutions were developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design center in cooperation with VWCV Vintage Vehicles and the Communications department. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored.

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Li-Cycle delivers first commercial shipment of recycled battery material

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a North-America-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. Specifically, returning commercial quantities of recycled battery materials to the supply chain offsets the use of battery materials that are mined and refined from primary sources. Li-Cycle Corp. ,

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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC) that would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). Ammonia-fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier (AFAGC).

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Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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The company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT Fuel Cells to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. The driving range per charge for XCIENT Fuel Cell is about 400km, which was developed with a balance between the specific requirements from the potential commercial fleet customers and the charging infrastructure in Switzerland.

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Allison Transmission launches new electric axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks: eGen Power

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched eGen Power, Allison’s new series of fully integrated electric axles.

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Velodyne Lidar collaborating with Ford Otosan on autonomous driving for heavy commercial vehicles; Velarray H800

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is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan, with annual production capacity of 455,000 vehicles, 70,000 engines and 140,000 powertrains, is the biggest commercial vehicle production center of Ford in Europe.

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Citroën launching electrification offensive across commercial range

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Citroën is a leading player in the Light Commercial Vehicles market. The Brand is now preparing to launch a major electrification offensive across its commercial range. This electrification will concern the light commercial vehicles but also the passenger vehicles. Citroën is a centenarian brand boasting nearly 90 years of expertise in light commercial vehicles.

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Energy major Total leads strategic investment into supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell powered commercial vehicles HYZON Motors

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HYZON Motors is a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches.

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India's Mahindra announces it will use REE platform for commercial EVs

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Indian automaker Mahindra plans to launch commercial electric vehicles using a platform from Israeli startup REE Automotive, the two companies announced via press release Wednesday.

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Gevo and Praj to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel in India

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This follows an earlier announcement in April 2019 between both parties regarding the commercialization of renewable isobutanol, SAF and renewable premium gasoline. SAF should find applications in commercial aviation as well as in the defense sector in India. Gevo, Inc. and Praj Industries Ltd.

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage. Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries.

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Mahindra and REE Automotive to establish a strategic collaboration for the development of electric commercial vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. such as commercial vehicles, mid-duty delivery trucks, last mile delivery, passenger cars, taxis and shuttles.

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Japanese demonstration project begins for commercialization of vessels equipped with high-power fuel cells

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Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), and ENEOS Corporation announced that Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the companies’ participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power Fuel Cell (FC) vessels.

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Linde and Shell team up to commercialize lower-carbon technology for ethylene: E-ODH

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The EDHOX technology was successfully validated for commercial use in a demonstration plant at Pullach, Germany. Linde GmbH and Shell announced an exclusive collaboration agreement on ethane-oxidative dehydrogenation (E-ODH) technology for ethylene production.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via.

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Hyundai to launch XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, reveal fuel cell commercial vehicle roadmap next week

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At the event, leaders of Hyundai’s Commercial Vehicle Business Division and Fuel Cell Center will introduce the eco-friendly fuel cell truck and their roadmap for clean commercial mobility.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China. In accordance with the Technology Roadmap for Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicles announced by China in 2016, the FCEV market, primarily for commercial vehicles, is growing at a pace not seen anywhere else in the world.

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Li-Cycle commercial lithium-ion battery recycling plant now operational in Rochester, NY

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Li-Cycle Corp., North America’s largest capacity lithium-ion battery recycling company, announced that its Spoke 2 facility at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York is now fully operational.

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Groupe Renault and Plug Power to form JV for hydrogen-fuel-cell light commercial vehicle market in Europe

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have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to launch a 50-50 joint-venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, targeting more than 30% share of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe. This comprehensive solutions approach will accelerate adoption by commercial fleets. Groupe Renault and Plug Power Inc.

BYD and Hino enter strategic alliance focused on commercial battery-electric vehicles

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signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The two companies will accelerate the development of commercial BEVs to provide the best-fit product for customers in a timely manner. BYD Commercial Vehicle and Hino Motors has been committed to technology innovation and global promotion of commercial vehicle electrification. BYD Company Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd.

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California mandate: Commercial trucks go electric starting in 2024, all-EV by 2045

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Now the Golden State aims to tackle commercial trucks. California has made significant progress in reducing emissions with a zero-emission vehicle mandate for passenger cars, which requires the largest-volume automakers to sell battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Adopted Thursday, the Advanced Clean Truck regulation requires

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World's largest commercial electric airplane flown for 30 minutes, can go 100 miles

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A milestone in the quest to develop electric commercial aircraft occurred last week. The world's largest commercial electric airplane took to the skies, flying for 30 minutes over Moses Lake, Washington. The plane, a modified Cessna Caravan that normally seats nine people, was the product of two Seattle-area aviation companies, according to The

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Ballard introduces fuel cell industry’s first commercial module to power ships: FCwave

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Global efforts to decarbonize include commercial maritime activities, where Ballard intends to build on our leading position in zero-emission fuel cell solutions. —Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer.

