Samsung introduces Samsung Connect Auto connected car solution

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Ltd has introduced a connected car solution, Samsung Connect Auto. Samsung Connect Auto plugs directly into the OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection to keep passengers online. Samsung Connect Auto will initially be available in the second quarter in the US. Samsung Electronics Co.,

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Along with the registration site, the E-Transit electric vans have updated pricing, with a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway—lower than originally announced—to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van.


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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

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have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. By adding connectivity, customers will be able to have access to advance vehicle diagnostic services, allowing the car manufacturer to deliver unique features.

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Starting price is US$3,388. Connected to BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which allows multi-directional data transmission, the embedded intelligent system can share real-time location and relevant data through the mobile application. Self-diagnosed results are available as a 3D image and recommended maintenance shops will be displayed on the mobile phone.

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Renault launches new version of My Renault connected app; direct connection to vehicle for remote access to services and car functions

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Renault is launching a new version of the MY Renault application, which now connects directly to the vehicle. The new MY Renault vehicle-connected services are compatible with the R-LINK, R-LINK Evolution and R-LINK 2 multimedia systems. The release of the new MY Renault application is a milestone event in rollout of new connected-car services that enable customers to configure their own individual mobility practices.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Connected vehicles

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. concept shown this year at the Paris show ( earlier post ), will—with a range of up to 373 miles and a market introduction in 2020—be priced approximately at the level of a diesel Golf—before any subsidies.

2016 238

Estimated Cost Guide to Operating and Maintaining EV Charging Stations

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Like any other form of infrastructure, EV chargers require maintenance. Once you’ve got a list going, call your preferred EV charger provider and ask how this might impact maintenance. The Higher the Level, the More Maintenance The U.S.

Stellantis targeting ~€20B in incremental annual revenues by 2030 driven by software-enabled vehicles; STLA Brain

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mapped out its software strategy to deploy next-generation tech platforms, building on existing connected vehicle capabilities to transform how customers interact with their vehicles, and to generate approximately €20 billion in incremental annual revenues by 2030. Stellantis will grow its software and connected services business through five key pillars: Services and subscriptions. Vehicle pricing and resale value. Stellantis N.V.

Ford drops price of SYNC by $100, expands availability

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Ford announced both a $100 price cut for Ford SYNC, its hands-free, voice-activated connectivity system, along with expanded availability by offering it as an option on base trim levels for the first time. The new pricing will be available first on the 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge base models. Customers who opt for SYNC will pay $295 for the in-car connectivity system, previously priced at $395.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The Mercedes-Benz MY14 B-Class Electric Drive ( earlier post )—the first electric offering for the brand in the United States—is priced at $41,450, excluding $925 destination and delivery. All B-Class Electric Drive vehicles will be covered by Battery Coverage Plus which includes 8-year, 100,000 mile battery coverage, coverage for defects, coverage for capacity, no cost annual maintenance, and Roadside Assistance. The MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge.

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5 Things to Know About Your EV Charging Station Installation

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From determining the scope of your project to commissioning the system, the folks at EV Connect can guide you through the process of EV charging station installation to deliver the most value for your money. We provide ongoing service and support, including maintenance and remote monitoring.

Ford and Google enter 6-year strategic partnership

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As part of this new, six-year partnership—and beginning in 2023—millions of future Ford and Lincoln vehicles at all price points will be powered by Android, with Google apps and services built-in. AI Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems HMI Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersFord and Google announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Ford’s customer experience.

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10 Factors That Affect Widespread EV Adoption

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Aspects ranging from consumer knowledge to gas prices to charging infrastructure and more all affect sales. And though drivers are urged to remember that operating costs should be lower ( no gas, less maintenance ), even with incentives EVs can be out of some consumers’ price range.

School Transport Goes Electric

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Since 2010, EV Connect ’s path to expand and provide smart electric vehicle charging infrastructure has led them to branch out into numerous industries and sectors. One of EV Connect’s latest collaborations is with the Sunnyvale School District (SSD) in northern California.

Electric Vehicle Charging is New, But the Business Basics Apply

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Connecting software-driven devices to a central management network is a natural evolution of all IoT (internet of things) devices, and the second-order benefits for charging site hosts are profound. Byline attribution: Raj Jhaveri, Senior Director of Product & Technology, EV Connect, Inc.

