Amazon invests in electrofuels company Infinium

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Infinium Electrofuels have the potential to help investor Amazon and other companies to decarbonize their operations and meet their net-zero carbon goals.

Havyard establishes company for hydrogen power for ships

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For several years now, the Norway-based marine and maritime technology company Havyard Group has carried out research and development work on hydrogen propulsion for large vessels, for example through the Pilot E project, in order to develop a large-scale maritime hydrogen project.

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Canadian company AK Motor International introduces new EV brand: Maple Majestic

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Canada-based AK Motor International Corporation, an automotive intellectual property management company, is launching a new electric vehicle brand: Maple Majestic. Climate Friendly driving does not necessarily mean an SUV, says the company.

Daimler to split into two pure-play companies: cars & vans, trucks & buses

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Daimler plans a fundamental change in its structure, splitting into two independent pure-play companies: Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, and Daimler Truck, which will be a spin-off the current Truck and Bus business. It represents the start of a profound reshaping of the company.

AI vision system company Recogni raises $48.9M Series B

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Since July 2019, when Recogni raised $25 million in Series A funding, the company has completed successful proof-of-concept demonstrations with customers that validate Recogni’s approach. Recogni Inc., the developers of an AI vision cognition system for autonomous vehicles, raised $48.9 million in a Series B financing round, led by WRVI Capital, a prominent global technology investor.

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 store.leviton.com and selecting model EVR40-B25. Company Ethics Customer Service #BadCustomerService #BrandFAIL Company Arrogance Don Hendler Emanuel J.

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Methanol fuel cell company Blue World acquiring Danish Power Systems

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Blue World Technologies, developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cells, is acquiring Danish Power Systems, a 25-year-old High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (HTPEM) membrane electrode assembly (MEA) research and development company.

European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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In 2019 the company opened a third pilot plant at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with support from SoCalGas. The company has several renewable methane projects under development in the US as it moves forward with commercial roll-out in North America.

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U.S. Xpress invests in autonomous trucking technology company TuSimple

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Trucking company U.S. has invested in TuSimple , a self-driving technology company bringing to market an autonomous solution for long-haul freight transportation ( earlier post ). Last year, the company introduced its tech-enabled fleet, Variant, and in coming months, will be rolling out a new brokerage offering. Xpress remains focused on transforming from a traditional trucking company to a digital transportation solutions provider. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.

Si anode material company E-magy raises €5M in funding round led by Shift Invest

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The company will also use the funds to expand the team and make preparations for a new facility in the Netherlands which will boost annual capacity to thousands of tons per year.

HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base. The new capital comes shortly after Linear Labs’ $68.9

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Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies; order for 200 ZEVs

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Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Faribault, Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies.

Qatar invests $125M in energy storage company Fluence

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This summer, the company announced its sixth-generation Tech Stack, comprising integrated hardware, operating software and digital intelligence engines. Fluence, the global energy storage solutions joint venture between Siemens and AES, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) pursuant to which QIA will commit to invest $125 million in Fluence through a private placement transaction.

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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.

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CMU study finds taxes on emissions would result in more rapid electrification by ridesharing companies

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering have found that with an emissions-based incentive towards electrification, ridesourcing companies such as Uber and Lyft would electrify more and cut their emissions by amounts ranging from 10% in New York to 22% in Los Angeles. Ridesourcing services from transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, serve the fastest growing share of U.S.

Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

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environment Citizens Climate Lobby climate crisis CO2 front group George Schultz Inactivists

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11 companies form new coalition to advance hydrogen policy in US; Toyota, Hyundai & Cummins

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Eleven companies have formed Hydrogen Forward , a new coalition focused on advancing hydrogen development in the United States. These companies believe that accelerating investment in hydrogen will help the US deliver on its climate goals while creating a stronger economy with new, good-paying jobs. Member company hydrogen storage solutions and partnerships with local utility companies are helping to harness renewable energy and decarbonize the power generation sector.

Electric motor company Aeristech expanding into aviation; HyFlyer II partnership

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Aeristech’s aerospace facility will enable the company to begin offering its expertise in market-leading power-dense electric motors and motor controllers to the aerospace sector, including for hydrogen fuel-cell compressors, which will make it possible to reduce aviation emissions. The planned expansion of Aeristech will see the company invest in an advanced facility in the West Midlands from which the company will deliver high tech projects with its aerospace sector partners.

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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.

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Workhorse receives purchase order for 500 C-1000 electric delivery trucks from Pritchard Companies

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received a purchase order for 500 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from Pritchard Companies. Vehicles will be distributed through Pritchard Companies’ dealership locations across the country. Workhorse Group Inc.

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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.

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7 companies launch Green Hydrogen Catapult to increase green H2 production 50-fold over next 6 years

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Concurrently, the Saudi Arabia-based company is announced its commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5 We believe that this new ‘coalition of the willing’ composed of leading companies in the private sector, with expertise, commitment and confidence in hydrogen’s potential, will play an important role in fostering cooperation and help to deliver the projects necessary to bring green hydrogen costs to the $2/kg tipping point even sooner than expected.

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Mazda MX-30 EV is US-bound with rotary range extender, company confirms

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The company hasn’t yet released details about timing or availability, and it hasn’t offered a rotary-engined car since the RX-8 Mazda has confirmed that the rotary engine will return to the U.S.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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BMW Group founds company to develop and distribute innovative robots and management software for logistics solutions

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The BMW Group has founded IDEALworks GmbH—a fully-owned subsidiary—headquartered in Munich. The aim is to become a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector. The name “IDEAL” stands for Industry-Driven Engineering for Autonomous Logistics.

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TTTech Auto establishes Car.OS unit and expands company structure

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TTTech Auto—a provider of software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs—has expanded its development scope and altered its structure based on three distinct pillars. These include a newly set-up Car.OS unit that will focus on forward-looking technology; a scaled-up customer programs unit; and a separated product development unit.

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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

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ABC Companies partners with Lightning eMotors to launch first electric repowered motorcoach

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ABC Companies, a leading provider to the motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transportation market in the United States and Canada, will soon be the first to offer a motorcoach-diesel-to-electric-repower program for North American operators.

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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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SOFC company FCET signs MoU regarding purchase of fuel cells for locomotives

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FCET ), a start-up energy technology company that has developed a novel, low-cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system, announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NextGenPropulsion, LLC (NGP) indicating NGP’s intent to purchase FCET fuel cells for NGP light-rail trains and freight locomotives. Fuel Cell Enabling Technologies, Inc.

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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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.,

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Audi and FAW establishing new JV company for production of PPE-based EVs in China

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Audi and FAW are forming a new new cooperation company for the future production of PPE-based electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60% share, making this company—founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche—the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China.

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.

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Baidu to establish an intelligent EV company and form strategic partnership with Geely

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a leading China-based Internet platform and AI company, plans to establish a company to produce intelligent electric vehicles (EV), and that it has entered into a strategic partnership with multinational auto manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Baidu, Inc.,

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.

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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.

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