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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group signs agreements to industrialize 70 MPa high-flow refueling; H70HF

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The Industry Group was formed in February 2019 with the goal of addressing hydrogen fueling hardware challenges of achieving the fueling speeds that are needed for heavy-duty applications today.

BMW Group investing in lithium extraction company Lilac Solutions

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To promote environmentally-friendly, resource-efficient extraction of lithium, the BMW Group is investing , through its venture capital fund BMW i Ventures, in US startup Lilac Solutions. New investors in the round in addition to BMW include SK Materials, Presidio Ventures (a Sumitomo Corporation Group Company), MCJ Collective, and Earthshot Ventures. The BMW Group has made sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction.

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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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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Hyundai Motor Group launches E-mobility pilot in Singapore with SP Group and Komoco Motors; EV-integrated solutions

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Hyundai Motor Group, in partnership with SP Group and Komoco Motors, launched an E-mobility pilot program in Singapore. SP Group, which operates Singapore’s largest fast-charging network, will provide customized EV charging solutions.

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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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.

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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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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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.

Renault Group to Partner with Terrafame for Sustainable Nickel Supply

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Terrafame to supply Renault Group with low-carbon and fully traceable nickel sulphate for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The partnership supports Renault Group’s strategy to offer competitive, sustainable, and ‘made in Europe’ electric vehicles.

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.

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.

SSAB produces first fossil-free steel and delivers it to Volvo Group; HYBRIT technology

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The steel is now being delivered to the first customer, the Volvo Group. SSAB has now produced the world’s first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer.

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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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TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary

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TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary. Tata Motors announced that a private equity firm TPG Group would be investing Rs 7,500 crore in the new incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors for electric mobility.

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Hyundai Motor Group puts Spot to work at Kia’s plant in South Korea

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Hyundai Motor Group introduced Factory Safety Service Robot, a robot for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea. —Dong Jin Hyun, Head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Lab.

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.

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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Renewable Energy Group collaborates with Iowa State University on hydrotreater pilot plant for renewable diesel

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Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) to mark the start of a new hydrotreater pilot plant. This project is the result of a three-year collaboration between REG and the ISU Bioeconomy Institute. REG converts waste and byproduct fats and oils into biodiesel and renewable diesel. The ISU BCRF is an integrated research and demonstration facility dedicated to biomass production and processing.

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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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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.

Eaton’s Vehicle Group partnering with Ballard and NREL to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cell technology

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Power management company Eaton’ Vehicle Group has partnered with Ballard Fuel Cell Systems and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cell technology.

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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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Shell contracts with ECB Group for more than 2.5 billion liters of renewable diesel and jet

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ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million liters (130 million gallons US) of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel per year to Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies.

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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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.

Mercedes-Benz supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group

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Mercedes-Benz is supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group. The Belgian public transport corporation Transport en Commun, TEC Group for short, is responsible for local public transport in the Walloon Region of the kingdom of Belgium.

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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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.

Volkswagen Group and bp to partner to expand ultra-fast electric vehicle charging across Europe

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The Volkswagen Group and bp intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

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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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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.

Lucid Group gets its first stock coverage from CFRA


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) has gotten its first stock coverage from CFRA analyst Garrett Nelson. IV earlier this year spawning Lucid Group, the company has not had a Wall Street analyst set expectations for the stock, until now.