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18.05.2019 - 15:51

Tesla launches “hardcore” cost-cutting measures

CEO Elon Musk has told employees about Tesla’s financial situation and announced a new “hardcore” cost-saving initiative. Simultaneously, Tesla is losing another high-ranking manager as head of communications Dave Arnold leaves the company.

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17.05.2019 - 14:28

Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell Technologies

Tesla has formally completed the acquisition of energy storage specialist Maxwell Technologies announced in February. In order to take control of the company, which specializes in supercapacitors and batteries, Tesla is transferring shares worth around $235 million.

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17.05.2019 - 13:08

Proterra launches energy ecosystem

US heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Proterra has just launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions, a suite of turnkey options for electric fleets. The ecosystem includes design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization for charging infrastructure.

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10.05.2019 - 10:58

Cold winter blues

A man who purchased a Chevy Bolt in South Dakota, USA, is suing General Motors because he feels cheated by the advertised range. He says that the official 238 mile-range shrank by about 100 miles during the cold winter months.

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08.05.2019 - 19:31

USA: Washington State extends EV tax incentives

Washington State governor Jay Inslee has signed legislation to extend electric vehicle and charging infrastructure tax incentives in the state. They hope to increase the adoption of electric and clean alternative fuel vehicles in order to curb exhaust and greenhouse gas emissions.

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08.05.2019 - 13:12

Tesla presents CCS adapters for Model S & X

Tesla is now offering the promised CCS adapters for Model S and Model X. The Tesla website for Germany states that all models manufactured since 1 May have the necessary on-board electrical equipment to be charged via a CCS adapter on CCS charging stations.

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07.05.2019 - 17:58

Electrify America announces new app & pricing

The Volkswagen subsidiary, which was brought to life as atonement for the diesel scandal, has announced a new app to be released this month, as well as two new membership policies. Charging prices are also to be updated.

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07.05.2019 - 16:52

USA: BorgWarner launches JV with Romeo Power

The U.S. American powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced the founding of a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a Californian supplier of battery modules and battery packs founded in 2015 by former SpaceX, Tesla and Samsung engineers.

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02.05.2019 - 12:42

Kia launches Niro electric car in the USA

The Kia Niro EV has finally gone on sale in the U.S. The South Korean electric car manufacturer already started selling the Niro in their home country in June of last year. The base price for the Niro EV EX is $39,495 ($31,995 with federal tax credit).

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30.04.2019 - 16:42

LA targets 100% electric vehicles by 2050

Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti has just introduced a target for the eradication of CO2 emissions in all transport, housing, industrial and governmental applications by 2050. By 2025, electric vehicles in the city shall increase by 25% and 80% by 2035.

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30.04.2019 - 15:09

USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation

The U.S.-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.

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30.04.2019 - 15:05

No more Smarts in North America

At the end of the current model year, Daimler is to ends sales of the Smart in the USA and Canada, where the small car has only been available with an electric drive since 2017. In addition, Smart-Chefin Katrin Adt will assume a new management position within the Group as of July 1.

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29.04.2019 - 13:19

USA: Mullen gears up to produce China EV Qiantu K50

The Californian EV manufacturer Mullen Technologies is moving ahead with its plan to produce the Chinese electric sports car Qiantu K50 in the USA. Mullen has now secured a development plan for a 121,000 sqm site in the state of Washington.

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25.04.2019 - 16:51

Penkse Truck opens 14 DC fast chargers in California

Penske Truck Leasing has opened what it considers to be the “first DC fast charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles”. The first 14 rapid chargers stand at four of Penske’s facilities in Southern California.

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25.04.2019 - 14:23

Electrify America announces charging collaboration

VW’s diesel-gate subsidiary Electrify America announced the collaboration with nine additional companies to host more than 30 fast EV charging stations across the U.S. More than 20 of these will be located in California with another six states being added.

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25.04.2019 - 13:31

Canoo aka Evelozcity aims to gather $200M

Evelozcity, the Californian eMobility startup recently renamed Canoo, wants to generate $200 million in fresh capital. Canoo is currently concluding final contracts with its suppliers and plans to start producing prototypes before the end of this year.

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25.04.2019 - 12:55

Restraining order for Tesla

Once again Tesla is caught up in the dealings of speculative short sellers banking on short-term profits. The short sellers are said to have discussed deliberately causing collisions to discredit the EV maker. Tesla also obtained an injunction against a short seller who apparently harassed and stalked employees.

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24.04.2019 - 16:58

USA: Colorado awards grants for alternative fuel buses

The Colorado Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $14 million in grants from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 ageing diesel-powered buses with alternative fuel buses, including 24 battery-powered buses plus related charging equipment.

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24.04.2019 - 15:49

Toyota reveals an improved fuel cell truck

Together with U.S. American truck specialist Kenworth, Toyota has developed the next generation of its fuel cell truck created in the course of “Project Portal“. The model now travels more than 300 miles (482 kilometres) on one fill.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/18/tesla-looks-for-further-cost-cutting-measures/
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