Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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To maximize the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region. —Thiebault Paquet, Director of the Fuel Cell Business Group.

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Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

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Volkswagen Group Components provided the first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. —Thomas Schmall, CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.

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Latest Galliani Play, Part II Of My Family Trilogy, Wows Audiences At Ruskin Group Theatre

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Groupe Renault unveils new strategic plan “Renaulution”; from volumes to value

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In France, Luca de Meo, CEO Groupe Renault, presented the group’s new strategic plan— “Renaulution”—which, among other more specific elements, aims to shift Groupe Renault’s strategy from volumes to value. Groupe Renault is reorganizing to implement this plan.

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New Greenius Comedy One-Act Debuts At Ruskin Group Theatre Starring Mouchette van Helsdingen & Ryan Stiffleman

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Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in the mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics from Softbank in a deal that values Boston Dynamics at $1.1 Hyundai Motor Group’s affiliates—Hyundai Motor Co.,

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry. —Daniel Schäfer, Senior Vice President for Production Integration and Pilot Plant at the BMW Group. Last year, the BMW Group produced about 300,000 parts by additive manufacturing.

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Delanchy Group receives first Renault D Z.E. electric truck

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Freight carrier the Delanchy Group, which has been using a 100% electric Renault Trucks D prototype since 2017, has received the first D Z.E. Renault Trucks and the Delanchy Group have been working together for more than fifty years. Since 2017, the Delanchy Group has been using a 100% electric, 13-ton Renault Trucks D prototype to make its daily deliveries to Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse. —Yannig Renault, Technical Director at the Delanchy Group.

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Hyundai Motor Group building new fuel cell system plant in China; first outside of Korea

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Hyundai Motor Group signed an investment contract with the government of Guangdong Province to establish an offshore fuel cell system production facility in Guangzhou, China. The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing hydrogen industry. The plant will be the Group’s first fuel cell production base outside of Korea, with the initial capacity to produce 6,500 units of fuel cell systems per year.

BMW Group commissions study on sustainable lithium extraction

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The BMW Group has commissioned two US universities to conduct a scientific analysis of water consumption in the lithium extraction process. Both BMW Group and BASF SE are already working successfully together with other partners in the “Cobalt for Development” project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The BMW Group intends to fill this gap with the study it has commissioned. —Patrick Hudde, head of Indirect Purchasing Raw Materials Management, BMW Group.

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Dr. Richard Group testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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After successful test runs in Vienna in June, the bus was handed over to the Dr. Richard Group, the largest private bus operator in Austria, which presented the vehicle in St. The Dr. Richard Group has been dealing with emission-free mobility for a few years now. Ludwig Richard, owner and president of the Dr. Richard Group. The Dr. Richard Group is the biggest family-run carrier in Austria with a fleet of nearly 1000 buses, including the vehicles made by Solaris.

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Hyundai Motor Group launches HTWO dedicated fuel cell system brand

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) introduced HTWO, a new brand to represent the group’s world-leading hydrogen fuel cell system. With HTWO, Hyundai Motor Group is stepping up efforts for the development of a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system that can be applied to various forms of mobility such as UAM, automobiles, vessels and trains. With its next-generation fuel cell system, the group aims to offer a highly efficient and diversified lineup of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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BMW Group sets out code of ethics for the use of artificial intelligence

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a central element of the digital transformation process at the BMW Group. The BMW Group already uses AI throughout the value chain to generate added value for customers, products, employees and processes.

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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. —Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.

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Volkswagen Group continues to push with CNG

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In parallel with the advancing electrification of its fleet, Volkswagen Group and its brands continue to rely on CNG (compressed natural gas) as an alternative drive technology for decarbonizing road transport; Volkswagen Group[ has revised and expanded its product range again with this in mind. Volkswagen Group currently offers the widest selection of CNG vehicles of any manufacturer, by a substantial margin.

