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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
“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.”
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.”
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
Fisker announces its third product, Project Ronin, an innovative, high-tech electric GT sports car
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
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
Electric Trucks & Buses
Volvo Trucks customer QCD orders 30 more VNR electric trucks for Southern California fleet
Electric trucks have arrived: the use case for heavy-duty regional haul tractors
Arrival Bus achieves EU certification and European Whole Vehicle Type Approval:
THIS JUST IN 🎉 The Arrival Bus has achieved EU certification!
After many months of testing, we’re happy to announce that Arrival has received formal certification for our Bus. This is a key milestone for the company.
Next up: Public road trials with our customers! pic.twitter.com/Aazd6VveIV
— Arrival (@arrival) May 6, 2022
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
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 releases first annual ESG report
Lion announced at its annual shareholder meeting that it released its first annual Environmental, Social and Governance report
Framework agreement for 1,200 buses: Deutsche Bahn is modernizing its bus fleet
PEUGEOT e-Boxer now available with improved range and updated pricing
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
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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