BYD NEV sales up 262.9% YOY in October

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In particular, the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) sales reached 80,003 units, soaring 262.9% By the end of October, the cumulative annual sales of BYD passenger vehicles topped 200,000 units. China Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volvo Cars building €1.2B EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia; third in Europe

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Volvo Cars will build a third manufacturing plant in Europe, positioning the company well to meet the continued demand from its customers for electric cars and capture future growth potential. Volvo Cars has an ambition to move towards annual sales of 1.2


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Volkswagen committing $7.1B to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America; targeting 55% BEV sales by 2030

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billion over the next five years in the North American region (NAR) (Canada, Mexico, United States) to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Software Vehicle Manufacturers

Volvo Cars sales down 17.2% in February, share of electrified cars increased to 33%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 42,067 cars in February, a decline by 17.2% Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up for 33.0% Sales of fully electric cars increased by 229.5% of total sales. Recharge sales increased by 7.0% of total sales. of total sales during the period. European sales in February fell 18.6% to 19,512 cars sold, with Recharge models making up more than half of total European sales during the month.

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Hyundai Motor and Unity partner to build meta-factory accelerating intelligent manufacturing innovation; digital twin

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The MOU pertains to the fields of smart manufacturing, AI training and study as well as autonomous driving simulation. Digital Twin Manufacturing Market Background Simulation Software-Defined Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

Lordstown Motors and Foxconn finalize sale of manufacturing facility


Lordstown Motors announced last night it has closed the sale of its manufacturing facility in Ohio to Foxconn after the two companies signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development.

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Volkswagen lays out its NEW AUTO strategy: transforming from manufacturer to software-driven mobility provider; Scalable Systems Platform

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Volkswagen Group executives laid out the basics of the new Group strategy “NEW AUTO – Mobility for Generations to Come”, which will see the Group realign from being a from vehicle manufacturer to a leading, global software-driven mobility provider.

Lightning eMotors reports $4.6M of revenue in Q1 2021 from sales of 31 commercial electric vehicles

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and sales of 31 zero-emission commercial vehicles, across five specialty vehicle applications for its wholly-owned subsidiary Lightning Systems. Q1 2021 Highlights: Despite supply chain headwinds, Lightning Systems reported Q1 sales of 31 purpose-built, commercial electric vehicles.

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Altris to manufacture sodium-ion cathode material in Sweden

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Sodium-ion battery cathode producer Altris AB ( earlier post ) signed a deal with AB Sandvik Materials Technology to house the company’s first industrial-scale manufacturing facility in Sandviken. Sandviken becomes the third of Altris’ locations, joining the company’s Head Office and Research Laboratory in Uppsala and Sales Office in Guangzhou, China. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

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Porsche expects more than 80% of new vehicle sales to be all-electric in 2030

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In 2025, half of all new Porsche sales are expected to come from the sale of electric vehicles—again, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. In 2021, Porsche increased its deliveries in all global sales regions.

EIA: EVs and hybrids accounted for 11% of US light-duty vehicle sales in Q4 2021

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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle sales in the Unites States have increased in recent months as sales of non-hybrid internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel decreased. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Sales

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Electric vehicles sales in India increased in November 2021 

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Electric vehicles sales in India increased in November 2021 . Electric vehicles sales in India is growing rapidly with the total registered EV sales of about 42,067 units. million units representing 26% of new sales in the global automotive market.

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ABB and HASCO create joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

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Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, are forming a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry. The joint venture will build on the existing successful relationship between the two companies, leading to the development of highly flexible and sustainable auto parts manufacturing within HASCO’s China-based operations. Manufacturing Robotics04/01/2022 Images are for editorial use only.

US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) will produce cryogenically milled tire tread (CMTT) and provide samples to researchers to advance scientific study on tire and road wear particles (TRWP).

Kia targeting annual sales of 1.2M BEVs by 2030; 14 BEV models by 2027 including two electric pickup trucks

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These core business aims include: Accelerating electrification and achieving annual sales of 1.2 Starting with an annual global sales goal of 3.15 The company will make the sales of these vehicles the focus of future business growth. million BEV sales in 2030.

