Tag: USA

Nov 13, 2019 - 05:50 pm

VW breaks ground on US electric car production site

Volkswagen America today began construction of its electric vehicle production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Production should begin at the site in 2022, and it will be the German carmaking giant’s North American EV assembly base.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 03:29 pm

Neuron EV shows e-pickup and e-semi trailer

With the T/One and the Torq, the Californian startup Neuron EV has just presented two purely electric concept vehicles based on a modular platform. The two commercial vehicles follow several designs already shown, including an incredibly versatile electric bus.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 01:26 pm

San Diego approves infrastructure & EV subsidies

San Diego has recently approved two EV charging infrastructure programmes, which will install chargers at parks, beaches and schools. The city also released another funding programme providing up to $9,500 for EV acquisition.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 11:53 am

ElringKlinger receives major order from Fremont

ElringKlinger has received a major order from a US American manufacturer for the series supply of lightweight cockpit cross beams. Although the customer was not named, the delivery destination leaves little doubt that Tesla is shopping for parts for its Model Y.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 am

Coal roller caught on camera

The strange concept of rolling coal seems designed purely to antagonize those who would like clean air. By (illegally) modifying a diesel truck to inject surplus fuel into the motor, a black cloud then trials behind the vehicle as a form of anti-environmentalist protest.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Revel launches scooter fleet in Austin

The New York startup Revel has launched in the Texan capital with a fleet of 1,000 electric scooters (as in mopeds, not kick scooters) in a vehicle-sharing scheme. Revel already has 1,000 electric scooters on New York’s streets and 400 more in Washington DC.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Hyundai announces EV offensive in the USA

Hyundai Motor America plans to expand its range of electric and hybrid models from the current five to 13 by 2022. According to the Korean manufacturer’s American offshoot, the range will consist of six sedans and seven SUVs.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Tesla Roadster available in tiny

The new Tesla Roadster can now be ordered in the USA and Canada – at least as a 1:18 scale model car. The little Tesla Roadster is based on the 3D design data of the real prototype in every detail. The little Tesla Roadster is made up of 180 metal and plastic parts and costs […]

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Nov 10, 2019 - 11:24 am

NIU joins e-bike market, presents new electric scooters

At the EICMA in Milan this year, Niu presented three new electric scooters for the M, N and U series, as well as an e-bike – with which the Chinese scooter manufacturing giant enters the market for electric bicycles. The new scooter models and the Niu Aero EB-01 electric bike will be available in selected […]

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Nov 7, 2019 - 04:20 pm

BMW and TenneT present smart charging

BMW and the power grid operator TenneT want to support the stability of the power grid with a new charging control system. The intelligent charge control system developed for BMW Charging has already been tested in pilot projects in Germany and the USA.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Sharing is caring

The city of Los Angeles has suspended Uber’s electric kick scooter and bike permits after the company refused to share data. The corporation rents electric vehicles via their subsidiary Jump and has until Friday to appeal or their permit will be permanently revoked.

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Nov 6, 2019 - 01:42 pm

Tesla builds up charging and service networks in China

Tesla intends to increase the number of its service centres in China from 29 to 63 and the number of its fast-charging stations by 39 per cent to 362 units.  The Californian company has also increased the charging capacity of Model 3 with the latest software update.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 05:42 pm

Chevrolet shows its electric hot rod

At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet has just unveiled the “Future of Hot Roding” with the electrically powered E-10 Concept. It is based on a 1962 C-10 pickup equipped with components from the Bolt EV, among others.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

13-year-old girl invents more doable Hyperloop

In New York, 13-year-old student Caroline Crouchley has made some waves with her invention of a more sustainable Hyperloop solution. Crouchley’s idea is to build pneumatic tubes next to existing train tracks, where magnetic shuttles would travel connected via a magnetic arm to trains, allowing pods to travel more than twice as fast as a […]

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Nov 4, 2019 - 04:26 pm

Will Fiat Chrysler use Tesla technology?

It is looking like Fiat Chrysler might buy the use of a Tesla technology for its brands’ electric cars. During a conversation with stock analysts, FCA boss Mike Manley revealed that his company was considering this option. It would not be the first partnership between the two companies.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Magna working on next gen electric motor

In the USA, Magna is now working with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an electric motor with a significantly higher power density and lower costs. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 01:37 pm

PSA and Fiat Chrysler agree on merger

PSA and Fiat Chrysler have agreed on a merger. However, the details are still open, as the agreement is to be worked out in the coming weeks. It is also open what this means for electric mobility in the new company.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 02:26 pm

US: Prices are out for the electric Mini Cooper SE

Already being hailed as one of the most affordable electric cars to enter the US market, the electric Mini Cooper SE is to have an MSRP of $29,900. In some places, with federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, the price will drop as low as $17,900.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Navistar founds startup for electric buses and trucks

The US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar is founding its business unit for EVs under the name of Next eMobility Solutions. The aim is to offer electric school buses from the end of 2020 and medium-weight e-trucks from the beginning of 2021.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 10:33 am

Electric driving is relaxing for rats (video)

Researchers at the University of Richmond have taught a group of 17 rats to move and control a small electric car. They found that “driving” the electric ROV (rat-operated vehicle) lowered the rodents’ stress level instantly.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm

The Mirai does 650 km on one cow’s poop

One cow’s annual poop output (out-poop?) is apparently enough to generate a year’s supply of hydrogen to fuel Toyota’s second-generation Mirai fuel cell sedan. This is not a random reference, Toyota is indeed building its first manure-powered hydrogen fuelling station in California.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/13/vw-breaks-ground-on-us-production-site/
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