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. Details of the first tariff models will be announced by the Group in the near future.

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Volkswagen Group invests $10M in Forge Nano; ALD coatings for battery materials to boost performance

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The Volkswagen Group is investing US$10 million in the US-based startup Forge Nano Inc. The Volkswagen Group intends to offer more than 50 battery-electric models by 2025, accounting for about a fifth of its entire model portfolio.

2019 133

BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. Carbon and the BMW Group have been partners since 2015.

2018 104

Volkswagen Group introduces first Group autonomous driving concept: Sedric

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At the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is introducing Sedric (self-driving car)—an SAE Level 5 autonomous battery-electric vehicle concept. Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group (as opposed to being a concept car developed by one of the Group brands).

2017 102

Global sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 1.4% in January; BMW i3 the top seller

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Overall sales of BMW Group Electrified vehicles increased by 1.4% By the end of this year, the number of BMW Group electrified vehicles on the roads around the world will total more than half a million.

2019 94

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.

2018 56

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes 3D print first hollow propeller blade with WAAM; RAMSSES

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Naval Group and Centrale Nantes have printed the first demonstrator of hollow propeller blades by metal additive manufacturing as part of the European H2020 project, RAMSSES (Realization and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships).

2019 93

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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As a one-stop option for a dine-around or another fun group outing, Disney Springs is a dining, retail and entertainment area that, in keeping with Disney’s knack for storytelling, has a rich, albeit fictional, history as a Florida waterfront town.

2018 59

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

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Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen IDAlong with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans.

2017 73

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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This latest move by the BMW Group follows integration of BMW Connected into Alibaba’s Chinese ecosystem. —Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Services and Products at the BMW Group.

2019 110

VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today

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For a company that has only two battery-electric models in production, both several years old, VW Group spends a great deal of time talking about electric cars. China Batteries EU VW Group plug-in cars Matthias Mueller Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem SamsungThe company has plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, and has released four Volkswagen ID concepts, the first of which will enter production in November 2019. At its annual.

2018 63

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh).

2018 126

Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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With the opening of three new FAW-Volkswagen vehicle plants at three locations—in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin—as well as the Volkswagen FAW Platform Tianjin Branch component plant, the Volkswagen Group is strengthening its localization strategy in China.

2018 125

BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. E-Drives at the BMW Group. component factory now bears the name “BMW Group competence center for electric drive production”.

2018 111

ExxonMobil leaves conservative anti-climate lobbying group

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Following a public spat over climate change legislation, oil giant ExxonMobil has pulled its membership from the Koch brothers-backed anti-climate-change lobbying group, American Legislative Exchange Council. Neither ExxonMobil nor ALEC has commented publicly on the reasons for the company's departure, but the move comes after ExxonMobil had an. oil Politics Exxon

Volkswagen Group takes 49% stake in diconium; growing the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

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The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a 49% stake in diconium , strengthening its digital business capabilities. With diconium as a technology partner, the Volkswagen Group is taking the next step in its digitalization efforts.

2018 114

Real News About Your Fake Life

Creative Greenius

It’s my first comedic farce and very different from my last 5 plays – all of which have been produced as part of the critically acclaimed Cafe Plays at The Ruskin Group Theatre. YearOfJoe Eric Wolfgang Nelson Hamilton Matthews Rachel Hardisty Ruskin Group TheatreLadies and gentlemen, with the permission of stars Rachel Hardisty and Eric Wolfgang Nelson, here is Sunday night’s 9:00 performance of my latest one-act play, “Real News About Your Fake Life”.

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moovel Group and SSB launching new mobility service in Stuttgart

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Daimler’s moovel Group and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) are launching a new mobility service in Stuttgart. Similar trip requests are grouped together by the moovel on-demand algorithm so that several passengers share a car.

2017 106

Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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Daimler Trucks has launched an E-Mobility Group (EMG) comprising all of its electric activities. By establishing our new global E-Mobility Group we can maximise the effectiveness of our investments in this strategic key technology.

2018 93

Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. The Group’s Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands are announcing details of brand-specific programs.

2018 68

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. emissions EPA TDI VW CARB VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011.

2016 63

South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

Creative Greenius

Considering that our volunteer group had scrambled and worked our asses off at a whirling dervish pace to get all the paperwork and lobbying done by the deadline, it was especially sweet news for us. The group hopes to see more South Bay cities install such bicycle-friendly facilities.

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Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

2018 83

Volkswagen Group Components to start series production of flexible fast charging station in 2020; replacing heat exchanger production

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Volkswagen Group Components—the new brand within the Volkswagen Group that supplies components including engines, gearboxes, electric drive systems, steering systems and seats towards e-mobility—will begin series production of the flexible fast charging station ( earlier post ) from 2020 onwards. The flexible fast charging station developed by Group Components can make a key contribution in this area. —Thomas Schmall, CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.

