Tagged Legislation

Meritor makes strategic investment in TransPower to accelerate medium- and heavy-duty electrical vehicle platforms

By mmillikin Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has made a strategic investment in TransPower, a provider of electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. (Earlier post, earlier post.) Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full…

Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation Europe sign agreement to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

By mmillikin Skeleton Technologies signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe with the aim of providing energy storage solutions for the rapidly growing hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry. With high power density, a recharge time of 2-3 seconds and more than one million life cycles, ultracapacitors are unique in their ability to not…

Renault takes Level 4 EV SYMBIOZ demo car on the road

By mmillikin At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Renault unveiled the SYMBIOZ autonomous, electric and connected concept. (Earlier post.) The automaker has now embodied many of the elements of the show car in a demo vehicle that is currently performing road tests to demonstrate under real-life conditions the benefits of such a car. This…

Broad-Ocean subsidiary commissions facility for Chinese produced Ballard fuel cell modules

By mmillikin Ballard Power Systems announced that a subsidiary of strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. (Broad-Ocean) called Shanghai Edrive Co. Ltd. has commissioned its fuel cell engine manufacturing facility located in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Edrive will assemble Ballard FCveloCity 30-kilowatt (kW) and 85kW fuel cell engines at the facility under a technology transfer,…

Ford and Alibaba explore strategic collaboration to reimagine vehicle ownership experience, expand mobility services

By mmillikin Ford Motor Company and Alibaba Group will explore a strategic collaboration to identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and to explore solutions for sustainable mobility. Under the three-year agreement, Ford will cooperate with Alibaba’s four business units: AliOS operation systems; Alibaba Cloud cloud computing; Alimama digital marketing; and Tmall online retail….

LanzaTech and Sekisui advance conversion of municipal solid waste to ethanol

By mmillikin Sekisui, a multibillion dollar Japanese diversified chemicals company and LanzaTech report making significant progress on a waste-to-chemicals platform converting municipal solid waste (MSW) to ethanol or other new products. Today, many MSW streams are incinerated or super-heated to produce a synthesis gas made up of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which is then combusted…

California Legislator Proposing Internal Combustion Ban

By Evan Williams A California lawmaker wants to set a date on banning fossil-fuel cars in the state that started car culture. According to a report from Bloomberg, California Assemblymember Phil Ting is planning to introduce a bill that would start the ban in 2040. In the proposed bill, starting that year, the state department…

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