2019 101

Constellium and Groupe Renault partner on R&D project for sustainable automotive aluminum solutions

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In partnership with Groupe Renault, ESI Group, Institut de Soudure (Welding Institute), and the University of Lorraine, this ~€7 million project will develop lightweight, recyclable and cost-efficient aluminum solutions for the automotive market.

Groupe Renault and Google Cloud partner to accelerate Industry 4.0

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Groupe Renault and Google Cloud announced a new industrial and technology partnership to accelerate the digitization of Groupe Renault’s industrial system and of Industry 4.0 Groupe Renault has been developing its own digital platform since 2016 to connect and to aggregate industrial data from 22 Group sites worldwide (representing 76% of vehicle production) and more than 2,500 machines.

2020 87

BMW Group founds company to develop and distribute innovative robots and management software for logistics solutions

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The BMW Group has founded IDEALworks GmbH—a fully-owned subsidiary—headquartered in Munich. The Smart Transport Robot, STR, in particular has met with great response and has seen demand from both within and outside of the BMW Group.

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Groupe Renault creating first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of mobility in Flins

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Groupe Renault is creating the REFACTORY in Flins, the first European circular economy site dedicated to mobility. The ReFactory aims to achieve a negative carbon balance by 2030—an objective in line with the Group’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050.

2020 109

Workhorse receives purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises for 6,320 C-Series electric delivery vehicles

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Workhorse Group has received a purchase order for 6,320 C-Series all-electric delivery vehicles from Pride Group Enterprises, a company with businesses in transportation equipment retail, wholesale, rental, leasing and logistics.

Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group adding testing center in New Mexico

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September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the US based automated driving technology company became part of Daimler Trucks’ Autonomous Technology Group.

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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. For the BMW Group’s purchasing experts and its suppliers, ensuring transparency therefore involved considerable manual effort. In the long term, the BMW Group also expects the project to enable complete traceability of critical raw materials—all the way from mine to smelter.

2020 98

Environmental groups call out carmakers opposing cleaner California standards, EV mandate

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Following a change of allegiance by General Motors, environmental groups are calling out the remaining automakers that still oppose California's ability to set its own, stricter, emissions standards.

2020 87

Hyundai Motor Group chairman outlines strategic directions for 2021 and beyond

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In a New Year’s message, Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung outlined the company’s strategic direction and commitments for the year 2021 and beyond. Chung presented a vision for transforming the Group to a new growth engine by expanding market share in the eco-friendly market, securing future technology capabilities and strengthening business competitiveness in collaboration with all the members of the Group.

Hyundai Motor Group opens Hyundai Hydrogen World in Shanghai

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Hyundai Motor Group opened Hyundai Hydrogen World—an exhibition hall dedicated to the fuel-cell electric vehicle, related technologies and energy—at the center of the Century Square in Shanghai. Hyundai Motor Group will actively respond to the Chinese government’s new energy development policy, and plans to provide information related to the fuel-cell electric vehicle to a wider Chinese audience. —Byungho Lee, the President of Hyundai Motor Group (China) Ltd.

2019 116

BMW Group & Daimler Mobility transfer moovel Group B2B / B2G business to Deutsche Bahn company Mobimeo; moovel to focus on B2C

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The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG are transferring the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) business of their joint subsidiary moovel Group GmbH to Mobimeo GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn. At the same time, the two shareholders are focusing the moovel Group’s market presence on the existing offering with the multimodal REACH NOW platform for end customers (B2C).

2020 64

Volkswagen Group Components delivering essential components for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV

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Volkswagen Group Components is the central supplier for the first models of the new Volkswagen ID. family and numerous other Group brand models based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB).

2020 83

Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H). Audi and the Hager Group have developed a research and solution approach that creates financial incentives and offers greater security of supply.

2020 87

Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts

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Global automotive Tier 1 manufacturer Motherson Group is collaborating with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials. UBQT material is segmented into two main groups: UBQ GHG Neutralizer Additives.

