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Simon, Electrify America launch California’s first 350 kW charging station

Electrify America ultra-fast chargers

The ultra-fast chargers can deliver energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute US mall owner Simon has selected the San Francisco Premium Outlets as California’s first location for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems with recharging speeds up to 350 kW. As part of its ongoing sustainability strategy, …

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SK Innovation announces new battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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SK Innovation will invest US$1.67 billion in its Georgia battery plant SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest US$1.67 billion to build a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of …

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New Flyer renovates Alabama electric bus factory

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New Flyer’s renovated facility has gained an additional 76,000 square feet of space in the renovation New Flyer of America , a US subsidiary of NFI Group, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, has cut the ribbon on a US$25-million renovation and expansion of its Anniston, Alabama …

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Torqeedo-powered electric ferry launched in Thailand

Thailand’s first all-electric passenger ferry

The all-electric passenger ferry will operate a 5-km long route between Hua Lampjong and Thewes Pier in Bangkok Thailand’s first all-electric commuter ferry, powered by the German e-boat powertrain developer – Torqeedo, has been placed into service by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA). Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha celebrated the launch, …

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World’s largest commercial EV project unveiled in the UK

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‘Optimise Prime’ project takes 3,000 electric vehicles to the road to test the impacts of EV transition The world’s biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs), ‘Optimise Prime’, has been given the green light by Great Britain energy regulator Ofgem, bringing together leading power, technology, fleet and transport companies to test …

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Cross-industry project to improve cobalt mining for EV batteries

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BMW, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics jointly explore ways to improve working conditions at cobalt mines in Congo-Kinshasa The new partnership, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), have signed a contract to improve artisanal mining working conditions, as well as living conditions for surrounding communities. The …

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EV Motors launches public EV charging outlet PlugNgo

PlugNgo EV charging outlet

A new partnership commits to invest US$200 million and install 6,500 charging outlets in India over five years Electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India has entered into partnership with DLF, Delta Electronics and ABB to launch its first Public EV Charging Outlet PlugNgo. The project is in line with the …

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NFDA’s pilot scheme to certify EV retailers endorsed by OLEV

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The NFDA EVA scheme will establish retail and aftersale standards for EVs “It is extremely positive that the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has endorsed the pilot phase of NFDA’s new Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme, now open to all retailers,” said director of the National Franchised Dealers …

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