Electric Last Mile Solutions announces long-term supply agreement with Wuling Motors

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Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS), a designer of intelligent, e-mobility workstations for the last mile, signed a binding, long-term supply agreement with Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co.,

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Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air. For their power, the motors are two and a half times more volumetrically compact than the closest competitor.

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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The company will start with an allocation of production that is distributed between itself and several Tier One sub-contractors in order to expedite the manufacturing ramp rate and delivery of motors to early customers. The motors can be made using rare-earth or ferrite magnets.

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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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Our RAV4 EV had a range of only 103 miles per charge and had no fast charging mode, so when Tesla announced their 310 mile range Model 3 in 2016 and its $35,000 price. We’re looking forward to buying our next Chevy when your 400 miles per charge Ultium battery platform is ready.

Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

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The rebooted Aptera Motors has teamed with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies on a long-range, volume production electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors. Now resurrected, with members of the original management team (Steve Fambro and Chris Anthony as co-CEOs) back at the helm, Aptera is targeting an electric three-wheeler that will travel more than 1,000 miles on a single charge with an energy usage of less than 100 Wh/mile. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Motors

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Volkswagen unveils European ID.4 GTX; dual-motor AWD, 220 kW

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GTX is the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. GTX has one electric drive motor on both the front and rear axle. With the dual-motor all-wheel drive, the flagship model of the ID.4

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Vicinity Motors releases specs for new medium-duty electric truck

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Canada-based Vicinity Motor Corp. Powered by a 150 kWh Li-Ion battery pack an electrical powertrain that provides up to 150 kW of power and 800 lb-ft of torque (1,085 N·m), the VMC 1200 has a 6,000-pound load capacity and an expected range up to 150 miles on a single charge.

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Hyundai Motor introduces electric double-decker bus

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor unveiled an electric double-decker bus—a first of its kind for Hyundai, and part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. As part of the company’s effort to increase efficiency and to reduce vehicle emissions, Hyundai equipped the all-new bus with a 384 kWh water-cooled high-efficiency polymer battery, with a maximum 300 km (186 miles) driving range on a single charge.

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9

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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

DAB Motors announced concept E electric bike 

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DAB Motors announced concept E electric bike . A french motorbike maker company DAB Motors has announced a brand new concept electric motorbike named DAB Concept-E. bhp) electric motor and is powered by a 51.8V bhp) electric motor and is powered by a 51.8V

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 electric motor developed for the BMW i4 delivers a maximum output of around 390 kW/530 hp, reaching the level of a V8 engine in current BMW models fitted with a combustion engine. Production of future-generation electric motors will no longer require rae earth materials.

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Lordstown Motors under SEC investigation for false pre-orders, DiamondPeak merger

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Lordstown Motors is under federal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for falsifying pre-order counts and its merger with DiamondPeak Holdings, company representatives said. Lordstown Motors said in a statement: “Lordstown Motors Corp.

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Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus to analyze applications of solar technology in commercial electric vehicles

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MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a Letter of Intent to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating Sono Solar technology into MAN’s eTGE electric transporter.

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Machine learning PODA model projects the impact of COVID-19 on US motor gasoline demand

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The Motor Gasoline Demand Estimation Module quantifies motor gasoline demands due to the changes in travel mobility. The model contains two major modules: a Mobility Dynamic Index Forecast Module and a Motor Gasoline Demand Estimation Module.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. —Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.

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Lucid Motors says Lucid Air to be the fastest charging EV yet; 900V+ architecture, up to 20 miles/minute charging

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Lucid Motors announced the Lucid Air will be the fastest charging electric vehicle yet offered with the capability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute. For owners charging their Lucid Air in real-world conditions on the road, that can translate into 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. —Eric Bach, Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Lucid Motors. 19.2kW AC onboard charger that can support AC charging speeds up to 80 miles per hour.

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General Motors extends second Chevy Bolt recall after vehicle fires

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General Motors is extending a second recall of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle due to unpredictable fires caused by the high voltage battery. General Motors said that 2017-2018 vehicles were most affected, but some 2019 models were also affected by the issue.

Lordstown Motors cuts 2021 production estimate for electric pickup to at best 50% of prior expectations

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The Endurance, with a starting price of $52,500, features four in-wheel hub motors and a 109 kWh battery pack for an expected range of more than 250 miles (EPA cycle). —Steve Burns, Lordstown Motors’ Chairman and CEO.

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NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. NTN’s latest in-wheel motor. NTN began work on in-wheel motors in 2003, deploying and testing successive iterations on different types of compact, lightweight EVs. NTN two-motor e-axle.

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General Motors partners Salton Sea lithium production for EVs 

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General Motors partners Salton Sea lithium production for EVs . General Motors has announced that it will partner with a renewable energy company’s lithium and power development in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field near Imperial for batteries for electric vehicles.

Renault boosts ZOE EV’s range by almost 15% to 149 miles with new motor unit

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The new R240 motor unit with integrated PEC. Renault has extended the range of its battery-electric ZOE to 149 miles (240 kilometers)—a boost of 19 miles (31 km), or 14.6%—in —in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) by using a new lighter and more compact R240 electric motor and an optimized electronic management system. The R240 is a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil, with a power output of 65 kW and torque of 220 N·m (162 lb-ft).

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BYD to unveil new electric transit bus and motor coach

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BYD will unveil a new electric transit bus (K7M-ER) and a new electric motor coach (C9M) at BusCon 2019, held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis 23-25 September. The K7M-ER has a range of up to 185 miles, 20 seats, and a charging time of 3.5 The C9M is 40-foot long motor coach, the first battery-electric motor coach of its length in the industry. The C9M has a range of up to 200 miles and can be equipped to have 49 seats or 45 seats with a restroom.

