Michigan State University deploys full-size autonomous electric bus

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Michigan State University officially has deployed its full-size autonomous electric bus ( earlier post ) and is accepting passengers on the 2.5-mile campus route.

LG Energy Solution investing $1.7B to quintuple battery plant capacity in Michigan

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Michigan. LGES’ expansion will quintuple the plant’s capacity to help produce battery components into the future as Michigan’s electric vehicle industry grows. The two companies have a longstanding relationship, and GM acted as a key partner in bringing LG to Michigan in 2010. LG Energy Solution, formerly known as LG Chem Michigan, manufactures large lithium-ion polymer battery cells and packs for electric vehicles. LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing $1.7

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Mustang Mach-E first EV to pass Michigan State Police tests

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The Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV has become the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation. Michigan State Police will publish results for vehicles tested on its website later in the fall.

Roush will assemble Bollinger Motors’ electric trucks in Michigan

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The companies announced Monday that Roush will assemble Bollinger’s lineup of Class 3 through Class 6 electric trucks at a scalable facility in Livonia, Michigan. Bollinger Motors’ lineup of commercial electric trucks has a contract manufacturer: Roush Industries.

Graphex Group to build graphite processing facility in Warren, Michigan

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The talent base, existing automotive supply chain infrastructure, available state and local support and available incentives, and proximity to customers at the heart of the automotive industry, helped to differentiate Michigan from competing regions for this first foothold for Graphex in the US.

Ford submits all-electric police pilot vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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As part of its more than $30-billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries.

Michigan announces wireless charging pilot, state-funded EV charging network

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Over the past decade, Michigan, the traditional home of the U.S. Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Witmer introduced two projects that could go a long way to turn that impression around: one involving.

DOE collaborating with Michigan to advance hydrogen and fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) aiming to enhance collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell research and development (R&D) with the state of Michigan to promote private investment and domestic job creation. Michigan and DOE will also work to develop emerging hydrogen infrastructure technologies and grow the domestic supply chain.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police test

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Ford Mustang Mach-E, or rather the ‘Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle’ based on the Mach-e, has passed the Michigan State Police test. more… The post Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police test appeared first on Electrek.

Michigan EGLE awards $1.7 million for 36 EV fast charger stations

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Drivers of electric vehicles will have more locations to recharge their vehicle’s batteries as they travel across Michigan through $1.7 million ($1,683,297.84) in grants announced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for direct current fast chargers (DCFC) along well-traveled routes. million allocated to Michigan from the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement.

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Michigan State University introduces electric autonomous bus through collaboration with state, Karsan and ADASTEC

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Michigan State University introduced an electric autonomous bus that will serve students, staff and faculty beginning early 2022 as part of the campus’ smart mobility ecosystem.

Ford to produce 50,000 Airon ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing in Michigan the Airon pNeuton model A ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.

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Consumers Energy commits to powering 1M EVs in Michigan by 2030

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Michigan utility Consumers Energy is committing to powering 1 million electric vehicles by 2030. Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience, said Consumers Energy expects to see 1 million EVs in just the communities where it provides electricity, which means most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula excluding the Detroit area. Today, there are about 30,000 registered EVs in Michigan, but electric vehicle sales have been growing by 20% annually.

General Motors makes $7B EV investment in Michigan official

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Today, General Motors made its $7 billion plan to expand electric vehicle and EV parts manufacturing in Michigan official. billion to develop new facilities in Michigan and contribute 4,000 new jobs while retaining an additional 1,000.

GM, University of Michigan show automated safety features preventing crashes

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General Motors partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

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In Pursuit of 0 Emissions, Ford Submits All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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The post In Pursuit of 0 Emissions, Ford Submits All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle for Michigan State Police testing appeared first on EV Obsession. 100% Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles Ford EV Michigan Police EVSDEARBORN, Mich.,

GM investing $6.6B in Michigan to ramp up battery cell and electric truck manufacturing

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General Motors will invest more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, significantly increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. The investment includes construction of a new Ultium Cells battery cell plant in Lansing with LG and the conversion of GM’s assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan for production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the electric GMC Sierra.

Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) designed to improve transportation for communities in Southeast Michigan.

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Michigan will get a new graphite processing factory to support US EV battery production [Update]

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Graphex Technologies has entered into an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture with Emerald Energy Solutions to construct and operate a graphite processing facility in Michigan.

Michigan schools select Proterra powered electric school buses and charging systems for 5y pilot

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In Michigan, Ann Arbor and Roseville public schools have selected the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology ( earlier post ) and the Proterra 60kW charging system for a five-year pilot program, in partnership with DTE Energy and Hoekstra Transportation. Ann Arbor and Roseville will share their findings on pupil transportation with the electric school buses with the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation.

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Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. This new site expands TRI’s closed-course testing capabilities, adding to partnerships with GoMentum Station in California, and Mcity and the American Center for Mobility in Michigan. Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology.

