Deutsche Post DHL Group orders up to 44 Volvo electric trucks; cooperation agreement

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Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero-exhaust-emission vehicles. This will result in annually savings of nearly 600 tons of CO 2 and nearly 225,000 liters of diesel fuel for Deutsche Post DHL 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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Volkswagen Group to launch battery-electric pick-up and rugged SUV in US under revived Scout brand

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Volkswagen Group will launch an all-electric pick-up and rugged SUV (“R-SUV”) in the United States. The decision of the Board of Management was confirmed by the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group earlier this week.

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BMW Group extends joint venture contract in China until 2040

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The BMW Group has extended the contract for the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. With the issuance of the new business licence, the increase of BMW Group’s stake in BBA also is effective, as agreed upon by both joint venture partners in 2018.

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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 using sustainable BASF paints made from bio-waste

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The BMW Group is using innovative technologies in its efforts to improve sustainability and taking advantage of new options to conserve resources and reduce emissions from painting bodywork. The BMW Group is the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to use matt paints made from biomass instead of crude oil at its European plants. In addition to this, BMW Group Plants Leipzig and Rosslyn (South Africa) are also using sustainably-produced corrosion protection.

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliates join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewables usage

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliate companies—Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai Motor), Kia Corporation (Kia), Hyundai Mobis, and Hyundai Wia—are now members of Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to large corporates moving toward 100% renewable electricity. Other Group affiliates have agreed with the need to transition to 100% renewable energy and plan to use it actively at their operations going forward.

Hyundai Motor Group, Aramco and KAUST collaborate on new e-fuel for novel combustion system

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Hyundai Motor Group is conducting various R&D activities to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles during its transition to battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

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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BMW Group joins sustainable lithium mining project in Chile

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The BMW Group has joined the cross-sector “Responsible Lithium Partnership” project. The “Responsible Lithium Partnership” was initiated in spring 2021 by BASF, the Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Daimler Truck AG, Fairphone and the Volkswagen Group for a planned duration of three years.

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Lightning eMotors and REV Group subsidiary to produce electric ambulances

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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group, Inc. are co-developing all-electric ambulances with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a REV Group subsidiary.

Volkswagen Group nearly doubles BEV deliveries in 2021 to 452,900 units; 5.1% of total deliveries

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Volkswagen drove forward its transformation into a sustainable, software-centric mobility group in 2021 and approximately doubled its deliveries of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) year-on-year to 452,900 units. In total, the Group delivered 8,882,000 vehicles to customers around the world.

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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.

Renault Group signs agreements to sell Renault Russia and its controlling interest in AVTOVAZ; option to buy back in future

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The Board of Directors of Renault Group unanimously approved the signing of agreements to sell 100% of Renault Group’s shares in Renault Russia to Moscow City entity and its 67.69% interest in AVTOVAZ to NAMI (the Central Research and Development Automobile and Engine Institute). The agreement provides for an option for Renault Group to buy back its interest in AVTOVAZ, exercisable at certain times during the next 6 years. —Luca de Meo, CEO Renault Group.

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Avass Group to manufacture EVs, lithium batteries in Saudi Arabia

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Australia-based Avass Group recently signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to jointly manufacture electric vehicles and lithium batteries. The agreement bolsters Avass Group’s plans to mass manufacture full electric buses and lithium batteries in Saudi. Given the increasing consumer awareness of environmental protection and in view of recent development trends of the electric vehicle industry, Avass Group is targeting the huge potential in global electric vehicle market.

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 to use sustainably produced aluminum wheels from 2024

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The BMW Group will use cast aluminum wheels produced with 100% green power for its BMW and MINI brands from 2024 onwards. For the BMW Group, this is another step towards its goal of creating the most sustainable supply chain in the automotive industry.

International collaboration develops progressive vision for urban production at the BMW Group; OMA and 3XN

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Urban Production is an international architecture competition organized by the BMW Group in close cooperation with the City of Munich. BMW Group Plant Munich future Vision Urban Production with neighborhood.

