Tag: North America

Jan 20, 2021 - 09:40 pm

Lion Electric wins XXL-order for electric school buses

Canada’s Lion Electric strikes again. This time close to home. The commercial vehicle maker has received an order from Autobus Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Quebec. They ordered 60 electric school buses to arrive over five years.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 03:23 pm

Mercedes announces new platform for eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to put the eSprinter on a new platform. The ‘Electric Versatiles Platform’ (EVP) is meant to enable greater ranges and various superstructures in order to prepare the electric Sprinter for the requirements of the North American market and potential customer Amazon.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 04:41 pm

Traton takes over Navistar/ Expands in North America

Traton’s expansion into the North American market now finds itself on the home stretch: The Volkswagen commercial vehicle subsidiary has just signed a binding takeover agreement with the US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar. The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 01:16 pm

Nidec invests billions aiming lead in e-drive market

The Japanese supplier Nidec has announced that it will invest up to ten billion US dollars in the automotive electric motor business over the next five years. According to the CEO, the company intends to “dominate the market for electric vehicle engines”.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Zero presents 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has introduced its 2021 model year, which this time includes almost only optical updates. The 2021 Zero models will be shipped immediately from the company’s headquarters in California to dealers in North America and Europe.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:58 pm

ABB & Lion Electric enter service partnership

ABB has officially entered into a charging infrastructure partnership with Lion Electric. ABB will make its complete portfolio of charging solutions available to the Canadian electric commercial vehicle manufacturer for distribution in North America under the new Lion Energy division.

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Sep 18, 2020 - 06:24 pm

VanMoof raises 34 million euros

The Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has raised another 34 million euros from investors. The Series B funding comes only a few months after a 12.5 million euro investment in May and is meant to support VanMoof’s global expansion.

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Sep 12, 2020 - 04:11 pm

Tesla could buy nickel from Canada’s Giga Metal

“Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” CEO Elon Musk said in July. Now, it looks as if they may have found such a source, Reuters reports.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:14 pm

GM & Honda to found North America alliance

General Motors and Honda have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form a North American automotive alliance. In addition to vehicle platforms (also for electric cars), this will involve cooperation in purchasing and research.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 12:06 am

Tritium launches 175 kW DC charger

Speaking at the ACT virtual conference, Tritium CEO Jane Hunter presented the RT 175-S fast charger with 175 kW power capability. Tritium’s RT 175-S will be the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge vehicle-to-charger communication. 

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Jul 29, 2020 - 07:55 pm

Optimal EV and Proterra develop S1LF low-floor shuttle bus

Optimal Electric Vehicles and Proterra have just announced a new partnership to leverage Proterra’s battery technology and charging systems for the development of the industry’s first all-electric S1LF low-floor cutaway shuttle bus for the North American market.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

The 100 kWh Model 3: rumours and a denial

Rumour has it that Tesla is planning a 100-kWh version for Model 3, but Elon Musk has denied that Tesla is developing such a Model3. In addition, the range for the Model S with a large battery will indeed increase, but only in North America for the time being.

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May 13, 2020 - 05:32 pm

GM mostly sticks to electrification timetable

Despite the crisis, General Motors is sticking to the timetable for most of its electric offensive. By the middle of this decade, GM has also reaffirmed its goal of achieving annual sales of one million electric cars in the two largest markets, North America and China.

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May 11, 2020 - 08:12 pm

ABB to supply electric train tech to Stadler

ABB has received orders worth more than $180 million (about €166M) from rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and battery technology for more than 160 trains and locomotives in Europe and North America.

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May 8, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Templar Marine launches lower-cost e-boat Picnic

Canada’s electric boat manufacturer Templar Marine presents its latest model. The Picnic 20 is the little sister of the flagship Cruiser 26 with Torqeedo drive presented last year and prices for the 10-seater start at 49,900 Canadian dollars.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/20/lion-electric-wins-xxl-order-for-electric-school-buses/
20.01.2021 21:01