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Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022. The company is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks, which are aimed at regional transport and urban construction applications…. Read more »

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday the company is accelerating its electric-vehicle efforts, pulling forward the schedule on many future launches, and expanding the number of EV models it sells globally to 30 by the end of 2025—a larger number than the dozen future EVs shown to journalists in a no-cameras presentation in March…. Read more »

FIMER’s new line of residential and commercial chargers

FIMER, an established manufacturer of solar inverters, has entered the EV charging space with the launch of a new portfolio of residential and commercial chargers. The FIMER FLEXA AC Wallbox is a wall- or stand-mounted charger for residential applications. It comes in three different versions: Stand Alone, Future Net and Inverter Net. Each model has… Read more »

Saietta secures UK research contract for Axial Flux Traction motor

Oxfordshire tech company Saietta has won a grant through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to ramp up production of its Axial Flux Traction (AFT) motor. The APC research contract will enable Saietta to increase annual motor production capacity to 150,000 and enable the hiring of 150 to 250 engineers in the first round of… Read more »

Star Charge and VinBus partner to deploy electric buses in Vietnam

The steady global spread of e-buses is one of the most exciting success stories on the e-mobility front. The latest news comes from Vietnam, where Chinese charging powerhouse Star Charge has partnered with VinBus, a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate VinGroup, to launch fleets of electric buses in several cities. VinBus plans to operate a total… Read more »

Indonesia to form EV battery joint venture

A group of state-owned companies in Indonesia will form a joint venture to produce Li-ion batteries. Partners in the new Indonesia Battery Holding joint venture include two mining firms: Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND) and PT Aneka Tambang; as well as state power utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN), and state oil company Pertamina. Indonesia Battery Holding… Read more »

Livent to invest in Nemaska Lithium, extends supply agreement with Tesla

Lithium supplier Livent has announced its participation in a consortium to acquire the business and certain assets of Nemaska Lithium, located in Québec. Livent will invest in the company via a joint venture with The Pallinghurst Group. Livent has also extended its multi-year lithium hydroxide supply agreement with Tesla through 2021, and has committed to… Read more »

New York to use $11 million in VW settlement funds to expand DC fast charging

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new investment of $11 million to subsidize the deployment of DC fast charging stations. The unimaginatively-named Direct Current Fast Charger program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Its main goal is to scale up charging infrastructure in areas… Read more »

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