Magna begins production of first mild hybrid transverse transmission for BMW Group

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Magna continues its transformation toward electric mobility with the start of production of its mild hybrid transmission for BMW Group.

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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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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Vitesco lands €2B order for EMR4 axle drive from Hyundai Motor Group for EVs

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Vitesco Technologies has landed a €2-billion contract to supply its new generation axle drive EMR4 (Electronics Motor Reducer) to Hyundai Motor Group. The highly integrated 400 V/160 kW 3-in-1 unit will be used by the vehicle Hyundai Motor Group in its global B/C-segment electric vehicle.

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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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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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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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REV Group receives first order for electric fire truck

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REV Fire Group, comprising the REV Group companies E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, Spartan Emergency Response, Smeal, and Ladder Tower, will build an all-electric E-ONE Vector fire truck for Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Mesa, AZ.

Deutsche Post DHL Group introduces Green Carrier Certification as part of its sustainability roadmap

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is introducing a global DHL Green Carrier Certification to reward road transport subcontractors for their efforts to become more sustainable. Ground transport accounts for 21 per cent of the Group’s total CO 2 e emissions.

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Lucid Group, Saudi Arabia agree to 100,000 EV fleet deal


Lucid Group announced today that it had reached an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia to purchase up to 100,000 electric vehicles from the automaker over ten years. The post Lucid Group, Saudi Arabia agree to 100,000 EV fleet deal appeared first on TESLARATI.

Volkswagen Group joins the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)

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The Volkswagen Group has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), an alliance of enterprises, mining companies and non-profit organizations developing standards for responsible extraction of raw materials in mining. The Volkswagen Group’s Code of Conduct already obliges all its business partners to comply with environmental and social criteria, including the strict exclusion of child labor.

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DHL Express is piloting first hydrogen truck throughout Deutsche Post DHL Group

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DHL Express is the first within Deutsche Post DHL Group to test hydrogen-fueled trucks for the long haul. In line with its Sustainability Roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group is heavily investing in the use of alternative fuels.

Volvo Group launches first vehicle made of fossil-free steel

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Volvo Group revealed what it said was the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB ( earlier post )—made in Volvo Construction Equipment’s facility in Braås, Sweden. Our collaboration with Volvo Group shows that green transition is possible and brings results.

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EV Metals Group launches the Australian Lithium Alliance

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EV Metals Group plc (EVM) launched the Australian Lithium Alliance, a strategic initiative to partner with Australian companies to accelerate exploration, development, mining, processing and production of lithium minerals.

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.

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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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.

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 doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter. —Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales.

Lucid Group will report first quarter earnings on May 5


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) announced today that it would report earnings for the first quarter of 2022 on May 5 at 2:30 PM PT or 5:30 PM ET. Lucid Group lowers 2022 production forecast by around 30 percent. Investor's Corner News $LCID Featured Lucid Group

Graphex Group to build graphite processing facility in Warren, Michigan

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Graphex Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphex Group Limited, announced that, as part of its previously announced collaboration with Emerald Energy Solutions LLC (EES), the Emerald Business Park (EBP) in the City of Warren has been selected for the future site of a new 150,000 square-foot graphite processing facility.

BMW Group Plant Munich begins series production of electric i4

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The first series-produced BMW i4 EV ( earlier post ) rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. Increasing digitalization plays an important part in BMW Group production. The BMW Group already utilizes virtual planning tools to plan buildings and systems today.

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Lucid Group tops Ford to become eighth-most valuable automaker


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) topped Ford ( NYSE: F ) to become the eighth-most valuable automaker globally today. The post Lucid Group tops Ford to become eighth-most valuable automaker appeared first on TESLARATI. Investor's Corner News $LCID Featured Lucid Lucid Group

Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Renault Group is building an electric ecosystem in Northern France known as Renault ElectriCity.

Volkswagen Group and bp launch strategic partnership for rapid roll-out of EV fast charging in Europe

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bp CEO Bernard Looney and Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess launching the first bp / Aral flexpole fast charger. Volkswagen and bp have launched a strategic partnership that will boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling their first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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