Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in partnership with ElectReon and Dan Bus Company, launches electric road pilot

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in partnership with ElectReon and Dan Bus Company, has launched a pilot project to install wireless electric roads for charging public transportation in the city.

2020 112

How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

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Cluelessness is the brand attribute of arrogant companies who only see their customers as wallet share opportunities. Just the kind of informed customer companies like Leviton find “tiresome.” The best we can do for you is to offer you a 25% discount on a new model from our company store at and selecting model EVR40-B25. Company Ethics Customer Service #BadCustomerService #BrandFAIL Company Arrogance Don Hendler Emanuel J.

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Solid-state battery company Quantumscape to list on NYSE; $3.3B valuation

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a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in QuantumScape becoming a publicly listed company.

2020 121

To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries.

2020 86

Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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Porsche Digital has spun off its own company in the field of e-mobility, thereby expanding its digital business portfolio. &Charge” has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation. The company’s headquarters are located in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg.

2020 108

V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid

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Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electrical grid using a large stationary battery located on the University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego’s) campus microgrid.

2020 84

Electric powertrain company IRP Systems raises $17M in Series B

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The company’s global customer base includes top automotive and micro-mobility manufacturers. IRP Systems was originally founded as an aerospace powertrain company by Paul and Moran Price. The company developed and perfected systems designed to meet the stringent standards of the aerospace industry. The company made the strategic decision to redirect its versatile products and software to address the rapidly growing demand in the automotive sector.

2020 88

Electric VTOL company Lilium completes $240M funding round

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Lilium, the Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft for regional air mobility ( earlier post ), completed an internal funding round worth more than $240 million. As well as designing and manufacturing the Lilium Jet, the company plans to operate a regional air mobility service as early as 2025 in several regions around the world.

2020 91

Shipping industry companies launch new zero-carbon shipping research center

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A group of leading shipping industry companies are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. The founding partner companies bring a common commitment to decarbonizing shipping and specialized knowledge and research capabilities. The Center expects to attract several more partner companies in the future.

2020 76

German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road.

2020 153

Lessons In Losing From Leviton: First Screw Up, Then Blame The Customer, Then Pound Sand

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I love a frustrated and impotent message from a mid-level manager expressing bitterness to a customer who has already generated more than 500 negative brand impressions for the mid-level employee’s company. But I’m not like most customers and I don’t put up with corporate b t from pompous and arrogant companies or their minions. Branding Company Ethics Customer Service Corporate Greed EV Charger EVSE Leviton Manny Mark RichardsHey Mark Richards , Sr.

2019 127

UK company claims most power-dense electric motor for EVs

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A company based in the United Kingdom claims to be developing the world's most power dense electric motor for automotive applications. The company claims it is four times the power density of conventional motors. Equipmake said its new Ampere motor will develop 20 kilowatts (27 horsepower) per kilogram. Total output will be 220 kw (295 hp) at

2020 72

Another Lesson On Brand #FAIL From Leviton

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Company Ethics Customer Service electric cars #BadCustomerService #BrandFAIL Brian CEO Don Hendler Emanuel J. After hearing nothing about the replacement EV Charger Leviton promised me a week ago – to replace the one I paid them $1300 for which failed while still under warranty – today I got a mystery call from someone claiming to be with Leviton Manufacturing.

2019 130

Time To Fine Hitler’s Favorite Car Company, @VW Out Of Business #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 141

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

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Each company will invest in the joint venture. Based on the belief that industry-wide efforts to build the foundations for the widespread adoption of FCEVs under an open structure rather than measures by individual companies will be essential for the spread and firm establishment of FCEVs in the Chinese market, which is undergoing these extreme changes, these six companies, which share a common vision for FCEVs, decided to establish an R&D joint venture.

2020 101

PHEV company VIA acquires automotive engineering company

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VIA Motors, a privately held plug-in electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an electric vehicle design, engineering and prototyping company. Prodigy has been under contract with VIA to prototype new vehicle models for the company’s expanding portfolio. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving, according to the company.

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French company makes EV conversions easy for old clunkers

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The company says the kit will fit several top-selling models in Europe, including the. Off-the-shelf EV conversions aren't just for classic cars like Prince Harry's Jaguar anymore. French startup Transition One plans to make it easy to convert a wide variety of average old cars in the country to electric power by building a standard conversion kit. conversions

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BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). VC/PE fundings of specialist clean energy companies have reached $7.5

2018 113

Shell acquiring EV charging company Greenlots

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The companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and integrate efficiently with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage. Shell’s New Energies business is seeking to leverage the company’s strengths in fast-growing and commercial parts of the energy industry, including EV charging, and could spend on average between $1-2 billion a year until 2020 on commercial opportunities.

2019 73

California first state to regulate GHGs of ridesharing companies

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California Governor Brown signed SB 1014 , a bill requiring transportation network companies (TNCs) to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas emissions of their operations. The explosive growth of ride-hailing companies has left states facing a growing list of unintended consequences caused by on-demand transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.

2018 104

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. Sold them out to the very oil companies who are destroying their chance of having a decent future. And they will damn sure remember who went along for the ride to get that oil company money. The very environmental health these oil companies are damaging in the very communities where they do their toxic business.

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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With the enactment of SB 1014 ( earlier post )—the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program—the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is to develop and to implement new requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs)—i.e., This bill requires CARB to adopt and set annual GHG reduction requirements on TNC companies by 1 January 2021.

