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AVID and GKN partner to further develop EVO motor

The English automotive clean tech firm AVID Technology has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors. AVID will take over the existing EVO motors, and develop EVO technology to deliver new variants of the motor. According to the companies, the EVO motor’s high power density, ability to run at… Read more »

California Air Resources Board votes unanimously to stand by clean car standards

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has voted unanimously to reaffirm the state’s clean car standards, setting up a confrontation with the regime in Washington. The Board’s decision comes after years of detailed analysis by ARB staff, culminating in a Midterm Review which concluded that the standards can be met on time, using known technologies,… Read more »

30 US cities announce plans to buy $10 billion worth of EVs

Take that, EV nay-sayers! As automakers prepare to meet with the new US regime to discuss watering down fuel efficiency regulations – which some fear is the first step to scaling back their EV programs – mayors of cities around the country have joined to demonstrate their interest in low-emission vehicles. Thirty cities, including New… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems approved as Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier for electric powertrains

Motiv Power Systems has earned a valuable vote of confidence from Ford – the California manufacturer of electric powertrains is now a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). Members of the QVM program can modify vehicles for commercial customers while keeping the original manufacturer’s warranty in force. With the new eQVM designation, Ford has expanded its… Read more »

EV-Box’s upgradable Elvi home charging station

Netherlands-based EV-Box has introduced a new home charging station with a modular, upgradable design. The new Elvi home charger is designed to be easily scalable, making home and condominium sites future-proof. As EV ranges are increasing, charging power levels are on the way up as well. Designed with the next generation of EVs in mind,… Read more »

Intel, Mobileye and Tesla’s stock price

Intel’s recent acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli provider of autonomous driving technology, for $15 billion, has three interesting implications. The first is obvious: self-driving tech is expected to be huge, and companies are busily investing money and R&D efforts to position themselves as players. The second point, also apparent to observers in the tech world… Read more »

New ICCT study: Cost estimates for meeting MPG and pollution standards overstated by 40%

With a new administration in Washington, federal fuel efficiency and emissions standards for vehicle model years 2022-25 are being reconsidered, and automakers have high hopes that those standards will be relaxed. Their main argument for doing so is that the cost of meeting increasingly strict standards will be too high. However, a new study by… Read more »

Canada awards $18 million for aluminum auto parts and better battery management

The government of Canada will award $18.2 million to two companies to promote lighter vehicles and better battery management. Auto parts manufacturer Astrex will receive up to $17 million to establish a facility that produces lightweight, high-strength aluminum components. Another $1.2 million will go to GBatteries Energy Canada of Ottawa, which will work with eCAMION… Read more »

MAN to test electric semitrailer trucks with 9 Austrian companies

MAN Truck & Bus will be testing a prototype electric semitrailer tractor unit with 9 of Austria’s largest logistics companies, in partnership with the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles, which have gross weights of 12 to 26 tons, will be used in medium and heavy distribution transport beginning at the end of… Read more »