EV news and analysis – Page 20

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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 next ...

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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 combustion ...

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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 charging”.According ...

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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 Pleasant ...

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    Ford to build electric vehicles in China with Zotye Auto

    2017-08-22T16:21:35Z

    Ford Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile to explore a joint venture for the manufacture of a new brand of all-electric vehicles in the Asian country.“The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an ...

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    Ryder secures exclusive rights with electric van manufacturer

    2017-08-16T10:20:48Z

    Transport and supply chain management provider, Ryder System, has been chosen as the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a California-based medium-duty electric vehicle company.Chanje will introduce its first vehicle – the V8070 large panel van – in the last quarter of this year and will be ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period.Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export ...

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    Faraday Future targets 2018 production start after securing facility in California

    2017-08-09T09:23:12Z

    Electric vehicle hopeful Faraday Future (FF), which recently decided to put its $1 billion factory development in Las Vegas on hold, has found an existing facility in Hanford, California that it says will put it on a faster path to production.The company has already signed the lease for the 1m ...

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    Nissan sells global battery business to Chinese private equity firm

    2017-08-08T16:52:01Z

    Nissan Motor Company says it has sold its global electric battery business to Chinese private investment fund, GSR Capital, for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee and in Sunderland, England. GSR, with offices ...

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    Petrol and diesel ban raises questions over UK’s ability to adapt to electrification

    2017-08-02T12:15:02Z

    Last week’s proposal by the UK government to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 raises some serious questions over the UK’s ability to adapt to greater electrification, senior industry observers have pointed out. Reacting to the joint announcement by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural ...

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    UK to invest in battery technology as it targets 2040 diesel and petrol ban

    2017-07-26T10:11:36Z

    UK business and energy secretary Greg Clark (pictured) has announced the first phase of a £246m ($320m) government investment in battery technology in the country. Known as the Faraday Challenge, the four-year investment round is a part of the government’s Industrial Strategy . The investment was revealed just a day ...

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    Electric Mini to be built in UK with drivetrains from Germany

    2017-07-25T16:56:46Z

    BMW has confirmed it will build the fully electric version of the Mini at its existing plant in Oxford in the UK – although the drivetrain will be manufactured at the OEM’s e-mobility centre at the Dingolfing and Landshut plants in Germany. The BMW Group currently produces electrified models, including ...

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    Mercedes-Benz names Untertürkheim as fourth battery production facility

    2017-07-18T17:01:36Z

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed that its Untertürkheim plant in Germany will be its fourth global battery manufacturing facility. Currently, the six-facility plant in the Neckar Valley, near Stuttgart, produces internal combustion engines, transmissions and axles. The OEM already plans to develop the plant to manufacture electric vehicle powertrain components, however, including ...

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    Daimler and BAIC to invest $735m in electric vehicle production in China

    2017-07-11T17:15:43Z

    Daimler and its Chinese partner, BAIC, have agreed to invest 5 billion yuan ($735m) in their local production joint venture, Beijing Benz Automotive Company (BBAC), as they prepare it for electric vehicle production from 2020. The investment will include construction of a battery factory in Beijing – the first the ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...