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EDI reveals new school bus drivetrain

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The new EV drivetrain rounds out EDI’s North American school bus portfolio Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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Manufacturer Henkel to support e-mobility

Henkel's products can find multiple uses in an electric motor

Henkel manufactures a number of different chemicals that can be used to make EV parts German manufacturer Henkel will support large-scale manufacturing of safe and reliable electric drive systems by investing in new technologies and products. Henkel aims to play a decisive role in the electric vehicle revolution, helping customers …

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Cummins to acquire Efficient Drivetrains

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The move is the latest in Cummins’ plan to increase its electric power business Cummins Inc. is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets. Adding EDI to the Cummins portfolio is the latest step forward in Cummins’ efforts …

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Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

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Under the JV arrangement, Hydro-Québec subsidiary TM4 will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems. Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec have announced a joint-venture partnership in which TM4 Inc., a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems. As part …

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ABB to power new Virgin Voyages cruise ship fleet with highest energy efficiency

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ABB to supply the complete electric power and propulsion package for the Virgin Voyages’ new fleet The initial Virgin Voyages vessel, due for delivery in 2020, will be the first of a fleet of three innovative ships designed and built with environmental responsibility in mind. Each of the 110,000 gross …

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SKF and Romax host the first eDSIM conference

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SKF and Romax Technology will host the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference, taking place on September 25-26 in Germany Sweden’s SKF and UK’s Romax have developed simulation programmes that reproduce the drive train as a complete system, taking all interactions into account. The companies share the notion that simulation-led …

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