Tag: USA

Jul 31, 2021 - 11:09 am

VW to upgrade Emden factory over summer break

Volkswagen has announced that it will be pushing ahead with a number of construction projects at the Emden site during the upcoming plant holiday. More than 1,000 employees and external workers are to work on around 300 construction sites between 2 and 27 August for the transformation to an EV production site.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 03:11 pm

US DoE to invest in emissions reduction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. A total of $28.1 million will be awarded to accelerate innovation in EV batteries and electric drive systems.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 01:26 pm

US Democrats suggest subsidies for used EVs

Two Democratic US congressmen have introduced a bill that would give tax rebates of up to 2,500 US dollars to buyers of used electric cars. In full. The US tax credit of $7,500 for electric car purchases so far only applies to new cars.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:46 pm

Redwood gathers $700 million in investment

The battery recycling start-up Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has raised more than 700 million US dollars from a group of strategic investors. The money is to be used to finance expansion.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:53 am

USA to return to stricter vehicle emissions standards

The administration of US President Joe Biden is apparently aiming for a return to stricter consumption and emission standards for cars. There is also progress in the legislative process on President Joe Biden’s slimmed-down infrastructure programme.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:44 am

Allego to IPO via merger with Spartan

Dutch charging infrastructure operator Allego has announced its IPO. Through a merger with Spartan Acquisition Corp., a listing on the New York Stock Exchange is planned from the fourth quarter of 2021. In the process, a carmaker will also join the company.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Minnesota adopts California emissions standards

Minnesota has announced a new policy to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. This makes Minnesota the first state in the U.S. American Midwest to do so.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 11:17 am

Toyota lobbies for half measures in Washington

Toyota is trying to keep the Biden administration from introducing BEV-only leaning measures. Local media reports the Japanese corporation was lobbying behind closed doors to include more FCEVs and hybrids in the policy mix.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 01:52 pm

Microvast completes IPO by merging with Tuscan

Battery manufacturer Microvast has raised fresh capital through an initial public offering. Microvast launched on the Nasdaq on 26 July via a merger with Tuscan Holdings Corp. and raised around 822 million US dollars through the business combination on the closing date.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 11:19 am

Lucid Motors goes public

The Californian electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors is now listed on the stock exchange as LCID after a SPAC deal with Churchill Capital IV (CCIV). The share price rose significantly on the first day of trading on Nasdaq.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 09:54 pm

Arrival scores first e-bus deal in the US worth $2Mn

The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has chosen Arrival to replace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buses with Arrival’s battery-electric buses. For funding, ATN has been awarded a two-million-dollar grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the city of Anaheim, California.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 02:10 pm

Surf Air Mobility & Textron to develop hybrid Cessna

The Californian company Surf Air Mobility has signed a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for 100 Cessna Grand Caravan EXs and secured options for 50 more. Both companies intend to develop and certify a hybrid-electric engine for the aircraft.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 01:57 pm

Hyzon announces lighter & cheaper H2 storage system

Hyzon Motors has developed a new hydrogen storage system for its H2 trucks to reduce weight, manufacturing costs and component requirements. Hyzon also plans to license the proprietary development to other commercial vehicle companies.

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Jul 25, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Tesla pauses new Model S deliveries

Tesla has apparently temporarily halted deliveries of the new Model S that began in June. This was reported by several customers of the model. Fixed dates for the delivery of the Model S have been cancelled at short notice. The reason for this can only be speculated.

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Jul 23, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Faraday launches on the US stock market

Faraday Future has completed its long-announced IPO. The electric car start-up now announced the listing of its shares on Nasdaq. The IPO was carried out via a merger with SPAC Property Solutions Acquisition.

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Jul 23, 2021 - 11:19 am

Rivian plans second plant in the USA

Rivian Automotive is planning to build a second assembly plant in the USA. This could involve more than just a vehicle plant. A location has not yet been found, but several US states have apparently applied to the company.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm

Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022

The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Daimler to exclusively introduce EV platforms from 2025

Daimler presented its updated plans for the upcoming switch to electric mobility at an investor day. The goal: Mercedes-Benz is preparing with new platforms and battery factories to become fully electric before the end of the decade – with one caveat.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Rivian to install Waypoint chargers at all Tennessee Parks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a new deal with EV automaker Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks. The goal is to have charging stations available at all 56 state parks, depending on the availability of electricity.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 11:57 am

ICCT study finds BEVs maintain 70% smaller CO2 footprint

A new study by the ICCT finds battery-electric cars already have a better greenhouse gas emissions record than conventionally powered vehicles – and not only in Europe, but also in China, India or the USA. By 2030, the emissions advantage will increase further.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:18 pm

Volkswagen sells over 170,000 EVs in first half of 2021

Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2%). The Group had sold 170,939 battery-electric cars worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in Q2 of this year alone.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Volvo C40 Recharge to launch in the US this year

Volvo Cars has opened the order books online for the C40 Recharge at an MSRP of $58,750 in the United States before tax credits. Vehicle production will begin in Ghent, Belgium, this autumn, with the first US deliveries being set for Q4 2021.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Posco plans another cathode material plant

The South Korean company Posco Chemical is planning to build another factory for cathode materials in its home country. This is to be built in the coastal city of Pohang and will have an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes. But plans for plants abroad are also becoming more concrete.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 11:47 am

Nikola announces sales partnerships across the USA

The US battery and fuel cell truck developer Nikola has significantly expanded its sales and service in the US. The cooperation with five new independent dealers adds 51 new locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland.

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