Volkswagen says its battery supplies are secure

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Despite its plans to become the biggest EV-maker in the world by 2023, Volkswagen says it won't be affected by the tightening battery supplies that have roiled the industry, including Audi, the company's Volkswagen Group partner.

2019 105

AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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AKASOL will supply battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint hydrogen trains ( earlier post ), which have been ordered from Alstom by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association.

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Solaris to supply electric buses to Paris

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Paris-based Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE 8.9-meter electric bus to Paris.

2019 116

Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore.

2019 97

GKN Automotive supplies one-millionth eDrive system

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GKN Automotive is currently supplying a volume OEM with a semi-integrated three-in-one (incorporating eMotor, transmission, and inverter) eRad project for vehicles destined for China and Europe. And later this year, GKN Automotive will supply a global premium OEM with a semi-integrated three-in-one eDrive system. GKN Automotive will this month deliver its one-millionth eDrive system.

2019 79

Report: Tesla picks LG Chem to supply batteries in China

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In a first for the automaker, Tesla has agreed to buy batteries from Korean battery supplier LG Chem for models produced at its new Chinese factory. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the negotiations.

2019 101

Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers

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Hydrogen fuel-cell drivers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may soon have to find a backup plan—like a gasoline or electric vehicle.

Battery supply shortages may be linked to rising demand for nickel

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As automakers fret over materials and supplies of electric car batteries, it may not be lithium keeping executives up at night.

2019 108

Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

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A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a large enough supply of batteries to produce electric cars in large volumes is Tesla. Volkswagen has also announced a $10 billion investment in electric-car batteries, but those. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

2019 87

Ballard to supply Norled with 200 kW fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway

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—has signed an Equipment Supply Agreement (ESA) with Norled A/S , one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two next-generation 200 kW fuel cell modules that will be used to power a hybrid ferry planned to begin operating in 2021.

2019 142

Vitesco Technologies supplying electric drive for new volume-production models of Groupe PSA and Hyundai

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Vitesco Technologies, the drivetrain business of Continental, has signed agreements with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply the first fully integrated electric axle drive system for various volume-production models.

2019 108

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

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Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y.

2019 96

Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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GFL) registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years. The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co.,

2019 119

Dependable Supply Chain Services deploys Orange EV electric trucks as step towards zero-emission freight facility

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2019 95

UQ study highlights ESG challenges for critical metals supplies

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In a new study published in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology , University of Queensland researchers have highlighted the effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry. Research on metal criticality has predominately assessed the supply risk for metals at a macro-scale. Criticality studies focus on the likelihood of supply disruption and its consequences for importing nations.

2019 60

Hydro supplying ASI-certified sustainable aluminum for Audi e-tron battery housing

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The aluminum producer Hydro now supplies sustainable aluminum for the battery housing of the Audi e-tron EV. To do that, we need a sustainable supply chain.

2019 108

Mercedes-Benz Cars develops blockchain prototype for sustainable supply chains

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Mercedes-Benz Cars and Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management solutions in the cloud, have developed a blockchain prototype for consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain. Daimler requires its direct suppliers to pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.

2019 75

Shell Aviation, World Energy collaborate to increase supply of sustainable aviation fuel; SAF to Lufthansa at SFO

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Shell Aviation and World Energy are collaborating to develop a scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). As part of the collaboration, Shell Aviation and World Energy also announced that they have initiated the supply of SAF to Lufthansa Group at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The deal represents one of the most significant SAF supply contracts globally, with up to one million gallons of SAF to be supplied to Lufthansa over the duration.

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Study: new international agreements needed to ensure sustainable supply of minerals and metals for low-carbon energy tech

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A study by an international team of researchers warns that the global transition to global low-carbon energy technology could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals.

2020 78

CRU: Lithium prices plunging as hype meets reality; impact of new supply, disappointing BEV sales

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Weaker-than-expected demand in China is partly responsible, but the main driver has been the ongoing avalanche of new supply into the market, as plentiful cheap spodumene meets ample conversional capacity in China, the CRU analysts said.

2019 92

EV battery suppliers face glut of lithium, tight supply of other materials

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Lithium is a critical ingredient for today’s electric-vehicle batteries. Although a host of chemistries show promise—such as sodium-ion, fluoride-ion, or iron-ion—lithium-ion is proven, and the demand for it has been increasing rapidly as electric cars take off.

2019 105

Volkswagen Group Components supplies complete electric drive for the classic Beetle; based on new e-up!

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As a result, the electric engine and the 1-speed gearbox are produced in Kassel, while the battery system components are supplied from Brunswick.

2019 92

Mercedes-Benz to supply Venturi Racing for Season 6 of Formula E

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Mercedes-Benz announced a technology supply agreement with Venturi Racing in the run-up to the Formula E season 6 opener in late November at Diriyah. In Season 6, Venturi Racing will run two examples of the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01, alongside the cars fielded by the works Mercedes team, in order to accelerate the manufacturer’s learning curve in its debut Formula E season.

2019 79

BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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BorgWarner supplies its sprag one-way clutch for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first FCA US LLC mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry’s first PHEV minivan.

