Tag: USA

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm

BYD-ADL present revised Enviro200EV

BYD and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) presented a revised version of their Enviro200EV electric bus. There is also news about the second generation of BYD’s 8TT electric truck and the emission-free monorail passenger transport system SkyRail.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 02:45 pm

Nissan allows a peek at new all-electric crossover

Nissan has given US dealers a first preview of a new electric crossover. A closer version of the new Nissan electric will be presented next month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The production version is expected in the USA in the second half of 2021.

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Sep 14, 2019 - 04:59 pm

Series version VW ID.Crozz to become ID.4

With the ID.3 just out, Volkswagen had further announcements to make at the IAA and said the VW ID. Crozz concept will be called ID.4 once it hits the markets in series. The model is destined for the US first next year and will be the first MEB-based model in the USA.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:56 am

Most powerful Tesla powertrain called Plaid

A Model S equipped a ‚Plaid‘ powertrain (think Ludicrous mode but Spaceballs) has set a new record on the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. More so, the electric car has already been spotted testing at the Nürburgring in Germany.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Byton reveals the serial M-Byte at the IAA

At the IAA, Byton presented the series version of the M-Byte. The first deliveries to customers in China are slightly behind schedule and will begin in mid-2020. In Europe and North America, the company’s debut current will be launched in 2021.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Sep 7, 2019 - 04:12 pm

StreetScooter enters China with Chery

Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary StreetScooter and the Chinese car manufacturer Chery will be setting up a joint venture to build and sell electric delivery vans in China. The two companies signed a corresponding letter of intent during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip to China.

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Sep 6, 2019 - 02:31 am

EDF Renewables acquires PowerFlex Systems

EDF Renewables North America has acquired PowerFlex Systems, a start-up with a patented technology called Adaptive Charging Network (ACN). It is used in V2H charging systems powered by renewable energy in particular.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 01:26 pm

Virginia school buses to go electric

The US state of Virginia announced plans to electrify their school buses, with the first 50 to be in use by next year, and a series of additions to be made over the next five years.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Maine uses VW’s penalty funds for EV subsidies

The US state of Maine won a $5.1 million legal settlement against the Volkswagen Group for violating state environmental laws and emissions through their marketing and sales of light vehicles in 2017. The funds are now to be used to fund the procurement of BEVs and PHEVs.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 11:48 am

Battery beef continues to escalate

The legal battle between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation is heating up in the USA. After LG Chem had sued their competitor from Korea, SK Innovation has now turned the tables and launched a counter-suit for patent infringement.

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Aug 30, 2019 - 10:43 am

Feel like driving 1,600 km on one charge?

Ten years ago an ultra light-weight, three-wheeled, two-seater car called the Aptera was created, touted as the world’s most efficient electric car, but the Californian company ran into trouble had to liquidate. Now its founders have come together again to work on a new Aptera, which they say can achieve a 1,600 km range on […]

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Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 am

Not too easy, rider…

In Milwaukee, USA, electric kick-scooters have again hit the news for misuse, of sorts. Three Bird kick-scooter riders were caught on an 8-lane highway. The three men from Texas said the GPS guided them onto the interstate highway. 

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Aug 23, 2019 - 01:11 pm

SemaConnect to supply PG&E’s charging infrastructure

The North American infrastructure provider was selected as an approved vendor for Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) EV Fleet programme. Under the programme, PG&E customers can receive free EV charging infrastructure, as well as funding for EVs and additional chargers.

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Aug 22, 2019 - 04:35 pm

Electrify America & EVgo allow drivers mutual access

The US charging network operators Electrify America and EVgo have concluded an interoperability agreement. Customers can now access each other’s charging stations across the country without having to register for the other service or pay more fees.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 01:45 pm

Ford plans 2 mid-sized crossovers on new BEV platform

Ford’s plans to produce next-generation electric cars in Michigan are becoming more concrete. Two battery-electric mid-range crossover models are apparently planned, one for the Ford brand and another for the Lincoln brand. Both models would be based on a new BEV platform.

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Aug 17, 2019 - 01:28 pm

Stefan Krause steps down as CEO of Canoo

After Karl-Thomas Neumann, Stefan Krause is also retiring from the board of Californian EV startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity). Citing private “family matters” Krause will no longer be CEO but will continue taking care of financing in a limited capacity.

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Aug 17, 2019 - 11:58 am

Upgraded Karma Revero GT PHEV open for order

After Karma Automotive unveiled the plug-in hybrid 2020 Revero GT earlier this year, the company has now announced U.S. pricing will begin at $135,000. Costing $5,000 more than its predecessor, the 2020 Revero GT features a number of updates inside and out.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/18/119343/
18.09.2019 12:06