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Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production

Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s MEB platform is a modular architecture for electric vehicles The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace in the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. The group’s first factory specifically designed for the MEB platform is now commencing construction in Anting. The first model that will …

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New Flyer signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

New Flyer of America

The Transportation Electrification Accord is America’s first multi-sector accord New Flyer has signed the Transportation Electrification Accord (TEA). The TEA provides a roadmap to electrification, with a shared vision for an equitable and prosperous future through communicating economic, social, and environmental benefits of electrified transportation. New Flyer joins Fortune 500 companies …

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Workhorse launches production of NGEN-1000 electric van

NGEN-1000 electric delivery van

NGEN-1000 goes into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant US-based Workhorse Group has started the initial production of a new light-weight NGEN-1000 electric delivery vehicle with a grill-less front end. The NGEN-1000 has a curb weight of 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs. …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

Class 8 Thor Truck

AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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Anjie Wireless teams up with WiTricity in China

WiTricity's DRIVE 11 wireless charging system

WiTricity enters an IP licensing agreement with Anjie Wireless to accelerate EV adoption in China WiTricity, a pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with China-based Anjie Wireless, an automotive Tier 1 supplier. “China is a leading force in EV innovation and adoption, …

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HUBER+SUHNER showcase e-mobility solutions at IZB

E-mobility solutions for harsh environments

HUBER+SUHNER will demonstrate its cable and system portfolio for electric vehicles at IZB 2018, in Wolfsburg. Swiss-based HUBER+SUHNER’s key highlight is the RADOX® High Power Charging (HPC) system. The technology allows the increase of the power-throughput of a charging cable to 500 kW and grants fast and effective charging – …

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