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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

By mmillikin Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July. Along with the registration site, the E-Transit electric vans have updated pricing, with a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway—lower than originally announced—to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van. To date, more…

Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

By mmillikin Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (EnergyX) has secured commitments of $20 million in financing. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market. In 2020, EnergyX announced a pilot partnership with Orocobre Limited (earlier post) to deliver high-quality and…

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

By mmillikin Universal Hydrogen announced $20.5-million Series A financing round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture fund, Playground Global, with the investor syndicate comprising Fortescue Future Industries, Coatue, Global Founders Capital, Plug Power, Airbus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Sojitz Corporation, and Future Shape. Founded in 2020 by aviation industry veterans Paul Eremenko,…

Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Addionics to collaborate on high-power, high-capacity solid-state batteries for long-range, fast-charging EVs

By mmillikin Saint-Gobain, the global technical material expert, will partner with the Israeli battery technology start-up Addionics to develop next generation solid-state lithium-ion batteries with novel electrode components under the Israel – US BIRD Energy program. The partnership aims to offer major improvements in EV battery performance, such as longer driving range, fast charging, enhanced…

DHL Express deploys nearly 100 new Lightning Electric delivery vans in US

By mmillikin Following a successful initial pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the US late last year, DHL Express plans to deploy the remaining 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California. Produced by Lightning eMotors, a designer and manufacturer of elelctric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the…

Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

By mmillikin Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s battery technology. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial electric vehicle that is available in several popular configurations such as…

States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

By mmillikin by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway…

Fisker and Foxconn to collaborate on EV project; start of production of Project PEAR in Q4 2023

By mmillikin Fisker Inc. has entered into a MOU with Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) supporting a project to develop a breakthrough electric vehicle. Highlights of the proposed collaboration, codenamed “Project PEAR” (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution): Fisker and Foxconn to jointly develop a breakthrough new segment vehicle. Foxconn to manufacture the vehicle at projected annual…

Ford commits to 100% all-electric passenger vehicle range in Europe by 2030; $1B to transform Cologne plant

By mmillikin Ford committed today that by mid-2026, 100% of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. Similarly, Ford’s entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of Ford’s commercial vehicle sales expected…

Archer taps FCA to accelerate eVTOL production

By mmillikin Archer, a manufacturer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have entered into a definitive agreement to enable Archer to benefit from access to FCA’s low-cost supply chain, advanced composite material capabilities, and engineering and design experience. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer’s timeline in becoming…

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