GM and LG Energy Solution investing $2.3B in second Ultium Cells manufacturing plant in US

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billion to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. Early conceptual rendering of Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

IKEA Canada partners with Second Closet & Lion Electric for last-mile delivery; 15 Lion6 electric trucks

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IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last-mile delivery provider, Second Closet, which will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. Second Closet has submitted a purchase order to Lion Electric (Lion), a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, for 15 Lion6 heavy-duty zero-emission trucks.

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Watt Electric Vehicle Co introduces PACES: EV platform for low-to-medium volume manufacturers; interlocking Al extrusions

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UK-based Watt Electric Vehicle Company has designed a state-of-the-art platform enabling low-to-medium volume manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles to go electric without the cost burden of investing in their own specific chassis technology.

Kia starts pilot of last-mile delivery service in Singapore for future electric PBV business

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to break into Singapore’s last-mile delivery market. The Niro EV model optimized and modified for last-mile logistics service will be used in Singapore’s city center, in the process responding to the needs of the rapidly growing e-commerce market. Purpose-built vehicles&mdash are vehicles that are designed for specific applications, such as last-mile delivery, autonomous shuttles and chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles.

GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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General Motors has launched a new business, BrightDrop , which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.

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EV bus manufacturer Proterra reaches 1,000,000th mile in revenue service

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EV bus manufacturer Proterra Inc. congratulated its customers on logging one million miles in revenue service. Over the course of their 1,000,000 miles in service, Proterra customers have saved nearly 250,000 gallons of fossil fuel and have eliminated nearly 3.5 The company celebrated this achievement with an event at its plant in Greenville, S.C. honoring its transit agency partners for their leadership as EV pioneers.

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Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

Hyundai upgrading Bluelink connected car services technology; Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation

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In addition to a refined user interface, the upgraded Bluelink offers a range of new benefits and services for Hyundai customers, including Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and live parking information, and a new user profile feature. Last Mile Navigation.

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Lightning Systems more than tripling size of manufacturing and R&D facility in Colorado

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With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado. Conversions Electric (Battery) Manufacturin

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BYD produces 300th electric bus in Lancaster; AVTA nears 1M emission-free miles

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manufacturing plant. AVTA is closing in on a landmark of its own: 1 million miles of zero-emission bus operations. When BYD opened its Lancaster manufacturing plant in 2013, it had a handful of employees working on 10 buses in a 106,000-square-foot building that once housed a motorhome manufacturing facility. In just six years, BYD has grown to become the largest battery electric bus manufacturer in North America, with more than 750 employees.

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Velodyne Lidar introduces solid-state sensor for autonomous mobile robotics and last-mile delivery

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It is built using Velodyne’s proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA) and leverages Velodyne’s manufacturing partnerships for cost optimization and high-volume production.

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MIIT verifies Xpeng P7 EV range of 706 km (439 miles) NEDC

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) has verified Xpeng’s P7 electric sports sedan’s driving range to be NEDC 706 km (439 miles). decrease in wind resistance coefficient increases NEDC driving range by about 8 km (5 miles).

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Tesla plans to manufacture 5 electric trucks per week

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Tesla plans to manufacture 5 electric trucks per week. Tesla is manufacturing its vehicles in the industrial park where its Nevada Gigafactory is located. It is said to be the lowest energy cost per mile, the energy it consumes is 2kWh per mile.

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus now EPA-rated for 402 miles

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Several lessons from the engineering design and manufacturing of Model 3 and Model Y have now been carried over to Model S and Model X.

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FEV testing suggests Lucid Air will have an EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge

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Lucid Motors announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan. FEV’s verification process closely follows the official EPA standard testing procedure and has been executed for several leading vehicle manufacturers.

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GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery tech

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Combining the proven success of the Silverado lineup with GM’s Ultium battery platform will give customers an estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge, GM said during a Tuesday press conference.

Hyundai CRADLE invests in Netradyne; 350+ million miles of road data for HD mapping development

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Netradyne has already captured and analyzed over 1 million unique miles of the 2.7 million total miles of paved roads in the United States. In total, Netradyne has analyzed more than 350 million miles of road data. Each of these 350+ million miles has been analyzed with AI and collected by professional drivers.

