Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Fisker enters strategic cooperation with Magna for electric Ocean SUV; Fisker to leverage Magna’s EV architecture

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Fisker Inc. is entering into agreements with Magna International Inc. that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV.

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GMC Hummer EV plant set up for electric vehicles exclusively, renamed Factory Zero

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Ahead of next week’s official debut for the GMC Hummer EV, General Motors announced Friday that its Detroit-Hamtramck factory is being renamed Factory Zero.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells using BASF polyphthalamide (PPA) in several components of its new 45kW fuel cell engine

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, a US-based manufacturer of heavy-duty fuel cell systems, is now using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines.

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VW claims its electric car factories will be most advanced in the industry

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Volkswagen is investing in additional automation at factories that will build the ID.4 electric crossover and the production model that follows the ID Buzz electric-van concept—two models destined for the United States.

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Monash engineers improve fatigue life of high-strength aluminum alloys by 25 times

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Monash University engineers have demonstrated improvements in the fatigue life of high-strength aluminum alloys by 25 times—a significant outcome for the transport manufacturing industry.

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Renault Mégane eVision concept shows an electric future for popular Euro-hatchback model

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Renault on Thursday unveiled an electric version of one of its most popular models. The Renault Mégane eVision concept previews a future all-electric version of the Mégane—one of Renault's volume hatchback models for Europe since the 1990s.

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Skeleton Technologies’ next-generation high-energy ultracapacitors to power Wrightbus’ hydrogen buses

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Skeleton Technologies is partnering with Wrightbus to supply its next-generation high-energy ultracapacitor modules to power fuel-cell buses in the UK. The ultracapacitors’ two-times higher energy density is enabled by Skeleton’s latest material technology innovation, making them a valuable addition to hydrogen fuel cells in emissions-free transportation.

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IIHS studies find most e-scooter rider injuries happen on sidewalk

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City planners and many pedestrians have wondered how to get electric scooters off the sidewalk, but two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raise a different question: Just where should e-scooters be ridden? We didn’t see many e-scooter crashes with motor vehicles, and that may be a result of riders sticking mostly to the sidewalk. On the other hand, there are legitimate concerns that sidewalk riders could crash into pedestrians.

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Fisker and Magna, Renault’s electric Euro-hatch, GM and VW electric factories: Today’s Car News

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Magna will build the Fisker Ocean in Europe, and VW won’t be on board. Renault looks at the future of the heart of the Euro-hatchback market. Volkswagen boasts about robotics and automation in making EVs, and GM renames its first dedicated EV plant Factory Zero.

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Proterra secures $200M investment from Cowen Sustainable Advisors, Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group

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Proterra announced a $200-million investment led by Cowen Sustainable Advisors LLC (CSI) along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group. The new investment comprises $150 million from CSI and investments totaling $50 million from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group.

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Next phase of THEA’s connected vehicle pilot brings together auto manufacturers and road operators

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Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site. The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. To that end, THEA is proud to announce that it is collaborating with Honda R&D Americas, LLC, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.

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DOE Critical Materials Institute selects four projects to support critical materials supply chain innovation

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) announced selections totaling up to $4 million for four research and development projects to partner with industry to address challenges in establishing domestic supply chains for critical materials. Critical materials are used in many products important to the US economy and national security.

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