Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Our Covington facility will be the largest in North America this summer, but we encourage development of recycling facilities even larger than this one.

Toyota North America joins Auto/Steel Partnership

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Toyota Motor North America has joined the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP).

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Goodyear introduces its first EV replacement tire in North America: ElectricDrive GT

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new ElectricDrive GT, Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles (EVs). —David Reese, vice president, Product Development, Goodyear Americas.

Proterra sells more than 1,000 electric buses in North America

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With Broward County’s purchase, Proterra has now sold more than 1,000 battery-electric transit buses in North America. Introduced in September, the Proterra ZX5 features the most energy storage and longest drive range of any 40-foot electric bus available in North America today. Proterra announced that Broward County Transit (BCT) has agreed to purchase 12 40-foot Proterra ZX5 battery-electric transit buses with 660 kWh of onboard energy and the DuoPower drivetrain.

Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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Cummins Inc. will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions.

ADL unveils its first electric three-axle double-deck bus for North America: Enviro500EV CHARGE

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NFI), unveiled its first electric three-axle double deck bus for North America. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the world’s best-selling double deck bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).

Toyota Motor North America selects Cerence Browse to bring search engine-level intelligence into cars

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has selected Cerence Browse, Cerence’s AI-powered, cloud-based content domain, to bring the power and intelligence of internet search engines directly into Toyota and Lexus vehicles in its next-generation multimedia system.

Geely-owned Zeekr brand sets its sights on North America

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Geely means business, in other words, and the CEO of their newest premium EV brand, Zeekr, has eyes on America. more… The post Geely-owned Zeekr brand sets its sights on North America appeared first on Electrek.

Hyundai reveals IONIQ 5 EV for North America

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IONIQ 5 will initially be sold in Hyundai stores in the 10 zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) states plus Texas, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Arizona followed by a broader rollout in 2022.

New Flyer unveils Xcelsior AV: North America’s first automated heavy-duty transit bus

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New Flyer of America unveiled the Xcelsior AV automated transit bus, now in motion at Robotic Research, LLC in Maryland.

Nissan expands R&D with new Safety Advancement Lab in North America

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Nissan has expanded its Michigan-based engineering center, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), with a more than $40-million Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing.

California’s Foothill Transit adds 13 New Flyer hydrogen fuel-cell-electric buses; largest fuel cell fleet in North America

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This addition to Foothill Transit’s initial order of 20 fuel cell-electric buses, announced in October, now establishes North America’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses. Foothill Transit is based in West Covina, California, operating one of the largest fleets of electric buses in America and providing fixed-route service in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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General Motors and Honda today signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

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Trillium completes construction of largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America

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Trillium has completed construction of the largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America.

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Tesla stops taking Model S and Model X orders outside North America

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Tesla announced to potential buyers today that it stopped taking new Model S and Model X orders outside North America. more… The post Tesla stops taking Model S and Model X orders outside North America appeared first on Electrek.

NFI Unveils its 1st Zero-Emission, 3-Axle Double Deck Bus for North America, the Alexander Dennis Enviro500EV CHARGE

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The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the world’s best-selling […]. The post NFI Unveils its 1st Zero-Emission, 3-Axle Double Deck Bus for North America, the Alexander Dennis Enviro500EV CHARGE appeared first on EV Obsession.

Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. Enel X holds the leading position in demand response programmes globally, with more than 6 GW of demand response capacity currently managed and assigned in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

BMW of North America & California Bioenergy expand partnership to provide clean energy for EV charging

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The first automaker to collaborate with dairy farms on renewable energy projects, BMW of North America and California Bioenergy (CalBio) announced an expanded partnership to include Bar 20 Dairy, a farm based in Kerman, CA. —Adam Langton, energy services manager, connected eMobility, BMW of North America.

Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America

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more… The post Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America appeared first on Electrek. Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada.

Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California.

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REV Group receives order to build first fully-electric fire truck in North America

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When completed and delivered, the Vector will be the first fully-electric fire truck in North America. more… The post REV Group receives order to build first fully-electric fire truck in North America appeared first on Electrek.

Stellantis tests two new connected safety notification technologies in North America

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Stellantis is exploring two new connected safety notification technologies—Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud—in North America, giving drivers advanced notification warnings of potential hazards in their path. Greater connectivity speeds, improved hardware and expanded software expertise have opened new opportunities for Stellantis with safety systems being one of the many areas we focus on.

ATC Drivetrain launches remanufacturing solutions for electric vehicles in North America and Asia

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ATC Drivetrain, an independent global remanufacturer of automotive powertrain and drivetrain systems, is launching remanufacturing capabilities for electric vehicle systems at its Oklahoma City, OK facility to serve the North American automotive market and at its Zhangjiang, China facility to serve the Asian automotive market.

