Tag: California

Jan 14, 2021 - 02:15 pm

Proterra to go public via merger with ArcLight

Proterra, the U.S. manufacturer of electric buses, has announced its initial public offering through a merger with investment firm ArcLight Clean Transportation. Existing investor Daimler Trucks backs the deal.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 04:58 pm

California to boost zero-emission economy

California’s Governor Newsom has proposed a 4.5-billion-dollar budget for economic stimulus in 2021. This includes $1.5Bn earmarked to help people and businesses purchase electric or hydrogen vehicles and equipment as well as funds for relevant charging and refilling infrastructure.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 05:26 pm

Mullen receives major order for the MX-05 eSUV

California-based electric car startup Mullen Technologies says it has received a potential major order. It said Florida-based Unlimited Electrical Contractors (UEC) has issued a non-binding letter of intent to purchase up to 10,000 units of the MX-05 electric SUV.

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Dec 14, 2020 - 01:24 pm

Tesla pauses Model S and X production

Production of the Model S and Model X in Fremont will be halted for just under three weeks. This is fuelling speculation that both models might be getting a refresh. Meanwhile, according to reports from China, Tesla has now also begun production of the performance version of the Model 3.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 04:53 pm

California Energy Commission invests in H2 stations

The California Energy Commission has approved a plan to invest up to $115 million to significantly increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations in the state. Up to 111 new hydrogen fueling stations will be built in California by 2027, including use by cars, trucks and buses.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 12:56 pm

QuantumScape publishes solid-state battery data

Solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has published performance data of prototype solid-state cells. The Americans company’s technology is said to be able to help improve the range of electric cars by up to 80 per cent compared to today’s lithium-ion cells.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Zero Labs presents platform to convert old timers

The Californian company Zero Labs has developed a standardised platform with which a large number of classic car models can be converted to electric drive. The platform is expected to be available from fall 2021, when the manufacturer also plans to publish a list of all classic cars that can be converted based on the […]

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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm

GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan

The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 10:19 pm

Karma is out to get Lordstown

Another lawsuit of electric carmaker against carmaker has made it to the US courts. Karma Automotive filed a federal lawsuit against Lordstown Motors, accusing the Ohio company of theft of intellectual property, breach of contract and poaching. It is not the design this time though but pure Infotainment.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 03:15 pm

CA utilities and CARB offer extra premiums for EVs

To increase the uptake of zero- and low-emission vehicles on Californian roads, California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer up to $1,500 for purchase or lease of electric vehicles. The offer began on the 17 November.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to join S&P 500 stock market in December

Tesla shares are now included in the S&P 500 stock market index after all. Tesla’s inclusion will take place on 21 December. In addition, Tesla has apparently found a new construction manager for the Gigafactory in Grünheide within its own ranks.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 12:52 pm

Nuvve uses merger to enter the US stock market

The Californian Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) specialist Nuvve has announced its intention to go public through a merger with the investment company Newborn Acquisition. After completion of the merger, the joint venture Nuvve Holding is expected to be listed on the US Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “NVVE”.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 03:20 pm

Kandi America receives CARB certification

Kandi America announced its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting the state’s stringent emissions standards. With this approval in hand, Kandi is now preparing to launch deliveries of the K27 to California.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:12 pm

Saueressig said to set up cell production for Tesla

The German company Saueressig Engineering appears involved in setting up machines for Tesla battery cell production in Germany and the USA, a local media report suggest. It would not be the first time that the Californian company relied on engineering know-how from Germany.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 11:58 am

Tesla investing in US production capacities

Tesla plans to invest 4.5 to 6.0 billion US dollars in 2021 and 2022 respectively to expand its production capacities for electric cars and batteries. This was revealed in a statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Oct 20, 2020 - 04:33 pm

Volvo Trucks North America awarded California EV grants

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. Deliveries are to begin next year, with the order expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 02:53 pm

California boosts ZEVs with $384 million

In California, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has just approved a $384 million plan for critical investments in clean transportation to boost the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 02:19 pm

Mullen Technologies has new plans

Mullen Technologies – the Californian-based startup that plans to sell Chinese-designed electric cars in the United States – has returned with new plans. Now there is a different first model and production plan. And not for the first time in the company’s history.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 08:37 pm

Tesla catches new saboteur in Fremont

Tesla told workers at its factory in Fremont, California, that an employee “maliciously sabotaged” part of the plant last month and was fired after an internal investigation, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg.

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Sep 18, 2020 - 09:30 pm

Hyundai to bring H2 trucks to US markets in 2022

Hyundai has announced plans to sell hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks in the United States by 2022. The Korean company has confirmed its focus on H2 fuel cell for commercial vehicles, aiming to increase global FCEV sales yearly to 500,000 units in 2030.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 02:41 pm

Vehicle-to-Grid with electric school buses

The San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) specialist Nuvve and electric school bus manufacturer Blue Bird have announced the launch of Blue Bird’s ‘Vision Type C’ and ‘All American Type D’ electric school buses compatible with Nuvve’s V2G technology across the USA.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:52 pm

VW partner QuantumScape hits the US stock market

The solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape went public on the US stock exchange. The company has agreed on a merger with the investment company Kensington Capital Acquisition. The shares will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “QS”.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 09:33 pm

US transit agencies buy BYD buses at preferential rates

BYD is taking part in a statewide contract that will allow American transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy BYD e-buses made in Lancaster, California. The agreement includes three models offered at competitive conditions.

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Aug 29, 2020 - 08:31 pm

SCE to install 38,000 EV chargers across California

Southern California Edison has got the green light for an expansive electric car charging infrastructure programme that will add about 38,000 new chargers throughout the utility’s service area in California over the next four years.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/14/proterra-to-go-public-via-merger-with-arclight/
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