Ideal Power, developer of new indirect power conversion technology, prices IPO

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the developer of a new approach to electric power conversion ( earlier post ), has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $5.00 Since the input and output are never directly connected together, this novel current modulation technique provides circuit isolation without the size, weight, cost, and efficiency loss of a transformer. Ideal Power Inc.,

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Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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OnStar’s Mobile Application will use a real-time data connection to interact with the Volt and perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors. Chevrolet and OnStar used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as the venue to unveil a smartphone application—which GM categorizes as the auto industry’s first such—that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely. Pricing has not been announced.

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2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience


How do the various public fast charging networks compare in terms of reliability, convenience, coverage and price? umlaut’s field team looked at authentication methods, interoperability, prices, transparency, functionality and availability, among other elements. EV Connect.

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3 Ways to Structure Your EV Charging Station Business

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Whether you opt for billing EV drivers for their charging time or not, the EV Connect app makes it easy to track usage and manage pricing (if applicable). You can deduct the charging and maintenance costs as a business expense. How Can EV Connect Help?

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DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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Systems that provide real time, predicted, and individualized information about travel choices, based on data from sensors (traffic, weather), mobile sources (personal portable devices, connected vehicles), and other information systems (public transportation, shared-use mobility, traffic incident management, construction, parking, congestion pricing/tolls or other costs) to allow travelers and shippers to make informed decisions regarding destinations, when to travel, routes, or modes.

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VW Car-Net mobile app integrates with Siri to enable new features

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Volkswagen is committed to driving the development of more connected and intelligent vehicles, and the Car-Net® connectivity system is a major element in achieving that goal. Features available through Car-Net are divided into three key areas: “App-Connect,” “Security & Service,” and “Guide & Inform.”. Customers purchasing new Volkswagen models equipped with VW Car-Net Security & Service will receive a six-month trial subscription from Verizon Connect Inc.

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Peugeot Releases Specs, Pricing Package for the iOn EV

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As an example, in France this offer lasts for five years and costs €499 (US$643) including VAT per month, which includes: the vehicle and its battery; 5-year warranty covering the battery and electric power train; servicing and maintenance for five years or 50,000 km (31,000 miles); specific electric assistance; and Peugeot Connect, Electric Driving (smartphone application) services and access to the Mu by Peugeot mobility program.

2010 207

Should Cities Offer Free EV Charging?

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While the task of planning and implementing a healthy and robust charging infrastructure throughout your city is no small challenge, pricing dilemmas such as whether or not charging should be fee-based or free to drivers are surfacing as a common question across the nation.

Why Open Standards Matter: Don't Get Locked In Like a Sneaky Timeshare

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The majority of your maintenance and management, in fact, will depend on the operating system and user interface of your particular machines. Start with Software Instead With EV Connect, your business can feel confident entering the EV charging space with the right software on your side.

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Dodge introduces new Dart compact, pricing starting at $15,995; 40 mpg unadjusted with 1.4L MultiAir turbo and DDCT

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The new Dart will go on sale in the second quarter of this year at prices beginning at $15,995. A forged steel crankshaft, forged connecting rods and select fit main bearings are just a few of the many design features that contribute to the highly refined sound character of these engines. A forged steel crankshaft and forged connecting rods, coupled with a cast-iron structural main bearing beam, contribute to an extremely rigid and quiet lower structure.

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2022 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle offering new Toyota Teammate advanced driver assistance; Level 2 automation

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Advanced park is standard and the Toyota Teammate Package can be added for $5,170, which includes Advanced Drive with 10-year subscription (including extension of Safety Connect, Dynamic Navigation and Destination Assist trials); 2-year extension of Remote Connect trial; 12.3-in.

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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The main focus is on a completely new generation of infotainment and connectivity. Other optional extras include the Car-Net options “App Connect”, “Security & Service” (new in the Golf) and “Guide & Inform”, while “Media Control” is available as an optional extra for the infotainment functions. App Connect. Advance sales of the 2017 model year Golf will start at the beginning of December, with prices starting at the same base price, despite higher specifications.