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Intel introduces ‘Horse Ridge’ to enable commercially viable quantum computers

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The new cryogenic control chip will speed development of full-stack quantum computing systems, marking a milestone in the development of a commercially viable quantum computer. In-house fabrication of these control chips at Intel will accelerate the company’s ability to design, test and optimize a commercially viable quantum computer.

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Ford is betting on commercial electric vehicles, affordable EVs, says CEO

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Ford’s plan for electric vehicles doesn’t include anything quite like the loaded GMC Hummer EV, but referring to the so-called supertruck last week helped Ford CEO Jim Farley define Ford's EV strategy.

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Proterra unveils new customizable battery pack to power wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles

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Proterra unveiled its newest series of battery packs, the H Series, which offers a customizable energy storage system to power a wide range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

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The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas. The joint project of Lab1886, the innovation unit for new business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, and Daimler Truck AG has now become a product that can be used as a solution for various customer requirements in sectors such as on-site logistics and agriculture.

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KUKA receives major order for body-in-white production of the ID. BUZZ from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is focusing on electromobility and with the ID. BUZZ is due to roll off the production line at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover as early as 2022. BUZZ brings its classic, the Bulli, to the road as a fully electric version.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities.

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Utilities aim to make I-5 a West Coast electric highway for commercial trucks

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Commercial electric trucks ranging from regional delivery vans to big rigs will have places to plug in when they’re transporting goods up and down the West Coast, according to a plan announced Wednesday by electric utilities serving the West Coast.

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Nuseed secures commercial offtake agreement for carinata with leading biodiesel producer Saipol

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Nuseed Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, has executed a commercial off-take agreement with Saipol, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe, to supply Nuseed Carinata as a feedstock for certified low-carbon oil for renewable fuels and high protein non-GMO meal for livestock feed.

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UCSD team offers roadmap of four challenges for solid-state battery commercialization

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In an open-access review paper published in Nature Nanotechnology , researchers at the University of California San Diego offer a research roadmap that includes four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance all-solid-state batteries to commercialization. Summary of major scientific challenges for commercialization of solid-state batteries.

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles. With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. EV sales are expected to reach 25% of the Chinese market by 2030.

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Dana acquires Nordresa, e-powertrain provider for commercial vehicles

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an integration and application engineering expert for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. The electrification of commercial vehicles is rapidly increasing, and Nordresa was in search of a company with a strong heritage and customer-centric culture that would further accelerate our business. Dana Incorporated has acquired Nordresa Motors, Inc. ,

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Hyundai partners with Yeosu Gwangyang Port Corporation to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell trucks

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Hyundai Motor Company and Yeosu Gwangyang Port Corporation are partnering to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell trucks. An MOU between the two includes the development and demonstration of hydrogen fuel-cell trucks for logistics transportation and the establishment of a hydrogen fueling station. The port region is home to petrochemical complexes that produce hydrogen as a byproduct. Gwangyang Port (Yeosu area).

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HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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a developer and manufacturer of advanced range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications ( earlier post ), is gearing up for a commercialization push with the appointent of four advanced engineering and commercialization executives. With experience from GE and DuPont, Dummer has led the commercialization of 10+ world-first technologies ranging from advanced materials, electrical systems & biotechnology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Hyundai and Kia invest in UK electric commercial-vehicle maker Arrival

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The UK-based electric-vehicle startup Arrival has already earned plenty of attention over the past couple of years for its refreshingly different, futuristic and eye-catching electric commercial-vehicle designs. As much as the designs are a standout—the company’s Royal Mail vans, for instance—the nature of the $110 billion

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Wärtsilä offering first commercially available auto-docking system: SmartDock

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The technology group Wärtsilä has taken a notable step towards realising the full commercial potential of autonomous vessels. This makes SmartDock the world’s first commercially available auto-docking solution. This gives us absolute confidence in SmartDock’s ability to meet the urgent commercial need to provide the safest possible docking for commuter ferries.

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Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in commercialization of eLNO

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Johnson Matthey (JM) has accomplished two major strategic developments in the commercialization of eLNO, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials ( earlier post ): Site in Poland secured for construction of commercial plant, with room for significant expansion. for the supply of lithium hydroxide over ten years to match expanding demands of commercial production.

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