GM reveals plans for increased e-mobility investment
US automaker General Motors has now officially confirmed that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025, as previously leaked. GM has revealed some details of what the extra funds will be used for.
LG Chem, Controlled Power Technologies, Fuel cell trains.
Job motor Volt: Battery maker LG Chem is looking to hire 40 new employees at its facility in Holland, Michigan. There, production of batteries for the new generation Chevrolet Volt is set to start, hence the need for more hands, be it for maintenance or even engineering.
Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will showcase its water cooled compressor called COBRA at the 19th Supercharging Conference in Dresden this week. The hybrid system is designed for trucks and buses looking to reduce their carbon emissions.
Fuel cell trains for Germany: Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg signed letters of intent with Alstom Transport to start trials of fuel cell trains by 2018. Alstom hopes this to be the start of a broader initiative that could see up to 40 hydrogen regional trains running in Germany by 2020.
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Most clicked link on Thursday were the photos showing the inside of Tesla’s 85-kWh battery pack published in the Tesla Motors Club forum.