Wed.Dec 02, 2020

LSBU researchers investigating metal hydride hydrogen storage for buses

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Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU), School of the Built Environment and Architecture, are investigating the use of metal hydrides to absorb, release and store hydrogen for fuel cell buses.

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Hyundai exec: Fuel-cell tech might be smarter than big batteries in electric pickups and SUVs

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A top Hyundai executive hinted Tuesday that the company is considering fully electric pickups and SUVs. Although when they arrive, they might not take the same form with the plus-size battery packs used in rival efforts.

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Renault Trucks broadens its all-electric lineup

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Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric lineup. There is a now wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles: the Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E can now accommodate 66 kWh battery packs. Furthermore, the Renault Trucks Master Z.E.

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Subaru electric crossover: How it could take form in 2021

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Subaru's much-discussed electric crossover still appears to be on track, based on comments by the automaker's CEO. Tomomi Nakamura mentioned the EV again in a (Japanese-language) interview this Reuters last month, discussing the automaker's sales results.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. Revealed online during an ‘E-GMP Digital Discovery’ event, the platform will serve as the core technology for Hyundai Motor Group’s next-generation BEV line-up.

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Arizona plant for Lucid Air electric sedan is complete, as company plans expansion for 2023 SUV

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Lucid Motors on Tuesday announced completion of construction on its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Pending further equipment installations, the factory is scheduled to start building the Lucid Air electric car in spring 2021.

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Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory

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Lucid Motors announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, AZ, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of production for Lucid Air in Spring of 2021.

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Motiv Power Systems debuts fifth-generation medium-duty electric chassis

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Motiv Power Systems announced its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets. The fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis have reduced the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30%, while also improving range, acceleration, and top speed.

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Lucid assembly plant, Subaru electric crossover, Hyundai EV platform: Today’s Car News

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Lucid finishes building its Arizona plant and already starts planning for its second model. A Subaru electric vehicle is on the way. And Hyundai reveals its next-generation platform for electric vehicles, and suggests that trucks and SUVs might be better off with fuel cells.

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XL Fleet launches XL Grid division with charging infrastructure solutions

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XL Fleet, a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has entered into a partnership with a commercial EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) supplier to begin the launch of its XL Grid division. XL Grid will provide charging infrastructure, energy storage and power solutions for electrified fleets.

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Drive System Design expands electrified powertrain test facilities

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UK-based electrified powertrain engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD) announced a strategic expansion of its test facilities, adding two further test cells for high-performance hybrid axles and e-machines.

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Mercedes-Benz Bank offering insurance especially for electric vans

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Effective immediately, Mercedes-Benz Bank, together with the insurance partner R+V/KRAVAG, is offering new insurance policies especially for electric vans. Customers thus profit from modules that have been specially adapted to the requirements and characteristics of electric vehicles.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in digital service for shared truckloads

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Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Flock Freight , a technology company based in Solana Beach, California, that pools shipments to fill unused trailer space. The company uses algorithms to match multiple LTL (less than a truckload) shipments into one shared truckload that eliminates all terminals and hubs, improving quality and efficiency. Flock Freight allows shippers to move LTL shipments more efficiently and damage-free.

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