Thu.May 12, 2022

Lordstown Motors closes assets sale to Foxconn; JV agreement for MIH-based EV development

Green Car Congress

Lordstown Motors, an OEM of electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, has closed the sale of its Lordstown facility and signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development with affiliates of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn).

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Fisker provides first look at $29,900 urban EV, confirms Ohio production

Green Car Reports

Fisker confirmed Thursday that production of its compact electric vehicle, the $29,900 Pear EV, will enter production in 2024 at the former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio. It’s not a niche affair, either.

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Major US automaker selects TOYO’s vehicle-in-the-loop simulator platform for next-gen electric and autonomous vehicle design and test

Green Car Congress

Test and measurement company TOYO Corporation announced that a major US automotive manufacturer recently selected TOYO’s vehicle-in-the-loop simulator (ViLS) for testing and validating its next generation of electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles. The ViLS allows automotive engineers to perform a wide variety of vehicle, environmental, and road testing under real-world conditions but in a more cost-effective and safer lab-controlled setting.

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DHL orders large fleet of electric trucks from Volvo

Electrek

DHL, the logistics giant, announced a deal with Volvo Trucks to cooperate on accelerating the electrification of its operations – starting with ordering a large fleet of electric trucks. more…. The post DHL orders large fleet of electric trucks from Volvo appeared first on Electrek.

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Airgas to pilot two Hyzon Motors heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks; 100 kW and 200 KW

Green Car Congress

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has signed an agreement with Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-cell-powered commercial vehicles, to pilot two heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks, including one 100 kW fuel cell truck and the first Hyzon 200 kW hydrogen fuel cell truck to be tested commercially.

NYC wants to take 25% of its street space away from cars in favor of a walkable/bikeable city

Electrek

Back when COVID-19 ravaged New York City and turned the city’s transportation needs upside down, significant portions of the road space were repurposed for non-car use.

Daimler Truck North America and Cummins collaborate to upfit Freightliner Cascadia with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains

Green Car Congress

Cummins and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America, are collaborating to upfit and validate Freightliner Class 8 Cascadia trucks with a Cummins hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for use in North America. Freightliner will leverage Cummins’ fourth-generation fuel cell powertrain, which provides improved power density, efficiency and durability.

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NFI Industries orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

Green Car Congress

NFI Industries—a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider—is increasing its investment in electromobility solutions with its latest order of 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

VW Scout electric SUVs, Rivian reservations, Foxconn, Fisker, and Lordstown: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Scout is the new name for VW electric SUVs. Rivian’s price hike seems to have spurred more interest. And Foxconn is a U.S. automaker, enabling Lordstown and Fisker. It’s been a busy news week, full of twists and turns. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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BASF introduces new color-stable polyamide for electromobility applications

Green Car Congress

With the introduction of Ultramid A3U44G6 DC OR (PA66 - GF30 FR), BASF is expanding its portfolio of flame-retardant engineering plastics for the eMobility market.

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SpaceX ready to begin training astronauts for first private spacewalk

Teslarati

Two members of the “Polaris Program” say that SpaceX could begin training private astronauts for the first private spacewalk in spaceflight history as early as May or June 2022.

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NIO selects high-efficiency SiC traction power modules from onsemi

Green Car Congress

onsemi announced that China-based EV maker NIO chose the latest VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules from onsemi for its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). The silicon carbide (SiC)-based power modules enable longer range, higher efficiency and faster acceleration for EVs.

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Elon Musk shares advice for new EV makers trying to follow Tesla’s success

Teslarati

Elon Musk knows a thing or two about making electric vehicles. Having led Tesla for about 14 years now, Musk is among the most experienced EV leaders in the automotive sector. And during a recent interview, Musk shared some advice to those who wish to get into the electric vehicle market.

Phillips 66 makes final investment decision for $850M conversion of refinery to renewable fuels facility; commercial operation in 1Q 2024

Green Car Congress

Phillips 66 made a final investment decision Wednesday to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities.

Ford hints at bringing LFP batteries to Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

Electrek

Ford is working on bringing iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries its first-generation electric vehicles, like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning. It would help alleviate battery cell supply concerns as the automaker ramps up its EV production. more….

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UnitedSiC (now Qorvo) announces 1200V Gen 4 SiC FETs with industry-best figures of merit

Green Car Congress

Qorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, announced a next-generation series of 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistors (FETs) with industry-leading figures of merit in on-resistance.

Tesla Model 3 becomes a 6-ton electric tank with giant chain tracks

Electrek

A bunch of maniacs decided to turn a Tesla Model 3 into a tank with some giant chain tracks – resulting in a 6-ton electric off-roading machine. more…. The post Tesla Model 3 becomes a 6-ton electric tank with giant chain tracks appeared first on Electrek.

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Covenant and Aurora to explore integrating Aurora Horizon autonomous trucking for long-haul freight

Green Car Congress

Aurora Innovation Covenant Logistics Group are collaborating to explore ways t#o optimize Covenant’s long-haul operations with Aurora’s autonomous trucking product. The two companies will explore the integration and deployment of Aurora Horizon within Covenant’s operations. Part of Covenant’s diversified services is long-haul trucking, making the benefits of autonomous technology in its network especially attractive.

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Tesla to face jury in litigation over Model S crash in 2018

Teslarati

Tesla will face a jury in litigation over a 2018 Model S crash, resulting in the deaths of Barrett Riley and his friend, Edgar, in Florida. The trial may be set for July. On May 8, 2018, Barret Riley was driving his father’s Model S with his friend, Edgar, in the passenger seat.

