XL Fleet Introduces hybrid electric drive system upfit for Isuzu NPR-HD

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announced that its XL Hybrid electric drive system is now available as an upfit solution for the new Isuzu NPR-HD. XL Fleet’s hybrid electric drive system on the Isuzu NPR-HD. XL Fleet’s hybrid system on the Isuzu NPR-HD is now available for purchase throughout North America.

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Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino begin exploring the use of automated mapping platform

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a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited, and Hino Motors, Ltd. With the aim of realizing smarter and safer logistics through automated driving and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) using HD maps, Isuzu and Hino will examine the potential application of AMP on the domain of small commercial-purpose trucks. Woven Alpha, Inc., a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc.,

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Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range diesel powertrain and advanced engineering collaboration

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and Isuzu Motors Limited announced agreements for a global mid-range diesel powertrain and an advanced engineering collaboration, marking another step forward in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP). Under this global mid-range diesel collaboration agreement, Cummins will provide Isuzu mid-range B6.7 Cummins and Isuzu will closely work together to integrate the engine with Isuzu’s chassis and to meet Japan’s emission regulations. Cummins Inc.

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Isuzu, Hino, Toyota partner to accelerate CASE technologies for commercial vehicles; new JV

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Toyota, Toyota’s truck division Hino, and Isuzu are establishing a partnership in commercial vehicles to collaborate in CASE technologies: connected, autonomous, shared and electric driving technologies. The three companies intend to combine Toyota’s CASE technologies with the commercial vehicle foundations cultivated by Isuzu and Hino. Going forward, Isuzu, Hino, and Toyota intend to deepen their collaboration while openly considering cooperation with other like-minded partners.

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors sign final agreements to form strategic alliance; cooperation on EVs included

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The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed binding agreements to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing industry transformation, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2019. The agreements include Isuzu Motor’s acquisition of UD Trucks from the Volvo Group for an enterprise value of ¥243 billion (approx. Isuzu Motors is one of the world-leaders in the segment of 3.5

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors intend to form strategic alliance; Volvo to transfer UD Trucks to Isuzu

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The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. In a first step, the intention is to establish a global technology partnership and to create a stronger, combined heavy-duty truck business for Isuzu Motors and UD Trucks in Japan and across international markets.

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Mazda and Isuzu enter pick-up truck collaboration agreement

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Mazda Motor Corporation and Isuzu Motors Limited have reached a basic agreement on next-generation pick-up truck collaboration, under which Isuzu will produce next-generation pick-up trucks for Mazda, based on Isuzu’s pick-up truck model, for sale worldwide, with the exception of North America. The partners said that the deal will allow Isuzu to enhance its product competitiveness and Mazda to strengthen its product line-up and maintain own-brand market coverage.

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Mobility services company MONET forms partnerships with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu & Mazda; Hino & Honda make additional investments

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has concluded capital and business partnership agreements with Isuzu Motors Limited , Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda each plan to invest in MONET by August 2019 and acquire approximately 2% of its shares. Mobility services company MONET Technologies Inc. and Mazda Motor Corporation (“Mazda”), respectively.

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Isuzu and GM enter commercial vehicle collaboration agreement in the US; new low cab forward trucks

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General Motors and Isuzu Motors reached an agreement on a US commercial vehicle collaboration, allowing Isuzu to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its commercial vehicle portfolio. Isuzu will produce low cab forward (LCF) models for GM, based off of the Isuzu N-Series. The Isuzu LCF N-Series in the US offers a choice of two diesel engines or a gasoline engine. V-8 gasoline engine and six-speed automatic transmission, or the Isuzu-sourced 3.0L

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Isuzu and Honda to conduct joint research on fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

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Isuzu Motors Limited and Honda R&D Co., As a commercial vehicle manufacturer committed to support transportation, Isuzu has been striving to promote the utilization of low-carbon and sustainable energy. To that end, Isuzu has been researching and developing various powertrains including clean diesel engine, engines for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, which accommodate a broad range of customer needs and how vehicles are used.