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Volvo Cars reports sales of 58,667 cars worldwide in March, down 22.1%; electrified share increased to 36%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 58,677 cars worldwide in March, a decline by 22.1% In March, sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up 35.5% Sales of fully electric cars made up 9.0% of total sales. In the first quarter, Recharge sales made up 33.6% of total sales, while fully electric cars made up 7.9%. European sales in March fell 30.4% to 26,954 cars sold, with Recharge models making up more than half of total European sales during the month.

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Polestar 3 electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the US

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Polestar, the premium electric car brand from Sweden, announced that its first all-electric SUV will be manufactured in the United States. The forthcoming Polestar 3 will be manufactured alongside new Volvo vehicles at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-class player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023. Ensure industrial independence in Europe for the conception and manufacture of batteries, with an initial capacity of 8 GWh, reaching a cumulative capacity of 48 GWh on both sites by 2030. Position ACC as a major competitive player in supplying electric vehicle manufacturers.

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Chalmers study: ban on sales of fossil-fuel cars greatly reduces lifecycle GHG mainly due to tailpipe emissions; risk of carbon leakage in manufacturing

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The researchers considered emissions from the entire lifecycle—from the manufacture of electric cars and batteries, to electricity used for operation. The end result in 2045 will depend mainly on the extent to which possible emission reductions in the manufacturing industry are realized.

Lordstown Motors closes assets sale to Foxconn; JV agreement for MIH-based EV development

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Lordstown Motors, an OEM of electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, has closed the sale of its Lordstown facility and signed a contract manufacturing agreement and joint venture agreement for product development with affiliates of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn). Concurrently with the closing, Foxconn and Lordstown Motors entered into a manufacturing supply agreement for the Endurance. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background

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Stellantis aims for 100% BEV sales in Europe, 50% in US by 2030

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Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said that the company is targeting global battery-electric vehicle sales of 5 million units in 2030, reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger cars and light-duty trucks in the United States. Stellantis N.V.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E July sales up 15.8% from June; F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid up 23.4%; total sales down 31.8% y-o-y

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Ford’s electrified vehicle portfolio achieved a new July sales record, while expanding Ford’s electrified presence in California. Ford’s electrified vehicle sales were up 57.5% on sales of 9,103 vehicles, with Mustang Mach-E and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid leading the way with sales of 2,854 and 4,498, respectively. Sales of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E in July grew 15.8% F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid had its best sales performance since launch, with sales up 23.4%

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Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companies in the world. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co.

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EV sales in India: Hero Electric, Tata Motors, BMW

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EV sales in India: Hero Electric, Tata Motors, BMW. The adoption of electric vehicles is increasing every day and the sales of EVs is also rising in India. India has witnessed electric vehicles sales three times in the first half of the ongoing fiscal. EV sales in India.

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Volvo Cars chargeable models accounted for 25.5% of sales in July, 43% in Europe

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Overall, Volvo Cars reported global sales of 56,883 cars in July, down 8.7% The decrease was mainly a result of lower sales numbers in Europe, as well as an unusually strong global sales performance in July last year, when dealers started to open for deliveries after Covid-19 lockdowns. US sales reached 11,575 cars in the month of July, up 19.4% For the first seven months, US sales rose by 42.3% Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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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.

PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium closes $45M Series B; quadrupling manufacturing capacity

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The funds will support Ohmium’s rapid growth plan to quadruple hydrogen manufacturing capacity from 500 MW annually to approximately two GW annually by the end of 2022. The company has research and development facilities in the United States and India; manufacturing operations are in India. This funding allows us to expand our manufacturing capacity toward the approximately two GW per year target by the end of this year.

Dürr expands market access in battery manufacturing technology with cooperation with Techno Smart

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Dürr is positioning itself in this growth market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems. Batteries Manufacturing Market Background

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Nissan targets 40% of US sales to be fully electric by 2030

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Nissan North America has set a target that more than 40% of its US vehicle sales by 2030 will be fully electric, with even more to be electrified. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

Volvo Cars to triple electric car production capacity in Ghent after strong year of electrified car sales

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Volvo Cars is tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars. The share of Recharge cars as a percentage of total sales more than doubled in 2020, compared to 2019.

