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Jul 31, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Daimler Truck to realign production strategy

Daimler Truck and the works council have agreed on key points for the future orientation and safeguarding of the aggregate plants. The three locations Gaggenau, Kassel and Mannheim will specialise in different components of electrified drives.

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Jul 31, 2021 - 11:44 am

UK reservations open for the Peugeot 308 SW

The first hybrid Peugeot 308 is now available to order in the UK, with two different hybrid powertrains available upon launch. Deliveries of the PHEV are expected in early 2022. Prices start at £34,200.

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Jul 31, 2021 - 11:09 am

VW to upgrade Emden factory over summer break

Volkswagen has announced that it will be pushing ahead with a number of construction projects at the Emden site during the upcoming plant holiday. More than 1,000 employees and external workers are to work on around 300 construction sites between 2 and 27 August for the transformation to an EV production site.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 03:11 pm

US DoE to invest in emissions reduction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. A total of $28.1 million will be awarded to accelerate innovation in EV batteries and electric drive systems.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Scottish bank invests in Forev

The Scottish National Investment Bank has invested two million pounds in charging network operator Forev. The capital will help Forev to build a network of over 1,700 charging points at public locations across Scotland.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:13 pm

Tesla wants to limit battery variety

During Tesla’s conference call in the context of the latest quarterly figures, there were some interesting hints about the future direction of battery cells: Statements by Elon Musk indicate that Tesla wants to rely on only two different battery types in the future.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 01:26 pm

US Democrats suggest subsidies for used EVs

Two Democratic US congressmen have introduced a bill that would give tax rebates of up to 2,500 US dollars to buyers of used electric cars. In full. The US tax credit of $7,500 for electric car purchases so far only applies to new cars.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Daimler to present the EQE at the IAA

Daimler is planning eight premieres at the IAA Mobility from 7 to 12 September in Munich, five of which are fully electrically powered models. Among them is the electric E-Class counterpart EQE, but also a European premiere of an already presented electric model.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 02:44 pm

Audi releases two more Q4 e-tron variants

Following the sales debut of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron in April, two further variants are now expanding the portfolio: The Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series, and the Q4 45 e-tron quattro as an all-wheel drive variant are available to order now.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:58 pm

QuantumScape starts testing ten-layered solid-state cells

Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has announced the development of ten-layer battery cells in a recent quarterly report. The goal is to lead the new cells to similar capacity retention and cycling behaviour as the previous single- and four-layer cells.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:49 pm

CATL presents sodium-ion battery design

Chinese battery manufacturer CATL has unveiled the first generation of a sodium-ion battery developed by the company as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries and announced plans to establish a supply chain for the new technology by 2023.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:46 pm

Redwood gathers $700 million in investment

The battery recycling start-up Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has raised more than 700 million US dollars from a group of strategic investors. The money is to be used to finance expansion.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:06 pm

Continental & Siemens to cooperate on truck pantographs

Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will cooperate in the development and production of pantographs for trucks. The duo has in mind the electrification of road freight transport by means of so-called eHighways, as they are currently being tested in three regions in Germany.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Tesla plans sales strategy realignment

Tesla is planning a realignment of its distribution strategy, according to a report. The electric car manufacturer allegedly wants to get rid of showrooms in prestigious urban locations and instead focus on cheaper locations and delivery centres.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:53 am

USA to return to stricter vehicle emissions standards

The administration of US President Joe Biden is apparently aiming for a return to stricter consumption and emission standards for cars. There is also progress in the legislative process on President Joe Biden’s slimmed-down infrastructure programme.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:44 am

Allego to IPO via merger with Spartan

Dutch charging infrastructure operator Allego has announced its IPO. Through a merger with Spartan Acquisition Corp., a listing on the New York Stock Exchange is planned from the fourth quarter of 2021. In the process, a carmaker will also join the company.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:26 am

Hyundai & LG ES to build battery plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor and LG Energy Solution have reached an agreement with the government of Indonesia to build a battery cell factory in Karawang near the capital Jakarta. The factory is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2024 with an annual capacity of 10 GWh.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 10:54 am

Porsche vs Tesla reloaded

The run between Tesla and Porsche for the fastest lap time on the Nürburgring is entering the next round. Last round, the Tesla Model S Plaid prototypes at the Nürburgring allegedly managed to set a lap time of 7 minutes and 13 seconds.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:34 pm

Customcells to deliver batteries for Lilium

The electric air taxi start-up Lilium is relying on Customcells for the series production of battery cells for the seven-seater Lilium Jet. In future, the Porsche partner will be one of the main suppliers to make the existing Lilium battery technology ready for series production and produce it at its plant in Tübingen.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:24 pm

Daimler hungry for more CATL batteries

Mercedes-Benz will purchase more battery cells from CATL than planned for its accelerated electrification offensive. There is also new information on the announced eight cell factories with partners.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Minnesota adopts California emissions standards

Minnesota has announced a new policy to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. This makes Minnesota the first state in the U.S. American Midwest to do so.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:17 pm

LG Electronics & Magna launch joint venture

The announced joint venture between LG Electronics and Magna to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers, as well as complete electric drive systems, has now been sealed. The joint venture’s management team is also now in place.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:12 pm

Bio-Hybrid goes bankrupt

The pedelec start-up Bio-Hybrid has finally failed. After the management had to file for insolvency in April this year, the search for investors was unsuccessful. The start-up was dissolved in the commercial register in mid-July.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 11:17 am

Toyota lobbies for half measures in Washington

Toyota is trying to keep the Biden administration from introducing BEV-only leaning measures. Local media reports the Japanese corporation was lobbying behind closed doors to include more FCEVs and hybrids in the policy mix.

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