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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:57 pm

Kruger Energy orders 50 electric trucks

Canadian developer and operator of renewable energy power plants Kruger Energy is deploying its first two electric heavy-duty trucks and has ordered 50 more. The two electric trucks in the company’s fleet are two Peterbilt 579EVs.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:30 pm

Lucid to supply the front electric drives for Gen3 Formula E cars

The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has revealed itself as the supplier of the front electric motors in the current Gen3 racing cars of Formula E. The drive unit now presented by Lucid for motorsport has an output of 350 kW and consists of a motor, inverter, differential and gearbox.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:26 pm

Siemens & Skyway design eVTOL landing pads

The development of take-off and landing sites for vertically taking off and landing electric aircraft such as air taxis and drones is the goal of a new cooperation between Siemens and Skyway. To this end, both companies want to determine the electrical and digital infrastructure required to operate such vertiports.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:03 pm

Audi presents ‘Activesphere’ concept

Audi has now completed its quartet of electric Sphere concept cars with the Activesphere Concept. Like the other E-studies, the four-door crossover coupé has a special body feature: The Sportback rear of the Activesphere can be transformed into an open load floor at the touch of a button.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 11:51 am

Sono extends funding campaign for the Sion

Sono Motors is extending its campaign to save the Sion solar electric car – by one month until 28 February 2023. With the help of the funds raised during the campaign, the aim is to close the funding gap until the pre-series.

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Jan 27, 2023 - 01:25 pm

StreetScooter successor B-ON hires Hofmann as COO

The StreetScooter successor company B-ON has appointed Jörg Hofmann as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Hofmann will be responsible for the development and scaling of the existing vehicle production on a global level.

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Jan 27, 2023 - 12:46 pm

Peugeot prepares to launch the e-3008 and e-5008

Peugeot now also announces the 3008 and 5008 with all-electric powertrains. As the Stellantis brand explained during the presentation of its ‘e-Lion’ project, the e-3008 will be the first vehicle based on the new STLA mid-size platform and is to be unveiled in the second half of this year.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 03:25 pm

VW places major order with Onsemi

The US semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi has entered into a strategic partnership with Volkswagen. At the heart of the collaboration is the supply of components for a complete traction inverter solution for use in a “next-generation VW electric platform”.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 02:30 pm

Citroën presents electric car for India

Citroën has unveiled its first electric car to go on sale in the Indian market. The new ë-C3 is based on the ICE version, which the French brand launched in India last year, and will hit showrooms in February.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:57 pm

Fabrice Cambolive to take over as CEO at Renault

On 1 February 2023, Fabrice Cambolive will assume responsibility as CEO of the Renault brand. Until now, Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo has also headed the brand. Cambolive’s main task will be to organise the upcoming EV offensive.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:36 pm

Koji Sato to take over as new Toyota CEO

Toyota has announced a change at the top of the group. Koji Sato, previously president of the Lexus brand and the motorsport subsidiary Gazoo Racing, will become Toyota’s new president and CEO on 1 April 2023, replacing Akio Toyoda in this role.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:25 pm

GM to switch from pouch to round battery cells

General Motors reportedly wants to switch from pouch to round cells in future electric models. According to a media report, the change in cell format is also the reason why GM and LG Energy Solution apparently do not pursue their plan for a fourth joint US battery cell plant.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 04:49 pm

Volta Trucks confirms first 300 Volta Zero customers

Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks has confirmed that customer orders have been received for the first 300 production slots of its all-electric Volta Zero. This equates to more than 85 million euros in sales generated as a result.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 02:47 pm

Honda sets up new e-mobility business unit

Honda has announced the establishment of a new division to strengthen its electrification business within its organisational structure and accelerate development. This will be done not only for the car division, but also for the two-wheeler and powertrain business.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to build 4680 assembly & truck plant in Nevada

Tesla has announced a massive expansion of its site in the US state of Nevada with two new production facilities: one for 4680-format battery cells with a capacity of 100 gigawatt-hours per year and another for the series production of the Tesla ‘Semi’ electric truck.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 03:42 pm

Polestar releases comprehensive update for the Polestar 2

Polestar gives its Polestar 2 a comprehensive update for the new model year, including new engines and more powerful batteries. The single-motor variants are now rear-wheel drive, analogous to the electric drive system update for the Volvo models XC40 and C40 – but with more power in the Polestar than in the Volvos.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 03:28 pm

Sakuu hires Porsche to design battery gigafactories

Sakuu, a Californian developer of 3D-printed solid-state batteries, has commissioned Porsche’s consulting subsidiary Porsche Consulting to plan its targeted gigafactories worldwide. Sakuu currently operates two facilities in Silicon Valley.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 02:35 pm

Nanotech to set up battery production the UK

The US battery manufacturer Nanotech Energy has announced its intention to build a gigafactory in the UK that could be worth up to one billion pounds. According to the company, seven sites are currently being examined for this purpose.

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