Wed.Feb 24, 2021

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner to speed introduction of longer-distance heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe

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DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.

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Hyundai will replace Kona Electric battery packs, in most expensive EV recall ever

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Hyundai is recalling approximately 82,000 electric vehicles globally to replace a faulty battery pack.

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Audi upgrades battery capacity in Q5, A6 and A7 Sportback PHEVs

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Audi has upgraded the battery capacity for the Q5, A6, and A7 Sportback PHEVs. The TFSI e models now come with 14.4 kWh net (17.9

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Fresh USPS mail trucks revealed: Not all will be electric

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Last month, President Biden plotted out the future for the federal vehicle fleet as American-made and all-electric. Yet the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday awarded ten-year, multi-billion-dollar contract for next-generation postal vehicles, many of which will have engines and tailpipes.

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GIST team uses cobalt oxalate catalyst to improve Li–sulfur battery life

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Scientists from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, have found that a new catalyst material can improve lithium–sulfur battery life significantly. A paper on the work is published in the journal ChemSusChem.

High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?

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In 2020, Porsche delivered just over 20,000 units of its luxury Taycan EV—the first vehicle from a major automaker to sport an 800 V (nominal) battery, which is more than double the voltage of its competitors (and firmly into light-rail and switchyard locomotive territory, actually).

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Fisker and Foxconn to collaborate on EV project; start of production of Project PEAR in Q4 2023

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Fisker Inc. has entered into a MOU with Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) supporting a project to develop a breakthrough electric vehicle.

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Hyundai launches IONIQ 5 electric midsize CUV

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Hyundai Motor Company launched the IONIQ 5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event.

New Program Rules Adopted by CHEAPR Board

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Higher Incentive Levels, Low MSRP Cap, New Income-Limited Incentives An updated set of rules was adopted by a 6-3 vote of the CHEAPR board that supersedes the last rule change made in October 2019. Read more.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features upgraded powertrain, enlarged battery pack

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. MMNA) announced pricing and availability of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) crossover.

Citroën expands its all-electric range with ë-Berlingo

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Citroën ë-Berlingo available in two sizes and with five or seven seats plus a 174 mile range

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US Postal Service awards 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense for new generation of delivery vehicles; BEV and ICE

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The US Postal Service awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of US-built postal delivery vehicles that will drive the most significant modernization of the USPS fleet in three decades.

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Hyundai Recalling LG Batteries, Who’s to Blame?

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Hyundai will be recalling 82,000 electric vehicles sold around the world due to a presumed fire risk and its getting a little ugly, though that’s nothing new for the industry.

Vitesco Technologies reduces emissions in high-voltage hybrid vehicles with electrical catalyst heating; new DC/DC converter

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Vitesco Technologies, a leading international supplier of advanced powertrain technologies and electrification solutions, is now making electrical catalyst heating available in high-voltage hybrid vehicles as well.

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The 18-year-old founder of the Arkansas EAA chapter was hooked on EVs at first sight. Spencer Rhoden with his family’s Tesla. Spencer Rhoden’s interest in electric vehicles (EVs) began abruptly in his high school engineering class in Benton, Arkansas when he was in ninth grade. “We

Next 10-UC Berkeley study suggests additional tax revenue or income-based rate structure to make electricity more affordable for Californians

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California’s current strategy of recovering a myriad of fixed costs in electricity usage rates must change as the state uses more renewable electricity to power buildings and vehicles, according to the findings from a new report from the Energy Institute at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and non-profit think tank Next 10.

Test Report : Hero Electric Optima Electric Scooter

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal ​ The PluginIndia team got the Hero Electric Optima electric scooter from the eGalaxy Motors , dealer in Pune for few days. The Hero Electric team have improved the Optima compared to the versions released during the previous decade.

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Daimler Truck and Cummins enter strategic partnership for medium-duty commercial vehicle engines

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Daimler Truck AG and Cummins Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engine systems. The companies added that other opportunities for collaboration are also being evaluated.

2021’s biggest EV releases

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The dawning of a new year is always exciting. Especially when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs). Every single year is getting more and more epic for new electric car releases, and the coming months promise to be memorable in the world of EVs.

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EC proposes 10 new European Partnerships and €10B for green & digital transition; Clean Hydrogen Partnership

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The European Commission proposed setting up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry more resilient and competitive. The EU will provide nearly €10 billion of funding that the partners will match with at least an equivalent amount of investment.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021: Saloon and Estate revealed in full

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Say hello to the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class