Tag: North America

Mar 30, 2020 - 04:21 pm

BYD forms FinDreams to sell components

BYD will be offering electric car components to third parties in order to diversify their income sources in the face of dwindling demand for cars. The components business is to be conducted through the recently founded sub-brand FinDreams.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 11:51 am

Ford & GM show low electric vehicle production targets

Despite commitments to e-mobility by Ford and General Motors, the two largest US American carmakers intend to produce only about 320,000 electric vehicles in North America by 2026, which is only about five per cent of the combined vehicle production of both manufacturers there.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 01:21 pm

BMW halts plans for the iX3 in the USA

According to a report, BMW has put on hold its plans to offer the all-electric iX3 in the USA from the first half of 2021. In a market where long-range and all-wheel-drives are preferred, the sales environment for the electric car looks difficult.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Daimler tests e-semi-trailers and trucks in North America

Daimler Trucks is launching another eight fully-electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. Over a period of 22 months, 14 different customers from a range of sectors will operate six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 within their daily transport business.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 01:36 pm

EVBox opens North America HQ near Chicago

EVBox, the Dutch charging infrastructure specialist belonging to the energy group Engie, has signed the lease for its first North American headquarters and production facility in the US state of Illinois. It is located in Libertyville, 65 kilometres north of Chicago.

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Feb 13, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Tesla presents environmental deal for Gigafactory 4

There are updates on Tesla’s planned Gigafactory in Brandenburg: Tesla presented an environmental protection package in response to demands from nature conservationists. According to the package, Tesla wants to hang up about 400 nesting boxes and resettle several forest ant colonies.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 09:40 pm

Volkswagen plans innovation centre in the USA

Volkswagen is cooperating with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy to establish its first innovation centre in North America. Research at the “Innovation Hub” will include research into electrification.

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Nov 22, 2019 - 11:19 am

Webasto reveals battery solutions for North America

In the Ford booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas just passed, Webasto exhibited the Mustang Lithium a battery-electric prototype showcasing the 800-volt battery from their new modular battery system. The German company has also released new thermal management and charging solutions.

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Nov 15, 2019 - 02:11 pm

Details leaked: Ford e-SUV Mustang Mach-E

Although Ford’s electric SUV Mustang Mach-E will only be officially presented on Sunday evening at the LA Auto Show, details have leaked out on the official website. So now that the cat, well the horse, is out of the bag, here it is.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Byton reveals the serial M-Byte at the IAA

At the IAA, Byton presented the series version of the M-Byte. The first deliveries to customers in China are slightly behind schedule and will begin in mid-2020. In Europe and North America, the company’s debut current will be launched in 2021.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Tesla may narrowly miss a record-breaking quarter

The American electric car manufacturer Tesla wanted to break its record of 90,700 vehicles delivered in the second quarter. However, Tesla is likely to miss the target by a narrow margin. Apparently, Tesla’s head of production, Peter Hochholdinger, has also left the Californian electric car company.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 12:30 pm

BYD opens montage factory for e-buses in Canada

BYD has opened its first Canadian electric bus assembly plant. The approximately 14,000 square metre plant in Newmarket near Toronto will initially assemble buses for the Toronto Transit Commission, which has ordered ten electric buses with an option for a further 30.

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May 17, 2019 - 01:08 pm

Proterra launches energy ecosystem

US heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Proterra has just launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions, a suite of turnkey options for electric fleets. The ecosystem includes design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization for charging infrastructure.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Infiniti plans 2020 withdrawal from Western Europe

Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti will withdraw from Western Europe at the beginning of 2020. According to the manufacturer, it intends to focus instead on growth markets, particularly China and North America. Western Europe will therefore no longer play a role in the brand’s planned electrical offensive.

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Oct 16, 2018 - 06:54 pm

Roaming North America via ChargePoint & FLO networks

ChargePoint is making good on their promise to grow their charging network. They do so through cooperation and their latest partner is FLO. The two networks together enable electric car drivers to roam in the USA and Canada using 33,000 public charge points.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 03:06 pm

Efficient Drivetrains launches electric drive for school buses

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) is making its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev available in North America. It is suited for Type-A school buses and comes as a kit for easy electrification. With 26M students, the U.S. school bus fleet is bigger than commercial buses, trains, and air travel services combined.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 02:39 pm

Tesla speeding up Model 3 orders – online at least

The Tesla Model 3 configurator is live in North America meaning anyone can order without having to reserve. What surprises most though are the delivery times shown to new buyers: 2 – 4 months for the Model 3 Performance and 3 – 5 months for the dual motor electric car.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 03:36 pm

Polestar appoints Gregor Hembrough to lead in the USA

Volvo’s all-electric performance brand Polestar is driving their global expansion. A new subsidiary in the States has found a new leader. Gregor Hembrough is to lead Polestar Automotive USA Inc. building on 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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Jul 4, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Tesla urges Model 3 holders to put capital where mouth is

When closing a critical quarter, the pressure was on Tesla to present numbers that speak of potential profitability. The company thus urged Model 3 reservation holders in North America to configure their car Bloomberg suggests. But there are more substantial numbers too.

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Jan 29, 2018 - 01:18 pm

EPA confirms range of the new Nissan Leaf

The next-gen Nissan Leaf has received its official range rating from the EPA. Their measurement confirms Nissan’s own data and positions the electric car in the medium-range EV sector. On top, Nissan released a new configurator.

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Jan 16, 2018 - 03:30 pm

France funds U.S. climate scientists

French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Jan 10, 2018 - 02:23 pm

Hyundai is cooking a supercar – possibly hybrid

Hyundai wants to build a high performance sports car that will be electrified strongly, if not fully. Speaking at the CES in Vegas, executives placed the new model under the luxury label Genesis, which is to become increasingly electric from 2019.

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Jan 10, 2018 - 01:59 pm

Workhorse W-15 now available to everyone

American Workhorse has opened the order books so that anyone that fancies an electric pick-up truck may reserve. Each name entered calls for a 1,000 dollar deposit and Workhorse hopes to start deliveries by late 2018.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/30/byd-to-sell-components-to-third-parties/
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