Hyundai Motor Group affiliates to join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewable energy use

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced that five key affiliate companies, including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, will join Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to moving toward 100% renewable energy. Joining 300 other global companies, the Group plans to further accelerate efforts on sustainable development and carbon neutrality. General Motors and the BMW Group are also RE100 members.

BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo e-bike and e-scooter

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The BMW Group has presented a number of innovative micromobility solutions to the public in the past, including the BMW Motorrad X2City, the Personal Mover Concept and the BMW Vision E³ Way elevated road concept.

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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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Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components 

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Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components . Anand Group an Auto component maker has partnered with South Korea’s Mando Corporation to cater to the growth of the electric vehicles segment in India. Anand Group partners South Korea’s Mando Corporation.

Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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After the first two LNG car carriers entered service in 2020, Volkswagen Group Logistics has now ordered four more ships with dual-fuel engines that can be powered with LNG. Models of the new LNG ships for the Volkswagen Group’s ocean-going fleet.

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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BMW Group to source lithium from Livent

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To support its accelerated expansion of e-mobility in the coming years, the BMW Group will source lithium from a second leading supplier, US-based Livent. Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers from 2022 on.

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Groupe Renault working on ~20 blockchain projects

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Groupe Renault has identified some 20 projects to deploy blockchain technology. For Groupe Renault, blockchain has to be used as a collaborative, multi-company digital tool within the automotive sector, thereby becoming a source of increased productivity and collective intelligence.

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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.

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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.

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Volkswagen Group building 3rd MEB EV plant in China

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Volkswagen Group China has begun construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui. By 2025, Volkswagen Group China plans to deliver up to 1.5 Volkswagen Anhui is set to become a global hub for e-mobility innovation and a cornerstone of the Group’s decarbonization strategy.

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BMW Group launches battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

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The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. Production of battery-modules for high-voltage batteries at BMW Group Plant Leipzig.

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BMW Group sourcing aluminum produced using solar energy from EGA

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The BMW Group will begin sourcing aluminum produced using solar electricity with immediate effect. That is why the BMW Group plans to source aluminum produced with green power in the long term—enabling it to avoid approximately 2.5 Light metal foundry at BMW Group Plant Landshut.

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Volkswagen Group Components begins battery recycling pilot

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Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group’s first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter.

Renault Group Selects STMicroelectronics as Key Innovation Partner

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Renault Group selects STMicroelectronics as key innovation partner, securing the supply of electric and hybrid vehicle advanced power semiconductors to be produced from 2026. The post Renault Group Selects STMicroelectronics as Key Innovation Partner appeared first on EV Obsession.

Renault Group, STMicroelectronics enter strategic cooperation on power electronics

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Renault Group and STMicroelectronics announced a strategic cooperation on the design, development, manufacturing, and supply to Renault Group of STMicroelectronics’ products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics systems of battery-operated and hybrid vehicles. —Luca de Meo, Chief Executive Officer, Renault 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.

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Front Group For Oil Company Representatives In Congress Celebrates All White Heritage; Called Out By Greenius, “CO2 Was At 395ppm When Shultz Endorsed Their B t. It’s 416ppm today.”

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Volkswagen Group partners with Microsoft on automated driving

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With the Automated Driving Platform running on Azure, Car.Software Organization intends to increase the efficiency of the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and AD functions for passenger cars across Volkswagen Group brands.

Hyundai Motor Group announces 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator open call to collaborate with startups

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Hyundai Motor Group announced its 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator, an open innovation platform to facilitate collaboration between startups and the Group on various projects. This has led to 39 startups successfully receiving equity investments from the Group.

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to build EV battery gigafactory in nickel-rich Indonesia

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and LG Energy Solution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for BEVs. With this battery cell manufacturing venture, the Group and LG Energy Solution are further strengthening a strategic partnership that started more than a decade ago. Under the MoU, Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution will invest a total of US$1.1

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck & the TRATON GROUP to Pioneer European High-Performance Charging Network for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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The post Volvo Group, Daimler Truck & the TRATON GROUP to Pioneer European High-Performance Charging Network for Heavy-Duty Trucks appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Trucks Electric Vehicles EV Charging Stations Specific Technologies Daimler Truck TRATON GROUP Volvo Group

Antitrust Investigation: European Commission Drops most Charges Against BMW Group

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The post Antitrust Investigation: European Commission Drops most Charges Against BMW Group appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Cars EV Policy & Politics Antitrust Investigation BMW Group European Commission

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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.

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Hyundai Motor Group completes acquisition of 80% of Boston Dynamics from Softbank

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Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp. Post-closing, the Group holds an 80% stake in Boston Dynamics and SoftBank, through one of its affiliates, retains the remaining 20% stake.

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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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BMW Group, WWF Germany, Volvo Group back moratorium on deep-sea mining

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The BMW Group has launched an initiative to protect the deep seas in cooperation with the WWF Germany. In a joint declaration , the BMW Group, WWF and other companies—including the Volvo Group—undertake, as a precautionary measure, not to use deep-ocean minerals or finance deep-sea mining until comprehensive scientific research into the impact of deep-sea mining can be conducted and the consequences for the environment are clearly assessed.

BMW Group creates closed-loop material cycle for tungsten production tools

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The BMW Group has created a closed-loop material cycle for tungsten used in drill and milling bits for industrial machinery used in producing cars; the company is collecting old drill and milling bits at its plants in Germany and Austria for recycling.

Hyundai Motor Group unveils TIGER uncrewed ultimate mobility vehicle concept

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Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), the company’s second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV) ( earlier post ) and the first designed to be uncrewed.

BMW Group 1st automotive manufacturer to use new Pirelli tires containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon

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The BMW Group is stepping up its activities in the field of sustainability, becoming the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to equip its cars with tires using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires.

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

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The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption. Using nature as a role model, the aviation industry has been intensively researching ways to reduce aerodynamic drag for many years.

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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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.

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Volkswagen Group more than doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in first half year to 170,939 units

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The Volkswagen Group continued to gain momentum with its electric offensive in the first half of 2021. The Group has also consistently expanded its portfolio of PHEV models. Here, the Group was the market leader, with a share of about 26% in BEV deliveries.

BMW Group & Daimler Mobility Join Forces

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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.

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group launch new joint venture cellcentric for heavy-duty fuel cell systems

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their pioneering roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond.

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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. Once developed, the system will be deployed to BMW Group factories worldwide.

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Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. At the same time, the Group is aiming to secure the supply of battery cells beyond 2025. —Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group. The Group is pushing ahead at full speed with the development of production capacities in Europe in order to meet the increasing demand for battery cells.

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.

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Lucid Group Goes Public After CCIV Merger, Raises $4.4 Billion

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

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Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US

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Hyundai Motor Group, makers of Hyundai and Kia autos, announced today their intent to invest $7.4 The post Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US appeared first on The Truth About Cars.