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EFG Companies launches MAP Electric Vehicle Protection for EV customers; 11 years, 150k miles

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MAP Electric Vehicle Protection provides coverage for all assemblies and parts, the manufacturer-installed battery, and electric vehicle motor(s), except for a specific list of excluded parts. MAP Electric Vehicle Protection addresses those concerns with coverage that goes beyond most traditional vehicle service contracts (VSCs), and even manufacturer warranties. Most electric vehicle manufacturers provide coverage for an EV battery up to eight years or 100,000 miles.

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NASCAR to surpass 10M miles on Sunoco Green E15

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NASCAR announced that it will surpass 10 million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15% American-made ethanol, by the end of the 2016 season. The 10 million miles will have been accumulated across practice, qualifying and racing laps since the biofuel was adopted by the sport. All the ethanol for Green E15 is produced from American-grown corn at Sunoco’s ethanol manufacturing facility in Fulton, N.Y.

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

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King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet. Manufacturers will provide 40- and 60-foot battery-powered buses for the performance test.

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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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seconds—the second quickest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup—the 2021 RAV4 Prime has an estimated 39 miles of all-electric range—the highest AER of any PHEV SUV on the market. The RAV4 Prime also has a manufacturer-estimated 90 combined MPGe. Starting with the 2020 model year, every Toyota Hybrid Battery Warranty has been increased from 8 years or 100,000 miles to 10 years from original date of first use, or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. Use of a higher efficiency paint-curing process, a new waterborne two-component primer material and “dry-booth” paint overspray technology will eliminate water used to capture paint particulates, which is one of the few remaining landfill waste streams in the manufacturing process. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Sustainability Vehicle Manufacturers

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Chevy Bolt offers EPA-estimated 238 miles of electric range

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When the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV goes on sale later this year, it will be with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles (383 km). Final Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is not yet announced and does not include, tax, title, license or optional equipment. Bolt will have an expected MSRP below $37,500 and before available federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Plenty of range, cargo space, technology and safety features make the Bolt EV an attractive package.

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Lucid Motors hires away Tesla manufacturing chief

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Lucid Motors announced on Monday that it has hired Tesla's vice president of manufacturing, Peter Hochholdinger, to head up its own manufacturing operations. Lucid is a fellow Silicon Valley Tesla competitor, with plans to build a luxury sedan with up to 400 miles of range an up to 1,000 horsepower. One Tesla-owning Green Car Reports contributor. Lucid Air

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. FCSM will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. The company has accumulated millions of miles of real-world driving in fuel cell vehicles.

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BMW targeting ~600 km (~373 mile) range for electric i4 in 2021; 390 kW/530 hp motor

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With fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, which also includes the latest innovations in the field of battery cells, the BMW i4 will achieve a range of some 600 kilometers (~373 miles). The highly integrated design of the system allows a significant increase in power density as well as a reduction in weight and manufacturing effort. BMW will introduce the electric i4 ( earlier post )—the Group’s first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range—in 2021.

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US drivers log more than 1B miles on E15

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According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today.

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BYD electric bus logs 746 miles in 24h period

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The BYD bus traveled 746 miles (1,201 km) over the 24-hour period, operating in three shifts. Each shift logged between 240 and 256 miles (386 and 412 km) before recharging the battery. The bus traveled a total of 240 miles before its first battery charge—nearly 100 miles (161 km) more than BYD advertises and 30 miles (48 km) more than is needed to service an average transit route in the Antelope Valley.

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New manufacturing technologies deliver lighter and stiffer 2014 Corvette

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Approximately $52 million of the investment went to a new body shop that manufactures the car’s all-new, lightweight aluminum frame in-house for the first time. The 2014 Corvette Stingray will deliver up to an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city (13.8 Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing Weight reduction Aluminum resistance spot welding in Bowling Green. Photo by Joe Imel for Chevrolet) Click to enlarge.

