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Jan 24, 2019 - 01:28 pm

Nikola CEO makes job offers to laid-off Tesla workers

The recently announced renewed job cuts by Tesla have prompted the US startup Nikola Motor, specialising in fuel cell trucks, to make a special job offer: Nikola CEO Trevor Milton offers affected Tesla employees a job perspective in his company in a LinkedIn article.

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Sep 21, 2017 - 10:40 am

Nikola, Bosch, Electrovaya, Proterra, Ballard.

Bosch powertrain for Nikola’s H2 trucks: The U.S. start-up partners with German supplier Bosch in order to equip its upcoming H2 trucks Nikola One and Nikola Two with Bosch’s eAxle – a compact unit combining the electric motor, power electronics and transmission. The fuel cell vehicles’ market launch is due by 2021.
greencarcongress.com, autoblog.com, bosch-presse.de

Major order for Electrovaya: The Canadian battery specialist has signed a contract worth 4.3m Canadian dollars (3.51m USD) with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems. The reason is that Walmart intends to replace lead acid batteries of forklifts in one of its distribution centres through lithium ion battery systems.
greencarcongress.com, electrovaya.com

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New battery cell for utility vehicles: U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra teams up with Korean battery specialist LG Chem in order to develop a new cell, meeting particularly the performance and safety demands of the heavy-duty vehicle market. Proterra’s new battery facility in Burlingame/California has meanwhile started production. After an initial ramp-up period, the company hopes to reach a total output of 500 MWh annually.
proterra.com

Ballard joins Hydrogen Council: Canadian fuel cell specialist Ballard is now a member of the Hydrogen Council, which was founded at the World Economic Forum in January in order to encourage investments in fuel cell technology. Members are vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Kawasaki and Toyota, but also companies like Air Liquide, ENGIE, Shell, Linde, Total, Alstom, Anglo American, Iwatani, Plastic Omnium – and now also Ballard Power Systems
ballard.com

Aug 17, 2017 - 08:04 am

StreetScooter, EU Quota, BJEV, Chery, Nikola, FF

The post van is here: Deutsche Post DHL and Ford have officially launched the StreetScooter Work XL. Its base is the Ford Transit equipped with a custom-made electric drive and chassis so that the post also likes to call it their own personal ‘e-van’. Being essentially bigger than even the latest StreetScooter Work L, it features a modular battery system delivering 30 kWh to 90 kWh for a range of between 80 km and 200 km. A pre-series of 150 pieces is to see the light of the day before the year’s end, followed by another 2,500 units in 2018. While the e-vans will first be utilised by DHL, the firm said it may sell to third parties and also showed approval of partner Ford, with who it may cooperate further in the future. On top, a second StreetScooter facility is planned with the location to be specified next month.
dpdhl.com (Work XL), electriccarsreport.com (spec), reuters.com (further cooperation, new facility)

EU sales quota for PEV likely: Despite denial from Brussels, diplomats and sources close to the issue say an EV sales quota is “increasingly likely” and may come as soon as 2025 or 2030. The German Ministry for the Environment even went on public record saying it expects such a proposal by the EU Commission by autumn. Clearly, the climate among EU officials has heated up and calls for enforceable targets as well as constructive cooperation from carmakers are becoming ever louder. A minimum fleet quota would likely include plug-in hybrids not just EVs though and the EU said it is committed to technological neutrality in general.
climatechangenews.com, reuters.com (German Ministry of Environment)

1.7bn for EV development: BAIC’s subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) that specialises in EVs only has gathered 1.67 billion dollars in its latest round of financing. The money will be used to come up with the new models while expanding production capacities. Reportedly, Daimler holds a minority stake of BJEV since this June.
autonews.gasgoo.com

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Nikola goes off-road: As its fuel cell truck is open for reservation already, Nikola Motors is looking to catch new customers with a quad dubbed UTV, for utility “task” or “terrain” vehicle, or Nikola Zero officially. It sits four under the roll cage and boasts four motors, one in each wheel. The battery comes in three versions, 75, 100, and 125 kWh. Prices shall start at 35,000 dollars with reservations taken from January 2018 through a new Nikola unit called Nikola Powersports.
trucks.com, cloudfront.net (spec, pdf)

Chery seeks to charm the European market with the introduction of a plug-in family and some simply hybrid cousins. The first model to hit our shores will be a compact SUV due to debut at the IAA. Furthermore, the Chinese firm wants to set up distribution as well as an R&D centre in Europe.
automotiveworld.com

FF to quit FE? Rumour has it that Faraday Future will leave the electric racing series due to its on-going financial difficulties, The Verge reports. A final decision has yet to be made but could mean a premature end for a manufacturer that only entered the Formula E last year as Dragon Racing’s technical partner.
theverge.com

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Jul 3, 2017 - 08:21 am

Nikola, Ricardo, FMC, BEI, Rice University.

Nikola-One-TruckNicola has received 8,000 reservations for its hydrogen truck with a 320 kWh battery so far and wants to name the fleets involved in the next two months. In the meantime, the Nicola One is being tweaked to accommodate for wide ranging autonomy once it rolls off the lines by 2020. Weight is also undergoing a diet so to speak, while more storage and two doors shall make the utility FCV fit/ter for service.
insideevs.com

Strategic cooperation: Ricardo has agreed to support Chinese Future Mobility Corporation (FMC) in engineering a range of EVs for customers around the world. Led by former BMWi manager Carsten Breitfeld and backed by Foxconn and Tencent, the first concept is due this year allegedly and should be, if the firm wants to deliver by 2020 as planned.
tyrepress.com

Batteries made Down Under? Boston Energy and Innovation leads a consortium, that is in talks with Townsville in Australia to discuss a financial framework for the construction of a 15 GWh battery plant. If the MoU proves feasible, up to 250,000 EV batteries or about 1m “home battery units” could be made.
greencarcongress.com

Spare the platinum: Scientists at Rice University and colleagues from China have made a durable catalyst for fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to nitrogen-doped graphene. They shall replace expensive platinum catalysts eventually.
greencarcongress.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/01/24/nikola-ceo-makes-job-offers-to-laid-off-tesla-workers/
24.01.2019 13:54