Tag: USA

Apr 3, 2020 - 12:28 pm

Tesla production & delivery report Q1/2020

Tesla delivered 88,400 electric cars in the first quarter of the year despite the coronavirus crisis. It is still significantly more than analysts had expected given the current situation, although it is less than in the final quarter of 2019.

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Apr 1, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Chevy Bolt update postponed by one year

General Motors is postponing the 2021 launch of the revised fully-electric Chevrolet Bolt by one year due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Chevy Bolt will therefore not be offered until model year 2022.

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Mar 31, 2020 - 06:31 pm

Trump drops fuel-efficiency targets from 5% to 1.5%

The President of the USA, Donald Trump has just dramatically reduced fuel efficiency standards. These are now only required to increase by 1.5% each year through model year 2026 instead of the 5% annual increases introduced in 2012 by the Obama government.

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Mar 31, 2020 - 11:42 am

First Model Y tuning kits are out

No sooner has Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y and two US tuning companies, Unplugged Performance and Signature Customs have already come out with the first conversions.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Cooperation for inductive charging of e-buses

The US charging system developer Momentum Dynamics, which specializes in wireless charging for electric vehicles, is cooperating with the North American vehicle manufacturer GreenPower Motor. They aim to integrate Momentum Dynamics’ inductive charging technology into GreenPower’s EV Star shuttle bus and to distribute it in the USA, Canada and Europe.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.

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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 25, 2020 - 12:53 pm

Cummins increases fuel cell investment – Loop Energy

The US American engine manufacturer Cummins has increased their initial investment from September 2019 in Loop Energy, a Canadian manufacturer of fuel cell systems. The goal is to develop a fuel cell range extender for commercial electric vehicles.

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Mar 25, 2020 - 10:55 am

Central Park electrifies in style

The Turkish company Fayoto has received an order for 300 electric carriages, which will be used in New York’s Central Park as a replacement for horse-drawn carriages.

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Mar 24, 2020 - 11:42 am

You’ve had your fun

A Texan Lexus dealership has just about had it with all the electrification talk – with an advert aimed at Tesla drivers, the headline “You’ve had your fun, now it’s time for zero compromise” advertises a trade-in cash bonus of $1,000 but who’d want to exchange a Tesla for a Lexus?

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Mar 23, 2020 - 02:17 pm

Proterra appoints Jack Allen as CEO

The US American electric bus manufacturer Proterra has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen to double as Chief Executive Officer. Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named Co-Founder and Executive Director.

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Mar 22, 2020 - 01:40 pm

New York sets aside electric bus subsidies

Government agencies in the US state of New York are providing more than 24 million dollars from the Diesel-Gate Volkswagen funding pot to help operators to replace diesel-powered vehicles with new battery-electric buses.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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Mar 19, 2020 - 03:35 pm

Hyzon Motors: New fuel cell commercial vehicle maker

The Horizon Fuel Cell Group has launched Hyzon Motors, a hydrogen vehicle company focused on heavy-duty FCEVs and specifically fuel cell stacks exceeding 100kW. Hyzon’s vehicle line due to launch this year is to include trucks from 15-40 tonnes.

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Mar 18, 2020 - 05:21 pm

NYC re-legalises e-bikes amid Corona crisis

While most movements are restricted, the Covid-19 pandemic has some positive effects. New York City just shelved its ban on electric bicycles to help support food deliveries during the coronavirus crisis.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm

Elon Musk trivialises Corona outbreak on Twitter

Elon Musk among the corona deniers? It appears so if we take the recent statements by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter and in an email to employees that seem utterly irresponsible, especially considering the impact that Musk’s words have on many people.

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Mar 16, 2020 - 08:44 pm

Tesla owners represent “their” company in Kansas

Because Missouri’s car dealer association prohibited Tesla from participating in the Kansas City Auto Show, Tesla owners unceremoniously organized an exhibition of private Tesla vehicles themselves – in the parking lot of the exhibition grounds.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:34 pm

First Model Y to be delivered on Friday

The first Tesla Model Y will be delivered on this coming Friday 13 March. Only deliveries to customers on the US West Coast have been announced so far. The company has obviously sped things up, since until now, 15 March was said to be the earliest possible date for delivery.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 02:06 pm

CASE Construction introduces Project Zeus

The US American construction equipment manufacturer CASE Construction Equipment has introduced Project Zeus: According to the manufacturer, the 580 EV is to be the construction industry’s first fully-electric backhoe loader.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:40 pm

Mini Cooper SE US market launch complete

The first electric Mini, the 2020 electric Mini Cooper SE has officially arrived at US showrooms over the weekend with a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:17 pm

Tesla considers another Gigafactory in the USA

According to Elon Musk, Tesla is currently looking for a location for another plant in the USA. The Cybertruck is to be produced there, as well as the Model Y for customers on the US East Coast. Texas is apparently a hot contender in the competition.

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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 10, 2020 - 11:24 am

Self-driving delivery bot trundles around Ann Arbor

Refraction AI is currently testing its autonomous REV-1 e-trike in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking like a cargo-bike without the rider, the self-driving electric cargo bot can carry up to 40 kilos of groceries, food, or medicine and has a top speed of about 20 kph. In times of quarantines, this EV may come in handy […]

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Mar 6, 2020 - 03:17 pm

Lucid Motors to opt for direct sales model

Lucid Motors, the electric car start-up, has announced details of its sales and service strategy and nine Lucid Studios showroom locations in the USA. The first showroom has already opened at the company’s headquarters in Newark, California.

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Mar 5, 2020 - 11:58 am

General Motors reveal new battery system and platform

At an “EV Day” for investors, General Motors CEO Mary Barra presented an overview of the Group’s ambitious electric strategy. At the heart of the strategy is the third-generation new platform involving a modular battery system called Ultium. The platform should base the spectrum of electric vehicles from hatchbacks to pickups, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/04/03/tesla-production-delivery-report-q1-2020/
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