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All-new Isuzu D-Max set for March arrival

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The all-new Isuzu D-Max will arrive in the UK in March, introducing new styling, improved safety tech and enhanced off-road performance

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Report: Isuzu, GM to partner globally on pickup trucks, engines

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The Nikkei reports that Isuzu Motors Ltd. The new tie-up will likely be formalized in a meeting in the US late this month between Isuzu President Susumu Hosoi and GM Chairman Daniel F. The two firms will continue their discussions on the possibility of the American company taking a stake in Isuzu again. GM and Isuzu have had an alliance that has waxed and waned since 1971, when GM signed an initial capital agreement with the Japanese company. stake in Isuzu.

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Isuzu signs agreement with GM for joint development of next-generation midsize pickup; not for US or Canada

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Isuzu Motors Limited and General Motors Company signed a formal agreement jointly to develop a next-generation midsize pickup. Isuzu and GM previously developed two generations of pickups that have been popular in more than 100 countries around the world due to their strong performance, fuel efficiency and durability. The project is intended to strengthen the light commercial vehicle business of GM and Isuzu, whose pickup represents the basis for the new model.

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Fujitsu and Isuzu agree to jointly research next-generation vehicle systems for commercial vehicles

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Fujitsu Limited and Isuzu Motors reached an agreement to conduct joint research on future technologies with regard to safety, comfort and the environment, to be applied to the commercial vehicles Isuzu markets worldwide. Fujitsu and Isuzu have a relationship that goes back to 1990 when they formed the joint venture, TRANSTRON Inc.,

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Nikkei: Isuzu, Mitsubishi Motors and Mazda weakening ties with Europe

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The Nikkei reports that Isuzu Motors Ltd., Isuzu will halt development of a next-generation diesel for Opel AG. Isuzu is currently in talks with GM to pull out of their Polish joint venture, in which it owns a roughly 40% stake, according to the report. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. are calling off joint development projects and procurement deals with partners in Europe as a result of the region’s debt problems.

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Honda and Isuzu, Lucid Air, cleaner EVs from less coal: Today’s Car News

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With a passenger-car hydrogen infrastructure moving slowly but development on hydrogen fuel-cell stacks advancing rapidly, Honda and Isuzu have announced that. Coal plants closed and electric cars got greener. Honda looks to trucks for its fuel-cell technology.

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GM-Isuzu JV DMAX invests $60 million in Ohio diesel engine plant

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The GM-Isuzu joint venture DMAX, Ltd. GM owns 60% and Isuzu owns 40% of the venture that makes the Duramax diesel for heavy-duty trucks. will invest $60 million in its Ohio diesel engine plant to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. Established in 1998, DMAX has produced almost 1.6 million engines since opening in 2000. DMAX, Ltd. has invested $760 million in the DMAX facility since 2000. DMAX is home to the Duramax 6.6L

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Report: GM, Isuzu to start talks on another capital, business tie-up

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will enter talks with Isuzu Motors Ltd. GM is looking to acquire a stake of roughly 10% in Isuzu, according to the report. GM and Isuzu have had an alliance that has waxed and waned since 1971, when GM signed an initial capital agreement with the Japanese company. stake in Isuzu in 2006. stake, and cooperates with Isuzu in its operations in Thailand. If the talks prove fruitful, GM may become Isuzu’s largest shareholder.

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Honda and Isuzu join forces to build fuel-cell commercial trucks

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Honda and Isuzu Motors have signed an agreement to work together in developing commercial trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, the companies announced Wednesday. This would be the first time that Honda has provided its fuel cells to another company or given them access to fuel-cell vehicle development. It might also be the first time Honda. Infrastructure

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IMPCO Automotive selected to provide CNG conversions in new Isuzu ship-through process

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announced that Isuzu commercial vehicle dealers can now select IMPCO as a ship-through option more quickly to convert or to modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. As part of the ship-through process, Isuzu trucks built at the Charlotte, Michigan plant will be transported to IMPCO’s OEM Automotive conversion facility in Union City, Indiana for CNG system installation. IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc.,

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GM and Isuzu sign MOU on jointly developing next-gen pickup truck

