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15.01.2019 - 15:25

VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.

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11.01.2019 - 17:33

More than $300 billion to flow into e-mobility

Car manufacturers plan to invest more than 300 billion dollars in electric mobility over the next five to ten years. This is the result of a Reuters analysis based on public company data. China accounts for around 45 percent of investment plans.

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10.01.2019 - 16:29

GM cooperates with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots

In the USA, General Motors is partnering with the three main charging station networks. Namely EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots will be providing customers of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with access to more than 31,000 charging points. 

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09.01.2019 - 22:38

Toyota working on fuel cell truck with Kenworth

Truck maker Kenworth and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop ten trucks using Toyota fuel cell technology. The hydrogen trucks are to run at the Port of Los Angeles and are part of a million dollar initiative funded by CARB.

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09.01.2019 - 15:56

Plug&Charge: Electrify America and Hubject team up

Hubject has announced a strategic cooperation with Electrify America, Volkswagen’s subsidiary founded in the wake of the diesel scandal in the USA for the purpose of establishing charging infrastructure. The main focus of the cooperation is on the implementation of standards.

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09.01.2019 - 15:14

Bell Nexus VTOL to be new flying Uber taxi by 2020

US helicopter manufacturer Bell Helicopter presented a vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) with hybrid-electric propulsion for five passengers at the CES 2019 under the name Bell Nexus. Bell has been cooperating with Uber for their planned flying cab since 2017.

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08.01.2019 - 18:03

Larry Ellison becomes second largest Tesla investor

Oracle founder Larry Ellison has acquired a $1 billion stake in Tesla, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), making him the company’s second-largest individual shareholder. Just a few days ago, Tesla announced the appointment of Ellison as an independent director to its board of directors.

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08.01.2019 - 16:37

SK Innovation to get bigger US battery cell factory

The first U.S. battery cell factory of the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation, which was announced in November, could prove far more extensive than originally planned. SK Innovation is considering investing up to an additional 5 billion dollars in the factory in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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08.01.2019 - 15:17

Harley airs technical details of the LiveWire

Harley-Davidson has published technical details about its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire. The Harvey LEV will be launched in autumn this year and can be pre-ordered from U.S. dealers starting immediately. First prototypes can also be seen at the CES in Las Vegas.

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07.01.2019 - 16:46

Atlis presents electric pickup with 800 km range

The US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles has presented its all-electric pickup truck announced a few months ago, bearing the name Atlis XT and has a range of up to 800 kilometres. As far as series production is concerned, the financing has not yet been secured.

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03.01.2019 - 16:33

Daimler delivers first fully electric freightliner eM2

With the delivery of the first all-electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Trucks has now also launched practical tests for heavy and medium-heavy electric trucks in the USA. In future, Penske Truck Leasing will use the electric truck in local distribution traffic in the northwest of the USA and in California.

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03.01.2019 - 14:47

General Motors hits 200,000 EV milestone

General Motors has passed the 200,000 electric and hybrid vehicles sold milestone in the last quarter of 2018. This means that the subsidies for GM BEVs and PHEVs will be lowered starting in the second quarter of 2019.

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03.01.2019 - 12:53

Die-hard pick-up fans protest Tesla

A new “trend” seems to be picking up in the USA, where pick-up truck drivers purposefully park in front of Tesla supercharging stations where they can insult Tesla drivers. At least that’s what happened in the town of Hickory, North Carolina.

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02.01.2019 - 16:01

Tesla hires Wilson-Thompson and Ellison for board

Tesla has hired the former Walgreens human resource head Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and the Oracle founder Larry Ellison as new independent directors to join their board of directors. Furthermore, Tesla has founded a leasing company in China, as well as having manufactured a total of more than 155,000 Model 3.

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02.01.2019 - 15:45

ChargePoint & Greenlots announce roaming partnership

The two US American charging network operators have announced a roaming partnership that would enable inter-network charging, allowing customers free access to “thousands of additional charging locations throughout North America”. The cooperation will take effect in mid-2019.

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20.12.2018 - 11:39

Burning Tesla story takes on bizarre twist

Back in 2014, the owner of a brand new Tesla claimed his Model S spontaneously caught fire and Tesla offered him compensation. Tesla went back on the deal when they discovered that the fire was caused, not by a faulty battery, but by a bullet.

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19.12.2018 - 21:28

Musk sends Model X through tunnel on training wheels

Elon Musk presented the underground transport system Loop of his Boring Company in a test tube. Contrary to expectations, however, no autonomous e-shuttle was presented at the same time. Instead, a retrofit solution for autonomous electric cars was presented using the Tesla Model X as an example.

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17.12.2018 - 10:12

Tesla lowers prices in China in line with tariffs

A recent drop in the import tariffs for cars from the U.S. (from 40% to 15%) prompted Tesla to reduce prices for some Model S and X electric cars in China. Tesla is thus “discounting” the Model S by 105,000 yuan (approx. 13,500 euros) and the Model X with up to 65,000 yuan (around 8,300 […]

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16.12.2018 - 17:34

California requires all new buses to be electric by 2029

California on Friday became the first state to mandate a full shift to electric buses on public transit routes. Starting in 2029, mass transit agencies in California will only be allowed to buy buses that are fully electric under a rule adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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13.12.2018 - 18:35

Electric sports car Qiantu K50 to be made in USA

The Chinese carmaker Qiantu Motor has found a partner in the Californian electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Technologies. They are to homologate, assemble and market the Qiantu K50 electric sports car, a sleek two seater with carbon elements, in North America.

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13.12.2018 - 14:45

All-electric car market share on the rise worldwide

The latest report on electric vehicle sales and innovation by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) compares e-mobility markets worldwide. So far, the positive trend continues throughout 2018, with PEVs now having a global marketshare of 4.6%, almost double from what it was in 2017. Two countries are the main drivers behind this development, with […]

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12.12.2018 - 16:50

Will Tesla really ship 3,000 EVs a week to Europe?

We can’t say for sure, but after Tesla recently announced that Model 3 will also be available in Europe from February, there are now the first indications of the planned quantities. According to Belgian media, Tesla plans to ship 3,000 vehicles per week to Europe starting in February.

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11.12.2018 - 19:22

Albuquerque to sue BYD over electric buses

Albuquerque mayor Tim Keller announced that the City is taking legal action against BYD bus company. BYD was contracted by the city to build 60-foot, fully electric buses for the troubled Rapid Transit project.

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06.12.2018 - 16:03

Byton plans April 2019 production launch in China

Byton has announced that their production launch for the electric SUV M-Byte will begin in April next year in China. The sales launch for China is planned for the second half of the year. In Europe and the US, the model will likely likely hit the market in the second half of 2020.

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06.12.2018 - 15:16

VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles.

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06.12.2018 - 14:09

BYD considers European/US battery cell factory

BYD is toying with the idea of constructing battery factories in Europe and the USA. In Europe, the company is examining possible locations in Great Britain and Germany. Furthermore, the Chinese electric car manufacturer is considering a separate listing of its battery business on the stock exchange.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/03/electric-car-start-up-nio-loses-chief-development-officer/
03.12.2018 14:45