2020 96

Volkswagen Group of America gains 51 charging stations at IECC Silicon Valley Campus

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Volkswagen Group of America opened a large electric vehicle charge park at the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC) – Silicon Valley Campus. All Volkswagen Group of America employees have free access to the stations and open stations are accessible to the public at a cost.

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Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions, underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Elli Group GmbH , with headquartered in Berlin, is to develop products and services connected with energy and charging for the brands of the Group. Details of the first tariff models will be announced by the Group in the near future.

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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vehicles to Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group. Renault Trucks has delivered the first of twenty electric 26-tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off.

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Eurasian Resources Group plans NCM material plant for EV batteries

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Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading diversified natural resources group, is assessing the construction of a battery material plant to produce nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) precursor materials for batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). The Group is evaluating technical solutions offered by engineering firms BGRIMM Technology Group from China and Outotec from Finland, which will allow for the production of both NCM 6:2:2 and NCM 8:1:1 precursors depending on market conditions.

2020 83

Hyundai Motor Group opens CRADLE Beijing

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has completed its creation of a global innovation network with the establishment of Hyundai CRADLE Beijing. As the group’s open innovation and corporate venturing business, Hyundai CRADLE invests in promising global startups and creating partnerships that boost the development of prospective services, systems, and complementary research opportunities. Hyundai Motor Group has a track record for future technology partnerships in China.

2019 73

Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG sign binding agreement for new fuel-cell joint venture

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The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG will own equal interests in the joint venture, but continue to be competitors in all other areas such as vehicle technology and fuel-cell integration in trucks.

2020 92

Volkswagen Group fined $1.2B by German authorities for diesel scandal

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VW GroupThe fallout from a global emissions cheating scandal keeps falling. This week, German authorities fined Volkswagen AG nearly $1.2 billion for selling more than 10 million cars with emissions-cheating software. The sum pales in comparison to the billions Volkswagen has paid in the U.S., which has totaled more than $24 billion so far, but is one of.

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BMW Group selects NVIDIA Isaac platform to redefine factory logistics

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BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories, utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies. BMW Group’s objective is to enhance logistics factory flow to produce custom-configured cars more rapidly and efficiently. Once developed, the system will be deployed to BMW Group factories worldwide. —Jürgen Maidl, senior vice president of Logistics for the BMW Group.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and to create a more pleasant in-vehicle environment for customers.

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Volkswagen Group starts battery cell development and production in Salzgitter

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Volkswagen has opened a pilot line for battery cells at the Volkswagen Group Center of Excellence in Salzgitter. Bringing together the development, testing and pilot production of battery cells in Salzgitter marks a further milestone in the Volkswagen Group’s comprehensive electric offensive. The Volkswagen Group has therefore established a battery cell business area at Volkswagen Group Components.

2019 94

BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells. To do so, the BMW Group will develop innovative production processes and systems, which will then be installed at the 14,000 m² pilot plant.

2020 115

BMW Group extends aluminum recycling to Dingolfing press shop

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BMW’s press shop in Dingolfing—the largest of the BMW Group worldwide—is the first in which all aluminum sheet waste is separated and recycled to make it reusable for industry. The BMW Group has invested around €6.5 Aluminum recycling at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing. The BMW Group is working with the world’s leading aluminum recycling specialist Novelis. —Christoph Schröder, head of the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing.

2020 83

BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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BMW Group Production is focusing increasingly on easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications. AR-based training at the BMW Group Production Academy: engine assembly. For several years now, the BMW Group has been digitally capturing its actual plant structures with special 3D scanners and high-resolution cameras to an accuracy of just a few millimeters. The BMW Group also applies target/actual comparisons at its Munich plant.

2019 111

Groupe PSA introduces new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) for C- and D-segment vehicles

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Between 2020 and 2025, Groupe PSA will gradually move from two multi-energy platforms to two 100% electrified platforms to support its e-mobility development. The group will launch electric vehicles in C- and D-segments from sedan to SUV in different regions of the world from 2023.

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