Mar 15, 2023 - 01:53 pm
Honda reveals next steps in US EV manufacturing
Honda has published more details on the conversion of its plants in the US state of Ohio for the future production of electric cars and the components for them. The Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) will begin preparations for the production of electric cars in January 2024.
Mar 1, 2023 - 01:34 pm
Honda & LG Energy Solution to build battery plant in Ohio
Honda and LG Energy Solution have begun constructing their joint venture battery cell factory in the US state of Ohio. The announced factory near Jeffersonville is expected to be operational by the end of 2025 with an annual production capacity of approximately 40 GWh.
Jan 19, 2023 - 03:21 pm
New Flyer to supply 20 more e-buses in Ohio (COTA)
The Central Ohio Transit Authority COTA has ordered more electric buses from New Flyer. The new deal comprises 14 battery-electric Xcelsior Charge NG buses and ABB chargers, purchased off the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services contract.
Dec 1, 2022 - 01:45 pm
Honda announces small series fuel-cell CR-V
Honda has announced a fuel-cell version of the latest generation of its CR-V compact SUV. In addition to the fuel cell system, the CR-V FCEV will have an externally rechargeable battery and will be produced at the manufacturer’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio from 2024.
Oct 27, 2022 - 02:29 pm
General Motors delays US electrification goals by half a year
General Motors has postponed its goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America by the end of 2023 by six months. As GM CEO Mary Barra explained during the company’s announcement of its latest quarterly results, battery production cannot be ramped up as quickly as planned.
Oct 12, 2022 - 02:55 pm
Honda ramps up US battery production and electric car plants
Honda has announced two major investments in the US state of Ohio. 700 million US dollars will flow into the conversion of three existing car and powertrain plants for the production of electric cars. Another 3.5 billion US dollars will be invested in the joint venture with LG Energy Solution (LGES) for the construction of […]
Oct 7, 2022 - 02:12 pm
Foxtron reveals Model B concept and contract with Indiev
Foxtron, the automotive division of Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, has given a first preview of its Model B electric hatchback. The complete vehicle will be unveiled in a week and a half. The company has also signed a manufacturing agreement with Indiev.
Sep 26, 2022 - 01:09 pm
General Motors to build electric drive systems in Toledo
General Motors is converting its transmission plant in Toledo in the US state of Ohio with the aim of initiating additional production of electric drives on-site. According to the U.S. carmaker, the conversion will cost 760 million US dollars.
Sep 4, 2022 - 03:51 pm
Ultium Cells starts making batteries for Hummer EV in Ohio
Ultium Cells LLC, the battery joint venture by GM and LG, has kicked-off production in Ohio, USA. The new battery plant is the first of potentially four to come online within the next few years and is currently making battery cells for GMC’s Hummer EV.
Aug 29, 2022 - 06:11 pm
Honda & LG Energy Solution to build US battery plant
Honda and LG Energy Solution have entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture for the production of batteries in the USA. The batteries will be used in Honda and Acura electric models in the North American market.
Aug 12, 2022 - 02:50 pm
Foxconn to build electric tractors for Monarch in the USA
The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn will in future also build electric tractors and batteries for them in the USA. An agreement now concluded with tractor supplier Monarch Tractor provides for Monarch’s MK-V series electric tractors to be built at the Foxconn plant in Ohio from 2023.
Jul 26, 2022 - 01:31 pm
US DoE to loan Ultium Cells $2.5 billion
The US Department of Energy has announced that it will provide a $2.5 billion loan to the battery joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Ultium Cells will use the money to finance the construction of new battery cell production facilities.
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.
Jun 3, 2022 - 01:12 pm
Ford to invest $3.7 billion in US production
Ford has announced an investment of 3.7 billion dollars in its production in the US states of Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. With the equivalent of 3.4 billion euros, the production of electric cars is to be strengthened and 6,200 new jobs created.
May 4, 2022 - 02:00 pm
COTA to run ten New Flyer electric buses in Ohio
The Central Ohio Transit Authority, COTA for short, has exercised options for eight battery-electric buses from New Flyer. The order comes in the final year of a two-year contract announced in 2020 and includes four ABB depot chargers to support the deployment.
Feb 16, 2022 - 11:34 am
Fisker begins accepting reservations for the Pear
Fisker has announced that it is now taking reservations for its second model, the Fisker Pear. The Californian carmaker is working with contract manufacturer Foxconn to produce the all-electric city car. The first models are scheduled for delivery in 2024.
Jan 31, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Li-Cycle announces two new recycling plants
The Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle has announced its first factory outside North America, in Norway. What is more, the company is building another recycling factory in North America in cooperation with GM’s Ultium Cells. The plant will be Li-Cycle largest facility to date.
Oct 1, 2021 - 11:31 am
Foxconn buys Lordstown plant & signs manufacturing partnership
Foxconn will buy the car plant of the electric car start-up Lordstown Motors in Lordstown in the US state of Ohio. This is provided for in an agreement in principle that has now been concluded between the two sides. Foxconn will then take over the production of the electric pickup truck Endurance for Lordstown Motors.
Aug 27, 2021 - 12:16 pm
Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO
The financially troubled electric car start-up Lordstown Motors has appointed a new CEO, Daniel Ninivaggi. Previously, Steve Burns had stepped down as CEO and Julio Rodriguez as CFO.
Mar 18, 2021 - 12:50 pm
Ford to manufacture two EVs in Mexico
Ford decided to build two new electric models in Mexico instead of producing these in the US state of Ohio as workers there had hoped from 2023. The information comes from the US auto union UAW, expressing frustration at the loss of promised jobs at the Ohio plant.
Mar 5, 2021 - 12:02 pm
GM invests in battery cell production in the USA
General Motors is planning to build a second plant in the US to manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles as part of its joint venture with LG. In response to a media report that GM was close to making a decision, the carmaker itself confirmed the plans.
Oct 6, 2020 - 10:50 pm
EV charging in US Midwest with FLO & Electrada
FLO, an established charging network in North America, teamed up with Electrada to deploy charging stations across the Midwest. Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are first to receive Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations over the “next several years”.
May 13, 2020 - 08:41 pm
Lordstown Endurance e-pickup to use in-wheel motors
For its planned e-pickup truck Endurance, the US startup Lordstown Motors relies on wheel hub motors from the drive specialist Elaphe Propulsion Technologies. Lordstown wants to produce the dedicated technology themselves.
Apr 14, 2020 - 05:40 pm
More US states adopt tighter emission standards
Washington State has become the twelfth state to adopt tighter emissions standards in the face of the new laxer laws brought in by the Trump administration, following the example of California. Four more states are about to do the same.
Jan 29, 2020 - 02:07 pm
Lordstown Motors aims for state support
The US-American startup Lordstown Motors is hoping for a 200 million dollar loan from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, from which Tesla, among others, has benefited from in the past. A drivable prototype of the electric pickup will be presented in June.
Jan 6, 2020 - 01:57 pm
EV subsidies extended in several US states
Several US American states have launched initiatives to support the electrification of their traffic. Massachusetts and Delaware extended their subsidy programmes, while Ohio is angling to introduce one. California extended traffic benefits to include those driving used EVs.
Dec 5, 2019 - 04:27 pm
USA: GM launches battery cell JV with LG Chem
General Motors has published plans for the serial production of battery cells for future battery electric vehicles, confirming earlier rumours. GM together with LG Chem will manufacture the cells in considerable numbers in Ohio.