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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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Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment in Tritium

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root will start selling Tritium’s EV charging products Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has made a minority investment in Tritium, a privately held electric vehicle charging manufacturer. Tritium specialises in the design and manufacture of DC fast charging solutions for EVs. Established in 2001, it launched its first …

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CARB amends Low Carbon Fuel Standard for wider impact

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CARB’s legislation aims to reduce the carbon intensity California’s transportation fuel by 20% The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) designed to make the programme a more versatile, comprehensive tool in the fight against climate change. Since 2011, the LCFS has …

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Peugeot unveils vision of future with e-Legend concept

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The Peugeot e-Legend concept has a 600-km range Peugeot will unveil its vision for the future of mobility at this year’s Paris Motor Show (October 4-14) – a 100% autonomous, electric and connected vehicle called the e-Legend concept. As the automotive industry undergoes a transition in energy and fuel types, …

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New Flyer pledges to CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero

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The pledge aims to have zero emission vehicles dominate new sales by 2040 New Flyer of America, the US subsidiary of NFI Group, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has signed on to CALSTART’s Global Commercial Drive to Zero (D2Z) pledge in …

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Lucid signs investment agreement with Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia

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The investment will help fund the release of the Lucid Air in 2020 Lucid Motors has executed a US$1-billion+ investment agreement with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, through a special-purpose vehicle wholly owned by PIF. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties made binding undertakings to …

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