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Zero-Emissions Marine Vehicles

DB Schenker plans to operate a zero-emission autonomous coastal container feeder for Ekornes ASA in Norway

DB Schenker plans to operate a zero-emission autonomous coastal container feeder for Ekornes ASA in Norway.

“The vessel will operate between Ekornes’ own port, Ikornnes, and the port of Ålesund, which serves the main ocean freight ports in Europe. The ship will complete the 43-km (23-NM) journey within three hours, at a speed of 7.7 knots. The vessel will be 50 meters long and will be able to carry 300 deadweight tons of cargo. It is designed from the keel up for autonomous and zero-emission operation. It will run without a crew but will be monitored and controlled by staff at Massterly’s Remote Operation Center (ROC), whose team members include certified navigators and naval engineers.

“The planned two-way data communication solution between the vessel and the ROC is destined to be another game-changer in the ocean freight sector.”

Electric Cars

Vinfast reveals VF 8, VF 9 pricing details and its battery subscription policy in the EU market

“VF 8 and VF 9 electric vehicles which have recently completed rigorous winter, summer and high speed testing programmes in Sweden and Spain, are expected to be available in Europe in the second half of 2022 with two versions of Eco and Plus with pricing details as following:”

“All prices listed above include VAT and exclude battery subscription, accessories, and add-on services.”

VF 8’s and VF 9’s battery versions come with specific usable capacities and ranges per full charge (WLTP target):

“VinFast will offer customers two innovative battery subscription plans, which are the Flexible and Fixed packages. The Fixed Package, with unlimited mileage, has a monthly subscription fee of €120 for VF 8 and €150 for VF 9 (including VAT). The Flexible Package is designed for customers who travel infrequently, for up to 500km of travel per month. Details will be announced at the appropriate time.”

At the New York International Auto Show 2022 (NYIAS 2022), VinFast reveals its battery subscription prices for the VF 8 and VF 9 in the US market, in addition to activating the VinFirst NFT exchange on Opensea and debuting a NYIAS driving experience of the VF 8 key features of its Smart Services suite.

California Clean Fuel Reward surpasses 250,000 point-of-sale financial incentives for EV buyers

See the new Ford E-Transit custom electric van | Ford EU

BMW: “We’re speeding up the ramp-up of e-mobility,” further increase in staff in Dingolfing

BMW further increase in staff in Dingolfing. Image courtesy of BMW.

Fisker announces its third product, Project Ronin, an innovative, high-tech electric GT sports car

Image courtesy of Fisker.

New Volvo Studio opens to showcase electric cars at Brent Cross

Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April, share of electrified cars increased to 38.4%

Watt EV Holdings Ltd announced: Enabling the future of specialist EV manufacturing

VW ID. Buzz to launch below €65,000 in Germany

Neil Yates, Founder and CCO of Watt Electric Vehicles

Battery News

CATL planning EV battery production in United States, vetting sites

“BMW said in a statement that it was “intensively examining the possibility of establishing a battery factory” in North America and buying battery materials in the region. “We are in talks with several partners about this,” the company said.”

Livent announces agreement to double its ownership stake in Nemaska Lithium to 50%

Future: Fast Forward partners apply to the PERTE VEC with the aim of turning Spain into a European electric vehicle hub

“This investment of 10 billion euros will electrify Spain and Europe’s second-largest automotive manufacturer, creating a battery Gigafactory in Sagunto, enabling the production of electric vehicles at the Martorell and Pamplona plants, and building-up a comprehensive supplier ecosystem. This is the biggest industrial investment ever made in Spain.” —Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group

“We will build the battery Gigafactory with an investment of more than 3 billion euros, but the PERTE funds are essential if we are to realize our ambition of turning Spain into a European hub for electric vehicles.

“The battery factory in Sagunto will occupy a 200-hectare site and will be the third of six Gigafactories the Group plans to build across Europe. For our battery ramp-up in Spain and Europe, sustainability and a closed value chain loop are key. To name a few aspects: with the electricity to supply the Gigafactory coming 100 percent from renewable energies, with a local-for-local approach and by recovering valuable raw materials on site, our new factory in Valencia will be a blueprint for circular economy.” —Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of SEAT S.A.

EnergySource Minerals raises strategic investment from Schlumberger and TechMet to scale lithium extraction technology

Glencore and Li-Cycle announce innovative partnership to advance circularity in battery raw material supply chains

Altris to manufacture ground-breaking cathode material in Sandviken, Sweden

Featherstone Geothermal Plant, PROJECT ATLiS, Project ATLiS is a development initiative to extract and produce battery-spec lithium products utilizing geothermal brines from the Salton Sea geothermal resource area. Project ATLiS brings together proven processes and technologies and is supported by world-class vendors and their engineering teams. Image courtesy of EnergySource Minerals.

Electric Trucks & Buses

Volvo Trucks customer QCD orders 30 more VNR electric trucks for Southern California fleet

As part of the MSRC grant, VFS is working with QCD to fund the charging infrastructure for its Fontana facility by leasing two portable DCFS 50 kW chargers and eight permanent DCFS 180 kW charging stations.

Electric trucks have arrived: the use case for heavy-duty regional haul tractors

Arrival Bus achieves EU certification and European Whole Vehicle Type Approval:

Motiv Power Systems wins more than 100 new orders, multiple new customers

Important steps towards putting more emissions free electric trucks in urban zones: Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal build electric trucks for sewer cleaning

The full-electric Volta Zero for the US. Volta Trucks confirms its US market entry strategy

Electric Buses

NFI awarded new contract by MDOT Maryland Transit Administration for seven zero-emission buses

Solaris electric buses on the streets of Ostrava

Lion Electric and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg join roundtable focusing on workforce development and clean manufacturing in the electric vehicle sector

Lion Electric and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Join Roundtable Focusing on Workforce Development and Clean Manufacturing in the Electric Vehicle Sector

Lion Electric releases first annual ESG report

Lion announced at its annual shareholder meeting that it released its first annual Environmental, Social and Governance report

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Framework agreement for 1,200 buses: Deutsche Bahn is modernizing its bus fleet

PEUGEOT e-Boxer now available with improved range and updated pricing

EV Charging

Rhombus Energy Solutions to leverage Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide devices for faster EV charging infrastructure

Momentum Dynamics presents inductive charging system with two power classes

Taxi approaching 75kW wireless charger in Oslo, Norway. Image courtesy of Momentum Dynamics.


Image courtesy of Bird

The “shocking” truth: Why shock-less scooter tires score best for safety


Tesla hikes Full Self-Driving price in Canada by $2,200

Video shows Tesla has added the center screen tilting function to the new Model S and Model X refresh vehicles

Tesla said it received 3 million job applications in 2021

Tesla Model S Plaid faces a 1,400 hp Nissan GTR and a 1,000 hp Ford Mustang in a drag racing battle


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