Tag: North America

Mar 23, 2023 - 03:39 pm

Cirba Solutions joins the battery belt in South Carolina

US battery recycler Cirba Solutions is investing $300 mn in a new recycling factory in South Carolina. The company, which counts GM among its customers, plans to start construction near Columbia in Richland County this year and begin operations by the end of 2024.

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Mar 17, 2023 - 12:50 pm

7-Eleven plans to build fast-charging network in North America

US retail group 7-Eleven has announced the construction of its own fast charging network in the US and Canada under the new ‘7Charge’ brand. This is set to become “one of the largest and most compatible electric vehicle fast charging networks of any retailer in North America”.

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Mar 10, 2023 - 12:32 pm

Mercedes to build first own fast chargers before 2023

After Mercedes-Benz announced far-reaching plans to build its own global HPC network in North America, Europe, China at the beginning of this year, the company is now giving more details. The development is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the USA and in the European countries of Germany and France.

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Mar 8, 2023 - 02:17 pm

VW may prefer US over Eastern Europe for battery cell factory

Volkswagen may have put plans for a battery cell factory in Eastern Europe on ice. According to a media report, the company is looking to build a plant in North America first since it could receive up to €10 billion in incentives because of the US Inflation Reduction Act.

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Mar 2, 2023 - 09:55 am

Tesla announces new factory in Mexico and gives production strategy outlook

Mexico will soon be home to a new Tesla Gigafactory. The carmaker confirmed the location to build its “next-gen vehicle” at yesterday’s Investor Day at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. CEO Elon Musk also gave some details about his ‘Master Plan 3’, which focuses on a renewable energy future – but much of it remains unclear.

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Feb 28, 2023 - 10:12 am

Fisker Ocean could launch in Europe this year

According to carmaker Fisker, its first model, the Fisker Ocean, is getting ready to hit the streets in over 20 countries before the end of the year. Homologation testing for Europe and the US is said to be completed in March. And once the regulatory approval process is finished, sales could kick off.

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Feb 24, 2023 - 02:44 pm

Fisker & ChargePoint team up in the USA

Fisker has announced that ChargePoint will take on the role as its North American partner for public charging solutions. Customers buying a Fisker Ocean will gain access to ChargePoints charging network across the USA.

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Feb 23, 2023 - 03:13 pm

Hubject and EvGateway sign roaming agreement

Hubject and the charging infrastructure provider EvGateway will collaborate for charging services in North America and Europe. EvGateway will join the Hubject intercharge network as well as using other Hubject services.

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Feb 22, 2023 - 01:11 pm

GM to produce electric drives in Ontario

General Motors has announced an investment in its powertrain plant in St. Catharines in the Canadian province of Ontario to produce more than 400,000 electric drive system units per year in the future. However, GM is making the investment dependent on additional funding.

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Feb 21, 2023 - 12:06 pm

Webasto opens new charger factory in Mexico

Automotive supplier Webasto has opened a new production facility for charging solutions in Mexico to meet the growing demand in North America. At the new plant in Guanajuato, 10,000 chargers a week are currently coming off the production lines. By the end of the year, this number is expected to double.

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Feb 20, 2023 - 01:50 pm

Mexico signs decree to nationalise lithium deposits

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has now officially signed a decree to nationalise the lithium mined in the country. The material vital for the production of electric vehicle batteries may now only be extracted and sold by state agencies.

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Feb 17, 2023 - 12:13 pm

LG Chem secures Canadian lithium from Piedmont

LG Chem has secured lithium from North America. The South Korean chemical company has signed offtake agreements with Piedmont Lithium for a total of 200,000 metric tons of spodumene concentrate (SC6). In addition, LG has also taken a financial stake in Piedmont.

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Feb 16, 2023 - 03:37 pm

Stadler first to bring a battery-electric train to the US

Swiss trainmaker Stadler will bring the first battery-electric train to the USA. The company announces signing a development contract with Utah State University (USU) and the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center. Tests will be based on the ‘Flirt Akku’ train model.

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Feb 14, 2023 - 01:25 pm

Mitsubishi backs up Lion Electric financing solutions

Electric bus maker Lion Electric has secured backup from Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada for its financing division LionCapital Solutions. They will help customers in the United States and Canada to finance Lion electric school buses and trucks.

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Feb 9, 2023 - 04:05 pm

Ideanomics to market Mahle chargers in the USA

Ideanomics has formed a strategic partnership with German automotive supplier Mahle, and will become the development partner and exclusive North American distributor for the chargeBIG 18-36 AC fleet charging solution.

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Feb 8, 2023 - 11:30 am

Mercedes presents the new eSprinter

The new Mercedes eSprinter is to be launched in the USA and Canada in the second half of the year. In Europe, the first variant of the van will be launched at the end of the year. In total, the vehicle with new technology in the familiar body will be available in around 60 markets.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 08:57 am

BMW to start building EVs in Mexico

Starting in 2027, BMW is looking to build electric models of the ‘Neue Klasse’ (New Class) at its Plant in San Luis Potosí, as well as set up a local high-voltage battery assembly there. The carmaker announced that it will invest 800 million euros in the production site and create some 1,000 new jobs there.

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Feb 3, 2023 - 11:22 am

Pyka unveils autonomous electric cargo aircraft

Powered by four electric motors with a total output of 100 kW, the Pelican Cargo by Pyka is said to be the largest autonomous electric aircraft to date. The model has a payload of 400 pounds and a range of 200 miles, or 181 kilograms up to 320 kilometres.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 01:46 pm

Freudenberg signs battery module supply deal with LG ES

Freudenberg e-Power Systems (FEPS) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have signed a multi-year contract to supply lithium-ion battery modules. This is Freudenberg’s response to increasing demand from its truck and bus customers in North America and Europe.

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Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm

General Motors invests in Lithium Americas

General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.

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Jan 21, 2023 - 03:29 pm

Ottawa to procure 250 electric buses

The Canadian capital Ottawa has received a funding commitment of 350 million dollars (240 million euros) from the Government of Canada to procure 350 electric buses and install the charging infrastructure needed for their operation.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 12:55 pm

Mercedes-Benz launches branded HPC network

Mercedes-Benz has come to CES in Las Vegas to make a far-reaching announcement. The German carmaker wants to build its own high-power charging network covering North America, Europe, China and other key markets. The North American strategy is the most concrete.

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