2019 81

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

Creative Greenius

Not any City Council members, not enough state elected officials and not enough members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, the Coastal Commission or any other regulatory group tasked with protecting the people.

2016 204

Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. Steiner’s tasks as Compliance Commissioner of the Volkswagen Group will include conducting talks with all regulatory and compliance authorities globally on all vehicle regulatory matters on behalf of the Volkswagen Group.

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BMW Group moves step closer to holding 75% of BMW Brilliance Automotive in China

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CBA) in Hongkong has approved the sale of a 25% shareholding in BBA to the BMW Group. As announced in October 2018 on the 15 th anniversary of BBA, the BMW Group intends to increase its stake in BBA from 50% to 75%; both partners signed a corresponding agreement. The long-term expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. BBA) Joint Venture has achieved a significant milestone: a Special General Meeting of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

2019 74

Gore's group on board with plug-ins

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The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign.

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Volkswagen Group readying autonomous parking for series vehicles in 2020

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The Volkswagen Group is readying autonomous parking functionality for deployment in series production vehicles in 2020. Group brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

2018 83

DEUTZ partnering with Manitou Group on electrification of construction equipment; hybrid and full-electric system

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Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive. DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group—a world leading OEM in rough-terrain handling equipment—are partnering on the electrification of the drive line.

2018 107

TRATON Group announces two strategic partnerships: Solera and Sinotruk

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In 2017, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 205,000 vehicles in total. TRATON AG, formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG, announced two strategic partnerships. The first is with Solera, to develop smart and secure solutions to answer challenges of transport and logistics customers.

2018 76

Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

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The reorganization will establish four new groups focused on mobility products, services and businesses. The new groups are: Ford X: Ford’s acquisition of Autonomic will serve as the cornerstone for its new Ford X team.

2018 135

SGL Group acquires BMW Group’s minority interest in carbon fiber JV

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SGL Carbon SE is acquiring BMW Group’s 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH & Co. Once the deal has been completed, SGL Group will be the sole owner of SGL ACF. Carbon fibers and carbon fiber materials are at the core of SGL Group's corporate strategy. BMW Group will continue to rely on lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, with carbon remaining a significant component.

Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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Workhorse Group Inc., a manufacturer of electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector ( earlier post ), closed a $35-million financing with Marathon Asset Management. The proceeds will be used for current working capital, parts acquisitions to fulfill existing and future customer purchase orders and contracts as well as to satisfy full repayment of the senior secured notes incurred in July 2018. The facility has a three-year term secured by a first priority lien on all assets.

2019 85

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications

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The Khronos Group has created an Exploratory Group to gauge industry interest for a potential new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications. Khronos created the Exploratory Group to assess the degree of interest in making this new standard an open, royalty-free standard under the Khronos framework.

2019 68

BMW Group puts another 40t battery-electric truck into service

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The BMW Group and the transport and logistics service provider Elflein have commissioned a 40-ton battery-electric truck for material transport for the BMW Leipzig plant. In Munich, BMW Group and the SCHERM group used a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck to travel a 2km route (1.2

2016 102

Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

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Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsLooking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major force—in getting legacy automakers to produce electric cars. Competition has always spurred innovation, and German makers in particular were caught entirely unprepared for.

2017 58

Volkswagen Group China, JAC and SEAT sign new deal advancing e-mobility in China

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Spain-based SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., The signing provides new impetus in the growing partnership between Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and JAC, working together in the important e-mobility market in China.

2018 72

SoftBank Group to acquire 9.9% of Nemaska Lithium

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has entered into an investment agreement with SoftBank Group Corp. This investment in Nemaska is of monumental importance to the SoftBank Group’s strategy. —Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. Nemaska Lithium Inc.

2018 83

Groupe PSA selects Punch Powertrain for future electrified transmission systems; 48V configuration up first

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Groupe PSA has selected transmission provider Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next-generation e-DCT electrified transmission systems by 2022. Punch is entirely owned by the Yinyi Group in China.

2018 111

Audi diesel: another shoe drops as top VW Group execs implicated

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emissions VW VW Group Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandalIt has been nearly two years since Volkswagen came clean and admitted its "clean diesel" engines were actually quite dirty. In 2015, a VW engineer admitted the TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. since 2009 were outfitted with "defeat device" software that let them pass emission tests, only to emit far more nitrogen oxides in real-world use.

2017 53

Volkswagen Group outselling GM in China

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The Volkswagen Group is having a very strong sales year so far in China. For the nine-month period from January to September, VW Group deliveries were up 10.7% As a result, the Group is outselling GM, which itself has been posting record results. Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% —Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales. The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.18 of total group sales.

2016 74

Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

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