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Kia EV6 pricing, Made-in-Michigan GM EVs, Foxconn’s Lordstown: Today’s Car News

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GM on Tuesday announced plans to convert its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan for production of Foxconn is getting ready to help make the Lordstown Endurance electric truck. The Kia EV6 costs a little more than its Ioniq 5 cousin.

GM to invest $6.5B for EV and battery production facilities in Michigan

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billion to develop two facilities in Michigan responsible for electric vehicle and EV battery production, a new report from Detroit News says. The two new plants will produce 4,000 new jobs in Michigan. for EV and battery production facilities in Michigan appeared first on TESLARATI.

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

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The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan's revision to its franchise law. Politics sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state lawsTesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal.

Michigan will get a new graphite processing factory to support US EV battery production

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Graphex Technologies has entered into an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture with Emerald Energy Solutions to construct and operate a graphite processing facility in Michigan.

New University of Michigan Study: Electric Vehicle Charging Methods Can Impact Emissions

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The post New University of Michigan Study: Electric Vehicle Charging Methods Can Impact Emissions appeared first on EV Obsession. Batteries EV Charging Stations Specific Technologies electric vehicle charging The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) University of Michigan Study

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

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Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model as a threat. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships

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University of Michigan uses recycled Kevlar fiber to solve lithium-sulfur battery life cycle issues

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The University of Michigan Chemical Sciences and Engineering team, led by Professor Nicholas Kotov, has developed a “new biologically inspired battery membrane” with recycled Kevlar fibers that could quintuple electric vehicle ranges and have a lifespan of 1,000 cycles.

LG announces a $1.7B ramp-up, 1,200 new jobs, at its Michigan EV battery factory

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billion and creating 1,200 jobs at its existing EV battery factory in Holland, Michigan. ramp-up, 1,200 new jobs, at its Michigan EV battery factory appeared first on Electrek. LG Energy Solution is investing $1.7

Rivian, Volvo, and 56 others urge Michigan governor to support electric trucks and buses

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The Electrification Coalition delivered a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday, backed by 58 businesses , including Rivian, Volvo, EVgo, and Arrival , to name a few.

Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

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Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealershipsBut Tesla now has one store in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers. However, that location is only a "gallery" where consumers can look at cars, but can't buy. CHECK.

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Biden pitches $174B electric vehicle plan at Ford in Michigan

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US President Joe Biden is making the case for his electric vehicle plan today during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Dearborn, Michigan, this afternoon. more… The post Biden pitches $174B electric vehicle plan at Ford in Michigan appeared first on Electrek.

Michigan to get 200 more EV chargers, 100 of which will be fast chargers, by 2024

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Michigan public utility Consumers Energy , which serves 6.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents, today announced that it will install 200 new electric vehicle chargers across the state by the end of 2023.

Inline-6 turbodiesel in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup to be built in Michigan

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During the new truck's launch at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM product chief Mark Reuss hinted at a future announcement regarding the next-generation truck and the Michigan city of Flint, where it. Manufacturing Diesels Michigan TurbodieselsThe forthcoming diesel-powered 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will, without a doubt, thump with the Heartbeat of America.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Tests

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Ford Mustang Mach-E became the first BEV to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

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But plans for such a network in Michigan recently hit a roadblock. Michigan electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkIn multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. Last week, local utility Consumers Energy withdrew its request to install public electric-car charging stations at an estimated cost of $15 million. DON'T MISS: California.

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

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Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships state lawsIt was the final decision in a process that kicked off in October 2014. That was when a last-minute wording change in state franchise law foreclosed the electric-car maker's ability to sell cars directly to buyers, its business.

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GM to start autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

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On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan ( earlier post ), General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. Testing is already underway on GM’s Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan, and with the passage of the SAVE Act legislation will now expand to public roads on the facility’s outskirts.

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GM goes all-in on EV battery development with new Michigan facility

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The legacy automaker announced today that it would be building a new battery cell research and innovation facility, known as the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, in Warren, Michigan. General Motors is going all-in on its electric vehicle investment.

Tesla Doubles Down On Fight For Direct Sales In Michigan, Detroit Three's Home Turf

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Last October, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill prohibiting carmakers from selling vehicles directly to customers in the state. The legislation came after fierce campaigning by Michigan's franchised auto. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars sales state lawsTesla Motors can't sell its electric cars in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers, but it's long wanted to change that.

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SK Siltron CSS to invest $300M in new Michigan plant for silicon carbide wafers for EV power systems

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The expansion will more than double the company’s Michigan employee base and add a new site in Bay City, Mich., SK Siltron, a global maker of semiconductor wafers based in South Korea, acquired the Michigan silicon carbide wafer business in 2019 and established SK Siltron CSS as a US subsidiary. Since then, SK Siltron CSS has doubled its employee base in Michigan, currently employing approximately 130 skilled workers and professional engineers.

Michigan representative: roll fuel economy rules back to 'reasonable' level

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emissions Michigan CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyRight now, the debate over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is in full swing. Today, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) by 2025 for vehicles sold in the U.S. But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled.