Thu.Aug 06, 2020

Octillion Power Systems debuts new EV battery-leasing plan

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Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion storage systems for electric mobility ( earlier post ), announced a new demonstrator program for battery-leasing that allows batteries to be leased to fleet customers when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year “lease-to-own” program, with no up-front payment. Access to the program will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2021 Audi E-Tron SUV gets $8,800 lower base price, plus more range

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The 2021 Audi E-Tron electric SUV gets an $8,800 lower base price and an 18-mile range increase for the new model year. The $66,995 base price (including a mandatory $1,095 destination charge) isn't a price cut. It reflects the lower-tier Premium trim level Audi previously said was on the way. A Convenience Plus Package for the Premium trim level

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IHS Markit: oil sands greenhouse gas intensity declined 20% over past decade

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New research by the IHS Markit Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue shows that the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of Canadian oil sands projects has declined 20% from 2009 levels. The new analysis, using most recent data available, shows trends remaining in line with previous IHS Markit projections that oil sands GHG intensity will decline by at least 16 to 23% by 2030 (to a level 30% below 2009).

2023 Cadillac Lyriq revealed: 300-mile crossover starts brand’s move to mostly EV

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General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand revealed its Lyriq electric crossover Thursday. The Lyriq will be the first of many EV models—many of them ending in -iq, pronounced “ick,” not “eek”—slated to transform Cadillac by the end of the decade to a primarily all-electric brand. And it could be a significant

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Agility introduces new and improved roof-mount CNG fuel systems for refuse trucks

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Agility Fuel Solution, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced its new third-generation roof-mount compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for Automated Side Loader, Rear End Loader and Front End Loader refuse collection vehicles. Agility introduced its roof-mount CNG fuel systems for refuse fleets in 2001, and since then, they have been used widely by fleets large and small across North America.

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CATL battery partnership targeting 435-mile range for Mercedes EQS electric car

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Mercedes-Benz will source batteries from Chinese firm CATL for its upcoming EQS electric car. Scheduled to launch in certain markets next year, the electric luxury sedan is targeting a range of 435 miles, as measured on the European WLTP testing cycle. It's unlikely that will equate to more than 400 miles on the tougher U.S. EPA testing cycles. Batteries

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Mercedes-Benz and CATL enhance battery partnership

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Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited) announced an enhanced partnership in the field of battery technology. The electric luxury sedan Mercedes-Benz EQS will launch next year equipped with CATL cell modules, delivering a WLTP range of more than 700 km (435 miles). Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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Audi boosts specs on 2021 e-tron family, lowers price

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The 2021 Audi e-tron SUV family receives a number of updates and a new price point for the 2021 model year. The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are the first and second fully electric vehicles in the Audi lineup, laddering up to the brand’s commitment to 30% of the US model lineup being fully or partially electrified by 2025. New for model year 2021, the Audi e-tron model lines receive revised packaging, including attractive entry pricing with a new Premium trim level.

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Popular Kia e-Niro available again with shortest-ever lead times

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The Kia e-Niro has now been made more widely available in the UK to cope with soaring demand

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BorgWarner building customized Integrated Drive Module for Ford Mustang Mach-E

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BorgWarner is building an Integrated Drive Module (iDM) for Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. The iDM comes complete with a BorgWarner thermal-management system and gearbox integrated with a motor and power electronics from other suppliers, and showcases the company’s system integration expertise. The iDM comes complete with a BorgWarner gearbox integrated with a motor and power electronics from other suppliers, and showcases the company’s extensive knowledge of system integration.

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Review: Honda e

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Honda has hit the ball out of the park with the e, producing something that drives, handles and rides well, looks a million dollars and, crucially, is an appealing car in its own right

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