Category: EV

Ford Releases New Battery Capacity Plan, Raw Materials Details to Scale EVs; On Track to Ramp to 600K Run Rate by ’23 and 2M+ by ’26, Leveraging Global Relationships

Ford has added battery chemistries and secured contracts delivering 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity to deliver global 600,000 EV run rate by late 2023 Lithium iron phosphate battery packs coming for Mustang Mach-Es sold in North America next year and F-150 Lightnings in early 2024, creating more capacity for high-demand products Ford…
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21st July 2022 0

Tarmac orders UK’s first battery electric mixer truck

Due to be delivered in Autumn 2022, the electric mixer will be immediately put to work at Tarmac’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham, supplying essential construction materials to customers across the West Midlands.   The UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business is working with Renault Trucks and Total Vehicle Solutions (TVS) to develop the next…
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12th July 2022 0

Volta Trucks raises €230M and confirms the arrival of the world’s first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle in Spain

The Volta Zero is the first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for sustainable inner-city logistics, where air quality is at its worst The Swedish company is focused on Madrid, amongst other European cities, which will see the Volta Zero in circulation from 2023 The company plans to produce 5,000 vehicles in 2023, increasing to…
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30th March 2022 0

Volta Trucks confirms €230 million of Series C funding as it prepares the full-electric Volta Zero for production

Volta Trucks confirms successful, oversubscribed, Series C funding round with a total investment of €230 million into the company. Latest capital raise funds engineering and business operations until after start of production in late 2022. Existing investor, Luxor Capital Group, LP, leads the funding round while initial seed investor and co-lead,  Byggmästare Anders J Ahlström,…
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22nd February 2022 0

Lunaz grows production and workforce as new generation of buyers drives surge in demand for electric classic cars

Lunaz among UK’s fastest growing clean-tech companies as global demand surges for pinnacle British electric classic cars Lunaz attracts millennial customer base who prioritise sustainability in the goods they purchase Order books open for 2024 delivery after selling out of ’22 and ’23 production. Lunaz makes the world’s first electric Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Range…
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17th February 2022 0

Volvo Cars and Northvolt accelerate shift to electrification with new 3,000-job battery plant in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Cars and Northvolt have selected Gothenburg to establish a new 50 GWh battery manufacturing plant which will commence operations in 2025. Volvo Cars and Northvolt have selected Gothenburg, Sweden, to establish a new battery manufacturing plant which will commence operations in 2025, create up to 3,000 jobs and complement the planned R&D centre that…
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7th February 2022 0

Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors announce common roadmap Alliance 2030: Best of 3 worlds for a new future

The 2030 roadmap focuses on pure electric vehicles and connected mobility. Aims to enhance usage of common platforms to reach 80% in 2026. Mitsubishi Motors to reinforce presence in Europe with two new models based on Renault best-sellers. To invest 23 B€ in the next five years to support its offensive strategy in electrification. With…
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3rd February 2022 0

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – Can life cycle assessments end greenwashing in the EV supply chain?

Within the EV value chain ESG reporting is going from something that is  “nice to have” to a “need to have.” However, greenwashing fears are still high: 69% of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence survey respondents said they have concerns over the validity and transparency of ESG reporting in the lithium value chain. Greenwashing, which is the…
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18th January 2022 0

Volkswagen doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in 2021

Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter: “We are continuing to press ahead with the transition to e-mobility despite the limited supply of semiconductors. In a very short time, Volkswagen has reached a top position for BEVs in Europe.” More than 369,000 electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) delivered worldwide in 2021 One in four vehicles delivered by Volkswagen…
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13th January 2022 0

UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new electric vehicles in 2022

UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new electric vehicles in 2022 DriveElectric forecasts show that at least 330,000 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2022 Significant rise in EV sales despite production only fully ramping up in the second half of 2022 At least 330,000 new battery electric…
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10th January 2022 0