Tag: North America

Dec 2, 2022 - 03:05 pm

Volkswagen commits to searching a Gigafactory site in Canada

The Volkswagen Group and its battery subsidiary PowerCo have started the search for a location for the first battery cell factory in North America, namely in Canada. PowerCo and Umicore simultaneously agreed on a strategic supply agreement for cathode material in North America.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 02:57 pm

CharIN angered over change in Supercharger plug design

The CCS association CharIN has released a statement of discontent after Tesla recently announced it would release the design of its proprietary Supercharger connector to make its system the charging standard in North America. Tesla remains a member of the consortium behind the CCS charging standard.

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Nov 17, 2022 - 04:38 pm

North American roaming deal goes live

SWTCH Energy, a company for EV charging solutions for multi-tenant properties across North America, and the Electric Circuit, the Canadian network owned by HydroQuébec, have made their charging stations and apps interoperable.

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Nov 14, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Tesla opens Supercharger design to third parties

Ambition is in total supply at Tesla. The company wants Supercharger technology to become standard in North America and opened the design to third parties. Calling it the North American Charging Standard (NACS), Tesla is also set up against CCS.

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Oct 18, 2022 - 01:35 pm

Vicinity receives major order for Class 3 electric truck

Ties between Canadian commercial EV maker Vicinity and distributor Pioneer Auton Group are tightening. Pioneer placed an order for 1,000 Class 3 electric trucks, with deliveries expected to commence this month. These are in addition to existing orders worth millions to Vicinity.

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Oct 7, 2022 - 11:50 am

Honda reveals Prologue design on Ultium platform

Honda has now revealed the first glimpse of the interior and exterior design of its first all-electric SUV model. The Prologue will be based on General Motors’ Ultium platform and will be launched in North America in 2024.

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Oct 4, 2022 - 03:29 pm

Analysis: Electric trucks dominate market by 2035

A new report by Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) attests to a bright future for zero-emission trucks. BEVs are forecasted to outperform internal combustion engine technology within the decade. Worldwide, PwC analysts expect zero-emission models to essentially replace conventional trucks within the next 15 years – given that infrastructure is catching up.

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Sep 26, 2022 - 11:55 am

Grupo Bimbo puts another 1,001 EVs into Mexican fleets

Baked goods company Grupo Bimbo has announced the addition of another 1,001 electric delivery vehicles to its fleets in Mexico. The Vekstar Stellar electric vans have a payload of 1.3 tonnes and a range of 130 kilometres and are manufactured by its own purpose-built subsidiary Moldex.

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Aug 24, 2022 - 05:06 pm

Mexico founds state firm to extract and process lithium

The Mexican government has founded a state-owned company to extract and market lithium. According to a decree by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the raw material is to be produced and distributed exclusively by Litio para México. The company aims to start operations in six months at the latest.

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Aug 23, 2022 - 06:20 pm

Steer EV adds 1,000 electric cars in North America

Steer EV, an electric car subscription service from Canada, has announced that it will lease more than 1,000 electric cars worth between 80 and 150 million US dollars through a cooperation with Enterprise Fleet Management. The new vehicles should enable Steer EV to drive its expansion in the USA.

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Aug 23, 2022 - 05:09 pm

Germany secures raw materials and energy in Canada

According to media reports, during German Chancellor Scholz’s visit to Canada, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz signed agreements with the Canadian government to secure access to crucial battery raw materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 12:33 pm

Volkswagen is reorganizing management in the USA

The Volkswagen Group is reorganising its management team for the planned electric offensive in the USA. There will be a change of chief at Volkswagen Group of America: the current CEO Scott Keogh will personally take over responsibility for the new electric brand Scout.

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Jul 14, 2022 - 02:17 pm

Umicore invests $1.2 in battery materials plant in Ontario

The Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore is investing C$1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) to build its first factory in North America for the mass production of cathode and precursor materials for electric vehicle batteries. This is to be built in the community of Loyalist in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Jul 2, 2022 - 02:58 pm

BMW rumoured plans for electric cars in Mexico

The BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is rumoured to have plans to produce electric cars based on the New Class for the North American market from 2027. Reports claim an i3 sedan and station wagon are planned, as well as the new generation of the iX3.

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Jun 28, 2022 - 12:28 pm

Forsee Power to build US plant in Ohio

The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has announced a new production facility and North American headquarters in the USA. The plant and headquarters are to be built in Hilliard in the US state of Ohio and is expected to reach a production capacity of 3 GWh by 2027.

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Jun 15, 2022 - 03:53 pm

Einride & Oatly to expand cooperation to N.America

Swedish automated electric vehicle tech specialist Einride and the food company Oatly are to expand their partnership to electrify Oatly’s North American fleet. Einride has already been managing and operating electric trucks for Oatly in Sweden since 2020.

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Jun 15, 2022 - 03:31 pm

Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect

In the USA, Blink Charging is to acquire SemaConnect, a provider of EV charging infrastructure solutions in North America, for $200 million. Hereby, Blink looks set to gain 13,000 EV chargers, an additional 3,800 site host locations, and more than 150,000 registered EV driver members.

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Apr 26, 2022 - 06:21 pm

New Flyer scores hybrid & e-bus orders

US bus maker New Flyer has garnered orders for 202 hybrid-electric buses in Canada from Toronto Transit, and orders for 5 purely electric buses from Virginia’s Blacksburg Transit in the USA.

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Apr 6, 2022 - 11:40 am

Honda & GM take aim for affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda are expanding their cooperation to develop a range of affordable electric cars based on a new global platform using GM’s Ultium battery technology. The plan is to produce “millions” of electric cars globally from 2027, including compact crossover vehicles.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm

GM prepares for electric van production in Canada

General Motors will start producing electric vans at its plant in Ingersoll, Canada, later this year. Construction of the BrightDrop electric van is scheduled to begin there at the end of December. Light pickup production and a third shift will be introduced at the Oshawa assembly plant.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/12/02/volkswagen-commits-to-searching-a-gigafactory-site-in-canada/
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