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LG Chem partners with Umicore for the supply of NMC cathode materials

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Umicore and LG Chem have concluded a multi-year strategic supply agreement for NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials to serve LG Chem’s needs out of Umicore plants in Poland, Korea and China. The supply agreement takes effect in 2020 and covers a total volume of 125,000 metric tonnes to be delivered over several years. Most of the volumes covered by this agreement will be supplied from Umicore’s greenfield facility in Poland.

2019 73

FCA joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network to help build a more ethical EV supply chain

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Simultaneously, FCA will work with RSBN to launch a global audit and trace of cobalt in its supply chain. Our commitment to the responsible procurement of raw materials is vital to the integrity and sustainability of our supply chain, especially as our electrification strategy ramps up. —Carl Smiley, Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, FCA.

2019 60

Irizar to supply 15 electric buses and infrastructure to Swiss city of Schaffhausen; Rhine River hydropower

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Irizar was awarded the supply contract for the first line of electric buses for the city of Schaffhausen by public tender. Once more the Irizar Group is showing its capacity to provide turnkey solutions by supplying buses and charging stations that meet specific requirements of a city.

2019 97

Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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Toyota will supply its fuel cell systems, including fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks and other key components to Caetanobus SA—the Portuguese bus engineering and production company—to build hydrogen fuel cell city buses.

Visiting EV-Supply in Bellevue

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Yesterday, I took a road-trip to Bellevue (near Seattle) to pick up the rest of my major EV parts from Carlo at EV-Supply. Most of the EV garages that I've been to have been a hodge podge of parts and people scurrying around like bees to get things done. This garage was no exception.

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BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. For many decades it was the seat of the worldwide spare parts supply of the BMW Group.

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Volkswagen Group Components supplying numerous components and parts for the production of the Volkswagen ID.3

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The core components for electric cars are developed and produced for the new electric vehicles at the Volkswagen Group Components plants: the electric drive comes from Kassel; the Salzgitter plant supplies its colleagues in Hessen with rotors and stators. Pre-series production of the ID.3

2019 92

AKASOL expands agreement to supply Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with batteries for electric buses

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AKASOL AG, a leading German producer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, is expanding its long-term framework agreement to supply a Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

2019 103

VW ID 3, 2020 Hyundai Ioniq, Lincoln plug-ins, battery supplies: The Week in Reverse

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What may cause delays in some electric cars? Which new electric SUV went into production this past week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 10, 2019. This week brought a lot of updates, primarily for the European market.

2019 104

Electric cars to be hit by supply disruptions

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The advancement of electric cars in the short-term could be affected by supply disruptions. That’s the verdict of a new report from the US Department of Energy entitled 2011 Critical Materials Strategy, which looks at supply challenges for five rare earth metals – dysprosium, neodymium, europium, terbium and yttrium. Electric cars Green cars Latest news DOE rare earth metal supply rare earth metals supply supply disruptions US Department of Energy

BMW Group signs €540M supply contract with Ganfeng for lithium from mines in Australia

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The two companies have signed a 5-year (2020 - 2024) supply contract for the lithium needed as a key raw material for battery cells. Sustainability and security of supply are important factors in the expansion of electromobility. Supply contracts will ensure the company’s security of supply up to 2025 and beyond. As part of its electromobility expansion, the BMW Group is deepening its existing business relationship with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi (China).

2019 60

Gevo and Avfuel enter into renewable jet fuel supply agreement; first long-term commercial supply agreement for Gevo ATJ

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Gevo has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corporation, effective 1 July 2018. The agreement with Avfuel is Gevo’s first long-term commercial supply agreement for its ATJ. The supply agreement contemplates two phases. During the first phase, Gevo will supply Avfuel from its smaller-scale hydrocarbon processing facility it operates in Silsbee, Texas, in partnership with South Hampton Resources, Inc.

2018 73

Tesla's head of global supply reportedly resigns in continuing exodus from automaker

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Tesla's vice president for supply management has resigned from the electric carmaker, yet another departure of a high-ranking executive from the luxury brand. The departure of Liam O'Connor, Tesla's VP of global supply management, was first reported by Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources who weren't authorized to speak publicly about the

2018 83

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.

2018 123

BorgWarner supplying global automaker with integrated EGR solution for reduced NOx emissions

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BorgWarner, a leader in clean and efficient solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is supplying its best-in-class EGR system to a major global automaker across different regions of the world.

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Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) suggests that, given the foreseen scaling of battery demand up to 2050, each may face supply risks, albeit for different reasons.

2018 123

JRC: Europe must take steps to boost supply of cobalt for EV batteries

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As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply already in 2020 and the EU must take steps to boost supply and curb demand without hindering the growth in electric vehicles, according to a new JRC (Joint Research Center) report. million in 2017 to 130 million in 2030, the overall demand for cobalt could increase threefold within the next decade, outstripping supply already in 2020. Cobalt supply chain at risk of concentration disruption.

2018 89

Dana and Valeo collaborate to supply complete 48V electric vehicle systems

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Dana Incorporated and Valeo announced a global collaboration to develop and to supply 48-volt electric-vehicle systems for new-mobility applications, including low-speed electric and hybrid e-AWD vehicles. The first system is scheduled to launch in early 2020 with a major European automaker on series-produced cars.

2019 69

Schaeffler supplying modular hybrid transmission to 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator

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Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission to the 2020 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility, as well as the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. We’re delighted to supply the Lincoln Aviator and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with our modular hybrid transmission as we further define the industry’s needs.

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