Electric Vehicles

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    An aftermarket network rebuilt for rapid response at BMW

    2017-10-03T11:57:04Z

    The expansion in sales and model variety for the BMW Group over the past two decades has led to significantly higher demand in the aftermarket, with increasing complexity in the service parts supply chain. Around the turn of the 21st century, for example, BMW and Mini brands had around 165,000 ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest $1bn in the US for EV production and logistics

    2017-09-27T10:22:09Z

    Mercedes-Benz has announced that most of the $1 billion it plans to invest in the US to expand its industrial footprint is slated for the future production of electric vehicles, alongside an expansion of its logistics activities in the country. The company plans to produce SUV models under its electric ...

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

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    Daimler launches Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

    2017-09-20T13:02:01Z

    Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter, an all-electric, light-duty truck. The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in the US, Europe and Japan before the end of the year. The company is planning to produce a total of 500 trucks over the ...

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    Volkswagen joins global battery alliance aiming to clean up supply chain

    2017-09-20T12:31:36Z

    Volkswagen has been named amongst a group of corporations and NGOs aiming to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and environmental damage in the global battery supply chain. The Global Battery Alliance was launched this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit and aims to ...

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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from ...

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    JLR and Mercedes plan for electric motor options in all model lines

    2017-09-11T14:15:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz have announced that in coming years each will offer electrified versions of each model in their respective ranges. The news follows that of rival carmaker, Volvo, which in July said every new car it launches from 2019 onwards would have an electric motor ...

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    Cummins unveils fully electric truck

    2017-08-30T17:26:56Z

    US-based truck engine maker, Cummins, has unveiled a concept fully electric class-7 truck as part of an event at its technical centre in Columbus, Indiana. Dubbed the AEOS and described as an “urban hauler EV”, the demonstration vehicle hosts a battery pack offering “longer charge for improved range and faster ...

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    Renault-Nissan Alliance forms China electric car JV with Dongfeng

    2017-08-29T15:33:57Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Group in China to develop and manufacture electric vehicles in the country. Named eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will be half owned by Dongfeng, with Renault and Nissan each taking a 25% stake. Renault has ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount ...