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May 24, 2022 - 03:13 pm

Nidec to open axle drive factory in China

Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec announces the construction of a new electric axle drive factory in China. The factory in Pinghu in China’s Zhejiang province will be designed for an annual capacity of one million units and is scheduled to start production in October 2023.

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May 24, 2022 - 01:18 pm

Polestar becomes StoreDot shareholder

Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar has become a shareholder in Israeli battery developer StoreDot. In addition to the financial investment, both companies want to explore the use of StoreDot’s fast-charging silicon-dominated batteries for future Polestar vehicles.

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May 23, 2022 - 04:10 pm

Daimler Truck to buy 10 per cent stake in Manz

Daimler Truck will take a stake of around ten per cent in the German engineering company Manz as part of a capital increase. Both companies are also planning a pilot line for the production of battery cells and battery assembly at the Daimler Truck site in Mannheim.

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May 23, 2022 - 03:36 pm

Congo & Zambia to build up battery supply chain

As the world’s largest producer of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer wants to settle for the role of a raw material supplier. Instead, it wants to build its own battery supply chain in the country. A battery factory is also being considered.

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May 23, 2022 - 02:46 pm

Lancia to go fully electric from 2026

The Stellantis subsidiary Lancia has given more details about its planned transformation into an electric brand. Starting from 2026, all new Lancia models are to be purely electric vehicles. From 2028, the brand wants to sell exclusively 100 per cent electric cars.

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May 23, 2022 - 01:05 pm

BYD launches presales for the Seal in China

BYD has started pre-selling its Seal electric sedan in China. This means that the prices and technical data of the eagerly awaited electric car, which is intended to compete with the Tesla Model 3, are now known.

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May 20, 2022 - 02:47 pm

VW ID.4 production kicks off in Emden

The VW ID.4 is now also being produced in Emden. This means that the ID.4 is now built at the German sites in Zwickau and Emden as well as in the Chinese plants in Anting and Foshan. From autumn this year, production for the US market will start in Chattanooga.

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May 20, 2022 - 01:50 pm

Daimler Truck & Sysco sign MoU for 800 electric trucks

The US food delivery company Sysco has signed a letter of intent with Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) to purchase up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric trucks. The first eCascadia delivery is scheduled to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California location later this year.

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May 20, 2022 - 01:41 pm

Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan

Nissan and Mitsubishi have presented a jointly developed electric small car for the Japanese market. It is marketed by Nissan under the name ‘Sakura’ and by Mitsubishi as ‘eK X EV’ and offers a range of 180 kilometres, according to Japanese WLTP standards.

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May 20, 2022 - 12:39 pm

VW presents Board of their battery unit

With the European Company (Société Européenne) founded last December, Volkswagen wants to bundle activities along the battery value chain. The group has now presented six members to make the Board of Directors, headed by Frank Blome, which is to expand the battery business from Salzgitter.

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May 20, 2022 - 12:07 pm

Tesla considers BEV & battery factory in Indonesia

Indonesia’s investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia, is confident that Tesla will make investments in the country. According to media reports, Elon Musk has agreed to build a plant in Central Java province after meeting with Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo.

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May 20, 2022 - 11:57 am

Polestar lowers EV production targets for 2022

Polestar reported a new sales record for the first four months of this year. At the same time, the electric car brand is reducing its planned number of vehicle sales to customers for 2022 from 65,000 to around 50,000 units.

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May 19, 2022 - 05:18 pm

Hyundai & Kia announce major e-mobility investments

Hyundai and Kia plan to invest 21 trillion won (just under $17 billion) in electric car production in South Korea by 2030. The goal is to increase annual production from an estimated 350,000 units this year to 1.44 million units in 2030.

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May 19, 2022 - 03:44 pm

Renault Scenic Vision concept with battery & fuel cell

Renault has presented the Scenic Vision, a compact class show car that has both a large battery and fuel cell on board. The car can run on electricity from the socket and recharge from hydrogen while driving. The French company describes the concept as a “battery fuel cell drive”.

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May 19, 2022 - 12:43 pm

Mahindra to use MEB components

Volkswagen and the Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra are exploring the use of MEB components in Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. A cooperation agreement that has now been concluded sets the framework for further evaluation of the collaboration.

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May 18, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Genesis GV60 sales launch commences in the USA

Genesis announced the start of sales of its first electric vehicle GV60 in the United States. The GV60 will be offered in two packages in the USA, with the GV60 Advanced AWD starting at an MSRP of $58,890 and the GV60 Performance AWD at $67,890.

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May 18, 2022 - 02:40 pm

BMW i Ventures invests in Mangrove Lithium

BMW has joined Mangrove Lithium as the lead investor through its venture capital arm BMW i Ventures. The Canadian company has developed a process to transform virgin and recycled raw lithium into battery-grade material.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/24/xpeng-delivered-almost-35000-vehicles-in-q1-of-2022/
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