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German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road. SWEG is a transport company in southwest Germany that operates railway lines and bus services. The further development of the battery-electric eCitaro, which was described during its launch in 2018 ( earlier post ), is progressing rapidly.

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Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise

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General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday. That includes GM’s Ultium propulsion system that consists of battery packs ranging from 50 to 200 kwh, a motor family with three variants, and power systems to drive two or

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Mitsubishi Fuso to begin series production of fuel-cell trucks by late 2020s; concept eCanter F-CELL

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of the Daimler Trucks family, plans to start the series production of fuel-cell trucks by the late 2020s. At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in October, MFTBC unveiled the Vision F-CELL, a light-duty fuel-cell concept truck. The Vision F-CELL delivers 135 kW of motor power, supplied by a 75 kW fuel cell and a 135 kW high-voltage battery. The modular high-voltage battery provides from 13.8

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Tesla made more than 100,000 vehicles in Q1 2020, its best start to a year yet

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Tesla on Thursday reported that it had produced nearly 103,000 vehicles from its two plants in the first three months of 2020, its most prolific first quarter to date and ahead of analysts' expectations. More than 87,000 Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers were made between Jan. 1 and March 31, compared to 15,390 Model S sedans and Model X

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BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. In 2019, we conducted a successful pilot project for purchasing front lights. This year, we want to expand the project to a large number of other suppliers. —Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network.

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Rivian’s delay, Lucid’s 400-mile range, Karma’s E-Flex: Today’s Car News

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Rivian has made a lot of progress toward U.S. production of electric trucks, but things are put on hold for now. Lucid teases more than 400 miles of real-world highway driving for its upcoming Air. And Karma is boasting of its platform’s flexibility.any takers? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Karma Automotive, which has continued. Today in Car News

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post. With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in ten European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland. Since launching the eCanter in October 2017, FUSO achieved the initial sales target of 150 units in about two years since the first delivery to a customer.

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric. In the US, Audi has already introduced five production models: the Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as well as the e-tron all-electric SUV and upcoming e-tron Sportback. Next, it will introduce the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and e-tron GT performance sedan, which have already been shown as concept vehicles.

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Karma boasts its extended-range EV platform is very, very flexible

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Karma Automotive is touting its new platform for extended-range electric vehicles, which the California-based company claims can be used for a variety of different vehicle types. The E-Flex platform is flexible enough to underpin everything from autonomous delivery vans to "high-performance supercars," a Karma press release said. There are up to

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PowerCell signs €6.9M contract with leading European shipyard for fuel cell system

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a contract with a leading European shipyard regarding the development and delivery of a megawatt marine fuel cell system. The system will be developed and delivered over three years; the total value of the contract for the period amounts to SEK 77 million (€6.9 million). The contract comprises the development and delivery of a marine fuel cell system with a total power of approximately 3 MW.

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Rivian reports delay for electric trucks, provides look inside Illinois factory

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Rivian does expect a pandemic-related delay for the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which were due to be produced starting late this year, the company confirmed to Green Car Reports Wednesday. A message to the Rivian community sent earlier in the day, with an accompanying video, included the following: "While we expect some level of. youtube

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EPA eases several gasoline-related regulations in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is easing several gasoline-related regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, EPA intends to provide additional flexibility to the marketplace to transition from winter-grade, high volatility gasoline to summer-grade low vapor pressure gasoline.

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Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace: Electric SUVs compared

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The car is finally entering its electrified era

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MECA: industry could exceed relaxed US efficiency standards as it has to meet tighter standards elsewhere

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On 31 March, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final rule for The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles for Model Years 2021-2026. The final rule requires a 1.5% year-over-year increase in fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions standards, which will result in projected overall industry averages of 40.4 mpg and 199 g/mile CO 2 in 2026. Earlier post.).

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What was the most popular car the year you were born?

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You might know who was topping the pop charts when you were born, or which film won the Best Picture Oscar, but what were people driving

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