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 101

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 115

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 87

Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

2019 95

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 91

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 141

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 107

Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

Green Car Reports

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 80

Toyota expands battery supply with CATL deal

Green Car Reports

As it gradually moves to begin selling more plug-in and electric cars, Toyota is widening its net to secure more batteries. Japan's largest automaker signed a deal this week to buy batteries from Chinese suppliers Contemporary Amex Technologies (CATL) and BYD. The agreement adds to a January deal Toyota signed to buy batteries from Panasonic. lithium batteries

2019 53

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 118

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 90

Daimler Trucks & Buses and CATL enter global Li-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks

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Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks. CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2. Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

2019 74

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 82

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 74

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 91

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

BASF and Toray Advanced Composites sign supply agreement to bring CFRT tape to the automotive industry

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Toray Advanced Composites and BASF signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets. The supply agreement enhances manufacturing capacity providing wider commercial availability of CFRT materials, which will enable the adoption of advanced materials for lightweight, structural components in a wide range of industrial markets.

2019 70

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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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.

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.

2018 115

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 102

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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New Flyer to supply six battery-electric Xcelsior buses to Brampton Transit; CUTRIC supported zero-emission bus program

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It supports research and development through industry-academic collaborations that bring innovation, design, and manufacturing to Canada’s transportation supply chain; ultimately reducing fuel consumption and building a blueprint for Canadian Smart Mobility development. New Flyer Industries Canada, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.

2019 93

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

Solaris wins $106M contract for supply of 130 articulated electric buses to Warsaw

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City transport operator Miejskie Zak?ady ady Autobusowe w Warszawie (MZA) has ordered 130 Solaris electric buses for nearly PLN 400 million (US$106 million). The articulated Urbino 18 electrics will be delivered to the capital of Poland in 2020. The order for 130 articulated electric buses is the biggest tender of its kind in Europe yet. Solaris electric buses have been ordered so far by 60 cities in 17 countries, and have traveled more than 14 million kilometers since 2011.

2019 82

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

Green Car Reports

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 94

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.

2018 105

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 88

Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models. The agreements cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and the existing CMA modular vehicle platforms and represent a major step towards realizing Volvo Cars’ ambitious electrification strategy.

2019 91

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 122

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

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 122

ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

2018 107

EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1%

2018 123

Continental supplying 48V Eco-Drive for Jeep Wrangler eTorque mild-hybrid system

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Continental’s liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive—a belt-driven starter generator with integrated inverter— supports FCA US’ eTorque mild-hybrid technology in the new Jeep Wrangler. Earlier post.).

2019 107

Daimler joins multiple initiatives for a sustainable raw material supply chain; future focus on battery cell supply chain

Green Car Congress

As part of the offensive for a sustainable raw material supply chain, Daimler AG joins forces with associations, organizations and competitors in a number of initiatives. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains. In this way, the sustainable procurement of conflict minerals is promoted and more transparency is created in the supply chain.

2018 65

Eaton to supply high-performance inverters for battery-electric passenger vehicle for PSA JV

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business was chosen by Nidec-PSA Emotors (Emotors), a joint venture between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA, to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform. Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery electric vehicle.

2019 79

UK launches £35M research network to transform the steel supply chain

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The aim of SUSTAIN is to transform the whole steel supply chain, making it cleaner, greener and smarter, and more responsive to the fast-changing needs of customers.

2019 89

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 72

Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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The Association was established in October 2017 to promote the commercialization of a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain and to bridge entities including industry, academia, and government throughout the prefecture in order to achieve this.

2018 98

Continental supplying first turbocharger with aluminum housing

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The water-cooled aluminum turbine housing. Click to enlarge. Continental’s powertrain developers have launched series production of the first car turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing. Integration of the unit in the three-cylinder, 1.5L

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