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Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach. The 260 kW Siemens motor delivers maximum torque of 3320 lb-ft (4500 N·m) maximum torque.

Hyundai Motor Group deepens partnership with Grab to accelerate EV adoption in Southeast Asia

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Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. The Group—including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation—and Grab will further develop new pilots and initiatives that lower the barriers of entry for Grab driver and delivery-partners to adopt EVs, such as lowering the total cost of ownership and reducing range anxiety. Hyundai Motor Group has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia to foster new mobility innovation.

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Lucid Motors highlights Service options and Warranty details ahead of Air deliveries

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Lucid Motors has announced what it will offer for owners in terms of vehicle service, as well as warranty details ahead of the initial deliveries of its first car, the Air. Credit: Lucid Motors. Credit: Lucid Motors. News Featured Lucid Lucid Air Lucid Motors

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Toyota Mirai drives 1,003 km (623 miles) on one fill of hydrogen

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The new Toyota Mirai has increased the world record distance to 1,003 km (623 miles). James Olden, an engineer at Toyota Motor Europe, Maxime le Hir, Mirai product manager and Marie Gadd, PR manager of Toyota France were the other 3 drivers.

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BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

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General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Electric vehicle spotlight (EVS): Sono Motors

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Our spotlight this go-around is on Sono Motors based out of Germany. This EV startup has developed a solar electric vehicle (SEV) called the Sion that can add up to an additional 150 miles of range per week by harnessing the power of the sun. Welcome back to another EVS.

Electric pickup startup Lordstown Motors goes public via SPAC; $1.6B transaction

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Lordstown Motors Corporation, a startup developing an all-electric pickup truck serving the commercial fleet market, merged with DiamondPeak Holdings Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The $1.6-billion transaction provides Lordstown Motors with $675 million of gross proceeds. In November 2019, the Lodstown Motors acquired the Lordstown Complex, formerly a General Motors Corporation (GM) factory.

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Lordstown Motors, short on cash, warns of possible closure

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Lordstown Motors says it is running out of cash for its future development of electric vehicles and might be forced to close its doors for good within the next year. Lordstown Motors is based in Lordstown, Ohio, and the company purchased a 6.2

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HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems

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HBK’s systems are used to evaluate all aspects of an EV’s powertrain, including the motor, controller, gearbox and inverter. Our equipment measures battery power, inverter power and motor power to determine each component’s efficiency at different torque-speed combinations.

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2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 first with new Ultium battery architecture; 24-module, dual stack, 350+ miles range

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The 24-module Ultium battery pack and three-motor Ultium Drive system will provide this all-electric supertruck best-in-class power output. The single-motor front drive unit will have a 13.3:1 Motor output can also be synchronized to simulate a locking differential.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The Rivian vehicles feature up to 400+ miles in electric range, a wading depth of 1 meter, lockable storage bins that can fit the bulkiest of gear, and the performance and precise control of quad-motor AWD. Rivian’s vehicles also feature a quad-motor system that delivers 147 kW with precise torque control to each wheel, enabling active torque vectoring and maximum performance in every situation, from high-speed cornering to low-speed rock crawling.

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Nikola Motor selects Nel to build 16-station hydrogen refueling network spanning 2,000 miles; first two underway

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Nikola Motor Company, which is developing a Class 8 hydrogen-fuel-cell electric truck ( earlier post ) has chosen Nel ASA as the sole equipment supplier to build a 16-station hydrogen refueling network that will span 2,000 miles. Nikola has already issued a purchase order for the first two stations; the other 14 will follow immediately after installation. We have thousands of trucks that have been reserved and need to be delivered.

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Toyota Motor Europe strengthens strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog in fuel cell bus business

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Toyota Caetano Portugal (TCAP), the joint venture of Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Salvador Caetano, strengthened its strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog by becoming the direct shareholder of the two Portuguese companies.

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Hyundai Motor Group chairman outlines strategic directions for 2021 and beyond

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In a New Year’s message, Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung outlined the company’s strategic direction and commitments for the year 2021 and beyond. This year Hyundai Motor Group will concentrate efforts to become a global electric vehicle powerhouse by launching dedicated electric vehicles built on the E-GMP, including Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5, Kia’s crossover electric vehicle and Genesis luxury brand’s crossover electric vehicles.

Panasonic, Tropos Motors reveal two concept electric commercial utility vehicles at CES

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Panasonic, in collaboration with electric utility vehicle maker Tropos Motors, revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles at CES.

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Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Drivers will benefit from crisper acceleration performance, since the new motor shaves almost two seconds off ZOE’s 80-to-120 km/h time. WLTP certification of the R110 motor is in progress. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Lucid Motors officially launches the Lucid Air

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Lucid Motors has officially launched the Lucid Air – the 1000-plus horsepower, luxury EV with a world-beating range of up to 517 miles.

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Elio Motors unveils prototype 3-wheeler

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Startup Elio Motors unveiled its prototype 3-wheeler at a press event in Michigan. Equipped with a 8-gallon (30-liter) fuel tank, the car has a range of around 672 miles (1,081 km). The car is powered by an inline, 3-cylinder, 1-liter, 70 hp (52 kW) gasoline fuel-injected, SOHC engine and has projected fuel economy of 84 mpg (2.8 l/100km) on the highway and 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) in the city. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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Alpha Motor unveiled new Wolf+ pure electric pickup truck 

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Alpha Motor unveiled new Wolf+ pure electric pickup truck . Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled a new Wolf+ (Wolf plus) a pure electric pickup truck that is built on a shared platform. It has a loading capacity of 3,050kg (6,724lbs) and it can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.9

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. The Air will be capable of more than 400 miles range and 0-60 mph in under 2.5

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