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GM and Isuzu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to start negotiations towards jointly developing a next generation pick-up truck. Moving forward, both companies will discuss specifics regarding the project, according to statements from both companies. The Nikkei had earlier reported that some agreement on pickup truck cooperation was in the works. Earlier post.). Brief

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Isuzu supporting up to B20 in all MY2011 and forward commercial diesel trucks in US

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Isuzu Commercial Truck of America is supporting the use of B20 (20% biodiesel blend) in all of its new 2011 and forward model year diesel engines, including its four popular N-Series truck models as well as the new Isuzu Reach. Isuzu Commercial Truck is the first Asian manufacturer to approve B20 for US market spec engines. Isuzu Commercial Truck holds a 73–75% market share of the low cab-forward medium-duty truck market in the US.

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Isuzu open order books for new generation D-Max pick-up

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Isuzu’s range of pick-up trucks have long had a reputation for toughness and durability, and with a new D-Max arriving in Spring drivers will get to e. Isuzu D-Max Pick-ups

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New generation Isuzu D-Max to be revealed in April

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Ahead of its spring launch, Isuzu will reveal the new generation D-Max at the CV Show at the end of April. Along with a fresh set of cosmetic and feat

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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CJP was launched in April this year to accelerate societal implementation and dissemination of CASE technologies and services by combining the commercial business foundations cultivated by Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu) and Hino Motors Limited (Hino) with the CASE technologies of Toyota while helping address various challenges facing the transportation industry as well as contribute to the achievement of a carbon-neutral society. Suzuki Motor Corporation and Daihatsu Motor Co.,

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DHL Express deploys nearly 100 new Lightning Electric delivery vans in US

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In addition to Transit passenger and cargo vans, Lightning’s products include all-electric vehicles based on the Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-53/59, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, GM, Isuzu, and Hino Class 6 trucks.

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Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota begin discussions aimed at building a hydrogen-based city of the future

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Isuzu Motors Limited. Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation have commenced discussions with various partners over building a city for a new future that makes use of hydrogen and technologies produced in Fukushima Prefecture.

DOE awards $5M to Achates Power to develop next-generation medium-duty opposed-piston engine for commercial vehicles

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Achates Power will work with Isuzu Technical Center of America (ITCA), Clemson University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as project members. Working with the world-class teams at Clemson, Wisconsin, and Isuzu, the project helps lead us towards more sustainable transportation.

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Euglena completes demo-scale algae biorefinery for renewable jet and diesel

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euglena has also been partnering with Isuzu Motors to test the renewable diesel for on-road use. Japan-based biotechnology company euglena ( earlier post ) has completed the construction of its demonstration-scale biorefinery in Yokohama for the production of renewable jet and diesel fuels from algae and waste oil.

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Volvo Group creates Volvo Energy business are to focus on batteries and infrastructure

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Starting in February 2021, he will lead the effort to create Volvo Energy while also continuing to run UD Trucks and preparing the transfer of UD Trucks ownership to Isuzu Motors as part of the previously communicated strategic alliance between the Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors. The Volvo Group has created the new business area Volvo Energy to strengthen the Volvo Group’s business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure.

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XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

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XL systems are currently available on a wide variety of Class 2-6 vehicles manufactured by Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Isuzu, and the company is on track to provide its systems in Class 7-8 vehicles in 2022.

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XL Hybrids XL3 powertrain technology now available on diesel commercial van

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announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is now available on the Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster. inch wheelbase and the high efficiency 3.0L, 150 HP, Isuzu DOHC I-4 diesel engine. XL Hybrids, Inc. This marks the first diesel-powered vehicle with the XL3 powertrain. Earlier post.).

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Tesla: Worth More Than Fiat, Which Is 100 Times Its Size?

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Not to mention more than Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, and Isuzu--the last two of which no longer sell cars in the U.S.? Is startup electric-car maker Tesla really worth more than century-old Italian carmaker Fiat? The Italian maker sells roughly 2 million cars a year globally (plus 1.6 million more from Chrysler, which it controls). Tesla hopes to

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Suzuki Motor Corp and Daihatsu partners for smaller electric cars 

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As per the partnership, the Suzuki and Daihatsu will own 10 per cent stake in the joint venture, with the other stakeholders such as Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors while Toyota will have 60 per cent of stake in the partnership. Suzuki Motor Corp and Daihatsu partners for smaller electric cars .

euglena planning commercial production of biojet and renewable diesel from algae in Japan

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Isuzu Motors and All Nippon Airways (ANA). The company has been investigating the production of biojet from the microalgae Euglena since May 2010 ( earlier post ) and has also partnered with Isuzu in research on next-generation (i.e. Isuzu will evaluate the renewable diesel, and ANA will evaluate the biojet. Japan-based euglena Co.

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2-millionth Duramax Diesel engine rolls off the line in Ohio

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GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu owns 40 percent of the joint venture. The 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine has rolled off the line at the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio. Groundbreaking for the DMAX, Ltd. plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the line July 17, 2000. DMAX, Ltd. was established in 1998. DMAX makes the Duramax diesel engines for heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.

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Alliance Autogas showcases converted F650/F-750 LPG bi-fuel truck

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Alliance AutoGas is also developing a Ford Explorer police vehicle, a Ford Transit (close to EPA certification) and an Isuzu NPR with the same Bi Fuel Autogas System warranty and efficient plug and play system installation. Alliance AutoGas showcased a Ford F-650/F-750 tractor featuring a Bi-Fuel AutoGas System at the recent AutoGas Pavilion at the NPGA Propane Expo in Atlanta.

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SIM-Drive EV has range of 333 km on JC08

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and Isuzu Motors Ltd., Nikkei. SIM-Drive Corp., a spin-off from Keio University ( earlier post ), unveiled electric vehicle capable of traveling 333 km (207 miles) on a fully charged battery on the JC08 cycle. In January 2010, SIM-Drive announced that 34 companies and municipalities, including automakers Mitsubishi Motors Corp. were forming a consortium to develop a new electric car prototype, with mass-market sales being the end goal.

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GM to introduce more diesels in US; Cruze “first of many”

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The Duramax is built by GM’s DMAX joint venture with Isuzu.). During the Advanced Powertrain forum at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Steve Kiefer, GM’s vice president of global powertrain, said that GM will introduce more diesel-engined passenger vehicles in the US. For the US market, GM currently offers only a 2.0L turbo diesel for the Cruze and the 6.6L V8 Duramax for the Silverado and Sierra HD pickups.

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Verizon acquiring Telogis to enhance connected vehicle business

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Telogis also builds its technologies into vehicles and equipment from leading manufacturers including Ford, GM, Hino, Isuzu, Mack, Volvo and Manitowoc Cranes, eliminating the need for hardware installations. Verizon Communications Inc. signed an agreement to purchase Telogis, Inc.

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XL Hybrids awarded DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot; testing of first diesel/XL3 combo at Argonne

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inch wheelbase and the high efficiency 3.0L, 150 hp, Isuzu DOHC I-4 diesel engine. XL Hybrids, Inc. has been awarded test funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers Pilot (SBV). Testing validation and analysis of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Reach walk-in commercial vans will be performed at Argonne National Laboratory. The goal of the SBV-funded project is to overcome specific technical challenges, the company said.

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I.M. Group to Import Great Wall Vehicles Into Europe Starting in 2010

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Group, the UK-based automotive importer and distributor for Subaru, Isuzu and Daihatsu, has signed an agreement that will see it import vehicles from Chinese auto maker, Great Wall Motor Company Limited, into Europe starting next year. Initially, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be targeted. Then, from 2011, launches in Scandinavia, the UK and Ireland are planned.

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Dow Kokam to provide Li-ion packs to Motiv Power and ZeroTruck for medium-duty electric commercial vehicles

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ZeroTruck, a developer and producer of commercial electric trucks, is using Dow Kokam’s large-format lithium-ion battery systems to power fully-electric, Class 3-6 work vehicles based on the Isuzu N series chassis—a flexible medium duty truck platform. The Isuzu N series chassis design enables ZeroTruck to be modified for utility, dry freight, stake bed, tow, sweeper, and refuse body type applications.