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Volvo delivers first heavy electric truck to Africa; Volvo FE Electric for refuse collection in Rabat, Morocco

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Volvo Trucks has delivered its first heavy electric truck to Rabat, Morocco. Morocco has ambitious climate goals, based on large investments in renewable energy. The customer is the refuse collection company Arma, and this is the first heavy battery-electric truck from a global manufacturer to be in commercial operation in Africa.

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Elcora receives manganese production license in Morocco

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This license allows Elcora to mine, extract, process and sell manganese from its 16 km² mining concession in Morocco. The Atlas Fox Deposit had been mined until the mid-1950s (when the French colonial rule in Morocco came to an end), leaving on-site about 40 extracted manganese ore piles and numerous surface veins and pits.

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LFP Cathodes — Made in Morocco, Financed by China, Exported to the West

CleanTechnica EVs

The USA has effectively locked out Chinese batteries from its domestic market, but what if components like LFP cathodes are made in Morocco, in a factory financed by a Chinese–Korean partnership? Sounds complicated, but it might just work, as Morocco has a free […]

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Stella Terra drove 1,000 km across Morocco powered only by the sun

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The world’s first off-road solar car, Stella Terra, has completed a 1,000-kilometre test drive from northern Morocco to the Sahara using power drawn from the sun. In Morocco, the solar car traveled through dry riverbeds, forest area, along steep mountain trails and through the loose desert sand.

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Elcora options to purchase existing manganese mine in Morocco; additive to Atlas Fox

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Elcora Advanced Materials has signed , through its Ermazon SARL wholly owned subsidiary, a binding agreement with exclusive long-term mining production rights and option to purchase a 16 km² manganese mining concession in Morocco. This manganese deposit had been mined until a few years ago when COVID rules prevented further development.

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Tesla Superchargers Have Entered Africa, Starting in Morocco

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In May 2020, I chatted with a friend in the Tesla community who lives in Morocco. He had a special request for Elon Musk: “Morocco needs Tesla Supercharging stations.”

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The world’s longest subsea cable that will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK just got a big boost

Electrek

A plan to build the world’s longest subsea cable that will carry clean energy from Morocco to the UK just got streamlined. more… The post The world’s longest subsea cable that will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK just got a big boost appeared first on Electrek.

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