Schlumberger New Energy and Panasonic Energy of North America partner on new battery-grade DLE lithium production process

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Situated in Clayton Valley, Nevada, the pilot plant is just 200 miles from Panasonic’s large-scale advanced battery manufacturing operation, Panasonic Energy of North America, in Sparks, Nevada.

Kollter ES1 review: I tested North America’s first affordable highway-capable electric motorcycle

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Or at least they were, until the Kollter ES1 rolled into North America. more… The post Kollter ES1 review: I tested North America’s first affordable highway-capable electric motorcycle appeared first on Electrek.

Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle collaborate to expand recycling in North America

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Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, announced an agreement with Li-Cycle to recycle up to 100% of the material scrap from battery cell manufacturing.

Stellantis and Samsung SDI will open a Lithium-ion battery factory in North America [Update]

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Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution announced a joint venture on October 18 to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

Tesla Model 3, Model Y with AMD-powered MCU3 starts deliveries in North America

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Tesla has started producing and delivering Model 3 and Model Y vehicles equipped with AMD-powered MCU3 infotainment systems in North America. . The first Model 3 and Y vehicles with MCU3 (Infotainment Computer with AMD Ryzen) are now being produced and delivered in North America!

Hino to use Cummins engines in MD and HD trucks for North America; shifting resources to Project Z BEV development

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Hino Trucks intends to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. Hino will begin production of Cummins-powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plant in October 2021, using engines built by Cummins at their Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North Carolina. Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

Super Soco CPx 55 MPH electric maxiscooter coming to North America

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Australia-based Vmoto’s Super Soco brand has become a popular two-wheeled electric vehicle option on several continents, and now the company’s largest and most powerful electric scooter is coming to North America.

Toyota and Hino Trucks jointly developing Class 8 fuel cell electric truck for North America

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Hino Trucks have agreed to develop jointly a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market.

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Tesla pure vision Autopilot now rolling out in North America

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that pure vision Autopilot is now rolling out in North America. Replying to a Teslarati Twitter post, Elon Musk announced the rollout of pure vision Autopilot in North America, along with some other details about Full-Self Driving (FSD).

Stellantis and Samsung SDI to form JV for Li-ion battery production in North America; 23 GWh to start

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and Samsung SDI have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America. Earlier this week, Stellantis and LG Energy Solution entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America in a projected 40 GWh plant due to come online by the first quarter of 2024. Stellantis N.V.

Audi opens Automated Driving Development R&D office in Silicon Valley; ADAS specifically for North America

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Audi has opened its new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose to create Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) specifically for the North American market. —Frank Grosshauser, senior director, ADAS, Audi of America.

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North America’s most affordable 70+ mph electric motorcycle is already here and no one noticed

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But somehow a little-known, highway-capable electric motorcycle popped up in North America for just US $5,990, and it seems like no one noticed.

Alsco Uniforms North America launches fleet electrification program with Motiv Power Systems

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Motiv Power Systems announced the deployment of four all-electric step vans with Alsco, a global uniform service company.

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Tesla releases Model S Plaid Track Mode details as it rolls out to North America

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Tesla is officially rolling out the Plaid Track Mode to all Model S Plaid vehicles across North America this week. Plaid Track Mode now rolling out in North America [link] — Tesla (@Tesla) January 7, 2022.

New Honda Prologue EV to go on sale in North America in 2024; Acura EV to follow

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Honda’s first new volume ba ttery-electric vehicle—an electric SUV coming to market in early 2024—will be named “Prologue,” signaling a new electrified era that will lead to the company’s vision for 100% zero emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040. This vision calls for the sales ratio of battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in North America to progress from 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035 to 100% by 2040.

Tesla launches CCS adapter in Korea, confirms coming to North America ‘soon’

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However, the automaker has also confirmed that it is coming to North America “soon.” ” more… The post Tesla launches CCS adapter in Korea, confirms coming to North America ‘soon’ appeared first on Electrek.

Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

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Stellantis and LG Energy are going to open a joint ‘gigafactory’ in North America

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Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution today announced that they will form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

Lion Electric receives conditional PO for 1,000 electric school buses, the largest fleet in North America

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If approved, STC would become the largest operator of zero-emission buses in all of North America. more… The post Lion Electric receives conditional PO for 1,000 electric school buses, the largest fleet in North America appeared first on Electrek.

Volta Trucks accelerates expansion with 3 new vehicles, plans for North America

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In what the manufacturer is calling its “Road-to-Zero Emissions” strategy, Volta Trucks is focused on decarbonizing the logistic industry beginning with Europe, with expansions now planned for North America and Asia.