Tag: USA

Jan 23, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Lightning expansion of production capacities

Lightning eMotors is adding production capacity and space to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle fleets. The company is now adding another 107,000 square feet for a total of 231,000 square feet of space for its operations.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Biden announces tougher emissions standards

With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA is also facing a new chapter in transport policy. This not only pertains to the exhaust regulations changed by the Trump administration, but also various subsidies for electric mobility.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:17 am

Porsche releases the RWD Taycan

While the Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, dealerships in Germany, the US and the UK are now to follow. With rear-wheel drive and the optional battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Tesla extends battery research with Jeff Dahn

Tesla has extended its battery research partnership with Canada’s Dalhousie University, which has been in place since 2016, until at least 2026. Jeff Dahn will now be supported by Chongyin Yang and the former Bosch researcher Michael Metzger.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Cenntro presents last mile delivery e-van

The US-American EV designer and manufacturer Cenntro Automotive presented plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle to serve the last-mile urban delivery market.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 11:26 am

Toyota fined for violating US Clean Air Act

The US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Justice filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota for “systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements”.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 03:59 pm

Colorado to build up to 20,000 charging stations by 2023

Colorado regulators approved Xcel Energy’s $110 million transportation electrification plan, which aims to install up to 20,000 charging stations across the state by 2023, as well as provide rebates for EV purchasing, and to help manage the new charging load.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 11:56 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Giga Berlin continue and it is looking like the plant could become larger than initially thought. There are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 07:07 pm

Arcimoto found 5x larger production base in Oregon

Arcimoto, which makes funky electric trikes, has announced that it has agreed to purchase a new manufacturing site in Eugene, Oregon. Spanning over 185,000 square foot (about 17,187 sqm), the new factory is more than five times as large as Arcimoto’s current production facilities.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:31 pm

Uber to expand Uber Green services

Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities and towns.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 02:15 pm

Proterra to go public via merger with ArcLight

Proterra, the U.S. manufacturer of electric buses, has announced its initial public offering through a merger with investment firm ArcLight Clean Transportation. Existing investor Daimler Trucks backs the deal.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 02:39 pm

New Flyer wins two bus supply contracts in the USA

New Flyer has been tasked with delivering their electric Xcelsior Charge heavy duty buses to  the state of Connecticut as well as the city of Atlanta. A total of 12 fully-electric, 40-foot buses were ordered by Connecticut’s DoT, while six buses are headed to Atlanta.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 12:30 pm

GM: new brand BrightDrop for electric delivery vans

Under the BrightDrop brand, US automaker General Motors wants to build an “integrated ecosystem” of electric delivery vehicles, software and services for logistics from the first to the last mile. The first vehicle is expected to hit the market soon with FedEx as the launch customer.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 11:58 am

ICEing has yet to exhaust itself

ICEing is still a thing – at least in the world of trolls and this one probably wanted to be particularly “thoughtful”. In what the driver probably thought was a humorous moment, the pick-up truck that blocked a Tesla Supercharger bore a sign saying “I identify as a Prius”.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 06:33 pm

Texas Instruments reveals wireless BMS

US semiconductor specialist Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled a new battery management system that relies on a wireless communication protocol instead of cabling. According to the company, TÜV Süd from Germany has tested the solution for safety.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 04:58 pm

California to boost zero-emission economy

California’s Governor Newsom has proposed a 4.5-billion-dollar budget for economic stimulus in 2021. This includes $1.5Bn earmarked to help people and businesses purchase electric or hydrogen vehicles and equipment as well as funds for relevant charging and refilling infrastructure.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 04:15 pm

Lightning eMotors receives EV order for $45 million from ABC

Lightning eMotors announced an order from ABC Companies for a total value of $45 million. This will buy 200 additional electric vehicles for the company fleet, including everything from Class 3 Transit passenger wagons to motorcoaches with fully electric powertrain systems.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Albemarle to double lithium capacity by 2025

In response to growing global demand for electric cars, Albemarle has announced an increase in capacity at its Silver Peak lithium production facility in the US state of Nevada. Albemarle will invest $30 million to $50 million to double production there by 2025.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 12:19 pm

Tesla introduces standard range Model Y

In the USA, the Tesla Model Y can now also be ordered with a smaller battery pack and rear-wheel drive. In addition, the third row of seats can be ordered for this version, which turns the Model Y into a seven-seater.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 01:22 pm

John Deere introduces electric backhoe

John Deere has unveiled the concept of an all-electric backhoe, a type of digger, at an early stage of development. The manufacturer not only wants to promote electric vehicles in agriculture but also on construction sites in the future.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 11:40 am

High demand for the Model Y in China

Tesla is apparently experiencing high demand for its Model Y in China. After the series production of the Model Y was started in Shanghai a few days ago and the first deliveries were promised for January. Now the Tesla website for China lists the second quarter of 2021 as the delivery date for new orders.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/23/lightning-expansion-of-production-capacities/
23.01.2021 14:49