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Volkswagen MY2016: high-end driver assistance moves throughout the lineup; next-gen MIB II infotainment system

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MIB II not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers a comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features. App-Connect” provides seamless smartphone integration through three interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. Diagnostics and maintenance information is also available through Car-Net. Volkswagen App-Connect.

2015 184

FHWA issues NPRM on standards and requirements for national EV charging network

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No matter what kind of EV a user drives, inwhat state they charge, or into which charging company they plug, the minimum standards will ensure a unified network of chargers with similar payment systems, pricing information, charging speeds, and more. The standards also establish strong workforce requirements for installation, maintenance, and operations to increase the safety and reliability of charging station function and use.

IDTechEX sees battery swapping as winner in 2- and 3-wheeler markets of Asia-Pacific

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IDTechEx research suggests that on average, decoupling the cost of the battery from the electric vehicle can reduce the purchase price of EVs by 20%. Battery-swapping technology aims to address the shortcomings of conductive fast-charging.

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Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in Western Australia to power iron ore mine; 12 MWh Li-ion system

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Koodaideri will deliver a new production hub for Rio Tinto’s world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara, incorporating a processing plant and infrastructure including a 166-kilometer rail line connecting the mine to the existing network.

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Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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Standards should drive technologies to higher volumes, lower prices, and ultimately, become market-winning solutions, rather than compliance approaches. Connected vehicle technology can provide real-time travel information and eco-routing or eco-driving suggestions, resulting in reduced emissions. Myriad existing and emerging technologies will lead to an increasingly connected and automated transportation system and could have dramatic efficiency and emissions benefits.

2014 229

Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge Money Savings

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You guys must be shocked at the prices of petrol scooters. The electric scooter prices have almost reached price parity with petrol scooters and will soon be cheaper, once battery cells are mass manufactured in India.

CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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The 580 EV is powered by a 480-volt, 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged by any 220-volt/three-phase connection. CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader.

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Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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These initial 125 EVs will be maintained at Ryder’s state-of-the-art maintenance facilities within the California, New York, and Illinois markets where EV charging stations are being installed. Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif.

2017 163

Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor long term review

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READ MORE: Polestar 2 pricing confirmed, newcomer to take the EV fight to Tesla Model 3 READ MORE: Polestar 2 updated with fresh wheels, colours; prices increase up to $4000. But, equally, Polestar has managed to keep the price relatively sharp by EV standards.

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bp ventures makes 1st direct investment in India; $13M in EV ride-hailing & charging company BluSmart

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It is the first service of its kind with no surge pricing or rides rejected by drivers. The company also removes the financial burden of vehicle ownership by leasing vehicles to drivers and oversees all vehicle maintenance, to help reduce driver stress.

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Terberg introduces new generation of electric terminal tractor; hydrogen fuel-cell version possible

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Customers with operations involving lower vehicle usage and with more opportunities to charge the vehicle during the day can opt for a smaller battery pack, at a lower price.

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Tesla Giga Berlin works with local district to establish easy commute for employees


Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin will have a bicycle path connecting the electric car production facility to the nearby town of Erkner, establishing an easier commute route for eventual employees at the manufacturing plant.

AMPLY Power and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions collaborate on bus fleet electrification and solar-powered overhead charging

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Unlike diesel prices, electricity rate can fluctuate wildly throughout the day, sometimes by as much as 400%, making it impossible to ‘time the market’ and potentially wiping out EV savings. PIDE Canopy Mount connecting to BYD bus.

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Honda introduces new lease options for existing and prospective Fit EV lessees

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For current, eligible Fit EV customers, Honda is offering a two-year lease extension that includes a lower $199 monthly payment (previously $259) and extends the unlimited mileage, routine maintenance and collision coverage that were included in the original lease. The reduced lease price and matching two-year terms will also be available to new customers interested in driving a used Honda Fit EV.

2015 214

ChargePoint acquires eBus and commercial vehicle management provider ViriCiti to accelerate fleet electrification

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ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of approximately €75 million (US$88 million) in cash, subject to adjustments. ViriCiti will enhance the ChargePoint fleet solution portfolio of hardware, software and services by integrating information sources to optimize electric fleet operations, including battery management, charging station monitoring, OEM-agnostic telematics, vehicle maintenance and vehicle operations data.

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