2019 103

Union hack: British company offers electric classic Mini conversion

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While neither of those models has arrived quite yet, the UK-based company electric bicycle company Swind has already started making a limited number of electric conversions of classic Minis for. The Mini Cooper SE revealed last week and the planned electric Mini Rocketman city car represent a new push from the official owner of the Mini brand, BMW.

2019 77

Thermal Energy Partners and Schlumberger New Energy to new geothermal project development company

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Thermal Energy Partners (TEP), a developer of geothermal energy projects, and Schlumberger New Energy, a new Schlumberger business, entered into an agreement to create GeoFrame Energy, a geothermal project development company. Through GeothermEx, a Schlumberger company, we have acquired extensive knowledge of geothermal resource assessment and project design implementation. The new company’s first project is the 10-MW Nevis Geothermal Power Project on the Caribbean island of Nevis.

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Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development forming Woven Planet Holdings and two new operating companies

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will expand and improve its operations into a holding company and two operating companies. The holding company will be Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. and the two operating companies under it will be Woven CORE, Inc., The Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) is an open software platform that allows companies to create and share high-precision maps while companies share data on automated-driving vehicles.

2020 73

Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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It has about 30 units in stock and can currently produce about one a day, but Wilson said the company was looking to move to larger premises and bring some of the manufacturing and assembly in-house to allow it to ramp up production and ultimately look for export markets.

2020 95

BMW i Ventures invests in optical AI software company Alitheon

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Alitheon , an optical AI software creator and deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process.

2020 78

Hyliion and Tortoise Acquisition to merge, combined company to remain listed on NYSE

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Class 8 electric powertrain company Hylion intends to merge with Tortoise Acquisition Corp. NYSE: SHLL), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company with a strategic focus on the energy sector and decarbonizing commercial transportation in North America. Thomas Healy, CEO and founder of Hyliion, will continue as CEO of the combined company, overseeing the implementation of Hyliion’s corporate strategy.

2020 77

Lucid Air electric sedan builds on company’s Formula E experience

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Formula E partly exists to be a cheerleader for the potential of electric cars and, perhaps, the future of racing. And yet, in the first four seasons of racing teams swapped Formula E cars to a different, freshly charged car, halfway through the race.

2020 105

IVECO, FPT and Nikola Motor Company announce future Nikola TRE production in Ulm, Germany

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and Nikola Motor Company will manufacture , through their European joint venture, the Nikola TRE in Ulm, Germany, at the IVECO manufacturing facility. IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands of CNH Industrial N.V.,

2020 99

Billionaire Everyman Eats Standing Up In Company Breakroom On Casual Friday.

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Volkswagen to invest up to another $200M in solid-state-battery company QuantumScape

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The Volkswagen Group is increasing its stake in QuantumScape and making an additional investment of up to $200 million in the US battery specialist. Earlier post.) The goal is to drive forward the joint development of solid-state battery technology. In the future, solid-state batteries are expected to significantly increase range and shorten charging times further. We are making technological progress with our partner QuantumScape.

2020 88

TDK Ventures invests in electric air mobility company AutoFlightX; eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi

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has invested in AutoFlightX , an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air mobility company. AutoFlightX is an eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi company headquartered in Munich, with R&D centers in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. TDK Corporation subsidiary TDK Ventures Inc.

2020 93

Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Rusheen Capital Management create company to deploy Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture technology

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Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Rusheen Capital Management, a private equity firm, have formed a development company, 1PointFive, to finance and to deploy Carbon Engineering ’s large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.

2020 83

BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed.

2019 94

Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. The move will strengthen the strategic partnership formed between the companies in 2018, under which Hyundai, Kia, and Aurora have been collaborating on self-driving technologies on Hyundai’s flagship fuel cell vehicle NEXO.

2019 77

ABC Companies selects Lightning Systems for diesel-to-electric coach repower program

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ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach sales and support in the USA and Canada, has finalized an agreement with Lightning Systems, a Loveland, Colorado-based developer of zero-emission electric drivetrains for commercial vehicle fleets.

2020 93

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

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Austria-based battery pack provider Kreisel Electric ( earlier post ) has developed a production-ready, automated 2-speed transmission for electric mobility applications in combination with an integrated powertrain architecture specially developed in cooperation with Sala Drive GmbH —both designed for high performance and torque ranges.

2018 98

Oil companies fight back for charging dollars

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As electric cars begin eating into profit growth at oil companies, the war for electric-car drivers' pocketbooks has begun. Electric utilities are counting on supplying increasing quantities of juice, especially during off-peak hours to make their operations more efficient—and not insignificantly to boost revenues along the way. Charging Networks

2018 61

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 133

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. In June, the company was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright was an invited presenter to the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Mercom Capital: funding for battery storage, smart grid & efficiency companies down 38% YoY in 1H 2020

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Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in 1H 2020 was down 38% year-over-year (YoY) with $1.5 Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) for Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency companies in 1H 2020 was 51% lower with $858 million compared to over $1.8

2020 64

Kumi launches CAHRA Map to support companies’ due diligence in minerals and metals supply chains

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London-based sustainability consultancy Kumi, a market leader in responsible sourcing practices for global supply chains, has launched a due diligence tool called CAHRA Map to enable companies in the minerals and metals sector to identify “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” (CAHRAs). CAHRA Map does the hard work of collating and analysing this information, enabling companies to make informed decisions about potential risks in their supply chains.

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