Tag: USA

Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm

GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric

In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.

Weiterlesen
Jul 3, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Mercedes invests in battery production with Farasis

Mercedes-Benz has agreed a strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy and is also taking a financial stake in the Ganzhou-based company. Farasis’ already planned plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen will then primarily supply the German Mercedes plants.

Weiterlesen
Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

Weiterlesen

– ADVERTISEMENT –


Jul 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Tesla production & delivery report Q2/2020

Tesla delivered a total of 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, 2,250 more than in the first quarter of the year. From April to June a total of 82,272 Tesla vehicles were produced, which significantly fewer than in the 1st quarter due to Corona restrictions.

Weiterlesen
Jul 1, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Ford opens orders for the Mustang Mach-E in the USA

Ford has opened the order books in the USA for its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. Those with pre-orders are now invited to convert their reservations into official orders. Ford has also revised the Mustang Mach-E’s performance specifications upwards.

Weiterlesen
Jun 29, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive

Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. For the promised fully-electric version of the pickup, interested parties may have to wait for up to two years.

Weiterlesen

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Jun 27, 2020 - 05:35 pm

California introduces Advanced Clean Trucks scheme

California now requires manufacturers to sell a gradually increasing proportion of electric trucks, vans and pickup trucks from 2024 onwards until 2035. By the year 2045, every new commercial vehicle sold in the US state should have zero-emission propulsion.

Weiterlesen
Jun 26, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Lordstown Motors presents the Endurance e-pickup

Lordstown Motors has now officially introduced its all-electric pickup truck. The Lordstown Endurance has an electric motor on each wheel, an output of 447 kW and prices start at $52,500 US. However, even the prototype leaves several questions unanswered.

Weiterlesen
Jun 25, 2020 - 04:02 pm

Geely-owned Terrafugia completes eVTOL test flights

Terrafugia, the aircraft developer Geely took over, presented a prototype of its all-electric vertical take-off plane TF-2A and says they have undertaken test flights already. Terrafugia has now also provided the first key technical data on the aircraft.

Weiterlesen
Jun 25, 2020 - 02:26 pm

Lightning expansion of commercial vehicle conversions

Commercial electric vehicle supplier Lightning Systems continues to grow and expand its operations. With more than $32 million in pending orders from commercial and government fleets, the company is more than tripling the size of its manufacturing, research and development facility in Loveland, Colorado.

Weiterlesen
Jun 25, 2020 - 01:38 pm

Rumours condense around Karma insolvency

Karma Automotive will apparently soon file for Chapter 11 insolvency, meaning a chance for restructuring under court supervision. Several months ago, there were already reports that had raised substantial doubts about the company’s business practices.

Weiterlesen
Jun 25, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Tesla expands production facility for Roadrunner project

More details about Tesla’s largely secret Roadrunner project to produce its battery cells have become apparent through a document now published by the city of Fremont. Tesla has applied for permission to build a second floor in its battery production plant Tera.

Weiterlesen
Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm

ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight

ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.

Weiterlesen
Jun 23, 2020 - 05:06 pm

Echo3 three-wheeler sports an 80 km range

In the USA, Colorado-based company, Echo3 Energy is introducing the Echo3, an electric three-wheeler. The light electric vehicle is being pitched as a supplementary vehicle for shorter trips and commutes.

Weiterlesen
Jun 22, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Date set for Tesla Battery Day in September

There is now a provisional date for Tesla’s Battery Day when the Californian company will be presenting the details of their cell production and will include the presentation of a “cell production system”.

Weiterlesen
Jun 22, 2020 - 01:24 pm

A one-wheel electric speedster

A special kind of electric vehicle is currently being developed by a team from Duke University: the EV360 electric unicycle. It is expected to break a new speed record for this type of vehicle at over 70 mph – the equivalent of around 113 km/h.

Weiterlesen
Jun 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter.

Weiterlesen
Jun 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Lyft to go completely electric in 2030

The US-American transport service provider Lyft has announced that from the year 2030 it intends to use only purely electric vehicles. This will affect not only the driving service but also the car rental platform and the project for autonomous driving.

Weiterlesen
Jun 18, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Danfoss announces deals with MHO-Co & Infineon

Danfoss will supply the Danish shipbuilder and operator MHO-Co with hybrid drive systems for the first two so-called Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) in the UK. Also, the Danish technology group announces the signing of a contract with Infineon.

Weiterlesen
Jun 18, 2020 - 02:01 pm

Lucid Air to be presented on 9 September

Electric car startup Lucid Motors will present the series version of its electric sedan Air on 9 September online. They say they will reveal the final interior and exterior design plus details of specifications, prices and available configurations.

Weiterlesen
Jun 16, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Mini rumoured to be going cobalt-free

According to a British news site, Mini is planning the first electric model as a five-door SUV as part of the Spotlight Automotive joint venture. There is also speculation about the cell supplier and a larger SUV for the USA.

Weiterlesen
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.

Weiterlesen
Jun 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Mahindra to discontinue GenZe

GenZe, the US subsidiary of the Indian car manufacturer Mahindra specialises on electric scooters and electric bicycles. GenZe is on the verge of collapse and Mahindra plans to dissolve the subsidiary within the next six months, reabsorbing the intellectual property rights for various other projects.

Weiterlesen
Jun 14, 2020 - 05:40 pm

BMW ready to sell X5 xDrive45e PHEV in the States

BMW announced the launch of the BMW X5 xDrive45e, the next-gen of the plug-in hybrid X5, which will go on sale in July 2020 in the USA. Compared to the European version, however, the available battery capacity in the North American version significantly differs.

Weiterlesen
Jun 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Urban Aeronautics is planning an H2 fuel cell VTOL

The Israeli air taxi developer Urban Aeronautics has entered into a cooperation with the Californian startup HyPoint to use its fuel cell technology in its vertical take-off aircraft CityHawk. Urban Aeronautics is currently still using a hybrid drive in the CityHawk VTOL.

Weiterlesen
Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/08/gms-orion-township-plant-suddenly-goes-all-electric/
08.07.2020 12:34