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Parkland planning to build British Columbia’s largest renewable diesel complex; upgrading Burnaby Refinery

Green Car Congress

Parkland, an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator, plans to increase renewable fuel production at its Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia. The company said it will expanding existing co-processing volumes to approximately 5,500 barrels per day, and build a stand-alone renewable diesel complex within the Burnaby Refinery capable of producing approximately 6,500 barrels per day of renewable diesel.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Ramps Up at Nordic Ramp Operated by Allied Parking, Inc.

Sema Connect

Three newly installed SemaConnect charging stations support EV drivers in the North Loop and Warehouse District. The post Electric Vehicle Charging Ramps Up at Nordic Ramp Operated by Allied Parking, Inc. appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Press Releases

IKEA US plans to sell solar panels starting Fall 2022

Teslarati

Ikea U.S. recently announced a partnership with SunPower Corp. to provide residential solar solutions to customers. The initiative is called Home Solar with IKEA. It is expected to launch in Fall 2022 in select California markets. .

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Elon Musk is looking to finance Twitter acquisition without loans backed by Tesla shares as price falls

Electrek

Elon Musk is reportedly looking to secure more equity for the acquisition of Twitter in order to proceed without billions of dollars worth of loans back by Tesla shares. It comes as Tesla’s share price has fallen to significantly. more….

Volkswagen ID.5’s driver assist tech gets top score in the Euro NCAP

Teslarati

The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) gave the Volkswagen ID.5 the highest possible score for its driver assist system, called Travel Assist. The Volkswagen ID.5 received a “Very Good” rating after receiving a 4 out 4 possible points. The specifications of the ID.5

Here’s how Americans feel about rooftop solar and how it affects their house values

Electrek

In order to understand the impacts of adopting rooftop solar in the United States, customer review and consumer news platform ConsumerAffairs polled 1,000 US homeowners about their views on and overall experience with solar panels. Here’s what the homeowners said. more….

Elon Musk looks to eliminate margin loans from funding for Twitter buyout

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to eliminate margin loans by raising more equity and preferred financing for his $44 billion Twitter buyout. The termination of a margin loan, which is leveraged against shares of Tesla stock that are in his name, would be less risk for both Musk and lenders.

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Microlino launches Pioneer Series, a limited run of its ultra-sleek, not-a-car electric microcar

Electrek

Microlino has just unveiled its Pioneer Series, a limited edition of 999 electric vehicles to be produced on its Turin, Italy, assembly line and destined for its earliest backers. more….

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Rivian issues its first recall: 502 R1T units affected by seat sensor defect

Teslarati

Updated 6:35 PM ET: Rivian statement added and lede and headline updated for accuracy. Rivian Automotive said it would recall 502 2022 R1T all-electric trucks in a recall issued by the NHTSA on May 10.

This quiet electric motorcycle is helping Ukrainian snipers fight back against the Russians

Electrek

Electric bikes and motorcycles have been seeing increased military use for several years. So it should come as no surprise that Ukrainian forces have found them to be an effective tactical vehicle to fight back against Russian aggression. more….

DHL locks in 44 EV truck order from Volvo for regional hauling

Teslarati

Global logistics provider DHL and Volvo Trucks announced today the signing of a cooperation agreement for an intended order of 40 Volvo FE and FL all-electric trucks to be used for regional hauling and package deliveries.

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Renewables will break another global record in 2022 despite supply chain problems – IEA

Electrek

New capacity for generating electricity from renewables such as solar, wind, and other clean energy increased to a record level worldwide in 2021. And clean energy will continue to grow in 2022, according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency ( IEA ). more….

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Lordstown Motors and Foxconn finalize sale of manufacturing facility

Teslarati

Lordstown Motors announced last night it has closed the sale of its manufacturing facility in Ohio to Foxconn after the two companies signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development.

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Eskuta SX-250 is the e-bike that’s ‘built like a motorcycle’ with the cost savings of a bicycle

Electrek

The UK-based micromobility company Eskuta says that its SX-250 electric bike combines motorcycle design with e-bike pricing to offer two-wheeled commuters the best of both worlds. more….

Tata Nexon EV Max with 437 km range launched into the Indian market.

Electric Vehicles India

The Electric car with a range of 437 km per single charge was released by Tata motors named as Tata Nexon Ev max on Wednesday, and the model is going to available in 2 different variants XZ+ and XZ+ Lux and these both model designed with two charging options and well as color options include Intense-Teal Daytona Grey, and Pristine White.

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Foxconn wastes no time announcing Fisker PEAR will be built at newly acquired Lordstown plant

Electrek

Less than twenty-four hours after announcing the closing of its purchase of an Ohio assembly plant from Lordstown Motors, Foxconn and its partner Fisker Inc. announced the facility will soon be home to production of the latter’s upcoming PEAR EV. more….

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Watch Tesla Model 3 On FSD Beta Brake Before Crash To Protect Driver

InsideEVs

Autopilot braked the car milliseconds before a Honda truck running a red light smashed into the Tesla's front left fender

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We got to tow over 10,000 lbs in an electrified GMC Sierra during Magna’s ‘Tech Week’

Electrek

During a media day for Magna International’s “Tech Week,” we got to visit the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, to test drive some of the contract manufacturer’s electrified tech. This included a GMC Sierra 2500 converted to a BEV using Magna’s Etelligent Force 4WD powertrain.