Thu.Oct 22, 2020

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV).

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Report: LG Chem to triple cylindrical-cell production for EVs, plans "new form factor" cells

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Battery maker LG Chem plans to triple production of cylindrical cells used primarily by Tesla, and is developing an improved version of that cell format, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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New VW Golf now available to order with natural gas drive

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The new VW Golf is now also available in certain markets with natural gas drive: the Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS and three natural gas fuel tanks.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge arrives in early 2021, starts at $54,895

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Volvo on Wednesday announced United States pricing for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover—its first mass-market electric car.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. State and local incentives could add further benefits.

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Tesla Semi update, Hummer EV development, XC40 Recharge priced, LG Chem ramps up: Today’s Car News

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Tesla provides an update on the Semi, and says it’s a matter of getting enough cells. The Hummer EV hasn’t been fully developed yet, as it’s just a year away from deliveries. Volvo sets a price for its first electric car. And LG Chem might have a solution for Tesla.

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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General Motors Co. announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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ROUSH CleanTech begins production of new Gen 5 propane fuel system; Ford 7.3L V8

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ROUSH CleanTech began production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system last month. The company’s innovative propane autogas technology integrates Ford’s new 7.3L V8 engine in Class 3-7 chassis. Ford’s new 7.3L engine is compact, durable and easy to maintain.

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Suzuki Swift tweaked for 2021

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The Suzuki Swift supermini has been given a minor update to keep it fresh in the face of rivals for 2021

Teijin joins AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology

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Teijin has joined the AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology , a cross-industry network for joint business development and technology development organized by service and engineering provider AZL Aachen GmbH and involving nine institutes and some 80 companies in the field of lightweight production.

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2021 Hyundai i20 N: Potent Fiesta ST rivalling supermini revealed

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Say hello to the Hyundai i20 N – a potent little supermini that’s aiming to take on the likes of Ford’s Fiesta ST

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BMW Group Plant Regensburg will produce drive components for electrified vehicles from 2021

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The BMW Group is further expanding its Germany-based production capacities for electric drives. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at BMW Group Plant Regensburg and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 first with new Ultium battery architecture; 24-module, dual stack, 350+ miles range

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The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 will be the first vehicle in production with GM’s all-new Ultium battery architecture and will offer a large range of on- and off-road features and vehicle dynamics and performance features.

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Danish ride-hailing service Viggo orders 300 Fisker Ocean EVs

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Viggo, a technology-driven Danish ride-hailing service, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean electric SUVs, marking Viggo’s largest single order to date. Viggo, founded in 2019, is aiming to challenge the standards for urban transportation through advanced data-driven innovation, zero-emission cars and Scandinavian simplicity. Since founding, Viggo has built a network of more than 55 (100 projected by the end of the year) electric cars and delivered more than 100,000 rides.

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