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UK: new car sales drop to lowest level since 1996, EVs up 16%

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in June, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Electric Car News Electric Car Sales Electric Vehicle Sales ev sales plug-in car sales plug-in sales Plug-in Vehicle Sales SMMT UK

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Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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The new module will be easily utilized by companies that are developing and manufacturing FC products for wide variety of applications, including mobility such as trucks, buses, trains and ships, as well as stationary generators. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

Ford develops and begins manufacturing new powered respirator; expanding other COVID-19 efforts

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Ford has also started providing manufacturing expertise to help scientific instrument provider Thermo Fisher Scientific quickly expand production of COVID-19 collection kits to test for the virus. In just three weeks under Project Apollo, we’ve unleashed our world-class manufacturing, purchasing and design talent to get scrappy and start making personal protection equipment and help increase the availability and production of ventilators. Health Manufacturing

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Dürr and Techno Smart partner on manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for e-cars

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Dürr is positioning itself in the growing Li-ion battery market as a supplier of production technology and is expanding its market access to battery manufacturers through a cooperation with Techno Smart, a leading Japanese manufacturer of coating systems. Batteries Manufacturing

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Honda targeting annual sales of 70,000 for electric Prologue SUV in 2024

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Honda announced an initial annual sales target of 70,000 units for the Prologue SUV, Honda’s first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV), when it goes on sale in 2024. Following the launch of Prologue, Honda-brand electrified vehicle sales will be boosted by the introduction of additional vehicles based on a new e-Architecture now being developed. Honda achieved record sales of electrified vehicles in each of the past three years, with sales momentum continuing in 2021.

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EVs new sales increased by 26% in global automotive market

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EVs new sales increased by 26% in global automotive market. Electric vehicles sales are rapidly growing day by day, in the first half of 2021 the sales have increased by 26% with 2.6 million units representing 26% of new sales in the global automotive market.

6K raises $51M to accelerate advanced battery material development and global expansion of additive manufacturing powders

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6K, a developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials for energy storage and additive manufacturing powders ( earlier post ), closed a $51M Series C financing round. Funding will also enable a tripling of production capacity for 3D metal powders at its 6K Additive division, increase the portfolio of powder product offerings, and expand its commercial sales activities globally. Batteries Manufacturing Materials

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 2: End of the Manufacturer Sales Phaseout

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Arguably the biggest flaw in the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit ( IRC 30D ) regulations is the triggering of a phaseout schedule of the tax credit when a manufacturer sells 200,000 total EVs (BEV and PHEV). Elimination of the Manufacturer 200,000 EVs Sold Phaseout Threshold.

Electric vehicles sales report FY2020-21

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Electric vehicles sales report FY2020-21. It has recorded the sales of 236,802 electric vehicles which includes the sales of electric two-wheelers (E2W), electric three-wheelers (E3W) and electric four-wheelers (E4W). Electric vehicles sales report FY2020-21. Sales.

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Lexus passes cumulative global sales of 2M electrified vehicles; HEVs and BEV

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Lexus announced that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles—hybrids and battery-electric—at the end of April 2021. The future expectation is that the sales of electrified models will exceed that of the pure-gasoline variety.

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Volkswagen of America reports Q1 2022 sales; ID.4 accounted for 4.2%

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Volkswagen of America reported Q1 2022 sales of 64,993 units (down 28.5% SUVs accounted for 76% of total sales in Q1; the battery-electric ID.4 sales totaled 2,755 units in Q1 (4.2%). The newcomer Taos racked up 13,674 units in Q1 2022 (21% of total sales.). Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturersfrom 2021). Tiguan, the top seller in Q1 2021 dropped 33% to 18,233 units in Q1 2022, while retaining its top selling position.

Mitsubishi Motors to raise proportion of electrified vehicles in total sales to 50% by 2030

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Raise the proportion of electric vehicles in the total sales to 50 percent by 2030. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Fisker finesses the Inflation Reduction Act tax credit changes with binding sales contract; “Transition Rule”

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The new credit removes the former 200,000-vehicle cap; all manufacturers have access to unlimited credits as long as they fulfill the other requirements of the bill. The credit will be available at the point of sale. However, Fisker believes customers may be able to retain eligibility for the full $7,500 credit for the 2022 tax year by converting their existing reservations into a binding sales contract for the purchase of the Fisker Ocean, per the Transition Rule.