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UAV fully fabricated by additive layer manufacturing

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Cruise range at 38 kts is 45 km (28 miles). The project team worked in partnership with 3T RPD who undertook the manufacture and detailing of the design, as well as supplying laser sintering knowledge and expertise. Laser sintering—one of the possible processes used in additive layer manufacturing—allows the designer to create shapes and structures that would normally involve costly traditional manufacturing techniques.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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100K mile maintenance costs for the gas engine are estimated to be as low as $600. • With most owners charging their RAV4 Prime at night, they’ll start off each morning with 42 miles. Hybrid Systems are covered for 96 months/100,000 miles.

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Akasol manufacturing Li-ion systems for Daimler Citaro electric bus; Samsung cells

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Germany-based Akasol is manufacturing lithium-ion battery systems for Daimler subsidiary EvoBus. The leading European bus manufacturer plans to launch its new electric Citaro bus ( earlier post ) at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event in September. Series manufacturing of the Citaro electric bus starts this year. Based on the specifications we have developed to-gether, they manufacture battery systems for us with cells from Samsung.

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GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

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General Motors has begun manufacturing the electric motor for the Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. Putting more than half a million road miles on development versions of the Spark EV enabled engineers to optimize the performance of the motor by using a specifically designed bar-wound copper stator and unique rotor configuration.

Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Capacity of Tesla Roadster batteries versus miles driven using the three types of capacity measurement: range mode (blue diamonds), standard mode (red squares), and calculated Ah capacity (green triangles). A study of Tesla Roadster user data published by plug-in vehicle advocacy organization Plug In America (PIA) projects that the battery packs in the Roadsters will retain 80-85% of capacity after 100,000 miles (160,934 km) driven.

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Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

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It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of range, which remain—eight years after its first Roadster—the only such cars sold today that can make that claim. Manufacturing California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors Silicon Valley assembly plantsElectric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence.

Juniper forecasts HEV & EV sales to total 17M by 2020; Tesla ranked leading EV manufacturer

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The new study, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Consumer and Commercial Markets , found that electric car manufacturers are prioritizing range as the key issue. For example, in order to meet the expectations of the combustion engine vehicle market, Tesla and Chevrolet have focused their efforts towards ensuring that their models’ mileage range can exceed 200 miles on a fully charged vehicle. The top ranked manufacturers were: Tesla.

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Proterra introduces new extended range battery pack for electric transit buses; up to 180 miles

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Electric transitbus manufacturer Proterra Inc. With the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles (290 km) between charges. This newest high energy density battery complements the existing TerraVolt FC fast-charge battery which has been extensively tested over nearly one million customer revenue miles. has launched a new extended-range product line.

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New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel-cell bus achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range in a test demonstration for OCTA

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miles per diesel gallon equivalent. When the hydrogen tanks were fully depleted, the zero-emission bus (ZEB) operated on battery reserve for an additional 20 miles, to achieve a combined range of 350 miles. The fuel cell with stored hydrogen performed ideally as an on-board battery charger, allowed the bus to reach 350 miles without refueling or connecting to the electric grid. New Flyer manufactures the Xcelsior CHARGE H2 in forty-foot and sixty-foot lengths.

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Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for $1.6B new US auto manufacturing plant

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Mazda and Toyota have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The site for the new plant is in Huntsville, located approximately 14 miles from Toyota’s Alabama plant (Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.). The automaker is enhancing its commitment to the US market and will focus efforts on manufacturing and increasing sales in the country.

CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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A new techno-economic analysis by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and MIT has found that economies of scale for manufacturing current Li-ion batteries for light-duty EV applications (in this case, prismatic pouch NMC333-G batteries and packs) are reached quickly at around 200-300 MWh annual production. Process steps involved in Li-ion battery manufacturing (adopted from ANL’s BatPaC). Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Plug-ins

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GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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Maven members have driven more than one million miles. Some statistics: Maven members and Lyft drivers using Express Drive have logged more than one million miles on the road. Car Sharing Vehicle ManufacturersIn less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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SANY developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles

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China-based SANY, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, is developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles; two recent examples include a dump truck and a mixer truck, freshly rolled out of SANY’s intelligent flagship factory.

Groupe Renault unveils new strategic plan “Renaulution”; from volumes to value

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Mobilize will have four purpose-designed vehicles, two for carsharing, one for ride-hailing, one for last-mile delivery. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

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