Mullen takes over Electric Last Mile Solutions
After acquiring a majority stake in Bollinger Motors, the US electric car start-up Mullen has now also completed the takeover of the electric utility vehicle provider Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS). The takeover was not favourable, however, but should significantly accelerate production plans.Weiterlesen
GM retools and expands component plant in Indiana
In the USA, General Motors has announced it will invest $491 million in its Marion Metal Center in Indiana to supply electric vehicle production at GM assembly plants across the country. Stamping operations produced in Indiana are increasingly being used in the company’s electric models.Weiterlesen
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Ultium Cells looks to build fourth battery factory in the USA
Ultium Cells, the battery cell joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, is considering New Carlisle in the US state of Indiana as the site for its fourth factory, according to a company spokesperson.Weiterlesen
InoBat Auto tests battery assembly and cell production in the USA
Slovakian battery company InoBat Auto and US electric vehicle specialist Ideanomics are planning a three-stage battery development and production project in the US state of Indiana.Weiterlesen
Stellantis & Samsung to build joint battery factory in Kokomo
Stellantis and Samsung SDI have signed a definitive, binding agreement to build a joint battery factory. The previously announced plant is to be located in Kokomo in the US state of Indiana, with construction to begin this year.Weiterlesen
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Holcim & Magment cooperate on inductive charging
Building materials producer Holcim has entered into a strategic partnership with German startup Magment. The aim of the cooperation is to improve Magment’s magnetisable concrete technology for road surfaces, which can be used to wirelessly charge electric vehicles while driving.Weiterlesen
Ford & Purdue to improve charging via cooling
In collaboration with researchers from Purdue University in the US state of Indiana, Ford wants to develop a charging cable that, thanks to a special cooling mechanism, is supposed to be “significantly more efficient than usual products” and reduce charging processes “theoretically” to the length of a conventional refuelling process.Weiterlesen
Midwest states to build up EV infrastructure
In the USA, five Midwest states gave announced that they will work together to increase the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will form the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest.”Weiterlesen
Michigan joins the race for inductive charging road
Michigan is planning to build the first public road in the United States where electric vehicles can charge wirelessly while driving. However, the competition is on, since Indiana has already begun the first phases of such a project.Weiterlesen
EV charging in US Midwest with FLO & Electrada
FLO, an established charging network in North America, teamed up with Electrada to deploy charging stations across the Midwest. Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are first to receive Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations over the “next several years”.Weiterlesen
Alas for the unfortunate people of Indianapolis
In an update on the dispute between BYD and Indianapolis, it seems that now – because BYD’s very popular buses did not provide the promised range – IndyGo has ordered 13 diesel buses elsewhere and cancelled an order placed with BYD in December 2019 for five more electric buses.Weiterlesen
From Hummer to electric cars – SF Motors retools factory
EV startup SF Motors will invest 160 million dollars in refurbishing a former Hummer factory in Indiana to build its own electric cars. The factory will be able assemble the SF Motors SUVs in their entirety, including battery pack and welding. Trials may run this year.Weiterlesen
Honda starts serial production of Insight hybrid
Honda has flipped the switch to get the lines rolling at its Greensburg facility in the state of Indiana. They now churn out the Insight serially and the hybrid car is the fifth electrified model by the Japanese company and will be available in early summer.Weiterlesen
V2G, Manila, Chicago, Indiana, Milton Keynes.
V2G project: The Air Force unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles in Los Angeles. The PEV fleet includes both electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from sedans to trucks and a 12-passenger van. The vehicles include vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing them to feed energy back into the grid when not being used.
200 hybrid buses for Manila: Operator Green Frog said it will be investing 1.2 billion Philippine peso (26.7 million USD) to service 20 more routes with electric-diesel buses in the Philippine capital of Manila. The company currently operates eight hybrid buses.
Free charging in Chicago: Nissan has kicked-off its “No Charge to Charge” programme in the mid-western city. Buyers of the Nissan Leaf will have free access to 17 rapid-chargers installed in the region for two years. By mid-January about 30 chargers will be operating.
EVs charge for free: An Indiana utility charges homeowners nothing to charge their electric car at home overnight. Moreover, the Northern Indiana Public Service Company offers a subsidy of up to 1,650 dollars to registered electric-car owners who install a separate meter just for EV charging – a grant that in some cases covers the entire installation.
Smart Cities: Indiana-based Mahindra Tech has teamed up with The Open University and Milton Keynes Council to transform the British city Milton Keynes into a smart city. The focus is on transportation, electric vehicles, connected ecosystems and internet of things.