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Electrify America completes first of two EV fast-charging East-West cross-country routes; second to be completed by September

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Electrify America has completed the installation of its first cross-country route, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States.

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Survey ranks Tesla last among all carmakers in initial quality, points to build issues

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Tesla was ranked the lowest of 32 brands in the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, thanks largely to build quality issues reported by owners.

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Volkswagen offering first plug-in hybrid drive for the Arteon product line

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Volkswagen will offer a plug-in hybrid drive generating 160 kW (218 PS) for the updated Arteon product line for the first time, in addition to offering TSI (gasoline) and (in some markets) TDI (diesel) options. The Arteon has been the Volkswagen Gran Turismo since 2017.

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Analysis: What does the Ford F-150 Hybrid reveal about the F-150 Electric?

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With the release of tech details for the long-awaited 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid—and the rest of a redesigned lineup of F-150 trucks Thursday—Ford has passively sketched out much about its future for electrified trucks. And that includes the F-Series Electric that’s due in 2022.

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BAE Systems to supply 435 Series-E hybrid systems for New York City buses

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New York City Transit Authority has selected BAE Systems to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: Just 23 mpg, but can power a worksite

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid has been a long time coming.

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Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado.

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OCTA board approves draft plan for conversion to 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040; testing fuel-cell and battery-electric

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The Orange County Transportation Authority board has approved a draft plan outlining how the agency will convert the OC Bus fleet to 100% zero-emission technology by 2040. OCTA’s zero-emission bus rollout plan will now be submitted to the California Air Resources Board.

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Tesla build quality, Lordstown Q&A, super-size batteries and range: Today’s Car News

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Tesla ranks low in an annual gauge of vehicle quality, but not for the usual reasons. The Lordstown Endurance electric pickup is due to take a bow in production prototype form today, and we ask its CEO some big-picture questions about its future.

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BYD completes delivery of 10 electric buses to Link Transit; first buses after plant reopening

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BYD has completed the delivery of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington, a milestone for the company as production ramps up following a temporary plant closure in Mid-March from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Influential Instagrammers: 10 biggest automotive brands

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With 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram is second only to Facebook when it comes to user engagement

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Brattle Group: electric power sector investments of $75B – $125B needed to support projected 20M EVs in US by 2030

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will be a major disruptor for the US electric power sector, with the number of EVs in the US projected to increase from 1.5 million in 2020 to 10–35 million by 2030.

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Influential Instagrammers: 10 biggest automotive brands

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With 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram is second only to Facebook when it comes to user engagement

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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. Carbon neutrality refers to achieving zero carbon emissions by balancing such emissions with carbon removal. To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities.

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Ricardo partners with Achates Power to launch West Coast powertrain team

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Ricardo North America (Ricardo), engineering specialists in advanced propulsion, software and thermal management, has added to its powertrain design and development expertise with the launch of a team in Southern California and a partnership with opposed-piston engine developer Achates Power.

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