Tag: USA

Dec 2, 2022 - 12:59 pm

Tesla officially launches Semi deliveries

Tesla has announced the start of deliveries of its Semi electric truck at an official event – five years after its presentation and three years after the originally announced start of deliveries. The most important confirmed news is that the battery can be charged with up to 1 megawatt thanks to a 1,000-volt system.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 04:17 pm

Hyundai to use SK On batteries in the USA

Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK On to secure the supply of SK batteries for Hyundai Group electric cars in North America from 2025. However, further details of the collaboration will be announced at a later date.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 02:57 pm

CharIN angered over change in Supercharger plug design

The CCS association CharIN has released a statement of discontent after Tesla recently announced it would release the design of its proprietary Supercharger connector to make its system the charging standard in North America. Tesla remains a member of the consortium behind the CCS charging standard.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 02:37 pm

Daimler delivers eCascadia e-trucks to Penske and Sysco

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has just handed over the first examples of the production version of its battery-electric heavy-duty truck Freightliner eCascadia to customers. Two Freightliner eCascadia went to Penske Truck Leasing and another one went to the food delivery company Sysco.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 02:14 pm

Lordstown Motors launches deliveries of the Endurance

US electric car start-up Lordstown Motors has received full homologation for its first model Endurance, clearing the way for sales to begin. Certification for the electric pickup truck has been granted by both the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the California CARB (California Air Resources Board).

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Nov 28, 2022 - 03:05 pm

Hyundai announces plans for multiple battery plants in the USA

After Hyundai Motor Group began construction of its new electric car plant in the US state of Georgia at the end of October, the company is planning to build up to three battery factories there with a total capacity of 90 gigawatt-hours per year together with partners SK On and LG Energy Solution.

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Nov 25, 2022 - 12:50 pm

VinFast completes first EV delivery to the USA

Vietnamese electric car manufacturer VinFast has started exporting its electric cars. The first batch of 999 VF 8s was shipped to the USA, where they are to be delivered this year. The first VF 9s will then follow in early 2023 – in Vietnam, as well as internationally.

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Nov 25, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Hyundai Mobis to build factory in the USA

Hyundai Mobis, a South Korean automotive supplier belonging to the Hyundai Motor Group, is investing 926 million US dollars in a plant for electric vehicle components in Bryan County in the US state of Georgia.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 06:18 pm

California invests $2.6 billion in decarbonising transport

In the USA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a $2.6 billion investment plan for the state’s transition to zero-emission transportation. The projects that have been supported range from incentives for cleaner trucks and buses and mobility options such as bike- and car-sharing to consumer rebates for clean cars.

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Nov 23, 2022 - 02:56 pm

Hyperion Motors presents 1.5 MW fuel cell hypercar

The Californian start-up Hyperion Motors has presented a hydrogen-electric supercar at the Los Angeles Auto Show. On paper, the XP-1 offers enormous driving performance and an outstanding range. The company also presented the required infrastructure solution.

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Nov 23, 2022 - 02:47 pm

Redwood launches recycling cooperation with Lyft

Recycling startup Redwood Materials, founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has entered into another collaboration. US ride broker and sharing provider Lyft will work with Redwood Materials to recycle end-of-life batteries from its e-bike and electric scooter-sharing fleets.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 02:30 pm

LG Chem to build cathode plant in the USA

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has announced the construction of the largest factory for the production of cathode materials for electric car batteries on American soil. This will be built in Clarksville in the state of Tennessee with an investment of 3.2 billion US dollars.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 03:43 pm

Safe Impact Resistant Electrolyte (SAFIRE) to come to market

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has exclusively licensed Safire to produce its drop-in additive for Li-ion batteries that prevents explosions and fire from impact. Safire, formerly known as BTRY, plans to locate facilities in East Tennessee to commercialise the liquid-to-solid battery technology.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 01:33 pm

Archer specifies series eVTOL Midnight

Archer Aviation has presented the series eVTOL Midnight. The air taxi that vertically takes off and lands offers space for one pilot and four passengers, not unlike the prototype Maker. Other spec has changed, however, yet an ambitious production schedule remains.

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Nov 18, 2022 - 11:50 am

Bird may come crashing down

After withdrawing from Germany and other countries, the US bike & scooter rental company Bird announced that its sales for the last two years were overstated due to incorrect bookings. A bankruptcy filing cannot be ruled out.

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Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm

Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform

The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.

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02.12.2022 16:54