Month: January 2021

Olectra Green Tech Bus HYDERABAD, India, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Electric mobility leader and pioneer in electric bus manufacturing, Olectra Greentech Limited (OGL) and Evey Trans Private Limited (EVEY) has received the letter of award from Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. for 350 electric buses under FAME-II scheme of Government of India. This order is for the
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GM has thrown down the electric gauntlet to the auto industry, announcing plans to become carbon-neutral by 2040, and to set “science-based targets” to achieve carbon neutrality. GM worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to “develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by
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[embedded content] Start of ID.301 serial production today is a milestone of the strategic realignment Fourth Volkswagen MEB site in the world From advice to co-construction to delivery of the ID. family: Focus on holistic customer experience Additional focus: Innovation site for automation and digitalization solutions for Volkswagen Site manager Danny Auerswald says: “We are a
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By Maria Merano Posted on January 30, 2021 The advent of COVID has brought about a myriad of problems in the world to the forefront, including hard-to-swallow realizations about the systems that surround, forge, and often dictate human society. Education was among these systems affected by the global pandemic.  As students moved their learning experiences
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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has introduced a new generation of DIAvent valves, which allow reaction gases to escape from damaged lithium-ion batteries. The valves also maintain the continuous pressure compensation required for normal battery operation.  If a battery gets damaged, liquid electrolytes can escape into the battery housing as hot gases. These must then be released
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There is a new bi-partisan bill to extend the electric car tax credit that’s ready to be presented in Congress but will Donald Trump sign it and thus help Tesla, GM and other EV makers to keep moving forward? Let’s talk about it as I take your questions and comments during the LIVE stream! Get
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Omni Powertrain has introduced a new series of parallel-shaft gearboxes that address cost, performance and packaging needs for off-highway applications, including turf equipment, mobile elevating work platforms, material handling and general construction equipment.  The new gearboxes provide continuous torque output from 200 Nm to 3,000 Nm and reduction ratios from 15:1 to 60:1. Helical ground
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Hawthorne, California-based AEM EV will soon debut an EV conversion control system that increases horsepower when using Tesla’s Large Drive Unit (LDU) base drive. AEM EV’s system, jointly developed with Cascadia Motion, a leader in EV propulsion, combined with the company’s VCU200 vehicle control unit, provides OE-level safety, vehicle control, and increased HP. Together, AEM
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Electrify America Commercial Charger, Image courtesy of Electrify America  By Ross McLane & Qiyu Liu The United States will need much more public direct current fast-charging (DCFC) to keep up with the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs). These public DCFCs are vital for EV drivers’ peace-of-mind, enable long-distance trips, and empower consumers without access to
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Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra has announced a partnership with construction equipment builder Komatsu to develop a battery-electric middle-class hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the off-road vehicle market, and the company’s first Proterra Powered construction equipment. Komatsu will use Proterra’s battery systems to develop a proof-of-concept electric excavator this year, and expects to
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Ohio-based Lordstown Motors released the most substantial update on its business in many months, detailing, among other things, the battery supplier for its Endurance electric pickup truck, and confirmation of an electric van for 2022. Lordstown confirmed that it recently signed a “multi-year” battery-supply agreement with LG Chem for the Endurance. CEO Steve Burns previously
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GMC has announced a multiyear sponsorship with Chip Ganassi Racing for the team’s venture in the inaugural season of the Extreme E off-road racing series. CGR’s 550-horsepower electric SUV was inspired by the GMC Hummer EV. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is expected to go into production this fall, will offer a three-motor 4WD
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(Editor’s note: During the month of January, the ClassicCars.com Journal presents a series of stories related to and perhaps explaining the recent increase in interest in collecting cars produced by Japan-based automakers.) Japanese cars don’t often bring in the big bucks at collector car auctions, especially compared to the Ferraris and Aston Martins selling for
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