Posts By: Ryan Austin

Daimler delivers first Freightliner electric commercial truck to Penske

Daimler Trucks North America has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing. Next year, Penske will put an additional 9 medium-duty electric eM2 trucks and 10 heavy-duty eCascadia electric trucks into service in California and the Pacific Northwest. Penske will place the EVs… Read more »

GAC completes factory for EVs and self-driving cars

Chinese automaker GAC Motor has completed construction of a Guangzhou-based factory where it hopes to produce 200,000 EVs annually. It’s the first phase in the development of an industrial park for EVs and smart vehicles. GAC and parts maker Aisin have also begun construction of a joint automatic transmission facility in the industrial park. GAC… Read more »

BMZ orders $1 billion worth of Samsung Li-ion cells for European EVs

Battery system manufacturer BMZ is launching a long-term cooperation with Samsung SDI, and plans to order just under $1 billion worth of Li-ion cells over the next five years. BMZ says its European automotive customers will double their EV production volumes in the coming year, and is responding by expanding manufacturing capacity of its Li-ion… Read more »

Toshiba prepares to rev up production of SCiB batteries

Toshiba is removing its SCiB battery business from the Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions (TISS) subsidiary, and making it an independent business unit within Toshiba. By positioning the business as an independent operation, Toshiba says it hopes to remove layers of management and allow for more rapid decision-making. TISS will continue to handle business operations… Read more »