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Volvo 48V MHEV powertrain now available on all models

By mmillikin In a broad portfolio upgrade, Volvo Cars announced that its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offerings. Introduced on the XC90 and XC60 SUVs last year, the mild hybrids are now also available on all other 90- and 60-series cars, as well as…

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

By mmillikin The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching a worldwide initiative to establish a charging infrastructure for battery-electric trucks. The initial focus is on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers. Within the framework of the initiative, the E-Mobility Group is bringing together the main players—e-truck customers, power grid…

USDOT releases Broad Agency Announcement for V2X communications devices for Safety Band spectrum testing

By mmillikin The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a broad agency announcement (BAA) (693JJ3-20-BAA-0002) to procure vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications devices to support the USDOT’s 5.9 GHz “Safety Band” spectrum testing. (Earlier post.) The devices will be used to evaluate the safety performance and capabilities of the devices through both small- and large-scale testing,…

First look at Gen2 EVO Forumla E racer

By mmillikin Formula E and the FIA provided images of the newly named Gen2 EVO, using a reimagined design that will debut in season seven when the electric racing series competes under the banner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Ahead of another milestone season, the first Formula E car to contest for…

Hydro-Québec partnering with Mercedes-Benz on development of solid-state battery technologies

By mmillikin Canadian battery material specialist Hydro-Québec is partnering with Mercedes-Benz as part of the automaker’s research and development activities on future EV technology. The Hydro-Québec Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage is a leading research and development institute for advanced battery materials, focusing on solid-state battery technologies. With its latest developments,…

Toyota and Panasonic to establish joint venture specializing in automotive batteries: prismatic Li-ion, solid-state and next-gen

By mmillikin Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation have decided to establish Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc., a joint venture specializing in advanced automotive batteries, including prismatic Li-ion, solid-state and next-generation automotive batteries other than the first two, including batteries based on new principles. This decision comes just over a year since the two…

HUMMER to return as GMC EV; 1K hp, 15,600 N·m, 0-60 in 3 seconds

By mmillikin General Motors is resurrecting the HUMMER as an electric truck in the GMC family. The GMC HUMMER EV truck will showcase the GMC brand’s design and engineering and will feature 1,000 horsepower; 11,500 lb-ft (15,592 N·m) of torque; and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Initial availability is slated for…

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